The OrionLX or OrionLXm acts as a data and control hub in an innovative shore power substation solution by Cochran Marine. In the application, ships anchored in harbor are connected to shore power through a combination of a tap changing transformer, frequency converter, and circuit breaker. Bitronics recorders and meters, and Orion data processing and local HMI, tie it all together. Operators enter the voltage and frequency of the docked ship into the local HMI and initiate the switch to shore power, and the math and logic functions in Orion manage the auto synchronization of source and load. Docked ships running on shore power can turn off their diesel power, resulting in lower emissions and reduced environmental impact while the ship is docked.
Software for this Application
Includes XML protocol to transfer data into custom webpages. Also include Inkscape plug-ins to simplify point selection and for graphics libraries.
Advanced Math and Logic
Performs all function of the OrionLX Math and Logic module plus includes advanced functions such as poll modification, string manipulation, arrays, File I/O (open text file, extract data or make changes, close and re-save). This package is based on the Lua programming language and executes much faster and uses less CPU processing than the standard Math and Logic Module.
OrionLX Hardware Features for this Application
Board with VGA Video Port, 3rd Ethernet Port, Audio Port and two USB Ports for keyboard and mouse (requires HP CPU).
The Orion Family of Substation Automation Platforms and I/O perform an expanding array of automation and security applications in electric utility substations, with minimal setup and maintenance. A single Orion can replace multiple legacy boxes in a substation, reducing hardware, design, wiring, and panel costs.
A Hot Active – Standby Redundancy capability is now available for the OrionLX and OrionLXm. This new design simplifies operation and diagnostics in multiple redundant substation automation and SCADA applications.
NovaTech Orion I/O™ is an extension of the family of OrionLX™ Automation Platforms for substation automation and incorporates the same security features, software tools and “NCD” configuration as the OrionLX. It is a rack-mountable I/O assembly with four slots—A, B, C, and D—that can be filled with any combination of I/O cards: currently 16-Point Discrete Input Card,
NovaTech now offers complete packaged solutions for pole top mounting to support distribution automation applications. Solutions are engineered and packaged per customer specification and can include a user-specified enclosure, locking door with door switch, radio and associated distribution sensors.
NovaTech, in partnership with Caral Soluciones Energeticas (Peru) donated OrionLX Substation Automation Platform equipment that will assist students and teachers in the development of new ecosystems through simulation and modern technology.
At DistribuTECH 2017, NovaTech is exhibiting the new Orion I/O™ for substations. It delivers NERC CIP-compliant security, the highest I/O density (up to 64 in 2 RU) and the lowest cost per point (under $20). Orion I/O is a member of the OrionLX™ family, which means the right combination of flexibility and ease-of-use.
Rep. Kevin Yoder (3rd Congressional District of Kansas) presented NovaTech a letter of recognition from and an American flag that flew over the Capitol. This award was in recognition of shipping over 20,000 American manufactured products worldwide.
With the rapid adoption of the IEC 61850 standard by many US-based utilities, Distributed Event Recorders are becoming easier to create. Bruce’s presentation explains why the application of fault recorders could…
The NovaTech Orion WEBserver uses open-source graphics development, a pre-defined library of faceplates, a tiled alarm annunciator and simple setup to provide small and medium-sized utilities with a robust, low-cost SCADA solution for substation monitoring.
Almost half of NovaTech’s business is in Systems and Services including web page design, panel design, math and logic development, Orion configuration, and onsite installation and commissioning. Mark Matassa explains how our engineers can work with you to reduce project execution time at the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.