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Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • STANDARD / OPTIONAL
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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.

Technical Summary
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Application - LV and MV (208V-27kV)
  • Generator Protective Devices
  • ANSI Protective Devices - 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 90 (Industrial Grade)
  • Utility Protective Devices
  • ANSI Protective Devices - 15/25. 27/59, 81 O/U, 32,47 (Industrial Grade)
  • Environmental Parameters
  • Certifications - UL / cUL 508A
  • Control Panel Enclosure - NEMA 12
  • Operating Temperature - 0°C to 55°C
  • Storage Temperature - -20°C to 60°C
  • Standard Equipment
  • Instant Auto Selector Switch
  • Optional Equipment
  • Generator Control Panel (for 3-10 gensets)
  • Utility Control Panel (for utility paralleling and control)
  • Supplemental Hardware 25 Device
  • Data Table Interface
  • Generator Demand Priority Control