Training and Events

Orion DA Master Design, Operation and Maintenance (Short Course)


A half-day course to provide instruction on the operation and troubleshooting configuration for Orion Automation Platforms. NCD will be discussed and utilized throughout the course. Laboratory exercises will complement the lecture material, allowing each student to view online operations of the DA Master, including the event file for identifying the sequence of events for an automated DA operation, build simple DA configurations, make the configurations active, and then monitor the functionality of the Orion running the configuration.


Completion of Orion Automation Platform course, or equivalent experience. Familiarity with distribution feeder topologies and apparatus. Understanding of feeder isolation and restoration control scenarios. Familiarity with typical use of a PC, setting IP addresses, using spreadsheets, terminal emulators, browsers, etc.

Topic Outline

  • Understand basic application of DA master
  • Isolation
  • Sectionalization
  • Restoration
  • Safety interlocks and DA zone statuses
  • Local/remote switches
  • Auto/manual switches
  • Zone normal mode, zone limited mode, zone lockout mode
  • Connect to Orion diagnostics with serial or Ethernet connection
  • View communications and system info
  • View DA log for sequence of events

Upcoming dates:

No scheduled classes