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Implementation MOPs

This Method of Procedure (MOP) has been created for the installation of a Battery Management System (BMS) in power plants and substations, utilizing the BatteryDAQ Sentry-6002NEMA (125/250VDC) and Sentry-2402NEMA (-48VDC) devices.

The installation should be performed by qualified service personnel who are knowledgeable about batteries and the necessary precautions that should be taken.

Safety Cautions

  1. Please take BatteryDAQ’s in-class, on-site or remote training.
  2. Please prepare and follow “Safe Work Plan – Electrical & Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation” guideline for specific site and battery.
    [Safe Work Plan shall be available with this MOP before installation starts.]
  3. Plan for battery offline. Prepare a temporary battery if needed.
  4. Other client site requirements
Safety Cautions (pdf)

Part#1 – Site Survey

  1. Before ordering, or before onsite installation, a site survey is recommended.
  2. Pay special attention to the battery type, post structure and size, battery and rack layout, and possible mounting BMS location(s).
  3. Please fill in Site Survey in Word document, replace or attach photos and send to BatteryDAQ.
Site Survey (pdf)
Site Survey (Word)

Part#2 – Receiving and Inspection

  1. Open box, check all items, perform initial test with a test power adapter.
  2. Check with HMI touch screen
  3. Connect your laptop to Sentry unit via an ethernet cable or the Wi-Fi adapter. Try to access DTU’s web contents.
Receiving and Inspection (pdf)

Part#3 – Mounting and Wiring

Sentry-6002 measurement unit connects to battery posts3 temperature probes and current transducer via 12 multi-conductor (12C) cables. Please read the panel carefully to understand the name and purpose for each pin.

Mounting and Wiring (pdf)
ST6002 Connection Schematics (pdf)
Wiring Chart 58x2V (pdf)
Wiring Chart 60x2V (pdf)

Part#4 – Setting, Verification and Commissioning

  1. Go through the Settings.
  2. Internal Resistance threshold has to be calculated and set to unit based on actual value.
  3. Verify battery data. Troubleshooting any wrong connection.
  4. Fill in commissioning form.
Setting and Verification (pdf)

Part#5 – Centralized Dashboard

  1. Configurate battery banks on dashboard.
  2. Verify data and alarm.
Centralized Dashboard (pdf)

Part#6 – SCADA Integration

  1. Static IP setting
  2. SCADA data verification
  3. PI System integration
SCADA and Dashboard (pdf)

Part#7 – NERC Report

  1. Configure NERC Report Excel Workbook
  2. Fill real-time data with 1-click
  3. Customize report to your company’s format
NERC Report (pdf)

Part#8 – Load Test

  1. Prepare for a load test
  2. Perform and record a load test
  3. Retrieve data for a finished load test
Load Test (pdf)

Part#9 – Data-driven Battery Services

  1. Understand Data and Alarm
  2. Handle alarm promptly and correctly
Data and Alarm Handling (pdf)