Order Production

Accurate settings output when you need it

Order Production enables you to print the complete settings for any individual relay, all relays in a Local Zone of Protection, or all relays in a substation. Once you have set the relay in the database and have verified the settings through various tests and simulations in other CAPE modules, the last thing you want is a human error while transferring those settings to paper form. Order Production offers a quick, effortless way of extracting relay settings from your database and reporting them without opportunity to introduce typographical errors. It's a basic function that can contribute significantly to increased productivity of your protection group.

Relay selection

Selection of relays for order production reports is done with the same Data Tree or intuitive, top-down search forms that are found throughout CAPE. You begin by choosing a substation and then, optionally, Local Zones of Protection (which are roughly analogous to relay panels), protection schemes, and one or more individual relays. As you traverse the path, you may select one or all LZOPs in the substation, one or all protection schemes in an LZOP, or one or more separate relays. Once you have confirmed your selection, Order Production takes it from there, retrieving the relay settings from the database and reporting them on screen or in a Windows print file following the report format you have previously selected in the Preferences menu.

Standard header information

Most report formats utilize the report header data that you fill out in advance of selecting relays. The header form has fields for: Issued By, Issued Date, Checked By, Breakers Tripped, Project, and Notes. The information you enter is then incorporated in the report header at the top of each page.

Data-driven reports

At the present time, Order Production offers ten different report formats, eight that are intended to be setting sheets and two that are test reports. These reports follow designs requested by individual utilities that conform with their particular needs. All reports are data driven; they usually report both electromechanical and digital relays although one is designed for a specific electromechanical relay. The settings of electromechanical relays are organized by the elements in the relay. Digital relay settings are reported in a single group. Electrocon will implement any user's design upon request. The first format is prepared at no charge; a nominal charge is made for subsequent formats. Reports may be sent to the screen for inspection, to a printer, or both.

Setting reports in database editor

For your convenience, a standard setting report is also offered from the Database Editor. This report is printed at the push of a button found in both the LZOP and Relay Data forms. The DBE report is a general summary of relay data. It includes reports of all elements as well as all "common tap" settings of digital devices.

A convenient standard setting report can be printed in text, PDF, and RTF formats.

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CAPE In Action

Select relays for order production reports using CAPE’s standard Data Tree or intuitive, top-down search forms. Order Production retrieves the relay settings from the database and reports them on screen or for printing. 


Quick, intuitive relay selection.

Interactive entry of standard header information.

Variety of formats for data-driven reports.

Additional comprehensive relay setting report from within Database Editor.

Prefer to send settings to the field electronically?

CAPE supports input and output of settings direct from the vendors' software, including Schweitzer, Siemens, AREVA, General Electric, NxtPhase, and Basler.

Or consider CAPE's Settings Transfer Utilities. Settings for any group of relays can be exported to one or more Neutral Interface files, taken to the field, and safely viewed and modified by the test engineer with the Client Access Program (CAP). Field annotations and changed data may then be reviewed by the protection engineer, compared with corresponding data in the database, and uploaded back to the master database if approved, all with the Comparison and Upload Program (CUP).

Jeff Quada