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Advanced Substation Automation Lab and IEC 61850

Substation Automation System​


     Advanced Facility

    ​​Protection & Control System Verification Lab and Type Testing Services 

    Kinectrics’ Protection and Control System Verification Lab is designed to help clients meet a new set of global standards for IEC 61850 and, achieve significant savings with in-house integration and a “plug and work” approach. Kinectrics system verification lab provides comprehensive functional testing services for protection and control systems compliant with IEC 61850, and legacy protocols.

    Advanced Facility

    ·         Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) with full station and process bus   simulation

    ·         State-of-the-art Omicron CMC356 test set with full Net-1 option capability

    ·         Test suite for GOOSE, and Sample Value message generation

    ·         Background traffic simulation

    ·         Protocol analysis

    ·         Partnered for EMI, RFI compatibility

    ·         Environmental (Temperature, Humidity) Testing

    ·         End of useful life determination

    ·         Site Commissioning

     RTDS Services

    ​​Real Time Digital Simulator Services​

    Kinectrics has the advanced expertise and facilities to provide testing and consulting services using the Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS), a digital system which models the power system or any electrically-represented system and its components based on an Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) simulation approach. Real Time Digital Simulation allows equipment under test to be subjected to virtually all possible faults and operating conditions in a controlled, flexible environment. Through the real-time simulation, the equipment and system under the test experience the actual application stress in the virtual world. Kinectrics provides the following types of services using RTDS:

    •  Protection System Testing
    •  Power Electronic Hardware In Loop (HIL) testing for control systems
    • Power HIL for DER inverter, solar, and wind 
    • Microgrid and renewable energy
    • Wide area and PMU application
    • HVDC & FACTs
    •  Digital substation automation testing (IEC 61850)
    • Assessment of abnormal power system operation
    •  Problem investigation
    • Evaluate equipment suitability for specific applications
    • Establish optimal settings and/or component configurations

     IEC 61850

    ​​With expertise based on several decades of R&D and field experience in protection and control systems, Kinectrics is uniquely qualified to offer full scope, one-stop-shop services to meet your system verification, and interoperability testing needs as you move to IEC 61850 based substation automation systems. 

    1. System Integration Testing

    Testing and verifying the correctness of device configuration, project engineering, and interoperability of devices from different manufacturers.

    2. Functionality Testing

    ·         Single device protection setting, timing, zone reach testing

    ·         Multiple devices protection scheme testing involving communication

    ·         Single/multiple devices, local/remote control schema, interlocking testing

    ​3. Performance Evaluation

    Co-ordination with utilities to define performance evaluation criteria, and to conduct performance evaluation in terms of latency delay, priority handling, and single and double point of failure.

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