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ABB guards Slovenia hydro

Generator circuit-breakers protect key equipment at Avce facility

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ABB technology has been installed at the Avce pumped storage hydro power plant in Slovenia, the first such facility in the European country.

The Swiss giant has provided generator circuit-breakers (GCB) to protect key equipment in the hydro plant. The GCB clear potential harmful short-circuits to prevent damage and lengthy plant downtime, ABB said.

The HECPS-3S GCB unit is specifically-deisgned for pumped storage power plants and is integrated with a GMS600 monitoring system to support plant operator SENG with online asset health management.

SENG head of machine maintenance Sebastijan Bratina said: “The GMS600 monitoring system enables us to access GCB data at anytime, from anywhere via the internet. 

“Together with ABB experts, we can effectively plan our maintenance, decrease costs and prolong the lifetime of the equipment.”

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