Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IEC 61850-6 (Configuration Language) Edition 2 has been published

The first part of Edition 2 of IEC 61850 has been published as International Standard:

IEC 61850-6 Edition 2 (2009-12)
Communication networks and systems for power utility automation –
Part 6: Configuration description language for communication in electrical substations related to IEDs

Click HERE for the Preview of the standard IEC 61850-6 Edition 2.

The second edition provides several crucial extensions. One extension is the way how to specify the source of a signal needed by an IED in more detail. The following slide from the NettedAutomation training shows that in the SCL file for IED B the source can be specified:

The Problem to be solved (specify comm

The list of extended details for the specification of the signal source is shown in the next slide:

 Inputs in SCL (Edition 2)

This allows to have a complete specification of the signal and how it is communicated. The specification uses a reference from the destination IED back to the source IED. The <Inputs>...</Inputs> represent a crucial part of the "wiring plan" of a substation automation system or any other automation system. 

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Automation Controls System said...

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