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    Cegelec Centre Est, Lyon


At the Total Akpo project for the offshore oil platform off the Nigerian coast, ipConvPS is used as a communication interface connecting the ABB switchgears to the Siemens control system. ipConvPS communicates downstream with the switchgears through the ABB communication gateway COM610 using the IEC 60870-5-104 protocol assuming the role of the controlling station. Upstream communication with the control system has been implemented through Profibus DPV0 coupling with the Siemens S7-400 automation device, in which case ipConvPS acts as the slave.

A special feature in this project is the transmission of time-stamped events (SOEs), a functionality not normally supported by Profibus DPV0. Successful integration of both systems was accomplished in a very short time frame.

Used Products

  • ipConvPS

    Universal protocol converter with integrated Profibus-DP, Slave interface

    This product is no longer available!

Used Protocol Stacks

Profibus-DPV0, Slave (Extended Version)

IEC 60870-5-104, Master