Caterpillar offers standard Switchgear products, which can support a wide variety of applications, or provide a custom designed system to meet your specific project needs. The Emergency Generator paralleling (EGP) product supports paralleling on an isolated generator bus and is commonly used in prime power or emergency standby systems. Caterpillar Standard Switchgear products provide a solution able to combine all elements of monitoring and control for Caterpillar generator sets in a single-source package. Caterpillar also designs and manufacturers custom switchgear to meet specific customer requirements and functionality.

Technical Summary
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)

Generator Protective Devices
ANSI Protective Devices 15/25, 27/59, 81 O/U, 32, 40, 50, 51

Environmental Parameters
Certifications IBC, CBC, UBC & OSHPD Certified
Control Panel Enclosure NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R Freestanding Construction
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Low Voltage Standards NEMA SG-5, CSA, ANSI C37.51, ANSI C37.20.1, UL 1558 or UL 891, NFPA 110, NFPA 99 and NFPA 70
Medium Voltage Standards NEMA SG-5, ANSI / IEEE C37.20.2, CSA-C22.2 No. 31-M89, EEMAC G8-3.2, NFPA 70, NFPA 99 and NFPA 1110

EGP Switchgear

  • High Speed Supervisory Network
  • Automatic Start/Stop
  • Automatic “Dead Bus” Coordination
  • Programmable Load Shed / Load Add Functions
  • Networked Engine Communications
  • Generator Protection
  • Engine Tuning
  • Mode Selection
  • Selectable Auto/ Manual Control
  • Password Protection for Protective Settings and Setup
  • Load/No Load Test
  • Touch Screen (HMI) Display
  • NFPA 99/110 Compliant Alarm
  • Annunciation with Audible Horn
  • Engine Control mimic Screen with gauges for RPM, DC Battery Voltage oil Pressure, Engine Coolant temperature, Engine Hours, Number of starts

Standard Equipment

EGP Switchgear
  • Choice of 19” Surface Acoustic Wave Color or 15” Resistive Color Touchscreen
  • Circuit Breaker Control Switch with Indicators
  • Audible Alarm & Horn Silence Button
  • Emergency Stop Button for each generator
  • Instant Auto Switch
  • Generator Demand Priority Control

Optional Equipment

Data Table Interface
  • * Accomodates interface with a building management system for monitoring all system parameters via Modbus RTU or TCP
Supplemental Hardware Synchronization check relay (ANSI 25 Device)
  • * Provides additional discrete synchronization protection
Remote Power Monitoring System
  • * To monitor breaker status, alarms, metering and other operating parameters

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