(EnergyIndustry.Net, November 14, 2017 ) Switchgears are segmented as per the arc-quenching medium that is used within the equipment. Various types of arc-quenching medium include air, SF6 gas, and oil. With the emergence of hybrid switchgear technology in the late 1990s, the equipment incorporated two different technologies in its operation. One was the use of gas for arc quenching purpose, while air-insulation technology was adopted for bus bars to be connected to other equipment present in a high-voltage sub-station. The target is to maximize the advantages of these two existing technologies and enhance the overall operation and performance of the equipment and the connected components within the grid network.
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