SICAM PAS Application Performance, -Today, I want to share that in recent years I have been working on Substation Automation System Commissioning & troubleshooting. I have been working on this work since 2017, Now I am staying as a Freelance Substation Automation Engineer since last year. This is a special case about my experience while I am working as a regular Substation Automation Engineer. Okay, Let’s talk about the topic.
SICAM PAS Application Performance
First, there is much available software for Power Automation Distribution systems in the market, but when it comes to the high flexibility system then you might consider using SICAM PAS. I am talking about the specific software that is designed for Substation Automation systems like SYS600 (ABB), iFix (GE), etc. However, when your system needs some communication protocol, then you might need to know that SICAM PAS has many options for communication protocols.
The IEC-61850 protocol is a standard protocol for substation automation systems, while you might need to communicate with SCADA and DCS from the Power Source. This is the protocol that is used to communicate IEDs (like SIPROTEC-5) with the Substation Automation System Software like SICAM PAS.
The last project that I have been working on is about upgrading Substation Automation System (Hardware & Software) in Paiton Unit 3. The Siemens Substation Automation system has been live for about 8-10 years since 2011, which is a quite good and stable performance although that last condition on-site not perfectly working on redundancy system.
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SICAM PAS Software Update
Siemens has been developing SICAM PAS since the beginning as special software for Substation Automation System. SICAM PAS Update software is now available for V8.18, which you can download from the siemens support industry. Every update of SICAM PAS software is a way to get maximum performance during the live monitoring system. The process upgrade/updating SICAM PAS is easy, but it needs special preparation when your system is live.
SICAM PAS Redundancy
A redundant system is standard protection while operating Power Distribution, that is the reason SICAM PAS has a feature. The main aim of a redundancy system is to back up the system when the main system is down. It is a good feature to get the best result while your system is live, the backup will automatically run after the main system is in downtime.
What problems often occur in SICAM PAS?
The most problem that I have seen with the SICAM PAS Application is from the power source of the Industrial PC hardware like the SIMATIC IPC. The unstable voltage or power source will be the most reason for the system downtime. make sure you have a good power source, and also have the backup power that is ready to change the main power source when it is lost.
The other problem that causes SICAM PAS to fail to operate is the Network, Make sure your system has a good Topology Network condition.
Finally, that is all about the SICAM PAS Application Performance in my view based on my experience. Thank you.