Electrical Substation Automation

Ethernet for Electrical Substation Automation and Control

The GiHCS® Industrial Cabling Solution from OFS Answers the Call

Utilities across the world are facing increasing pressure to deliver reliable, high-quality electric power at affordable rates and with minimum environmental impact. The need for Ethernet-based automation processes in power generation, transmission, and distribution systems is rapidly increasing. OFS is committed to supporting substation automation with highly reliable optical fiber cable and connectivity with GiHCS high-bandwidth, strength enhanced optical fibers and cables, and easy-to-use crimp & cleave LC and SC connectivity. Optical fiber in substation automation comes with a wide range of advantages, including:

  • Immunity to EMI/RFI
  • Lightning protection with all-dielectric optical fiber cables
  • The ability to safely bridge high potential differences for applications where fumes or sparks exist
  • Lighter and smaller than traditional copper cables
  • More secure data communications
  • Higher bandwidth that supports higher data rates over longer distances

GiHCS, LSZH/OFNR Riser Rated Industrial Cables:

  • For Fast (100 Mb/sec) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mb/sec)
  • Operating temperature: -20 to +80 °C
  • For use indoors or outdoors
  • High tensile strength
  • Abrasion, vibration, and chemically resistant
  • Heavy-duty construction cables
  • PVC-free design
  • RoHS and REACH compliant

Crimp & Cleave LC and SC Connectors and Kits:

  • LC kits compatible with SFP transceivers
  • SC kits compatible with GBIC transceivers
  • No power, no epoxy, no gels, no polishing
  • Easy to learn, quick to connect
  • Optical fiber specialists not required