Emerging technologies can offer an impressive level of control and monitoring detail on the performance and operating characteristic of a power system. Although this represents a significant opportunity for advanced system operation functions, the volume of potential data can pose challenges in its utilization and management. Quanta Technology’s industry and technical experts can assist with these efforts, providing practical expertise on the optimal way to utilize and manage the data to achieve customer goals. Our unique approach, combining technical expertise with process and software tool development capabilities offer our customers a complete solution to data management and utilization.
CORE® Data Manager Tools
Automated Reporting and Modeling of Simulation Software
In order to address the growing complexity of modern protective devices, Quanta Technology has developed the CORE® suite of software tools. The CORE® suite of tools addresses the new challenges related to Compliance, Operations, Reliability, and Engineering that utility companies face due to the evolving nature of power grids and associated regulatory requirements. With the growing number of NERC PRC and CIP standards, utilities are tasked with extracting large amounts of specialized data from many different sources. In response to this growing need, Quanta Technology has developed the CORE® Data Manager tools in collaboration with utility partners. These tools address many data-related problems, including digitizing protective device settings, interpreting power systems data, automatic modeling of devices (e.g. relays, reclosers) in short-circuit calculation tools, and comprehensive compliance reporting with a mouse click.
CORE® Data Manager Tools Service Offerings
Maintaining an up-to-date short-circuit model is essential to obtain accurate study results for relay engineers. Manually building and maintaining a model is both time- and labor-intensive. As settings for new and existing devices are continually being issued, a tremendous amount of time may be past before those changes are properly reflected in the short-circuit software.
The CORE® Data Manager tools can also automatically create customized relay settings summary reports for large quantities of relay data, saving considerable time and engineering cost. Other service offerings for the CORE® Data Manager include: Integrated Capacity Assessment Protection Report, Firmware ID Report, Minimum Trip Report, PRC-023 Compliance Evaluation, and CIP-010 Compliance Evaluation.
Why Quanta Technology
The CORE® Data Manager tool is built on years of experience by Quanta Technology’s power system and automation experts. The CORE® Data Manager is used by multiple utilities in North America and has demonstrated dramatic improvements in efficiency across multiple projects.
Automated Data Import (ADI) Module
The ADI is one of the CORE™ Data Manager modules that automatically extracts protection data from settings repositories, interprets protection settings and functions, and implement protection model into a short-circuit software tool. Utility’s protection philosophy is integrated into the ADI to enable the selection of protection schemes and the correct relay settings to be imported to the short-circuit model. The ADI can even implement complex communication-based protection schemes in several power systems protection software tools.
Relay mapping intelligence understands settings from many relay manufacturers: SEL (.RDB, .MDB), GE (.URS), ABB (.TPU), Siemens (XML), and many more.
➣ Direct Interface with Protection Data Sources
- ENOSERV PowerBase
- ASPEN Relay Database
- Shared drives and folder structures
➣ Automated Protection Model Data Import
- ASPEN OneLiner
- Siemens PSS®CAPE
- Eaton CYME
- DNV-GL Synergi Electric
➣ Automated Modeling of Protection Schemes