Ingeteam has presented its new INGEPAC™ EFx BD busbar differential protection during the CIGRÉ Paris trade fair, cataloged as one of the main events in the electricity sector and which was held last August after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
Designed with the latest advances in microelectronics and communications, INGEPAC™ EFx BD acts as the central unit of busbar protection, offering a processing capacity 10 times higher than the previous series range.
Busbar differential protection is based on a distributed architecture based on the IEC 61850 standard. Control and protection INGEPAC™ EF MD bay units will serve the INGEPAC™ EFx BD central unit with the information corresponding to each bay. To make this possible, it will use an Ethernet network called process bus, with IEC 61850-9-2 standardized messages called Multicast Sampled Values for the analog measurements and GOOSE type for digital signals.
To ensure high availability and increase security, the units have redundant PRP/HSR communications, which guarantees that, in case of communication failure, there is no frame loss.
The process bus replaces traditional copper wiring with fiber optics, increasing safety, reducing cost and facilitating system engineering and maintenance.
The proposed solution protects schemes of up to 5 zones and supports 24 bays.
In addition to busbar differential protection, Ingeteam showed its solutions for the energy transmission and distribution sector at the technical exhibition, with power automation systems and grid stabilization solutions based on power electronics and synchronous condensers.