MET Labs’ James Bojorquez was in attendance and took these notes:
Much of the presentation recounted the history of how IEEE 1613-2003 “Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communication Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations” was developed in 11 months.
This standard was developed with Class 1 & Class 2 specifications:
- Class 1 devices are allowed to experience data errors, loss or delays when exposed to EMI stress
- Class 2 devices must provide error-free operation when exposed to EMI stress
Neither class may experience any permanent damage under EMI stress.
Next is a Project Authorization Request (PAR) to extend the scope of IEEE 1613 to “In Electric Power Facilities” and add a communication profile for communications via RF to be underway during each of the four transient tests.
Tengdin was one of the U.S. members of IEC TC57 WG 10-11-12 that developed IEC 61850 “Communication Networks and Systems in Substations”. According to a new industry report from GlobalData, the global market for IEC 61850 compliant routers and switches is at an introductory stage, with growth concentrated in specific regions.
On a side note, MET Laboratories has experience testing to the three major requirements of IEC 61850-3: EMI, wide temperature, and shock and vibration resistance.
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