All energy suppliers – whether they provide electricity,
natural gas, water, or district heating – face ever greater and more complex demands as they implement new energy mixes.
SICAM 230 is a scalable system for a broad range of applications and can be used from an integrated energy system for utility companies to a monitoring system for smart grid applications.
The SICAM 230 architecture is completely consistent – from the on-site controls to the redundant multi-hierarchic control system.
New in the control room: SICAM 230 supports multi-touch controls. Use familiar gestures such as “swipe” or “zoom” for optimal control – to move or zoom in on a world view, for example.
Adaptable multi-screen concept: SICAM 230 allows different monitor configurations within a single project. Screen layouts and user concepts can be tailored to the individual. The user interface and display elements of system windows such as lists, trend charts, and log outputs can be parameterized, so users see only those features relevant to the processes they monitor. Systematic locking mechanisms at the operating
system level ensure secure operation, blocking unauthorized access to other system functions.
Installing SICAM 230 is comparable to configuring standard software such as the Microsoft Office Suite. OPM II is the ideal tool to create and maintain the basic data model. This object-oriented process data manager is part of the SICAM TOOLBOX II engineering software for the entire SICAM product family.
SICAM 230 lets you display so-called world views, which model the entire network topology down to the last detail. The full world view is larger than the monitor, of course, so SICAM 230 offers different zoom levels for varying degrees of detail.
In the event of an error, one can see immediately what has happened and where. Special colors highlight ground faults and short circuits in the network map, for example. If the SICAM 230 control system is directly coupled with protective equipment, the site of trouble can be quickly isolated.
The SICAM 230 editor helps to create and manage control
center projects through
convenient tools for fast response times,
a high level of transparency in complex projects,
the option of maintaining multiple projects simultaneously.
Alarm and event handling
SICAM 230 provides flexible reaction matrixes with standardizable processing objects to help optimize the handling of alarms and events to user-specific needs. The user determines whether to output alarms and events to lists or logs and/or export them to a file format. When SICAM 230 is used in unstaffed control rooms, it sends out alarms through a message module, by text message, voice mail or e-mail.
Logging and archiving features
Flexible reporting is an essential component of any control system. SICAM 230’s Easy Energy Reporting
requires no special expertise. Standardized layouts based on Microsoft Excel are available for all areas. Use daily, monthly or annual logs to generate manual or cyclical reports from the SICAM 230 archive – even save them directly to PDF. In addition to the reports, SICAM 230 also offers an archive editor with the following features:
Manual correction of corrupted/invalid archive data
Copy and paste function for archive data
Energy distribution calculation
The deployment and expansion of renewable energies is accompanied by shifts in the direction of the energy flow. On certain days, energy may be fed from cities and towns back into the high-voltage grid of upstream energy companies. Public utilities typically lack the tools needed to properly calculate the flow in demand.
SICAM 230 calculates energy distribution using a simplified, single-phase, strictly ohmic model without the phase angle. During the multi-step command, the system calculates the future grid status and alarms the user if there is a risk of overload. The “Simulation” add-on module lets the user run various scenarios in advance to preview the expected energy distribution offline.
From request to approval and planning to implementation, all the necessary transactions are displayed in one user-friendly workflow and are seamlessly documented. The layouts and documentation expressions can be easily customized in Microsoft Word.
The growth of decentralized energy producers, the requirements placed on energy companies and the expected rise in the number of electric vehicles all require increased automation of the distribution network. It’s impossible to rule out disruptions in the energy supply and lapses in the permitted quality of the electrical voltage, but these events must always be monitored and logged.
Data is provided by smart meter systems such as Siemens AMIS, compact telecontrol stations such as SICAM MIC, EMIC and CMIC, and power quality measuring devices such as SICAM P. All that is required is that this information be collated at a central point or passed along to other systems. SICAM 230 is the ideal platform for such a data hub, offering a large selection of protocols, open interfaces, and an integrated archiving system.
SICAM 230 offers special features to help establish distributed control systems:
Automatic synchronization of hierarchic control centers
when parameters change
Global, system-wide parameters
Administration of unique access rights across all process
Process information tailored to each specific level
Each level can also be configured redundantly for even geater system availability.
Energy grids are under increasing demands, maintenance budgets are falling, and the infrastructure continues to age, posing new operation and maintenance challenges. Responding to an outage or error is often only an emergency strategy. Decades ago, automation made our energy grids more reliable
and easier to operate. Now, a new dimension of reliability has arrived: online monitoring of key equipment. SICAM 230 supports with integrated condition monitoring solutions for:
Cable and ground separators
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