) recently supplied 6 Resibloc dry-type transformers with 5,860
kilovolt amperes (kVA) in order to power the Daocheng-Yading
airport in the Sichuan Province of China. This airport is located
4,411 meters above the sea level, which is 77 meters higher than
the current record held by the Bamda airport, Tibet.
The Tibetan airport (before the Daocheng-Yading airport) was
the world's highest airport with an altitude of 4,334 meters,
having the longest runway in the world.
The Resibloc dry-type transformers assembled at the ABB's
facility in Shanghai are specifically designed to resist
challenging weather and environment given the airport's high
altitude. In addition, about 60,000 such transformers
manufactured by ABB are currently operational across the
The reason for the huge success of these transformers is that
they are safe, dependable, cost efficient and eco-friendly. The
transformers are made of fiber rovings, which enables them to
resist extreme weather conditions with temperatures falling to as
low as -60ºC or rising to as high as 50ºC. Further, they are also
The Daocheng-Yading regional airport will facilitate easier
travel between the western cities of China, relieving passengers
from a long rugged road travel. The new airport will have a
capacity to handle 500,000 passengers.
These dry-type transformers are used in applications where the
risk of fire for people and the environment need to be
eliminated. Additionally, they are designed in a manner that can
match the most stringent electrical parameters, have the ability
to cope with toughest weather conditions and require minimal
All these factors make them a preferred option for sectors
like oil and gas, marine, mining and steel, the paper and
chemical industries, in commercial and high-rise buildings as
well as in power generation and distribution.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB Ltd. is a power and
automation technology company and currently has a Zacks Rank #2
(Buy). Some other players in the same industry, which can be
considered buying at the moment are
Emerson Electric Company
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), which have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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