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Digital Grid Webinars and Trainings

Optimising Relay Maintenance with SIPROTEC 5

Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time

Join us for a technical webinar that will demonstrate how to minimise the amount of maintenance effort expended on your protection system.


It's always difficult and costly to stay on top of protection relay maintenance, with many companies struggling to keep up with routine maintenance on protection systems. However, it is possible to go away from time-based (scheduled) routine maintenance systems and work to a condition based maintenance regime where many less person hours are required.


In addition to the effort involved, there is inherent risk involved in protection system testing, from open circuit CTs, links left open, accidental trips of primary plant, leaving incorrect settings on devices, etc. Is the work that you are performing on your relays improving your reliability and availability, or is it actually having the opposite effect?


Modern microprocessor based relays incorporate many self checking features, but not many engineers are aware of how to take full advantage of these features to reduce the amount of maintenance required on a protection system.


In this webinar you will learn about the self monitoring capabilities designed into a SIPROTEC 5 device, and how to incorporate these features into your secondary designs. The aim of this is to enable you to switch from a time based protection maintenance regime to a condition based maintenance system, thus reducing the amount of time spent on maintenance activities whilst actively improving your reliability and availability.


In this webinar, Daniel Abetz from the Digital Grid team at Siemens Australia will cover the following topics:

- outline the various self checking techniques of the SIPROTEC 5 platform

- highlight the difference between protection system testing and protection relay testing

- detail how these features can be used to design a maintenance free system

- demonstrate how some failure events could have been avoided

- show how process bus & GOOSE can improve reliability