The advancements in multifunction protection devices have given plant
personnel the ability to gain valuable insight into their electrical
system in an effort to maintain continuous process power. There are many acronyms used for these systems; SCADA, PMS, PMCS, ECMS, and PALMS just to name a few. They vary, however, in functionality and complexity. These systems can perform as passive systems primarily monitoring device data and status with limited control features, or they are active systems managing power quality, load transfers, sheds, and resorations, and make
decisions based on generation capacities, power losses, and power demands.
We have broad application knowledge utilizing the latest protocols and standards when required; our latest implementations included, IEC 61850 (Electrical Substation Design standard), IEEE1588 (Precision Time Protocol), and IEC62439 (Parallel Redundancy Protocol).