Multilin UR & URPlus Proven, State-of-the-Art Protection & Control Systems
The Universal Relay family of protection and control products are built on a common modular platform. All UR products feature high performance protection, expandable I/O, integrated monitoring and metering, high-speed communications, and extensive programming and configuration capabilities. The UR is the basis of simplified power management for the protection of critical assets.
Modular construction via common hardware, reduced spare parts, and plug & play modules for cost savings and simplification
CyberSentry UR provides robust network security aligned to industry standards and services
Application flexibility with multiple I/O options, programmable logic, modularity, and specific customization
Advanced IEC61850 Ed. 2 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
Large HMI and annunciator for local monitoring and control
Supports English, French, Russian, Chinese, Turkish and German languages on the front panel, software and manuals
Three Ethernet ports enable purpose specific LAN support, reducing latency from heavy traffic on critical communications
Embedded IEEE 1588 time synch protocol support eliminates dedicated IRIG-B wiring requirements for IEDs
Phasor Measurement Unit (synchrophasor) according to IEEE C37.118 (2011) and IEC 61850-90-5, directly streamed from your protective device
Reduces system event analysis effort by supporting embedded high-end and extended recording functionality
Enhanced CT/VT module diagnostics verify analog signal integrity using an advanced algorithm
Generation, transmission, distribution, motor protection, monitoring, metering & control
Utility substation and industrial plant automation
Digital fault recording and sequence of event recording
Predictive maintenance through data analysis and trending
Advanced protection, control & automation
URPlus delivers high-end solutions for complex protection, control & automation applications
Digital Inputs: up to 96 (UR) & 115 (URPlus), single case configuration
Digital Outputs: up to 84 (UR) & 60 (URPlus), single case configuration
Solid state outputs for fast tripping
Transducer I/Os (RTD, dcmA)
Dual power supply
The UR incorporates the most complete and unique protection algorithms to provide unparalleled security and system uptime. The UR selector guide (in the following pages) lists all the protection elements found in each relay.
To support the protection and control functions of the UR, various types and forms of I/O are available (specific capabilities are model dependent). Supported I/Os include:
CTs and VTs
Up to 24 analog current transformer (CT) and voltage transformer (VT) signals can be configured to monitor AC power lines. Both 1 A and 5 A CTs are supported. Special function modules are available including: a CT module with sensitive ground input to provide ground fault protection on high-impedance grounded systems; and a high impedance fault detection module that provides fast and reliable detection of faults caused by downed conductors.
Up to 96 digital inputs (with utility voltage rating up to 250V), and up to 64 digital outputs, are available and can be used to monitor and control a wide range of auxiliary equipment found within a substation or other protection application. Types of digital I/O cards include trip-rated Form-A, Form-C, Fast Form-C, Latching and Solid State with or without DC voltage, current monitoring and isolated inputs (with auto burnish feature). Mechanically latching outputs can be used to develop secure interlocking applications and replace mechanical switches and lockout relays. Form-A digital outputs have activation speeds of less than 4ms and both wet and dry contacts are supported. Solid state output modules with high current breaking capability, fast tripping and reset time are ideal for direct tripping applications.
RTDs and DCmA cards are available to monitor system parameters such as temperature, vibration, pressure, wind speed, and flow. Analog outputs can be used for hardwired connections from the controller to a SCADA system, to a programmable logic controller (PLC), or to other users.
The UR is the single point for protection, control, metering, and monitoring in one integrated device that can easily be connected directly into DCS or SCADA monitoring and control systems like Viewpoint Monitoring as shown.
Synchrophasor measurement devices (PMU) that meet IEEE c37.118 (2011) across all protection applications
Synchrophasor capabilities on generator, transformer, line distance, line differential and feeder applications
Extended Oscillography – captures extended events at 64 samples per cycle
Event Recorder - 1024 time tagged events, with 0.5ms scan of digital inputs
Data Logger - up to 16 channels with user selectable sampling rate
Fault locator and user-programmable fault reports
Breaker condition monitoring including breaker arcing current (I2t)
Metering - current, voltage, power, power factor, frequency
The UR includes high accuracy metering and recording for all AC signals. Voltage, current, and power metering are built into the relay as a standard feature. Current and voltage parameters are available as total RMS magnitude, and as fundamental frequency magnitude and angle.
Digital fault recorder summary with the latest information on the events, faults, transients and disturbances.
Control screen for the preconfigured bay with breaker & disconnect control in multiple pages using dedicated pushbuttons in the front panel.
The UR incorporates advanced automation features including powerful FlexLogic™ programmable logic, communication, and SCADA capabilities that far surpass what is found in the average protection relay. Each UR can be seamlessly integrated with other UR relays for complete system protection and control.
FlexLogic allows for the creation of customized logic schemes to fit most protection and control applications.
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 reduces 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
The UR 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 UR 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) and 61850-90-5 (synchrophasors) 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
IRC module that combines C37.92 multimode and direct connection singlemode
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™ Smart RSTP feature to provide industry-leading network recovery for ring topologies, at a speed of less than 5ms per switch.Learn More
The HardFiber Process Bus System represents a true breakthrough in the installation and ownership of protection and control systems, by reducing the overall labor required for substation design, construction, and testing. This innovative solution addresses the three key issues driving the labor required for protection and control design, construction and testing:
Every substation is unique making design and drafting a one-off solution for every station
Miles of copper wires needs to be pulled, spliced and terminated
Time consuming testing and troubleshooting of thousands of connections must be performed by skilled personnel
The HardFiber System was designed to address these challenges and reduce the overall labor associated with the tasks of designing, documenting, installing and testing protection and control systems. By specifically targeting copper wiring and all of the labor it requires, the HardFiber System allows for greater utilization and optimization of resources with the ultimate goal of reducing the Total Life Cost (TLC) for protection & control. Learn More
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:
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.
The EnerVista™ suite is an industry-leading set of software programs that simplifies every aspect of using the UR. The EnerVista™ suite provides all the tools to monitor the status of the protected asset, maintain the relay, and integrate information measured by the UR 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
C60 - Breaker Controller
The C60 is a substation hardened controller that provides a complete integrated package for the protection, control, and monitoring of circuit breakers, supporting dual-breaker busbar configurations, such as breaker-and-half or ring bus schemes. Learn More
C30 - I/O Logic Controller
The C30 is 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. Learn More