- November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017 - ABB continues to build on its range of medium-voltage GIS with the launch of ZX2 AirPlus, which will be available from October 2017. The move is part of the company’s drive to offer sustainable switchgear alternatives as China looks to bolster its commitment to reduce its CO2 emissions by 2030 by 54 percent from 2010 levels. It also coincides with ABB’s 25th anniversary of its Medium Voltage Products factory located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
AirPlus is a gas mixture for medium-voltage GIS similar to ABB’s dry air technology and is a climate-friendly alternative to traditional SF6, which is a potent greenhouse gas.
ZX2 AirPlus, released earlier this year in Europe, with IEC ratings up to 36 kV is now also available in Chinese GB ratings up to 40.5 kV rated voltage and 2,000 A rated current. It is designed for primary power distribution to ensure grid reliability, efficiency and safety. The ZX0 Air was developed at ABB’s Xiamen factory and is for primary and secondary power distribution. It uses dry air, which is an eco-efficient gas mixture as an alternative to SF6. It is a mix of oxygen (O2) and nitrogen gas (N2). ZX0 Air has the same technical and reliable qualities of conventional GIS, with a global warming potential of zero. This switchgear is suitable for 12 kV single busbar applications.
ABB's relationship with China dates back to 1907, when it delivered a steam boiler to the country.
Today, ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 17,000 employees located in 139 cities, 40 local companies, and online and offline channels across over 300 cities.
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