Switchgear and Paralleling Controls Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

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Key Specs

Configuration
Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 generator sets and optional tie breaker, separate add-on control panels for up to 8 additional generator sets, utility paralleling control, and distribution control)
Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 generator sets and optional tie breaker, separate add-on control panels for up to 8 additional generator sets, utility paralleling control, and distribution control)
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)
Application
LV and MV (208V-27kV)
LV and MV (208V-27kV)

Overview

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).

Benefits

Easy Connectivity

Industry proven Caterpillar paralleling logic control architecture that is an alternative to switchgear mounted controls

Modular and Backward Compatible

Simplified expansion of existing power plant and parallel generation capabilities

Redundant Supervisory Control

Available Redundant Master Controlller and supervisory networks provide high reliability

Product Specifications for Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

Configuration Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 generator sets and optional tie breaker, separate add-on control panels for up to 8 additional generator sets, utility paralleling control, and distribution control) Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 generator sets and optional tie breaker, separate add-on control panels for up to 8 additional generator sets, utility paralleling control, and distribution control)
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)
Application LV and MV (208V-27kV) LV and MV (208V-27kV)
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)
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)
Certifications UL / cUL 508A UL / cUL 508A
Control Panel Enclosure NEMA 12 NEMA 12
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C 0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C

Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC) Standard Equipment

Instant Auto Selector Switch

  • Allows user to return sysem to automatic in the event of a touchscreen failure

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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