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February 6, 2014 - Featuring 3U 19 in. rack mount design, Relion® REF615R Feeder IED upgrades DPU2000R relay and provides protection, control, measurement, and supervision of utility substations and industrial power systems. Unit supports IEC 61850 standard as well as DNP3.0 and Modbus® protocols. It offers non-directional and directional phase and ground overcurrent, voltage and frequency protection, multi-shot auto-reclose control, power system metering, and embedded web server for data retrieval and setting.
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ABB, Inc.
16250 W. Glendale Dr.
New Berlin, WI, 53151
USA



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.  The REF615R utilizes the same form and fit as the DPU2000R relay and provides exact wire-alike matching rear terminals.

San Antonio, Texas, – 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 while also supporting the industry standard DNP3.0 and Modbus® protocols.  This provides users a future-proof capability of starting with DNP3 and later on switching over to IEC 61850.  Customers not yet wanting to use the IEC 61850 have the opportunity to do so in the future with no additional cost in hardware.  The new product contains the functionality of 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.

This announcement was made at the DistribuTech conference and exhibition, held this year at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. ABB is exhibiting on the DistribuTech show floor in booth # 1638.

ABB (www.abb.com) 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.

ABB US
Bill Rose
ABB Inc.
Manager, Media Relations
Power Products & Power Systems, North America
940 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 USA
Phone: 1 919 807 5743
Mobile: 1 919 244 4879
email: bill.rose@us.abb.com

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