Netcontrol's secure, connected solutions are daily helping hundreds of power utilities and energy operators to implement and operate intelligent grids that cut both costs and carbon use and deliver critical resilience in a world where security and quality of supply is becoming ever more essential and ever harder to maintain.
Their products include substation gateway controllers, SCADA systems for control centres, RTUs, motor actuators, recloser and switch controllers, data radio devices and network solutions based on IP technology. All are designed for retrofit as well as for new installations, and all integrate perfectly with products from a wide range of other manufacturers. Network automation is what they do. It is the sole focus of both their operations, research and development. When you talk to Netcontrol, you talk to the experts.
Netcontrol is an international company in the energy network automation industry. They are committed to understanding their customers’ needs to offer their customers excellent services. To support and provide them with unique industry-leading systems for utility supervisory and control, substation and distribution automation and long range, secure utility communication.
Their objective is to offer the best experience of secure connectivity and control of primary and secondary equipment in the energy utility networks and smart grids of today and tomorrow. Their solutions are durable, safe and easy to connect to existing and new multi-vendor primary and secondary systems; put simply, they provide the best life-cycle experience of products in the industry.
Driven by their customers’ needs and their belief in secure connectivity, they actively work to deliver continuous improvements to their products. The Netcontrol team consists of professional engineers and they spend a high percentage of their revenue on research and development.
Netcontrol's customers include electricity companies, renewable energy producers, electric railways, energy intensive industry plants, and district heating plants and pumping stations. Netcontrol systems are operating in countries across the world, including their original Nordic base, the Middle East, UK, northern and central Europe, Americans, Africa and South East Asia.
The 3M QX Sensored Termination contains a pre-calibrated, highly accurate, passive voltage sensor. A current sensor could integrated in the termination. The Sensored Termination is suitable for retrofitting a large variety of existing medium voltage (MV) switchgears without upgrading existing structures, and is designed to provide data reliably even in environments that may present a broad variability of frequency and temperature. The sensors are installed directly into the MV power lines.
These sensors are designed according in conformance with IEC 61869, and enable a precise measurement without calibration on site. The accuracy of the sensors is constant over the rated lifetime. Adjustment are not necessary. The installation requires powering down the distribution transformer for a short period of time, replacing the existing conventional termination and installing the 3M Sensored Termination. Once installed and connected, the 3M Sensored Terminations is immediately ready for use. The 3M Sensored Terminations is suitable for a broad range of voltage classes and cables cross-sections. The 3M Sensored Termination is supplied generally with 4-meter length sensor cables. The sensor cables can be provided with different connection interfaces (simple pins,
RJ45 plug, etc).
Today’s requirements for a central SCADA system are tough.
With the ever‑expanding mass of monitoring data and various controls, utility companies and other enterprises in charge of complex processes need an efficient SCADA (supervisory control and data aquisition) system for presenting the data and controls to their human operators. Information security is, of course, a key requirement. It also will not hurt if those parts can be automated that are best handled with no human intervention at all. The system must tolerate faults in its individual components because availability is vital in today’s business environment. At the same time, the system should be flexible and easy to expand according to the company’s needs.
Built upon nearly three decades of experience, the Netcon 3000 SCADA system fulfills today’s requirements.
Netcon 3000 enhances power network availability by easing your operators’ work and protects your investments long into the future because it is flexible, open and easily expanded.
Netcontrol has a strong track record of delivering modern, cyber‑secure communication solutions that support legacy serial devices.
A secure, reliable and cost‑effective data communication network is the backbone of any modern remote control and telemetry system. The trend has long been from dedicated, fixed‑banwidth serial connections to flexible, multipurpose IP networks. To aid utilities in such modernization, Netcontrol has developed the secure All-IP concept. The products in Netcontrol’s Gateway family, however, are also designed to interface existing serial devices at substations, so that these can be used until the end of their economical life cycles but still be part of a modern automation system. In addition, Netcontrol offers its own private data radios for transmitting serially coded telemetry and remote control data over the air, along with other devices for wireless communication, which is sometimes the most efficient solution for remote sites.
The Gateway Server and the Netcon GW502‑iM are designed for flexible and cyber‑secure data communication in today’s IP networks. Depending on the scale, either can be used as a gateway between substations and the central SCADA system – as the so‑called SCADA front end.
Both of these products run the reliable, resilient and secure Linux operating system. They come with built‑in VPN (virtual private network) and firewall functionality in order to secure the data traffic over the IP network and to the isolate the central SCADA network from it. In addition to pure IP routing, both can run the Netcon NFE communication software to handle conversions among a large number of standard and proprietary telecontrol protocols. Thus a large assortment of different vendors’ substation RTUs can be connected to the SCADA system. Crucial to the gateway role, both are easily duplicated for better fault tolerance.
The Gateway Server is Netcontrol’s heavy‑duty gateway product. Today it is often best implemented as a virtual server running on the same hardware platform with other SCADA‑related servers.
The Netcon GW502‑iM is a standalone gateway/RTU that includes all the functionality needed in a substation without conventional, individually wired IO. It comes standard with the dozens of telecontrol protocols supported by Netcontrol’s NFE software.
The PDR 300 is Netcontrol’s new multipurpose radio modem for wireless serial‑data communication between remote sites and the master station.
Operating within separately licensed VHF/UHF frequency bands, the PDR 300 private data radio enables the remote monitoring and control of substations over a wide geographical area in a cost‑effective manner. This is thanks to its ability to forward messages to other radios in the network. Up to six such repeaters may be used between the radio first sending out the message and the last, most distant one along the path.
The PDR 300 radio comes with several different software options, so that it is easily configured – and reconfigured – for specific needs. The options are backwards‑compatible with the previous PDR 121, RNI 12, RNO 401 and RNO 501 radios.
NM-CCU 500 cabinet with front cover open-door-open
The NM-CCU 500 is a network data concentrator with an optional touch screen panel capable of connecting System NM outstations to many kinds of SCADA systems.
With the proper equipment and software, even the mobile 3G and 4G networks of commercial providers can be used to connect remote stations and switching stations to the central SCADA system with no compromise in cyber security or reliability.
The Netcon 500 can be equipped with the required number of Ethernet, serial and individually wired IO interfaces for connection to protection relays and other subordinate devices, therefore being suitable for medium and large substations.
Netcon 100 Rack4 with HMI162
The Netcon 100 is a control and monitoring solution for smart distribution networks, capable of the remote/local control of switching devices as well as power quality measurements and sophisticated fault indications for medium voltage feeders. It can even include integrated feeder protection with auto-reclosing.
Monitor the LV feeders with in a transformer station with the addition of the EWS feeder monitor unit. Providing power quality and current and voltage parameters via GSM or Ethernet to better understand power flows, dips and surges and power quality issues.
With cost effective, portable and easy to install Wibeee devices, Industrial Consumers can accurately measure their energy consumption in order to identify wastage and damaging power quality issues, thereby reducing their costs and risk of electrical early life failures.