Being a significant technology upgrade, the opportunity was taken to update the HMI communications protocol from Harris HR6000, to DNP3 over IP (DNPi), as well as equipping the system with dual redundant masters, dual redundant switches, and dual communications to the RTUs. The architecture allows for connectivity to the corporate WAN. This is Transpower’s first implementation of DNPi, and is the initial step in the migration to IEC61850 protocol, using Survalent’s advanced technology.
Operator-friendly graphics are provided using Survalent’s Worldview vector-based graphics, featuring unlimited views & layers with de-cluttering plus seamless panning & zooming. Single line diagrams can use the integrated Topology Processor whereby line sections can be shown energised, de-energised, or back fed, via line colours and/or line styles. The calculation is based on the topology of the network and the current status of breakers, switches, and other circuit elements. Control panel pop-ups allow the operator to view IED front panels as if they were standing in front of them in the field.
SCADA Explorer is the friendly database editing environment for the Windows SCADA System. An intuitive graphical environment provides the user with ready access to all configuration settings. Since development time is one of the most important contributors to total cost for any HMI/SCADA project, these tools are a serious consideration when evaluating the overall cost of the system, not only initially but also when considering future enhancements, expansions, and day to day maintenance.
Survalent is a 43 year veteran in the supply of SCADA/HMI/RTU systems and Substation Automation Solutions Worldwide. Personnel include highly experienced SCADA software development engineers operating from Toronto Canada, Skopje Macedonia, and Jakarta Indonesia.