ABB makes product life cycle management easy with new solution - launching the Relay Retrofit Program


ABB's Relay Retrofit Program focuses on the smooth and controlled replacement of selected SPACOM protection relays with modern protection and control relays from the Relion® 615 product series.

Since the 1980s there is an installed base of 700,000 SPACOM relays globally. Retrofitting one of these relays the traditional way would take approximately one month, requiring considerable engineering effort and deep knowledge of both the existing and the replacement relays. With the launch of this new program, ABB has simplified and accelerated the process substantially – reducing the amount of time needed to only an hour - a fraction compared to the traditional approach. The Relay Retrofit program offers all the devices, accessories, hardware and software tools needed for a successful and timely scheduled execution of retrofit projects, thus ensuring that the downtime of production or power distribution processes is reduced to a bare minimum.

On top of the life cycle extension of medium voltage switchgear installations, retrofitting the protection relays improves the power system’s reliability and performance. The selected replacement relays all belong to the highly acclaimed Relion 615 series, ensuring an update to the latest technologies and standards. The 615 series incorporates native support for the IEC 61850 standard for communication in substations and also offer the possibility to expand the functionality of the power protection system, for example, by adding arc flash protection.

For more information, please visit Relay Retrofit Program.

Relay Retrofit Program

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