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Siemens SICAM PAS Engineering tool for substation automation

Siemens SICAM PAS Engineering tool for substation automation
Siemens SICAM PAS Engineering tool for substation automation
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Product Code : SSA_8
Brand Name : Siemens
Product Description


For some years now, power generation and distribution have been undergoing major changes. The innovation cycles (where operating equipment and communication media are concerned) are getting ever shorter, and the market is becoming increasingly deregulated. The systems used to monitor power supply equipment and processes must take account of these changes. When new products are used, user friendliness, easy engineering, manifold interfacing to various communication media and extensibility are important Features. SICAM PAS (Power Automation System) meets all the demands placed on a distributed substation control system – both now and in the future. Amongst many other standardized communication protocols, SICAM PAS particularly supports the IEC 61850 standard for communication between substations and IEDs. SICAM PAS is an open system and – in addition to standardized data Transfer processes – it Features user interfaces for the integration of system-specific tasks and offers multiple automation options. SICAM PAS can thus be easily included in existing systems and used for system integration, too. With modern diagnostics, it optimally supports commissioning and maintenance. SICAM PAS is clearly structured and reliable, thanks to its open, fully documented and tested System.

Essential Features

  • Modular and scalable hardware and software
  • User-friendly
  • Flexible, graphical configuration of automation
  • Open system thanks to standards


System Overview

System Overview, application and functionality of SICAM PAS

  • SICAM PAS is an energy automation solution; its system architecture makes it scalable
  • SICAM PAS is suitable for operating a substation not only from one single station level computer, but also in combination with further SICAM PAS or other station control units
  • Communication in this network is based on a powerful Ethernet LAN
  • With its features and its modular expandability, SICAM PAS covers a broad range of applications and supports distributed system configurations
  • A distributed SICAM PAS system operates simultaneously on several computers
  • SICAM PAS can use existing hardware components and communication standards as well as their connections
  • SICAM PAS controls and registers the process data for all devices of a substation, within the scope of the data transfer protocols supported
  • SICAM PAS is a communication gateway. This is why only one single data connection to a higher-level system control center is required
  • SICAM PAS enables integration of a fully graphical process visualization system directly in the substation
  • SICAM PAS simplifies installation and parameterization of new devices, thanks to its intuitive user interface
  • SICAM PAS is notable for its online parameter setting features, particularly when the system has to be expanded. There are no generation times; loading into a target system is not required at all or only required if configuration is performed on a separate engineering PC
  • SICAM PAS features integrated testing and diagnostic functions
  • Its user-friendliness, its operator control logic, its orientation to the Windows world and its open structure ideally suit users’ requirements
  • SICAM PAS is developed in accordance with selected security standards and meets modern demands placed on safe communication. 

System Architecture


SICAM PAS works on industrial-standard hardware with the Microsoft Windows operating systems. The advantages of this platform are low hardware and software costs, ease of operation, scalability, flexibility and constantly available support. With the powerful real-time data distribution system, applications can be allocated among several computers, thus boosting performance, connectivity and availability. A database system stores and organizes the data basis (e.g. configuration data, administrative status data, etc.). 


The device master function for communication with Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) supports a large number of well established protocols. The SICAM PAS data normalization function allows conversions such as measured-value filtering, threshold value calculation and linear characteristics. SICAM SCC is used for process visualization. Specifically designed for energy applications, it assists the operating personnel in optimizing the operations management. It provides a quick introduction to the subject matter and a clearly arranged display of the system’s operating states. SICAM SCC is based on SIMATIC WinCC, one of the leading process visualization processes that is used in industrial automation worldwide. To facilitate incident analysis, the fault recordings from protection units are retrieved and archived automatically during operation. This is particularly supported for the standard protocols IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-103, but also for PROFIBUS FMS (SIPROTEC 4) and SINAUT LSAS ILSA. Furthermore, SIMEAS R fault recorders can also be connected to the system, and their detailed fault recordings can be retrieved and archived as well. To manage the fault recording archive, the program SICAM PQ Analyzer with its program part Incident Explorer is used. Fault recordings are visualized and evaluated with the program Comtrade View as standard. Alternatively, SIGRA 4 with its additional functions can also be used.


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Mr Piyush Lalchand Rathi (Partner)
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Mr. Dnyanesh Gawande (Partner)
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