When down time is not an option, APT’s Switchgear Control Panel is a switchgear mountable, wall mountable, or floor standing, switchgear control panel solution that provides state of the art functionality with complete manual back-up.
Automatic Paralleling Switchgear Control Panel Features:
Upon receipt of an automatic start signal initiated locally by the operator or remotely by customer’s SCADA or DCS (via closure of a dry contact or optional Modbus interface), the control panel shall issue a start signal to the generator set. If the bus is dead and other conditions are appropriate, then the first generator to build up voltage and frequency shall close it’s circuit breaker, energizing the bus. If the load bus is already energized, then the genset shall be automatically synchronized with the load bus under the supervision of the dedicated synchronizing check relay. When all the synchronizing conditions are met the generator circuit breaker shall close.
Upon receipt of an automatic stop signal initiated locally by the operator or remotely by customer SCADA or DCS system the switchgear shall automatically open the circuit breaker and shutdown the genset after a cool down period.
Synchronizing lights, synchronizing check relay, circuit breaker control switch and speed adjust potentiometer are available for Manual-Permissive synchronizing.