New power or transformer stations increasingly rely on devices compatible with the IEC 61850 standard. Modern systems which satisfy this new communication standard are also implemented whenever obsolete or defective control and management systems are replaced. The use of devices compatible with the IEC 61850 standard in a power or transformer station presents a challenge to many system integrators. While interoperability is ensured when the devices used are all made by the same manufacturer, system integrators may have to fall back on devices from different manufacturers that offer better or extended functions. In such situations, there is no guarantee of the interoperability of the devices produced by different manufacturers.
The IEC 61850 is an extensive standard and the conformity of a device according to this standard does not necessarily imply the interoperability with devices from different manufacturers. How can we determine the compatibility of the devices made by different manufacturers? Is it best to rely on the information provided by the manufacturer? Do manufacturers provide such information in the first place? Who can help in case of interoperability problems between devices supplied by various manufacturers?
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We test your devices for their interoperability with others and ensure that an exchange of data between systems of different manufacturers is possible.
We verify that all devices in the smart grid can intercommunicate.