ABB: RTU520 radically reduces commissioning time

2017-03-14 - Pre-configured RTU520 enables clear split between engineering work and parameter setting.

  • New workflow of traditional distribution automation system engineering
  • Parameter change in only two minutes
  • 80% savings in the commissioning time

RTU520 together with the newly released software provides a ground breaking innovation in distribution automation for power grids. “We developed a concept to reduce engineering time when handling a large number of RTUs with minimal variations. Before this kind of set-up required a lot of engineering work and therefore it was time consuming and costly“, says Thorsten Platz, the Global Sales Manager of the RTU500 series. “With the new workflow the commissioning time has been minimized by 80%", he concludes.

Configuration of the RTU can now be done in two steps with the pre-engineered solution:

1. Experienced engineer creates a typical configuration and defines the variables.
2. Commissioning personnel changes only some plant-specific parameters via web browser in a user specific view.

This innovation radically changes the workflow of traditional distribution automation system engineering to minimize commissioning time on site, as commissioning personnel do not need to be trained or experienced with the RTU520. The benefits for the customer are the possibility to store configuration including logic directly on a SD card and its easy handling for commissioning personnel. Customer can also use the commissioning personnel for final parameter setting. The result is a foolproof engineering process.

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ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.