Power Hour 2021-02-10 | EXPERT MODE: Lua
0:06:01 Lua optimization
0:08:30 Loops – while, repeat, for
1:04:31 String manipulation
1:28:50 File I/O
1:38:00 Command line access
1:50:26 Lua file commands
Orion I/O Datasheet
NovaTech Orion I/O is an extension of the family of OrionLX Automation Platforms for substation automation and incorporates the same security features, software tools and “NCD” configuration as the OrionLX. It is a rack-mountable I/O assembly with four slots—A, B, C, and D—that can be filled with any combination of I/O cards.
Upgrade Legacy E/M Relay Substations
The Bitronics® M871 fault recorder and measurement IED can add automation to legacy substations with electromechanical (E/M) relays. The Bitronics M871 provides a lower cost automation upgrade solution compared to a microprocessor relay upgrade.
50 Series SCADA Meter Datasheet
Bitronics® has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series panel meters continue this tradition of excellence, providing solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M65x are multifunction meters with a range of measurement capabilities, while the M350 are 3-phase ammeter and voltmeters.
M650 Multifunction Meter Datasheet
Bitronics has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series of SCADA meters continues this tradition of excellence, providing single function and multifunction solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M650 is a family of multifunction meters with a range of measurement capabilities. The M650 meters have an incomparable display, are simple to set up and use, and offer superior communications flexibility.
Power Hour 2020-07-29 | Remote root | Linux commands | En/disable polling | Inkscape tricks | Auto login | Key files | LogicPak Delay | AAR
02:04 Enabling Remote Root
03:00 Networking Linux commands
06:44 Make a rear serial port a MMI/diagnostic port
08:00 LUA – how to enable/disable port polling
22:23 Inkscape tips & tricks part 2
– Importing images and photos
– Object grouping, titles, properties, permissions
– Align and distribute
40:45 Auto Login and attached screen behavior
45:55 WebUI – Inactive Redirect
47:57 Orion keyfiles
49:35 LogicPak Delay function
50:40 Alarm/Archive/Retentive software module
M651 Multifunction Transducer Datasheet
Bitronics® has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series of SCADA meters and transducers continues this tradition of excellence, providing single function and multifunction solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M651 is a family of multifunction transducers with a range of measurement capabilities. The M651 transducers are simple to set up and use, and offer superior communications flexibility. There are two M651 models (B3 and M3).
Power Hour 2021-01-27 | AAR | Configuration in NCD | Binary alarms | Analog alarms | Archive | Retentive | Tile Annunciator | Trending
0:02:57 Introduction to AAR
0:11:50 Configuring AAR within NCD
0:16:36 Adding points to AAR
0:20:40 Binary alarms
0:28:39 Analog alarms
0:45:37 Tile Annunciator
0:53:10 Alarms and settings on the Orion
1:01:06 Archive on the Orion
1:02:40 Trending on the Orion
D/3® DCS as a SCADA Replacement. A Success Story
Ever thought about using D/3 as a SCADA replacement? ZEBRA did…and their profits have been flowing ever since. Benefits Realized • Safe operation of pipeline • Robust and reliable control • Exceptional visibility into process • High-availability 99.999% • Effective engineering support • Affordable life-cycle costs
M653 Multifunction Three Display Meter Datasheet
Bitronics® has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series of SCADA meters continues this tradition of excellence, providing single function and multifunction solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M653 is a family of multifunction three display meters with a range of measurement capabilities. The M653 meters have three incomparable displays, are simple to set up and use, and offer superior communications flexibility. Having three separate displays in one panel allows for fast identification of three-phase conditions without scrolling.
M350 3-Phase Ammeters or Voltmeter Datasheet
Bitronics has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 15 years. The Bitronics 50 Series of SCADA meters continues this tradition of excellence, providing single function and multifunction solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics M350 is a family of three-phase meters for voltage and current measurement. The M350 meters have large displays, are simple to set up and use, and offer superior communications flexibility.
The First Twenty-Five Years of D/3®
The NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) is an open process automation system that controls a wide variety of industrial processes. This video, produced to commemorate its 25th anniversary, recounts its history with archival images and humorous employee anecdotes.
D/3® Express Mobile Client Introduction
An introduction to the D3Express™ mobile application, providing read-only access from anywhere via your smartphone or tablet (with no additional licensing).
D650 Universal Display
The Bitronics® D650 Universal Display is designed to connect to substation IEDs to display measurement values resident in those IEDs.
ProcessVision™ Features Profile
A brief overview of NovaTech’s D/3 DCS ProcessVision console, outlining the new features designed to deliver a modern yet familiar user experience that will delight new users and seasoned D/3 veterans alike.
D650 Detached Display Datasheet
The D650 Detached Display is targeted to replace the Model M870D Detached Display.
D/3® Distributed Control System Overview
This video introduces the D/3, the Distributed Control System trusted by many Fortune 100 companies to keep their global operations’ continuous and batch processes running smoothly and efficiently. Part one reviews the system architecture and configuration tools.
60 Series SCADA Meter Datasheet
Bitronics® has been providing excellence in digital metering for local indication and SCADA communications for over 20 years. The Bitronics 60 Series, advanced panel meters, continue this tradition of excellence, providing solutions for 3-phase metering. The Bitronics 60 Series are multifunction meters with a range of measurement capabilities.
NovaTech Time-Lapse Video Replacing Quantum I/O with 8000 I/O at DAK
A one-minute-long, time-lapse video that shows the replacement of Quantum I/O with NovaTech 8000 I/O at the DAK Americas PET plant in Cosoleacaque, Mexico. By prefabricating fully populated and tested panels and then shipping them directly to the job site, NovaTech was able to utilize much of the existing field terminations and cabinet wiring, thereby reducing the installation time.
Bitronics® Distribution Grid Monitor
Built around the Bitronics® M661P3, the Distribution Grid Monitor (DGM) can be deployed on the distribution feeder to interface with Lindsey and other pole top sensors. The DGM provides essential real-time measurements that enable Distribution Management applications to better manage voltages and maintain high power quality.
PowerPlex II Automation Transducer Datasheet
The PowerPlex II is an automation transducer with two sets of three-phase voltages and 1-cycle measurement update speeds suitable for generator and tie synchronization applications.
Chris Kourliouros Discusses NovaTech Products and Industry Trends
Chris Kourliouros, Director of Product Marketing at NovaTech @ ARC Industy Forum 2017
PowerPlex II Tethered Display (PPXIITD)
The PowerPlex II Tethered Display (PPXIITD) connects to the PowerPlex II Ethernet Transducer to provide a local display of measured values.
Planning an Effective I/O Upgrade
Reviewing the benefits, considerations, and steps required to migrate legacy I/O subsystems to NovaTech 8000.
This webinar focused on NovaTech 16000 and Modicon Quantum, and touch on Siemens 505, Rockwell 1771, and Modicon 200.
* Hardware installation alternatives
* Wiring options
* Software considerations
* Proven implementation strategies
M871 Single Line, Dual Bus Modular IED Datasheet
The Bitronics M871 IED provides a complete solution for monitoring and recording in substation applications. The advanced measuring, recording, and communications characteristics and utility-grade construction make it suitable for applications in AC distribution and transmission systems.
Introducing FlexBatch 5.0
FlexBatch integrates recipe management and the automation layer so operators can quickly and easily develop, scale up, modify and schedule batch manufacturing recipes for products ranging from beer to chocolate to specialty chemicals and more. FlexBatch delivers shorter time to first batch, reduced changeover times, increased throughput and production yield. New and existing products are brought to market faster and at lower cost, providing a strategic and financial advantage. Production staff can execute library procedures to overcome process upsets. All of which means a more nimble, responsive, and profitable process.
Power Hour 2020-12-02 | IEC 61850 basics | Server setup on Orion | Client setup on Orion | Testing configurations | Capturing IEC 61850 data traffic
0:01:31 IEC 61850 basics
0:18:27 Configuring IEC 61850 Server in NCD
0:48:05 Configuring IEC 61850 Client in NCD
0:54:29 Testing configurations by forcing points
1:00:00 Viewing and capturing IEC 61850 data traffic
M872 Dual Line, Dual Bus Modular IED Datasheet
The Bitronics® M872 IED provides a complete solution for monitoring and recording in substation applications. The advanced measuring, recording, and communications characteristics and utility-grade construction make it suitable for applications in AC distribution and transmission systems.
70 Series Software Datasheet
In applications ranging from traditional SCADA monitoring to automation & control and distributed disturbance recording, Bitronics meters and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) have set the gold standard for quality and dependability in the electric utility substation for decades. Bitronics 70 Series IEDs provide a wide-range of solutions in monitoring and recording and are supported by the following software:
• Bitronics 70 Series Configurator
• WaveWin® Bitronics
D/3® Version 16
D/3 Version 16 (D3v16) opens new horizons of reliability and ease of use for the DCS with the highest lifetime value in the industry. D3v16 is the first release to harness the next-generation Process Control Module 5 (PCM5) Series’ native Cyber Security and virtualization capabilities.
878 High Density I/O
The Bitronics® 878 is a self-powered, high density I/O device that provides combinations of digital inputs, digital outputs, and transducer inputs.
Power Hour 2020-10-14 | WEBserver SCADA customer examples | Custom HMI screens, layers, dynamic sub-screens | AAR | Tile Annunciator | Email, Redundancy, Security
04:35 What is WEBserver SCADA
07:47 Customer use examples of WEBserver
18:48 Overview of creating custom HMI screens
32:48 Example of using Layers
35:01 Link Referencing – SVG pages that can be reused for multiple devices
39:30 AAR – Alarm and Archive configuration and WebUI use and Trending
45:23 Configuring the Tile Annunciator
49:10 Emailing, Redundancy, and Security overview
MultiComm Digital Power Meter Datasheet
The Bitronics MultiComm™ instrument is a utility-grade, three-phase, digital power meter that connects directly to instrument transformers. Direct-connect high-voltage inputs are also available.
Power Hour 2020-11-11 | OrionLX+ card and power supply options | OrionLXm card options | OrionMX | Bitronics® M87x/878 options
0:08:42 OrionLX+ Type A & E cards
0:15:07 OrionLX+ Type B cards
0:21:15 OrionLX+ Type G cards
0:25:00 OrionLX+ Type C cards
0:29:24 OrionLX+ NovaCard #1
0:35:45 OrionLX+ power supply connector keying
0:46:57 OrionLXm S4 card jumpers
0:52:45 OrionLXm IO card jumpers
0:57:00 OrionLXm IN1 jumper
1:06:00 Bitronics 87x/878 jumper
AOC Family Analog Output Converter Datasheet
The Analog Output Converter family consists of network devices that provide transducer analog outputs from RS-485 serial ports on devices like the MultiComm meter, the PowerPlex transducer, and a 70 Series IED.
Power Hour 2020-12-16 | Bitronics® D650 overview | Configuration, flexible scaling, and tag names | DNP3 point list | Custom screens | Video of D650
03:27 Bitronics D650 Universal Display Overview
12:15 Configuring D650 Universal Display
21:24 Configuring flexible scaling and tag names
35:55 Configuring DNP3 point list
41:33 Configuring custom screens and enabling screens
50:27 Video of the D650 Display
Watt/VAR Family Digital Power Meters Datasheet
The Bitronics® Watt/VAR instrument family consists of digital wattmeters, VAR meters and power factor meters with optional transducer outputs to feed to SCADA/EMS systems. There are models for single phase and three phase systems either 3-Wire or 4-Wire. Different models are selected for 1-Element, 2-Element, 2½-Element, and 3-Element connection.
Power Hour 2020-10-21 | Scaling of analog points | Port bonding | Bridging | Poll groups
01:25 Analog scaling
11:06 Bonding and bridging definition
13:14 Bonding modes
26:34 Configuring bonding and bridging
39:32 Examples of scaling in HMI and Logic
44:12 Overview of bonding and bridging on various Orion hardware models
49:00 Setting up specific poll groups in NCD
Power Hour 2020-12-09 | IEC 61131 | Overview and advantages | Editing in NCD | Variables & counters | Creating and using UDFB
04:00 Overview of programming languages in 61131
06:20 Advantages of 61131
09:30 61131 editor interface structure in NCD
14:30 Creating projects using available variables
16:30 How to configure counters in 61131
20:45 Creating a UDFB in 61131
27:04 Using a UDFB in the main program
42:00 Using Orion functions Trip/Close and PulseOutput
Power Hour 2020-09-30 | Legacy RTU Retrofit Solutions using Orion
02:11 Legacy Retrofit Concept
07:23 Siemens Telegyr TG5300/TG5700
13:46 Systems Northwest
28:20 General Q&A
Power Hour 2020-11-18 | Link referencing | Manuals and examples | Demo | Setup in NCD and Inkscape | Link buttons | Scaling | Decimal point
02:18 Manuals and examples
04:47 What is it?! DEMO
14:04 How-To – Starting from scratch, the NCD3 portion
20:06 From scratch, the Inkscape portion
36:55 Hovering link buttons
42:22 BONUS! Analog scaling
45:16 RAW count scaling
50:20 WRONG way of ENG units
53:02 Better way of ENG units, keeping the decimal
Power Hour 2020-10-28 | Sensor points | Bonding & bridging | SEL RegEx | 2nd syslog server | ICCP | RADIUS | Orion I/O enhancements | Port Expander
0:05:58 New sensor points
0:08:15 Ethernet bonding and bridging
0:12:01 SEL RegEx
0:13:15 Demo of sensor points and RegEx
0:18:21 2nd Syslog server, AAR enhancements, Email
0:27:08 Orion I/O enhancements
0:39:02 ICCP protocol
1:00:53 OrionLX+ Port Expander
Power Hour 2020-10-07 | OrionLX+ overview | OrionLX+ vs. OrionLX | OrionLX+ performance | NCD enhancements for OrionLX+
04:15 OrionLX+ overview
21:15 OrionLX+ comparison with OrionLX
32:40 OrionLX+ performance test results
36:20 NCD enhancements for OrionLX+
Power Hour 2020-08-26 | LX+ overview | MX chain, bridge | 61131 intro, function blocks | Inkscape tricks | Cascading | Sensor points
01:32 Overview of the LX+
11:11 Daisy chain / bridge Ethernet ports (on the OrionMX)
18:06 61131 Introduction and User Defined Function Blocks
35:00 Inkscape tips & tricks part 3
– Drawing fundamentals
– Lines, rectangles, polygons – stroke, fill, width, dash, color, size
– Using and modifying the NovaTech image library
– Inkscape edit functions
49:11 Brief overview of Cascading
55:15 Sensor points in the Orion
Power Hour 2020-08-12 | External logs with LUA, log export | Port bonding | 9.6 features | Adv. web graphics | Orion backup, scheduling
01:20 LUA script for external log files
06:39 Ethernet port bonding – overview of types
19:37 Preview of 9.6+ FW Ethernet port bridging
24:42 Preview of 9.6+ FW Alarms and Archive WebUI page enhancements
31:50 Advanced graphics import in Inkscape
33:18 Different methodologies of backups in the Orion
36:25 1-click complete backup
40:25 Configuration Manager backup and scheduling
45:48 Exporting the logs.csv file
46:54 Make text blink in .svg files in Inkscape
Power Hour 2020-07-22 | Tagging | User lockout rules | System Logger module | Pseudo protocol | Inkscape tricks part 1
02:49 Tagging – Demo and configuring within Inkscape and the WebGUI
20:29 User lockout rules and how to unlock locked accounts
29:20 System Logger Module – Demo and configuration
32:55 Pseudo Protocol – Explanation and configuration
39:40 Inkscape tips & tricks part 1
– Webpage size, aspect ratio, scaling, background, borders
– Snap to grid
– Setting the tooltip for objects
– Keyboard shortcuts and mouse functions
– Linking of webpages
– Dynamic linking of webpages (e.g. using the same breaker drawing for multiple breakers)
Power Hour 2020-08-19 | Bitronics® M650 intro, configuration, load/store settings, view live data, analog scaling, protocols
02:00 Intro to the Bitronics M650
11:18 Viewing live data on the WebUI
15:00 Settings and configurations in the M650
24:04 Load/store settings
26:55 Protocol and points list configuration and analog scaling
Power Hour 2020-08-05 | Legacy RTU upgrades: D20, Telvent, Telegyr 570, Siemens NW, ACS | 61131 | LogicPak Calculator | SEL event file
04:37 Legacy RTU upgrade solutions
08:23 D20 legacy RTU upgrades
11:18 Telvent legacy RTU upgrades
12:22 Siemens Telegyr 570 legacy RTU upgrades
13:30 Systems NW legacy RTU upgrades
14:18 ACS legacy RTU upgrades
15:48 IEC 61131-3 logic introduction
45:00 LogicPak – Calculator
51:40 SEL event files generated by the Orion opened up in the SEL SynchroWAVE Event Software
54:38 Conversion of event report to a Comtrade File in SEL SynchroWave Software
55:55 NCD file types
Identifying Power System Problems with Bitronics®
False trips, unexplained outages, equipment damage and other power system problems can be identified by the Bitronics 70 Series high-speed measurement and recording IED. In these applications, the Bitronics IED often takes on additional tasks as a SCADA IED and a flexible display.
Bitronics® User Manuals
The Bitronics user manuals are available as PDF files for download in the Power Community.
Bitronics®: A Century of Innovation
Bitronics Measurement and Event Recording products have been used throughout the US electric utilities and internationally in traditional and cutting-edge “Smart Grid” applications. The products have been made in Bethlehem, PA, USA since 1908 and continue to be the gold standard for reliability and innovation in the electric utility substation measurement market.
Bitronics® 50 Series SCADA Meter Configuration (Part 1)
The Bitronics 50 Series SCADA meters simplify configuration with intuitive front panel and web-based configuration options. (Part 1 of 2)
Bitronics® 50 Series SCADA Meter Configuration (Part 2)
The Bitronics 50 Series SCADA meters simplify configuration with intuitive front panel and web-based configuration options. (Part 2 of 2)
Bitronics® 70 Series in Relay Upgrade Application
This video shows how a Northwest utility uses the Bitronics M871 to captures a fault and provides key information to the utility. Features such as SCADA data, distance-to-fault, disturbance recording, etc., that weren’t present, can be made available from the M87x. Installing the Bitronics M871 to automate the distribution substation is a low-cost option to performing a relay upgrade or installing an expensive fault recorder.
Bitronics® Power Measurement and Event Recording Products Overview Brochure
A complete overview of the Bitronics® Product Line
Controlled Switching Systems White Paper
The use of Controlled Switching Systems (CSS) to operate transmission shunt capacitor banks has proven to be a cost effective and reliable means of mitigating capacitor switching transients.
D/3® Advantages over PLC and PC Based Solutions
Distributed Control Systems (DCS) technology versus PLC technology and the advantages of a D/3® solution.
New Belgium Strives for Sustainability with Bitronics®
New Belgium Brewing in Ft Collins Colorado strives to reduce their environmental footprint in a number of ways, including using Bitronics Automation and Control Power Measurement units from NovaTech to monitor and benchmark energy consumption and production points within their facility.
Agent-Based Optimization of Emulations of Network Server Applications in Honeypots
This paper describes an agent-based optimization system that can automate the generation of emulation programs for honeypots. The system is evaluated in its ability to emulate a mail server. In this evaluation, the system produced correct responses to more than 99% of test data queries.
Synchronized Real-Time Simulation of Distributed Networked Controls for a Power System (DA Microgrid Thesis)
This paper describes the study to develop and implement a distributed networked control framework for a power system simulation.