Original air date June 8, 2023

Generator Set Based Paralleling


This course will provide a comprehensive overview of a typical paralleling emergency power system and dive into the fundamental key features needed to parallel generator sets.  The presenter will review critical control functionality for paralleling systems and compare distributed logic architecture with traditional switchgear paralleling. The presenter will wrap up looking into system reliability while reviewing the ability of paralleling and control strategies employed to eliminate potential single points of failure.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the advantages of paralleling as they relate to overall system reliability, performance, and flexibility.
  • Recognize basic generator set paralleling control components, functions, and features.
  • Describe common strategies employed by paralleling systems using distributed logic architecture.
  • Discuss the benefits of distributed logic architecture as it relates to paralleling, system reliability, and its ability to eliminate a single point of failure.

Presented By:
Daniel Fields, Technical Advisor, Cummins

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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