Monitoring electricity panels – Riyadh Municipality – KSA

Key Features:

The demand for a range of new power sources to address resource shortages and climate change while meeting consumer expectations is propelling the sector of electricity and utilities to develop at a high rate. Manufacturers need to use the latest technology to sustain a high growth rate and enhance the service they deliver to customers to stay up with these developments.

The Challenges

• Convert the data from electricity panels from IEC 61850 protocol to Modbus RTU protocol to be transmitted to the SCADA system.
• Industrial gateway product with strong EMC protection.
• Ruggedized to withstand operation in harsh environment.

The Solution

After an in-depth review, Xceltra provided Riyadh Municipality with a ruggedised Industrial Protocol Gateway that converts from IEC 61850 protocol to Modbus RTU protocol. This ensures interoperability and seamless connectivity between the SCADA system and the electricity panels. The software modularity feature offers future scalability to the solution. Thanks to its wide temperature operation, the gateway can withstand harsh environmental conditions. It also proved to be a highly cost-effective solution.

Key Features:

• Dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, PoE PD
• 1-port RS-232/422/485, baud rate up to 921.6 Kbps
• IP30 Metal housing with Aluminum heat sink
• Strong EMC protection, works in environments from -40 to 85°C
• Same hardware platform for different protocol conversion (Modbus TCP/RTU/ASCII, DNP3.0 TCP or serial, IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61850)
• User friendly configuration with a Java-Based Windows utility
• Embedded IPsec, PPTP and OpenVPN for enhanced security
• Redundancy through embedded RSTP Protocol

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