Wednesday, February 1, 2012

U.S. System Integrator opened Test Facility for IEC 61850

Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City, MO) has invested in a new lab for technologies like IEC 61850 to offer a “work bench” for their employees and their clients. The lab supports GOOSE, MMS, and Sampled Values messaging.

The lab helps “tying IEC-61850 to the power line carrier and integrating advanced protection and control systems with legacy equipment using RS-232 and DNP interfaces.

This way they will gain crucial experience with the new standard series IEC 61850 –this is what you see in the factory automation domain where a lot of “filedbus X” competence centers are offering services for specific fieldbus technologies.

Click HERE for the press release (2012-01-27).

Burns & McDonnell is involved in an upgrade project with 19 substations using IEC 61850 technology, 2010 – 2016:

“Burns & McDonnell is responsible for detailed design including Northeast Utilities’ new Next Generation Substation Protection & Controls. The new P&C system integrates relays, SCADA equipment and yard equipment using IEC 61850 protocol, significantly reducing costly wiring.”

Click HERE for the project description.

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