Energy & Utilities
Super-fast communication between power plants and sub-stations is a key requirement in today’s ‘Smart Grid.’ The ability to measure time in increments as small as a nanosecond, is vital for efficient monitoring and control of power plants and sub-stations, maintaining safety and ensuring reliability.
IEC 61850 plays an important part in establishing standards for the design of power plant automation. Communication between substations and equipment within substations requires that response times are in the order of 4 milliseconds and below for correct protective relay operation.
Chronos is an established provider of GPS timing systems to the power industry, delivering the services and components that play a major part in keeping the power flowing. Transferring our experience from the telecom world to the power sector, we bring up-to-date design and deployment services, alongside selection of class-leading hardware.
Products for Energy/Utilities Companies
Chronos is recognised globally for its knowledge and competencies in these fields with specific expertise in timing, synchronisation and geolocation technologies.
Customers in the telecommunications, defence/security, energy and enterprise sectors have all benefited by their long and continuing relationship with Chronos, in particular, the skills and technological building blocks developed in-house. These allow monitoring of internal systems and external dependencies which in turn have brought improved system uptime, reduced system failure and greater reliability for mission critical applications.
Chronos in-house capabilities include:
- 24x7 System Monitoring Techniques
- Timing Anomaly Detection
- GPS/GNSS Jamming, Interference and Multipath Detection and QoS Monitoring
- eLoran Timing and Signal Quality Monitoring
- Visualisation, Data Analysis and Communications
- GPS/GNSS Disciplined Oscillator & CSAC Design