SCADA-R control system to be used at Kursk-II

16 May 2023

The specialised SCADA-R control system developed by JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (JSC RASU, part of Rosatom) will be used at nuclear units with new generation VVER-TOI reactors being built at the Kursk-II NPP. SCADA-R is a software designed to meet all the requirements for development of digital solutions and information security. As a top-level control system, it can be part of a comprehensive solution for the digital power industry, or it can be used as a separate software critical infrastructure facilities. JSC RASU said this is not just a means of displaying and storing information, but a flexible digital platform that can be adapted to any technological process.

A non-exclusive licence grants Kursk-II NPP the right to use the SCADA-R to collect oscillogram files using the MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification) protocol in accordance with the IEC 61850 standard as part of the control and management system for the electrical system of the NPP. MMS is a data transfer protocol using client-server technology, which is used to transfer data in digital form from relay protection and automation (RPA) terminals to SCADA systems for further visualisation.

“According to the contract, one of the numerous special functions of the SCADA-R software platform will be used as part of the Kursk-II I&C system – collection of oscillograms from relay protection devices and automation of the electrical part of the plant,” said Dmitry Ferbikov, Director for Import Substitution of Radio-Electronic Industry Products at JSC RASU. “The collection of parameters for the behaviour of the electrical network and the state of the switching equipment is important to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the facility in normal, pre-emergency and emergency modes of operation. To do this, in relay protection and automation devices, special records are formed in the memory of devices – oscillograms containing all the information necessary for analysis. The SCADA-R function in this case helps to collect oscillogram files on the server for subsequent analysis by the station specialists.”

Image: The SCADA-R control system will be used at nuclear units with new generation VVER-TOI reactors being built at Kursk-II (courtesy of RASU)

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