This week we took a moment to reflect on the service life of the Burnie Gateway RTU, shortly before turning it off for the last time. The RTU consisting of GE D200ME dual processor has been in service for a significant term. It is a testament to a reliable bred and a milestone to be involved with this particular device in service for so long.
The RTU was decommissioned as part of a larger substation upgrade project, which included a new standardised substation automation panel. The single gateway RTU has been replaced by a redundant pair of Foxboro SCD5200 gateways and a single SCD5200 station RTU.