Protection Suite PC

RTSoft Protection Suite provides a comprehensive set of integrated software modules automating Relay Protection Department activities – from Calculations to Risk-based maintenance – for Power Utilities of all types.

Critical infrastructure of every power system in the world relies heavily on operation of Relay protection devices, which are becoming more intelligent and even more complex in configuration, control and maintenance. Majority of all blackouts were root-caused by misoperation of these devices and protection systems.

RTSoft presents its unique development - Protection Suite PC, which provides a comprehensive set of integrated software modules automating Relay Protection Department activities – from Calculations to Risk-based maintenance – for Power Utilities of all types.

The Suite reduces number of power outages and blackouts through early proactive diagnostic of hidden failures in protection devices and systems.

The components of Protection Suite can be installed both in the field operation (substation) level and in the central office of each Utility.

Overview

RTSoft Protection Suite provides a comprehensive set of integrated software modules automating Relay Protection Department activities

– from Calculations to Risk-based maintenance – for Power Utilities of all types.

The Suite reduces number of power outages and blackouts through early proactive diagnostic of hidden failures in protection devices and systems.

Benefits:

  • Reduced number of power outages and system blackouts due to misoperation of relay;
  • Early proactive diagnostic of hidden failures in protection devices and systems;
  • Infrastructure and analytical support for organizing Condition-based Relay maintenance, reducing OPEX;

Key Features:

  • Automatic protection settings calculation
  • Conducting a complex of calculations for all predefined conditions on protection coordination, adjustment and sensitivity check;
  • Automation and unification of relay settings calculation from trusted resources, guidelines and standards;
  • Results aggregation to choose the best of variants in relay setting calculation;


Protection Operation Control

Automatic Protection selectivity and miscoordination check for 10000`s of calculations for all N-1, N-2 and specific contingency for grid, power stations etc.

Protection Monitoring and Diagnostic

  • Health monitoring of protection devices based on self-diagnostics, reboots data, comparison of the signals between multiple devices of the same cubicle, DC system and SCADA;

  • Advanced fault event and protection operation analysis of protection devices;

  • Relay's protection state indexes calculations and service state planning;

Protection Suite for TSO/DSO

For TSO/DSO companies we offer 4 groups of Protection Suite modules:

  • Tools for calculating and selecting relay protection settings;
  • Protection engineer knowledge library: data management on relay protection and automation life cycle;
  • Relay's protection state indexes calculations and service state planning in network control center
  • Relay protection and automation monitoring and health diagnostics;

Protection Suite reduces: 

  • the number of outages due to settings/hidden failures provisioning$
  • OPEX on Protection maintenance;
  • man-hours due to Relay lifecycle processes automation;

Protection Suite for ISO:

  • Common Power System and Relays model with actual settings in one safe place.

Protection Suite provides:

  • Automated settings calculation;
  • Wide-area protection coordination check in on-line mode;
  • Navigation of system planning experts and dispatchers with automated operation recommendations;

Protection Suite carries out:

  • cutting time on fault events analysis and reduction of man-hours during system operation planning under protection constraints;
  • reduction of efforts on protection settings calculation and verification processes;
  • boost of system observability and situational awareness increase due to instantaneous monitoring;

Protection Suite for for GenCo & Industry:

Protection Suite implements easy-to-use electrical equipment fit and automatic protection coordination functionality for complicated generator protection devices with a lot of specific functions and DC, 0.4 and 6-35 kV auxiliary supply systems.
Protection and automation monitoring and health diagnostics modules will optimize relay maintenance program.

PLS saves:

↓25-50% outages due to settings/hidden failures provisioning;

↓25-50% OPEX on Protection maintenance;

↓50-75% man-hours due to Relay lifecycle processes automation;

↓50-75% time during location of hidden failures within protection system and devices;


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