Testing during design and development
The design and development of protection and control systems with integrated communication in accordance with IEC 61850 repeatedly poses a challenge to developers and product testers. Ultimately, in addition to selecting and adapting a suitable MMS communication stack in accordance with IEC 61850, designers and product testers must also prepare the configuration files in SCL format for the IEDs. At first glance, testing of the implementation and configuration does not appear too difficult. However, in-depth testing during certification repeatedly reveals that some provisions of the standard were misunderstood or some issues and problems were not considered in implementation.
The standard is highly complex and leaves a lot of scope for mistakes in implementation and configuration. TÜV SÜD offers a PRE-test which comprises extensive testing of the configuration files and the implementation aimed at uncovering these mistakes. Once identified, problems can be discussed with TÜV SÜD's experts to determine the root cause.
Manufacturers of intelligent electronic equipment based on the IEC 61850 standard