ABB Lummus Global, Inc. is part of a larger organization, ABB Ltd., which is headquartered in Switzerland. ABB combined two separate entities, the Swedish electrical company Allmanna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA) and Switzerland-based Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC), both of which were founded in the late 1800s.
Specializing in high-capacity transformers and electrical systems, ASEA built the world’s first 120 MVA 220kV transformer and designed the first 400 kV AC cable. BBC built Europe’s first steam turbine, the first high-speed locomotive and the first gas-insulated switchgear of specific power that was designed to increase the safety of circuit breakers in confined spaces.
The companies merged in 1988, forming ABB and establishing a headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. As a single company, the researchers, scientists and technicians of ABB continued their ground-breaking work in manufacturing and process automation.
In 1995, ABB created Lummus Global by merging ABB Global Engineering with ABB Lummus Crest. Lummus Global has long been a leader in the development of process technology for the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. The company currently operates through five business divisions: power products, power systems, discrete automation and motion, low voltage products and process automation.
For several decades, ABB manufactured many products that contained asbestos ingredients. The company incorporated this dangerous mineral into products like gaskets, valves, insulation, and other items used in generators, reactors and related technologies. As a result, ABB faced asbestos claims that eventually caused significant legal implications.
Gain access to trust funds, grants and other forms of compensation for you or your loved ones.Get Help Now
Matt Mauney is an award-winning journalist with nearly a decade of professional writing experience. He joined Asbestos.com in 2016, and he spends much of his time reading, analyzing and reporting on mesothelioma research articles to ensure people in the mesothelioma community know the latest medical advancements. Prior to joining Asbestos.com, Matt was a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. Matt also edits some of the pages on the website. He also holds a certificate in health writing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More