• Energy – case study

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    Deployment of 61850 library on EMH’s and MTE’s HYDROCAL devices

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    EMH/MTE is a Swiss/German manufacturer of high voltage power transformer monitoring devices. Power transformers belong to the most expensive equipment of the high voltage grid infrastructure. Their damages might result not only in a very costly overhauls but also in blackouts. This is why, it is so important to constantly monitor the health of the transformers. The most efficient way to do this is by analyzing the gases dissolved in the transformer oil. Early detection of some irregularities helps to take protective actions.

    The HYDROCAL 100x device family from EMH facilitates power transformer maintenance by measuring moisture of the oil (H20) and gasses like Hydrogen (H2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Acetylene (C2H2) and Ethylene (C2H4) etc. which are dissolved in the transformer oil.

    CHALLENGE

    Besides monitoring the health of the transformer, it is also very important to communicate this information in real time to control centers or SCADA systems, so that appropriate actions are taken when necessary. This is why EMH/MTE decided to implement the IEC 61850 protocol, which offers several ways of communication between devices working in the grid. Measurements can be delivered using sampled values (SMV) protocol, or via reporting which is one of the features of client/server MMS protocol. At the beginning EMH/MTE were using protocol conversion gateways to enable IEC 61850 server for its devices, however due to the cost effectiveness in the long run customer decided to replace it with software solution integrated within the device. The challenge was related to the fact that HYDROCAL devices do not feature any operating system but they use a proprietary TCP/IP stack.

    WHY JPEMBEDDED

    One of the main advantages of the IEC 61850 stack by JPEmbedded is a platform independent design which allows to setup the product virtually on any device. By using well defined abstraction layer (aka driver) it is possible to port IEC 61850 to any target (with or without OS), with relatively small effort. Thanks to this the integration of the IEC 61850 server library on HYDROCAL it turned out to be quite smooth.

    JPEmbedded currently offers a number of drivers off the shelf, and in case your device is not supported yet we are happy to assist you by providing sample drivers as well as our consulting services.

    IEC 61850 software library EMH MTE hydrocal

    Connecting Contrel device to 61850 server

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    Contrel Elettronica is an Italian manufacturer of electrical devices like energy meters, current and voltage transformers or power analyzers. With growing popularity of IEC 61850 standard, there was a need to enable connectivity between Contrel EMA-90N power analyzer and SCADA systems using this protocol.

    CHALLENGE

    Due to the fact that devices were already operating in the field and their hardware platform was optimized for the specific needs of given product, integration of IEC 61850 software library was not an option. With just 30KB of RAM available on the device, software solution was not feasible. Since EMA-90N offers Modbus RTU/TCP communication, using protocol converter turned out to be a viable solution for the problem.

    WHY JPEMBEDDED

    JPEmbedded offers a family of protocol converters for different applications, starting with PAPILIO which is a low cost option for IoT application where large volumes are expected. For applications which require support of redundancy protocols APIS module could be an alternative. Finally at the high end there is Crabro which could be equipped with wireless communication or fiber Ethernet. It turned out that PAPILIO module in terms of functionality perfectly meets the requirements of Contrel. Additionaly JPEmbedded customised the baseboard so that it fits the housing of the product it is used with.

    JPE 61850 Papilio protocol converter EMA 90N Contrel

     

  • JPE 61850 Papilio

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    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – papilio gateway is a cost-saving, hardware solution allowing integration of various IoT (Internet of Things) devices and IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) with the grid. The product is available as an electronic module to integrate into own device.

    Key features:

    • Conversion of MQTT, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP and IEC 60870-5-103 to IEC 61850.
    • Certified IEC 61850 stack.
    • Full IEC 61850 support including MMS, GOOSE, and SV communication.
    • User-friendly configuration interface.
    • Connection of a multiple devices to the IEC 61850 network at the same time (one-to-many).
    • Low-cost solution.
    • Intuitive, fast configuration and mapping with our Drosera application.

    If you would like to know more about our IEC 61850 gateway you can download the product datasheet here.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.

  • JPE 61850 Apis

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    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – apis enables communication between the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED’s)operating in IEC 61850 networks and other devices which do not support this standard. It converts the most popular protocols like Modbus, 60870-5-103, 60870-5-104, DNP3, MQTT, Profinet to IEC 61850. Gateway may be ordered as a standalone product, easily mountable at din-rail or, as a hardware module to integrate in the device.

    IEC 61850 is an international standard describing data model and communication services for power grid devices. IEC 61850 improves interoperability between systems provided by diverse manufacturers.

    Key features:

    • Conversion of various protocols (Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP,IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3, MQTT, Profinet) to IEC 61850
    • Certified IEC 61850 stack
    • Support of MMS, GOOSE and SV communication
    • Secure communication according to IEC 62351
    • Different physical interfaces: CAN, I2C, SPI, RS 485, Ethernet
    • Manageable switch with two ports

    Gateways:

    • IEC 60870-5-103 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • IEC 60870-5-104 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • Modbus TCP/RTU to IEC 61850 gateway
    • DNP3 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • MQTT to IEC 61850 gateway
    • Profinet to IEC 61850 gateway

    If you would like to know more about our JPE 61850 – apis you can download product datasheet here.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.

  • JPE 61850 Crabro

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    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – Crabro is the most advanced module offered by JPEmbedded. It converts the most popular protocols IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-103/104, OPC-UA, Modbus, and offers PRP/HSR redundancy. The product enables wireless BT, GSM, wifi communication, and cybersecurity according to IEC 62351.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.

Tag: #Hardware

    Deployment of 61850 library on EMH’s and MTE’s HYDROCAL devices

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    EMH/MTE is a Swiss/German manufacturer of high voltage power transformer monitoring devices. Power transformers belong to the most expensive equipment of the high voltage grid infrastructure. Their damages might result not only in a very costly overhauls but also in blackouts. This is why, it is so important to constantly monitor the health of the transformers. The most efficient way to do this is by analyzing the gases dissolved in the transformer oil. Early detection of some irregularities helps to take protective actions.

    The HYDROCAL 100x device family from EMH facilitates power transformer maintenance by measuring moisture of the oil (H20) and gasses like Hydrogen (H2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Acetylene (C2H2) and Ethylene (C2H4) etc. which are dissolved in the transformer oil.

    CHALLENGE

    Besides monitoring the health of the transformer, it is also very important to communicate this information in real time to control centers or SCADA systems, so that appropriate actions are taken when necessary. This is why EMH/MTE decided to implement the IEC 61850 protocol, which offers several ways of communication between devices working in the grid. Measurements can be delivered using sampled values (SMV) protocol, or via reporting which is one of the features of client/server MMS protocol. At the beginning EMH/MTE were using protocol conversion gateways to enable IEC 61850 server for its devices, however due to the cost effectiveness in the long run customer decided to replace it with software solution integrated within the device. The challenge was related to the fact that HYDROCAL devices do not feature any operating system but they use a proprietary TCP/IP stack.

    WHY JPEMBEDDED

    One of the main advantages of the IEC 61850 stack by JPEmbedded is a platform independent design which allows to setup the product virtually on any device. By using well defined abstraction layer (aka driver) it is possible to port IEC 61850 to any target (with or without OS), with relatively small effort. Thanks to this the integration of the IEC 61850 server library on HYDROCAL it turned out to be quite smooth.

    JPEmbedded currently offers a number of drivers off the shelf, and in case your device is not supported yet we are happy to assist you by providing sample drivers as well as our consulting services.

    IEC 61850 software library EMH MTE hydrocal

    Connecting Contrel device to 61850 server

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    Contrel Elettronica is an Italian manufacturer of electrical devices like energy meters, current and voltage transformers or power analyzers. With growing popularity of IEC 61850 standard, there was a need to enable connectivity between Contrel EMA-90N power analyzer and SCADA systems using this protocol.

    CHALLENGE

    Due to the fact that devices were already operating in the field and their hardware platform was optimized for the specific needs of given product, integration of IEC 61850 software library was not an option. With just 30KB of RAM available on the device, software solution was not feasible. Since EMA-90N offers Modbus RTU/TCP communication, using protocol converter turned out to be a viable solution for the problem.

    WHY JPEMBEDDED

    JPEmbedded offers a family of protocol converters for different applications, starting with PAPILIO which is a low cost option for IoT application where large volumes are expected. For applications which require support of redundancy protocols APIS module could be an alternative. Finally at the high end there is Crabro which could be equipped with wireless communication or fiber Ethernet. It turned out that PAPILIO module in terms of functionality perfectly meets the requirements of Contrel. Additionaly JPEmbedded customised the baseboard so that it fits the housing of the product it is used with.

    JPE 61850 Papilio protocol converter EMA 90N Contrel

     

    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – papilio gateway is a cost-saving, hardware solution allowing integration of various IoT (Internet of Things) devices and IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices) with the grid. The product is available as an electronic module to integrate into own device.

    Key features:

    • Conversion of MQTT, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP and IEC 60870-5-103 to IEC 61850.
    • Certified IEC 61850 stack.
    • Full IEC 61850 support including MMS, GOOSE, and SV communication.
    • User-friendly configuration interface.
    • Connection of a multiple devices to the IEC 61850 network at the same time (one-to-many).
    • Low-cost solution.
    • Intuitive, fast configuration and mapping with our Drosera application.

    If you would like to know more about our IEC 61850 gateway you can download the product datasheet here.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.

    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – apis enables communication between the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED’s)operating in IEC 61850 networks and other devices which do not support this standard. It converts the most popular protocols like Modbus, 60870-5-103, 60870-5-104, DNP3, MQTT, Profinet to IEC 61850. Gateway may be ordered as a standalone product, easily mountable at din-rail or, as a hardware module to integrate in the device.

    IEC 61850 is an international standard describing data model and communication services for power grid devices. IEC 61850 improves interoperability between systems provided by diverse manufacturers.

    Key features:

    • Conversion of various protocols (Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP,IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3, MQTT, Profinet) to IEC 61850
    • Certified IEC 61850 stack
    • Support of MMS, GOOSE and SV communication
    • Secure communication according to IEC 62351
    • Different physical interfaces: CAN, I2C, SPI, RS 485, Ethernet
    • Manageable switch with two ports

    Gateways:

    • IEC 60870-5-103 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • IEC 60870-5-104 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • Modbus TCP/RTU to IEC 61850 gateway
    • DNP3 to IEC 61850 gateway
    • MQTT to IEC 61850 gateway
    • Profinet to IEC 61850 gateway

    If you would like to know more about our JPE 61850 – apis you can download product datasheet here.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.

    JPEmbedded’s JPE 61850 – Crabro is the most advanced module offered by JPEmbedded. It converts the most popular protocols IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-103/104, OPC-UA, Modbus, and offers PRP/HSR redundancy. The product enables wireless BT, GSM, wifi communication, and cybersecurity according to IEC 62351.

    For more information or price quotation requests, please contact us: sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970.