GE recently announced the latest release of the DS Agile Advanced Control and Monitoring System for IEC 61850 Edition 1 projects (the international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations) – DS Agile 6.4.1.
The DS Agile 6.4.1 release, featuring additional functionalities and enhancements for GE’s aView Human Machine Interface (HMI), applies to the following products from the GE MiCOM Agile Busbar Protection Relay range:
- GE MiCOM Agile P746 – Centralised MV & HV Busbar Differential Relays which provide complete protection for MV and HV busbar configurations with up to 2 zones, plus a check zone, and up to 18 terminals via a centralised one box or three box architecture
- GE MiCOM Agile P747 – Centralised Busbar Differential Relay which provides complete protection for voltage levels up to extra high voltage busbar configurations with a centralised 3-box architecture, which can accommodate up to 4 zones plus check zone and protect up to 18 terminals
- GE MiCOM Agile P74x Family – Busbar Differential Relays which offers high performance, secure and sensitive protection for all types of busbar configurations at all voltage levels. Consisting of the Agile P741, P742 and P743 relays, the P74x platform is engineered to provide a centralised or distributed architecture with CT saturation detection, dynamic topology processing algorithms and a fast reset (less than 1 cycle) circuit breaker failure element.
As exclusive distributors of the GE MiCOM Agile Busbar Protection Relay range in Australia – all backed up by our Australian-based service, support, and spare parts – we are pleased to now offer this latest release to our network.
Key Features of DS Agile 6.4.1
The additional functionalities and enhancements in the GE aView HMI provide more flexibility on deciding which information state and quality will be logged. This latest release also includes additional detailed information on command feedback, and a greater number of characters for datapoint description.
Key features on this release include:
- Improved logging and archiving management of datapoints
- User experience improvement during user login-logout process
- Alarm, event and interlock management enhancements, with user’s action traceability
- Printing facility for important information like event lists, alarm lists or graphical trends
- Digitised switchgear mechanical counters that can be set to user defined value.
A reminder of the importance of a Busbar Protection Relay
An electrical busbar is defined as a conductor or a group of conductors that are used for collecting electrical energy from incoming feeders and distributing them to outgoing feeders. Essentially, it is a type of electrical junction in which all incoming and outgoing electrical current meets. An electrical busbar collects the electrical energy at one location. When a fault occurs in any section of the busbar, all circuit equipment connected to that section must be tripped to give complete isolation in the shortest possible time. There are several types of busbar arrangements, and the choice of arrangement depends on factors such as system voltage, the position of a substation in the system, reliability of supply, flexibility and cost.
When assessing the ideal busbar relay for your facility or substation, we take as broad and detailed a view as possible to determine how best to meet your needs. The following are the electrical considerations governing the selection of any one arrangement for optimal performance:
- The busbar arrangement must be simple and easy to maintain
- It must have the provision of extension with the load growth
- The installation should be as economical as possible, keeping in view the needs and continuity of supply
- There is the availability of alternative arrangements in the event of an outage of any of the apparatus.
Our expert engineers will perform a full on-site assessment of your infrastructure and power consumption to accurately determine the precise arrangement that you need. Contact us for more information or call 1800 987 616 today.