Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

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 paralleling logic control architecture and color touch screen interface, and is an alternative to switchgear mounted controls.

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Technical Summary
ConfigurationRemote 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 OperationEmergency Standby with redundant master control, Utility paralleling, peak shaving, and closed transition to/from Generator Power (with optional utility control panel)
ApplicationLV and MV (208V-27kV)
Generator Protective Devices
ANSI Protective Devices15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 90 (Industrial Grade)
Utility Protective Devices
ANSI Protective Devices15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32,47 (Industrial Grade)
Environmental Parameters
CertificationsUL / cUL 508A
Control Panel EnclosureNEMA 12
Operating Temperature0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C
Instant Auto Selector Switch
Allows user to return sysem to automatic in the event of a touchscreen failure
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
Specifications
Technical Summary
ConfigurationRemote 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 OperationEmergency Standby with redundant master control, Utility paralleling, peak shaving, and closed transition to/from Generator Power (with optional utility control panel)
ApplicationLV and MV (208V-27kV)
Generator Protective Devices
ANSI Protective Devices15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 90 (Industrial Grade)
Utility Protective Devices
ANSI Protective Devices15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32,47 (Industrial Grade)
Environmental Parameters
CertificationsUL / cUL 508A
Control Panel EnclosureNEMA 12
Operating Temperature0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C
Equipment
Instant Auto Selector Switch
Allows user to return sysem to automatic in the event of a touchscreen failure
Benefits & Features
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