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Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

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Overview

Caterpillar offers standard paralleling solutions, which can be provided in a wide variety of market applications. The Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC) product line provides standard paralleling controls in a remote cabinet separate from the engine generator set and separate from switchgear (breakers and bus). EPIC allows for operating generator sets in pre-configured Emergency Standby, Prime power and Parallel with Utility configurations. It eliminates the need for traditional hardwired components such as synchronizers, power factor controllers, load share modules, cross-current compensation devices, annunciators, switches and meters by replacing them with the industry proven Caterpillar EMCP 3.S dedicated controller and color touch screen interface, and is an alternative to switchgear mounted controls.

Technical Summary

Units:
Configuration Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 gensets, separate add-on control panels for up 8 more gensets, and optional control panel for 1 utility breaker) Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 gensets, separate add-on control panels for up 8 more gensets, and optional control panel for 1 utility breaker) Less
Modes of Operation Emergency Standby with redundant master control, Utility paralleling, peak shaving, and closed transition to/from Generator Power (with optional utility control panel) Emergency Standby with redundant master control, Utility paralleling, peak shaving, and closed transition to/from Generator Power (with optional utility control panel) Less
Application LV and MV (208V-27kV) LV and MV (208V-27kV) Less

Generator Protective Devices

ANSI Protective Devices 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 90 (Industrial Grade) 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 90 (Industrial Grade) Less

Utility Protective Devices

ANSI Protective Devices 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32,47 (Industrial Grade) 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32,47 (Industrial Grade) Less

Environmental Parameters

Certifications UL / cUL 508A UL / cUL 508A Less
Control Panel Enclosure NEMA 12 NEMA 12 Less
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C 0°C to 55°C Less
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C Less

Product Features

  • Easy Connectivity to Generator Mounted Electrically Operated Circuit Breaker or Freestanding Switchgear with Electrically Operated Breaker
  • High Speed Ethernet Supervisory Network
  • Redundant Master Technology
  • Bumpless Backup of Master Control Functions
  • Password Protection for Critical Settings
  • Automatic Start/Stop
  • Automatic Load and VAR Sharing
  • Automatic “Dead Bus” Coordination
  • Automatic Power Factor Control when in Parallel with Utility Power
  • Programmable Load Shed / Load Add Functions
  • Touch Screen (HMI) Display

Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC) Standard Equipment

Master Control Panel (MCP), for first 2 gensets, with lockable front door

12" Graphical Color Touchscreen display (HMI)

Instant Auto Selector Switch
  • Allows user to return sysem to automatic in the event of a touchscreen failure

Top or Bottom Conduit Access ( for MCP) for interconnect control wiring access

Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC) Optional Equipment

Generator Control Panel (for 3-10 gensets)
  • With breaker position indications and circuit breaker control switch

Utility Control Panel (for utility paralleling and control)
  • With utility close lockout switch, breaker position indications, and circuit breaker control switch

Supplemental Hardware 25 Device
  • Provides additional discrete synchronization protection

Data Table Interface
  • Accommodates interface with a building management system

Generator Demand Priority Control
  • An automatic priority sequencing function to modulate the number of gensets online to control load percentages per machine, assist with fuel efficiency, and maintain adequate reserve capacity

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