High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 3: Digital interfaces based on IEC 61850
|Publication Date:||1 March 2015|
|ICS Code (High voltage switchgear and controlgear):||29.130.10|
This part of IEC 62271 is applicable to high-voltage switchgear and controlgear for all rated voltage levels above 1 kV and assemblies thereof and specifies equipment for digital communication with other parts of the power utility automation and its impact on testing. This equipment for digital communication, replacing metal parallel wiring, can be integrated into the high-voltage switchgear, controlgear, and assemblies thereof, or can be external equipment in order to provide compliance for existing switchgear and controlgear and assemblies thereof with the standards of the IEC 61850 series.
This International Standard is a product standard based on the IEC 61850 series.It deals with all relevant aspects of switchgear and controlgear, and assemblies thereof with a serial communication interface according to the IEC 61850 series. In particular it defines:
a) a selection of the information models from the IEC 61850 series that are supported by such switchgear and controlgear, and assemblies thereof;
b) conformance classes for the set of communication services that are supported by the switchgear and controlgear, and assemblies thereof;
c) modifications and extensions to type and routine tests of switchgear and controlgear, and assemblies thereof that are required due to the serial communication interface.
The standard specifies the requirements for digital communication equipment used within high-voltage switchgear, controlgear, and assemblies thereof, as well as the relevant testing requirements.
The relevant switchgear standards of the IEC 62271 series are applicable in general, with the additional specifications described in this standard.
NOTE 1 This standard intends to promote interoperability of communication interfaces. Interchangeability is outside the scope of this standard, as there is no requirement for it. Interchangeability is also outside the scope of the IEC 61850 series.
NOTE 2 For an introduction to power utility automation communication and the related terms, definitions and models, refer to IEC 61850-1 which provides an overview of the objectives and requirements of the IEC 61850 series in general. IEC 61850-7-1 provides an overview of modelling techniques.