Bausch Datacom will be present at European Utility Week 2014 - 4 till 6 november Amsterdam - Hall 1 Booth A76
Bausch Datacom presents a diversified portfolio of RTU's, GPRS modems, EV charging infrastructure electronics and is participating in the engineering of innovative sensor technologies for electricity substations for the years to come . The company focuses on 4 major (communication) aspects of the electricity grid: IEC 60870-5-104 SCADA communication, external meter reading communication, EV charging infrastructures and ‘Active Substation ' technology. The company can be found at Hall 1, booth A76. Please register for free entrance.
Measuring: ‘Active Substations', costeffective retrofit of innovative sensors for midvoltage infrastructures and substations.
European electricity distributors are compelled to comply with European standard EN 50160 and in many cases offer additional service level agreements to their customers in order to reduce voltage fluctuation of the required standard (norm) consumption. Lifetime and physical boundaries of infrastructure and short circuit events make it necessary to (tele)monitor mid-voltage substations. The WAN communication of these parameters is in many cases through GPRS/3G TCP/IP communication to a SCADA master set up. The ‘Active Substation' concept is generating more and more support and investments. The idea of a ‘Smart Substation' monitoring Power Quality, directional fault passage, partial discharge of transformers information etc. and communicating this information online (GPRS or 3G) to a SCADA backoffice is clearly gaining more and more terrain. Also the usage of generally accepted communication protocols (IEC 60870-5-104) is more and more part of a proven strategy.
Lifetime and physical boundaries of infrastructure and short circuit events make it necessary to (tele)monitor mid-voltage electricity cabinets.
Bausch Datacom is one of the key partners of Eandis and KU Leuven/Energyville in the further development of a patented midvoltage sensor technology. The development is supported by KIC InnoEnergy.
The technology is capable of measuring and monitoring voltage parameters at medium voltage without opening the XLPE cable to the core. The technology will result in compact and low cost sensor solutions that will be easily retrofitted in the field. The aim is to offer products in 2016/2017 worldwide.
Installation of a sensor prototype in the field.
Communicating: Modem grouping and IEC-60870-5-104 slave RTU's and modems.
Bausch Datacom specializes in modems and RTU hardware with integrated IEC 60870-5-104 protocol for SCADA applications. These products communicate as ‘slave' hardware over integrated GPRS (3G) . Aim is to offer costeffective hardware to communicate with master IEC 60870-5-104 host software such as ABB SPIDER, Clearscada and other SCADA systems. Electricity distribution companies such as Infrax (Belgium), SIG Geneva (Switzerland) use f.i. the DinBox RTU SL for the monitoring of their network. Some 5000 RTU's will be installed in 2012-2017.
On the other hand Bausch Datacom continues to develop for meter reading applications, external modems and a management system Praxis which enables the modems to be grouped and monitored remotely. Firmware updates, RSSI monitoring, changing from GSM to GPRS and vice versa, it is all possible.
Bausch Datacom specializes in communication and sensor products for the monitoring of the electricity grid and for electricity meter reading.