Areva Software Micom S1 Agile is a powerful and versatile engineering tool suite for configuring and maintaining MiCOM P40 Agile relays, which are widely used for protection, control and monitoring of electrical power systems. In this article, we will introduce the main features and benefits of Areva Software Micom S1 Agile, and show you how to use it effectively for your power system projects.
What is Areva Software Micom S1 Agile?
Areva Software Micom S1 Agile is a graphical, universal and intuitive software tool suite that provides users with access to all automation IED configuration and record data. It supports all existing MiCOM P40 Agile ranges, including legacy products such as K-series and Modulex, and includes a utility for automatic conversion of setting files from previous generations of numerical relays to the latest P40 Agile models. It also supports new features such as programmable curves, redundant Ethernet configuration, disturbance record extraction and analysis, remote HMI and topology tools for busbar schemes, and more.
Areva Software Micom S1 Agile is presented as tiles rather than menu items, to provide a more user-friendly experience. Users can easily navigate through the different tools and functions with a few mouse clicks. Areva Software Micom S1 Agile also offers optimum management of the installed base, structured as per the substation topology, with version control and cross-checking facilities for IED settings, real-time measurement visualization, and integrated configuration and monitoring features.
Why use Areva Software Micom S1 Agile?
Areva Software Micom S1 Agile offers many advantages for power system engineers who need to configure and maintain MiCOM P40 Agile relays. Some of the key benefits are:
Powerful, free of charge, PC tool suite that covers all aspects of IED engineering.
Compatible with all MiCOM P40 Agile relays, including legacy products, with no loss of functionality or device support.
Easy to use and intuitive interface with file management facilities and logical structure based on substation, voltage level and bay.
Flexible and customizable protection elements, curves and settings to suit different applications and requirements.
Comprehensive current, voltage, power and frequency protection for overhead lines, underground cables, busbars, breakers, transformers, reactors and distributed generation.
Advanced features such as circuit breaker failure and condition monitoring, switchgear supervision, distance-to-fault location, PMU and busbar scheme support.
Substation communications including IEC 61850, Ethernet redundancy, serial and concurrent protocols.
Compact, withdrawable design for reduced space applications.
Eco-designed with Product Environmental Profile (PEP), no resident battery.
How to use Areva Software Micom S1 Agile?
To use Areva Software Micom S1 Agile effectively, you need to follow these steps:
Download Areva Software Micom S1 Agile from GE Grid Solutions website using the contact form link below. This will also ensure that you are kept up-to-date with all the latest enhancements, including updates and bug fixes.
Install Areva Software Micom S1 Agile on your PC. You will need a Windows operating system (Windows 7 or later) and a minimum of 4 GB RAM.
Connect your PC to the MiCOM P40 Agile relay using an Ethernet cable or a USB cable. You can also use a serial cable if your relay has a serial port.
Launch Areva Software Micom S1 Agile from your PC. You will see a dashboard with different tiles representing the different tools and functions available.
Select the tile that corresponds to the task you want to perform. For example, if you want to send or extract setting files from the relay, select the Settings tile. If you want to view or analyze event and disturbance records from the relay, select the Records tile. If you want to configure or monitor the relay in real time, select the IED tile.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete your task. c481cea774