SER — Sequence of Events (SOE) Recording

What is SER?

SER — SEQUENCE OF EVENTS (SOE) RECORDING

Sequence of events record­ing (SER) is per­formed by micro­proces­sor based sys­tems, which mon­i­tor col­lect­ed data inputs and record the time and sequences of the changes.

Sequence of events recorders rely on exter­nal time sources such as GPS or radio clocks to record the exact time of state of each change.

  • Sequence of Events Record­ing (SER) allows to rapid­ly analyse the root of the analomy thanks to the secure record­ing of events in the order of occurrence.
  • It can thus be used as a diag­nos­tic tool to min­i­mize plant down­time and ana­lyze blackouts.
  • The recorders are often inte­grat­ed in or inter­faced with a SCADA sys­tems, RTUs, PLCs or con­trol centers.
  • Today, mod­ern RTUs, PLCs and IEDs can time-tag events to the near­est mil­lisec­ond, not requir­ing to incor­po­rate sep­a­rate SER devices into the SCADA systems.
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    Sequence of events record­ing (SER) is per­formed by micro­proces­sor based sys­tems, which mon­i­tor col­lect­ed data inputs and record the time and sequences of the changes.

    Sequence of events recorders rely on exter­nal time sources such as GPS or radio clocks to record the exact time of state of each change.

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