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Multilin C30
Controller System

The C30 controller system is a programmable logic controller for performing substation or bay automation that can also be used for expanding the I/O capability of protection devices and replacing Sequence of Event (SOE) recorders. The C30 provides fast deterministic execution of programmable logic with I/O capabilities far above an average protection relay.

Key Benefits

  • Powerful and deterministic programmable logic suitable for creating most customized automated substation control solutions
  • Advanced IEC61850 Ed. 2 certified implementation, complete settings via SCL files and IEC 61850-9-2 process bus solution enable resource and platform managing optimization and reduce cost of ownership
  • Routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE) enables GOOSE messages going beyond the substation, which enables wide area protection and control applications
  • Reduced bay or station wiring through the use of high-speed peer-to-peer communication for sending and accepting control commands from other relays
  • Modular hardware architecture allowing for flexibility in the I/O configuration to support most bay management applications
  • Robust network security enabling Critical Infrastructure Protection through user command logging, and dual permission access control
  • Supports latest edition of waveform capture (COMTRADE 2013) simplifying fault records management
  • Application flexibility with multiple I/O options including high density I/O, programmable logic, modularity, and specific customization
  • An integrated large, full color display, provides real-time visualization and control of the protected bay, via a bay mimic as well as annunciator functionality and graphical visualization of phasors

Applications

  • Bay control and substation automation
  • Programmable logic control
  • UR I/O expansion
  • Sequence of Events (SOE) recorder replacement
What's New
Protection & Control
Monitoring & Metering
Communications
Software & Secutrity
UR 1 integrated Platform across all 18 applications

New and Enhanced Communication Capabilities

  • New UR front panel with integrated 7” color, graphical display - providing operators with enhanced situational awareness (FW 7.6x)
  • High density I/O module supporting up to 120 inputs or up to 72 contact outputs – eliminating the need for additional discrete devices (FW 7.6x)
  • Increases GOOSE message reception up to 64 remote devices (FW v7.40)
  • R-GOOSE enables GOOSE messages going beyond the substation, which enables wide area protection and control applications
    (FW v7.40)
  • IEC 61850 in line with Edition 2, IEC 61850 SCL file for all relay's setting (FW 7.30)
  • Three independent Ethernet ports
  • Time synchronization via IEEE 1588 (FW v7.00)
  • PRP as per IEC 62439-3 (FW 7.10)
  • IEC 60870-5-103 (FW v7.20)
  • New IRC module that combines C37.92 multimode and direct connection singlemode (FW v7.20)

Cyber Security - CyberSentry UR (FW v7.xx)

CyberSentry enables UR devices to deliver full cyber security features that help customers to comply with NERC CIP and NITIR 7628 cyber security requirements through supporting the following core features:

  • Password Complexity
  • AAA Server Support (Radius)
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Event Recorder (Syslog for SEM)
  • Certified Security

UR devices are industry-leading with 3rd party cyber security certification such as: Wurldtech Achilles Level-1 for network resilience and NIST FIPS-140-2 for all encryption components

Fully Compatible with GE's Multlilin HardFiber System - Provides support for GE's IEC 61850 HardFiber Process Bus Solution:

  • Complete IEC 61850 Process Bus Solution providing resource optimization and minimizing total P&C life cycle costs
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Extended Oscillography Records

  • Supports IEEE C37.111-1999/2013, IEC 60255-24 Ed 2.0 COMTRADE 2013 standard (FW v7.40)
  • Configurable events allow for records of up to 45s at 64 samples per cycle

New and Enhanced Protection and Control Functionality

  • Expanded Bay Controller Capabilities – providing a one box solution (FW 7.6x)

Key Benefits

  • Programmable logic, timers, counters
  • Distributed logic, remote I/O expansion
  • User-definable protection elements
  • Up to 96 digital input and 64 digital outputs
  • Transducer I/Os (RTD, dcmA)

Protection & Control

The C30 controller system is a substation hardened device designed to perform substation control logic that can also expand the I/O capability of protection devices and replace existing Sequence of Events (SOE) Recorders. The C30 provides fast and deterministic execution of programmable logic with I/O capabilities far above an average protection relay. Graphical programming tools, supported by a library of logic operators, make the C30 simple to use and configure. Using high-speed peer-to-peer communications for inter-device messaging, the C30 can also accept signals and commands from other protection and control devices at a fraction of the cost of hard-wiring these signals. Control, automation, I/O expansion and data gathering are ideally suited for the C30 in the following applications:

  • Bay control
  • Substation automation
  • Remote I/O
Advanced Automation

The C30 is a complete solution for controlling and monitoring substation devices and can easily be connected directly into DCS or SCADA monitoring and control systems like Viewpoint Monitoring as shown.

Key Features

  • Oscillography – analog and digital parameters at 64 samples/cycle
  • Event Recorder - 1024 time tagged events with 0.5ms scan of digital inputs
  • Data Logger - 16 channels with sampling rate up to 1 sample / cycle
  • Setting for security audit trails for tracking changes to C30 configurations
  • Monitoring and metering

Monitoring & Diagnostic

The C30 provides high resolution measuring of the status of external devices wired to its contact inputs. The changing of a contact input status can be measured and time-stamped with a 0.5ms resolution, making the C30 ideal for bay or substation Sequence of Events recording.

Advanced Automation

The C30 incorporates advanced automation features including powerful FlexLogic™ programmable logic, peer-to-peer communications and SCADA capabilities that far surpass what is found in the average PLC or controller. The C30 integrates seamlessly with other UR relays to extend the I/O capabilities and perform complete bay management and control.

FlexLogic™ allows for the creation of customized C30 substation control schemes that include receiving interlock and lockout functionality using locally measured inputs, and receiving information received from external devices through communications.

Key Features

  • Complete IEC 61850 Process Bus solution providing resource optimization and minimizing total P & C life cycle costs
  • Three independent 100Mbps Ethernet ports enable purpose specific LAN support that eliminates latency effect of heavy traffic protocols on mission critical communication services
  • Embedded IEEE 1588 time synch protocol support eliminates dedicated IRIG-B wiring requirements for IEDs
  • Direct I/O secures high-speed exchange of binary data between URs
  • Increase network availability by reducing failover time to zero through IEC62439-3 "PRP" support

Advanced Communications

The C30 provides advanced communications technologies for remote data and engineering access, making it easy and flexible to use and integrate into new and existing infrastructures. Direct support for fiber optic Ethernet provides high-bandwidth communications allowing for low-latency controls and high-speed file transfers of relay fault and event record information. The available three independent and redundant Ethernet options provide the means to create fault tolerant communication architectures in an easy, cost-effective manner.
The C30 supports the most popular industry standard protocols enabling easy, direct integration into DCS and SCADA systems.

The B30 supports the most popular industry standard protocols enabling easy, direct integration into DCS and SCADA systems.

  • IEC 61850 Ed. 2 with 61850-9-2 (process bus) support
  • DNP 3.0 (serial & TCP/IP)
  • Ethernet Global Data (EGD)
  • IEC 60870-5-103 and IEC 60870-5-104
  • Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP
  • HTTP, TFTP, SFTP and MMS file transfer
  • SNTP and IEEE 1588 for time synchronization
  • PRP as per IEC 62439-3
  • Supports Routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE)

UR Switch Module

UR Switch Module

In addition to providing high-speed connectivity directly to your Universal Relay, the UR Switch Module provides an additional 4 fiber Ethernet ports, for connection to other relays in the system as well as upstream connectivity. It also provides 2 RJ45 copper Ethernet ports which can be used to connect local devices such as PCs, meters, or virtually anything else in the system.

The UR Switch Module provides a simple way to add fully-managed Ethernet networking to your relays and devices without the need for additional hardware or a dedicated communications cabinet.

The UR Switch Module includes all of the management and features that come with all MultiLink managed switches, and can be easily integrated into a network that has other Ethernet switches.

When used in a ring topology with other UR Switch Modules or MultiLink Switches, the UR Switch Module can be configured to use MultiLink's Smart RSTP feature to provide industry-leading network recovery for ring topologies, at a speed of less than 5ms per switch. Learn More Learn More

Interoperability with Enbedded IEC 61850

Use the C30 with integrated IEC 61850 to lower costs associated with generator protection, control and automation. GE’s leadership in
IEC 61850 comes from thousands of installed devices and follows on years of development experience with UCA 2.0.

The G30’s IEC 61850 Process Bus module is designed to interface with the Multilin HardFiber System, allowing bi-directional IEC 61850 fiber optic communications. The HardFiber System is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing Universal Relay applications, including protection functions, FlexLogic, metering and communications. Learn more

Cyber Secutrity - CyberSentry™ UR (FW v7.4xx)

CyberSentry enables UR devices to deliver full cyber security features that help customers to comply with NERC CIP and NITIR 7628 cyber security requirements through supporting the following core features:

Password Complexity

Supporting up to 20 alpha- numeric or special characters, UR passwords exceed NERC CIP requirements for password complexity. Individual passwords per role are available.

AAA Server Support (Radius)

Enables integration with centrally managed authentication and accounting of all user activities and uses modern industry best practices and standards that meet and exceed NERC CIP requirements for authentication and password management.

Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Efficiently administrate users and roles within UR devices. The new and advanced access functions allow users to configure up to five roles for up to eight configurable users with independent passwords. The standard “Remote Authentication Dial In User Service” (Radius) is used for authentication. 

Event Recorder (Syslog for SEM)

Capture all cyber security related events within a SOE element (login, logout, invalid password attempts, remote/local access, user in session, settings change, FW update, etc), and then serve and classify data by security level using standard Syslog data format. This enables UR devices integration with established SEM (Security Event Management) systems.

Certified Security

UR devices are industry-leading with 3rd party cyber security certification such as: Wurldtech Achilles Level-1 for network resilience and NIST FIPS-140-2 for all encryption components.

EnerVista™ Software

The EnerVista suite is an industry-leading set of software programs that simplifies every aspect of using the B30 protection relay. The EnerVista suite provides all the tools to monitor the status of the protected asset, maintain the relay, and integrate information measured by the B30relay into DCS or SCADA monitoring systems. Convenient COMTRADE and Sequence of Events viewers are an integral part of the UR setup software included with every UR relay, to carry out postmortem event analysis and ensure proper protection system operation. Learn More