Steam and Thermal

SEL solutions provide protection, control, integration, and synchronization of mission-critical functions for steam and thermal power generation.

Generator Protection

SEL solutions can protect individual generators or entire generation units—including step-up transformers.

SEL relays are also perfectly suited for use in cogeneration plants. They provide ideal protection for gas and steam turbines and are ready to integrate with plant control systems, so you can ensure the proper ratio of power to heat for your combined heat and power (CHP) system. Whether integrated in full-plant systems or as standalone solutions, SEL products are ideal for:

  • Comprehensive generator and step-up transformer protection.
  • Reliable communications for IEC 61850-based protection networks.
  • Automation, annunciation, precise time, and equipment-monitoring solutions.

An SEL solution can help you meet the highest standards for reliability and security—while also reducing the lifetime cost of ownership. SEL solutions are ideal for protective and cost-saving applications, such as:

  • Protection against premature turbine blade failure and cumulative metal fatigue from off-nominal frequencies.
  • Preventing turbine overheating caused by motoring conditions.
  • Integration into existing IEC 61850 protection and control schemes to reduce wiring and increase situational awareness.

SEL-400G Advanced Generator Protection System

Advanced protection for generators, generator buses, and generator step-up (GSU) transformers, all in one package. Automatically synchronize frequency, voltage, and phase control. Detect faults faster, limit generator damage, and return to service faster.

  • Comprehensive stator fault protection
  • Injection-based rotor/field winding protection (SEL-400G plus SEL-2664S Stator Ground Protection Relay and SEL-2664 Field Ground Module)
  • Synchronization to the grid
  • Metering and reporting
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SEL-700G Generator Protection Relay

A complete protection and synchronization solution for generators of any size. Flexible I/O, advanced communications capabilities, and a variety of mounting options make it ideal for upgrades and retrofits as well as new construction.

  • Current differential protection
  • Breaker wear monitoring
  • Islanding detection
  • Synchronization to the grid
  • Metering and reporting functions
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Monitoring, Control, and Integration

Communicate the relay status, stator temperature, and bearing temperature to the plant control system with SEL products.

SEL-2240 Axion

Remote data acquisition in a rugged, modular platform. Choose versions with 4 or 10 slots, and mix and match the modules to fit your application. Each Axion becomes a node in your plant control network, sending deterministic fiber-optic communications to remote terminal units (RTUs), relays, or programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

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SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC)

Our most powerful automation controller—a powerful and flexible controller built for automation and integration of protection systems, both large and small.

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Communications and Cybersecurity

SEL communications solutions help ensure that your communications networks are reliable, cybersecure, and compliant with NERC CIP auditing requirements.

ICON Integrated Communications Optical Network

A wide-area networking multiplexer optimized for utility and industrial applications. The ICON is configurable for SONET or Ethernet transport. It is also ideal for migrating legacy network technologies to a converged network solution.

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SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch

The industry’s first field-hardened software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled switch. Centralized, software-controlled traffic engineering puts you in control of your communications flows and helps secure the cyber and physical interfaces.

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Engineering Services

Let us partner with you to create an SEL solution for your system. From engineering studies and system design through commissioning and training, SEL engineers bring inventiveness and a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of electric power systems to every project. No matter how complex or sophisticated the system, we can help you protect, simplify, and control it.

Products and Service You Can Rely On

SEL products are designed and manufactured for the world’s most challenging environments, exceeding all industry standards for temperature, shock, and electric stress. An optional conformal coating for circuit boards adds an extra level of protection against contaminants in extreme environments.

Every SEL product comes with a ten-year warranty—the best in the industry. If any product fails under warranty, we’ll repair or replace it for free.

Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about SEL products, services, solutions, or support, please contact us. Our service and support professionals are ready to provide the answers you need.

Unbeatable Support

SEL support teams are stationed in regional offices around the world and staffed with application engineers who are experts in our products and in power system applications.

Technical support for SEL-manufactured devices is always free. No matter how often you need to call or how long your SEL products have been in service, you’ll reach an SEL expert who can provide the service and support you need.

Our cybersecurity team is always ready with the information and resources needed to keep your OT networks and critical systems secure and working effectively. Cyber services support contracts can include incident response, audits, system hardening, and more, depending on your anticipated needs.

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