Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays


Schneider Electric releases recyclable FBX switchgear

June 2014 Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

Schneider Electric has announced the release of its FBX gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), a fully sulphur hexafluoride gas (SF6) insulated switchboard for secondary distribution networks, in the southern African region.

According to Amith Ganasram, product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa, the switchboard offers protection through a fuse combination or a vacuum circuit-breaker. “Important for businesses conscious of their sustainability footprint, is that the FBX is kind to the environment and is fully recyclable.”

He explains that the FBX GIS, in its compact version, FBX-C, acts as a Ring Main Unit and includes up to five different functions into a single tank, which can easily be integrated into a substation or wind tower mast.

“In its extensible version, FBX-E, it becomes a fully modular switchboard that is suitable for industrial applications. It is innovative and safe. It is also noteworthy that it is not sensitive to the environment, virtually maintenance free and very easy to install and operate,” he says.

The switchboard’s internal arc containment is up to 25 kA 1s, which is significant as arcing causes the decomposition of very small amounts of SF6 gas. In addition, it offers rated voltage of 12/ 17,5 /24 kV, busbar rated current of 630/ 1250 A and feeder rated current of 630 A.

It is also compact and can be remotely controlled and monitored through an RCX-ITI remote terminal.

“Schneider Electric’s FBX GIS is compliant with the stringent requirements of IEC 62271-200; subsequently, the switchboard is a profitable investment for our future,” concludes Ganasram.

For more information contact Ntombi Mhangwani, Schneider Electric South Africa, +27 (0)11 254 6400, ntombi.mhangwani@schneider-electric.com, www.schneider-electric.com


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Schneider Electric announces a new era of control
June 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa , PLCs, DCSs & Controllers
Schneider Electric’s new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) features redundant processors, native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded into its core. It combines ...

Read more...
Mimic’s SH300 text display for PLCs
June 2019, Mimic Components , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Mimic Components’ SH-300 with text display is a long standing and reliable electronic device for programmable PLCs and other intelligent controllers equipped with a communication interface. It also functions ...

Read more...
A switch for the next ­generation network
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, IAC - Industrial Automation & Control , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
The Hirschmann BOBCAT Switch is a compact managed switch. It is the first appliance to provide advanced security and real-time communication through time sensitive networking (TSN) technology on all of ...

Read more...
Industrial signal conditioner
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, ESTEQ Test & Measurement , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Setting new standards in industrial process control, ESTEQ’s ClipX signal conditioner adapts to each measurement task, whether it is used with single- or multiple-channel applications, in manufacturing ...

Read more...
Specialised control components
May 2019, Mimic Components , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Mimic Components supplies specialised control components. As a leader in LED pilot lights and filament lamp replacements, the company is now able to accommodate clients with specific requirements in the ...

Read more...
Specialised control components
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Mimic Components , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Mimic Components supplies specialised control components. As a leader in LED pilot lights and filament lamp replacements, the company is now able to accommodate clients with specific requirements in the ...

Read more...
Alarm visualisation by Omniflex
April 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Plant diagnostics is a key element to ongoing plant reliability and productivity. Identifying some plant abnormalities is akin to spotting an individual animal in a herd of moving animals. It is dynamic ...

Read more...
Advanced programmable time switch technology
April 2019, Legrand , Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
Legrand’s AlphaRex3 and MicroRex time switches are designed for easy programming and ensure high clock precision in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Based on advanced time switch technology, ...

Read more...
Protect critical power assets
March 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa , IT in Manufacturing
Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Power 2.0 compliant with latest cybersecurity standards.

Read more...
Blockchain enhances traceability and safety in food production
March 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa , IT in Manufacturing
Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost some $77 billion per annum, including ...

Read more...