GARD Pro™ 61850 Gateway

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GARD Pro™ IEC 61580 Gateway

Product Description

The GARD Pro™ IEC 61850 Gateway is an option to the GARD Pro™ protection communications platform for supporting IEC 61850 Edition 2 applications. Utilities can now utilize legacy communications channels, for protection applications, between digital IEC 61850 stations. As a result, there is no need to establish secure Ethernet channels between stations as existing digital networks or Powerline Carrier may be used. Other new features include; separate station bus and process bus ports, Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) for redundant GOOSE communications, Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) for system control and status management, Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for clock synchronization and IEC 61850 Edition 2 test and simulation modes.

The GARD Pro™ IEC 61850 Gateway is based on the existing GARD 8000/Pro platform and shares much of the existing hardware. New to the GARD Pro™ IEC 61850 Gateway is a Controller module, System I/O and Midplane. Otherwise all hardware is the same.

The systems Graphical User Interface (GUI) is based on the existing GARD Pro™ interface and includes all settings and status information pertaining to the IEC 61850 application. This user interface serves as the IEC 61850 IED configuration tool and supports the importing of standard SCL files including, SCD and CID. When not connected to the device GARD Pro™ Emulator software is available for PCs and includes the same functionality.

As with all other GARD Pro™ products, the following features are included:

Easy-to-use Web Browser Interface

The GARD Pro™ System is designed with ease-of-use in mind. While high functionality and great detail is provided, the GARD Pro™ User Interface makes interaction with the device highly intuitive and handling greatly simplified.

Optional Touch Screen Display

The GARD Pro™ is available with an optional Touch Screen Display (TSD) Interface that provides the ability to monitor system status, SOE, and perform calibration and testing functions without connecting your PC.

DNP3 Support

  • Includes binary inputs, binary outputs, analog inputs and counters/li>
  • Binary inputs for all logical SOE triggers, including timestamp information/li>
  • Improved performance with faster response time and sensitivity/li>
  • Connections for up to three masters; two TCP/IP and one serial RS-485/li>

SNMP Support

  • Sends SNMP traps to 1-5 receivers
  • SNMP "Get" with v3 authenticated access for all system configuration parameters/li>

Utilization of Existing Substation Comms

  • Leverage existing teleprotection channels between digital substations without the need for secure packet networks or dedicated fiber optic channels.

Separate Station Bus and Process Bus Ports

  • Provides separate interfaces for critical GOOSE functionality and less-critical management functions. Allows for the use of isolated LANs based on application requirements.

Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP)

  • Utilizes IEC 62439-3 PRP functionality for seamless path redundancy of critical GOOSE communications.

Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS)

  • Manage the system over the station bus with MMS for system control, status and reporting.

Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Clock Sync

  • Synchronize the system clock and Sequence of Events (SOE) using IEEE 1588v2 PTP slave protocol. Functions with PRP and uses the Best Master Clock Algorithm to determine the best source.

IEC 61850 Ed.2 Test and Simulation Support

  • Seamless testing capabilities with IEC 61850 Mode and Behavior functionality. Allows for the use of simulation devices for test purposes.

SCL File Configuration

  • Configuration of publishing and subscribe parameters through a single file. Customize configuration through integrated IED configurator and extract to SCL file.

Chassis

  • 3RU or 6RU – 19” Rack Mount
  • 3RU Dimensions (HxWxD): 5.25” x 19” x 14.5”
  • 6RU Dimensions (HxWxD): 10.5” x 19” x 14.5”

System I/O Module

  • Two PRP and One Management Ethernet Port
    • Standard: Electrical 10/100Base-T
    • Optional: SFP 100Base-FX
  • BNC IRIG-B Port – Modulated/Unmodulated
  • BNC 1PPS Port
  • RS-485 2-wire/4-wire Serial DNP3
  • Optional GPS Interface – SMA Connector

Teleprotection Channel Interfaces

  • Power Line Carrier – FSK and On/Off
  • Digital Teleprotection
    • E1/T1
    • C37.94 MM/SM
    • 1300nm/1550nm MM/SM Fiber Optic
    • RS449/X.21/V.35
    • G.703 64kbps Co-directional

IEC 61850 Support

  • Mode/Behavior – On/Off/Test/Test-blocked/Blocked
  • Simulation Mode
  • GOOSE Subscription – maximum 10 IEDs
  • GOOSE Publish – Maximum 4 GOOSE control blocks
  • Adjustable GOOSE min/max time
  • Adjustable GOOSE retransmission profile and multiplier
  • Publish Reporting/Logging control blocks
  • Logical Node Support
    • LPHD
    • LLN0
    • LCCH – 1 instance per port
    • PSCH – 8 instances, OP data object
    • RBRF – 8 instances, OPEX data object
    • GGIO – 16 data objects
    • ITPC – 1 instance per teleprotection channel
    • LTMS

Files Available in the Customer Area

Please visit Operating Manuals or Product/Software Downloads to download relevant files. Requires RFL Customer Account.

  • Coming Soon

Please visit Operating Manuals or Product/Software Downloads to download relevant files. Requires RFL Customer Account.

GARD Pro™ Emulators

The RFL GARD Pro™ Emulator will simulate a complete GARD Pro™ system without the need for an actual GARD Pro™ chassis. The Emulator will allow the user to pre-configure a system by selecting which GARD Modules are included in the final system, thus allowing for a Whole Chassis Configuration to be saved and loaded into an actual GARD Pro™ chassis. Conversely Whole Chassis Configuration files saved from an actual GARD Pro™ chassis can be loaded into the Emulator. The Emulator will familiarize the user with the web driven capabilities of the GARD Pro™ System and can be used as a teaching tool in the field. The GARD Pro™ Emulator will show simulated status information. As a result, status information is actual and is not transferred between the Emulator and GARD Pro™ chassis. Note that because this is an emulator there are slight differences in menu options from an actual GARD chassis.

The Emulator Software is conveniently loaded onto the user's PC. The software, when loaded, also includes a user manual which will step you through using the Emulators. Examples of how the Emulator can interact with a GARD Pro™ chassis are also described.

Please note that there are specific versions of Emulators corresponding to the different versions of System Software that is loaded into the GARD Pro™. In order to maintain compatibility with newer versions of GARD Pro™ System Software please download and use the latest version available. Emulator software is backwards compatible with previous versions of GARD Pro™ System Software.

Please call the HPS/RFL Customer Service Department at 973-334-3100 with any questions or further assistance.

GARD Pro™ Emulators Available

  • V2.1.1.1 (x32) (coming soon)
  • V2.1.1.1 (x64) (coming soon)

Utilization of Existing Substation Comms

  • Leverage existing teleprotection channels between digital substations without the need for secure packet networks or dedicated fiber optic channels.

Separate Station Bus and Process Bus Ports

  • Provides separate interfaces for critical GOOSE functionality and less-critical management functions. Allows for the use of isolated LANs based on application requirements.

Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP)

  • Utilizes IEC 62439-3 PRP functionality for seamless path redundancy of critical GOOSE communications.

Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS)

  • Manage the system over the station bus with MMS for system control, status and reporting.

Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Clock Sync

  • Synchronize the system clock and Sequence of Events (SOE) using IEEE 1588v2 PTP slave protocol. Functions with PRP and uses the Best Master Clock Algorithm to determine the best source.

IEC 61850 Ed.2 Test and Simulation Support

  • Seamless testing capabilities with IEC 61850 Mode and Behavior functionality. Allows for the use of simulation devices for test purposes.

SCL File Configuration

  • Configuration of publishing and subscribe parameters through a single file. Customize configuration through integrated IED configurator and extract to SCL file.

Chassis

  • 3RU or 6RU – 19” Rack Mount
  • 3RU Dimensions (HxWxD): 5.25” x 19” x 14.5”
  • 6RU Dimensions (HxWxD): 10.5” x 19” x 14.5”

System I/O Module

  • Two PRP and One Management Ethernet Port
    • Standard: Electrical 10/100Base-T
    • Optional: SFP 100Base-FX
  • BNC IRIG-B Port – Modulated/Unmodulated
  • BNC 1PPS Port
  • RS-485 2-wire/4-wire Serial DNP3
  • Optional GPS Interface – SMA Connector

Teleprotection Channel Interfaces

  • Power Line Carrier – FSK and On/Off
  • Digital Teleprotection
    • E1/T1
    • C37.94 MM/SM
    • 1300nm/1550nm MM/SM Fiber Optic
    • RS449/X.21/V.35
    • G.703 64kbps Co-directional

IEC 61850 Support

  • Mode/Behavior – On/Off/Test/Test-blocked/Blocked
  • Simulation Mode
  • GOOSE Subscription – maximum 10 IEDs
  • GOOSE Publish – Maximum 4 GOOSE control blocks
  • Adjustable GOOSE min/max time
  • Adjustable GOOSE retransmission profile and multiplier
  • Publish Reporting/Logging control blocks
  • Logical Node Support
    • LPHD
    • LLN0
    • LCCH – 1 instance per port
    • PSCH – 8 instances, OP data object
    • RBRF – 8 instances, OPEX data object
    • GGIO – 16 data objects
    • ITPC – 1 instance per teleprotection channel
    • LTMS

Files Available in the Customer Area

Please visit Operating Manuals or Product/Software Downloads to download relevant files. Requires RFL Customer Account.

  • Coming Soon

Please visit Operating Manuals or Product/Software Downloads to download relevant files. Requires RFL Customer Account.

GARD Pro™ Emulators

The RFL GARD Pro™ Emulator will simulate a complete GARD Pro™ system without the need for an actual GARD Pro™ chassis. The Emulator will allow the user to pre-configure a system by selecting which GARD Modules are included in the final system, thus allowing for a Whole Chassis Configuration to be saved and loaded into an actual GARD Pro™ chassis. Conversely Whole Chassis Configuration files saved from an actual GARD Pro™ chassis can be loaded into the Emulator. The Emulator will familiarize the user with the web driven capabilities of the GARD Pro™ System and can be used as a teaching tool in the field. The GARD Pro™ Emulator will show simulated status information. As a result, status information is actual and is not transferred between the Emulator and GARD Pro™ chassis. Note that because this is an emulator there are slight differences in menu options from an actual GARD chassis.

The Emulator Software is conveniently loaded onto the user's PC. The software, when loaded, also includes a user manual which will step you through using the Emulators. Examples of how the Emulator can interact with a GARD Pro™ chassis are also described.

Please note that there are specific versions of Emulators corresponding to the different versions of System Software that is loaded into the GARD Pro™. In order to maintain compatibility with newer versions of GARD Pro™ System Software please download and use the latest version available. Emulator software is backwards compatible with previous versions of GARD Pro™ System Software.

Please call the HPS/RFL Customer Service Department at 973-334-3100 with any questions or further assistance.

GARD Pro™ Emulators Available

  • V2.1.1.1 (x32) (coming soon)
  • V2.1.1.1 (x64) (coming soon)
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