Switchgear and Paralleling Controls

SWITCHGEAR AND PARALLELING CONTROLS

Thompson offers CaterpillarEatonRusselectric, and ASCO switchgear and paralleling control products, which can support a wide variety of applications, or provide a custom designed system to meet your specific project needs. Thompson switchgear and paralleling control products provide a solution able to combine all elements of monitoring and control for Caterpillar generator sets in a single-source package. Thompson also provides custom switchgear and paralleling controls to meet specific customer requirements and functionality.

Cat EMCP 4.4 Generator Set Controller

Paralleling up to 16 generator sets (MGDL operation) or up to 8 generator sets (hard wired operation)

Optional Control Panels: EMCP 4.4 Supervisory Control Panel (SCP)

Modes of Operation
The EMCP 4.4 can operate as a multi-generator set paralleling controller, with up to 16 generator sets synchronized and controlled on a common bus. Support is provided for both emergency standby and prime power operation. Features include automatic paralleling, dead bus arbitration, load sharing, and load sense-load demand.

Single Unit Utility Paralleling
The EMCP 4.4 can operate as a single generator set paralleling to a single utility. Support is provided for controlling both a generator circuit breaker and utility circuit breaker. Features provided include Emergency, Baseload, Import, Export, Peak Lopping Open Transition and Peak Lopping Closed Transition. Soft loading during closed transitions is automatically provided. Support is not available for multiple sources connecting to the bus beyond the single generator set and single utility connection

Automatic Paralleling
In the automatic paralleling mode, the EMCP 4.4 controller automatically adjusts the voltage and frequency of the generator set. When the generator output is synchronized with the second source, the EMCP 4.4 controller closes the generator circuit breaker.

Manual Paralleling
In the manual paralleling mode, the operator will manually adjust the voltage and frequency of the generator set. When the generator set is synchronized with the second source, the operator will initiate a generator circuit breaker close command. A 3-phase sync check function is also included to prevent out of phase paralleling.

Sync Check Mode
In the sync check mode, the EMCP 4.4 controller automatically adjusts the voltage and frequency of the generator set without closing the generator circuit breaker. When the generator set is synchronized with the second source, the operator will initiate a generator circuit breaker close command. A 3-phase sync check function is also included to prevent out of phase paralleling.

EMCP 4.4 MGDL Failsafe Load Sharing
The EMCP 4.4 is a robust genset controller that provides for onboard parallel functions using either hardwire interconnects or the multiple genset data link, also known as MGDL. The MDGL interconnect option offers several enhancements to the system that are not available using the hardwired method. However, what happens if there is a failure to communicate? What happens if communications is interrupted inadvertently or if the communication line is damaged or severed? The EMCP 4.4 controller strategy fail safe adaptive load sharing droop operation provides for parallel operation and load sharing during a loss of communication.

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Cat Switchgear

When it comes to your facilities, an extended electrical disturbance or outage can be catastrophic to business. It is critical that your electrical systems remain up and running 24/7. Cat generator paralleling switchgear is part of an integrated solution that provides peace of mind and reliability at your fingertips. Available in both low and medium voltage configurations, it provides intuitive control, security, and power system data access to ensure your facilities remain on-line and open for business.

Cat switchgear offers a variety of systems to meet your specific application. All Cat Switchgear offerings help mitigate potential outages by providing you with access to real time controls and information via color graphical touchscreen. All systems are designed to interface with building management systems. Control for multiple genset applications allow for kW and kVAR sharing, load sensitive generator demand, and engine hour balancing.

 

 

Eaton Switchgear

Thompson Energy Solutions offers the complete line of Eaton switchgear. Eaton’s comprehensive range of power distribution solutions have been developed to meet today’s challenging electrical sub-distribution applications. Eaton’s switchgear systems are designed for your most critical applications. The Thompson team focuses on the latest in power distribution and protection technologies to optimize the performance of your installation, while keeping your personnel and equipment safe.

 

Russelectric Switchgear

Thompson Energy Solutions offers the complete line of Russelectric products. The Russelectric product offering includes ultra-reliable, high speed switching systems featuring paralleling switchgear and automatic transfer switches. Known for innovative engineering of custom solutions and an industry leading service & support structure, the Thompson team offers the latest in power distribution and protection technologies to optimize the performance of your installation, while keeping your personnel and equipment safe.

 

Asco Switchgear

Thompson Energy Solutions offers the complete line of ASCO switchgear. Utility power outages are a foreseeable operating condition. The substantial costs of disruption and recovery from power outages are avoidable. Thompson and ASCO solutions can provide power resilience for every purpose while increasing efficiency, sustainability, and optimizing costs. ASCO power technologies from Thompson Energy Solutions provide transfer switches to improve power availability, support new energy solutions, and streamline compliance across a wide range of applications, from small businesses to mission-critical facilities.

 

Cat Customizable Switchgear and Controls

Configuration
Application-specific switchgear with control logic designed to meet any customer's sequence of operations. Examples are 3+ Utilities, CHP applications, complex load shed schemes, etc
Modes of Operation
All modes of paralleling generator sets to each other and to other sources (utility, alternative fuels, wind, etc) can be supported. Caterpillar generation and control experts can design and program the most complex power schemes to meet your critical pow
Application
LV and MV ( 208V - 38 kV) 50 / 60 Hz

Cat EGP Switchgear

Configuration
Traditional customizable PLC based floor standing switchgear capable of controlling and monitoring multiple utilities, generators, and loads
Modes of Operation
Multi-unit Island and multi-unit standby mode with optional redundant controls and components.
Application
LV and MV (208V - 38 kV)

Cat Switchgear

Configuration
IP4X
Operating Temperature
35 °C / 40 °C @ 1 hr, option for 0…50 °C (32…122 °F)
Standard Widths
600 mm for ABB Emax2 E2 1600 - 2500A. 750 mm for ABB Emax2 E4 3200 - 4000A. 1200 mm for ABB Emax2 E6 4000 - 6300A.

Cat XLM Switchgear

Configuration
Traditional customizable PLC based floor standing switchgear capable of controlling and monitoring multiple utilities, generators, and loads
Modes of Operation
Emergency Standby, Utility Import/Export, Peak shaving, and base load operations with redundant controls and components. Closed transition to/from generator power
Application
LV and MV ( 208V - 38 kV

EMCP 4.4 Master Control Panel

Configuration
Remote monitoring and control for up to 8 generator sets via high-speed network. Enables paralleling a group of EMCP 4.4 equipped generator sets to a single utility source.
Modes of Operation
Emergency standby, island, utility paralleling
Application
LV and MV (208V - 38 kV)

Emergency Transfer Load manager

Configuration
Wall mounted paralleling control system that monitors and controls a single generator and a single utility.
Modes of Operation
Utility Import, Export, and base load operations, Peak shaving, and Emergency Standby. Closed Transition to/from Generator Power
Application
LV and MV (208V-32kV)

Engine Paralleling and Integration Control (EPIC)

Configuration
Remote modular paralleling control system (Master Control Panel for the first 2 gensets, separate add-on control panels for up 8 more gensets, and optional control panel for 1 utility breaker)
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)
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