IEC 61850 University

61850 UniversityTesco has long been an active member within the IEC TC57 WG10 and is always committed to promoting and supporting the adoption of IEC 61850.

WHAT IT IS

Tesco’s 61850 University is a multi-purpose facility that provides you with the controlled environment required when completing your FAT, troubleshooting, proof-of-concept testing, training, etc.

Together with Tesco’s proficiency with IEC 61850 – and along with our Development Lab – we are your ideal partner for a safe and efficient step into the world of IEC 61850.

NEW COMERS TO IEC 61850

For those who have not entered the IEC 61850 domain, our IEC 61850 Development Lab is intended to be a facility where you can raise any type of concern/skepticism and we will do our best to simulate the circumstance and complete an exhaustive proof-of-concept test. This skepticism may come in the form of a technical query (e.g. Methods to isolate/restore GOOSE), or could be related to the engineering process, or the administrative process in terms of documenting these 61850 signals. At times this may require the use of the lab, and other times is may be the use of our consultancy services, depending on the type of query. Please feel free to submit your 61850 related query to our automation team, and we’ll do our best to put forward a recommendation that is both practical and unbiased.

TECHNICAL TRAINING & HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

The  IEC 61850 Development Lab will facilitate IEC 61850 and Substation Automation training sessions, which could include a hands-on component if desired. The design of our lab has allowed for a retractable wall that allows user to traverse between our conference room and our testing facility; minimizing the gap between fundamentals and practicalities. Having the ability to quickly go from a classroom environment to the testing environment is attractive for the individuals that are responsible for configuring the bits and the bytes. It’s also a proper setup in terms of occupational health and safety, with fully adjustable workstations. Each working station also has its own set of monitors, so the user can reference the slide material as they maneuver the IED.

TYPES OF TESTING WITHIN IEC 61850 UNIVERSITY

  1. Interoperability Testing (Vendor A – Vendor B)
  2. Interoperability Testing (Ed1 – Ed2)
  3. Proof-of-Concept Testing
  4. Factory Acceptance Testing
  5. System Performance Testing
  6. Cyber-Security Assessments
  7. New Product Evaluations
  8. Firmware/Patch Upgrade Testing (Regression Testing)

FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING IEC 61850

Head on over to the 61850 University for more information or review further detailed information on the specification from the links supplied below: