Automation software for the energy and utilities sectors
In order to satisfy the growing demand for information in the energy sector, the main actors of the market such as power plants and electrical substations require more and more complex protocols and control applications. All primary and secondary equipment, such as electrical transformers, electrical autotransformers or high voltage circuit breakers are concerned.
straton : a software dedicated to the Energy and Utilities market
Automation systems must provide more and more information to the control room and other management systems. In order to provide access between systems and components, a number of standards have been developed: DNP3, IEC 60870-101, IEC 60870-104, IEC 61850 and IEC 61400.
straton is compatible with these standards to allow you to integrate quickly with a proven and certified solution. In addition, our protocols include support for the latest cyber security developments (IEC 62443 and IEC 62351).
STRATON AUTOMATION provides not only the protocol stack, but also the configuration and debugging tools that allow RTU manufacturers to quickly develop a new generation of products. For example for the 61850:
- IEC 61850-6: SCL Editor
- IEC 61850 Client and Server
- IEC 61850-7-410/420 and IEC 61400: Sector-specific logic nodes
- IEC 61850 Client : Test tool integrated to the Editor
Each case is specific, so the classic tools must be completed by very specific tools (for example related to energy protocols), dedicated to the hardware device and the use case.
Our platform allows to quickly configure such network architectures with the possibility to easily insert them in a more global architecture.
Tools developped and designed for utility actors :
- Development environment (Editor)
- Functional block library to facilitate and reduce programming time
- Automatic IEC 61131-3 project generator
- Import tools for third party applications
- SCL editor
- Debugging tools (graphics, Client 61850…)
- XML import/export of any project element
- Command line operations (compilation, import/export…)
Ensure application redundancy and security
Safety and reliability are the key issues in energy distribution. RTUs and BCUs need to provide a simple mean for application security and redundancy. With straton, users can easily configure their applications to operate in redundant mode.
Our collaboration with Brodersen started more than 15 years ago with an older generation of controllers. It did not take long to change the architecture for its new RTU32 product. Over the years, the company has taken advantage of STRATON AUTOMATION’s excellent energy stacks for the integration of the IEC 61850 protocol – the global standard for communication in power generation and distribution.
“We were already using the straton Runtime as the PLC core in our RTU32 series, and the integration of the IEC61850 standard took only a few days!”Read more
“Certifying a product line is a big challenge for a company and a step towards the future. Thanks to the straton tools and the support of COPA-DATA, we passed the certification for this evolution of the standard more serenely. After Edition 1 in 2014, SEPCOS is now certified by DNV GL for Edition 2, which allows us to provide a complete, secure and tailored solution to our customers.”Read more