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  • NCD3 Upgrade Datasheet  

    This note summarizes new features in NCD3 and describes the procedure for obtaining / updating to NCD3.

    October 19, 2011

  • Orion NCD Datasheet  

    NovaTech Communications Director (NCD) is a powerful software package for programming the Orion family of Automation Platforms. Users are able to configure multiple protocols without the need for tedious programming or scripting.

    October 4, 2011

  • OrionLX™ IEC 61131-3 Datasheet  

    The OrionLX can now be ordered with the five IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Background on IEC 61131-3 IEC 61131-3 is the international standard for programmable logic controller (PLC) programming languages and specifies the syntax, semantics and display for five languages:
    • Ladder Diagram (LD)
    • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
    • Structured Text (ST)
    • Instruction List (IL)
    • Sequential Function Chart (SFC)

    August 31, 2011

  • D/3® V14.0 Enhancements At-A-Glance Datasheet  

    D/3 Version 14 delivers numerous important security, configuration, optimization, system, and 8000 Series I/O enhancements that improve product quality, operational efficiency and enhance your bottom line.

    March 28, 2011

  • TechTalk Spring 2011  

    Low-Cost Orion WEBserver SCADA for Smaller Utilities
    Applications for OrionLX Advanced Math and Logic
    Bitronics Updates
    Orion Product Update

    March 9, 2011

  • Distributed Combination I/O Datasheet  

    The rugged Distributed Combination I/O module (DCIO) provides eight isolated analog inputs – 300V dc channel-to-channel – as well as eight isolated discrete inputs and outputs.

    February 4, 2011

  • False trips, unexplained outages, equipment damage and other power system problems can be identified by the Bitronics 70 Series high-speed measurement and recording IED. In these applications, the Bitronics IED often takes on additional tasks as a SCADA IED and a flexible display.

    February 2, 2011

  • With the release of firmware version 3.04, all new 70 Series IEDs (M571, M572, M871, M872) can now automatically extract the peak fault current from the disturbance recorder and make that available to be read by SCADA in DNP3 protocol.

    January 28, 2011

  • Bitronics® 70 Series IEDs can meet all of the Disturbance Monitoring and Reporting Requirements for NERC PRC-002-1 and draft standard PRC-002-2, which when approved will replace PRC-002-1 and PRC-018-1. These standards define disturbance monitoring and reporting requirements for transmission and generation.

    January 28, 2011

  • The revised (May 2009) NERC BAL-005-0.1b standard states, “Each Balancing Authority shall at least annually check and calibrate its time error and frequency devices against a common reference.

    January 28, 2011

  • The use of Controlled Switching Systems (CSS) to operate transmission shunt capacitor banks has proven to be a cost effective and reliable means of mitigating capacitor switching transients.

    January 1, 2011

  • Moving real-time data and control commands between the D/3 Process Automation System and field devices, through the Orion5r Automation Platform, using Modbus TCP requires configuration know-how as well as an understanding of the application and the specific field devices, field connections and data types. This note highlights key configuration steps and provides background material to properly set up this interface.

    January 1, 2011

  • This system demonstrates two simultaneous connections to a Form6 Control: one connection to access SCADA data and the other connection to access engineering data using ProView. The remote PC running ProView is connected via an analog dial-in phone line to the OrionLX which “passes through” ProView to the Form6. This application note details PC settings, OrionLX settings and Form6 settings to make this application work.

    January 1, 2011

  • TechTalk Fall 2010  

    OrionLX Added to CAISO Vendor and Third Party Engineering Firm List
    Video Available: Orion Configuration for NERC CIP, Bitronics 50 Series SCADA/Network Configuration, and Orion SCADA Configuration
    Bitronics 50 Series Update
    Controlled Switching Systems Paper Available

    December 30, 2010

  • D/3® Distributed Control System Datasheet: A4  

    D/3® Loop Optimizer is designed to provide a highly intuitive and effective platform for all PID loop tuning on a D/3 system. It solves common problems associated with tuning PID control loops and it allows users to model, analyze, and tune PID control loops quickly, accurately, and consistently.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® Loop Optimizer Datasheet: A4  

    D/3® Loop Optimizer is designed to provide a highly intuitive and effective platform for all PID loop tuning on a D/3 system. It solves common problems associated with tuning PID control loops and it allows users to model, analyze, and tune PID control loops quickly, accurately, and consistently.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® System Architecture Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a completely scalable solution to meet your current and future process control needs. NovaTech D/3 products are currently employed by customers with as few as 50 and as many as 40,000 tags — with room to grow to over 100,000 tags. The D/3 consists of four major components: OCMs, DCMs, PCMs, and I/O.

    December 21, 2010

  • FlexBatch® Recipe & Batch Control Datasheet: A4  

    Control of batch manufacturing and product recipes represents a plant’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. After all, efficiency and uniformity impact yield and ultimately R.O.I. Now, you can integrate recipe management and the manufacturing process with FlexBatch®.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® TotalVision® HMI: A4  

    TotalVision® provides an unparalleled display of real time process information. Custom graphics, built using dynamic objects from our extensive library, make it easy for the operator to control the process, enter information, and interact with sequence programs.

    December 21, 2010

  • D/3® Alarm Management Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) includes a powerful and flexible Alarm Management capability that focuses the operator on the most critical portions of the process needing attention.

    December 20, 2010

  • D/3® System Configuration Datasheet: A4  

    Configuring the D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) using D/3 Windows configuration utilities is easier than ever. Configuration is mostly a matter of selecting the appropriate options by checking boxes and selecting from pull-down lists.

    December 20, 2010

  • Orion Security Features Comparison Datasheet  

    The OrionLX/Orion5rL Automation Platforms are designed with access controls, intrusion protection and security logging to meet or exceed NERC CIP Cyber Security standards for critical cyber assets. The OrionLX/Orion5rL are designed to provide a migration path to upgrade the existing Orion5/Orion5r platforms to meet these new security requirements. Configuration conversions tools are provided to preserve engineering investments. This datasheet summarizes security features on the OrionLX/Orion5rL compared to the Orion5/Orion5r.

    December 17, 2010

  • D/3® PCM 4200 Process Control Module Datasheet: A4  

    The D/3® Process Control Module (PCM) is a real-time, microprocessor based computer that provides distributed automation and control capabilities for continuous and batch process plant operations. The PCM 4200 is form-factor compatible with earlier cabinets and provides an upgrade path for PCM I, PCM II, PCM III, and PCM 2000 micros.

    December 10, 2010

  • PowerPlex® Digital Power Transducer Datasheet  

    The Bitronics PowerPlex instrument is a utility-grade, three-phase, digital power transducer that connects directly to instrument transformers. Direct-connect high-voltage inputs are also available. The design and components are field-proven in the substation environment with all inputs transformer isolated.

    November 20, 2010

  • 70 Series Disturbance Recorder Datasheet  

    The need for monitoring and recording at any level of the Power Network System has been recognized for a long time. The electric power utility industry requires significant improvement in the quality of power supply provided to its customers. Customers require stable power in order to maintain expensive equipment and processes without interruption or effect.

    November 18, 2010

  • M87x Family S13, S14, S15 Signal Input Module Sheet  

    Key Features
    • Supports various system configurations
    • 6 ac currents up to 100A RMS (S13), 20A RMS (S14) or 4A RMS (S15)
    • 8 voltages for up to 600V peak to ground
    • Ideal for bus-tie or tie-line breakers and cap banks as well as dual feeder or breaker-and-a-half line configuration

    November 17, 2010

  • M87x Family V10 Power Supply Module Sheet  

    Key Features
    • Operates from either ac or dc source
    • 115V/230V ac
    • 24/48/125/250V dc
    • 25W minimum output power from the combined 5 V and 3.3V supplies
    • Standard cPCI power connector

    November 17, 2010

  • FlexBatch® ISA-88 Batch Management Software Datasheet  

    Control of batch manufacturing and product recipes represents a plant’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity for competitive advantage. After all, efficiency and uniformity impact yield and ultimately R.O.I. Now, you can integrate recipe management and the manufacturing process with FlexBatch®.

    November 17, 2010

  • D/3® TotalVision® HMI Datasheet  

    TotalVision® provides an unparalleled display of real time process information. Custom graphics, built using dynamic objects from our extensive library, make it easy for the operator to control the process, enter information, and interact with sequence programs.

    November 17, 2010

  • M87x Family P30, P31 Digital Input/Output Module Sheet  

    Key Features
    • Eight isolated inputs (P30A) or sixteen isolated inputs (P31)/four isolated outputs
    • Two input voltage ranges, jumper selectable
    • 2000V ac, 1 min. isolation, I/O to I/O and I/O to case
    • CompactPCITM bus
    • Hot swap suppor

    November 17, 2010

  • M87x Family P40 Transducer Input Module Sheet  

    Key Features
    • Eight bi-directional inputs
    • Three input ranges, jumper selectable
    • Input terminals have internal transorb clamp and 90 V spark gap protection
    • CompactPCITM bus
    • Hot swap suppor

    November 17, 2010

  • M87x Family S10, S11, S12 Signal Input Module Sheet  

    Key Features
    • Supports various system configurations
    • 4 ac currents up to 100A RMS (S10), 20A RMS (S11) or 4A RMS (S12)
    • 10 voltages for up to 600V peak to ground
    • Ideal for bus-tie or tie-line breakers and cap bank

    November 17, 2010

  • Orion NCare Datasheet  

    Orion NCare is a comprehensive support program for NovaTech Utility products including the Orion Automation Platform, Distributed Discrete I/O (DDIO), Analog I/O and Security Products. The NCare program is available to any purchaser of NovaTech Utility products.

    November 12, 2010

  • Orion DA-Master Datasheet  

    The Orion DA-Master is a NovaTech Orion with specialized software that allows it to function as an independent Master Controller in a single or multi-feeder, single or multi-substation Distribution Automation System.

    November 12, 2010

  • The OrionLX was specifically designed for applications in electrical substations. Its modularity and scalability enable it to be cost effective for both transmission and distribution applications. This document summarizes key design features.

    November 11, 2010

  • Customized webpages and pre-formatted webpages can be configured to create a comprehensive Orion web-based substation HMI, including one-line diagrams, IED faceplates, control screens, alarms, trending, sequence of events and communications diagnostics. Pages can include controls for breakers, tap changers, regulators and other substation devices. Security is provided with secure protocols and individual user authentication levels for page access, device control and alarm acknowledgement.

    November 10, 2010

  • Orion offers two solutions for expansion beyond the standard 17 serial ports: the software option Cascaded Orions and the network protocol option STCP. STCP, or SEL® Protocol over TCP, is designed to work with SEL relays and enables one or more expansion Orions to serve as a “port switch” or “terminal server” to a Master OrionLX. Up to 96 SEL relays can be connected using STCP. Any Orion can be used as the “port switch” Orion, and can be located local or remote to the Master OrionLX.

    November 10, 2010