In August 2020, SEL released the SEL-400G Advanced Generator Protection System with the new software tool SEL Grid Configurator. The relay now also supports acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software, providing another option for configuring, commissioning and managing devices.
SEL powerMAX prevents blackouts and keeps critical processes online using advanced protection and control technologies. On December 9, 2020, SEL engineers will present the first webinar in a two-part series about how SEL powerMAX works.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewall, a new security solution that is customized to your specifications by the SEL Engineering Services team. This firewall broadens SEL’s portfolio of cyber-defense solutions for critical operational technology (OT) networks. For utilities and industrial customers looking to build stronger security perimeters around their substations, SEL UTM provides advanced firewall and router capabilities.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-700BT Motor Bus Transfer Relay, a purpose-built relay which offers comprehensive bus transfer and protection for critical process environments that require a continuous and reliable supply of electric power.
SEL time-domain relays offer more than ultra-high-speed line protection. On November 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), SEL engineers will look beyond the protection functions in the new SEL-T401L Ultra-High-Speed Line Relay to discuss its additional capabilities. Attendees will learn about high-fidelity transient recording, locating faults within one tower span with traveling-wave-based fault locating and continuous line monitoring for detecting incipient events.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-RPM Redundant Power Module, a reliable and simple multisource module to power protection, monitoring and control equipment.
SEL has released the SEL-2742S Software-Defined Network Switch. With this release, utility and industrial network engineers have a choice of 19" rack mounting (with the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch) or DIN-rail or surface mounting (with the SEL-2742S) for their software-defined networking (SDN) switch hardware.
Three new protocols are now available for the SEL-849 Motor Management Relay: EtherNet/IP, the IEC 62439 Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) and DNP3. With these additions, the multipurpose protection and control relay can more easily be applied in industrial and utility applications.
To reduce line clutter around their substations, North Carolina’s Clayton Public Power constructed their distribution system like many other utilities: underground cables carry power to overhead lines outside the substation, which then provide service to the utility’s customers. In order to rapidly restore power and provide consistent, high-quality service, their protection scheme was programmed to automatically reclose in order to clear momentary faults on the overhead lines.
SEL software-defined networking (SDN) is delivering real-world benefits for operational technology (OT) networks, such as substation LANs. SEL SDN has been shown to strengthen cybersecurity, improve network performance for IEC 61850-based protection systems and streamline data collection for NERC CIP compliance audits. On November 4 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), SEL engineers will share the results from utility deployments worldwide.
On October 27, 2020, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is hosting the first-ever Fall Virtual Seminar, which will highlight the latest SEL solutions, features and technologies designed to help increase the efficiency, speed and simplicity of electric power systems.
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At 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on October 21, 2020, SEL engineers will present a webinar that focuses on how facilities can improve power reliability by applying the new SEL-700BT Motor Bus Transfer Relay, which transfers critical loads from a primary source to an auxiliary feeder during faults or outages on the primary feeder.
Protection, robustness, maintainability and cybersecurity — these are four key factors to successfully modernizing your substation with a digital secondary system (DSS). On October 7, 2020, SEL engineers will present a webinar to discuss how these factors apply to SEL Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology, one of SEL’s DSS solutions.
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