An updated version of protection testing software is empowering the power industry to simplify the technical and operational elements.
FREMONT, CA: A subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., Doble Engineering Company, has launched Suite v5. It is the latest version of Doble Engineering Company's protection testing software. Suite v5 has new test functions and increased automation, offering protection testing professionals with an expanded toolset designed to streamline the technical and administrative parts of their work. Protection Suite v5 reflects direct user suggestions obtained through support channels and Doble's global annual protection conferences. The v5 release increases modern testing with Doble's F6150 power system simulators, assisting users through the steps of the working processes.
Key features of Protection Suite v5 include expanded dynamic testing, increased user efficiencies, enhanced IEC 61850 testing, and new data management options. Protection Suite v5 has expanded its dynamic testing as multi-phase /multi-fault test modules have been added that feature interactive, settings-formed visual protection characteristics. New features provide testers with graphical displays of expected vs. actual relay operation details for verifications of protection frameworks and scheme logic during commissioning and routine maintenance.
New test modules and upgraded settings templates work in combination with new settings importers. Popular relay models and different file formats are supported, increasing user efficiency. Central control and supervision of test records are now available through interfaces to the PowerBase® network database management system. Companies gain abilities by standardizing their data and office-to-field processes into automated workflows that sustain informed decision-making and compliance readiness.
Doble Engineering Company is a market pioneer, partnering with electric power industry customers to mitigate risk, enhance operations, and optimize system performance. The team at Doble Engineering Company ensures that all people have reliable and secure energy. The company achieves this by being the pioneering global provider of advanced diagnostics and engineering expertise for the energy industry. The new platform, Protection Suite v5, offers many-programs-in-one for comprehensive, automated testing of protection system components and schemes.