GE Multilin B90 – Low Impedance Bus Protection


Centralized Medium Size Bus Protection (up to 4 Zones & Check Zone)

The Multilin B90 bus protection relay, a member of the UR Family, features integrated protection and breaker failure for re-configurable MV, HV, EHV multi-section busbars with up to 24 feeders. Use one or more B90 relays together to build a flexible protection system that can be engineered to meet specific application requirements. The B90 performs fast and secure low-impedance bus protection with a sub-cycle tripping time of 0.75 cycles and 06 differential zones per phase.

  • High-speed protection algorithm for enhanced stability with trip times of 0.75 power cycle
  • Superior CT saturation detector that operates with only 2 msec of saturation-free current for enhanced through-fault stability
  • Suitable for different bus configurations, scalable architecture to protect up to 24 feeders
  • Advanced IEC61850 Ed. 1 and Ed. 2 certified implementation and complete setting in a single SCL file ensures interoperability, device management optimization and reduced cost of ownership
  • Routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE) enables GOOSE messages going beyond the substation, which enables wide area protection and control applications
  • Use high-speed communications to reduce wiring and installation costs
  • Robust network security enabling Critical Infrastructure Protection through user command logging, and dual permission access control
  • Integrated isolator position monitoring & alarming
  • Application flexibility with multiple I/O options including high density I/O, programmable logic, modularity, and specific customization
  • An integrated large, full color display, provides real-time visualization and control of the protected bay, via a bay mimic as well as annunciator functionality and graphical visualization of phasors
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The B90 bus differential relay provides fast and secure low-impedance bus protection for reconfigurable LV, HV, and EHV busbars. Use one B90 to protect up to 8 feeders and use three or more B90s together in a centralized phase-segregated architecture to protect up to 24 feeders. Many busbar applications such as single, double, triple, breaker-and-a-half, with or without transfer bus, can be protected using the B90. The B90 relay is ideally suited in applications where high-impedance schemes were typically used. Part of the Universal Relay family, the B90 comes with a variety of versatile features, truly integrating protection, monitoring, metering, communication and control in one easy-to-use device. The Universal Relay family offers a high degree of modularity in its design and functionality, providing superior performance in protection and control, while meeting the toughest requirements of the marketplace.

Key benefits:

  • Multi-zone bus differential protection with restrained and unrestrained function
  • Fast and reliable CT saturation detection
  • Breaker failure protection
  • End fault (dead zone) protection
  • Check-zone functionality
  • CT ratio mismatch compensation
  • Dynamic bus replica
  • Backup time and instantaneous over current elements
  • Under voltage function for supervision purposes
  • Supports Routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE)
  • Isolator monitoring (up to 48) and alarming
  • CT trouble monitoring
  • VT supervision
  • Metering – current, voltage, frequency
  • Oscillography – 64 samples/cycle, up to 64 records
  • Event Recorder – 1024 time tagged events, with 0.5 ms scan of digital inputs
  • Three independent 100Mbps Ethernet ports enable purpose specific LAN support that eliminates latency effect of heavy traffic protocols on mission critical communication services
  • Embedded IEEE 1588 time synch protocol support eliminates dedicated IRIG-B wiring requirements for IEDs
  • Direct I/O secures high-speed exchange of binary data between URs
  • Increase network availability by reducing failover time to zero through IEC62439-3 “PRP” support

Cyber Security – CyberSentry™ UR (FW v7.4xx)

CyberSentry enables UR devices to deliver full cyber security features that help customers to comply with NERC CIP and NITIR 7628 cyber security requirements through supporting the following core features:

  • Password Complexity
  • Supporting up to 20 alpha- numeric or special characters, UR passwords exceed NERC CIP requirements for password complexity. Individual passwords per role are available.
  • AAA Server Support (Radius)
  • Enables integration with centrally managed authentication and accounting of all user activities and uses modern industry best practices and standards that meet and exceed NERC CIP requirements for authentication and password management.
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Efficiently administrate users and roles within UR devices. The new and advanced access functions allow users to configure up to five roles for up to eight configurable users with independent passwords. The standard “Remote Authentication Dial In User Service” (Radius) is used for authentication.
  • Event Recorder (Syslog for SEM)
  • Capture all cyber security related events within a SOE element (login, logout, invalid password attempts, remote/local access, user in session, settings change, FW update, etc), and then serve and classify data by security level using standard Syslog data format. This enables UR devices integration with established SEM (Security Event Management) systems.


EnerVista™ Software

The EnerVista™ suite is an industry-leading set of software programs that simplifies every aspect of using the B90 relay. The EnerVista™ suite provides all the tools to monitor the status of the protected asset, maintain the relay, and integrate information measured by the B90 into DCS or SCADA monitoring systems. Convenient COMTRADE and Sequence of Events viewers are an integral part of the UR setup software included with every UR relay, to carry out postmortem event analysis and ensure proper protection system operation.

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