Woodward

RGCP-3400

    Redundant Genset Control Panel for Mission-Critical Applications

        RGCP-3400
                              

    Woodward’s dual modular Redundant Genset Control Panel (RGCP) provides an additional layer of power system reliability in mission-critical applications such as data centers, hospitals, or critical industrial processes where the cost of an outage greatly exceeds the installed cost of a redundant control system. Based on the popular easYgen-3400 series genset control, the RGCP includes all the features, functionality and proven quality of the industry-leading easYgen-3000 series paralleling genset controls.

    The RGCP-3400 is delivered as a fully-wired, factory tested, turnkey assembly that easily interfaces with a PLC-based SCADA system. The space-conscious design greatly simplifies switchgear construction and provides peace of mind in critical applications, where even a momentary loss of the onsite power system may result in substantial monetary loss, risk to life, or security hazards.

    Benefits include:

    • Ease of application
      • Connections are the same as to a single easYgen
      • No special programming − identical settings for each device
      • Prewired, factory tested, turnkey assembly
      • Simple installation commissioning
      • Periodic parameter alignment and mismatch alarm
    • Bump less control switching, even while under load
    • Hot-swap controller exchange without stopping the genset
    • Redundant fiber optic load sharing/communications available
    • Provision for redundant power supplies and HMIs

     

    See below for detailed info on RGCP-3400 Series control panels.

     

     

    The RGCP-3400 series is available in two base packages:

    • RGCP-3400/SU: Without a pre-assembled fiber optic module (retrofit prepared). Suitable for single genset applications.
    • RGCP-3400/MU: With a pre-assembled fiber optic module, providing redundant load share communication. Suitable for a fleet of gensets (up to 32).

     

     Both models are available in 1A or 5A CT rating.

    The chart below provides details on identifying the correct RGCP-3400 and item number for your application.

    RGCP-3400 spec chart



     
      

      RGCP-3400 Features

    • Fully wired, compact turnkey assembly with outside terminal blocks for wiring like a single easYgen-3400
    • Unique bias tracking firmware, for bump less transfer to the backup controller even while the generator is fully loaded and paralleled with other generators
    • CT shorting blocks for “hot-swap” of a controller without having to stop the generator
    • Automatic detection of primary/standby controller status and loss of redundancy. Local annunciation through LEDs and remote indication through potential free contacts
    • Parameter alignment monitoring between primary and standby controller and mismatch alarm
    • Available load share communication line redundancy with fiber optic ring
    • Up to 2 remote panels (RP-3000) realizable for genset control and visualization
    • Manual switchover capability for commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting
    • Full connectivity of up to 32 generators and 16 LS-5 circuit breaker control devices in one application
    • Operation modes: Auto, Stop, Manual, and Load/No Load test modes via RP-3000 or discrete inputs
    • Breaker control: Slip frequency / phase matching synchronization, open-close control, breaker monitoring
    • Load transfer features: open / closed transition, interchange, soft loading / soft unloading, mains parallel
    • Remote control via interface and discrete/analog inputs for adjusting speed, frequency, voltage, power, reactive power, and power factor set points
    • Multi-lingual capability: English as well as Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish

    Common RGCP-3400 applications

    Most often used in mission-critical applications where even a momentary loss of the onsite power system may result in substantial monetary loss, risk to life, or security hazards.

    • Data centers
    • Hospitals
    • Correctional facilities
    • Critical industrial processes
    • Marine DP2 and DP3 vessels

    Approvals

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    (*) Component listing/approval

    GENSET CONTROL

    •  easYgen-3400/3500 - Woodward   easYgen-3000 web page

      

     FEED/TIE BREAKER SYNCH/CONTROL  

    • LS-5 - Woodward    
        

    REMOTE CONTROL / ANNUNCIATION

    • RP-3000 - Woodward   
    • easYlite-100 - Woodward  easYlite-100
        

    SOFTWARE

    • ToolKit Programming Software - Woodward  
        

    ACCESSORIES

    • actiVgen - Woodward   ActiVgen 

      

     COMMUNICATION/ REMOTE MONITORING

    • Ethernet Gateway ESENET - Proconx   
    • Profibus Gateway ESEPRO - Proconx   
    • Remote Communication  - Netbiter     
    • CAN–Fiber Optic Converter DL-CAN – eks  eks pdf
    • CAN–Fiber Optic Converter DL-CAN-R – eks  eks pdf

     I/O EXPANSION MODULES

    • IKD 1 - Woodward   IKD1
    • Thermocouple Scanner - Axiomatic 
    • Analog Expansion Card - Phoenix    

    Documents

     Product Specifications

     Series  Document  EN

    RGCP-3400

    37560


     Technical Manuals 

    Series

     Manual No.

     EN

    RGCP-3400

    37605

      37605 English

    easYgen-3400/3500

    37528

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    Application Notes & Guideform Specifications

    Applicable for easYgen-3000 and easYgen-3000XT series controls

    easYgen Series

    Document

      Title

    EN

    3000

    37572

     Create complete/partial settings offline

    37572

    3400/3500 37609

     Guideform Specifications

    37609  
    RGCP-3400 37621  Guideform Specifications  37621

    1000/2000/3000

    37576

     Using proxonX ESENET
     with Woodward controllers

    37576

    1000/2000/3000

    37577

     Using proconX ESEPRO
     with Woodward controllers

    37577

    1000/2000/3000

    HMSI-27-214

     Remote access using Netbiter EC250 with
     Woodward controllers

    Netbiter EC250

    1000/2000/3000

    37611

     Remote connect using Netbiter EC350 with Woodward controllers

    37611

    3000

    37578

     Distributing binary information via
     CANopen PDO

    37578

    2000/3000
    and LS-5

    37598

     CAN-Fiber Converter
     eks DL-CAN(-R)

    37598


     Software

     Configuration Software and Files


     
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