The ROI of smart

Electrical energy distribution offers an indispensable contribution to modern world and life.

We all implicitly know it, to the extent to perceive it as something granted and obvious, maybe underestimating the technical complexity behind, and the importance of safety of Electrical installation, especially in environments with people presence.

Watch this video to discover more about ABB's Energy Distribution Safety and Protection solutions.


Keep your people and equipment safe

Safeguard all aspects of your operations through effective, comprehensive protection

  • Residual current devices - RCDs

    Ultimate protection of people and equipment

    When it comes to electrical hazards, prevention depends on reliability and safety of the electric power distribution.

    An accurate protection of people and electrical equipment against leakage currents can be achieved by installing Residual Current Devices (RCDs) which detect an imbalance of the electrical flow and trip assuring indeed protection against earth fault, reducing the risk of death or serious injury and preventing the risk of fire caused by faulty wiring or other appliances.

  • Surge protective devices

    Surge and lightning protection

    Surge Protective Devices are designed to protect against transient surge conditions. Large single surge events, such as lightning, can reach hundreds of thousands of volts and can cause immediate or intermittent equipment failure. However, lightning and utility power anomalies only account for 20% of transient surges. The remaining 80% of surge activity is produced internally. Although these surges may be smaller in magnitude, they occur more frequently and with continuous exposure can degrade sensitive electronic equipment within the facility.

  • White paper

    A guide to RCDs connected in series

    It is crucial to coordinate up- and down-stream RCDs, especially in installations involving loads able to cause DC leakage currents.


  • White paper

    Earth fault protection - White paper

    Download the ABB White Paper dedicated to the protection against earth faults in low voltage installations, including the case of electric currents passing through a human body (or livestock) as a consequence of a contact with one or more hazardous live parts.

Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

We make cities smarter.

A smart city is a continuously evolving ecosystem, empowering individuals to live, work and move in a safer, smarter and more sustainable way. Innovations from ABB support aspirations for improved quality of life, safety, efficiency and sustainability.

By leveraging achievements in digital and operational technologies, ABB helps societies to manage the pressures of rapid urbanization and to meet the growing demand for sustainable, intelligent and reliable energy and water supply, transportation solutions, buildings and industries.