Precise Timing Solutions and Applications Include:
- Synchrophasors (PMU - Phasor Measurement Unit)
- Network Time Clock via Network Protocol Timing (NTP and PTP)
- Event Timing and Reconstruction
- End-to-End Relay Testing
- Fault Location
- Frequency Monitoring
- Traveling-Wave Fault Detection
- Time-Code Distribution
Precision Timing Solutions
Precision timing solutions can be applied in multiple markets, including electrical utility applications, IP network timing, the telecom industry, frequency control and distribution and testing and measurement. Arbiter Systems® includes support for these and other custom applications.
Solutions for the Power Grid
The value of time synchronization is best seen by understanding that the power grid is a single, complex and interconnected system. What happens in one part of the grid affects operation elsewhere. Understanding, and possibly controlling, these interactions requires a means to compare what is happening at one place and time with that happening at other places and times. Precise time and high-speed communications in the substation are the enabling technologies which make this practical.
Precise, reliable time is now available at reasonable cost to users worldwide. In the power industry, engineers have made use of precise time in numerous applications to:
- Improve reliability
- Reduce costs
- Better understand power system operation
- Predict and prevent system-wide faults
- Test and verify operation of protective devices
Time-Code Distribution can present a variety of challenges. Obstacles can include high electromagnetic interference environments, long distances, or converting signals between copper and fiber-optic cabling. Arbiter's series of adapters are designed for solving these and other challenges.