GER-4704

GER-4704
GE
Digital Energy
UR Family
Revision 7.25 Release Notes
GE Publication Number: GER-4704
Copyright © 2015 GE Multilin Inc.
Overview
Summary
Firmware (FW) release 7.25 of the Universal Relay (UR) family improves general and protection functions.
Highlights of version 7.25 include the following:
 B90 Low-Impedance Bus Differential System
o B90 TOC operate time corrected during boot or in-service
 Line Protection Systems – L90
o L90 with HardFiber reboot command structure improved
 Common Protection and Control Elements
o Breaker Arcing element corrections
o Active settings group corrections during reboot
o CT fail element corrections
o Phase distance operation corrected with time delay more than three seconds
o Volts per Hz element operating time corrected
o Phase Overvoltage element operating time corrected
o Ground distance zone 1 operating time corrected
o Phase and ground distance zone 1 fast distance disabled for non-directional mode
 Communications
o DCmA output base PU corrected if configured to GOOSE analog
o UR FlexElements have been changed to properly operate when programmed to use IEC
61850 GOOSE analog inputs
o IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered report control block reservation clear is random on
disconnection
o Allow write to unsupported IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered report control block
trigger options TrgOps
o IEC 61850 double status points (DPS) out of order configuration issue corrected
o IEC 61850 logical node XCBR intermediate status corrected
 Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) - Synchrophasors
o UR PMU frequency and rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) functions have been
corrected
o UR PMU frequency corrected if signal source is Vx or Ig
o Reported synchrophasor frequency corrected with delta VT connection
 Cyber Security
o SYSLOG events removed for MODBUS/TCP initiation
 Events and Records
o Overfrequency element logging corrections
o GOOSE analogs logging corrections
o URinfo.txt file corrections
 Platform
o Transformer 2nd harmonic metering corrections in FlexElements
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
 HardFiber
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Fast distance has been added to include UR devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
UR PMU functionality has been improved in UR devices communicating to HardFiber
Brick
IEC 60870-5-103 protocol has been added to C70, D60, and L90 devices communicating
to HardFiber Brick
Protection element corrections in C70, D60, and L90 devices communicating to
HardFiber Brick
Phase and ground distance zone 1 and 2 operating time corrected for UR devices
communicating to HardFiber Brick
PMU phasor angles corrected for UR devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
This document contains the release notes for firmware version 7.25 of the UR family.
Affected products: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35,
T60
• Date of release: June 10th, 2015
• Firmware revision: 7.25
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If users have existing UR devices installed with firmware version 7.xx, they can download and install the
new firmware to benefit from the enhancements described in this release note. If the user does not
require these new features and enhancements, no upgrade of the relays is required.
For information purposes, this document also includes the release notes for firmware versions 7.24, 7.23, 7.21,
and 7.20.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
Products Affected
This release encompasses the following UR products:
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B30 Cost-Effective Bus Differential System
B90 Low-Impedance Bus Differential system
C30 Controller System
C60 Breaker Protection System
C70 Capacitor Bank Protection and Control System
D30 Line Distance Protection System
D60 Line Distance Protection System
F35 Multiple Feeder Protection System
F60 Feeder Protection System
G30 Generator and Transformer Protection System
G60 Generator Protection System
L30 Line Current Differential System
L60 Line Phase Comparison System
L90 Line Current Differential System
M60 Motor Protection System
N60 Network Stability and Synchrophasor Measurement System
T35 Transformer Protection System
T60 Transformer Protection System
Firmware Compatibility
The 7.25 firmware runs on the T, U, and V CPU modules.
The 7.25 firmware release is not compatible with previous UR CPU hardware (CPU types A, B, D, E, G, H, J, K, N, and S).
The 7.25 firmware release requires EnerVista UR Setup software version 7.2x or higher. GE suggests use of the latest
available version of the software.
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FW 7.25 Release Details
UR revision 7.25 release notes
In the following enhancement descriptions, a revision category letter is placed to the left of the description. See the
Appendix at the end of this document for a description of the categories displayed.
Low-Impedance Bus Differential System – B90
P
B90 TOC operate time corrected during boot or in-service
731-06
Applicable: B90
If a B90 is exposed to a fault current during a reboot or when in service, the TOC operate times are
incorrect.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.25, 7.31, 6.04.
Line Differential Protection System – L90
R
L90 with HardFiber reboot command structure improved
725-1
Applicable: L90
During the reboot of a L90 with HardFiber, “System Integrity Recovery” events are logged due to
incorrect shutdown sequence.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.25, 7.31.
Common Protection and Control Elements
M
Breaker Arcing element corrections
604-4
Applicable: C60, D30, D60, F35, F60, L30, L60, L90, T35, T60
The Breaker Arcing element has a setting labeled BKR 1 ARC AMP DELAY, which is used to program the
delay interval between the time the tripping sequence is initiated and the time the breaker contacts are
expected to part. Integration of currents starts after this delay timer expires and when configured
breaker contacts are received, on a per-phase basis.
The check for tripping sequence initiation is every BKR 1 ARC AMP DELAY setting. This is corrected to
monitor the input conditions to the tripping sequence every run of the element and restart the initiation
when conditions are satisfied. With this change, the breaker arcing element integrates every 100 ms
regardless of the timer delay setting.
This problem existed since firmware revision 4.20 and is fixed in 6.04 and 7.25.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
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Active settings group corrections during reboot
725-2
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
During the reboot of a UR, when the active settings group is other than group 1 and the settings group
BLK operand is ON, the UR incorrectly switches to group 1 on a power cycle.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.25, 7.31.
P
CT fail element corrections
725-3
Applicable: G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, T35, T60
CT fail element 2 uses incorrectly the timer of CT fail detector 1 under certain circumstances.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.25, 7.31.
P
Phase distance operation corrected with time delay more than 3 s
725-4
Applicable: D30, D60, G60, L60, L90
Phase distance incorrectly resets and picks up based on phase selector supervision during a delay of
more than three seconds during a sustained fault condition.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
P
Volts per Hz element operating time corrected
725-5
Applicable: G30, G60, T60
The Volts per Hertz element operates faster than expected if the operating curve is set to definite time at
low voltages and frequencies (approximately 14% of pickup). The operate time is correct when V/Hz is
25% above nominal voltage/frequency.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
P
Phase Overvoltage element operating time corrected
725-6
Applicable: C60, C70, D30, D60, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T60
The Phase Overvoltage element operates slower than expected due to the incorrect number of security
counts used.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
P
Ground distance zone 1 operating time corrected
725-7
Applicable: D30, D60, L60, L90, T60
Ground distance zone 1 element operates slower than expected due to incorrect limit angles used in the
QUAD characteristic for certain input waveforms.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
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Phase and ground distance zone 1 fast distance disabled for non-directional mode
725-8
Applicable: D30, D60, L60, L90, T60
Phase and ground zone 1 fast distance is disabled if directional mode is set to non-directional, since nondirectional is typically not used for instantaneous applications.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
Communications
C
DCmA output base PU corrected if configured to GOOSE analog
725-9
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The base per unit of DCmA output is incorrect if configured to a GOOSE analog, causing signal clamping.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
C
UR FlexElements have been changed to properly operate when programmed to use IEC 61850 GOOSE
analogs inputs
572-6
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The UR FlexElements are universal comparators that can calculate net difference or monitor UR actual
analog values.
Some previous FW versions allow FlexElements to apply improperly the unit base value when IEC 61850
GOOSE analogs are set as the FlexElement’s input, which can lead to an incorrect operation of the
FlexElement.
No action is required for UR devices with the following FW versions.
FW versions that fix this issue: 5.72, 7.25, 6.00, 5.92, 5.83, 5.48
C
IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered report control block reservation clear is random on disconnection
725-10
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Removing reservation of a buffered or unbuffered report control block upon loss of client
communications is corrected to 2 minutes, where it was previously random between 2 and 10 minutes.
C
Allow write to unsupported IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered report control block trigger options
TrgOps
725-11
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Write operation to all bits of the trigger options TrgOps operand of all buffered and unbuffered control
blocks was corrected. The device supports the pre-listed TrgOps even though it allowed the write
operation.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
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IEC 61850 double point status (DPS) out of order configuration issue corrected
725-12
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
IEC 61850 double point status operand bits are incorrect if configured out of order.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
C
IEC 61850 logical node XCBR intermediate status corrected
725-13
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
IEC 61850 logical node XCBR intermediate state is assigned incorrectly to the attribute position.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.31 and 7.25.
PMU - Synchrophasors
M
UR PMU frequency and ROCOF functions have been corrected
725-14
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
Current and voltage cutoff levels have been corrected in PMU frequency and ROCOF functions.
M
UR PMU frequency corrected if signal source is Vx or Ig
725-15
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
UR PMU frequency is always reported as nominal if signal source is selected as Vx or Ig. It is now
corrected to follow the signal source input.
M
Reported synchrophasor frequency corrected with delta VT connection
725-16
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
Reported synchrophasor frequency is incorrect for delta VT connections. This is due to incorrect cutoff
value (phase to neutral VT secondary) used.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
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Cyber Security
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
SYSLOG events removed for MODBUS/TCP initiation
725-17
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The system log generates an event for every MODBUS/TCP initiation request, which has “Unknown”
username.
This event was removed from SYSLOG, however events will be logged for successful or failure of
MODBUS/TCP connections.
Events and Records
R
Overfrequency element logging corrections
725-18
Applicable: D60, F60, G30, G60, L90, M60, N60, T60
Overfrequency DPO event is logged incorrectly for Overfrequency OP FlexLogic operand reset, and not
for Overfrequency PKP FlexLogic operand reset.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
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GOOSE analogs logging corrections
725-19
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The logging of GOOSE analogs in oscillography and data logger was changed to per unit, to be
consistent with FlexElements and other FlexAnalogs.
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URinfo.txt file corrections
725-20
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The boot revision, serial number and CPU module serial number is corrected in the urinfo.txt file retrieved
by the EnerVista UR Setup software.
All previous firmware releases are affected.
Platform
M
Transformer 2nd harmonic metering corrections in FlexElements
725-21
Applicable: T35, T60
FlexAnalogs Xfmr harm2 Iad, Ibd, and Icd metering per unit correction factors are corrected when used
in FlexElements. This issue caused incorrect metering values for the mentioned quantities.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
HardFiber
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Fast distance has been added to include UR devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
725-22
Applicable: D30, D60, L60, L90
The fast distance protection functionality has been added to UR devices communicating to HardFiber
Brick.
E
UR PMU functionality has been improved in UR devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
725-23
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
Frequency and ROCOF PMU functionality of UR devices communicating to a HardFiber Brick have been
improved to comply with the new version of the IEEE C37.118.1a-2014 standard released December
2014.
N
IEC 60870-5-103 protocol has been added to C70, D60, and L90 devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
725-24
Applicable: C70, D60, L90
IEC60870-5-103 protocol has been added to C70, D60, and L90 devices communicating to a HardFiber
Brick, which was previously available only in these devices with conventional configuration.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.31, 7.25.
P
Protection element corrections in C70, D60, and L90 devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
725-25
Applicable: C70, D60, L90
Protection element operands remain engaged after the element is disabled in C70, D60, and L90 devices
communicating to HardFiber Bricks. This was corrected by changing the sequence of the schedule and
ensuring that the element is disabled before it is run. Conventional URs are not affected.
FW versions that fix this issue: 7.31, 7.25.
P
Phase and ground distance zone 1 and 2 operating time corrected for UR devices communicating to
HardFiber Brick
725-26
Applicable: D30, D60, L60, L90, T60
Phase and ground distance zone 1 and 2 elements operate slower than zone 3 and 4 due to improper
phasor compensation.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
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M
UR revision 7.25 release notes
PMU phasor angles corrected for UR devices communicating to HardFiber Brick
725-27
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
Phase angles of PMUs are off by 30 degrees if more than one PMU is used in a UR communicating to a
HardFiber Brick.
This firmware release fixes the problem.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
FW 7.24 Release Details
In the following enhancement descriptions, a revision category letter is placed to the left of the description. See the
Appendix at the end of this document for a description of the categories displayed.
Line Differential Protection System – L90
E
FlexLogic operand used to indicate the faulted line section
724-1
Applicable: L90
A FlexLogic operand is to be used to indicate the faulted line section in a three-terminal application only.
This operand turns high at the relay at the faulted line section. Virtual output 96 is used to indicate the
faulted line section. A service command 112 enables virtual output 96 to be used for the L90 tap local
fault and a service command 113 disables it.
This works only for L90 with three terminals. For any other configuration, the service commands do not
affect functionality.
Common Protection and Control Elements
H
Phase selector improvements – Distance logic improvements, phase-to-phase selector improvements,
Supervision is disabled during first 0.5 seconds after power-up
724-2
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
The distance phase selector logic potentially misoperates when the pre-fault current is <0.05 pu and the
fault is >0.05 pu. The logic is corrected to use the vectoral difference of magnitudes and angles of the I1
component instead of scalar difference.
Phase-to-phase fault detector scheme logic did handle phase distance zones set incorrectly, and
resulted in constant pick-up. A three-second timer was added to the individual zones pickup detector to
the zone distance operand path in the phase selection supervision logic to reset on detection of such
condition.
I1mem may not be correctly updated after power up or after DSP error blocking is removed. To fix this,
no phase selection supervision is given to the phase distance elements in the first 0.5 seconds after
power-up or after DSP error blocking is removed, to ensure phase distance elements are not mis-blocked
due to the wrong I1mem value in this 0.5 second duration.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
Communications
C
Session monitor password protection is removed from “FACTORY_EVENT.TXT” and
“SETTING_CHANGES.LOG”
724-3
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35,
T60
Password protection is removed from “FACTORY_EVENT.TXT” and “SETTING_CHANGES.LOG” security log
files with the CyberSentry option, to allow Gateways (D400) without SSH port forwarding capabilities to
write MODBUS operations and sot that these security log files can be accessed.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
FW 7.23 Release Details
In the following enhancement descriptions, a revision category letter is placed to the left of the description. See the
Appendix at the end of this document for a description of the categories displayed.
Low-Impedance Bus Differential System – B90
R
Oscillography functionality has been changed to accurately show current values of the 7 th analog channel
of 8K type DSP modules
603-1
Applicable: B90
Analog values shown on an oscillography record are a scaled representation of captures values. The scale is
user-adjustable when viewing the file.
B90 devices with previous FW versions showed that scale factors were incorrectly applied to the 7th analog
channel of any 8K type Digital Signal processor (DSP) module installed in the relay.
This FW version ensures accurate values are shown and scale factors are correctly applied to all analog
channels regardless the type of DSP module installed.
Performance of protection elements is not compromised by this issue.
For additional details on the B90 oscillography, see the B90 instruction manual.
Capacitor Bank Protection and Control System – C70
U
The automatic-setting feature of voltage differential (87V) has been changed to prevent potential blocking
of 87V
723-1
Applicable: C70
The voltage differential (87V) automatic-setting feature has been changed to prevent blocking of the 87V
element when conditions for calculating match factor are not met, instead the 87V element goes back to
operate with pre-set user settings.
If the automatic-setting determines that the matching factors are invalid, the element reverts back to preexisting balancing factors and does not block 87V.
This was typically an issue if applied voltage were zero or exceeded 0.25 pu, and in all previous firmware
releases.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
Feeder Protection System – F60
B
Forcing a fault report in the F60 has been fixed to ensure no relay reboot
723-2
Applicable: F60
The fault report element has been changed to prevent unexpected rebooting when forcing a fault report
trigger.
This was an issue in firmware versions 7.01 to 7.22
Line Differential Protection System – L90
M
Distance impedance angle metering has been corrected to reduce metering fluctuations when 87L is
enabled
723-3
Applicable: L90
Distance impedance angle metering presented fluctuations when actual values of angles were read via
Modbus registers (actual value issue). This was due to incorrect reference angle used.
Distance protection is not affected by this issue.
Common Protection and Control Elements
G
Distance element changes if used with power transformers
723-4
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
Distance elements have been changed to disable the “fast distance” parallel-algorithm when a power
transformer is within the protection distance zone. High-speed distance is not necessary if a power
transformer is within the zone.
E
Phase selector to supervise phase distance elements for improved protection selectivity
723-5
Applicable: D60, L90
The phase selector was improved to ensure single line to ground faults (FLG) are accurately addressed in
single-pole tripping applications.
With this FW release, supervision of the fast distance is included.
For details on the described phase selector supervisor, refer to applicable instruction manuals.
P
Selectivity of the “fast distance” algorithm has been improved for quad phase to ground fault
characteristic
723-6
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
Accuracy of the Ground Distance quadrilateral characteristics between the RCA angle and left blinder were
improved.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
G
Mutual coupling compensation not to be supported with sensitive ground CT input types
723-7
Applicable: D30, D60, L90
Mutual coupling compensation of ground distance elements are not to be supported with sensitive ground CT
input types.
M
Distance impedance loop metering values corrected when displaying secondary values
723-8
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
The distance impedance loop metering function has been changed to provide accurate actual values. (Actual
value issue, so distance protection is not compromised.)
P
Mutual coupling compensation calculation has been corrected when fast distance is used
723-16
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
Mutual coupling compensation has to be calculated and applied to distance elements to prevent
overreaching. The compensation calculation was incorrect with the fast distance, but corrected in this release.
Only firmware releases 7.20 and 7.21 are affected.
M
Fast distance ground distance actual values resolution improved
723-9
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
Fast distance algorithm has been changed to provide higher-resolution actual values of phase-to-ground
impedance.
M
Fast distance actual values improved to prevent freezing when some zones disabled
723-10
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
The actual values function of the fast distance algorithm has been changed to prevent freezing when any
distance zone is set to disable (actual value issue, so distance protection is not compromised).
U
Setting Group elements have been changed to prevent taking relays out of service when switching
setting groups
603-3
Applicable: D30, D60, G60, L60, L90, T60
Setting group switching is a fast operation that, under normal conditions, should not trigger any self-test
alarm.
Some UR devices with previous firmware (FW) revisions have shown that switching setting groups can
activate a major self-test alarm (Module failure 5) that takes the relay out-of-service. The relay has to be
rebooted to get it back in service.
This FW release ensures UR relays does not trigger unnecessary alarms when switching setting groups.
End users, whose UR relays are not configured for switching setting groups, are not affected by this
issue.
For additional details on setting group switching, see the instruction manual of any applicable UR device.
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Communications
C
UR revision 7.25 release notes
Time synchronization source selection has been changed to ensure most accurate source is used
723-11
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35,
T60
Changes to the time synchronization elements were implemented to improve coordination between IEEE
1588 and IRIG-B time sources, ensuring most accurate source is used.
C
Scaling factor of IEC 61850 analog GOOSE values have been changed for correct accuracy when
used by FlexElements, Data Logger, and Oscillography elements
603-04
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Previous FW revisions have shown that small values of analog GOOSE were inaccurate due to issues with
the applied rescale factor.
This FW release corrects rescale factors applied to small values of analog GOOSE, ensuring accuracy.
If GOOSE values are not configured for UR FlexElements, Data Logger, or Oscillography, a FW upgrade is
not required.
For additional details on the “Analog GOOSE values,” see the instruction manual of any applicable UR
device.
C
Ethernet failover redundancy logic has been improved to reduce switch-back time
723-12
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Ethernet failover redundancy (hot-standby) logic has been improved to reduce the switch-back time to
2 ms (switch from redundant back to primary Ethernet port).
PMU – Synchrophasors
E
UR PMU functionality has been improved to comply with Dec 2014 version of IEEE C37.118
723-13
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
PMU functionality of UR devices has been improved to comply with the new version of the IEEE
C37.118.1a-2014 standard to be released Dec 2014.
M
UR synchrophasor filtering has been improved to eliminate reporting erroneous data during system
disturbances and faults
723-14
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
UR synchrophasor filtering has been improved to prevent reporting of erroneous data during system
disturbances such as fault, switching, or other conditions.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
Platform
M
Distance FlexAnalog value function has been corrected to ensure correct distance value
723-15
Applicable: D30, D60, L90, G60, T60
The Distance FlexAnalog function has been changed to use the correct base unit (this does not affect
distance protection performance).
U
The “Equipment Mismatch” self-test warning alarm has been changed to prevent settings
from being defaulted and to prevent continuous rebooting when triggered by I/O modules
603-05
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
A defective input and output (I/O) module can trigger an “Equipment Mismatch” self-test alarm.
Previous firmware revisions have shown that, under this condition, the relay settings can be defaulted
and, if an “update order code” command is submitted, the relay can fall into continuous rebooting.
This firmware release ensures that settings are not defaulted and prevents continuous reboot when UR
relays are under the described conditions.
Users having URs with a previous firmware version can detect that settings have been defaulted when
an “Equipment Mismatch” alarm and a “Relay out-of-service” alarm are active simultaneously. A
continuous rebooting condition can be detected by identifying intermittent and consistent
communication in and out events.
For details on self-test warning functionality, see the instruction manual of any applicable UR device.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
FW 7.21 Release Details
In the following enhancement descriptions, a revision category letter is placed to the left of the description. See the
Appendix at the end of this document for a description of the categories displayed.
Remedial action and synchrophasor system – N60
B
Changes to the initialization process prevent unnecessary reboot after a firmware upgrade
721-01
Applicable: N60
When upgrading firmware (FW), UR devices execute a single reboot at the end of the upgrade process.
Previous FW versions show that N60 devices can reboot twice at the end of the process because of minor
initialization issues. Once the second reboot completes, the N60 is back to normal operation.
This FW version ensures that the FW upgrade process is completed with the first reboot (no second reboot is
required).
Communications
C
IEC 61850 server has been changed to correctly indicate supported services
721-02
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
After an IEC 61850 client initiates communication with a UR device, the UR indicates all supported MMS clientserver services. This can cause unnecessary client-server traffic.
UR devices with previous FW versions incorrectly indicate that MMS “DefineNamedVariableList” is a supported
service.
This FW version fixes this issue.
C
Latitude and longitude actual values for IEC 61850-90-5 have been changed to correctly show negative
values
721-03
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The UR IEC 61850 server element has latitude and longitude settings and actual values associated with the UR
embedded IEC 61850-90-5 capabilities.
Previous FW versions show that actual values of negative latitude or longitude display inaccurately.
This firmware release uses signed integers to display actual values of latitude and longitude, which fixes this
issue.
End users who do not use the UR IEC 61850-90-5 capabilities are not affected by the issue.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
C
UR Ethernet failover redundancy functionality has been changed to successfully reconnect after powercycling Ethernet switches associated with the UR primary Ethernet port
721-04
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
When UR devices are configured for failover redundancy, Ethernet port 2 becomes primary and Ethernet port
3 becomes redundant Ethernet port.
If power is cycled to the Ethernet switch connected to the primary port, the UR device switches to the
redundant port correctly. However, once the Ethernet switch is back to normal, the primary port may not
reconnect.
This FW version ensures that the primary Ethernet port reconnects once the associated Ethernet switch is
back online.
EnerVista UR Setup Software
G
Software exceptions
Applicable: UR Setup and UR Engineer
The following software exceptions have been corrected with software release 7.21.
Software Exceptions
When connected to UR devices with firmware version lower than 5.70, UR Setup
fails to retrieve some of the existing diagnostic files
All files retrieved by Service Report are stored in a password-protected FDG file.
No password protection is required.
EGD client does not get installed, if the .Net Framework v1.1 is not installed with
Windows OS.
Different data logger window (display) for firmware versions lower than 4.80. UR
Setup now uses a common Data Logger window for all the firmware versions.
UR ICD file did not pass 61850 schema standard validation. Information related
to the IEC 81850-90-5 functionality, which is non-compliant to IEC 61850
schema revision 1.6, was removed from the ICD file.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
FW 7.20 Release Details
In the following enhancement descriptions, a revision category letter is placed to the left of the description. See the
Appendix at the end of this document for a description of the categories displayed.
Breaker Controller System – C60
N
C60 Breaker Controller systems support two PMU elements
720-1
Applicable: C60
This FW revision adds Synchrophasor measuring and streaming capabilities to the C60 breaker controller
system.
This implementation matches the “2 PMU” Synchrophasor functionality that is already supported by the N60
device.
The Synchrophasor “PMU” functionality can be ordered through the following software options:
Device SW
C60
14
15
AE
AF
BE
BF
Option
2 PMU
IEC 61850 + 2 PMU
CyberSentry UR Lvl 1 + 2 x PMU
CyberSentry UR Lvl 1 + IEC 61850
IEEE 1588 + 2 x PMU
IEEE 1588 + IEC 61850 + 2 x PMU
+2x
PMU
There are additional software options available that mix the “2PMU” with other major software options (for
example, 2 PMU + PRP, 2PMU + IEC103, and so on).
For details on the “2 PMU” software option, see the C60 instruction manual.
Capacitor Bank Protection and Control System – C70
E
Phase Current Unbalance element changes
720-02
Applicable: C70
UR FW version 7.20 introduces the following enhancements to the Phase Current Unbalance element as
follows:
 The current energization threshold is changed from 0.25 pu to 0.1 pu. This allows for a higher CT ratio to
avoid saturation of the Phase Current Unbalance element values.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
E
Neutral Current Unbalance element changes
720-03
Applicable: C70
UR FW version 7.20 introduces the following enhancements to the Neutral Current Unbalance element as
follows:
 The current energization threshold is changed from 0.25 pu to 0.1 pu. This allows for a higher CT ratio to
avoid saturation of the Neutral Current Unbalance element values.
P
Neutral Voltage Unbalance Autoset and Voltage Differential Autoset operational when C70 has only
voltage inputs, for example only 8V CT/VT DSPs
720-04
Applicable: C70
UR FW versions 6.02/7.20 introduce the following fixes to the Neutral Voltage Unbalance and Voltage
Differential elements:
 The Autoset functionality of these elements does not change any of the coefficients as expected if the
C70 has only voltage inputs, hence this is not an issue if the C70 has any CT bank inputs in its order code.
Feeder Protection System – F60
N
F60 supports Restricted Ground Fault (87G/RGF) elements
720-64
Applicable: F60
UR FW version 7.20 extends the F60 Feeder Protection System capabilities by adding a Restricted Ground
Fault element (87G/RGF).
This implementation shares the standard UR series logic and settings for 87G/RGF elements.
For details on the Restricted Ground Fault element, see the F60 instruction manual and UR Setup software.
Generator Protection Systems – G30, G60
P
Third harmonic Neutral UV element setting range changes
720-05
Applicable: G30, G60
UR FW version 7.20 introduces the following changes to the Third harmonic Neutral UV element:
UV pickup changed from 0 – 30 pu to 0 – 3 pu in steps of 0.0001
Max Power changed from 0 – 30 pu to 0 – 1.25 pu
Min Power changed from 0 – 30 pu to 0 – 1.25 pu
These are changes only to the setting ranges, and nothing changed on the element algorithm.
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G
Accidental Energization element setting changes
UR revision 7.25 release notes
720-06
Applicable: G30, G60
UR FW version 7.20 introduces the following changes to the Accidental Energization element:
Accidental Energization OC PKP changed from 0.300 to 0.300 pu
Accidental Energization UV PKP changed from 0.500 to 0.500 pu
These changes were incorporated into the UR settings file and EnerVista UR Setup to indicate clearly the unit
of these settings is per unit, and the changes have no impact on the element algorithm.
Line Protection Systems – L30, L90
E
Increased security for line differential protection when experiencing Phase and Frequency Locked Loop
(PFLL) transition errors
720-7
Applicable: L30, L90
When line differential protection (87L) schemes are exposed to extremely noisy or unreliable channel
conditions, the PFLL element can lose synchronism and then re-synchronize. GE strongly recommends that,
for maximum security, the disturbance detector element (50DD) be assigned to supervise operation of the 87L
element.
Failing to follow this recommendation can potentially cause the 87L element to misoperate during a resynchronizing attempt.
Firmware version 6.02/7.20 improves the 87L element security to prevent misoperation when, under the
described conditions, the 50DD element is not supervising the 87L element.
Customers who have followed GE recommendations for heavily noisy channels or having reliable inter-relay
communication are not required to take action.
E
The line differential with In-zone Transformer protection element has been enhanced to allow schemes
where not all line differential devices have the In-zone Tx option
720-08
Applicable: L90, L30
The In-Zone Transformer (Tx) software option enables line differential devices to support a power transformer
between line terminals.
All L30 or L90 devices deployed for protecting this kind of scheme must have the In-Zone transformer
software option.
If there is no power transformer between terminals, none of the UR relays should have the In-zone
transformer software option.
UR FW version 7.20 allows using devices with In-Zone Tx on one terminal and without In-Zone Tx on the other
terminals on schemes with no power transformer between line terminals, provided devices with In-Zone Tx are
set to “TX connection = None.”
End users having line differential schemes with UR devices supporting the same software option are not
affected by this change.
For details on the “In-Zone Tx” software option, see the L90 or L30 instruction manual.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
Motor Protection System – M60
E
Motor Thermal Lockout Times to be displayed regardless of motor state
720-09
Applicable: M60
UR FW version 6.02/7.20 introduces the following enhancements to the Actual Values of Motor data:
Thermal Lockout Time
Start/Hour Lockout Time
Time-Between-Starts Lockout Time
Restart Delay Lockout Time
Total Motor Lockout Time
These times are calculated and displayed whether the motor is running or stopped. Calculated values are
updated and displayed continuously while the motor is running. These calculations and displays have no
impact on the Thermal element algorithm. These displayed times were not available in previous firmware
releases.
P
Asserted Motor Emergency Restart operand resets the Restart Delay operand
720-10
Applicable: M60
UR FW version 6.02/7.20 introduces the following fixes to the Motor Restart Delay function:

P
The Motor Emergency Restart operand (logical 1) resets the Restart Delay OP operand. This change has no
impact on the Thermal element algorithm. It allows restart of the motor without the need for the Restart
Delay Timer to time out.
Motor Restart Delay Lockout and Emergency Restart of a Motor
720-11
Applicable: M60
UR FW version 6.02/7.20 introduces the following fixes to the Motor Restart Delay function.
Issue:
After a successful motor start when an Emergency Restart function is used, the Emergency Restart operand is
de-asserted but then the Restart Delay OP operand is re-asserted and the Restart Delay Lockout timer is
loaded with the previous motor stop remaining balance of the Restart Delay Lockout timer value, which is
incorrect.
Fix:
After a successful motor start when an Emergency Restart function is used, the Emergency Restart operand is
de-asserted and the Restart Delay OP operand remains de-asserted and the Restart Delay Lockout timer
initializes from 0 only if the Restart Delay OP operand asserts when the motor goes offline.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
Remedial action and synchrophasor system – N60
N
New “6 PMU” software option and “8 voltage-inputs” DSP module support extend N60 multiple feeder
capabilities
720-12
Applicable: N60
This FW version enhances the N60 Network Stability and Synchrophasor Measurement System to support new
software options that increase the number of PMU elements to six and voltage-only DSP modules for special
synchrophasor-based applications.
New “6 PMU” software options are as follows:
Device SW
N60
I0
I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I6
I7
Option
6 PMU
IEC 61850 + 6 PMU
CyberSentry UR Lvl 1 + 6 x PMU
CyberSentry UR Lvl 1 + 6 x PMU + IEC 61850
IEEE 1588 + 6 x PMU
IEEE 1588 + IEC 61850 + 6 x PMU
PRP + 6 x PMU
PRP + 6 x PMU + IEC 61850
There are additional software options available that mix “6 PMU” with other major software options (for
example, 6 PMU + IEC 103, and so on). Six PMU elements enable independent data streaming from up to six
feeders.
N60 devices can now be ordered with up to three “8V” type DSP modules, which allows for connecting to 12
independent VT banks.
For details on the “6 PMU” software option and “8V” DSP module, see the N60 instruction manual.
N
N60 delivers extended recording capabilities through the addition of fault report elements
720-13
Applicable: N60
Two new “User-programmable Fault Report” elements have been added to the N60.
These fault report elements are a replica of existing user-programmable fault report elements supported by
other UR devices (for example, the T60) and are part of the standard recording functionality (no software
option required).
For details on the “User-programmable Fault Report” elements, see the N60 instruction manual.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
Transformer Protection System – T60
G
Setting menu has been changed to remove unsupported POTT element
720-14
Applicable: T60
The setting menu of the T60 has been changed to remove the POTT element from the list of available control
elements. The POTT element is one of the pilot-schemes available for line protection applications, so it is not
required for transformer protection.
Previous 7.0x and 7.11 FW versions mistakenly show that a POTT element is available within the T60 settings.
This condition does not present any performance issue.
N
T60 supports Rate of Change of Frequency (ROCOF) elements
720-15
Applicable: T60
UR FW version 7.20 extends the T60 capabilities by adding a dedicated protection element for detecting rate
of change of frequency (ROCOF). Prior to this FW version, implementing limited ROCOF functionality required
manual FlexLogic configuration, so supporting a dedicated ROCOF element simplifies and standardizes
settings.
The ROCOF elements added to the T60 shares the standard UR logic and settings for ROCOF elements.
For details on the ROCOF element, see the T60 instruction manual and UR Setup software.
E
Restrictions related to six windings software options have been modified to allow T60 with three DSP
module configurations for four windings applications
720-16
Applicable: T60
As standard functionality, T60 devices can be applied to four winding power transformers (up to four current
sources used by the transformer differential algorithm).
However, when additional windings or current sources are required, T60 relays can be ordered with any of the
six-winding software options available (three DSP modules required).
With previous FW versions, T60 with three DSP modules were restricted to order codes having six winding
software options.
This FW version changes the restrictions to allow T60 devices to support three DSP modules regardless of the
six winding software option. Instead, the software options restrict the maximum number of current sources
allowed for transformer differential as follows:
Option Max # of DSP
6 winding
3
No
3
Max # sources/Tx Diff
6
4
For details on the six winding software options, see the T60 instruction manual.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
Common protection and control elements
E
Distance protection has been enhanced for faster operation
720-17
Applicable: D30, D60, G60, L90, T60
Phase and ground distance protection elements have been modified to allow shorter operating times to
distance zones 1 and 2. An improved distance algorithm (fast distance) now runs in parallel to the existing one
(standard distance). The fast distance functionality can also be disabled via settings, so distance protection
elements can be set to operate exactly as before if required.
This fast distance functionality is a standard feature on applicable UR devices. The change applies to UR
devices with FW version 7.20 or newer.
For details and operating curves on the new fast distance functionality, see the applicable instruction manual.
N
New Directional Comparison Blocking (DCB1) element extends UR pilot scheme capabilities
720-18
Applicable: D60, L90
UR FW version 7.20 introduces the new “DCB1” element that allows for additional pilot scheme flexibility.
The DCB1 pilot scheme element operates the same way that the regular DCB scheme does, except for the
hard-coded connections to distance and directional overcurrent elements that were changed to allow users to
select from any supported FlexLogic operand (for example, Neutral directional OC).
This allows a user to implement DCB schemes using solely directional elements to achieve better coordination
or to fit other DCB non-traditional applications.
This change applies to UR devices with FW version 7.20 or newer.
For details on the new DCB1 element, see the D60 or L90 instruction manual.
E
Three phase overvoltage elements becomes a standard implementation on selected UR devices
720-19
Applicable: C60, C70, D30, D60, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T60
Firmware version 7.20 increases the number of phase overvoltage elements that UR devices support to three
elements.
With this implementation, UR devices that currently support Phase Overvoltage have the same number of
elements regardless of the number of VT inputs.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
E
Two new polarizing methods added to existing Neutral Directional Overcurrent elements to improve
protection selectivity
720-20
Applicable: C70, D30, D60, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, T60
Neutral Directional Overcurrent elements depend on Zero sequence voltage (V_0) or Ground current (Ig) for
polarization, and users can choose among three polarization methods: “Current” (which uses Ig), “Voltage”
(which uses V_0) or “Dual” (Ig or V_0).
With this FW version, two new polarization options have been added:



“Dual-V” gives priority to V_0 polarization but uses Ig polarization if no V_0 signal is present
“Dual-I” gives priority to Ig polarization but uses V_0 polarization if no Ig is present
Regardless of the selected methods, if neither V_0 nor Ig are present, the element does not provide
directionality
For details on the neutral directional polarization options, see the applicable instruction manual.
E
Phase selector to supervise phase distance elements for improved protection selectivity
720-22
Applicable: D60, L90
Phase distance elements can operate when sensing the following fault types: three-phase, phase-to-phase,
phase-to-phase-to-ground (PPG), and single phase-to-ground (SLG).
With this FW release, the phase selector element supervises the operation of the phase distance element
when sensing an SLG or PPG fault type. Thus once ground distance elements have picked up, it prevents
phase-to-phase elements from tripping. For instance, a phase A to ground fault makes the ground distance
element operate (phase A), but prevents operation of phase distance elements (phases A-B and/or C-A).
This new supervisor also maintains selectivity for evolving faults that go from SLG/PPG type to phase-to-phase
type.
For details on the phase selector supervisor, see the applicable instruction manual.
E
New negative sequence current supervisor improves selectivity of the power swing element
720-23
Applicable: D60, L90
The power swing element is generally used to ensure distance protection selectivity by blocking distance
elements in those cases where the impedance locus goes into any distance zone as a result of a power swing
event.
However, since specific fault types can seem like a power swing event, the power swing element has been
changed to be supervised by negative sequence current. This supervisor prevents the operation of the power
swing element when negative sequence current exceeds a pickup value.
This new supervisor increases selectivity of the power swing element.
For details on the power swing element, see the applicable instruction manual.
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N
Phase selector element supports a user-configurable reset timer
720-24
Applicable: D60, L90
UR revision 7.25 release notes
The phase selector element is used to determine which phases are affected by a fault event. Once any of the
phase selector operands has been activated, a reset sequence starts. Phase selector operands are reset in
half a cycle after an open pole condition, or after the phase selector “reset delay” timer is over.
Prior to this FW release, the “reset delay” timer was fixed to 500 ms.
FW 7.20 adds a new setting field called “Phase Selector Reset” that makes this timer user-configurable, from
0.5 to 3 seconds. This setting field is available at the Trip Output element menu.
This new configurable timer is helpful for schemes with long tripping times, such as step tripping on distance
protection.
For details on the phase selector element, see the D60 or L90 instruction manual.
P
The “Fault Type” comparator logic, which is part of distance protection elements, has been changed to
correctly block the ground distance elements when sensing a double-line-to-ground fault
710-8
Applicable: D30, D60, G60, L60, L90, T60
In order to maintain selectivity during a double-line-to-ground fault, the ground distance element is
supervised by the “Fault Type” comparator that uses phase angle between the negative and zero-sequence
currents.
However, the “Fault Type” comparator can also be removed under the following conditions:
a. During an open pole condition or
b. When “3I_0 > OC Supv and I_2 < CutOff”
Any of these conditions prevents the “Fault type” comparator from blocking the ground distance elements.
Devices with previous FW versions show the CutOff level is not correctly scaled, which breaks the condition “b”
described.
End users who set the distance element to enabled are advised to upgrade their relay FW to version 7.1x or
later.
For details on the “Fault type” comparator, see the applicable instruction manual.
P
Neutral directional overcurrent detection error fix
720-26
Applicable: C70, D30, D60, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, T60
Neutral Directional Overcurrent element flags NTRL DIR OC FWD and NTRL DIR OC REV do not operate as
expected when polarization is selected as Dual.
When IG is not supplied, the V0 and I0 comparator had a small error, reducing the operate region by 20 to 40
degrees (from the limit angle) and was found to be smaller for the NTRL DIR OC REV operand, ensuring
adequate security. This applies to all previous firmware versions and is fixed in 7.20.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
P
VT Fuse Fail Element reset changes
720-27
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The VT Fuse Fail Latch Reset timer dropout is changed from 0.5 to 0 cycles, allowing quicker re-arming of the
VT fuse fail element after a reset.
Communications
N
UR devices support the IEC 60870-5-103 communication protocol
720-28
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
This FW version adds the IEC 60970-5-103 (IEC 103) protocol to the supported communication protocols.
This new protocols is available via the RS485 port.
New software options for ordering UR devices with the IEC 103 protocol are as follows:
Software Option
J0
K0
L0
Description
IEC 60870-5-103
IEC 60870-5-103 + PRP + IEEE 1588
IEC 60870-5-103 + PRP + IEEE 1588 + CyberSentryTM UR Lvl 1
There are additional software options available that mix IEC 103 with other major software options.
For details on the IEC103 protocol, see the applicable instruction manual.
G
Customer support information and links have been updated
720-29
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The customer service information is updated to:
GE Digital Energy
650 Markland Street
Markham, Ontario
Canada L6C 0M1
Worldwide telephone: +1 905 927 7070
Europe/Middle East/Africa telephone: +34 94 485 88 54
North America toll-free: 1 800 547 8629
Fax: +1 905 927 5098
Worldwide e-mail: multilin.tech@ge.com
Europe e-mail: multilin.tech.euro@ge.com
Website: http://www.gedigitalenergy.com/multilin
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M
UR revision 7.25 release notes
IEC 61850-90-5 MSV control blocks have been changed to ensure the ConfRev default value is set to 1
720-30
Applicable: N60
Reporting PMU data using IEC 61850-90-5 requires synchrophasors to be mapped into MSV control blocks
(MSVCB) via independent PMU aggregator (AGG) elements. Each PMU AGG element requires a dedicated
MSVCB, which supports an independent configuration revision (ConfRev) number.
Firmware versions released prior to version 7.20 show that the default value of confrev number was set to 7.
This FW revision ensures that the default value of the ConfRev number is set to 1.
Users not reporting PMU data using IEC 61850-90-5 are not affected by this issue.
C
Communications ports PRT1, PRT2, and PRT3 default subnet mask changed
720-33
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The default subnet mask setting for Ethernet ports PRT1, PRT2, and PRT3 is changed to 255.0.0.0. This is to
ensure that the default subnet mask settings allow access to a wider range of networks by default.
C
Tx Configurable GOOSE correction for Russian language
720-34
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The dataset item in Tx configurable GOOSE if configured to MMXU1.MX.Hz.mag.f is incorrect in the Russian
firmware version. It was incorrectly assigned to MMXU1.MX.PPV.phsAB.cVal.mag.f.
This is corrected in version 7.20.
C
Strict Power Profile default setting corrected in Precision Time Protocol (1588) settings
720-35
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The default setting of the Strict Power Profile is changed to disabled in Precisions Time Protocol (1588) settings.
C
Port 2 failover redundancy corrections
720-36
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
With port 2 redundancy set to Failover, communications to devices past a router is not re-established after
failover if the Default Gateway is used and no static routes. Using static routes allows failover.
This failover issue is corrected in version 7.20.
Failover is not an issue with three independent ports or Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) configurations on
Network Port 2.
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UR revision 7.24 release notes
C
IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered report control blocks available for LLNO and GGIO1 have been
changed to scan and capture event changes every two milliseconds
720-37
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
UR FW version 6.02 speeds up to 2 miliseconds the scanning and capture period of reporting services
available for LLNO and GGIO1 data sets. At the end of each scanning period, data is buffered. However,
likewise previous versions, reports are still generated and sent at the end of every MMS Reporting period
(~32 ms).
Multiple reports can be created but only one is sent at the end of each MMS reporting period; thus multiple
reports require multiple periods to complete transmission.
Prior to this FW version, the LLNO and GGIO1 data sets were scanned and buffered every ~32 ms, which
caused the following behaviors:


If multiple status changes occurred within one scanning period, these events could show a common time
stamp value
Status changes that reset within the same scanning period may not be captured
This FW version fixes the behavior outlined.
End users who do not use LLNO or GGIO1 report control blocks are not affected by this issue.
PMU - Synchrophasors
C
PMU recorder elements have been changed to ensure its “last cleared date” registry is accurate
720-38
Applicable: C60, D60, F60, G60, L30, L90, N60, T60
The “last cleared date” registry shows when a Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) recorder element was cleared
(there is one registry per PMU recorder element). Rebooting the UR relay also clears the PMU recorder.
UR devices with FW version 7.01 and 7.11 show that “last cleared date” registries of PMU elements 1, 2, and 3
can be inaccurate after rebooting.
This FW version fixes this issue.
End users who do not use PMU elements are not affected by this issue.
For details on the PMU recorder elements, see the applicable instruction manual.
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UR revision 7.25 release notes
Cyber security
E
Enhancements to the cyber security functionality
720-39
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Firmware version 7.20 introduces the following changes to the standard cyber security functionality:

The “Change Local Password” setting name has been changed to “Change Device Password” for easier
understanding
For details on standard cyber security implementation, see the UR instruction manuals.
C
Cyber security Sequence of Events (SOE) have been changed to ensure the captured IP address is correct
720-40
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Some of the events that are recorded by the cyber security SOE (such as login, logoff, and setting changes)
capture the IP address of the computer executing the actions.
FW version 7.01 and 7.11 show that captured IP addresses always defaulted to 127.0.0.1.
FW version 7.20 ensures that IP addresses are correctly captured for the described type of events.
The cyber security SOE requires the “CyberSentry UR Lvl 1” software option.
End users not having UR devices with the “CyberSentry UR Lvl 1” software option are not required to take any
action.
For details on the “CyberSentry UR Lvl 1” software option, see the UR instruction manuals.
C
The “CyberArmor” setting field has been removed
720-41
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
This firmware version removes the “CyberArmor” setting field that was previously available at the “Product
Setup->Security->Supervisory” menu. This menu is available on UR devices with the “CyberSentryTM” software
option.
Since the “CyberArmor” setting field was not connected to any code, its removal does not affect existing
functionality.
For details on the “CyberSentry UR Lvl 1” implementation, see the UR Instruction manuals.
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Events and records
P
Oscillography read/clear delayed GOOSE messages
720-42
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The mechanism of saving settings, including read/clear of Oscillography, can delay the GOOSE task to run
later than intended, resulting in delayed GOOSE messages.
Release 7.20 fixes this problem that exists in releases 7.01 and 7.11.
P
Real Time Clock fix to report correct time stamps on the webpage
720-43
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Some of the events indicated in the product webpage can have incorrect time stamps.
This issue was corrected in version 7.20. This is not an issue in the UR event recorder.
E
Event description added to distinguish event types in an Event Report
720-44
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Event descriptions of contact inputs and outputs, virtual inputs and outputs, direct inputs and outputs, remote
inputs, double point inputs, field contact inputs and outputs, field latching outputs, shared inputs and outputs,
FlexElements, and digital elements now include added abbreviated text to distinguish among various event
types with the same name. For example, Contact Input 1 ON with default settings is presented as Cont Ip 1
ON(CI1).
E
Enhancements to the Fault Report
720-45
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
The following information is added to each fault report:

Full UR order code

Module code and serial number

Last setting change date and time

Extra events consisting of:

o
10 Pre-fault events
o
10 Post fault events
Metered values of all configured sources at time of trigger
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Platform
N
German language support
720-46
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
This FW version adds the German language to the five already supported languages. Firmware, UR Setup
software, and instruction manuals are available in German.
The languages supported by UR devices are:
 English
 French
 Chinese
 Russian
 Turkish
 German
New codes for ordering UR devices with German language are as follows:
Code
I
J
N
Description
Enhanced German Front Panel
Enhanced German Front Panel with User-Programmable Pushbuttons
New inter-relay communication (IRC) modules
720-47
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
UR version 7.20 release introduces two new types of inter-relay communication (IRC) modules. These modules
combine existing communication interfaces (Direct fiber and C37.94) to enable hybrid channel redundancy.
New codes and description for the new IRC modules are as follows:
Codes
2I
2J
Description
Channel 1 - IEEE C37.94, 820 nm, Multimode fiber, 64/128 kbps; Channel 2 - 1300 nm, singlemode, LASER
Channel 1 - IEEE C37.94, 820 nm, Multimode, 64/128 kbps; Channel 2 - 1550 nm, singlemode, LASER
For details on the new “IRC modules”, see the UR instruction manuals.
D
Updated description for “Communication Status - Remaining connections” actual values
720-50
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
UR version 7.20 adds the script “TCP” to the description of “Communication Status - Remaining connections”
actual values. This updated description indicates that those remaining connections refer to TCP connections.
The updated description for the actual values is as follows:





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Modbus TCP (Max 4)
DNP TCP (Max 2)
MMS TCP (Max 5)
IEC-104 TCP (Max 2)
PMU TCP
UR revision 7.24 release notes
D
Fixing French translation of “Dataset”
720-51
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Previous FW versions translate English text “Dataset Item 1” to French “Elem donneesû1.” This FW version
correctly translates the English text to “Elem donnees 1.”
UR version 720 fixes the French translation of “Dataset.”
C
Template mode has been fixed
720-53
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
UR version 720 fixes the setting template mode functionality that was inadvertently broken on FW version 7.01
and 7.11.
D
Fixing Turkish translation of Autoreclose 1P 3P Bkr Sequence enumeration
720-54
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
UR version 720 fixes the Turkish translation of Autoreclose 1P 3P Bkr Sequence enumeration “1-2” and “2-1.”
Previous FW versions translate English text “1-2” and “2-1” to Turkish “02-Oca” and “01-Feb”. This FW version
correctly /translate show those number as “1-2” and “2-1” correspondingly.
D
The Critical Fail relay and In-service LED now operate simultaneously when relays boot or are in test
mode
720-55
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
When UR devices boot, the “Critical Fail” auxiliary relay and “In-service” LED are de-energized and operate
towards the end of the booting process. Operate state indicates the relay is in service.
Previous FW versions show that the “Critical Fail” relay operates about 24 seconds before the “In-service” LED
does. In addition, the “in-service” LED can temporarily turn on when putting the UR relay in test mode.
This FW version ensures that the “Critical Fail” relay and the “In-service” LED operate simultaneously and
prevents the “In-service” LED from turning on when the UR relay is in test mode.
For details on the “Critical Fail” relay and “In-service” LED operation, see the UR instruction manuals.
F
Potential Overfrequency misoperation at low RMS metered values
720-57
Applicable: D60, F60, G30, G60, L90, M60, N60, T60; however mostly Generator Protection applications
At very low signal sources (less than 5%), the measured frequency value can be incorrectly perceived as much
higher than actual, at low frequency levels. This effect is experienced typically during static generator startup.
The measured frequency is based on zero-crossings, which can be invalid.
The following changes were made to correct the frequency metering at low signal and frequency levels:


Hysteresis is increased to 5% of the signal RMS cutoff threshold
Five consecutive cycles of good RMS waveform metered signal are checked to validate a good signal
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E
Brick firmware has been changed to improve the resilience against Flash memory corruption
720-60
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
HardFiberTM Brick firmware has improved resiliency against Flash memory corruption during boot-up. This FW
release ensures that the firmware in the Brick is maintained when connecting a Brick to URs with earlier
firmware versions.
U
UR firmware (FW) upgrade process has been changed to ensure UR devices detect and alarm for
corrupted FW image of process card and Brick
720-61
Applicable: B30, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
At the end of the UR relay FW upgrade process, CRC is calculated to check the integrity of the FW image
written to the device. If a corrupted image was detected, the UR device must alarm and interrupt the upgrade
process. Restarting the FW upgrade clears this condition.
UR devices with HardFiber technology use three FW images: one for the UR CPU, a second for the computer
module, and a third one for the Brick.
UR devices with previous FW versions deviate from the standard behavior. When the FW image for the
computer module or Brick is corrupted, the UR device goes out of service and no alarm is provided.
This FW release fixes this issue.
This only affects end users who upgrade UR devices with HardFiber technology.
C
Latched Virtual Inputs status now keeps current state during loss of power to UR
720-62
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
With the current firmware, the status of virtual Inputs of the “Latched” type is saved in non-volatile memory
and hence does not change state when power is cycled to the UR.
C
Web page Front Panel display report
720-63
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
In firmware 7.01 and 7.11, viewing of the web page front panel display report caused communications delays
or failures, so it was disabled.
This was fixed in firmware 7.20 and is available.
N
Firmware revision 7.20 requires new boot revision 7.01
Applicable: B30, B90, C30, C60, C70, D30, D60, F35, F60, G30, G60, L30, L60, L90, M60, N60, T35, T60
Existing UR FW revisions 7.0x and 7.1x use UR boot revision 7.00. The new UR firmware revision 7.20 requires
UR boot revision 7.01. Therefore, prior to upgrading existing UR devices with FW revision 7.20, users are
required to update the boot revision to version 7.01.
Updating UR boot revision is done by following the procedure for Upgrading FW that is available via help
menu of the EnerVista UR Setup software. However, when being asked to select the binary (.bin) FW file that
contains the upgrade for the UR device, users must select the boot revision file instead (UrBootBuild36-701Release.bin).
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Once the UR boot revision is updated, users can upgrade the FW revision.
This affects UR devices being upgraded from FW revisions 7.0x or 7.1x to FW revision 7.2x. Users downgrading
their UR devices from FW revision 7.2x to FW revision 7.1x or 7.0x are also affected.
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Upgrade Paths
GE recommends that customers upgrade to the latest UR firmware to take advantage of the latest
developments and enhancements. Upgrade the firmware using the EnerVista UR Setup software. This
software can also convert settings files from an older version to the latest version and provides a Difference
Report once the conversion has been completed. This Difference Report identifies new settings and additional
information to assist the user during the upgrade.
Upgrade path for versions 4.00 and above
Firmware version 7.xx requires T, U, or V type CPU modules. Upgrading existing UR devices with firmware
versions 4.xx, 5.xx, or 6.xx requires the CPU module to be replaced with T, U, or V type.
Depending on the original order code and age of the relay, replacement of additional modules can be
required. Contact our technical support team for details (order code and serial number of existing devices
required).
Upgrade path for revisions below version 4.00
For UR devices with firmware versions below 4.00, new CPU and digital signal processor (DSP) modules are
required to upgrade the relay to version 7.xx.
Depending on the original order code and age of the relay, replacement of additional modules can be
required.
Benefits of revision 7.01 and above
The benefits of revision 7.01 and above are as follows:
•
Support to the latest market standards and requirements
–
Hardware support for IEEE 1588 – PTP for time synchronization, IEC62439-3 PRP
–
Three independent Ethernet ports
–
Ethernet ports with pluggable transceivers
–
CyberSentry cyber security in line with industry standards (Radius, Syslog)
–
Multicast synchrophasors in line with IEC 61850-90-5
–
Connection to primary domain controller (PDC) devices when reporting synchrophasor data on
C37.118 – N60
–
Complete line protection (distance and line differential) in a single device – L90
–
Additional synchro check elements
–
CT fail detection for all current differential UR devices
Five distance zones for transformer protection
Exceeds NERC-CIP password requirements
–
•
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Up to 20 digits. Support for numbers, letters, and special characters.
UR revision 7.24 release notes
Appendix
Change Categories
This document uses the following categories to classify changes.
Table 1: Revision categories
Code
Category
Comments
N
New feature
A separate feature added to the relay. Changes to existing features even
if they significantly expand the functionality are not in this category.
G
Change
A neutral change that does not bring any new value and is not correcting
any known problem
E
Enhancement
Modification of an existing feature bringing extra value to the application
D
Changed, incomplete, or false
faceplate indications
Changes to, or problems with text messages, LEDs, and user
pushbuttons
R
Changed, incomplete, or false relay
records
Changes to, or problems with relay records (oscillography, demand, fault
reports, and so on)
C
Protocols and communications
Changes to, or problems with protocols or communication features
M
Metering
Metering out of specification or other metering problems
P
Protection out of specification
Protection operates correctly but does not meet published specifications
(example: delayed trip)
U
Unavailability of protection
Protection not available in a self-demonstrating way so that corrective
actions can be taken immediately
H
Hidden failure to trip
Protection does not operate when appropriate
F
False trip
Protection operates when it is not appropriate
B
Unexpected restart
Relay restarts unexpectedly
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GE Technical Support
GE contact information for product support is as follows:
GE Digital Energy
650 Markland Street
Markham, Ontario
Canada L6C 0M1
Telephone: +1 905 927 7070 (worldwide), 1 800 547 8629 (North America), +34 94 485 88 54 (Europe)
Fax: +1 905 927 5098 (worldwide)
Worldwide e-mail: multilin.tech@ge.com
Europe e-mail: multilin.tech.euro@ge.com
Website: http://www.gedigitalenergy.com/multilin
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