Industrial Demonstrations

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory


Power Quality Basics: What happens when we switch to switching?

Power systems in the classroom have some significant differences from the power systems of real life. Clean, perfectly sinusoidal waveforms quickly become distorted. What does this mean for the power system and the devices connected to it?

We'll take a look at the common power quality measures, where some of these issues come from, and their effects on loads. We'll also take a live look at the wave shapes created by some common load types using an SEL power quality meter.

SEL is a leading manufacturer and supplier of power system protection, control, monitoring, communication products, and so much more. Making electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical has been SEL's mission since its founding over 40 years ago.


Industrial Cybersecurity: CIP Security Demonstration

As industrial automation systems become increasingly connected, cybersecurity is becoming a critical concern for organizations that rely on these systems to operate their businesses. In this presentation, we will explore the Purdue model, a widely-used framework for organizing industrial control systems (ICS) into logical levels that can be secured individually. We will also demonstrate Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) Security, a standard for securing industrial control systems and industrial Ethernet networks. Finally, a review the cybersecurity solutions recommended by Rockwell Automation, a leading provider of industrial automation technology