In transformer substations and substations in the high- and medium-voltage range the environmental conditions are often very harsh. To enable reliable operation
of mission-critical applications, Siemens offers comprehensive Ethernet networking solutions that satisfy even the toughest requirements for strong EMC, antishock
and antivibration – at operating temperatures between minus 40 °C and plus 85 °C. The state-of-the-art redundancy, diagnosis and remote access mechanisms further
contribute to a smooth consistent operation. Using serial interfaces you can also easily integrate existing plant selections into the new network infrastructure.
Availability and reliability are key requirements for generating thermal energy. They can be achieved with an intelligent process control system in
combination with a robust network infrastructure. Siemens’ solutions use modern redundancy mechanisms and extensive diagnostic functions to reliably
provide the plant’s control system with real-time information about all connected devices. With high-performance layer 3 components, based on Industrial
Ethernet, Siemens offers maximum availability and data rates within gigabit range.
When automating wind turbines and even entire wind parks it is important to make condition and performance monitoring data available in real-time throughout the
entire network. For an efficient management of wind farms of any size, Siemens recommends scalable and cost-efficient network solutions. Integrated redundancy
mechanisms ensure consistent operation and low maintenance costs. Even if there is no control center in place, network could be managed remotely by using existing
cellular networks or WiMAX broadband wireless technology offered by RUGGEDCOM WIN products.End-to-end network solutions from Siemens and also wireless over
Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) ensures smooth condition monitoring and transmission of measured data when it comes to wind turbine automation. Communication
solutions are based on TIA and PROFINET, the open Industrial Ethernet standard for automation.
The growing number of distributed energy sources, virtual power plants, and microgrids is an enormous challenge for every communication infrastructure.
The flexible communication solutions from Siemens are monitoring, controlling, and connecting smart grids, serving as the basis for a high performing,
future-proof power supply. No matter if you are planning to interconnect ring main units via existing two-wire copper cables or to transmit data wirelessly
encrypted over cellular networks – Siemens has the right answer to any communication challenge with its RUGGEDCOM and SCALANCE product families.
With RUGGEDCOM Siemens expanded its portfolio of network components for Industrial Ethernet networks to support mission-critical applications in the harshest environments. In the field of substation and distribution automation our highly specialized, robust RUGGEDCOM switches create a high-performance communication infrastructure. For any other industrial control application, for example in wind turbine automation or power plant control systems, SCALANCE products offer reliable network design.
RUGGEDCOM products provide reliable communications under extreme environmental conditions. They have proven themselves in a multitude of harsh applications especially in the field of substation and distribution automation, i.e. in substations, transformer stations, in recloser status monitoring, feeder isolation, fault location and all kinds of protection and control installations. This product family includes multi service platforms, switches, routers, wireless devices for private networks, cellular modems, serial device servers, media converters, and network management software. RUGGEDCOM products are IEC-61850-3- and IEEE-1613-compliant, have demonstrated MTBF of over 100 years (HALT, HASS, MILSPEC* ruggedness) and can handle extreme temperatures.Discover more
With the SCALANCE range of integrated industrial communication solutions, you will find the perfect connection for every industrial application, i.e. for process automation and control applications in thermal and renewable power plants, including wind turbine automation. The SCALANCE product line provides everything for reliable industrial networks and bus systems: fiber, copper and wireless data communications via Industrial Ethernet, PROFINET, or PROFIBUS. Our porfolio contains powerful, future-proof network components, efficient redundancy mechanisms for enhanced availability and is integrated within Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), which allows simplified integration in automation and IT infrastructure.Discover more