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ABB introduces ZX2 AirPlus for power distribution

ABB introduces ZX2 AirPlus for power distribution

June 20, 2017- ABB continues to extend its AirPlus product range for medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), with the launch of the ZX2 AirPlus for primary power distribution.

The ZX2 with AirPlus insulation gas is an eco-efficient switchgear technology. This latest addition to the AirPlus series is designed for primary power distribution to ensure grid reliability, efficiency and safety.  It shares the same compact dimensions and advantages of the established ZX2 switchgear, but boasts a global warming potential (GWP) of less than one.

The ZX2 AirPlus is suitable for demanding applications in single and double busbar configurations.  It is available in IEC ratings up to 36 kV, with 31.5 kA short-circuit and 2,000 A nominal current. 

AirPlus is a fluoroketone-based gas mixture for medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and is a climate-friendly alternative to traditional SF6, which is a potent greenhouse gas.  It is the first and only ‘green’ alternative gas on the market for medium-voltage switchgear and is part of ABB’s ongoing strategy to develop eco-efficient technologies.

The first switchgear product to come to market was the SafeRing AirPlus, a secondary distribution ring main unit (RMU) available in IEC ratings up to 24 kV with 16 kA short-circuit and 630 A nominal current.

About ABB

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. 

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