The B95Plus unit is the heart of the system. This unit performs all processing functionality, including protection functions, metering, monitoring, FlexLogic and SCADA communications.
Simplifies use through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that includes configurable single line diagrams for bus sources, local control and status indication of breakers and disconnects, 20 programmable pushbuttons, and a configurable digital alarm annunciator
Connects up to 8 Bricks for each process card while, supporting up to 12 bus sources per card
Supports 2 process cards per unit, for a total of 16 Bricks and 24 bus sources
Provides identical connections and installation for all bus configurations
HardFiber Brick as Bay Unit
Measurement and control for primary apparatus, including AC measurements (4 currents and 4 voltages, or 8 currents) and contact I/O (18 digital inputs and 7 digital outputs including a latching relay)
Simple device with no field configuration or configuration settings
Environmentally hardened for outdoor mounting in switchyards
Connectorized cables for simple, tools-free field installation and removal
IEC 61850 message formats for communications, including sampled value messaging for currents and voltages
The HardFiber Brick uses connectorized cables to interface with primary equipment and with system measurements, and to interface to the B95Plus itself. The cables at the Brick end uses an IP67 certified industry standard connector designed for rugged environments. These connectors screw onto the Brick for a simple, tools-free connection. Three of the cables are copper cables used to acquire AC measurements, acquire equipment status, and provide equipment control. The fourth cable provides the fiber interface to the B95Plus central unit as well as DC power to the Brick. These cables therefore can become standard parts, manufactured in advance of installation by any cable manufacturer. These cables are also directly available from GE Digital Energy.