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HardFiber System – IEC 61850 process bus solutions

Optimize IEC 61850 process bus with the Multilin HardFiber System, now available in a standard case for flexible mounting options

GE is bringing its latest innovation to customers with enhanced IEC 61850 process bus solution. The Multilin™ HardFiber System was designed to 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 and control.

The Multilin HardFiber System uses Brick Process Interface Units as the I/O device. The process interface units are available in original ruggedized Brick case, and are now available in the standard case S-Brick version, which uses standard terminal blocks for connecting copper cables to interface with primary equipment.

Key Benefits:

  • Eliminate majority of copper wiring to better utilize resources for the design, building, commissioning and maintenance of power system protection and control
  • Robust and simple architecture for deploying IEC 61850 process bus
  • Save up to 50% in P&C labor costs