1343   COMTRADE 2013

Created: 07 Jan 2015

Status: Future Improvement

Part: Part 7-4 (2010; Edition 2)



Clause: 5.13.2, 5.13.3, 5.13.6


Category: Issue for edition 3 of this part


By Reading the standard it seems that the COMTRADE format allowed by the IEC 61850 standard is "COMTRADE 1999".
In several parts of the standard there is a clear reference to "COMTRADE 1999" (COMTRADE file IEEE C37.111:1999); for instance clauses 5.13.2, 5.13.3, 5.13.6, 2 - Normative References.
In some other parts of the standard there is a genereic reference to "COMTRADE" (6 Data object name semantics , in the table at ChNum and SrcRef).

The new COMTRADE format "COMTRADE 2013" (IEC 60255-24 / IEEE Std C37.111)seems to be not allowed by IEC 61850 standard; or it is at least unclear if it is ok for an IEC 61850 device to provide disturbance files according to "COMTRADE 2013" format.
This could lead to interoperability between Device software Tools / SCADA.
The following proposal tries to avoid the strength inerpretation that a device saving files according to latest COMTRADE 2013 format is "non-compliant" to the IEC 61850 standard.


The proposal is to optionally allow the use of the new COMTRADE 2013 format (IEC 60255-24 / IEEE Std C37.111).

Discussion Created Status
Change status to on hold, because tissue will be discussed and probably solved in edition 3. 16 Jul 15 Future Improvement
The consequences will be analyzed in preparation of ed.3. 15 Jan 15 Discussion (red)
I think this would be an issue for edition 3, because it extents the standard. 13 Jan 15 Triage
Good idea! I guess some new DO will be needed to allow to specify which version/format of COMTRADE is used. If accepted, is it for Ed.2.1? 07 Jan 15 Triage


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