Caterpillar offers standard Switchgear products, which can support a wide variety of applications, or provide a custom designed system to meet your specific project needs. The Emergency Generator paralleling (EGP) product supports paralleling on an isolated generator bus and is commonly used in prime power or emergency standby systems. Caterpillar Standard Switchgear products provide a solution able to combine all elements of monitoring and control for Caterpillar generator sets in a single-source package. Caterpillar also designs and manufacturers custom switchgear to meet specific customer requirements and functionality.

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Technical Summary
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Configuration Configurable PLC based switchgear capable of controlling and monitoring multiple generator sets, tie and load breakers in conjunction with downstream transfer switches for standby or emergency applications Configurable PLC based switchgear capable of controlling and monitoring multiple generator sets, tie and load breakers in conjunction with downstream transfer switches for standby or emergency applications
Modes of Operation Multi-unit Island and multi-unit standby mode with optional redundant controls and components. Multi-unit Island and multi-unit standby mode with optional redundant controls and components.
Application LV and MV (208V - 38 kV) LV and MV (208V - 38 kV)

EGP Switchgear

  • High Speed Supervisory Network
  • Automatic Start/Stop
  • Automatic “Dead Bus” Coordination
  • Programmable Load Shed / Load Add Functions
  • Networked Engine Communications
  • Generator Protection
  • Engine Tuning
  • Mode Selection
  • Selectable Auto/ Manual Control
  • Password Protection for Protective Settings and Setup
  • Load/No Load Test
  • Touch Screen (HMI) Display
  • NFPA 99/110 Compliant Alarm
  • Annunciation with Audible Horn
  • Engine Control mimic Screen with gauges for RPM, DC Battery Voltage oil Pressure, Engine Coolant temperature, Engine Hours, Number of starts

Cat EGP Switchgear Standard Equipment

EGP Switchgear
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  • Choice of 19” Surface Acoustic Wave Color or 15” Resistive Color Touchscreen
  • Emergency Stop Button for each generator
  • Instant Auto Switch
  • Generator Demand Priority Control
  • Audible Alarm & Horn Silence Button
  • Circuit Breaker Control Switch with Indicators

Cat EGP Switchgear Optional Equipment

Data Table Interface
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  • * Accomodates interface with a building management system for monitoring all system parameters via Modbus RTU or TCP