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Fiber Optic Ring Upgrade

Posted by AMPED I on May 15, 2016
 

Amped I LLC is currently completing a fiber optic routing plan for a local utility to create a MUX node on an existing fiber optic ring. We will be utilizing SEL ICON equipment at the new node at an existing substation. The new node will be able to transmit data via 15-40 kilometer fiber optic laser cards installed on the rack. A fiber distribution panel will be added to creating two diverse routes out of the station to diverse splice points on the existing fiber optic ring. We will be working with the Utility, the local municipalities, and the department of transportation for permitting of the new construction. Specifications will also be provided for railroad crossings along the way. The fiber optic cable utilized is mostly ADSS ( all-dielectric self supporting) over-head type, connected onto existing electrical poles. In some sections we will be using directional bored underground fiber optic cables. The intent of the installation is to provide high speed closed circuit data connectivity between the local stations for high-speed tripping and for the collection SCADA information.

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Topics: SCADA/RTU Upgrades

Fiber Routing For Substation To Data Center

Posted by AMPED I on March 20, 2016
 

Amped I Electrical is currently completing a fiber routing plan for a local utility, between a substation and a large data center, to be utilized for DTT relay tripping and co-gen. The routing involves the use of existing manholes and direct buried HDPE along the local state highway. We assisted in the permitting process with the DOT and the local county to provide for digging and road way obstruction.

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Topics: SCADA/RTU Upgrades

Analog Telecom Circuit Program

Posted by AMPED I on November 13, 2015
 

Amped I is currently working on a distribution audio-tone replacement project in the Midwest. The utility needs to retire the telecom circuits that are currently being used to provide Distribution Transfer Trip between the utility’s substations and customer generation sites. The distribution is at both the 34kV and 12kV level. DTT Transceivers and Receivers are being removed and being replaced with microprocessor relays that will communicate over a new fiber back haul being installed. Accessing customer owned substations was a challenge in this project, but has been overcome by having a dedicated project manager help with this coordination.

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Topics: SCADA/RTU Upgrades

ABV System Upgrade

Posted by AMPED I on June 23, 2015
 
Amped I Electrical is wrapping up the design of an Axion cabinet in Northern Illinois. The design contains an SEL-2241 and associated modules to monitor an “ABV” system that is being used to replace outdated communications equipment. SCADA communication points were transferred to the new equipment and once this is installed “acSELerator” software will be used to configure the SEL-2241.This project is in progress and is expected to be issued for construction by the end of November, 2016.
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Topics: SCADA/RTU Upgrades

RTU Design And Settings Upgrade Program

Posted by AMPED I on March 24, 2015
 
Amped I was given the communications architecture drawing, excel points list, and asked to configure the RTU files and settings. Some of the devices included 3555, 3332, 3355, SEL-2440’s, Satec’s BFM, MFM, analog I/O, Bitronics M871, Nexus Meters,  All done remotely with access to the client network. We added master/slave device names, configured baud rates, and mapping of the addressing scheme was all part of the scope. Amped I also performed design and engineering for multiple sites where the entire RTU was being upgraded.
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Topics: SCADA/RTU Upgrades

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