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December 4, 2013 - Offering upgrade for DPU2000R relay in 3U 19 in. rackmount design, Relion® REF615R Feeder IED is suited for protection, control, measurement, and supervision of utility substations and industrial power systems. Unit offers non-directional and directional phase and ground overcurrent, voltage, and frequency protection as well as flexible multi-shot auto-reclose control, synch check, power system metering, local human machine interface, and embedded web server for data retrieval and setting.
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ABB Ltd.
Affolternstrasse 44
Zurich, , CH-8050

ABB Launches Major Addition to Relion® Distribution Relay Portfolio with the REF615R

ABB’s REF615R is a dedicated feeder IED perfectly aligned for the protection, control, measurement and supervision of utility substations and industrial power systems, providing customers with a 19-inch rack mount feeder protection relay as well as an easy, cost-effective upgrade of the DPU2000R relay.

Coral Springs, Florida — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the release of its Relion® REF615R feeder IED. The REF615R was designed to offer an easy, quick and affordable way to upgrade ABB’s DPU2000R relay along with providing a 19-inch rack mount version of the REF615 feeder IED.

The REF615R is a member of the ABB Relion product family and part of its 615 protection and control series. Engineered from the ground up, the 615 series has been designed to unleash the full potential of the IEC 61850 standard for communication and interoperability of substation automation devices. The new product contains the functionality of traditional REF615, as well as features utilizing some of the latest technologies available today.

“The 3U 19-inch rack mount ensures a seamless, effective way to upgrade the DPU2000R,” said Kevin Koder, marketing director, ABB Distribution Automation. “The same form and fit plus the wire-alike feature provide significant cost savings and greatly reduced installation time. This gives REF615R users a simple, economical solution for upgrading to current technologies.”

There are four major ease-of-replacement benefits for ANSI and IEC DPU2000R users:

  • Same form and fit eliminates panel cutting or rack repositioning

  • Wire-alike I/O and CT/VT connections greatly reduce drawing modification time

  • Comparable protection and control plus more included

  • Near SCADA-alike for DNP3.0 points and Modbus registers

The REF615R feeder protection and control relay offers non-directional and directional phase and ground overcurrent, voltage and frequency protection, flexible multi-shot auto-reclose control, synch check, power system metering, advanced local human machine interface (LHMI) and embedded web-server for ease of data retrieval and setting. The relay also offers optional sensitive earth fault (SEF) protection, power quality, arc flash detection and cable fault detection (CFD) for detecting incipient cable faults.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

For more information, please contact:
ABB Media Relations
Bill Rose
919-807-5743 – office
919-244-4879 – mobile
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