Power automation components are becoming increasingly common in substations and power plants. However, the complexity and diversity of the industry and different components makes strict adherence to the IEC 61850 communication standard crucial to ensure interoperability and safety.
DNV GL’s switch and IED functional testing service provides independent evidence that your device is suitable for use in a redundant IEC 61850 network and complies with the IEC 61850-3 standard. By demonstrating compliance, you provide potential customers and other stakeholders with confidence in the quality, safety and reliability of your devices – creating a unique selling point that increases marketability.
Testing covers all devices functions, including:
- Fault recovery performance
- Quality of Service (QoS)
- Virtual LAN behaviour
- Redundancy protocol functions (PRP, HSR, RSTP)
A reputation for quality
As an impartial, invested industry partner, DNV GL brings decades of experience to the functional testing of your device. We have built up a deep understanding of the standards, and are actively involved in user groups and standardisation bodies. This in-depth know-how is combined with extensive field experience, allowing us to develop efficient and respected test procedures. Testing can be carried out at our state-of-the-art laboratories, or at your own site. After completion, a detailed test report is issued, proving the value of your component.