PC software suite for advanced secondary testing
Powerful and Efficient
Test Universe is OMICRON's comprehensive and easy-to-use testing software for the CMC device family. It allows you to combine a wealth of application-optimized test modules for creating flexible and fully automated test plans that provide you with an enormous range of functions.
Its main application area is parameter-based testing covering all generations of protection devices, including electromechanical protection and multifunctional IEDs in fully digitalized switchgear systems.
Aside from protection devices, the powerful combination of the CMC and Test Universe can also test energy meters, PQ analyzers, electric transducers, voltage regulators, and many other devices with optimum efficiency.
Test Universe has a modular structure. Each module addresses a particular testing requirement and can be started directly for carrying out a simple, manual test. All modules offer automatic result assessments, e.g., according to a modeled protection characteristic or any other criteria defined by the user.
The OMICRON Control Center (OCC) allows various test modules to be combined as required for creating unique test plans.
Test Universe automatically generates a test report for each test that contains all the test results in a secure format. This test report ensures that the assessment is traceable and that the test can be repeated. It can also be adapted to suit your organization’s needs.
Test Universe is available in 16 languages. Switch between languages whenever you want. The language used for the test report can also be amended retrospectively.
With its PTL (Protection Testing Library), OMICRON provides you with an appropriate protection testing library. It contains a collection of predefined test plans that cover the most important test sequences for more than 400 different types of protection devices. Naturally, users can amend or extend these test plans to suit their requirements.
The test object is an essential component of every test plan, and it can be modeled by using the open XRIO file format developed by OMICRON. LinkToXRIO technology allows the test to be updated automatically whenever the XRIO parameters are modified. This means that a single automated test template is the only thing you need for testing any number of similar protection devices. Advanced users will also appreciate many of the other automation options.
Studies have shown that the degree of automation achieved by using Test Universe can reduce protection testing time by as much as 70%.
- One software package for an entire range of applications
- Quick and easy manual testing
- Fully automated testing for an efficient workflow
- Optimized modules for special applications
- Freely editable test templates for more than 400 protection relays
- Flexible test plans for virtually every conceivable test case
- Predefined test templates based on our extensive testing experience
Modules and Components
The versatile OMICRON Test Universe test modules unleash the full potential of the CMC test sets. Following you will get an overview of the most important modules and components.
OMICRON Control Center (OCC)
Combines individual test modules to create a defined test plan
Quick and easy PC-controlled manual testing
Determining magnitude, phase and frequency thresholds by ramping definitions
Determining magnitude, phase and frequency thresholds by pulse ramping definitions
Determining operating times and logical timing relations by state-based sequences
Playback and processing of COMTRADE, PL4 or CSV files
Verification of the correct marshalling and wiring of protection devices
Modules for specific protection functions
Automatic testing of positive/negative/zero sequence overcurrent characteristics
Impedance element evaluations using single-shot definitions in the Z-plane
Impedance element evaluations using automatic testing modes
Testing of the voltage dependent overcurrent starting function of distance relays
Testing of the autoreclosure function with integral fault model
Comprehensive three-phase differential relay testing
Shot tests in the P-Q power plane with automatic test assessment
Shot and ramp tests in the P-Q power plane with advanced features
Automatic testing of synchronizing devices and synchro-check relays
Module for setting the CB simulation
IEC 61850 testing
Modules for meters, transducers and PQ analyzers
Modules and tools for transient simulation
Other testing activities
Analog measurements and transient recording with the CMC 356 or CMC 256plus
Real-time measurement and signal recording for CMC 430
Simple testing of protection and measurement devices with CMC test sets
Overcurrent Characteristics Grabber
Extraction of overcurrent inverse-time characteristics from data sheet
Generation of signals with superimposed harmonics
Binary I/O Monitor
Status display of all binary inputs and outputs of the test setup
Playback of COMTRADE files, recording of binary input status
Testing of protection and measurement equipment
Protection relay testing with QuickCMC
Protection Applications - Automatic testing
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