All posts by Mike Wheeler

World’s most powerful HVDC transformer

ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV (1.1 million volts) UHVDC transformer, developed and manufactured in close collaboration with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), has successfully passed a series of … Continue reading World’s most powerful HVDC transformer

New mill boosts efficiency

Grange Resources owns and operates Australia’s largest integrated iron ore mining and pellet production facility and is the country’s oldest magnetite producer. Located 100km southwest of Burnie in north-western Tasmania, is the company’s Savage River magnetite iron ore mine and concentrator. An overview of the from-mine-to-metal process at Savage river, starts with the crushed, stockpiled … Continue reading New mill boosts efficiency

Australia: short on expertise, excellent at absorbing technology

Plant Control and Automation (PCA) founder Adrian Smith will celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary next year. Having moved from Tasmania to Sydney, and having had several different posts, Smith decided he could do a better job than those he was working for so he set up his own business. “When I first arrived, I worked … Continue reading Australia: short on expertise, excellent at absorbing technology

Providing spray technology solutions to meet individual needs

When it comes to food processing, precision is key. From the obvious – making sure the ingredients are measured correctly, that health standards are met and getting to market on time, through to the more intricate details like making sure the exact amount of glaze is added to a bun or loaf of bread. These … Continue reading Providing spray technology solutions to meet individual needs