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Electricity distribution & transmission system


Intelligent use of energy through Smart Grid

To increase the amount of renewable energy power used in the network, it must be effectively transmitted and distributed using grids linking wind turbines. The expansion of small distribution systems is essential and regional utilities need to invest in new power plants, photovoltaic energy sources and wind turbines to integrate these into the network.

As well as the construction of new power lines, Smart Grids are needed to provide the missing link enabling the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. These modern power networks will bring reliable renewable energy to customers. Consumption in households and businesses can then be adapted to optimise the most convenient times and network loads.

3M technologies help power transmission

3M has developed an innovative solution to increase the transmission capacity of electricity without the need to build new power lines. 3M™ ACCR (Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced) is a lightweight, high-voltage aluminum conductor that has twice the power capacity of conventional conductors with a steel core. It can be used for a wide range of situations, including covering large mast distances and difficult terrain.

Support for smart meters

Once energy reaches the consumer, technologies such as smart meters are vital to ensure that it is used in the most efficient way. These reply on a complex interplay between energy producers and consumers based on innovative information and communication technologies (ICT).

3M has extensive know-how that supports the creation of these networks. With its wide range of high performance components for network management, automation and measurement systems, the company has an important role to play in this development.

Transmission / distribution
Transmission / distribution

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QT-III

3M™ Sensored Cable Accessories

A highly accurate voltage and current measurement system.

3M’s patented, highly accurate, voltage and current sensors are designed to work with transformers and in both, air and gas insulated switch gears. Although primarily intended for easy retrofit with minimal invasive work in secondary substations, these sensors can also be used when putting up a new station.

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QT-III

3M™ sIMS

sIMS is a smart Infrastructure Management System which provides web enabled, centrally supervised access control and monitoring for critical telecom and energy grid assets in outdoor locations. It continues to function even when an internet connection is unavailable.

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QS20

3M™ QS20

Solutions that will make your work easier Globally, we constantly develop new innovative Products that contribute to the success of our customers. Efficiency, reliability and ease to use are requirements that our products in largely achieve. That is why we advence our medium voltage inline splices and provide you with the QS 20 a cold shrink medium voltage inline splice for 1-Core XLPE-cable, with an integrated plug connector. The plug connector provides a simple and secure installation.

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Novec1230

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

Fire can break out anywhere, at any time. That’s why thousands of fire protection professionals around the world like you rely on 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid to keep computer rooms, control centers, document storage vaults, substations, wind turbines and other essential facilities safely up and running.

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Novec

3M™ Novec™ Cooling

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids, nonflammable and non-corrosive, offer an outstanding balance of heat transfer efficiency, low environmental impact and worker safety. Because of this, these inert cooling fluids are widely used for thermal management.

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accer

3M™ ACCR

3M™ ACCR is an overhead transmission conductor that can double the capacity of an existing line without exceeding existing towers' mechanical or clearance limits.

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3M™ Window Films

3M™ Window Films

3M is a leading manufacturer of sun control window films. Energy costs typically represent 30% of a building’s annual budget. Rising energy bills and the introduction of carbon reduction targets, have focused building owners on finding ways to reduce their energy bills.

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