The SEL-3573 connects to any IEEE C37.118 compliant phasor measurement unit (PMU) or client that adheres to the standard, such as the SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) or SEL-5078-2 synchroWAVe Central Software. It is easy to use and configure with the included PDC Assistant Software. Additionally, archiving is built into the SEL-3573, allowing you to save all PMU data on the solid-state drive (SSD) in the secure database. This ensures that no PMU data are lost if communication with the substation is disrupted. Use the PDC as part of your NERC PRC-002 disturbance monitoring system. Configure up to ten different outputs to send data to different locations or organizations, such as an independent system operator (ISO) or a regional coordinating council.
Data Concentration—Concentrate up to 120 IEEE C37.118-2005 or C37.118-2011 PMUs at rates up to 240 messages/second via 2 Ethernet and up to 26 serial ports. Configure up to ten independent output streams to provide data to the ISO, neighbor utilities, or your own engineering and operations department, using applications like SEL-5078-2 synchroWAVe Central Software.
Data Archiving—Archive data locally on the included SSD. Choose between 30, 60, 120, or 250 GB SSD options. Archives can be continuously recorded or based on PMU trigger bits. Retrieve archived data in COMTRADE or CSV formats.
Reliable Operation in Substation Environments—Reduce your cost of ownership with years of reliable operation, even in harsh substation environments. The SEL-3573 Station PDC is designed to operate over a wide temperature range of –40° to +60°C (–40° to +140°F) and has no vents or moving parts.
Secure Access—Obtain NERC CIP compliance support with individual user- and role-based account authentication, centralized user authentication using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), SEL exe-GUARD whitelist antivirus technology and mandatory access control, strong passwords, user access logs, and port auditing.
Disturbance Recording—Implement the SEL-3573 as part of your NERC PRC-002-2 Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting solution. Meet the dynamic disturbance recording requirement by archiving PMU data at 30 messages/second.
Substation Data Concentration—Integrate the SEL-3573 Station PDC as part of a wide-area synchrophasor system. Including an archiving PDC in each substation improves system security, reduces the communications bandwidth required to send PMU data, eliminates settings changes at the PMU, and guards against lost PMU data if the communications link with the substation is impacted by an event. Applications like wide-area situational awareness, angle monitoring, system stability assessment, modal analysis, disturbance recording, and more use synchrophasor data provided by SEL-3573 Station PDCs located throughout the power system.
Note: To upgrade the BIOS, download the “SEL-3355 BIOS Update” package on the SEL-3355 webpage. Installation instructions for the SEL-3573 are available in the README.txt file included in the download.
The Firmware IDs for older versions of the firmware can typically be found in Appendix A of the instruction manual.