The F60, a member of the UR Family of protection relays, provides high performance feeder protection, control,
monitoring and metering in an integrated, economical, and compact package. The F60 includes GE Multilin’s
unique high-impedance fault detection for fast and reliable detection of downed conductors.
The most flexible protection and control device for distribution feeder applications
Complete IEC 61850 Process Bus solution minimizing total P&C life cycle costs
Unique and secure downed conductor detection
Flexible load encroachment allows secure operation during heavy load conditions
Advanced automation capabilities
Ambient temperature monitoring with alarms
Voltage and frequency elements to provide load shedding and transfer schemes
Application flexibility with multiple I/O options and programmable logic (FlexLogic)
Abnormal frequency protection (rate of change, under and over frequency)
The F60 feeder protection system provides feeder protection, control, monitoring and metering in an integrated, economical, and compact package. As part of the Universal Relay (UR) Family, the F60 features high performance protection, expandable I/O options, integrated monitoring and metering, high-speed communications, and extensive programming and configuration capabilities.
The F60 incorporates a unique and matured algorithm to detect high-impedance faults such as downed conductor detection. It also provides fast and deterministic execution of programmable logic necessary for substation automation applications. Graphical programming tools (Viewpoint Engineer), supported by a library of logic components, make the F60 simple to use and configure.The F60 has a wide range of protection elements that have many years of proven field experience.
Metering - current, voltage, power, energy, frequency and harmonics
P & M class synchrophasors of voltage, current and sequence components – 1 to 120 frames/sec
Oscillography – analog and digital parameters at
Event Recorder - 1024 time tagged events with 0.5ms scan of digital inputs
Data Logger - 16 channels with sampling rate up to
1 sample / cycle
Setting for security audit trails for tracking changes to F60 configurations
The F60 includes high accuracy metering and recording for all AC signals. Voltage, current, and power metering are built into the relay as a standard feature. Current and voltage parameters are available as total RMS magnitude, and as fundamental frequency magnitude and angle. The F60 also measures up to the 25th harmonic on voltage and current, suitable for power quality applications.
The F60 offers an integrated protection, control, metering and monitoring package that can directly connect into DCS or SCADA monitoring control systems such a Viewpoint Monitoring
The F60 incorporates advanced automation features including powerful FlexLogic™ programmable logic, communication, and SCADA capabilities that far surpass what is found in the average feeder relay. The F60 integrates seamlessly with other UR relays for complete system protection, including the unit and auxiliary transformers, and balance of plant protection.
FlexLogic allows the F60 to operate and control breakers and other auxiliary devices needed to fit most feeder protection schemes and applications.
Complete IEC 61850 Process Bus solution providing resource optimization and minimizing total P & C life cycle costs
Three independent 100Mbps Ethernet ports enable purpose specific LAN support that eliminates latency effect of heavy traffic protocols on mission critical communication services
Embedded IEEE 1588 time synch protocol support eliminates dedicated IRIG-B wiring requirements for IEDs
Increase network availability by reducing failover time to zero through IEC62439-3 “PRP” support
Direct I/O secures high-speed exchange of binary data between URs
The F60 provides advanced communications technologies for remote data and engineering access, making it easy and flexible to use and integrate into new and existing infrastructures. Direct support for fiber optic Ethernet provides high-bandwidth communications allowing for low-latency controls and high-speed file transfers of relay fault and event record information. The available three independent and redundant Ethernet options provide the means to create fault tolerant communication architectures in an easy, cost-effective manner.
The F60 supports the most popular industry standard protocols enabling easy, direct integration into DCS and SCADA systems.
Ethernet Global Data (EGD)
Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP
IEEE 1588, SNTP for time synch
PRP as per IEC 62439-3
In addition to providing high-speed connectivity directly to your Universal Relay, the UR Switch Module provides an additional 4 fiber Ethernet ports, for connection to other relays in the system as well as upstream connectivity. It also provides 2 RJ45 copper Ethernet ports which can be used to connect local devices such as PCs, meters, or virtually anything else in the system.
The UR Switch Module provides a simple way to add fully-managed Ethernet networking to your relays and devices without the need for additional hardware or a dedicated communications cabinet.
The UR Switch Module includes all of the management and features that come with all MultiLink managed switches, and can be easily integrated into a network that has other Ethernet switches.
When used in a ring topology with other UR Switch Modules or MultiLink Switches, the UR Switch Module can be configured to use MultiLink’s Smart RSTP feature to provide industry-leading network recovery for ring topologies, at a speed of less than 5ms per switch. Learn More
Use the F60 with integrated IEC 61850 to lower costs associated with generator protection, control and automation. GE’s leadership in
IEC 61850 comes from thousands of installed devices and follows on years of development experience with UCA 2.0.
The F60’s IEC 61850 Process Bus module is designed to interface with the Multilin HardFiber System, allowing bi-directional IEC 61850 fiber optic communications. The HardFiber System is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing Universal Relay applications, including protection functions, FlexLogic, metering and communications. Learn More
CyberSentry enables UR devices to
deliver full cyber security features that help customers to comply with NERC CIP and NITIR 7628 cyber security requirements through supporting the following core features:
Supporting up to 20 alpha- numeric or special characters, UR passwords exceed NERC CIP requirements for password complexity. Individual passwords per role are available.
AAA Server Support (Radius)
Enables integration with centrally managed
authentication and accounting of all user
activities and uses modern industry best practices and standards that meet and exceed NERC CIP requirements for authentication and password management.
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Efficiently administrate users and roles within UR devices. The new and advanced access functions allow users to configure up to five roles for up to eight configurable users with independent passwords. The standard “Remote Authentication Dial In User Service” (Radius) is used for authentication.
Event Recorder (Syslog for SEM)
Capture all cyber security related events
within a SOE element (login, logout, invalid
password attempts, remote/local access, user in session, settings change, FW update, etc), and then serve and classify data by security level using standard Syslog data format. This enables UR devices integration with established SEM (Security Event Management) systems.
The EnerVista™ suite is an industry-leading set of software programs that simplifies every aspect of using the F60 relay. The EnerVista™ suite provides all the tools to monitor the status of the protected asset, maintain the relay, and integrate information measured by the F60 into DCS or SCADA monitoring systems. Convenient COMTRADE and Sequence of Events viewers are an integral part of the UR setup software included with every UR relay, to carry out postmortem event analysis and ensure proper protection system operation. Learn More
Cyber Security - CyberSentry UR (FW v7.xx)
CyberSentry enables UR devices to
deliver full cyber security features that help
customers to comply with NERC CIP and NITIR 7628 cyber security requirements through supporting the following core features:
- Password Complexity
- AAA Server Support (Radius)
- Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
- Event Recorder (Syslog for SEM)
Fully Compatible with GE's Multlilin HardFiber System
- Provides support for GE's
IEC 61850 HardFiber Process Bus Solution:
- Complete IEC 61850 Process Bus Solution providing resource optimization and minimizing total P&C life cycle costs Learn More
New and Enhanced Communication Capabilities (FW v7.xx)
- Three independent Ethernet ports
- Time Synchronization via IEEE 1588
- Synchrophasor data multicast with IEC 61850-90-5 support
- PRP as per IEC 62439-3 (FW 7.10)
Extended Oscillography Records (FW v7.xx)
- Configurable events allow for records of up to 45s at 64 samples per cycle
New and Enhanced Protection and Control Functionality (FW version 5.90)
New thermal overload element
New broken conductor element
F60 Protection System to Deliver Synchrophasor Capabilities (FW version 5.90)
- Complies with C37.118 (2011)
- IEC 61850-90-5 for multicast synchrophasor