GE HardFiber System

GE HardFiber System

GE HardFiber System

The HardFiber System is a KEMA tested IEC 61850 Process Bus Solution that allows the mapping of measurements made in the switchyard to protection relays located in the control house using secure communications. The HardFiber System addresses the key technical and logistic challenges affecting the labor required for substation design, construction and maintenance.


  • Retrofit and greenfield installations for power generation, transmission and distribution systems
  • Generator protection
  • Transformer protection
  • Transmission Line protection
  • Bus protection
  • Feeder protection
  • Motor protection
  • Capacitor bank protection
  • Wide area network protection
  • Distributed bay control
  • Digital fault & sequence of event recording
  • Substation automation
  • Air-insulated and GIS stations

Key Benefits

  • Save up to 50% in protection & control labor costs
  • Eliminate majority of copper wiring to better utilize resources for the design, building, commissioning and maintenance of power system protection and control
  • Robust and simple architecture for deploying IEC 61850 process bus
  • Extremely rugged hardened switchyard interface is suitable for harsh environments without requiring specialized enclosures
  • Built as an extension of the Universal Relay (UR) family of products, is available for a wide array of protection applications ranging from generation, to transmission and distribution systems
  • Completely secure against cyber security threats
  • Improves employee safety by limiting the number of high-energy signals in the control building

Save up to 50% on your P&C Labor Cost

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