Release of IED Connectivity Package version 3.2.5 for Relion® 670 series

The evolution of Relion® 670 series continues with this release.

RELEASE NOTE 1MRG033152 – DECEMBER 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of IED Connectivity Package version 3.2.5 for the Relion 670 series, our flagship protection & control IEDs.

With this release, we bring several new features and enhancements with focus on digital substation applications.

The Relion 670 series covers a complete set of applications from generator protection, transformer protection and control to busbar protection, line protection, phasor monitoring and bay control. With the introduction of version 2.2 of the 670 series, we further expand the application areas especially for digital substations, enhancing the system functionality and flexibility.

Key system features such as support for many Ethernet communication ports, HSR redundancy method, and precision time synchronization following the IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3 profile are introduced in this release. Process bus sampled values via IEC/UCA 61850-9-2LE are now supported in all products of the Relion 670 series family.

New features and benefits

This new version of the IED Connectivity Package for Relion 670 series enables the interaction between the Relion 670 series version 2.2 IEDs and the protection and control IED manager, PCM600 version 2.8 or later.

The new IED connectivity package enables handling of enhanced flexible product naming, extended Ethernet and protocol configuration, easy GOOSE engineering and reading of through fault reports from the Relion 670 series version 2.2.

The new connectivity package enables support for the following new features in PCM600 version 2.8 and Relion 670 series version 2.2:

  • Support for projects with IEDs that have flexible product naming enabled and IEDs with regular IEC 61850 data model.
  • Easy configuration of the, up to six, Ethernet ports.
  • Easy and simple protocol configuration for enhanced defense in depth protection.
  • GOOSE engineering made efficient with the easy GOOSE engineering feature
  • Simple configuration of merging units for IEC/UCA 61850-9-2LE
  • An easy way to configure routes for the TCP/IP protocols of the IED
  • Through fault monitoring tool (support for read of through fault reports)

For detailed information on what is new in the Relion 670 series version 2.2 IEDs, please refer to the release note 1MRG033151.

Known issues and limitations

There are known issues and limitations related to the new IED connectivity package and the data migration. For more information, please refer to the “Relion® 670 series IED Connectivity Package version 3.2.5 Read me",  1MRG033098.

Documentation & marketing material

The product guides, technical manuals, technical summary sheets and brochures are available via abb.com/protection-control.

Ordering and delivery

The IED Connect USB memory containing the IED Connectivity Package version 3.2.5 for Relion 670 series is always included in the Relion 670 series product delivery. The USB memory contains the complete technical documentation of the Relion 670 series version 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2.

The new version of the IED connectivity package can also be downloaded via the PCM600 update manager, together with the required IED modules for the above-mentioned product releases.

Please, read more about this release in the release note 1MRG033152.

Kind regards,
Krister Hagman, Global Product Manager

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