Communication Network Testing and Measurement
In IEC 61850 Digital Substations, Ethernet-based communication networks are the backbone of the secondary system. The integrity of the whole protection, automation, and control system highly depends on the network performance and availability. Therefore, it is essential to carry out dedicated test procedures to analyze network signals, and to ensure its correct implementation and behavior.
Merging Unit TestingShow more
Merging Unit Testing
In Digital Substations, merging units convert analog power system measurement parameters to digital signals. To ensure proper system function, it is vital to test them during selection, testing and commissioning of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Our solutions visualize and analyze published Sampled Value streams. They compare analog input values with the digitized output stream in detail to verify correct conversion.
Network Performance TestingShow more
Network Performance Testing
To identify bottlenecks and increase reliability, our solutions measure and assess the performance and bandwidth load of the communication network. Propagation delays of data packets are measured within the local substation network or between different substations.
Network Traffic MonitoringShow more
Network Traffic Monitoring
During operation of Digital Substations, our solutions detect abnormalities in the network traffic and log these events. Based on trigger conditions, they then continuously record relevant events like failures of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), configuration errors, and network problems. You get notified immediately for precise network troubleshooting.
Time Synchronization TestingShow more
Time Synchronization Testing
Time synchronization testing increases the reliability of Digital Substations. Besides correct synchronization of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), our solutions check the stability of the system in case of time source issues and during switching to a different time source in redundant setups.
Network Redundancy TestingShow more
Network Redundancy Testing
Reliability of time-critical applications on the process bus is of utmost importance for correct operation of Digital Substations. Communication network redundancy ensures proper transmission when network problems occur. To verify redundant architectures, we offer solutions to assess the behavior of the communication systems in case of network issues.
Transition to Digital Substations with OMICRONShow more
Transition to Digital Substations with OMICRON
We want to help utilities across the world to accelerate the digitalization of their power systems. The transition from conventional to digital substations requires both new tools and processes. We support you during the whole journey: with the development of system specifications, and during commissioning, operation, and maintenance.