Redundant Genset Control Panel for Mission-Critical Applications
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.
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
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
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.
Critical industrial processes
Marine DP2 and DP3 vessels