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ABB Distribution Solutions - LV Switchgear MNS Technical Data

Low Voltage Switchgear, ABB Distribution Solutions, MNS Digital

MNS Platform

ABB is the worldwide leader in the production of low voltage switchgears, with more than 1.5 million cubicles of the MNS system installed since the introduction to the market of this technology in 1973.

Due to strong application of the modularity concept either for the mechanical or electrical development, together with the use of unified components, it was possible to realise flexible and compact solutions at the same time.

Over the years, the MNS system has become a reference for this industrial market regarding safety, reliability and overall quality.

ABB’s comprehensive know-how of the design and construction of low voltage systems comes from its experiences in both local and global markets. This extraordinary knowledge, together with an extended network for support and assistance all around the world, makes the MNS Platform the best choice.

To integrate the LV switchboard in the electrical and automation control system of modern process plant on service 24/7, ABB switchgear can be equipped with multifunctional protection relays able to perform protection, metering, data collection and exchange the information with the plant using the industrial communication protocol like Modbus or Profibus.

Safety is one of the key points for the development of the MNS Platform – indeed all MNS systems can be supplied in “Arc Proof Version” up to 100kA along with Seismic testing, making the ABB MNS System suitable for installation in critical, harsh and extreme conditions.

Operational Safety & Availability

The MNS low voltage switchgear system has been subjected to extensive type tests in compliance with global standards. To ensure the highest possible degree of safety, ABB continues to conduct tests as part of a continuous development program. These tests are based on the most critical applications of the entire product or performance range. The results of these tests are applicable to the various low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies in accordance with IEC 61439-1 & 2; DIN EN 60439-1 (VDE 0660 Part 500).

In addition to these specifications, ABB adopted, as a standard, IEC 61641 for testing under conditions of arcing due to an internal fault. There are five criteria observed for the test and, in line with its ‘Safety Plus’ statement, ABB ensures that all five are met. In addition to these criteria, ABB also meets the additional plant protection criteria as detailed in VDE 0660 Part 500.

Operating Procedures

The company’s operating systems and procedures are fully certified to ISO 9001 requirements, the stringent environmental standards of ISO 14001 and to OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety requirements.

After Sales, Service & Maintenance

Routine servicing and maintenance of LV installations by the company’s highly qualified engineers will ensure that equipment remains safe to operate – and will minimise the risk of unexpected breakdown and interruption of supply. Cost-effective packages, carefully tailored to clients’ individual needs, can cover an extensive range of requirements.

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