MVI46-DNP

The DNP 3.0 Master/Slave Network Interface Module allows SLC processors to interface with the many field devices that support the DNP protocol. DNP (Distributed Network Protocol) is an open communication protocol developed to achieve interoperability among systems specifically in the electric utility, oil & gas and water/wastewater industries.

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Description

DNP 3.0 Master/Slave Network Interface Module for SLC

MVI46-DNP

The DNP 3.0 Master/Slave Network Interface Module allows SLC processors to interface with the many field devices that support the DNP protocol. DNP (Distributed Network Protocol) is an open communication protocol developed to achieve interoperability among systems specifically in the electric utility, oil & gas and water/wastewater industries.

This non-proprietary protocol, available worldwide, was designed to optimize the transmission of data acquisition information and control commands. It is a highly efficient and reliable communications protocol between substation computers, RTUs, IEDs and master stations. DNP is also a layered protocol, featuring time stamping and True Report by Exception (TRBE). These features allow the MVI46-DNP module to send a report to the processor without being polled, providing real time data transmission in critical situations.

 

Features and Benefits

The module supports DNP Subset Level 2 features and some of the Level 3 features allowing the many SCADA and field devices supporting the DNP protocol to be integrated into the SLC platform. The module acts as an input/output module between the DNP network and the SLC backplane. The data transfer from the SLC processor is asynchronous from the actions on the DNP network. Databases are user defined and stored in the module to hold the data required by the protocol.

 

Applications

With the growing usage of the DNP protocol over Ethernet technology in the industrial marketplace, this product has a wide variety of application uses. Industries that use this technology include:

  • Power and distribution applications
  • Petrochemical
  • Water and Gas Applications
  • SCADA and DCS applications

 

 

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