Power and automation technology group ABB has launched its 72.5kV ENK series gas insulated switchgear (GIS).

Key attributes of this high voltage switchgear include a 25% smaller footprint compared to existing products with similar performance, and a 50% reduction in the amount of SF6 gas used, the company said.

The design includes advanced plug-and-switch technology and an intelligent secondary interface to meet future smart grid requirements.

New features improve ease of operation, such as ready access to the operating mechanism from the front panel and current transformers located outside the gas compartment, ABB said.

The switchgear is available up to 2,500-ampere rated current and 40-kilo ampere short circuit current (current generated during a fault), in versions conforming to IEC and IEEE standards.