Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

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The EPIC control system allows for modular application of paralleling controls. EPIC Master Panel provides a graphical interface to the generator sets, optional tie breaker, and optional Utility. Flexible control options allow for a variety of analog or high-speed network control of generators, making the EPIC system is an ideal choice for generation expansion projects whre there is need to parallel new generators with existing units.
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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).

Technical Summary

Units:
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) 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

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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