SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Plutora Blog, Trevor Parsons, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

AIS Rugged, Touch Screen HMI Meets IEC 61850 Standard Required for Substation Automation Applications in the Energy and Utility Industries

American Industrial Systems (AIS), a leading manufacturer of ruggedized, industrial touch screen HMIs, panel PCs and operator interfaces for control and monitoring applications, announces the availability of their new HMIs which were designed to be compliant with IEC 61850 standards required for substation automation systems and control center applications in the Energy and Utility sectors. IEC 61850 is a standard for the design of electrical substation automation and control centers. The IEC 61850-3 standard specifies the hardware design requirements for IEC 61850 Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) used in substation automation systems; the requirement’s emphasis is on EMI, wide temperature, and shock and vibration resistance testing and approval.

HMI Panel PC Control and Monitoring System, IEC 61850-3 and IEEE-1613 Substation Automation (Photo:  ...

HMI Panel PC Control and Monitoring System, IEC 61850-3 and IEEE-1613 Substation Automation (Photo: Business Wire)

AIS’s 61850 Compliant HMIs Enables the Convenience of Ethernet with the Performance & Security Requirements for Utility and Energy Sector Substation Automation

IEC 61850 is a part of the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) technical committee reference architecture for electric power systems. IEC 61850 is the new international standard for communication in substations. It enables integration of all protection, control, measurement and monitoring functions and additionally provides the means for high-speed substation protection applications. The standard combines the convenience of Ethernet with the performance and security which is essential in substation automation systems in the utility and energy sector today. AIS rugged Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems, industrial panel PCs and control monitors are designed to meet the demands of IEC 61850-3 for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), climatic and mechanical conditions; IEEE 1613 for EMC control power inputs and installation; IEC/TS 61000-5-6 for EMC immunity in substation environments; IEC 60068-2-64 for vibration, broadband random and guidance; and IEC 60068-2-2 for dry heat.

HMIs Engineered for Electrical Transmission and Distribution, Renewable Generation, Oil and Gas, Water/Wastewater, Distributed Generation Applications in Substation Automation

The hazardous area, rugged HMI panel PCs and displays from AIS support wide operating temperatures from -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F), which is critical to achieving the specification/standard’s requirements. Another important part of complying with IEC 61850 specifications is the ability to withstand severe vibration testing. AIS rugged control and monitoring HMIs are tested to meet a 15 G anti-shock and 5-500 MHz anti-vibration requirement to ensure continued operation for highly secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure in the utility and energy industries.

Having met all the requirements of IEC 61850, AIS HMI control, monitoring and visualization solutions are ideal for a variety of substation applications in utility and energy infrastructure applications. Some key substation applications include electrical transmission and distribution, renewable generation, oil and gas, water, distributed generation, and trackside operations.

An Optimized Substation Automation Solution Shortens the Development Cycle, While Reducing System Cost and Complexity by AIS HMI Embedded Technology

In addition, the IEC 61850 standard defines an Ethernet-based protocol used in power substations for data communication, is the new international standard of communications for substations. It enables integration of all protection, control, measurement and monitoring functions within a substation and provides the means for high-speed substation protection applications. Today’s power utilities operate more and more globally and require flexible, future-proof automation systems to cope with changing requirements, philosophies and technologies. AIS rugged, HMIs facilitate essential features such as interoperability between devices from different suppliers, allocation of functions, capability to follow the fast changing communication technology and ease of engineering and maintenance. The utility’s investments are safeguarded by open architecture and platform and flexibility of AIS HMI open technologies.

A Safer Work Environment and Less Controller Fatigue Leads to Higher Operational Productivity in the Energy Substation Automation Systems

Available in a 15” LCD flat screen size, AIS’s rugged HMI touch screen panel comes with pre-installed Windows® Embedded or Linux operating system; and is powered by high-performance and low power consumption (TDP 3.5W) Intel® embedded processors in fan-free, industrial-grade, high bright LCD flat touch screen panels (with option for sunlight readable LCD displays). Approved for ISA12.12.01/CSA 213: Non-incendive, Non-sparking, and Hermetical-sealed, IEC/UL/CSA 60079-11: Intrinsic Safety ”ic” (Gc), IEC/UL/CSA 60079-15, including many other IEC 61850 standard for highly secure, reliable, and scalable infrastructure, AIS hazardous areas HMI panel PC and monitor ensure the ultimate in safety for transportation of hazardous liquids and gases. AIS Stainless Steel HMI systems with UL and ATEX certifications for hazardous areas (Class 1 Div 2, Zone 2), include these additional safety benefits: improved controller/operator safety from remote control and detection of equipment failure; minimized exposure of personnel to potentially hazardous areas through remote monitoring; and increased productivity and less fatigue resulting from a safer, more efficient work flow.

Benefits for the Utility & Energy Industry with AIS Rugged, Industrial Designed HMIs

  • Substation compliance with IEC 61850-3, IEEE-1613, IEC/TS 61000-5-6, IEC 60068-2-64, and IEC 60068-2-2 for utility substation environments and extended EMI and surge protection
  • UL Listed to Safety Standards: ANSI/ISA 12.12.01, 2012, Nonincendive Industrial Monitor for Use in Class 1, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D Hazardous (Classified) Locations and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987 for Use in Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Locations: UL File # E365958
  • UL Listed to Safety Standards: UL 60950-1 and CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07: UL File # E320439
  • CE Ex Marked to Safety Standards: Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)-Directive 94/9/EC-
  • Compliance with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements has been assured by Compliance with IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-11, and IEC 60079-15
  • 3-Year limited warranty (return-to-depot service): Including all parts and labor costs (1 year), including control board (microprocessor) and labor costs (2nd to 3rd year), and labor costs (full 3 Years), accessories and software excluded

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions in the industry, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: [email protected] or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Over the past year, Datical has had amazing success with our flagship product, Datical DB. We’ve seen multiple visionary, sector-leading companies select Datical DB to drive their Application Schema changes. Now that the number has grown rapidly over the past year, we can begin to see patterns in why customers choose Datical DB. One of them turns out to be pretty emblematic of our other customers. So, let's examine the reasons why they chose to adopt Datical DB.
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.
Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. Logentries, a log management and analytics service built for the cloud, has announced a new integration with Slack, the team communication platform, to enable real-time system and application monitoring. Users of both services can now receive real-...
Entuity®, a provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, today announced that it solidifies its position as a market leader through global enterprise customer acquisitions and a refined channel strategy. In 2014, Entuity increased new license revenues in EMEA by over 75 percent, and LATAM by over 125 percent as customers embraced Entuity for its highly automated solution and unified architecture. Entuity’s refined channel strategy focuses on even deeper strategic alignment with ke...
CloudBees, Inc., has announced a $23.5 million financing round, led by longtime CloudBees investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated in the round. The latest funding announcement follows earlier rounds of $4 million, $10.5 million and $10.8 million, bringing the total investment in CloudBees to just under $50 million since the company’s inception in 2010. Previous venture investment rounds were led by Ma...
We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his General Session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, discuss the ...
"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Agility is top of mind for Cloud/Service providers and Enterprises alike. Policy Driven Data Center provides a policy model for application deployment by decoupling application needs from the underlying infrastructure primitives. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Klebanov, a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, discussed how it differentiates from the software-defined top-down control by offering a declarative approach to allow faster and simpler application deployment. Davi...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
Cloud Technology Partners on Wednesday announced it has been recognized by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards as one of the Best Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partners. Selected by the editors of TechTarget's SearchDataCenter.com, and by votes from customers and strategic channel partners, the companies acknowledged by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards represent the top providers of cloud consulting services for AWS including application migration, application development, inf...
“Will Jaya is a direct source for server integration and storage solutions. If you are looking for any specific configurations for a project we can help you configure based on your needs and requirements," explained Netty Goya, CEO of Will Jaya, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.