• ANDRITZ GROUP
  • HYDRO Products
  • Automation for the hydropower industry
  • Synchronizing systems

Synchronizing with success

Paralleling of generators to power systems or one power system to another is a particularly tricky undertaking.

At one time, it took a steady hand and full concentration, and this then set the pulse soaring. Nowadays, you can relax and perform this operation automatically using state-of-the-art, technically mature technology. Watch calmly as the needles move over your screen, all to the barely discernible sound of synchronization coming from the machine room. All data are logged, allowing you to analyze even the most complicated sequences afterwards in the office.

HIPASE-S

HIPASE-S is a new synchronization device for paralleling generators to grids in electrical systems used in a wide frequency range (50, 60, 16.7 Hz nominal). HIPASE-S provides enhanced setting features for the synchronization, covering all requirements of up-to-date grids. HIPASE-S represents the improvement of the synchronization device type SYN3000 which has been used for decades. HIPASE-S has very large non-volatile data memories. This enables long-time records of several synchronization operations.

The measurement of the three phase voltage and current allows a detailed qualitative offline evaluation of the synchronization operation. The stored graphs and result evaluations may be out read either directly on the innovative touch panel or by using the engineering tool.

Parameterization is performed in separate input windows. The fully graphical function block diagram editor can be used to create user-defined logic functions outside of the actual synchronization functions in order to minimize external controls. For additional logic functions up to 32 digital inputs and 36 outputs are available.

SYN 3000

Synchronization provides five operating modes:

  • Generator with system or line
  • Synchronous or asynchronous systems or lines
  • Synchronous or asynchronous systems or lines with dead bus or line
  • Synchronizing check for manual connection
  • Auto transfer supervision of bus-bar systems

As a special function, the circuit breaker (CB) closing time can be measured and stored as a parameter. The basic design contains numerous internal safety functions (double voltage measuring circuits, fail-safe connections for the CB command outputs). To meet the highest of standards, a 2-channel unit can be used.

With the easy-to-use SYN-WIN software, synchronization processes are displayed online on a computer screen. The synchronizing process can be tracked on analog measuring instruments (double voltmeter, double frequency meter, and synchronoscope) overlaid on screen. The entire synchronizing process is logged automatically and can be displayed afterwards graphically for analysis and optimization purposes. This software allows the parameters of the SYN 3000 to be entered, modified and saved with password protection.

SYN 3000

SYN 3000

SYN-WIN

With the easy-to-use SYN-WIN software, synchronization processes are displayed online on a computer screen. The synchronizing process can be tracked on analog measuring instruments (double voltmeter, double frequency meter, and synchronoscope) overlaid on screen. The entire synchronizing process is logged automatically and can be displayed afterwards graphically for analysis and optimization purposes. This software allows the parameters of the SYN 3000 to be entered, modified and saved with password protection.

SICAM 1703 ACP

If the Al 6303 automation module from the SICAM 1703 ACP product line is used, the synchronization process can be integrated directly into the automation and control system.
With the direct transformer signal interface, there is no need for an additional interface level. As an integrated component, this synchronization tool has all the system properties of the SICAM 1703 ACP product line for project planning and visualization in addition to its own specific features

AI 6304

AI 6304