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Automation and Integration

SEL information processors enable you to design and implement both simple and complex intelligent electronic device (IED) integration solutions. Supported peer-to-peer technologies include SEL’s patented Mirrored Bits® communications and IEC 61850.

Reduce Arc-Flash Hazards

SEL arc-flash detection technology significantly decreases the time it takes a relay to trip in response to an arc fault, which reduces hazardous arc‑flash incident energy. SEL combines light-sensing technology with fast overcurrent protection to provide high-speed arc-flash detection (AFD).

Arc Sense Technology

Arc Sense technology (AST) from SEL is an innovative solution that detects high-impedance faults (HIF) on a distribution system. A high-impedance fault occurs when a conductor contacts a ground surface but does not produce a large fault current. SEL’s patented AST detects and clears faults that might not be detected by conventional overcurrent elements. AST algorithms provide improved fault detection over traditional methods as well as enhanced security when compared to existing technologies.