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Compact Controller for Stand-by and Parallel Operating Gen-sets

Inteli New Technology


Mains Supervision Controller
Bus-tie Breaker application SW configuration BTB
IM-NT
Software version IM-NT-2.6, August 2010

Reference Guide

Copyright 2007 ComAp s.r.o.


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E-mail: info@comap.cz, www.comap.cz

Table of Contents
Table of Contents ...............................................................................................................................................2
General guidelines..............................................................................................................................................3
What is described in this manual? .................................................................................................................3
General description ............................................................................................................................................5
Description of the controller system (with all options)....................................................................................5
Available related documentation ....................................................................................................................5
Functions ............................................................................................................................................................6
OFF-MAN-AUT mode ....................................................................................................................................6
Power management .......................................................................................................................................7
PLC functions ...............................................................................................................................................11
Multi language support.................................................................................................................................11
Protections and Alarm management ................................................................................................................12
Controller operation states ...............................................................................................................................15
Inputs and Outputs ...........................................................................................................................................16
Virtual and physical modules .......................................................................................................................16
Binary Inputs - Control .................................................................................................................................16
Binary inputs Status information ...............................................................................................................20
Binary outputs Breaker control..................................................................................................................21
Binary outputs Control loops .....................................................................................................................22
Binary outputs Status information .............................................................................................................22
Binary outputs Fixed protection outputs....................................................................................................23
Binary outputs Configurable prog. states..................................................................................................26
Binary outputs Default configurable protections .......................................................................................26
Binary outputs Power management..........................................................................................................26
Setpoints...........................................................................................................................................................28
ProcessControl.............................................................................................................................................28
Basic settings ...............................................................................................................................................30
Comms settings ...........................................................................................................................................33
ComProtSetting ............................................................................................................................................35
Analog protect ..............................................................................................................................................36
BusL protect .................................................................................................................................................37
BusR protect.................................................................................................................................................42
Pwr management .........................................................................................................................................43
Sync ctrl........................................................................................................................................................46
Volt/PF ctrl....................................................................................................................................................48
Force value...................................................................................................................................................48
PLC settings .................................................................................................................................................50
Timer settings...............................................................................................................................................50
Act. calls/SMS ..............................................................................................................................................50
Date/Time.....................................................................................................................................................51
Controller configuration and monitoring ...........................................................................................................53
Direct connection to the PC .........................................................................................................................53
GenConfig functions.....................................................................................................................................53
InteliMonitor..................................................................................................................................................54
Modbus protocol...........................................................................................................................................54
Value and setpoint codes.............................................................................................................................54
Technical data ..............................................................................................................................................54

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General guidelines
What is described in this manual?
This manual describes BTB software configuration. The software configuration is designed to separate
groups of gen-sets with control of bus-tie breaker. It is dedicated to more complex systems with several
Mains incomers, gen-set groups and load feeders usually supervised by an external PLC.
What is the purpose of this manual?
This manual provides general information on how to configure the controller.
This manual is intended for use by:
Operators of gen-sets
Gen-set control panel builders
For everybody who is concerned with installation, operation and maintenance of the gen-set

!! Warnings !!
Remote control
The NT controller can be remotely controlled. In case that maintenance needs to be done, check the
following to effect safety.
Disconnect remote control via RS232 line
Disconnect input REMOTE START/STOP
The controller contains a large number of configurable setpoints, because of this it is impossible to describe
all of its functions. These are subject to change from SW version to SW version. This manual only describes
the product and is not guaranteed to be set for your application on arrival.

Text
PAGE
Break Return
Protections
REMOTE START/STOP

(Capital letters in the frame) buttons on the front panel


(Italic) set points
(Bold) Set point group
(Capital letters) binary inputs and outputs

Conformity declaration
Following described machine complies with the appropriate basic safety and health
requirement of the EC Low Voltage Directive No: 73/23 / EEC and EC
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336 / EEC based on its design and type,
as brought into circulation by us.

Note:
ComAp believes that all information provided herein is correct and reliable and reserves the right to update
at any time. ComAp does not assume any responsibility for its use unless otherwise expressly undertaken.

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WARNING VERY IMPORTANT !!!

Every time you want to disconnect following InteliMains controller


terminals:

Bus voltage measuring


and / or
Binary output for BTB control and / or
BTB feedback
Switch InteliMains to MAN mode.

!!! CAUTION !!!


Dangerous voltage
The terminals for voltage and current measurement should never be touched.
Properly connect the grounding terminals.
Do not disconnect the CT terminals for any reason.

Adjust setpoints
All setpoints are preadjusted to their typical values. But the set points in the Basic settings settings
group !!must!! be adjusted before the first startup of the controller.
!!! WRONG ADJUSTMENT OF BASIC PARAMETERS
CAN HARM THE EQUIPMENT !!!
The following instructions are for qualified personnel only. To avoid personal injury do
not perform any action not specified in this User guide !!!

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General description
Description of the controller system (with all options)
IM-NT controller is comprehensive mains supervision controller for multiple generating sets operating in
parallel to the Mains or in island parallel.
NT Family controllers are equipped with a powerful graphic display showing icons, symbols and bar-graphs
for intuitive operation, which sets, together with high functionality, new standards in Gen-set controls.
The controller automatically connects two groups of gen-sets (two buses) and controls the bus-tie breaker
(BTB). It enables synchronization of one group of gen-sets to another.
The key feature of the controller is its easy-to-use operation and installation. Predefined configurations for
typical applications are available as well as user-defined configurations for special applications.

Available related documentation


PDF files
IGS-NT-2.4-Application guide.pdf
IGS-NT-2.4-Installation guide.pdf
IGS-NT Communication Guide 12-2009.pdf

Description
Application guide for IG/IS-NT and IM-NT
Installation guide for IG/IS-NT and IM-NT
Communication guide for IG/IS/IM-NT controllers

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Functions
OFF-MAN-AUT mode
OFF mode
All regulations are switched off.
Switching to OFF mode causes opening of BTB regardless of the settings.

MAN mode
It is possible to close/open BTB manually under supervision of IM-NT controller which doesnt allow to close
the breaker if the bus voltages are not in phase.
Pressing BTB ON/OFF button closes/opens BTB if it is allowed by
setpoints ProcessControl:Synchro enable, Mains coupling, DeadBusClosing
binary input BTB disable
Hint:
It is possible to close BTB in MAN mode without voltage on bus left and bus right.

AUT mode
Controller closes automatically BTB if
bus voltages are within the limits (Sync ctrl:Phase window, Voltage window)
there is voltage on one of the buses and closing to dead bus is enabled by
ProcessControl:DeadBusClosing
binary input BTB disable is not closed
it is enabled by setting of ProcessControl:Synchro enable, Mains coupling setpoints
Hint:
It is not possible to close BTB in MAN and AUT mode if there is no voltage on both buses. If voltage on both
left and right bus disappears, the BTB is automatically opened.
After the BTB is closed, IM-BTB deactivates all regulation loops that are taken over by the IM-M(G)CB.

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Power management
Following descriptions are related mostly to the gen-set controllers. Power management setpoints
are included in IM-NT from compatibility purposes only.
Automatic gen-set start / stop function based on load changes and/or Running hours or Engine size.
Following functions are available:

Power management in kW
Guarantees adjustable load reserve (load step) in kW. Suitable for load demand-based optimization.
Activation: #Pwr mgmt mode = ABS (kW)

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Power management in kVA

Gen3

Priority 3

#LdResStrt1

Priority 2

Gen2

#LdResStrt1

#LdResStp1

Gen1

#LdResStrt1
#LdResStp1

Priority 1

Actual power [ kW or kVA ]

Guarantees adjustable load reserve (load step) in kVA. Suitable for generator- or busbar dimensioningbased optimization.
Activation: #Pwr mgmt mode = ABS (kVA)

Time

#NextStrt del
Gen 3

Running

#NextStrt del
Gen 2

Running

#NextStp del
Unloading / Cooling

#NextStp del
Unloading / Cooling

Gen 1 = Running, Loaded


BO Syst res OK

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Relative power management in %

Gen3

Priority 3

#%LdResStrt1
= 25%

#%LdResStrt1
= 25%

Priority 2

Gen2
Gen1

Priority 1

Actual power [ kW or kVA ]

Guarantees that the engines be not continuously loaded more than to a certain level, leaving less than
selected relative load reserve. Suitable for engine life-based optimization.
Activation: #Pwr mgmt mode = REL (%)

#%LdResStp1
=37%

#%LdResStrt1
= 25%

#%LdResStp1
=37%

Time

#NextStrt del
Gen 3

#NextStp del
Unloading / Cooling

Running

#NextStp del

#NextStrt del
Gen 2

Running

Unloading / Cooling

Gen 1 = Running, Loaded


BO Syst res OK

Start/Stop conditions in Power management


Reserve
Actual Reserve
Absolute
ARstrt = PgNom PgAct
kW / kVA ARstp = Pg*Nom PgAct
Relative
RRstrt = [(PgNom PgAct) / PgNom].100%
%
RRstp = [(Pg*Nom PgAct) / Pg*Nom].100%
Where
ARstrt
ARstp

Start condition
ARstrt < #LdResStrt

Stop condition
ARstp > #LdResStp

RRstrt < #%LdResStrt

RRstp > #%LdResStp

Actual Absolute reserve in kW or kVA - for engine start calculation.


Actual Absolute reserves in kW or kVA - for engine stop calculation.

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RRstrt
RRstp
PgNom
Pg*Nom
PgAct

Actual Relative reserve in % - for engine start calculation.


Actual Relative reserves in % - for engine stop calculation.
Sum of Nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus.
Sum of Nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be stopped.
Sum of Actual power of all gen-sets on the bus = system load.

Hint:
Optional functions in absolute or relative Power management are:
- Running hours balancing (equalization),
- Load demand (different size) engines swap and
- Power management of two or more gen-set groups (bus tie support).

Running hours balancing


The gen-sets priorities are automatically swapped to balance engine running hours. Up to 32 controllers are
supported.
Activation: #PriorAutoSwap = RUN HOURS EQU
Important setpoints: RunHoursBase , #RunHrsMaxDiff

Different sized engines (Load demand) swap


Three running engines (priorities) are swapped based on load demand (one small engine runs on small
load and swaps to another one big engine that runs when load increases).
Activation: #PriorAutoSwap = LD DEMAND SWAP
Important setpoints: #PwrBandContr1, #PwrBandContr2, #PwrBandContr3, #PwrBandContr4,
#PwrBandChngDlUp, #PwrBandChngDlDn.

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Pwr management of splitted group

BI Group link

Important setpoints: Control group, GroupLinkLeft, GroupLinkRight


When a Bus-tie disconnects the gen-set group the Power management can operate separately on each of
them.

PLC functions
Number of PLC functions is the same for IM-NT and IS-NT. See description in IGS-NT-Application guidex.y.pdf.

Multi language support


NT Family controllers support up to five Languages that is possible to switch during controller duty. Every
terminal (i.e. Remote display or PC-InteliMonitor) can be switched to different language. Use PC-GenConfig
- Translator tool to translate texts to another language.
Default application archives contain all texts in English only.
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Protections and Alarm management


Protection groups
There are two groups of protections in the controller: fix and customer configurable.
Setpoint group
Analog protections
Configurable
Analog protect
Bus protections
Configurable
BusL protect
BusR protect
Fixed protections
Fix
BusL protect
BusR protect

Protection types
Level

Protection types

1
1
1

History record
Alarm only
Warning

Abbrevi
ation
Hst
Al
Wrn

Controller action

Record

none
none
none

History only
Alarmlist only
Alarmlist and
History
Alarmlist only
Alarmlist and
History
History only

1
1

AL indication
A+H indication

ALI
AHI

none
none

Breaker open

BO

Breaker open with


fault reset

BOR

Fail sensor

Fls

Controller opens BTB, no


fault reset needed after alarm
inactivation to reclose BTB
Controller opens BTB, BTB
cannot be closed before
alarm inactivation and fault
reset
Can be indicated when
Analog input value is 6%
out of sensor characteristic
range. Fls can optionally
activate corresponding (e.g.
Sd) Analog input protection
as well.

Fault reset
needed
NO
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO

Alarmlist and
History

YES

Alarmlist and
History

Configurable

Default protections in BTB application


Fixed firmware based
Bus left protections:
IDMT current
IDMT Active power
Bus left voltage: UBL1>, UBL1<,
UBL2>, UBL2<, UBL3>, UBL3<
Bus left frequency: fBL<, fBL>

Bus right protections:


Bus right voltage: UBR1>, U BR1<,
U BR2>, U BR2<, U BR3>, U BR3<
Bus right frequency: fBR<, fBR>

Protection

Corresponding setpoints

BOR
BOR

BusL protect: BusL2Inom prot;BusL2Inom del


BusL protect: BusL2POvrldPro; OverldStrtEval;
2POvrldStEvDel
BusL protect: BusL Volt prot; BusLeft >V; BusLeft
<V; BusLeft V del
BusL protect: BusLfreq prot; BusLeft >f; BusLeft
<f; BusLeft f del

Hst
Hst

Hst
Hst

BusR protect: BusRVolt prot; BusRight >V;


BusRight <V; BusRight V del
BusR protect: BusRfreq prot; BusRight >f;
BusRight <f; BusRight f del

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Default - configurable:
Bus left voltage unbalance
Bus left current unbalance
Bus right voltage unbalance
Batt <V, Batt >V

Hst
Hst
Hst
Wrn

BusL protect: BusL V unbal; BusL V unb del


BusL protect: BusL I unbal; BusL I unb del
BusL protect: BusR V unbal; BusR V unb del
Analog protect: Batt >V; Batt <V; Batt volt del

Bus left voltage and frequency protections - limits and indications

Basic settings:
FixVoltProtSelect = PHASE -NEUTRAL
BusL protect::
BusLVolt prot
BusLeft >V
BusLeft <V
BusLeft V del
BusLfreq prot
BusLeft >f
BusLeft <f
BusLeft f del

BL L1 under
BL L2 under
BL L3 under
BL L1 over
BL L2 over
BL L3 over
BusL f over
BusL f under

Basic settings
:
FixVoltProtSelect = PHASE- PHASE

Bus LVolt prot


BusLeft >V
BusLeft <V
Bus Left V del

BL L12 under
BL L23 under
BL L31 under
BL L12 over
BL L23 over
BL L31 over

Bus Lfreq prot


BusLeft > f
BusLeft <f
BusLeft f del

BusL f over
BusL f under

BusL protect
:::

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Bus right voltage and frequency protections - limits and indications

Basic settings
:
Fix VoltProtSelect = PHASE - NEUTRAL
BR L 1 under
BR L 2 under
BR L 3 under
BR L 1 over
BR L 2 over
BR L3 over

BusR protect::
Bus RVolt prot
BusRight>V
BusRight<V
Bus RightV del
Bus Rfreq prot
BusRight> f
BusRight<f
BusRight f del

BusR f over
BusR f under

Basic settings
:
FixVoltProtSelect = PHASE- PHASE
BusR protect::
Bus RVolt prot
BusRight >V
BusRight <V
Bus Right V del
Bus Rfreq prot
BusRight > f
BusRight <f
BusRight f del

BR L12 under
BR L23 under
BR L31 under
BR L12 over
BR L23 over
BR L31 over

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BusR f over
BusR f under

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Controller operation states


Controller can operate in following states
BTB off
BTB on
Sync L->R
Sync R->L

BTB feedback is not active


BTB feedback is active
BTB feedback is not active; voltage on left and right bus is within limits; if setpoint
ProcessControl:Synchro enable = L->R or BOTH and left group is not connected to
the Mains, the controller synchronizes left group to the right one
BTB feedback is not active; voltage on left and right bus is within limits; if setpoint
ProcessControl:Synchro enable = R->L or BOTH and right group is not connected to
the Mains, the controller synchronizes right group to the left one

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Inputs and Outputs


Virtual and physical modules

BIN

BOUT

AIN

AOUT

Number of I/O can be extended and project wiring can be reduced using the following extension and virtual
modules.

IM-NT controller
IGS-PTM
IS-AIN8
IS-BIN16/8
IGL-RA15
I-AOUT8

6
8
16
-

6
8
8
15
-

0
4
8
-

0
1
8

Controller I/O.
Standard I/O extension module.
Standard I/O extension module.
Standard I/O extension module.
15 Green, Red, Yellow LED panel.
8 Analog outputs

VPIO
SHBIN
SHBOUT
SHAIN
SHAOUT
PLC

8
8
x

8
8
x

4
x

4
x

Virtual periphery I/O module.


SHared (virtual) Binary INput module
SHared (virtual) Binary OUTput module
Shared (virtual) Analog Input module
Shared (virtual) Analog OUTput module
Programmable (internal) logic module.

Module name

Note

Hint:
For more details about Virtual peripherals (Shared and Internal virtual I/O periphery and PLC) see IGS-NTApplication guide-2.0.pdf.

Binary Inputs - Control


AccessLock int
If the input is closed, no setpoints can be adjusted from the controller front panel.
Hint:
As the controller mode (OFF-MAN-AUT-TEST) is one of the setpoints, not even that can be changed.
The FAULT RESET and other control buttons are disabled as well.

AccessLock D#2
If the input is closed, no setpoints can be adjusted and no commands can be issued from IG-Display #2.

AccessLock ext
If the input is closed, no setpoints can be adjusted and no commands can be issued from any external
terminal = via direct/modem/internet connection to the controller.
Hint:
Use these inputs to lock out the selected terminals for setpoint changes and commands. Such a terminal can
only be used for monitoring.

Remote OFF
Active binary input forces the controller mode to OFF.
Hint:
Use this input to lock out the IM-NT control loops.

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Remote MAN
Active binary input forces the controller mode to MAN.

Remote AUT
Active binary input forces the controller mode to AUT.
Hint:
Use this input to switch the controller to automatic operation, e.g. using the external key switch.

Force block 1-3


Inputs for user-specific blocking of programmable protections. If the particular input is active, all the
protections with the corresponding Force block X block type are blocked.

Load res 2
Load res 3
Load res 4
If the input Load res X is closed, the setpoint set #LoadResStrt X + #LoadResStop X (#%LdResStrt X +
#%LdResStop X) will be selected. Higher index has higher priority when more these binary inputs are closed
together. When not configured or not active, setpoint set #LoadResStrt 1 + #LoadResStop 1(#%LdResStrt 1
+ #%LdResStop 1) is used.
Hint:
IM-NT uses these signals for display purposes only, i.e. for correct bargraph indication. Nevertheless, IM-NT
is a suitable controller to be the source of Load res X and MinRun power X signals for the rest of the system,
if a virtual periphery is used.
All controllers operating in Power management must have selected the same Load reserves.
It is possible to use Virtual periphery to share the signals between more controllers on the CAN bus. In this
case one controller is a server which physically has the signals connected and other controllers get these
signals via CAN bus.
Setpoint set selection depends on the #Pwr mgmt mode if set to ABS (kW or kVA), #LoadResStrt X type
setpoints are active, if set to REL (%), #%LdResStrt X type setpoints are active.

GroupLink
If this input is configured, the group linking function is active, i.e. this controller becomes the status server for
two groups of gen-sets and informs them about the BTB status.
If this input is closed, the controller reports BTB status as closed, if open, the controller reports open BTB
status.
Hint:
In MCB and MGCB application, this input is present from compatibility purposes only. It can report a BTB
status, however InteliMains will most likely not be the controller to control that breaker.
In BTB application, on the other hand, this is one of the most important logical inputs, which should be
connected to the feedback of the controlled BTB. Knowing the state of its BTB, the controller can report this
state to all other gen-set controllers on the CAN bus in order to merge / split the logical CAN groups. See
also setpoints ControlGroup, GroupLinkLeft, GroupLinkRight.

Emerg. Manual
The controller behaves like when switched to OFF mode if this input is closed. Controller opens binary
outputs or stays inactive:
Binary outputs Power management (Sys start/stop, SysReady, Sys res OK, Sys res 1 OK, Sys res
2 OK, Sys res 3 OK, Sys res 4 OK),
Binary outputs Breaker control (MCB close/open, MCB ON coil, MCB OFF coil, MCB UV coil,
MGCB ON coil, MGCB OFF coil, MGCB UV coil, BTB close/open, BTB ON coil, BTB OFF coil, BTB
UV coil)
Binary outputs Fixed protection outputs (Horn, Alarm, Alarm flashing, Horn flashing, Common
Wrn, Common MPR, Common Fls, Common MP, Common Al, Common Hst, CommonActLev 1,(2),
CommonAlLev1,(2)).
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The output terminals that are configured with inversion are closed. Voltage, current and power
measurement is active all the time, regardless of the actual state of the mains. It is possible to
influence breaker under IM-NT supervision without Wrn MCB fail or Wrn MGCB fail.
After the binary input EMERG. MANUAL is open again, the controller recovers to the previous mode
and behaves according to the actual situation. Function is active in any controller mode and
activation of this input is written to history.
Hint:
The function is intended especially for Marine gen-sets which are supposed to be started manually
while the controller has no power supply. To recover successfully from this state, only the signals
MCB ON/OFF coil should be used for mains and breaker control, as the other outputs are continuous
active during Mains operation and it is not possible to switch them between more control sources.
The full name of this function is emergency manual.

FaultResButton
Binary input has the same function as Fault reset button on the controller front panel.

HornResButton
Binary input has the same function as Horn reset button on the controller front panel.

BTBButton
Binary input has the same function as MCB button on the controller front panel, which in the BTB application
controls the Bus-Tie Breaker. It is active in MAN mode only.

BTB disable
The input blocks the BTB closing, even if all other conditions for its closing are fulfilled. Valid in all modes.
Hint:
If you need to force BTB opening by binary input (function BTB Open), use any binary input and configure
protection Breaker open.

Force sync
The controller will react on this input only if it is in AUT ctrl mode = COX (FOLLOW).
If the input is closed, controller will start to synchronize the voltages measured at mains and bus terminals
(or BusLeft and BusRight for BTB application), regardless of the actual state of breaker feedbacks.
Hint:
The synchronizing will start only if it is allowed by actual setting of Synchro enable. In the case of BTB
application, the method selected in setpoint Synchro enable is used (L->R or R->L).

Alt brightness
Active binary input switches controller display backlight to the alternative setting. Alternative intensity of the
backlight can be set independently using controller panel buttons.

ExtValue1 up
ExtValue2 up
ExtValue3 up
ExtValue4 up
Active binary input causes increasing of the corresponding ExtValueX value. The rate of change is given by
the setpoint ExtValueX rate. If the ExtValueX reaches the ExtValueXHiLim, the further input request is
ignored.

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ExtValue1 down
ExtValue2 down
ExtValue3 down
ExtValue4 down
Active binary input causes decreasing of the corresponding ExtValueX value. The rate of change is given by
the setpoint ExtValueX rate. If the ExtValueX reaches the ExtValueXLoLim, the further input request is
ignored.
Hint:
If at least one of the inputs (ExtValueX up / ExtValueX down) is configured for the particular ExtValueX, the
external set commands to the same value are ignored.

ExtValue1reset
ExtValue2reset
ExtValue3reset
ExtValue4reset
Active binary input causes ExtValueX to be reset and held at its default value, given by the setpoint
ExtValueXdeflt.
Hint:
These inputs, if configured, do not block the external set commands (in contrast to ExtValueX up / ExtValueX
down inputs). However, if the reset input is activated, the corresponding ExtValueX is reset to its default
(ExtValueXdeflt) value. This default value is kept in ExtValueX until the reset input is deactivated, and the
external set commands received meanwhile are ignored.

PulseCounter 1
PulseCounter 2
PulseCounter 3
PulseCounter 4
The inputs are linked with corresponding counters, which integrate the pulses sensed at these inputs. Each
rising edge of the signal at input increases the internal counter value.
Hint:
Pulse width (both high/low levels) must be at least 100 ms in order to be correctly sensed!
Conversion ratio can be selected using the setpoints ConvCoefPulseX. The converted values are visible in
statistics values PulseCounter X. These values can be reset using Statistics window in InteliMonitor.

IssueActCallC1
IssueActCallC2
IssueActCallC3
Rising edge on these binary inputs forces an active call to be issued via the corresponding channel.
Hint:
Can be used to send e.g. an SMS in the case of a special event, not covered with standard Active Calls.

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Binary inputs Status information


BTB feedback
Bus-Tie Breaker positive feedback input (closed if BTB is closed). This is a primary source for the controller
about the status of the BTB.
Hint:
The controller decides based on this signal whether the gen-set groups to the left and to the right of the BTB
are interconnected or not. E.g. it switches off the synchronizing between the two groups, if the BTB is
reported to be closed.
To inform the two adjacent gen-set groups that the breaker is closed or open, configure the binary input
GroupLink to the same physical input as this BTB feedback and correctly configure setpoints Control group,
GroupLinkLeft, GroupLinkRight.

BTB fdb neg


Bus-Tie Breaker negative feedback input (closed if BTB is open). Additional signal, can be used if both
positive and negative feedback signals are available from the breaker.
Hint:
If both feedbacks are used and there is a mismatch between these signals, longer than 500 ms, a BTB fail
alarm is activated.

ForceValueIn 1-16
If the particular input is active, the Force value function on that corresponding channel gets active, forcing an
alternative value to the selected setpoint.

Timer block 1-16


Blocking inputs for particular timer module channels. The input can lock out its assigned channel if this
input is active, the channel wont activate its output (Timer active X) to e.g. start the engine.

Lang sel int A


Lang sel int B
Lang sel int C
Set of binary inputs for forcing alternative languages. This set of inputs is switching the controllers internal
terminal for IG-based controllers the front panel, for IS-based controllers the IS-Display with address #1.
Encoding of binary inputs combinations:
Language index ->
given by display setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lang sel int A
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Lang sel int B
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
Lang sel int C
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
Hint:
Warning each language change causes the restart of the respective display (not the whole controller), so
the displays control panel wont react until the restart has finished (~ 5s).
Value 0 in the table denotes that the corresponding input is not active or not configured.
If more than 7 languages are present in the controller, it is not possible to force languages with index higher
than 7 using these binary inputs.
The reaction on BI combination change is 1s delayed not to react on transient combinations if a rotary
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Lang sel D#2 A


Lang sel D#2 B
Lang sel D#2 C
Set of binary inputs for forcing alternative languages. This set of inputs is switching the controllers external
terminal with address #2 for IG-based controllers the IG-Display, for IS-based controllers the IS-Display
with address #2.
Encoding of binary inputs combinations:
Language index ->
given by display setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lang sel D#2 A
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Lang sel D#2 B
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
Lang sel D#2 C
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
Hint:
Warning each language change causes the restart of the respective display (not the whole controller), so
the displays control panel wont react until the restart has finished (~ 5s).
Value 0 in the table denotes that the corresponding input is not active or not configured.
If more than 7 languages are present in the controller, it is not possible to force languages with index higher
than 7 using these binary inputs.
The reaction on BI combination change is 1s delayed not to react on transient combinations if a rotary
selector switch is used.

CtrlHBeat sens
BI "CtrlHBeat sens" should be assigned to the output "CtrlHeartBeat" from the other controller. If input signal
does not correspond to right form (log 1 / log 0 - 500 ms / 500 ms; +/- 100 ms), BO: "CtrlHBeat FD" (Fail
Detect) is activated. This BO can be used for primary controller blocking (switching to Emerg. manual,
disconnecting BO, ...) and mainly for disconnecting of BI "Emerg. manual" of this (backup) controller. What
means that the backup controller assumes engine control.

Time stamp act


Binary input activates time stamp writing to history depending on Date/Time:Time stamp act and Time stamp
per setpoints.

Binary outputs Breaker control


BTB close/open
The output controls the bus-tie breaker. It is intended for contactors provides a continual active signal if
BTB should be closed.
Hint:
Use binary output inversion (in GenConfig during configuration) to achieve that closed output = breaker
opened.

BTB ON coil
The pulse output for BTB closing. If BTB synchronizing is enabled, the pulse length is 2s, if not, pulse length
is 5s.
Hint:
ON coil can only be closed if UV coil is already active for at least 1s.

BTB OFF coil


The pulse output for BTB opening. If BTB synchronizing is enabled, the pulse length is 2s, if not, pulse length
is 5s.

BTB UV coil
BTB undervoltage coil. Output is closed if bus values are within limits at least at one side of the breaker and
BTB is ready to be closed. It is opened if BTB should be open, and then closed again if bus electric values
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are in limits at least at one side. If BTB synchronizing is enabled, the opening pulse length is 2s, if not, pulse
length is 5s.

BTB status
Intended for the indication of the BTB status. The information is based on BTB feedback and BTB fdb neg
signals except of situation of feedbacks mismatch.
Can be used for external indication of breaker status according to controllers information.

Binary outputs Control loops


RemoteControl1-8
These outputs are controlled remotely from InteliMonitor or other tool. The user selects the requested state
of these outputs via the buttons in this program.
Hint:
Outputs can be used to switch on/off some auxiliary devices in the control panel.

Binary outputs Status information


Synchro
The output is closed during BTB synchronizing and opens when BTB status gets active (= BTB was closed).
The output can be used for external synchronizing module control.

Off mode
Man mode
Aut mode
BusL params OK
The output is copy of BusLeft status LED on controller front panel. The output is closed if left bus electric
values are in limits.

BusR params OK
The output is copy of BusRight status LED on controller front panel. The output is closed if right bus electric
values are in limits.

In synchronism
The output closes during synchronizing if all matching conditions are fulfilled. It opens if corresponding
breaker is closed (xCB status output get active).
Hint:
Synchronizing matching conditions:
- Slip frequency < 0,25 Hz
- Bus to Mains voltage phase shift within Phase window (BusLeft and BusRight in the case of BTB
application)
- Bus and Mains voltages within Voltage window (BusLeft and BusRight in the case of BTB
application)
- Dwell time elapsed

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FltResButnEcho
HornResButnEcho
BTBButnEcho
CtrlHeartBeat
The output signalizes watchdog reset. In a healthy state it flashes at 500ms : 500ms rate. When the unit
reset occurs and the new start-up fails, it stops flashing.

Logical 0
Constant value that can be configured to any output.

Logical 1
Constant value that can be configured to any output.

TimerAct 1-4
TimerAct 5-8
TimerAct 9-12
TimerAct 13-16
These outputs are active if at least one of their assigned timer module channels gets active. Timer module
channels are organized into groups of four.

TimerActiveCom
This output is a logical OR (Com = Common) of the outputs TimerAct 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16. It gets active if
any timer module channel is active.

CtrlHBeat FD
BI "CtrlHBeat sens" should be assigned to the output "CtrlHeartBeat" from the other controller. If input signal
does not correspond to right form (log 1 / log 0 - 500 ms / 500 ms; +/- 100 ms), BO: "CtrlHBeat FD" (Fail
Detect) is activated. This BO can be used for primary controller blocking (switching to Emerg. manual,
disconnecting BO, ...) and mainly for disconnecting of BI "Emerg. manual" of this (backup) controller. What
means that the backup controller assumes engine control.

Binary outputs Fixed protection outputs


Alarm
The output closes if any alarm comes up. It opens if FAULT RESET is pressed. The output closes again if a
new fault comes up.

Alarm flashing
If any alarm comes up, the output starts periodic closing/opening with period 1s/1s. It opens and stays open
if FAULT RESET is pressed.

Horn
The output closes if any alarm comes up. It opens if FAULT RESET or HORN RESET is pressed or if Horn
timeout has elapsed. The output closes again if a new fault comes up.

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Horn flashing
If any alarm comes up, the output starts periodic closing/opening with period 1s/1s. It opens and stays open
if FAULT RESET or HORN RESET is pressed or if Horn timeout has elapsed.

Common Hst
The output closes if any History record-type alarm appears. The output opens after 1s.

Common Al
The output closes if any Alarm only-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no Alarm only-type alarm is
active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

Common Wrn
The output closes if any Warning-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no Warning-type alarm is
active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

Common BOp
The output closes if any Breaker Open-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no Breaker Open-type
alarm is active. No FAULT RESET needed.

Common BOR
The output closes if any Breaker Open with fault Reset-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no
Breaker Open with fault Reset-type alarm is active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

CommonActLev 1
The output is a logical OR of Common Al and Common Wrn outputs.

CommonAlLev 1
The output is active if at least one of the 1st level alarms (Al, Wrn) is active or not yet confirmed.
Hint:
See picture below with signal behaviour description. The same behaviour like for Warning-type alarm would
be for Alarm only.
The same behaviour, but with signals CommonActLev 2 and CommonAlLev 2 would be for Mains
protection and Mains protection with fault Reset-type alarms (in MCB and MGCB applications).
For BTB application, the signals CommonActLev 2 and CommonAlLev 2 is driven by Breaker Open with
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Alarm activity (Wrn)


BO: CommonActLev 1

Fault reset
Alarm activity ended
before the reset.

BO: CommonAlLev 1
BO: Alarm

Alarm activity (Wrn)


BO: CommonActLev 1

Fault reset
Alarm activity ended
after the reset.

BO: CommonAlLev 1
BO: Alarm

CommonActLev 2
The output is a logical OR of Common MP and Common MPR (MCB and MGCB applications).
The output is a logical OR of Common BOR (BTB application).
The output is identical with Common BOR (BTB application).

CommonAlLev 2
The output is active if at least one of the 2nd level alarms (MP, MPR / BOp, BOR) is active or not yet
confirmed.

Common Fls
The output closes if any Fail sensor-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no Fail sensor-type alarm is
active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

VbusL <>
The output closes if the BusLeft over/under voltage is detected.

VbusR <>
The output closes if the BusRight over/under voltage is detected.

fbusL <>
The output closes if the BusLeft over/under frequency is detected.

fbusR <>
The output closes if the BusRight over/under frequency is detected.

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BusL OK
The output is closed if healthy BusLeft voltage is present. It opens immediately if BusLeft voltage or
frequency gets out of the limits.

BusR OK
The output is closed if healthy BusRight voltage is present. It opens immediately if BusRight voltage or
frequency gets out of the limits.

BusL fail
The output is open if healthy BusLeft voltage is present. It closes with a delay given by BusLeft protections if
BusLeft voltage or frequency gets out of the limits.

BusR fail
The output is open if healthy BusRight voltage is present. It closes with a delay given by BusRight
protections if BusRight voltage or frequency gets out of the limits.

BOR IbusL IDMT


The output closes if the BusLeft IDMT Overcurrent alarm activates. The output opens, if the alarm is no more
active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

BOR PbusL IDMT


The output closes if the BusLeft IDMT Overload alarm activates. The output opens, if the alarm is no more
active and FAULT RESET has been pressed.

PeriphCommErr
Output closes if there is an error in the communication with any peripheral unit (e.g. IS-AIN8, IGS-PTM, ...).

CAN2 bus empty


Closes if the detection of empty CAN2 bus is active (setpoint CAN2emptDetect) and there are no other
controllers sensed on this bus.

Binary outputs Configurable prog. states


BTB fail
Output closes when BTB fail is detected and Wrn BTB fail is presented.

Sync timeout
The output is closed when the alarm Sync timeout is active and Wrn Sync fail is presented.

UnivState 1 Univ state 15


Universal state 1 to Universal state 15 activity indication.

Binary outputs Default configurable protections


Batt volt <>
The output closes if battery over/under voltage alarm appears.

Binary outputs Power management


SystReady
The output is closed when the system is able to reach (not reached !) requested power reserve.
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Syst res OK
The output closes when selected system load reserve is achieved within the gen-set group.
PBNom > PAkt + Reserve
PBNom
PAkt
Reserve

Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets in the gen-set logical group
System load
selected setpoint #LoadResStrt X

In relative mode, actual relative load reserve of the gen-sets is calculated and compared with required
relative load reserve (#%LdResStrt X).

Syst res 1 OK
Syst res 2 OK
Syst res 3 OK
Syst res 4 OK
The corresponding output X is closed when Pwr management: #LoadResStrt X (or #%LdResStrt X in
relative mode) is achieved, independent to which #LoadResStrt X (or #%LdResStrt X) reserve is selected.

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Setpoints
Password protection
Any setpoint can be password protected - 7 levels of password is available. The password is a four-digit
number. Only setpoints associated with the entered password level can be modified.
Even though one level may have been set from the front panel, the affected setpoints are not
accessible from InteliMonitor (direct or Modem) until this level is set in InteliMonitor.
Setpoints opened from front panel are automatically closed 15 minutes after the last key has been
pressed or when wrong value of password is set.
The controller programming (configuration) requires the highest - password 7 level.

ProcessControl
#SysBaseLoad

[ kW ]

From this value, the requested gen-set load is calculated, according to the number of gen-sets running (to
split the load among them based on their nominal power). The complete system produces the power equal to
this value. Active only when SysLdCtrl PtM = BASELOAD.
Step:
1 kW
Range:
0 65000 kW
Hint:
Setpoints starting with # are shared among all the controllers on the CAN2 bus, so changing the value in
one controller causes its change in all controllers. These setpoints are mainly present in IM-NT from
compatibility purposes only and have no meaning. Others have different meaning than in IG/IS-NT
controllers.
If you set this setpoint to a higher value than the system is able to produce, the total produced power is
limited with the sum of Nomin power setpoints of all gen-sets in the system.
The same holds for the lower limit - the gen-set power is limited to Generator protect: Min power PtM, and
IM-NT cannot force the gen-set to go under this limit, even if set in #SysBaseLoad setpoint.

#SysPwrFactor

[ ]

Requested gen-set power factor when #SysPFCtrl PtM = BASEPF. Values 0,60 0,99 correspond to lagging
(inductive, L) PF, 1,01 1,20 correspond to leading (capacitive, C) PF.
Step:
0,01
Range:
0,60 - 1,20
Hint:
Active PF control loop in IG/IS-NT controllers only, not in IM-NT.

#SysLdCtrl PtM
BASELOAD

LDSHARING

[ BASELOAD / LDSHARING ]

The gen-set is a part of the System delivered power control (#SysBaseLoad) and
produces a certain part of it, according to the actual number of running gen-sets and self
Nomin power. This option is only active in parallel with mains, in island parallel operation
the mode is always internally set to LDSHARING.
The gen-set load is shared with other gen-sets according to the actual load. For IM-NT,
this means it is able to influence

Hint:
BASE LOAD mode means that IM-NT speed/power control loops are switched off and only the control loops
in IG/IS-NT controllers are active.

#SysPFCtrl PtM
BASEPF
VSHARING

[ BASEPF / VSHARING ]

The gen-set power factor is controlled to a preadjusted level Process control:


#SysPwrFactor. This option is only active in parallel with mains, in island parallel operation
the mode is always internally set to VSHARING.
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Hint:
BASE PF mode means that IM-NT voltage/power factor control loops are switched off and only the control
loops in IG/IS-NT controllers are active.

I/E-PbL meas

[ NONE / CT INPUTS / ANALOG INPUT ]

Import / Export measurement selection when one of power I/E modes selected. Current transformers are
expected at the left side of the BTB.
NONE
No source for I/E active power measurement available. If selected, the controller wont
influence the gen-sets on the bus if BTB is closed (i.e. for power control purposes).
CT INPUTS
BusLeft I/E active power (PbL) is measured and calculated from controllers current
terminals.
ANALOG INPUT BusLeft I/E active power is measured by an external device and the controller measures
this value via analog input MLC:I/E-PbL.
Hint:
PbL signalizes that positive active power value is considered as power flow from left side of the bus to the
right (from BTB-controller point of view).

I/E-QbL meas

[ NONE / CT INPUTS / ANALOG INPUT ]

Import / Export measurement selection when one of PF I/E modes selected.


NONE
No source for I/E reactive power measurement available. If selected (and setpoint
#SysPFCtrl PtM = VSHARING), power factor control in IM-NT is internally switched to
keep the gen-set group at #SysPwrFactor value.
CT INPUTS
BusLeft I/E reactive power (Qm) is measured and calculated from controllers current
terminals.
ANALOG INPUT BusLeft I/E reactive power is measured by an external device and the controller measures
this value via analog input MPF:I/E-QbL. In the case of a sensor fail at that analog input,
this setpoint is internally re-adjusted to NONE position.
Hint:
Setpoints I/E-PbL meas and I/E-QbL meas are internally interlocked. That means if at least one of them is
set to CT INPUTS, both PbL and QbL are measured using controllers CT inputs, regardless of the setting of
the other setpoint.
In other words, either CT INPUTS option is active for both measurements, or these combinations are
allowed: NONE+NONE, ANALOG INPUT+NONE, NONE+ANALOG INPUT, ANALOG INPUT+ANALOG
INPUT.

Synchro enable

[ NONE / L->R / R->L / BOTH ]

(FV)

Switching between various synchronization modes.


NONE: No synchronizing is enabled.
L->R:
BTB synchronizing influencing the left gen-set group is enabled.
R->L:
BTB synchronizing influencing the right gen-set group is enabled.
BOTH:
BTB synchronizing in both directions is enabled, default group influenced is left.
Hint:
If in modes L->R or R->L the particular group is connected to the mains, the synchronizing attempt wont
start.
In mode BOTH, the group not connected to the mains is automatically selected to be influenced. If both
groups run in island parallel operation, the left group is selected.
In AUT mode, the process is fully automatic. In MAN mode, the controller will only react on the button
command if the transition based on this setpoint is allowed.

Mains coupling

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

If set to ENABLED, the controller will allow a closure of the BTB in the case that both buses (sides) of the
breaker are connected to the mains. This can happen if a synchronizing command is issued in this case it
doesnt matter which Synchro enable mode has been selected. If all synchronizing conditions are met
(phase, slip frequency, voltage match, dwell time), the breaker close command is issued.
If set to DISABLED, the controller blocks the BTB closing in this situation.
Hint:
The controller can sense that a particular bus side is connected to the mains from the information provided
by other controllers at the same CAN bus.
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In AUT mode, the process is fully automatic. In MAN mode, the controller will only react on the button
command if the transition based on this setpoint is allowed.

DeadBusClosing

[ NONE / L->R / R->L / BOTH ]

(FV)

Switching between various dead bus BTB closing modes.


NONE: Dead bus closing is disabled.
L->R:
BTB dead bus closing enabled if healthy voltage present at the left bus side.
R->L:
BTB dead bus closing enabled if healthy voltage present at the right bus side.
BOTH:
BTB dead bus closing enabled from both bus sides.
Hint:
Mode BOTH = if a healthy bus voltage is present at one side and a dead bus condition at the other side, the
BTB closing is enabled.
In AUT mode, the process is fully automatic and without delay. No delay setpoints is available. In MAN
mode, the controller will only react on the button command if the transition based on this setpoint is allowed.
Delay setpoint is not available.

AUT ctrl mode

[ NORMAL / COX (FOLLOW) ]

NORMAL:

The controller in AUT mode works with all delays specified in setpoints and provides
automatic state transfers according to the settings.
COX (FOLLOW): The controller in AUT mode follows the states specified externally (e.g. breaker feedback
active or not) and reacts only on input command Force sync. According to the actual
controller state, the respective power control loop is active. This IM-NT behaviour is similar
to the behaviour of IG/IS-NT COX application.

WatchedContr

[0-16]

The setpoint specifies which controller will be set as a master in redundant control operation. Control
unit follows all inputs and it is in the same state as the master unit. All binary outputs are opened,
CAN bus messages are not transmitted from slave unit and all other units know about this state.
Slave control unit does not work in power management (is removed from PWR management).
Setpoint is ignored till Emerg. Manual binary input is not activated.
Hint:
Activation of Emerg. Manual operation is possible only when Binary input Emerg. Manual is active
and WatchedContr is set to 0! Binary input Emerg. Man deactivation brings controller to the previous
operation mode (depends on actual state of feedbacks and inputs).
In the case when Binary input Emerg. Manual is activated and WatchedContr is differnet from 0 then
control units follows Master unit and receives all messages from the CAN bus.

Basic settings
VbL VT ratio

[ /1 ]

BusLeft Voltage Transformers ratio.


Step:
0,1 V / V
Range:
0,1 500,0 V / V
Hint:
Set VbL VT ratio to 1,0 if no Voltage Transformers are used.

VbLInpRangeSel

[ 277 V / 120 V ]

BusLeft voltage sensing inputs range selection.

VbR VT ratio

[ /1 ]

BusRight Voltage Transformers ratio.


Step:
0,1 V / V
Range:
0,1 500,0 V / V
Hint:
Set VbR VT ratio to 1,0 if no Voltage Transformers are used.
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VbRInpRangeSel

[ 277 V / 120 V ]

BusRight voltage sensing inputs range selection.

BusLNomV

[ V ] (FV)

Nominal BusLeft voltage (phase to neutral).


Step:
1V
Range
80 34641 V
Hint:
The nominal value can be externally changed using Force value function. However, it is intended for
changes between standard nominal voltages only (230 / 120 V) using Force value X source setpoints.
It is prohibited to use another controller values as a source for Force value in this case!!!

BusLNomVph-ph

[V]

Nominal BusLeft voltage (phase to phase).


Step:
1V
Range:
130 60000 V
Hint:
Both BusLeft and BusRight nominal voltages must be set to the same value when no PT is used.

BusRNomV

[ V ] (FV)

Nominal BusRight voltage (phase to neutral).


Step:
1V
Range:
80 34641 V
Hint:
The nominal value can be externally changed using Force value function. However, it is intended for
changes between standard nominal voltages only (230 / 120 V) using Force value X source setpoints.
It is prohibited to use another controller values as a source for Force value in this case!!!

BusRNomVph-ph

[V]

Nominal BusRight voltage (phase to phase).


Step:
1V
Range:
130 60000 V
Hint:
Both BusLeft and BusRight nominal voltages must be set to the same value when no PT is used.

Nomin current

[ A ] (FV)

This is the current limit for the mains/bus bars. IDMT over current and short current protections are based on
this setpoint. See Mains protect: Mains2Inom del, MainsIshort setpoints. For BTB application, see Bus
protect: BusL2Inom del, BusLIshort.
These protections can be used for breaker built-in protections back-up.
Step:
1A
Range:
1 - 10000 A
!!! VERY IMPORTANT !!!

The maximum input current to the controller current terminals is 11 Amps. Higher value is
displayed as measured limit, e.g. 15 Amps from CT is measured and displayed as 11 Amps.
Take special care when selecting CTs. All available 5 Amp CTs do not have a range up to 11
Amps.

NominBusLImp

[ kW ]

(FV)

Nominal power of the BusLeft bars. IDMT over load protection is based on this setpoint, as well as some
control loops internal adjustments.
Step:
1 kW
Range:
1 32000 kW

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BusLeftCTprim

[A]

Left bus phases Current Transformers ratio primary side.


Step:
1A
Range:
1 15000 A

BusLeftCTsec

[ /5A / /1A ]

Left bus phases Current Transformers ratio secondary side selection /5A or /1A.
Hint:
BusLeft signalizes that positive active power value is considered as power flow from left side of the bus to
the right (from BTB-controller point of view).

AuxCurrCTprim

[A]

Auxiliaries Current Transformer ratio primary side.


Step:
1A
Range:
1 15000 A

AuxCurrCTsec

[ /5A / /1A ]

Auxiliaries Current Transformer ratio secondary side selection /5A or /1A.

FixVoltProtSel

[ PHASE-NEUTRAL / PHASE-PHASE ]

PHASE-NEUTRAL:
PHASE-PHASE:

The bus left/right voltage protections are based on phase-to-neutral voltages.


The bus left/right voltage protections are based on phase-to-phase voltages.

Nominal freq

[ Hz ] (FV)

Nominal mains/bus frequency (usually 50 or 60 Hz).


Step:
1Hz
Range:
45 65 Hz
Hint:
The nominal value can be externally changed using Force value function. However, it is intended for
changes between standard nominal frequencies only (50 / 60 Hz) using Force value X source setpoints.
It is prohibited to use another controller values as a source for Force value in this case!!!

ControllerMode

[ OFF / MAN / AUT ]

(FV)

Equivalent to Controller mode changes by MODE or MODE buttons.


Hint:
Mode change can be separately password protected.

Local buttons

[ PANEL / EXTBUTTONS / BOTH ]

PANEL:
Only the buttons on the controller front panel are enabled.
EXTBUTTONS: Only the external signals (copies of the panel buttons) are enabled.
BOTH:
Both controller buttons and external signals are enabled.
Hint:
This switch is valid for these signals: MCBButton / BTBButton, MGCBButton, FaultResButton,
HornResButton.

DispBaklightTO

[ min ]

(FV)

Timeout after which the display backlight is switched off.


OFF = the backlight is off all the time, NO TIMEOUT = the backlight is on all the time.
Step:
1 min
Range:
OFF, 1 240 min, NO TIMEOUT

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ConvCoefPulse1

[ /X ] (FV)

ConvCoefPulse2

[ /X ] (FV)

ConvCoefPulse3

[ /X ] (FV)

ConvCoefPulse4

[ /X ] (FV)

The conversion ratio between incoming pulses at binary inputs PulseCounter X and output statistic values
PulseCounter X. The ratio defines how many pulses (rising edges) have to be sensed at the input in order to
increase the output value. Unfinished invisible parts are stored in the controller even in the case of power
supply failure. Physical unit of the output statistic value has to correspond to the ratio unit /X.
Step:
1 /X
Range:
1 65000 /X
Hint:
Pulse width (both high/low levels) must be at least 100 ms in order to be correctly sensed!
Conversion ratio can be selected using the setpoints ConvCoefPulseX. The converted values are visible in
statistics values PulseCounter X. These values can be reset using Statistics window in InteliMonitor.

Comms settings
ControllerName
User-defined name, used for controller identification at remote connections. ControllerName is max 15
characters long and has to be entered using PC software.
Hint:
The setpoint can be changed only using PC SW when configuring IM-NT.

LB/UART Log

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables history logging of local terminal and IG-IB connection.


Force value possibility: Yes
Hint:
If communication via IG-IB (I-LB,) is interrupted for more than 5s, it is automatically terminated. If it is
recovered again after this period, it is considered as a newly established communication and a new record
Terminal is done into history in case of LB/UART Log = ENABLED. This may cause overfilling of the history
in case of some monitoring tools, e.g. InteliSupervisor.
Access code change, password changed and password set is written into the history when LB/UART Log =
DISABLED.

Contr. addr

[ ]

Controller CAN bus and RS485 identification number. Each controller in the group has to have its own
unique number.
Step:
1
Range:
1 to 32
Hint:
When opening Direct or Modem connection to the controller (using PC monitoring/control SW), the Contr.
address has to correspond to the Gen-set setting in PC SW.

RS232(1) mode
[ DIRECT / MODEM (HW) / MODEM (SW) /
MODBUS-DIRECT / MODBUS-MDM(HW) ]
Communication protocol selection for RS232(1) line.
DIRECT:
Connection to a local PC running InteliMonitor. RS232 or RS485 (with internal or
external converter) lines can be used. Set this also for IG-IB connected via RS232 line.
MODEM (HW):
Analog/GSM/ISDN modem connection. Select this for standard modems with HW flow
control. If selected and no CTS signal is detected, communication may not work
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MODEM (SW):

Analog/GSM/ISDN modem connection. Select this for modems without HW flow control
controller will use SW flow control signals XOn, XOff, so only TxD and RxD signals
need to be connected between the controller and the modem.
MODBUS-DIRECT:Modbus protocol for direct connection to PLC / external SCADA terminal. Communication
speed can be selected via setpoint RS232(1)MBCSpd.
MODBUS-MDM(HW):Modbus protocol for modem (remote) connection to PLC / external SCADA terminal.
Communication speed can be selected via setpoint RS232(1)MBCSpd.
Hint:
Detail description of Modbus protocol see in Communication guide.

RS232(1)MBCSpd

[ 9600 bps / 19200 bps / 38400 bps / 57600 bps ]

Defines the communication speed on RS232(1) line when ModBus mode is selected.

RS485(1) conv.

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

If set to ENABLED, the communication RS232(1) port is redirected to the built-in RS485 converter. That
means the remote display RS485 line (for IG-Display connection) is blocked and the converter is used for
communication with superior system or ECU.
Available in all controllers except of IS-NT.
Hint:
Applicable only for DIRECT, MODBUS-DIRECT and ECU LINK modes.
This converter is not isolated!

RS232(1)MdmIni

[ ]

Auxiliary modem initialization string executed after the default modem initialization string. Used with
modem connected to the RS232(1) communication port.
Hint:
Applicable only for MODEM(HW), MODEM(SW) and MODBUS-MDM(HW) modes.
Use for special AT command setting of your modem if default string does not initiate the modem properly. AT
commands must be separated using semicolon ;, max. length 31 characters.
The setpoint can be changed only using PC SW when configuring IM-NT.

CAN bus mode

[ 32C / 8C ]

CAN bus speed selection.


32C: High speed CAN (250 kbps) applicable up to 32 controllers, CAN bus length limited up to 200
meters.
8C:
Low speed CAN (50 kbps) applicable up to 8 controllers, CAN bus length limited up to 900 meters.
Hint:
Low speed use for long distance connection only. Set all connected controllers to the same speed.
If having problems with needed CAN bus length, see Communication guide / I-CR module.

CAN2emptDetect

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables the detection of missing intercontroller CAN connection. If enabled and no other controllers are
detected on the CAN bus (the complete bus, not only within the logical group), this protection activates.

SHxOcol detect

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

This setpoint is dedicated for virtual peripheries; it can enable / disable error messages when more then one
master (source) is configured.

CANAddrSwitch1

[ MODEM / OTHER ]

This setpoint defines whether CAN address 122 is used for modem communication over ComAp I-LB
module or direct communication of another device:
MODEM: Default setting for modem communication
OTHER: Address 125 can be used by other devices to read data via CAN bus the same way as if using
addresses 123 and 124

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CANAddrSwitch2

[ MODEM / OTHER ]

This setpoint defines whether CAN address 122 is used for modem communication over ComAp I-LB
module or direct communication of another device:
MODEM: Default setting for modem communication
OTHER: Address 122 can be used by other devices to read data via CAN bus the same way as if using
addresses 123 and 124

ComProtSetting
Horn timeout

[ s ] (FV)

The maximum amount of time the Binary output Horn is closed (horn, buzzer will sound). OFF = the output
wont be activated, NO TIMEOUT = the output stays closed until the alarm has been reset.
Step:
1s
Range:
OFF, 1 3600 s, NO TIMEOUT

BinInp delay 1

[s]

Binary input protection is activated when input is closed for longer time than BinInp delay 1. To use this
delay, Binary input must be configured in GenConfig for Property Delay = BinInp delay 1.
Step:
0,1s
Range:
0,0 600,0 s

BinInp delay 2

[s]

Binary input protection is activated when input is closed for longer time than BinInp delay 2. To use this delay
Binary input must be configured in GenConfig for Property Delay = BinInp delay 2.
Step:
0,1s
Range:
0,0 600,0 s

BinInp delay 3

[ s ] (FV)

Binary input protection is activated when input is closed for longer time than BinInp delay 3. To use this delay
Binary input must be configured in GenConfig for Property Delay = BinInp delay 3.
Step:
0,1s
Range:
0,0 600,0 s
Hint:
BinInp delay is active only for Binary inputs configured as protection.
If these setpoints are not used, default BI delay is 0,5s.
GenConfig: I/O, Property-Prot.active = Closed
BINARY INPUT
physical
BINARY INPUT

BinInp delay
no change

Internal value

BINARY INPUT
physical

closed
BinInp delay

BINARY INPUT
Internal value

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GenConfig: I/O, Property-Prot.active = Opened


BINARY INPUT
physical

opened
BinInp delay

BINARY INPUT
Internal value

ForceBlockDel1

[s]

ForceBlockDel2

[s]

ForceBlockDel3

[ s ] (FV)

Delays for Force block protection activation after the corresponding Binary input Force block is opened.
Protection deactivation is without delay. Protection is activated/deactivated independent on engine running
or not running state it depends only on the corresponding Force block X input.
Step:
0,1s
Range:
0,0 60,0 s
closed
BINARY INPUT
Prot, block type = Force block
closed

BINARY INPUT
FORCE BLOCK
Protection

ForceBlock del

active

inactive

active

BinInpDelayX

ResetActAlarms

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

DISABLED:
If Fault reset is activated (from any source), only inactive (normally displayed) alarms are
reset. So only inactive alarms can be cleared from the Alarmlist.
ENABLED:
If Fault reset is activated (from any source), all currently present (including inverse displayed
= active) alarms are reset (asterisk in Alarmlist disappears for all present alarms). I.e. after an active (inverse
displayed) alarm later on becomes inactive (normally displayed), it is cleared automatically from the Alarmlist
if previously reset.
Hint:
ENABLED mode corresponds to the way that IG and IS controllers (classic line) handled the alarms.

Analog protect
The content depends on programmable protections settings. The protections defined in this group are
supposed general protections, not related to mains monitoring.
This list contains pre-set protections from default archives:

Batt >V

[V]

Warning level for battery over voltage.


Step:
0,1 V
Range:
8 40 V

Batt <V

[V]

Warning level for low battery voltage.


Step:
0,1 V
Range:
8 40 V

Batt volt del

[s]

Delay for battery voltage alarms.


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Step:
Range:

1s
0 600,0 s

BusL protect
The content depends also on programmable protections settings. This list contains fixed protections, which
are always present:

BusL2POvrldPro

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusLeft over load (IDMT) protection.

OverldStrtEval

[ % ] (FV)

Specifies the overload level, where the protection evaluation starts (see figure at 2PovrldStEvDel). Under
this level the protection is not active.
Step:
1 % of NominBusLImp
Range:
100 200 %

2POvrldStEvDel

[s]

IDMT curve shape selection. 2PovrldStEvDel is the Reaction time of IDMT protection for 200% overload
PbusL = 2* OverldStrtEval.
Step:
0,1 s
Range:
0,0 - 600,0 s
Protection: Breaker Open with fault Reset.
IDMT is inverse proportional to the BusLeft overload. The higher the overload gets the less time will elapse
before the protection activates.
When the IDMT protection is activated the BTB is opened and the event is recorded in the Alarmlist and
History. The further BTB closing is blocked until Fault Reset has been pressed to clear the alarm.

2POvrldStEvDel * OverldStrtEval
Reaction time =
PbusL - OverldStrtEval
Where Reaction time is the amount of time from IDMT detection to the opening of the BTB.
Hint:
The maximum allowable Reaction time is 3600 sec.
Following example shows reaction times for OverldStrtEval = 100% in dependence on BusLeft power and
setpoint 2PovrldStEvDel value:
PbusL [%]
2POvrldStEvDel [s]
0,1
0,2
0,5
1,0
1,5
2,0
2,5
5,0
10,0

<=100
No action
No action
No action
No action
No action
No action
No action
No action
No action

101

102

105

110

120

150

10
20
50
100
150
200
250
500
1000

5
10
25
50
75
100
125
250
500

2
4
10
20
30
40
50
100
200

1
2
5
10
15
20
25
50
100

0,5
1
2,5
5
7,5
10
12,5
25
50

0,2
0,4
1
2
3
4
5
10
20

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20,0
50,0

No action
2000
No action No action

1000
2500

400
1000

200
500

100
250

40
100

Following example shows reaction times for OverldStrtEval = 110% in dependence on BusLeft power and
setpoint 2PovrldStEvDel value:
PbusL [%]
2POvrldStEvDel [s]
0,1
0,2
0,5
1,0
1,5
2,0
2,5
5,0
10,0
20,0
50,0

<=110

111

112

115

120

150

200

No action
11
No action
22
No action
55
No action
110
No action
165
No action
220
No action
275
No action
550
No action
1100
No action
2200
No action No action

5,5
11
27,5
55
82,5
110
137,5
275
550
1100
2750

2,2
4,4
11
22
33
44
55
110
220
440
1100

1,1
2,2
5,5
11
16,5
22
27,5
55
110
220
550

0,275
0,55
1,375
2,75
4,125
5,5
6,875
13,75
27,5
55
137,5

0,123
0,245
0,612
1,223
1,834
2,445
3,056
6,112
12,223
24,445
61,112

Reaction time

OverldStrtEval
Maximal Reaction time

2 POvrldStEvDel

PbusL
NominBusLImp
BusL2Inom prot

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusLeft over current (IDMT) protection.

BusL2Inom del

[s]

IDMT curve shape selection. BusL2Inom del is the Reaction time of IDMT protection for 200% overcurrent
IbusL = 2* Nomin current.
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Step:
0,1 s
Range:
0,0 - 60,0 s
Protection:
Breaker Open with fault Reset.
IDMT is inversely proportional to the BusLeft overcurrent. The higher the overcurrent gets the less time will
elapse before the protection is activated.
When the IDMT protection is activated the BTB is opened, the event is recorded in the Alarmlist and History.
The further BTB closing is blocked until Fault Reset has been pressed to clear the alarm.

BusL2Inom del * Nomin current


Reaction time =
IbusL -

Nomin current

Where Reaction time is the amount of time from IDMT detection to the opening of the BTB.
Hint:
The maximum allowable Reaction time is 900 sec.
IbusL is the maximum current of the three phases of BusLeft current.
EXAMPLE of Reaction time for different over current levels.

IbusL [%]
Mains2Inom del
0,1
0,2
0,5
1,0
2,0
5,0
10,0
20,0
50,0

<=100

101

102

105

110

120

150

200

No action
10
5
2
No action
20
10
4
No action
50
25
10
No action
100
50
20
No action
200
100
40
No action
500
250
100
No action No action
500
200
No action No action No action
400
No action No action No action No action

1
2
5
10
20
50
100
200
500

0,5
1
2,5
5
10
25
50
100
250

0,2
0,4
1
2
4
10
20
40
100

0,1
0,2
0,5
1
2
5
10
20
50

!!! VERY IMPORTANT !!!

The maximum input range of the controller current terminals is 11 Amps. Anything over this
value is displayed as measured limit, e.g. 15 Amps from CT is measured and displayed as 11
Amps.
Take special care when selecting CTs. All available 5 Amp CTs do not have a range up to 11
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Reaction time

Maximal Reaction time

BusL2Inom del

IbusL
Nomin current

BusLVolt prot

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusLeft voltage protection.


Hint:
If you disable both voltage and frequency fixed protections and there are no configurable protections defined,
there is no way to decide whether the bus voltage is OK or not. In this case the system will consider the bus
voltage as healthy.

BusLeft >V

[%]

(FV)

[%]

(FV)

Threshold for BusLeft over voltage.


Step:
1%
Range:
BusLeft <V 150 %
Protection:
History record.

BusLeft <V
Threshold for BusLeft under voltage.
Step:
1%
Range:
50 BusLeft >V %

Protection:
History record.
Hint:
All three phases are checked for BusLeft voltage. Minimum or maximum out of three is used.
For high voltage applications, the BusLNomVph-ph can be used for nominal voltage setting.

BusLeft V del

[s]

Delay for BusLeft under and over voltage protection.


Step:
0,02 s
Range:
0,00 600,00 s

BusLfreq prot

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusLeft frequency protection.


Hint:
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If you disable both voltage and frequency fixed protections and there are no configurable protections defined,
there is no way to decide whether the bus voltage is OK or not. In this case the system will consider the bus
voltage as healthy.

BusLeft >f

[%]

(FV)

[%]

(FV)

Threshold for BusLeft over frequency.


Step:
0,1%
Range:
BusLeft <f - 150,0 %
Protection:
History record.

BusLeft <f

Threshold for BusLeft under frequency.


Step:
0,1 %
Range:
50,0 BusLeft >f %
Protection:
History record.
Hint:
The frequency is evaluated from the L3 phase.

BusLeft f del

[s]

Delay for BusLeft under frequency and over frequency protection.


Step:
0,02 s
Range:
0,00 600,00 s

BusMeasErrorLR

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

DISABLED:
ENABLED:

The protection is off.


Bus measure error is detected when the voltage on controllers bus left or right terminals
is out of limits for 20 seconds under these conditions:
a) BTB (feedback) was closed in AUT mode.
b) Any GCB in power management group (on CAN bus) was closed. The alarm is activated after 20 s,
however the BTB closing is blocked immediately from safety reasons. The GCBs at the left and
right sides are evaluated independently.

BusL V unbal

[%]

Threshold for left bus voltage unbalance alarm. The voltage unbalance is calculated as a maximum
difference between phase voltages.
Step:
1% of Nominal voltage
Range:
0 200% of Nominal voltage
Protection:
History record.

BusL V unb del

[s]

Delay for left bus voltage unbalance alarm.


Step:
0.1s
Range:
0 600.0 s

BusL I unbal

[%]

Threshold for left bus current asymmetry (unbalance). The current unbalance is calculated as a maximum
difference between phase currents.
Step:
1% of Nominal current
Range:
0 200% of Nominal current
Protection:
History record.

BusL I unb del

[s]

Delay for left bus current asymmetry (unbalance).


Step:
0.1 s
Range:
0 600.0 s

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BusR protect
The content depends also on programmable protections settings. This list contains fixed protections, which
are always present:

BusRVolt prot

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusRight voltage protection.


Hint:
If you disable both voltage and frequency fixed protections and there are no configurable protections defined,
there is no way to decide whether the bus voltage is OK or not. In this case the system will consider the bus
voltage as healthy.

BusRight >V

[%]

(FV)

[%]

(FV)

Threshold for BusRight over voltage.


Step:
1%
Range:
BusRight <V 150%
Protection:
History record.

BusRight <V
Threshold for BusRight under voltage.
Step:
1%
Range:
50 BusRight >V %

Protection:
History record.
Hint:
All three phases are checked for BusRight voltage. Minimum or maximum out of three is used.
For high voltage applications, the BusRNomVph-ph can be used for nominal voltage setting.

BusRight V del

[s]

Delay for BusRight under and over voltage protection.


Step:
0,02 s
Range:
0,00 600,00 s

BusRfreq prot

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables the BusRight frequency protection.


Hint:
If you disable both voltage and frequency fixed protections and there are no configurable protections defined,
there is no way to decide whether the bus voltage is OK or not. In this case the system will consider the bus
voltage as healthy.

BusRight >f

[%]

(FV)

[%]

(FV)

Threshold for BusRight over frequency.


Step:
0,1 %
Range:
BusRight <f - 150,0%
Protection:
History record.

BusRight <f

Threshold for BusRight under frequency.


Step:
0,1 %
Range:
50,0 BusRight >f %
Protection:
History record.
Hint:
The frequency is evaluated from the L3 phase.

BusRight f del

[s]

Delay for BusRight under frequency and over frequency protection.


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Step:
Range:

0,02 s
0,00 600,00 s

BusR V unbal

[%]

Threshold for right bus voltage unbalance alarm. The voltage unbalance is calculated as a maximum
difference between phase voltages.
Step:
1% of Nominal voltage
Range:
0 200% of Nominal voltage
Protection:
History record.

BusR V unb del

[s]

Delay for right bus voltage unbalance alarm.


Step:
0.1s
Range:
0 600.0 s

Pwr management
#Pwr mgmt mode
ABS (kW):
ABS (kVA):
REL (%):

[ ABS (kW) / ABS (kVA) / REL (%) ]

Setpoints #LoadResStrt X and #LoadResStop X are set in absolute values in kW.


Setpoints #LoadResStrt X and #LoadResStop X are set in absolute values in kVA. Nominal
kVA of each gen-set is calculated from Nomin current and Gen nom V setpoints.
Setpoints #%LdResStrt and #%LdResStop are set in relative values in %. Then % means
minimum allowable relative power reserve of all running gen-sets in % of Nomin power.

#PriorAutoSwap

[ DISABLED / RUN HOURS EQU / LD DEMAND SWAP ]

DISABLED:
RUN HOURS EQU:

IM-NT does not provide the AutoSwap functions for other controllers.
Running Hours Equalization mode. All gen-sets in the logical group are kept to work
approximately the same number of running hours. See also setpoints RunHoursBase
and #RunHrsMaxDiff. Up to 32 engines can cooperate in this mode.
LD DEMAND SWAP: For different sized engines, this mode allows to optimally select the running engines
according to the actual site load. Up to 3 engines can cooperate in this mode.

Priority ctrl
DISABLED:
MASTER:

[ DISABLED / MASTER ]

(FV)

IM-NT does not provide the AutoSwap functions for other controllers.
At least one controller in the logical group has to be selected as MASTER if some
PriorityAuto Swapping mode is enabled. Only the controller with lowest CAN address
becomes an active master, the other are ignored by SLAVE controllers. The MASTER
controller evaluates the Priority changing for all other controllers in the group and
sends them the forced Priority values.

Descriptions of the following # setpoints are related mostly to the gen-set controllers and are
included in IM-NT from compatibility purposes only.

#SysAMFstrtDel

[s]

System start delay between input Sys start/stop closing and start of Power Management System. When
input Sys start/stop is controlled by mains decoupling relay, this setpoint adjusts the delay between the
mains failure and the emergency start of the gen-sets. If the MCB feedback is closed, Power management is
started with 1s delay after the input Sys start/stop closing - parallel operation with the mains.
Step:
1s
Range: 0 600 s

#SysAMFstopDel

[s]

System stop delay between input Sys start/stop opening and Power Management System deactivation.
When input Sys start/stop is controlled by mains decoupling relay, this is a delay between the end of mains
failure and opening of GCB. If the MCB feedback is closed, gen-sets are unloaded to mains prior to GCB
opening.
Step:
1s
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#LoadResStrt 1 (2, 3, 4)

[ kX ]

Active if Pwr mgmt mode = ABS (kW) / ABS (kVA).


Required system load reserve, or in the other words load reserve defines the maximum allowable load jump.
The active set of load reserve setpoints 1, 2, 3, 4 is selectable via binary inputs Load reserve 2, 3, 4.
When the required load reserve is not achieved, another gen-set is started. The system can work with active
(kW) or apparent (kVA) power.
Step:
1 kX
Range: -32000 #LoadResStop 1 (2,3,4) kX

#%LdResStrt 1 (2, 3, 4)

[%]

Active if Pwr mgmt mode = REL (%).


System reserve is defined by the maximum allowable relative load reserve of running gen-sets.
Step:
1%
Range: 0 #LoadResStop 1 (2,3,4) %
Hint:
Use load reserve sets to separate minimum initial power for start-up and necessary reserve in steady
running conditions.

#LoadResStop 1 (2, 3, 4)

[ kX ]

Active if Pwr mgmt mode = ABS (kW) / ABS (kVA).


The active set of load reserve setpoints 1, 2, 3, 4 is selectable via binary inputs Load reserve 2, 3, 4. When
#LoadResStop 1 (2, 3, 4) level is achieved, the gen-set with the lowest priority (highest setpoint Priority) is
stopped.
Next gen-set is stopped when:
PBNom > PAkt + Reserve
PBNom
PAkt
Reserve

Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be
stopped.
System load
#LoadResStop 1 or 2 or 3 or 4

Step:
1 kX
Range: #LoadResStrt 1 (2,3,4) 32000 kX

#%LdResStop 1 (2, 3, 4)

[%]

Active if Pwr mgmt mode = REL (%).


Next gen-set is stopped when:
[(PBNom - PAkt) / PBNom].100> %Reserve
PBNom
PAkt
%Reserve

Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be
stopped.
System load
#%LdResStop 1 or 2 or 3 or 4

Step:
1%
Range:
#%LdResStrt 1 (2,3,4) 110 %
Hint:
If additional Minimum Running Power system is used, the engine might not stop even if required by load
reserves. Yet another conditions must be fulfilled in this case.

!!! IMPORTANT !!!


Reserve for stop always has to be higher than corresponding reserve for start for all Power Management
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#NextStrt del

[s]

The delay before next gen-set start-up in Pwr management. Delay is not used, when the first gen-set(s)
starts.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 3600 s

#OverldNextDel

[s]

The delay before next gen-set start-up in Pwr management when the system load is equal or higher than
nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus.
Delay is not used, when the first gen-set(s) starts. Delay is used only when in island parallel operation, not in
mains parallel.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 3600 s

#NextStopDel

[s]

The delay before next gen-set stopping in Pwr management. When delay is elapsed, the gen-set starts soft
unload, opens GCB, cools down and stops.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 36000 s

#SlowStopDel

[s]

When the Slow stop protection occurs, the controller announces to the rest of the system, that the engine is
no more ready.
a) If there are another sets ready to start and supply the load, the protection waits until the substitute engine
starts and connects to the bus. Then the engine with the active Slow stop protection softly unloads, cools
down and stops. The controller waits for substitute engine max for #SlowStopDel time.
b) If there is no other set to start, the protection activates immediately. If soft unload possible (another set is
running or MCB is closed) engine is softly unloaded, if not, GCB opens immediately.
As every protection it has to be reset by operator to get ready again.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 600 s

#MinRunPower 1 (2, 3)

[ kW ]

Following description is valid for gen-set controllers only and has informative character here:
It is minimum required power of gen-set group (sum of Nomin power of running gen-sets). When Binary input
Sys start/stop is closed, starts and stays running such a number of gen-sets to keep selected
#MinRunPower X value. This is independent on load reserves system, so even if there is high load reserve
that would allow to stop some engines, Minimum Running Power system may force them to keep running.
When binary input MinRunPower X is closed, the corresponding #MinRun power X value is selected. When
more binary inputs MinRunPower X are closed, the higher number has higher priority. When no input closed,
no #MinRunPower X is selected and minimum running power is zero, leaving only the load reserves system
to work.
Step:
1 kW
Range:
0 65000 kW
Hint:
An engine will be stopped only if the sum of remaining gen-sets nominal powers is higher or equal to
#MinRunPower X level.

#RunHrsMaxDiff

[h]

Maximum allowed Running hours difference between gen-sets. Conditions to take part in Running Hours
Equalization:
Pwr management = ENABLED.
#PriorAutoSwap = RUN HOURS EQU
Binary input Sys start/stop is closed.
When a gen-set reaches #RunHrsMaxDiff value its Priority is automatically swapped with lowest priority genset that takes part in Running Hours Equalization.
Step:
1h
Range:
0 - 65000 h
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#PwrBandContr 1
#PwrBandContr 2
#PwrBandContr 3
#PwrBandContr 4

[ 1 / 2 / 1+2 / 3 / 1+3 / 2+3 / 1+2+3 ]

According to selected controller addresses combination (controllers must have addresses 1-3), running gensets are selected based on the actual site load.
The limits of site power bands are given by nominal powers of particular gen-sets. The gen-sets that are
required to run in certain power band get the priorities 1, other gen-sets get the priority 32. This system does
not influence the setpoint Priority.
Example:
Gen-set 1 = 20 kW
Gen-set 2 = 50 kW
Gen-set 3 = 100 kW
#PwrBandContr1 = 1 (active if load under 20-#LoadResStrt X kW)
#PwrBandContr2 = 1+2 (active between 20 .. 70-#LoadResStrt X kW)
#PwrBandContr3 = 3 (active between 70 .. 100-#LoadResStrt X kW)
#PwrBandContr4 = 2+3 (active between 100 .. 150-#LoadResStrt X kW)
Above the last power band, all gen-sets will be instructed to run.

#PwrBandChngDlUp

[s]

Delay for #PwrBandContr X setpoints. The site load must stay in another power band for more than
#PwrBandChngDlUp to switch to this power band, i.e. select different gen-sets to run.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 3600 s

#PwrBandChngDlDn

[s]

Delay for #PwrBandContr X setpoints. The site load must stay in another power band for more than
#PwrBandChngDlDn to switch to this power band, i.e. select different gen-sets to run.
Step:
1s
Range:
0 3600 s

GroupLinkLeft
GroupLinkRight

[ ]

These setpoints define the gen-set groups present to both sides of a special breaker (Bus-Tie Breaker). The
information about the breaker status is sent to all controllers via CAN bus and the affected controllers will
behave according to it.
Step:
1
Range:
COMMON (=1), 2 32
Hint:
Example: if settings are GroupLinkLeft = 1 and GroupLinkRight = 2 and the special breaker is closed, a CAN
message is sent to notify all gen-sets in groups 1 and 2, that they should work together and make Load and
VAr Sharing not only within their groups, but together with the other group, too.
The message is sent if logical binary input GroupLink is active, and this signal should be linked to the
feedback of the special breaker (e.g. Bus-Tie).

Sync ctrl
Voltage window

[ % ] (FV)

Maximum difference between mains and bus voltage. In case of BTB application, the difference between
BusLeft and BusRight voltage.
Step:
0,1 % of MainsNomV / BusLNomV
Range:
0,0 100,0 % of MainsNomV / BusLNomV
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Hint:
The limit type (MainsNomV or BusLNomV) depends on the application type MCB, MGCB / BTB.
See Voltage phases match indication on the controller Synchronizing screen.
Example 1.
Voltage match 1 2 3
1 1 0

Note:
Phase L3 is out of voltage window

Example 2.
Voltage match 1 2 3
1 1 1

Note:
All phases are in voltage window

[]

BRtoBLAngleReq

Requested phase difference between BusRight and BusLeft voltage during synchronizing. Use this setpoint
for phase correction of potential transformers connection.
Step:
1
Range:
-45 to +45
Following is an example of the controller connection to a high voltage system.
T1 shifts phase +30.
BRtoBLAngleReq = +30 for this example.
T1

BTB

3x 230/400 VAC

VbusL IbusL

3 x10 kV

VbusR

BTB

IM- NT
Phase window

[]

(FV)

Maximum phase angle (BusLeft x BusRight voltage) difference between requested and actual angle for
synchronizing.
Step:
1
Range:
0 90
Hint:
The setpoint works as a window surrounding the BRtoBLAngleReq setpoint. E.g. for BRtoBLAngleReq =
+30 and Phase window = 5, the breaker closure is allowed for phases +25 to +35.
If you want to lock out the breaker closing during synchronizing control loop test, set Phase window = 0. This
allows the control loop setpoints to be tuned while actual breaker closing is blocked.

Dwell time

[ s ] (FV)

The period of time that the phase angle must be within Phase window and voltage difference within Voltage
window before a breaker (MCB/MGCB/BTB) is closed.
Step:
0,1 s
Range:
0,0 25,0 s

Freq gain

[%]

Gain of frequency control loop.


Step:
0,1 %
Range:
0,0 % - 200,0 %
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Freq int

[%]

Relative integration factor of frequency control loop.


Step:
1%
Range:
0 % 100 %
Hint:
Application
Freq gain and Freq int setpoints are active during:
MCB
reverse synchronization of the gen-set group back to the mains
MGCB
forward or reverse synchronization of the gen-set group to the mains
BTB
synchronization between left and right buses

Angle gain

[%]

Gain of angle control loop.


Step:
0,1%
Range:
0,0 % to +200,0 %

Sync timeout

[s]

Maximum allowed time for forward or reverse synchronization.


Step:
1s
Range:
1 1800 s, NO TIMEOUT
Hint:
If the synchronizing does not succeed within (Sync timeout / 10, but minimum 60) s, the control loop is
restarted to try again. So if you set the Sync timeout to sufficiently high value, the synchronizing cycle can be
internally repeated up to 10 times.
If NO TIMEOUT is selected, the control loop is restarted every 1800 / 10 = 180 s.

Volt/PF ctrl
Voltage gain

[%]

Gain of voltage control loop.


Step:
0,1 %
Range:
0,0 to +200,0 %

Voltage int

[%]

Relative integration factor of voltage control loop. Increasing of integration value causes quicker response.
Step:
1%
Range:
0 100 %
Hint:
Application
Voltage gain and Voltage int setpoints are active during:
MCB
reverse synchronization of the gen-set group back to the mains
MGCB
forward or reverse synchronization of the gen-set group to the mains
BTB
synchronization between left and right buses

Force value
Force value 1-16

[X]

Source setpoints containing the alternative values for selected target setpoints. The setpoint with index X
corresponds to the Force value Xth function.
Hint:
As the source for Force value channel can be used any compatible value in the controller (in general all
values and setpoints of types integer8,16,32). In that case the corresponding Force value X setpoint is
unused on that channel.

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ExtValue1LoLim

[X]

ExtValue2LoLim

[X]

ExtValue3LoLim

[X]

ExtValue4LoLim

[X]

ExtValueX low limit. The value is not decreased under this limit, even if the request still exists (via binary
input ExtValueX down).
Step:
1X
Range:
-32000 ExtValueXHiLim X

ExtValue1HiLim

[X]

ExtValue2HiLim

[X]

ExtValue3HiLim

[X]

ExtValue4HiLim

[X]

ExtValueX high limit. The value is not increased above this limit, even if the request still exists (via binary
input ExtValueX up).
Step:
1X
Range:
ExtValueXLoLim 32000 X

ExtValue1 rate

[ X/s ]

(FV)

ExtValue2 rate

[ X/s ]

(FV)

ExtValue3 rate

[ X/s ]

(FV)

ExtValue4 rate

[ X/s ]

(FV)

ExtValueX rate of change per second. If the binary input ExtValueX down or ExtValueX up is active, the
value is changed according to this rate.
Step:
1 X/s
Range:
1 10000 X/s
Hint:
If binary input ExtValueXreset is active, the corresponding ExtValueX is held at its default value, regardless
of the activity of inputs Up and Down and regardless of incoming external set commands.
Using this function in combination with Force value you can externally control selected setpoints values and
achieve some special behaviour of the controller.

ExtValue1deflt

[ X ] (FV)

ExtValue2deflt

[ X ] (FV)

ExtValue3deflt

[ X ] (FV)

ExtValue4deflt

[ X ] (FV)

ExtValueX default (starting) value. If ExtValueX is changed from this default value using Modbus command,
the new value is kept in ExtValueX until another command arrives or until the controller has been switched
off. If the binary input ExtValueXreset is active, the ExtValueX is held at this value regardless of other
conditions.
Step:
1X
Range:
-32000 32000 X

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PLC settings
The content depends on actual PLC configuration. Contains all setpoints related to the configurable PLC
blocks. If this setpoint group is empty, it is not displayed.

Timer settings
Timer channel 1-16
Defines the setting of particular timer channel.
There is 16 channels, each defines occurrence date and time (year, month, day, hour, minute), duration time
(in minutes, maximum is 24*60), repeating period (day, week, month, once). In case of week day of the
week selection, when should be executed + selection of repeating (every 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th week); In case of
month day of the month selection (e.g. every 3rd day or every 2nd Monday)
Every channel can be disabled by blocking input (physical input or logical output). If blocking input is active
then the timer is not activated.
The channels are divided into groups of 4. Every group has independent binary output. There is also one
common output for all 16 channels.

Act. calls/SMS
History record

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a History record
type protection occurs.
Hint:
If enabled for an SMS type active call, an empty Alarmlist would be sent, as this type of protection does not
appear there. So together with the Alarmlist content, the prefix of the History record (Hst in english) is sent
to indicate the reason for the active call (available in future SW versions).

Alarm only

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when an Alarm only
type protection occurs.

Warning

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a Warning type
protection occurs.

Breaker Open

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a Breaker Open
type protection occurs.
Hint:
If enabled for an SMS type active call, an empty Alarmlist would be sent, as this type of protection does not
appear there. So together with the Alarmlist content, the prefix of the Breaker Open (BOp in english) is sent
to indicate the reason for the active call (available in future SW versions).

BrkOpn w/Reset

[ DISABLED / ENABLED ]

(FV)

Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a BrkOpn
w/Reset type protection occurs.

AcallCH1..3-Type(FV)
Up to three separate channels are available for any of the following types of messages:
DISABLED:
Channel is disabled.
DATA-ANA:
Standard analog modem connection to monitoring SW.
DATA-GSM:
Standard GSM modem connection to monitoring SW.
DATA-ISDN:
Standard ISDN modem connection to monitoring SW.
DATA-CDMA:
CDMA modem connection to monitoring SW.
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SMS-GSM:
SMS-CDMA:
IB-E-MAIL:
IB-EML-SMS:

Channel sends SMS message via GSM network. Only with GSM modem connected.
Channel sends SMS message via CDMA network. Only with CDMA modem connected.
Channel sends E-mail. Only when IG-IB connected.
Channel sends E-mail in short format (SMS). Only when IG-IB connected.

An Email contains
- header with serial number and application info
- Alarm list contents
- latest 20 History records (reason, date, time)
Example of EML-SMS:
AL=(Sd Water Temp,Wrn Water Temp,!Emerg Stop,ActCallCH1Fail)
Hint:
GSM modem must be connected to controller for Active GSM call or SMS.
IG-IB does not support direct SMS, just as an email.
Connected device type (Analog / GSM / ISDN / CDMA modem) is recognized automatically.

AcallCH1..3-Addr
Address for channel 1...3 active call. Each above message type has either a phone number or an e-mail
address associated to it.
For more details see PC software guide chapter IG-IB Internet communication.
Hint:
To receive active call run InteliMonitor Type of connection = Active call. Active call window contains list of
received ANT files. Each list item contains Gen-set name, Date, Time, controller serial number.

NumberRings AA

[ ]

Number of rings prior to answering the modem connection from PC to controller.


Step:
1
Range:
1 30
Hint:
NumberRings AA change is not accepted immedately but after controller is switched on or when modem is
connected to controller.

ActCallAttempt

[ 1 to 250 ]

When an active call is issued, this setpoint defines the number of attempts to deliver the message.
Step:
1
Range:
1 to 250
Hint:
Timeout for connection is 90 sec and after 120 sec controller starts the next attempt. During the time the
controller is trying to issue an active call, incoming calls are blocked.

Acall+SMS lang

[ 1 to 7 ]

The setpoint specifies in which language the SMS and e-mail messages are issued in case of active call.
The adjusted number corresponds with the order of language as configured in GenConfig. If the selected
number is out of range of possible languages of the controller, the first language is selected as default.

Date/Time
Time stamp act

[ DISABLED / CONDITION / ALWAYS ]

(FV)

Defines the activity of time stamp function:


DISABLED
No periodic records are made.
CONDITION
Records are made with period given by Time stamp per only if binary input Time stamp act
is active.
ALWAYS
Records are made with period given by Time stamp per regardless of any condition.
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Time stamp per


Time interval for periodic history records.
Step:
1 min
Range:
1 - 240 min

#SummerTimeMod

[ DISABLED / WINTER / SUMMER,


WINTER-S, SUMMER-S ]

DISABLED:
Automatic switching between summer and wintertime is disabled.
WINTER (SUMMER) : Automatic switching between summer and wintertime is enabled and it is set to
winter (summer) season.
WINTER-S (SUMMER-S) : Modification for southern hemisphere.

#Time [HHMMSS]
Real time clock adjustment.

#Date [DDMMYYYY]
Actual date adjustment.
Hint:
#Time and #Date setpoints are synchronized via CAN bus each hour with the lowest address controller.
#Time or #Date change in any controller changes Time or Date in all controllers on CAN bus.

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Controller configuration and monitoring


IM-NT controller uses the same configuration and monitoring tools as IGS-NT controllers: GenConfig (GC)
and InteliMonitor (IMON).
GC and IMON are based on Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP or higher platform and require approximately 15
Mbyte of hard disc free space.

Direct connection to the PC


IGS-NT controller can be connected directly with PC via RS232 or USB interface. Use the crossed RS232 or
USB cable to connect PC with controller.
Hint:
Make sure the grounding system on controller and PC COM port (negative of the PC DC supply) are
identical before the first direct connection. There must not be any voltage between these two points
otherwise the internal PTC protection activates and interrupts RS232 communication. In such case
disconnect RS232 line, wait a minute for PTC recovery and try again. The simple solution is to assure that
the PC supply 240/20V is ground free (GND terminal is not connected).
2 - RxD
3 - TxD
5 - GND

RS 232

2 - RxD
3 - TxD
5 - GND

RS232

230 VAC

CONTROLLER

RS232

PC

0 VDC

Required the same


voltage potential
between GNDs

Battery

GenConfig functions

Extension modules addressing


All I/O function or protection configuration
Setpoints adjusting
Sensor characteristics modification
History record modification
Password level protection modification (password value must be changed in DriveMonitor)
Controller firmware (mhx file) upgrade
Controller application file Up/Down load
Language translator enables
o Create Dictionary between two languages (Dictionary can be used repeatedly)
o Translate current text in Controller (in any language)
o Add new language (up to five)

Configuration steps
Following configuration steps are available in GenConfig software:
Select Extension modules when more inputs and outputs are required
Configure Binary inputs as Protection or Function
Configure Binary outputs
Configure Analog inputs as Protection or Function
Configure History record
Configure password protection
Add/Translate the language

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InteliMonitor
Functions

On-line direct, Modem or Internet single or multiple engine monitoring


Active Modem or Internet call from engine to PC (activated by selected Alarm)
On-line or Off-line History record listing
Setpoints listing and adjusting (password protected)
Statistics value (e.g. kW hours)
Password and Access code change

Modbus protocol
Standard protocol enables receive/transmit any data or command from a Master system:
Direct connection: RS232, RS422, RS485
Modem connection
9600, 19200, 38400 or 57600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Transfer mode RTU
Function 3 (Read Multiply Registers)
Function 6 (Write Single Register)
Function 16 (Write Multiply Registers)
The response to an incoming message depends on the communication speed. The delay is not shorter
than the time needed to send/receive 3 and characters.
The complete description of Modbus communication protocol can be found in Modbus Protocol Reference
Guide PI-MBUS-300 and Open Modbus Specification Release 1.0. Both documents are available from web
site at http://www.modicon.com/openmbus/ .
Hint:
Detail Modbus command description see in ComAp Communication guide.

Value and setpoint codes


Hint:
It is possible to export actual values, setpoints and history file on-line from the controller or off-line from the
archive using InteliMonitor Monitor Export data function.

Technical data
Hint:
Technical data of the controller and extension modules find in the IGS-NT-Installation guide-x.y.pdf.

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