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

Inteli New Technology


Mains Supervision Controller
Mains Circuit Breaker and Master Generator Circuit Breaker
application SW configuration MCB, MGCB

IM-NT

Software version IM-NT-2.9, November 2011

Reference Guide

Copyright 2009 ComAp s.r.o.

ComAp, spol. s r.o.


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Tel: +420 246 012 111, Fax: +420 266 31 66 47
Technical support hotline: +420 246 012 666
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 ....................................................................................................................7
Functions ............................................................................................................................................................8
OFF-MAN-AUT mode ....................................................................................................................................8
Power management .....................................................................................................................................11
PLC functions ...............................................................................................................................................21
Multi language support.................................................................................................................................21
Protections and Alarm management ................................................................................................................22
Controller operation states ...............................................................................................................................25
Inputs and Outputs ...........................................................................................................................................26
Virtual and physical modules .......................................................................................................................26
Binary Inputs - Control .................................................................................................................................26
Binary inputs Status information ...............................................................................................................31
Binary outputs Breaker control..................................................................................................................33
Binary outputs Control loops .....................................................................................................................35
Binary outputs Status information .............................................................................................................36
Binary outputs Fixed protection outputs....................................................................................................38
Binary outputs Configurable prog. states..................................................................................................41
Binary outputs Default configurable protections .......................................................................................41
Binary outputs Power management..........................................................................................................41
Analog values...............................................................................................................................................43
Setpoints...........................................................................................................................................................44
ProcessControl.............................................................................................................................................44
Basic settings ...............................................................................................................................................51
Comms settings ...........................................................................................................................................54
ComProtSetting ............................................................................................................................................57
Analog protect ..............................................................................................................................................59
Mains protect................................................................................................................................................59
Bus protect ...................................................................................................................................................65
AMF settings ................................................................................................................................................66
Pwr management .........................................................................................................................................68
Sync/Load ctrl...............................................................................................................................................72
Volt/PF ctrl....................................................................................................................................................75
Force value...................................................................................................................................................76
Load shedding..............................................................................................................................................77
PLC settings .................................................................................................................................................78
Timer settings...............................................................................................................................................78
Act. calls/SMS ..............................................................................................................................................79
Date/Time.....................................................................................................................................................80
Controller configuration and monitoring ...........................................................................................................82
Direct connection to the PC .........................................................................................................................82
GenConfig functions.....................................................................................................................................82
InteliMonitor..................................................................................................................................................83
Modbus protocol...........................................................................................................................................83
Value and setpoint codes.............................................................................................................................83
Technical data ..............................................................................................................................................83

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General guidelines
What is described in this manual?
This manual describes MCB and MGCB software configuration. The software configuration is designed
for multiple gen-sets operating in parallel to mains with control of mains circuit breaker or both mains circuit
breaker and master generator circuit breaker.
It is indicated where the applications MCB and MGCB differ.

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 (Capital letters in the frame) buttons on the front panel
Break Return (Italic) set points
Protections (Bold) Set point group
REMOTE START/STOP (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:

Mains voltage measuring and / or


Binary output for MCB control and / or
MCB 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. A modular construction allow upgrades to different levels of complexity in order to
provide the best solution for various customer applications.
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 the group of gen-sets to the Mains. It features mains failure detection
using integrated Mains protections, MCB and MGCB synchronizing, configuration level switches based on
Mains import or object consumption.
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.

Hint:
In versions below 2.6 the IM-NT controller does not accept an external bus supply (bus supply which is not
controlled by a ComAp controller).
Gensets have to be in AUTO mode to ensure proper MGCB function.

Features
Automatic gen-set start when the mains fails (BI Sys start/stop is closed)
MCB controlled by IM-NT
Break transfer on mains failure
MCB synchronizing after mains return
Pwr management (load dependent start and stop)
Sets priority can be defined manually or automatically based on running hours equalization or load
demand (most efficient combination)
Load sharing and VAR sharing
Gen-sets soft loading and unloading
Voltage matching
Reverse power protection
MGCB support

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0V

START/STOP
FEEDBACK
MCB

REM
+24V
Ko1
MCB
CLOSE / OPEN
Ko2
SYS
IM-NT
START/STOP LOAD

CAN

3xUM

3xU B
3xIM
CAN
3x
MCB
3x 3x
GCB1
G1
iG- AVRi
TRANS

3xU B
3xUG
CAN

3xIG
Ko1
AVR
iG-AVRi

MCB AVRi AVRi OUT

IG/IS-NT
Vout
SPEED
GOVERNOR
SYS START/STOP

MCB FEEDBACK
GCB2 3x
G2
iG- AVRi
TRANS
CAN

3xUG
3xUB

3xIG
AVR
iG- AVRi
AVRi AVRi OUT

IG/IS-NT
Vout
SPEED
GOVERNOR
Ko2 SYS START/ STOP

MCB FEEDBACK
MCB
0V
START/STOP
FEEDBACK
FEEDBACK
MGCB
MCB

+24V
REM

Ko1
MCB
CLOSE/ OPEN
Ko2
IM-NT
MGCB
CLOSE/ OPEN
Ko3
SYS
START / STOP LOAD
3xUM

3xUB
3xIM

CA N
CAN
MCB 3x MGCB
3x 3x
GCB1
G1

IG-AVRi
+24V
CAN TRANS
3xUB
3xUG
3xIG

Ko1
AVR
Ko2 IG-AVRi

MCB MGCB AVRi AVRi OUT

IG/IS-NT
Vou t
SPEED
GOVERNOR
SYS START / STOP

MCB FEEDBACK
GCB2 3x
G2

IG-AVRi
TRANS
3xUG
3xUB

CAN
3xIG

AVR
IG-AVRi
AVRi AVRi OUT

IG/IS-NT
Vout
SPEED
GOVERNOR
Ko3
SYS START/ STOP

MCB FEEDBACK
MCB MGCB

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Available related documentation

PDF files Description


IGS-NT-2.4-Application guide.pdf Application guide for IG/IS-NT and IM-NT
IGS-NT-2.4-Installation guide.pdf Installation guide for IG/IS-NT and IM-NT
IGS-NT Communication Guide 12-2009.pdf Communication guide for IG/IS/IM-NT controllers

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Functions
OFF-MAN-AUT mode
OFF mode
InteliMains NT has no influence at gen-set group.
If mains voltage is within limits and no mains alarm is active, MCB is closed after AMF settings:MCB close
del if AMF settings:MCB opens on = MAINS FAIL. If AMF settings:MCB opens on = GEN RUNNING, MCB
stays closed all the time, regardless of the mains condition.
MCB application - if the controller is switched to OFF mode while the gen-sets are running and there is
voltage on the bus, MCB is not closed before bus voltage disappears.
MGCB application if the controller is switched to OFF mode while the gen-sets are running and there is
voltage on the bus, MGCB is opened and after AMF settings:FwRet break MCB is closed (if there is Mains
voltage).
Binary output Sys start/stop is not active.

MAN mode
It is possible to close/open breakers manually under supervision of IM-NT controller which doesnt allow to
close simultaneously breakers without synchronizing (e.g. MCB and MGCB).
If the Mains fails, controller opens MCB if AMF settings:MCB opens on = MAINS FAIL. After the Mains
returns, MCB stays opened. Otherwise MCB is controlled manually by pressing MCB ON/OFF button or
closing MCBButton binary input.
MGCB application if the Mains fails, group of gen-sets is started and there is voltage on the bus, MGCB
can be closed anytime by pressing MGCB ON/OFF button.
Pressing of Start/Stop buttons closes/opens binary output Sys start/stop, i.e. cause start/stop of the gen-set
group.

AUT mode
Controller performs automatically sequences after Mains failure, closing/opening MCB and MGCB, Peak
shaving function, closing of Sys start/stop binary output.
MCB is opened according to setpoint AMF settings:MCB opens on after Mains failure or after the gen-sets
are running.
MGCB is closed after the start of gen-set group as soon as an appropriate load reserve is achieved (Syst res
OK binary output closed). If Mains fails and MCB is opened then MGCB stays closed unless voltage on the
bus goes out of the limits.
Controller reacts on binary input Rem start/stop if this input is closed, controller activates binary output Sys
start/stop in order to start gen-set group. In MGCB application MGCB can be closed before the output
activation (see also setpoint ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose).

TEST mode
MCB application
Test on load automatic start of the gen-sets (activation of binary output Sys start/stop), load takeover and
opening of MCB; if the Mains fails during test, load is transferred to the gen-sets
MGCB application
Engine Start Only start of the gen/sets and their synchronization on generator bus; after pressing MGCB
ON/OFF button, it is synchronized and load is transferred to gen-sets; after pressing MCB ON/OFF button
MCB is opened and MGCB stays closed, gen-sets running in Island
Test on load MGCB is closed, gen-sets synchronized to the bus, load transferred to gen-sets and MCB
opened
Return to Mains is influenced by setpoint AMF settings:ReturnTo mains:
DISABLED after the Mains return, load remains on the gen-sets
ENABLED after the Mains return, synchronizes MCB, transfers load to the Mains, MGCB opens and gen-
sets keep running unloaded

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Overview of controller reactions in AUT mode when start command is issued (e.g. binary input Rem
start/stop is closed) with influence of some setpoints from ProcessControl group:

RevSyncEnable

SynchroEnable
ParallelEnable
IslandEnable
State description

Mains OK or Mains fail


Start is blocked ON
ON
ON ON
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON
MGCB application - only forward synchronization of MGCB (i.e. not if
ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = NO);
MCB application after Mains fail opens MCB and stops gen-sets
Mains fail: Start is blocked
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON ON
MGCB application both ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = YES/NO possible
MCB application after Mains fail opens MCB and stops gen-sets
Mains fail: Start is blocked
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON ON
MGCB application - only forward synchronization of MGCB (i.e. not if
ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = NO);
MCB application after Mains fail opens MCB and stops gen-sets
Mains fail: Start is blocked
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON ON ON
MGCB application both ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = YES/NO possible
MCB application after Mains fail opens MCB and stops gen-sets
Mains fail: Start is blocked
Mains OK: Start is blocked ON
Mains fail: Starts and goes to Island operation (if ProcessControl:MFStart enable = ON ON
YES) ON ON
MCB application after Mains return opens Sys start/stop output and after last GCB ON ON ON
is opened waits AMF Settings:FwRet break to closing MCB (paralel operation is
not enabled)
MGCB application after Mains returns opens MGCB and Sys start/stop output and
waits AMF Settings:FwRet break efore closing MCB (paralel operation is not
enabled)
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON ON
MGCB application - only forward synchronization of MGCB(i.e. not if ON ON ON
ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = NO); if ProcessControl:Synchro enable is
ON then MGCBparalClose is not important
Mains fail: Starts and goes to Island operation (if ProcessControl:MFStart enable =
YES)
MCB application after Mains return opens Sys start/stop output and after last GCB
is opened waits AMF Settings:FwRet break to closing MCB (there is no way to get
in paralel operation)
MGCB application after Mains returns opens MGCB and Sys start/stop output and
waits AMF Settings:FwRet break before closing MCB (there is no way to get in
paralel operation)
Mains OK: possible paralel operation after gen-set controllers have synchronized; ON ON ON

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RevSyncEnable

SynchroEnable
ParallelEnable
IslandEnable
State description

MGCB application - only forward synchronization of MGCB(i.e. not if ON ON ON ON


ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose = NO); if ProcessControl:Synchro enable is
ON then MGCBparalClose is not important
Mains fail: Starts and goes to Island operation (if ProcessControl:MFStart enable =
YES)
MCB application after Mains return synchronizes MCB; after MCB is closed opens
Sys start/stop output (which causes unloading of all gen-sets and their stop)
MGCB application after Mains returns MCB is synchronized and after it is closed
Sys start/stop is opened; after gen-set power falls under Sync/Load ctrl:MGCB
open leve (or Sync/Load ctrl:MGCB open del elapses) MGCB is opened

Hint:
RevSynsEnable = ProcessControl:Synchro enable = REVERSE.
SynchroEnable = ProcessControl:Synchro enable = FORWARD/BOTH (MGCB application only).

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Power management
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)

Power management in kVA


Guarantees adjustable load reserve (load step) in kVA. Suitable for generator- or busbar dimensioning-
based optimization.
Activation: #Pwr mgmt mode = ABS (kVA)
Actual power [ kW or kVA ]

#LdResStrt1
Priority 3
Gen3

#LdResStrt1
Priority 2

#LdResStp1
Gen2

#LdResStrt1
#LdResStp1
Priority 1
Gen1

Time

#NextStrt del #NextStp del

Gen 3 Running Unloading / Cooling

#NextStrt del #NextStp del

Gen 2 Running Unloading / Cooling

Gen 1 = Running, Loaded

BO Syst res OK

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Relative power management in %
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 (%)

#%LdResStrt1
Actual power [ kW or kVA ]

Priority 3

= 25%
Gen3

#%LdResStrt1
Priority 2

= 25% #%LdResStp1
Gen2

=37%

#%LdResStrt1 #%LdResStp1
= 25% =37%
Priority 1
Gen1

Time

#NextStrt del #NextStp del

Gen 3 Running Unloading / Cooling

#NextStrt del #NextStp del

Gen 2 Running Unloading / Cooling

Gen 1 = Running, Loaded

BO Syst res OK

Start/Stop conditions in Power management


Reserve Actual Reserve Start condition Stop condition
Absolute ARstrt = PgNom PgAct ARstrt < #LdResStrt ARstp > #LdResStp
kW / kVA ARstp = Pg*Nom PgAct
Relative RRstrt = [(PgNom PgAct) / PgNom].100% RRstrt < #%LdResStrt RRstp > #%LdResStp
% RRstp = [(Pg*Nom PgAct) / Pg*Nom].100%

Where
ARstrt Actual Absolute reserve in kW or kVA - for engine start calculation.
ARstp Actual Absolute reserves in kW or kVA - for engine stop calculation.
RRstrt Actual Relative reserve in % - for engine start calculation.
RRstp Actual Relative reserves in % - for engine stop calculation.

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PgNom Sum of Nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus.
Pg*Nom Sum of Nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be stopped.
PgAct 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

LOAD

G1 G2 G3
1.controller 2.controller 3.controller
Basic settings: Basic settings: Basic settings:
Contr.addr = 1 Contr.addr = 2 Contr.addr = 3
Pwr management: Pwr management: Pwr management:
#Pwr mgmt mode = RUN HOURS EQU #Pwr mgmt mode = RUN HOURS EQU #Pwr mgmt mode = RUN HOURS EQU
Priority ctrl = MASTER Priority ctrl = SLAVE Priority ctrl = SLAVE
RunHoursBase = 100 h RunHoursBase = 200 h RunHoursBase = 300 h
#RunHrsMaxDiff = 10 h #RunHrsMaxDiff = 10 h #RunHrsMaxDiff = 10 h
Control group = COMMON Control group = COMMON Control group = COMMON

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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LOAD

G1 G2 G3
1.controller 2.controller 3.controller
Basic settings: Basic settings: Basic settings:
Contr.addr = 1 Contr.addr = 2 Contr.addr = 3
Pwr management: Pwr management: Pwr management:
#Pwr mgmt mode = LD DEMAND SWAP #Pwr mgmt mode = LD DEMAND SWAP #Pwr mgmt mode = LD DEMAND SWAP
Priority ctrl = MASTER Priority ctrl = SLAVE Priority ctrl = SLAVE
#PwrBandContr1 = 1 #PwrBandContr1 = 1 #PwrBandContr1 = 1
#PwrBandContr2 = 2 #PwrBandContr2 = 2 #PwrBandContr2 = 2
#PwrBandContr3 = 2+3 #PwrBandContr3 = 2+3 #PwrBandContr3 = 2+3
#PwrBandChngDlUp = 10 s #PwrBandChngDlUp = 10 s #PwrBandChngDlUp = 10 s
#PwrBandChngDlDn = 10 s #PwrBandChngDlDn = 10 s #PwrBandChngDlDn = 10 s
Control group = COMMON Control group = COMMON Control group = COMMON

Pwr management of splitted group


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.
LOAD1 LOAD 2
BTB

G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
1.controller 2.controller 3.controller 4.controller 5.controller
Basic settings: Basic settings: Basic settings: Basic settings: Basic settings:
Contr.addr = 1 Contr.addr = 2 Contr.addr = 3 Contr.addr = 4 Contr.addr = 5
Pwr management: Pwr management: Pwr management: Pwr management: Pwr management:
Control group = 1 Control group = 1 Control group = 2 Control group = 2 Control group = 2
GroupLinkLeft = 1 GroupLinkLeft = C GroupLinkLeft = C GroupLinkLeft = C GroupLinkLeft = C
GroupLinkRight = 2 GroupLinkRight = C GroupLinkRight = C GroupLinkRight = C GroupLinkRight = C
BI Group link

Control group 1. Control group 2.

BTB feedback

Load shedding
All LOAD SHED outputs are activated (closed) to trip the unessential load when gen-set group goes to
island:
a) Before MGCB closes after mains fail and gen-set group is instructed to start in AUT mode (MGCB
application only).
b) Before first GCB closes after mains fail and gen-set group is instructed to start in AUT mode (MCB
application only).
c) When MCB opens from parallel to mains operation in AUT mode (transit to island parallel operation)
d) Before MCB is opened in MAN mode by button (transit to island parallel operation).

The load shedding function is active in all controller modes except OFF. Load shedding works based on
mains import value or the total gen-set group active power (setpoint LdShedBased on).

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Load shedding has three steps and each step is linked with its own Load shed x binary output. There is only
one load shed level and delay for all three steps as well as recon level and delay. Load shed can only move
from one step to the next, e.g. No LoadShed to LdShed S1 to LdShed S2 to LdShed S3 and vice versa.
If manual reconnection of the load is desired, the AutoLd recon setpoint needs to be disabled (AutoLd recon
= DISABLED) and the MAN load recon binary input needs to be configured.
Rising edge on this input resets the controller to a lower stage, but only if the load is under the Ld recon level
at that moment.

LdShed stage 1
Load shedding: Ld shed level
ManualLdRecon Ld shed delay LdShed stage 2
Ld recon level
Ld recon delay LdShed stage 3
AutoLd recon

Hint:
If no Load Shedding outputs are configured, there is no record to history and no scrren timer indication of the
activity of this function.

Mains import/Gen- sets power

Ld shed level

closed
BO LdShed stage 1
closed
BO LdShed stage 2
closed
BO LdShed stage 3

Ld shed Ld shed Ld shed


delay delay delay

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Load reconnection automatic -> AutoLd recon = ENABLED

Mains import/Gen-sets power

Ld recon level

BO LdShed stage 1 opened

BO LdShed stage 2 opened

BO LdShed stage 3 opened

Ld recon Ld recon Ld recon


delay delay delay

Load reconnection manual -> AutoLd recon = DISABLED

Mains import / Gen- sets power


Ld recon level

opened
BO L dShed stage 3

opened
BO L dShed stage 2

opened
BO L dShed stage1

BI ManLdRecon
no
action

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Peak shaving
The Peak shaving function is active only in AUTO mode. Peak shaving works on mains import value where
load consumption increased over defined level anad the gen-set group has to be started. Peak shaving
function has one common delay for activation/deactivation. Peak level start > stop level!

Actual power [ kW ]

PeakLevelStart
PeakLevelStop

Time

Sys start/stop

PeakAutS/S del PeakAutS/S del

System load control modes


System load control modes are determined by setpoints ProcessControl:Mload ctrl PtM and SysLdCtrl PtM.

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SYSBLD->LS
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:Mload
ctrl PtM = SYSBLD->LS.

ANEXSYSBLD->LS
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:Mload
ctrl PtM = ANEXSYSBLD->LS.

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IMP/EXP
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:Mload
ctrl PtM = IMP/EXP.

ANEXT IMP/EXP
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:Mload
ctrl PtM = ANEXT IMP/EXP.

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T BY PWR
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:Mload
ctrl PtM = T BY PWR.

System PF control modes


System PF control modes are determined by setpoints ProcessControl:MPF ctrl PtM and SysPFCtrl PtM.

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PF IMP/EXP
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:MPF
ctrl PtM = PF IMP/EXP.

PF ANEXT IMP/EXP
Following diagram shows the way of calculation of requested gen-set group power if ProcessControl:MPF
ctrl PtM = PF ANEXT IMP/EXP.

PLC functions
Number of PLC functions is the same for IM-NT and IS-NT. See description in IGS-NT-Application guide-
x.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
ComAp mains controllers provide following range of mains protections.
For each protection adjustable limit and time delay are available.

IM-NT,
ANSI CODE PROTECTION
IM-NT-BB

59 Overvoltage
27 Undervoltage
47 Voltage Assymetry
81H Overfrequency
81L Underfrequency
51 AC Inverse Time Overcurrent
46 Current Unbalance
32 Overload
25 Synchronism Check
47 Phase Rotation
37 Undercurrent @
55 Power Factor @

Note: - excluded; - included


@
- can be created using universal protections

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

Protection types
Level Protection types Abbrevi Controller action Record Fault reset
ation needed
1 History record Hst none History only NO
1 Alarm only Al none Alarmlist only YES
1 Warning Wrn none Alarmlist and YES
History
1 AL indication ALI none Alarmlist only NO
1 A+H indication AHI none Alarmlist and NO
History
2 Mains protection MP Controller opens MCB, no History only NO
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fault reset needed after alarm
inactivation
2 Mains protection MPR Controller opens MCB, MCB Alarmlist and YES
with fault reset cannot be closed before History
alarm inactivation and fault
reset
X Fail sensor Fls Can be indicated when Alarmlist and Configurable
Analog input value is 6% History
out of sensor characteristic
range. Fls can optionally
activate corresponding (e.g.
Sd) Analog input protection
as well.

Default protections in MCB/MGCB applications


Fixed firmware based
Protection Corresponding setpoints
Mains:
IDMT current MPR Mains protect: Mns2Inom prot;Mains2Inom del
IDMT Active power MPR Mains protect: Mns2POvrldProt; OverlStrtEval;
2POvrldStEvDel
Vector shift MP Mains protect: VectorS prot; VectorS limit
ROCOF MP Mains protect: ROCOF Win, ROCOF df/dt
Mains voltage: Um1>, Um1<, MP Mains protect: Mains >V MP; Mains <V MP;
Um2>, Um2<, Um3>, Um3< Mains V del
Mains frequency: fm<, fm> MP Mains protect: Mains >f; Mains <f; Mains f del

Bus:
Bus voltage Hst Bus protect: Bus >V Hst; Bus <V Hst; Bus V del
Bus frequency Hst Bus protect: Bus >f; Bus <f; Bus f del

Default - configurable:
Mains voltage unbalance MP Mains protect: Mains V unbal; Mains Vunb del
Mains current unbalance MP Mains protect: Mains I unbal; Mains Iunb del
Bus voltage unbalance Hst Bus protect: Bus V unbal; Bus Vunb del
Batt <V, Batt >V Wrn Analog protect: Batt >V; Batt <V; Batt volt del

Mains voltage and frequency protections - limits and indications


Basic settings:
VoltProtSelect = PHASE- NEUTRAL
Mains protect:: MP L1 under
MP L2 under
Mains >V MP MP L3 under
Mains <V MP MP L1 over
Mains V del MP L2 over
MP L3 over
Mains >f
Mains <f MP fm over
Mains f del MP fm under

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Basic settings:
VoltProtSelect = PHASE - PHASE

Mains protect:: MP L12 under


MP L23 under
Mains >V MP MP L31 under
Mains <V MP MP L12 over
Mains V del MP L23 over
MP L31 over
Mains >f
Mains <f MP fm over
Mains f del MP fm under

Bus voltage and frequency protections - limits and indications


Basic settings:
VoltProtSelect = PHASE- NEUTRAL
Bus protect:: Vb L 1 under
Vb L 2 under
Bus > V Hst Vb L 3 under
Bus < V Hst Vb L 1 over
Bus V del Vb L 2 over
Vb L3 over
Bus > f
Bus <f fbus over
Bus f del fbus under

Basic settings:
VoltProtSelect = PHASE- PHASE

Bus protect:: Vb L12 under


Vb L23 under
Bus > V Hst Vb L31 under
Bus < V Hst Vb L12 over
Bus V del Vb L23 over
Vb L31 over
Bus > f
Bus <f fbus over
Bus f del fbus under

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Controller operation states
Controller can operate in following states

MainsOper MCB application: MCB feedback is active, all GCB feedbacks are not active, Mains
parameters are within limits
MGCB application: MCB feedback is active, MGCB feedback is not active, Mains
parameters are within limits
MainsFlt MCB application: Mains parameters are not within limits
MGCB application: MGCB feedback is not active, Mains parameters are not within
limits
ValidFlt MCB application: Mains parameters are not within limits and AMF
settings:EmergStart del elapsed
MGCB application: MGCB feedback is not active, Mains parameters are not within
limits and AMF settings:EmergStart del elapsed
IslOper MCB application: MCB feedback is not active, at least one GCB feedback is active,
Mains parameters are not within limits
MGCB application: MCB feedback is not active, MGCB feedback is active, Mains
parameters are not within limits
MainsRet MCB application: MCB feedback is not active, at least one GCB feedback is active,
Mains parameters are within limits
MGCB application: MCB feedback is not active, MGCB feedback is active, Mains
parameters are within limits
MCB off MCB application: MCB feedback is not active, all GCB feedbacks are not active
Brks off MGCB application: MCB and MGCB feedbacks are not active
Synchro MGCB application: MCB feedback is active, MGCB feedback is not active,
synchronization is allowed and started
RevSync MCB application: MCB feedback is not active, at least one GCB feedback is active,
reverse synchronization is allowed and started
MGCB application: MCB feedback is not active, MGCB feedback is active, reverse
synchronization is allowed and started
ParalOper MCB application: MCB feedback is active, at least one GCB feedback is active
MGCB application: MCB and MGCB feedbacks are active

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

BOUT

AOUT
Module name
BIN

AIN Note

IM-NT controller 6 6 0 0 Controller I/O.


IGS-PTM 8 8 4 1 Standard I/O extension module.
IS-AIN8 - - 8 - Standard I/O extension module.
IS-BIN16/8 16 8 - - Standard I/O extension module.
IGL-RA15 - 15 - - 15 Green, Red, Yellow LED panel.
I-AOUT8 - - - 8 8 Analog outputs

VPIO 8 8 - - Virtual periphery I/O module.


SHBIN 8 - - - SHared (virtual) Binary INput module
SHBOUT - 8 - - SHared (virtual) Binary OUTput module
SHAIN - - 4 - Shared (virtual) Analog Input module
SHAOUT - - - 4 Shared (virtual) Analog OUTput module
PLC x x x x Programmable (internal) logic module.

Hint:
For more details about Virtual peripherals (Shared and Internal virtual I/O periphery and PLC) see IGS-NT-
Application guide-2.4.pdf.

Binary Inputs - Control


Rem start/stop
If the input closes (AUT mode only), the controller activates the binary output Sys start/stop in order to start
the gen-set group (to enable the start setpoint ProcessControl:ParallelEnable should not be set to NO). In
MGCB application, the MGCB can be closed before the output activation (see setpoint description
ProcessControl:MGCBparalClose).

AccessLock int
If the input is closed, no setpoints can be adjusted from the controller front panel.
Hint:
For IS-NT, this input is controlling the display #1, which is supposed to be attached to or close to the main
module.
As the controller mode (OFF-MAN-AUT-TEST) is one of the setpoints, not even that can be changed.
The START, STOP, 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/IS-Display #2.
Hint:
It is not possible to start and stop the gen-set, change controller mode or control breaker.

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:
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Use these inputs to lock out the selected terminals for setpoint changes and commands (statistic, password
and access code change). 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. The only active function (in MCB, MGCB applications) is
closing of the MCB if healthy mains voltage is sensed and there is no counter voltage on the gen-set side;
and vice versa, opening of the MCB if mains voltage fails (only if some other conditions are met).

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.

Remote TEST
Active binary input forces the controller mode to TEST.
Hint:
Use this input for periodic gen-set group tests (in combination with Timer module). In this case the IM-NT
output Sys start/stop is activated, which on the other side should be connected to all gen-set controllers Sys
start/stop inputs to ensure their start for the test purposes.

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.
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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)).

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.

Be aware that all outputs related to PLC functions remain functional!

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.

StartButton
Binary input has the same function as START button on the controller front panel. It is active in MAN mode
only.

StopButton
Binary input has the same function as STOP button on the controller front panel. It is active in MAN mode
only.
Hint:
Start and Stop buttons (or inputs) in MAN mode toggle the gen-set group start command signal (BO Sys
start/stop) that is output from IM-NT.
Setpoint Basic settings: Local Button can influence button functionality.

MCBButton
Binary input has the same function as MCB button on the controller front panel. It is active in MAN and
TEST modes only. In TEST mode in some special cases only (see description TEST mode).

MGCBButton MGCB application only


Binary input has the same function as MGCB button on the controller front panel. It is active in MAN and
TEST modes only. In TEST mode in some special cases only (see description TEST mode).
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Hint:
All Binary inputs, which simulate controller front panel buttons, are edge (no level) sensitive, and they react
on the rising edge only.

ManualLdRecon
The rising edge on this input switches the controller to the lower Load Shedding stage when AutoLd recon =
DISABLED and the load is under Ld recon level.

Test on load
Affects the behavior in TEST mode. Before the activation of this function

1. adjust setpoint AMF settings: ReturnTo mains = DISABLED (MGCB application only)
2. adjust ProcessControl: MFStart enable = YES.
3. switch controller to Test on load mode (see drawing below)

Gen-set group starts and goes to load (in MGCB application, the MGCB is closed first; the gen-sets are
synchronized to the mains and close their GCBs) automatically when this input is closed even if Mains is OK.
Gen-set group stays running in parallel with mains during the soft load transfer from the mains to the gen-set
group until power import from Mains goes under 5% of Nominal power but at least for BreakerOverlap time.
When the load is bigger than the sum of Nominal power of all loaded gen-sets, MCB stays closed, BO
WrnTstOnLdFail is closed and warning message is issued (WrnTstOnLdFail).

MCB application:
When the controller is switched from Test on load mode (and Mains is OK), it synchronizes the MCB and
switches off the Sys start/stop output.

MGCB application:
When the controller is switched from Test on load mode (and Mains is OK), it synchronizes the MCB, stays
running in parallel for BreakerOverlap time (soft load transfer), opens MGCB and switches off the Sys
start/stop output.
During the load transfer from the gen-set group to the mains can the BreakerOverlap time be shortened due
to the influence of: Load ramp, MGCB open level, MGCB open del setpoints.

0V
batt TestOnLoad IM-NT
Remote TEST AMF settings: ReturnTo
mains = DISABLED

Hint:
It is possible to configure both binary inputs (Remote TEST and Test on load) to only one controller physical
binary input internally.

MCB disable
The input blocks the MCB closing, even if all other conditions for its closing are fulfilled. Valid in all modes.

MGCB disable MGCB application only


The input blocks the MGCB closing, even if all other conditions for its closing are fulfilled. Valid in all modes.

Force sync MCB application only


The controller will react on this input only if it is in AUT ctrl (FOLLOW).
If the input is closed, controller will start to synchronize to 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 synchronization will start only if it is allowed by actual setting of Synchro enable.

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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.

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!

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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.

Binary inputs Status information


MCB feedback
Mains Circuit Breaker positive feedback input (closed if MCB is closed). This is a primary source for the
controller about the status of the MCB.
Hint:
The controller decides based on this signal whether the gen-set group is running in mains parallel or in island
parallel operation. Obviously, in MGCB application this depends on the status of MGCB as well.

MCB fdb neg


Mains Circuit Breaker negative feedback input (closed if MCB 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 MCB fail
alarm is activated.

MGCB feedback MGCB application only


Master Generator Circuit Breaker positive feedback input (closed if MGCB is closed). This is a primary
source for the controller about the status of the MGCB.

MGCB fdb neg MGCB application only


Generator Circuit Breaker negative feedback input (closed if GCB 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 MGCB 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.
Hint:
If ForceValue input is active then forced setpoint is marked with F on the controler screen and in
InteliMonitor is presented with violet color.

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.

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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
selector switch is used.

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.

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Binary outputs Breaker control
MCB close/open
The output controls the mains circuit breaker. It is intended for contactors provides a continual active signal
if MCB should be closed.
Hint:
Use binary output inversion (in GenConfig during configuration) to achieve that closed output = breaker
opened. External relay logic can assure closed MCB in the case of controllers power supply loss.

MCB ON coil
The pulse output for MCB closing. If MCB 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.

MCB OFF coil


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

MCB UV coil
MCB undervoltage coil. Output is closed if mains values are within limits and MCB is ready to be closed. It is
opened if MCB should be open, and then closed again if mains electric values are in limits. If MCB
synchronizing is enabled, the opening pulse length is 2s, if not, pulse length is 5s.

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

GCB disable MCB application only


This output can be used for MCB x GCBs interlock in the case of an MCB controlled from the 230 V. The
typical sequence after the mains fail, when GCB disable output is important, is shown below:
Mains fails, MCB cannot be opened as there is no voltage to open it (setpoint MCB opens on = GEN
RUNNING).
Output GCB disable is connected to inputs GCB disable in gen-set controllers to block their closing to a dead
bus with MCB still closed; virtual periphery can be used to distribute the GCB disable signal.
Output GCB disable gets active together with the Sys start/stop output (command from IM-NT to start the
gen-set group after the mains fail).
As soon as the gen-sets start, their voltage can be used to open the MCB; the GCB disable signal
deactivates (with a delay FwRet break after the MCB has been opened), enabling the GCB closing in gen-
set controllers.

MGCBclose/open MGCB application only


The output controls the master generator circuit breaker. It is intended for contactors provides a continual
active signal if MGCB should be closed.

MGCB ON coil MGCB application only


The pulse output for MGCB closing. If MGCB 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.

MGCB OFF coil MGCB application only


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

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MGCB UV coil MGCB application only
MGCB undervoltage coil. Output is closed if bus values are within limits (i.e. at least one GCB has been
closed) and MGCB is ready to be closed. It is opened if MGCB should be open, and then closed again if bus
electric values are in limits. If MGCB synchronizing is enabled, the opening pulse length is 2s, if not, pulse
length is 5s.

MGCB status MGCB application only


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

LdShed stage 1
LdShed stage 2
LdShed stage 3
Outputs for Load shedding. See description below:
Mains import/Gen- sets power

Ld shed level

closed
BO LdShed stage 1
closed
BO LdShed stage 2
closed
BO LdShed stage 3

Ld shed Ld shed Ld shed


delay delay delay

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Load reconnection automatic -> AutoLd recon = ENABLED

Mains import/Gen-sets power

Ld recon level

BO LdShed stage 1 opened

BO LdShed stage 2 opened

BO LdShed stage 3 opened

Ld recon Ld recon Ld recon


delay delay delay

Load reconnection manual -> AutoLd recon = DISABLED


Hint:
If no Load Shedding outputs are configured, there is no record to history and no scrren timer indication of the
activity of this function.

Mains import/Gen-sets power


Ld recon level

opened
BO LdShed stage 3

opened
BO LdShed stage 2

opened
BO LdShed stage 1

BI Man load recon


no
action

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.

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Binary outputs Status information
Ready for load MGCB application only
The output closes when the gen-set group is running (Sys start/stop is active) and output SystReady is
active (i.e. sufficient number of gen-sets in Power management is available).
The MGCB is already closed or is able to be closed.

ForwardSynchro MGCB application only


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

ReverseSynchro
The output is closed during reverse synchronizing (gen-set group with load) and opens when MCB status
gets active (= MCB was closed). The output can be used for external synchronizing module control.

Off mode
Man mode
Aut mode
Test mode
These outputs follow the actual controller mode.

MainsParams OK
The output is copy of mains status LED on controller front panel. The output is closed if mains electric values
are in limits
immediately if MCB is opened or Mains protect protection on binary input is active
after a delay if MCB is closed

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

GSG params OK
The output is closed if bus electric values are in limits and there is a sufficient number of loaded gen-sets not
having 2nd level alarm active (when only 1st level alarm is active, the output is closed).
Hint:
Sufficient number = actual load < total nominal power of all loaded gen-sets not having 2nd level alarm active.
The output is deactivated if one of the loaded gen-sets starts to softly unload because it is having some
problems (Stp or BOC protection active), and there is no sufficient nominal power left on the bus. The output
is not deactivated during the waiting stage of the Stp protection (i.e. waiting for another gen-set to start and
replace the failing one).

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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StartButnEcho
Start button echo reflects START button pressing from the panel, binary input or remote command is issued
(from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

StopButnEcho
Stop button echo reflects STOP button pressing from the the panel, binary input or remote command is
issued (from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

FltResButnEcho
Fault Reset button echo reflects FAULT Reset button pressing from the panel, binary input or remote
command is issued (from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

HrnResButnEcho
Horn Reset Button echo reflects HORN button pressing from the the panel, binary input or remote command
is issued (from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

MCBButnEcho
MCB button echo reflects MCB button pressing from the the panel, binary input or remote command is
issued (from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

MGCBButnEcho MGCB application only


MGCB button echo reflects MGCB button pressing from the the panel, binary input or remote command is
issued (from PC software, SMS, ...). Output is active for 1s.

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.

CtrlHBeat FD
Output activates if signal on binary input CtrlHBeat sens does not correspond to the right form (log 1 / log 0 -
500 ms / 500 ms; +/- 100 ms) which indicates fault (watchdog) of the other controller. This output can be
used for primary controller blocking (switching to Emerg. manual, disconnecting BO, ...) and mainly for
disconnecting of BI "Emerg. manual" of this controller. What means that the backup controller assumes
engine control.

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

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

Reserved
These outputs are reserved for internal states. It is not recommended to use it in any configuration.

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.

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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.

EnginesSwapped
The output generates 100 ms pulse in case two gen-sets exchange their priorities due to diference between
Maximal running hours and Minimal running hours value (active when Pwr management:#PriorAutoSwap
set to RUN HOURS EQU).

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.

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 MP
The output closes if any Mains protection-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no Mains protection-
type alarm is active. No FAULT RESET needed.

Common MPR
The output closes if any Mains protection with fault Reset-type alarm appears. The output opens, if no
Mains protection 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:

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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 are driven by Breaker Open and
Breaker Open with fault Reset protections.

Alarm activity (Wrn)


Fault reset
Alarm activity ended
BO: CommonActLev 1
before the reset.

BO: CommonAlLev 1

BO: Alarm

Alarm activity (Wrn)


Fault reset
Alarm activity ended
BO: CommonActLev 1
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 BOp and 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.

Vmains <>
The output closes if the mains over/under voltage is detected.

Vbus <>
The output closes if the bus over/under voltage is detected.

fmains <>
The output closes if the mains over/under frequency is detected.

fbus <>
The output closes if the bus over/under frequency is detected.

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Mains OK
The output is closed if healthy mains voltage is present even if mains protection configured on binary input is
active. It opens immediately if mains voltage or frequency gets out of the limits.

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

Mains fail
The output is open if healthy mains voltage is present and stays open if mains protection configured on
binaty input is active regardless of MCB status. It closes with a delay given by mains protections if mains
voltage or frequency gets out of the limits.

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

Mains/Bus OK
faulty

Mains/Bus OK

Mains/Bus fail

Mains V del or
Mains f del or
Bus V del or
Bus f del

VectorShiftTrp
The output closes if the Vector shift protection gets active and the controller actually trips the selected
breaker. The output stays closed for 3s, then opens again.

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

MPR PmainsIDMT
The output closes if the mains 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.

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Binary outputs Configurable prog. states
MCB fail
Output closes when MCB fail is detected.

MGCB fail MGCB application only


Output closes when MGCB fail is detected.

Sync timeout MGCB application only


The output is closed when the alarm Sync timeout is active.

RevSyncTimeout
The output is closed when the alarm RevSyncTimeout is active and Wrn Rsync fail is presented.

WrnTstOnLdFail
If Test on load function is activated (by closing corresponding BI), and there is not enough power to transfer
all the load from mains to generators, the output closes after the Load ramp delay elapses. Together with
that, the message WrnTstOnLdFail appears in Alarm list.

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


Sys start/stop
The output serves for easy interfacing with IG/IS-NT controllers. It can be directly connected to their Sys
start/stop inputs which serve to control a group of gen-sets.
The signal can get active:
a) If binary input Rem start/stop gets active (AUT mode only).
b) If AMF condition is sensed in IM-NT and the gen-set group should be started as stand-by power
source (AUT mode only).
c) If PeakShaving function senses that it is suitable to start the gen-set group in order to lower the
mains import (AUT mode only).
d) If Start button is pressed on IM-NT front panel or remotely (MAN mode only). The signal can be
deactivated by pressing the Stop button. If the controller is switched from AUT to MAN mode, the
internal status of the flip-flop circuit created by Start-Stop buttons is set to follow the previous state in
AUT mode. E.g. if the gen-set group has run in an AMF situation in AUT mode, switching to MAN will
not stop it (= Sys start/stop output stays active).

The signal can get inactive:


a) If binary inpu Rem start/stop gets inactive (AUT mode only)
b) If mains is recovered and after MCB is clossed (synchro enable). If Synchro enable = none than Sys
start/stop signal gets inactive after mains is recovered.
c) If required power is under PeakLevelStop during PeakAutS/S del Sys start/stop gets inactive.
d) If STOP button is pressed on IM-NT front panel or remotely (MAN mode only). Sys start/stop button
stayed in the previous state despite of mode changing.

Hint:

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For MGCB application - in a) and c) cases, before the output Sys start/stop is activated, the MGCB close
command is issued. This makes it easier to bring the gen-sets to the mains-parallel operation.
If MGCB should stay open until all required gen-sets are synchronized on the generator bus (without load),
adjust the setpoint MGCBparalClose to NO.

SystReady
The output is closed when the system is able to reach (not reached !) requested power reserve.

Syst res OK
The output closes when selected system load reserve is achieved within the gen-set group.
PBNom > PAkt + Reserve
PBNom Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets in the gen-set logical group
PAkt System load
Reserve 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.

AllAvailGS run
The output gets closed if all gen-sets available to take part in PMS are running and loaded. All gen-sets
having the same logical group (Pwr management: Control group) as this controller has are considered +
gen-sets from other logical groups if those are currently linked with controllers logical group (using
GroupLink feature).

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Analog values
Value Description Dimension
EnginePriority Actual engine priority -
kX = kW or
Act Reserve Actual load reserve kVA
kX = kW or
LoadRes start Load reserve for start kVA
kX = kW or
LoadRes stop Load reserve for stop kVA
ActRes rel Actual relative load reserve %
ResStart rel Load reserve for start %
ResStp rel Load reserve for stop %

TotRunPact Sum of active power kW


TotRunPnomAll Sum of nominal power of all loaded gen-sets kW
Sum of nominal power of all gen-sets available for power
TotAvlbPnom management kW
TotRunPnom Sum of nominal power of loaded gen-sets in power management kW

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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 IMON.
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.
Any password can be changed once that level password or higher has been entered. 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 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.
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.

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#SysPFCtrl PtM [ BASEPF / VSHARING ]
BASEPF 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.
VSHARING The power factor is equalized with other gen-sets according to the actual reactive load.
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.

Import load [ kW ]
Requested power from / to mains when MLoad ctrl PtM = IMP/EXP or when Export limitation function is
active i.e. Export limit = ENABLED.
Step: 1 kW
Range: -32000kW to +32000 kW

Import PF [ ]
Requested power factor on the mains side when MPF ctrl PtM = IMP/EXP. Value bigger than 1.00 means
capacitive PF (leading) load character.
Step: 0.01
Range: 0.60 to 1.20

MLoad ctrl PtM [ SYSBLD->LS / ANEXSYSBLD->LS / IMP/EXP / ANEXT


IMP/EXP / T BY PWR ] (FV)
MLoad ctrl PtM selects control mode for parallel to mains operation. Any of modes listed below requires the
setpoint #SysLdCtrl PtM = LDSHARING.
SYSBLD->LS: Gen-set group is loaded at preadjusted level given by ProcessControl:
#SysBaseLoad, but controlled via IM-NT power control loop and subsequently Load
Sharing line. This enables the Export limit function to be used in IM-NT.
ANEXSYSBLD->LS: Gen-set group is loaded according to the requested value given by an external device
via Analog input MLC:AnExSysBld (configured in IM-NT). This enables IM-NT to
control the gen-sets via the Load Sharing line. Optionally, Export limit function can be
used.
IMP/EXP: Gen-set group is loaded according to imported/exported power from/to mains to
achieve ProcessControl: Import load. However, in some cases the requested value
would bring the gen-sets to overload or reverse power, so their requested power
would be limited and consequently Import load not matched.
ANEXT IMP/EXP: Gen-set group is loaded according to imported/exported power from/to mains to
achieve the requested value given by an external device via Analog input
MLC:AnExI/E. However, in some cases the requested value would bring the gen-sets
to overload or reverse power, so their requested power would be limited and
consequently the value given by the analog input not matched.
T BY PWR: Gen-set group power is changed to keep required temperature, measured via an
analog input (configured in IM-NT). Optionally, Export limit function can be used.

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Soft Unload [ STANDARD / AuxCTGen / AuxCTLoad ]
This setpoint defines the way of evaluation of unloaded state for MGCB opening. It is useful especially for
multimains systems where a group of gensets supplies more loads:
STANDARD: The MGCB is opened at the moment when TotRunPact value is lower than MGCB open lev
or after MGCB open del elapsed. In multimains systems this can lead to the situation when
loads are supplied from one Mains incomer while the gensets are unloaded and at the
moment when corresponding MGCB is opened the gensets receive jump load from other
loads. To avoid this situation there are two other modes of operation.
AuxCTGen: Auxiliary current measurement (AUX CURRENT terminal) can be used to measure actual
current through MGCB to enable to regulate the incoming power from the Mains and from
the gensets in the way that gensets stop supplying respective load but continue supplying
other load in the system. The CT is expected to be placed between MGCB and bus and
must be connected to L3. The MGCB is opened when the power over MGCB counted from
this auxiliary current and voltage is lower than MGCB open lev or after MGCB open del
elapsed.

IM-NT 1xI Aux


( MCB)
LOAD
3xUM

3xUB

CAN
3xIM

CAN
3x
MCB1
3x
GCB1
G1
3x

MGCB 1

3xUG
3xUB
CAN

3xIG
IG/ IS-NT

1xI Aux
IM-NT
( MCB)

CAN
3xUM

3xUB
3xIM

MCB2
3x GCB 2
G2
3x

MGCB 2
3x
3xUG
3xUB

CAN
3xIG

LOAD

IG/IS-NT

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AuxCTLoad: Auxiliary current measurement (AUX CURRENT terminal) can be used to measure actual
current to the load to enable to regulate the incoming power from the Mains and from the
gensets in the way that gensets stop supplying respective load but continue supplying other
load in the system. The CT is expected to be placed on load connection and must be
connected to L3. The MGCB is opened when the power to the load counted from this
auxiliary current and voltage is lower than Mains import power plus MGCB open lev or after
MGCB open del elapsed.

IM-NT 1xI Aux


( MCB)
LOAD
3xUM

3xUB

CAN
3xIM

3x CAN

3x
GCB1
G1
3x

MCB1 MGCB 1

3xUG
3xUB
CAN

3xIG
IG/ IS-NT

1xI Aux
IM-NT
( MCB)

CAN
3xUM

3xUB
3xIM

MCB2
3x GCB 2
G2
3x

MGCB 2
3x
3xUG
3xUB

CAN
3xIG

LOAD

IG/IS-NT

MPF ctrl PtM [ IMP/EXP / ANEXT IMP/EXP ] (FV)


MPF ctrl PtM selects control mode of power factor for parallel to mains operation. Any of modes listed below
requires the setpoint #SysPFCtrl PtM = VSHARING.
IMP/EXP: Gen-set group power factor is controlled according to imported/exported power factor
at the mains side to achieve ProcessControl: Import PF. However, in some cases
the requested value would bring the gen-sets out of the range 0.6L 0.8C, so their
requested power factor would be limited and consequently Import PF not matched.
ANEXT IMP/EXP: Gen-set group power factor is controlled according to imported/exported power factor
at the mains side to achieve the requested value given by an external device via
Analog input MPF:AnExI/E. However, in some cases the requested value would bring
the gen-sets out of the range 0.6L 0.8C, so their requested power factor would be
limited and consequently the value given by the analog input not matched.

I/E-Pm meas [ NONE / CT INPUTS / ANALOG INPUT ]


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

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NONE: No source for I/E active power measurement available. If selected (and setpoint
#SysLdCtrl PtM = LDSHARING), power control defaults to SysBaseLoad via LS.
CT INPUTS: Mains I/E active power (Pm) is measured and calculated from controllers current
terminals.
ANALOG INPUT: Mains I/E active power is measured by an external device and the controller measures
this value via analog input MLC:I/E-Pm. In the case of a sensor fail at that analog
input, this setpoint is internally re-adjusted to NONE position.

I/E-Qm 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. This is to suppress uncontrolled
drifting of the gen-set group in parallel to the mains operation.
CT INPUTS: Mains I/E reactive power (Qm) is measured and calculated from controllers current
terminals.
ANALOG INPUT: Mains I/E reactive power is measured by an external device and the controller
measures this value via analog input MPF:I/E-Qm. In the case of a sensor fail at that
analog input, this setpoint is internally re-adjusted to NONE position.
Hint:
Setpoints I/E-Pm meas and I/E-Qm meas are internally interlocked. That means if at least one of them is set
to CT INPUTS, both Pm and Qm 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.

PeakLevelStart [ kW ] (FV)
Load consumption level the gen-set group has to start at. Function is active only for PeakAutS/S del <> OFF.
Gen-set start command is PeakAutS/S del delayed after the consumption of the Load exceeds the
PeakLevelStart limit.
Step: 1 kW
Range: PeakLevelStop to 32000 kW
Hint:
The Peak start/stop function activates the common output signal Sys start/stop in IM-NT. The signal is
intended to be directly connected to Sys start/stop inputs of all gen-set controllers in the system, e.g. using
SHBIN/SHBOUT peripherals.
Example how it could be used is on page 14.

PeakLevelStop [ kW ] (FV)
Load consumption level the gen-set group has to stop at. Gen-set stop command is PeakAutS/Sdel delayed
after PeakLevelStop limit is reached. Load consumption is calculated (not directly measured) as a sum of all
gen-sets (Act power) and mains (P mains) active power.
Step: 1 kW
Range: 0 to PeakLevelStart kW

PeakAutS/S del [s] (FV)


Delay for automatic Peak start/stop function. Set to OFF to disable Peak aut start function.
Step: 1s
Range: OFF, 1 3200 s
Hint:
In MGCB application if this setpoint is set to non-zero value then when Mains returns the MGCB stays closed
and gensets are not stopped until this setpoint is set to OFF. This holds even for situation when import from
Mains is lower than PeakLevelStart.

Export limit [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


Protection against power export to the mains. The function limits gen-set group requested power to hold
import power higher or equal to the setpoint Import Load.
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Hint:
This function can be used in MLoad ctrl PtM = SYSBLD->LS / ANEXSYSBLD->LS / T BY PWR modes only.

TempByPwr Treq [ C ] (FV)


Requested temperature value for temperature control by generator power.
Before use, you have to configure the analog input MLC:TByPwr.
Step: 1 C
Range: 32000 C

TempByPwr gain [%]


Gain factor for Temperature by generator power control loop.
Step: 0,01 %
Range: 0,00 100,0 %

TempByPwr int [%]


Integration factor for Temperature by generator power control loop.
Step: 0,01 %
Range: 0,00 100,0 %

Overheat prot [ ENABLED / DISABLED ] (FV)


ENABLED: If the temperature measured from analog input MLC:TbyPwr exceeds the value TbyPwr
Treq the gen-set group power is decreased gradually. Particular gen-sets finish the ramp-
down at their Min Power PtM levels. If the temperature decreases below TbyPwr Treq the
gen-set group power is increased gradually to the original requested value (SysBaseload,
Imp/Exp....).
DISABLED: Overheat protection function is disabled. No power change if the temperature measured from
analog input MLC:TbyPwr exceeds the value TbyPwr Treq.

Island enable [ NO / YES ] (FV)


NO: No gen-set is started and during mains failure no command for start stop is issued.
YES: Allows to start gen-set in AUTO mode and cover the load during mains failure.

ParallelEnable [ NO / YES ] (FV)


NO: No parallel operation is allowed.
YES: A gen-set can be started and synchronized via his GCB or MGCB to the mains.
Hint:
Explanation of detailed behaviour is on page 7.

Synchro enable [ NONE / REVERSE / FORWARD / BOTH ] (FV)


MGCB application only
Enable or disable forward/reverse synchronization.
NONE: No synchronizing is enabled.
FORWARD: MGCB synchronizing is enabled.
REVERSE: MCB synchronizing is enabled.
BOTH: MGCB and MCB synchronizing are enabled.

Synchro enable [ NONE / REVERSE ] (FV)


MCB application only
Enable or disable reverse synchronization.
NONE: No synchronizing is enabled.
REVERSE: MCB synchronizing is enabled.

MFStart enable [ NO / YES ] (FV)


NO, YES: Enables or disables automatic mains failure start command to gen-set group.
Hint:

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The AMF function activates the common output signal Sys start/stop in IM-NT. The signal is intended to be
directly connected to Sys start/stop inputs of all gen-set controllers in the system, e.g. using
SHBIN/SHBOUT peripherals.

MGCBparalClose [ NO / YES / MCB CLOSED] (FV)


MGCB application only
NO, YES: Enables or disables automatic MGCB closing in the case that the Sys start/stop output is
activated.
In AUT mode, if the gen-set group is about to be started to mains-parallel operation, it is
suitable to close the MGCB first. The gen-sets then synchronize with the generator bus and
directly with the mains (both MCB and MGCB are closed). If this is not desired (from
whatever reason), the function can be blocked by adjusting this setpoint to NO. In that case,
the gen-sets are synchronized on the generator bus first (without load), and only after that
the MGCB synchronizing starts.

MCB CLOSED: Enables automatic MGCB closing after MCB is closed with 5s delay (In AUTO mode). If
Mains fail MGCB is opened after MCB is opened. When Synchronizing is enabled group of
gen-set is synchronized via MCB to the healthy mains. MGCB is closed only if 0V is on gen-
set bus bar and GCBs are opened. Return without synchronization follows with MGCB
opening running group of gen-set are stopped and MCB is closed.
Hint:
IM-NT cannot influence behavior of another control unit that is in MAN mode. It is dangerous to close
GCB on gen-set in MAN mode while parallel operation is disabled. IM-NT react on this with opening
MGCB but it could take short time till it received feedback from GCB and MGCB breaker is
automatically opened.

Connecting of a genset with non-ComAp controller to a common bus


In version 2.5 it was not possible to close MGCB in case that all ComAp genset controllers were switched off
and there was another (hire) genset supplying voltage to the bus bar.
From version 2.6 the IM-NT closes MGCB based on voltage present on the bus (provided that load reserve
is fulfilled) and is not checking the presence of IGS-NTs. For proper functionality in parallel to Mains
operation it is then necessary that the MGCBparalClose setpoint is set to YES.

MinPwr PtM [%] (FV)


Specifies the minimal power that must be exported to the Mains in percentage of the sum of nominals of all
running engines (TotRunPnom value).
Step: 1%
Range: 0 100 %

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.
In case of Mains fail the controller doesnt switch off the MCB.
Hint:
This setpoint is in MCB application only.

Mains coupling [ ENABLED / DISABLED] (FV)


ENABLED: The process of connecting a healthy mains to a bus, energized by another mains, provided
by IM-NT controller is allowed. The bus is energized either using another IM-NT controller,
connected by CAN bus to the IM-NT in charge. During mains coupling, it is possible that one
or more gen-sets are connected to the bus in parallel-to-mains operation, which can not be
affected by the IM-NT in charge. During mains coupling, the control of gen-set controllers
from IM-NT in charge by means of digital load sharing and VAr-sharing line is not used, and
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only passive check of voltage-matching conditions is provided. In case that the voltage-
matching conditions are fulfilled (phase, slip frequency, voltage match, dwell time), the MCB
or MGCB, if appropriate, is closed.
DISABLED: The controller blocks the MCB or MGCB closing in this situation.

Hint:
General rules:
In OFF mode, the mains coupling functionality is disabled.
Once the MCB or MGCB is closed using Mains coupling functionality and later the Process control:
Mains coupling is set to DISABLED, the breaker is not opened.
If the voltage on any side of the breaker gets out of protection limits during mains coupling, the
process is terminated automatically.
In case that at least one gen-set is connected to the generator bus, the limitations and rules of
interconnecting the generators and mains feeder are in effect as described in the manual on page 7,
regardless of whether the secondary mains is connected to the generator bus or not. This applies
e.g. to the setting of Process control: Island enable, ParallelEnable, Synchro enable, etc.
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.
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.

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

Vm InpRangeSel [ 277 V / 120 V ]


Mains voltage sensing inputs range selection.

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

Vb InpRangeSel [ 277 V / 120 V ]


Bus voltage sensing inputs range selection.
Step: 1V
Range: 80 30000 V
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MainsNomV [ V ] (FV)
Nominal mains 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!!!

MainsNomVph-ph [V]
Nominal mains voltage (phase to phase).
Step: 1V
Range: 130 60000 V
Hint:
Both Mains and Bus nominal voltages must be set to the same value when no PT is used.

BusNomV [ V ] (FV)
Nominal bus 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!!!

BusNomVph-ph [V]
Nominal bus voltage (phase to phase).
Step: 1V
Range: 130 60000 V
Hint:
Both Mains and Bus 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. 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.

NominMainsImp [ kW ] (FV)
Nominal power of the mains incomer. IDMT over load protection is based on this setpoint, as well as some
control loops internal adjustments.
Step: 1 kW
Range: 1 32000 kW

MainsCTprim [A]
Mains phases Current Transformers ratio primary side.
Step: 1A
Range: 1 15000 A

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MainsCTsec [ /5A / /1A ]
Mains phases Current Transformers ratio secondary side selection /5A or /1A.

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.

FixVoltProtSelect [ PHASE-NEUTRAL / PHASE-PHASE ]


PHASE-NEUTRAL: The mains/bus voltage protections are based on phase-to-neutral voltages.
PHASE-PHASE: The mains/bus 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 / TEST ] (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

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
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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
correctly.
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.

RS232(1)MdmIni [ ]
Auxiliary modem initialization string executed after the default modem initialization string. Used with
modem connected to the RS232(1) communication port.
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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.

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!

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

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

CANnegotiation [ OFF / AUT ]


This setpoint defines if CAN address is used in the standard way or CAN addresses are reconfigured
internally.
OFF The control unit has the same address which is necessary for communication. The address
can be changed only from InteliMonitor or controller screen.
AUT Controllers can change their addresses when are interconnected via CAN2 bus to prevent
CAN bus collision. Controller address is set up to different address if another unit with the
same address is detected on the CAN bus.

IP addr mode [ FIXED / AUTOMATIC ]


The setpoint is used to select the method how the ethernet connection is adjusted.
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FIXED: The ethernet connection is adjusted fixedly according to the setpoints IP address, Net mask,
Gateway IP, DNS IP. .
This method should be used for classic ethernet or Internet connection. When this type of connection
is opening the controller is specified by it's IP address. That means it would be inconvenient if the IP
address were not fixed (static).

AUTOMATIC: The ethernet connection settings is obtained automatically from the DHCP server. The
obtained settings is then copied to the related setpoints. If the process of obtaining the settings
from DHCP server is not successful the value 000.000.000.000 is copied to the setpoint IP
address and the module continues trying to obtain the settings.
This method is beneficial for AirGate connection as it makes the connection very easy, in fact
"plug and play". When this type of connection is opening the controller is specified by it's
AirGate ID and the IP address does not play any role.

IP address [-]
In fixed settings mode this setpoint is used to adjust the IP address of the ethernet interface of the controller.
Ask your IT specialist for help with this setting.
In Automatic settings mode this setpoint is used to display the IP address, which has been assigned by the
DHCP server.

Net mask [-]


In fixed settings mode this setpoint is used to adjust the IP address of the ethernet interface of the controller.
Ask your IT specialist for help with this setting.
In Automatic settings mode this setpoint is used to display the IP address, which has been assigned by the
DHCP server.

Gateway IP [-]
In fixed settings mode this setpoint is used to adjust the IP address of the gateway of the network segment
where the controller is connected.
In Automatic settings mode this setpoint is used to display the gateway IP address which has been assigned
by the DHCP server.
A gateway is a device which connects the respective segment with the other segments and/or Internet.

ComApProtoPort [ 1 to 255 ]
This setpoint is used to adjust the port, which is used for ethernet connection to a PC with any of ComAp PC
program (i.e. InteliMonitor, GenConfig). This setpoint should be adjusted to 23, which is the default port used
by all ComAp PC programs. A different value should be used only in special situations as e.g. sharing one
public IP address among many controllers or to overcome a firewall restrictions.

AirGate [ DISABLED / ENABLED ]


This setpoint selects the ethernet connection mode.

DISABLED: This is a standard mode, in which the controller listens to the incoming traffic and
answers the TCP/IP queries addressed to him. This mode requires the controller to be
accessible from the remote device (PC), i.e. it must be accessible at a public and static IP
address if you want to connect to it from the Internet.

ENABLED: This mode uses the "AirGate" service, which hides all the issues with static/public address into a
black box and you do not need to take care about it. You just need only a connection to the
Internet. The AirGate server address is adjusted by the setpoint AirGate addr.

AirGate IP [-]
This setpoint is used for entering the domain name or IP address of the AirGate server. Use the free AirGate
server provided by ComAp at address airgate.comap.cz if your company does not operate it's own AirGate
server.

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SMTP authent [ DISABLED / ENABLED ]
Switch this setpoint to ENABLED if your SMTP server requires authentificated access. You have also adjust
SMTP user name and SMTP password. Ask your internet provider or IT manager for this information.
Hint:
Most of public free SMTP servers require authentification. You will get instructions when you register to the
freemail service.

SMTP user name [-]


Use this setpoint to enter the user name for the SMTP server if SMTP authentification is enabled.

SMTP password [-]


Use this setpoint to enter the password for the SMTP server if SMTP authentification is enabled.

SMTP address [-]


This setpoint is used for entering the domain name (e.g. smtp.yourprovider.com) or IP address (e.g.
74.125.39.109) of the SMTP server. Please ask your internet provider or IT manager for this information.
Hint:
You may also use one of free SMTP servers, e.g. smtp.gmail.com. However, please note that some free
SMTP servers may cause delays (in hours..) when sending e-mails.
If you do not want to send active e-mails, you may leave this setpoint blank, as well as other setpoints
related to SMTP server and e-mail settings.
Proper setting of SMTP-related setpoints as well as controller mailbox are essential for sending alerts via e-
mails

Contr mailbox [-]


Enter an existing e-mail address into this setpoint. This address will be used as sender address in active e-
mails that will be sent from the controller. Do not enter your or other recipient's e-mail address. Recipient's
addresses are to be entered into the setpoints AcallCH1-Addr, AcallCH2-Addr and AcallCH3-Addr.
Hint:
Most of SMTP server will reject sending e-mails that contain nonexisting address in the sender address field.

Time zone [-]


This setpoint is used to select the time zone where the controller is located. See your computer time zone
setting (click on the time indicator located in the rightmost position of the the windows task bar) if you are not
sure about your time zone.
Hint:
If the time zone is not selected properly the active e-mails may contain incorrect information about sending
time, which may result in confusion when the respective problem actually occured.

DNS IP [-]
In fixed settings mode this setpoint is used to adjust the domain name server (DNS), which is needed to
traslate domain names in e-mail addresses and server names into correct IP addresses.
In Automatic settings mode this setpoint is used to display DNS server, which has been assigned by the
DHCP server.

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

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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 BinInp delay
BINARY INPUT no change
Internal value

BINARY INPUT closed


physical BinInp delay
BINARY INPUT
Internal value

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


BINARY INPUT opened
physical
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

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BINARY INPUT closed
Prot, block type = Force block

BINARY INPUT closed


FORCE BLOCK ForceBlock del

Protection 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.
Step: 1s
Range: 0 600,0 s

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

Mns2POvrldProt [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


Enables or disables the mains 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 NominMainsImp
Range: 100 200 %

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2POvrldStEvDel [s]
IDMT curve shape selection. 2PovrldStEvDel is the Reaction time of IDMT protection for 200% overload
Pmains = 2* OverldStrtEval.
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0,0 - 600,0 s
Protection: Mains protection with fault Reset.
IDMT is inverse proportional to the mains overload. The higher the overload gets the less time will elapse
before the protection activates.

When the IDMT protection is activated the MCB is opened and the event is recorded in the Alarmlist and
History. The further MCB closing is blocked until Fault Reset has been pressed to clear the alarm.

2POvrldStEvDel * OverldStrtEval
Reaction time =
Pmains - OverldStrtEval

Where Reaction time is the amount of time from IDMT detection to the opening of the MCB.

Hint:
The maximum allowable Reaction time is 3600 sec.

Following example shows reaction times for OverldStrtEval = 100% in dependence on mains power and
setpoint 2PovrldStEvDel value:

Pmains [%] <=100 101 102 105 110 120 150


2POvrldStEvDel [s]
0,1 No action 10 5 2 1 0,5 0,2
0,2 No action 20 10 4 2 1 0,4
0,5 No action 50 25 10 5 2,5 1
1,0 No action 100 50 20 10 5 2
1,5 No action 150 75 30 15 7,5 3
2,0 No action 200 100 40 20 10 4
2,5 No action 250 125 50 25 12,5 5
5,0 No action 500 250 100 50 25 10
10,0 No action 1000 500 200 100 50 20
20,0 No action 2000 1000 400 200 100 40
50,0 No action No action 2500 1000 500 250 100

Following example shows reaction times for OverldStrtEval = 110% in dependence on mains power and
setpoint 2PovrldStEvDel value:

Pmains [%] <=110 111 112 115 120 150 200


2POvrldStEvDel [s]
0,1 No action 11 5,5 2,2 1,1 0,275
0,123
0,2 No action 22 11 4,4 2,2 0,55
0,245
0,5 No action 55 27,5 11 5,5 1,375
0,612
1,0 No action 110 55 22 11 2,75
1,223
1,5 No action 165 82,5 33 16,5 4,125
1,834
2,0 No action 220 110 44 22 5,5
2,445
2,5 No action 275 137,5 55 27,5 6,875
3,056
5,0 No action 550 275 110 55 13,75
6,112
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10,0 No action 1100 550 220 110 27,5 12,223
20,0 No action 2200 1100 440 220 55 24,445
50,0 No action No action 2750 1100 550 137,5 61,112

OverldStrtEval
Maximal Reaction
Reaction time

time

2 POvrldStEvDel

Pmains
NominMainsImp

Mns2Inom prot [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


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

Mains2Inom del [s]


IDMT curve shape selection. Mains2Inom del is the Reaction time of IDMT protection for 200% overcurrent
Imains = 2* Nomin current.
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0,0 - 60,0 s
Protection: Mains protection with fault Reset.
IDMT is inversely proportional to the mains overcurrent. The higher the overcurrent gets the less time will
elapse before the protection is activated.

When the IDMT protection is activated the MCB is opened, the event is recorded in the Alarmlist and History.
The further MCB closing is blocked until Fault Reset has been pressed to clear the alarm.

Mains2Inom del * Nomin current


Reaction time =
Imains - Nomin current

Where Reaction time is the amount of time from IDMT detection to the opening of the MCB.
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Hint:
The maximum allowable Reaction time is 900 sec.

Imains is the maximum current of the three phases of mains current.

EXAMPLE of Reaction time for different over current levels.

Imains [%] <=100 101 102 105 110 120 150 200
Mains2Inom del
0,1 No action 10 5 2 1 0,5 0,2 0,1
0,2 No action 20 10 4 2 1 0,4 0,2
0,5 No action 50 25 10 5 2,5 1 0,5
1,0 No action 100 50 20 10 5 2 1
2,0 No action 200 100 40 20 10 4 2
5,0 No action 500 250 100 50 25 10 5
10,0 No action No action 500 200 100 50 20 10
20,0 No action No action No action 400 200 100 40 20
50,0 No action No action No action No action 500 250 100 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
Amps.

Maximal Reaction time


Reaction time

Mains2Inom del

Imains
Nomin current

Mains >V MP [%] FV


Threshold for mains over voltage.
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Step: 1%
Range: Mains <V MP 150 %
Protection: Mains protection.

Mains <V MP [%] FV


Threshold for mains under voltage.
Step: 1%
Range: 50 Mains >V MP %
Protection: Mains protection.
Hint:
All three phases are checked for mains voltage protection. Minimum or maximum out of three is used.
For high voltage applications, the MainsNomVph-ph can be used for nominal voltage setting.

Mains V del [s]


Delay for mains under and over voltage protection.
Step: 0,02 s
Range: 0,00 600,00 s

Mains Avg>V MP [%]


Defines the tripping level for 10 minutes average of Mains voltage measurement. The trip of MCB is done
immediately when the protection is active and Common MP output is activated. Simultaneously the alarm
MainsAvg>V is written to history.
This limit is used for all three phases which are evaluated separately.
Objective is to measure voltage quality according VDE 0126-1-1.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: 100,0 150,0 %

Mains >f [%] FV


Threshold for mains over frequency.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: Mains <f - 150,0 %
Protection: Mains protection.

Mains <f [%] FV


Threshold for mains under frequency.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: 50,0 Mains >f %
Protection: Mains protection.
Hint:
The mains frequency is evaluated from the L3 phase.

Mains f del [s]


Delay for mains under frequency and over frequency protection.
Step: 0,02 s
Range: 0,00 600,00 s

VectorS prot [ DISABLED / PARALLEL ONLY / ENABLED ] (FV)


DISABLED: Vector shift protection is disabled.
PARALLEL ONLY: Vector shift protection is enabled only if at least one gen-set is running in parallel
with mains (= MCB+GCB status active; MGCB status in addition for MGCB
application).
ENABLED: Vector shift protection is enabled if MCB status is active.
Force value: Yes
Hint:
If ENABLED is selected, it is likely that Vector shift protection will trip the MCB before other mains
protections. It senses the fast changes in mains voltage angle position, which occur with every mains failure,
even if the gen-set is not running in parallel with mains.
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VectorS CB sel [ MCB / MGCB ] (FV)
MGCB application only
MCB: MCB is tripped if Vector shift protection gets active. The loaded gen-set group
passes to the island-parallel operation.
MGCB: MGCB is tripped if Vector shift protection gets active.
Force value: Yes
Hint:
If MGCB is selected and mains failure comes up, it is likely that MCB trips as well later on because of other
mains protections.
Use MGCB option in the case that the gen-set group is not able to handle the island load and would get
overloaded.

VectorS limit []
Vector shift protection threshold level.
Step: 1
Range: 1 45
Hint:
To be sure of proper adjusting of VectorS limit, check Max VectorS value on the controller or PC software
screen. Max VectorS value is set to zero when transiting to parallel, and then accumulates the maximum
reached value (positive only) during parallel operation. Thus, during the normal operation, only the
background noise is accumulated (usually max 3), and the protection level should be set to approximately
twice the value of this noise.

ROCOF Win [-]


Number of periods considered for evaluating ROCOF protection. Higher number means lower sensitivity and
longer evaluation time. Lower number means increased sensitivity and shorter evaluation time.
Step: 1
Range: 3 30

ROCOF df/dt [Hz/s]


Threshold of activation of Rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) protection.
Step: 0.1 Hz/s
Range: 0.1 10.0 Hz/s
Hint:
ROCOF protection is active only in parallel with mains when there are loaded gen-sets with IGS-NT
controllers available.
If measured value of df/dt exceeds ROCOF df/dt, ROCOF protection is activated. ROCOF protection trips
mains circuit breaker (MCB). The message ROCOF is writen in history of controller. Value of df/dt is
evaluated from mains voltage.

Mains V unbal [%]


Threshold for Mains 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: Mains protection.

Mains Vunb del [s]


Delay for Mains voltage unbalance alarm.
Step: 0.1s
Range: 0 600.0 s

Mains I unbal [%]


Threshold for Mains 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
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Protection: Mains protection.

Mains Iunb del [s]


Delay for Mains current asymmetry (unbalance).
Step: 0.1 s
Range: 0 600.0 s

Bus protect
Hint:
If bus voltage is measured at the same point by IM-NT and by IGS-NT controllers then it is recommended to
set bus protection setpoints to same values in IM-NT and gen-set controllers. Otherwise it might happen that
there is discordance between evaluation of healthy bus and it can lead to situation that gen-set controllers
realize the bus as healthy but IM-NT prevents reverse synchronizing keeping Sys start/stop to gen-set
controllers active.

Bus >V Hst [%] (FV)


Threshold for bus over voltage.
Step: 1%
Range: Bus <V Hst 150 %
Protection: History record.

Bus <V Hst [%] (FV)


Threshold for bus under voltage.
Step: 1%
Range: 50 Bus >V Hst %
Protection: History record.
Hint:
All three phases are checked for bus voltage detection. Minimum or maximum out of three is used.
For high voltage applications, the BusNomVph-ph can be used for nominal voltage setting.

Bus V del [s]


Delay for bus under and over voltage detection.
Step: 0,02 s
Range: 0,00 600,00 s

Bus >f [%] (FV)


Threshold for bus over frequency.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: Bus <f - 150,0 %
Protection: History record.

Bus <f [%] (FV)


Threshold for bus under frequency.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: 50,0 Bus >f %
Protection: History record.
Hint:
The bus frequency is evaluated from the L3 phase.

Bus f del [s]


Delay for bus under frequency and over frequency protection.
Step: 0,02 s
Range: 0,00 600,00 s

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BusMeasError [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)
DISABLED: The protection is off.
ENABLED: Bus measure error is detected in MCB / MGCB application when the voltage on
controllers bus terminals is out of limits for 20 seconds under these conditions:
MCB application:
a) MCB (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 MCB closing is blocked immediately from safety reasons.
MGCB application:
a) MCB and MGCB (feedbacks) were 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 MGCB closing is blocked immediately from safety reasons.

Examples of behaviour in different situations in MGCB application:

Original situation Setpoint setting Result behaviour


Island operation, no Mains Not important MGCB stays closed even if bus voltage goes
voltage out of the limits
Island operation, Mains voltage Not important Bus voltage limits are active, i.e. MGCB opens
present, e.g. during MainsRetDel if bus voltage goes out of the limits
Reverse synchronizing, load jump DISABLE Gen-sets go to over/underfrequency state and
occurs are disconnected from the bus, InteliMains
keeps synchronizing and at the end of synchro
timeout it opens MGCB and closes MCB
issuing alarm Wrn Rsync timeout
Reverse synchronizing, load jump ENABLE After activation of bus protections InteliMains
occurs starts to count down MainsRetDel

Bus V unbal [%]


Threshold for 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.

Bus Vunb del [s]


Delay for bus voltage unbalance alarm.
Step: 0.1s
Range: 0 600.0 s

AMF settings
EmergStart del [ s ] (FV)
Delay between the mains failure and the command to start the gen-set group, i.e. closing the binary output
Sys start/stop.
Step: 1s
Range: 0 600 s
Hint:
Link the output Sys start/stop with the inputs Sys start/stop at the gen-set controllers to achieve the
automatic start. Gen-set controllers have to be in AUT mode in order to react on this input.

FwRet break [ s ] (FV)


MGCB application: Delay between MGCB opening and MCB closing during the return to mains when reverse
synchronizing (or mains parallel run) is not enabled.
Delay between MCB opening and MGCB closing in TEST Mode, when ReturnTo mains = ENABLED and
power cut comes.
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MCB application: Delay between last GCB opening (from CAN2 bus) and MCB closing during the return to
mains when reverse synchronizing (or mains parallel run) is not enabled.
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0 60,0 s

MCB close del [ s ] (FV)


Delay after mains return to MCB closing, if gen-sets are not running (output Sys start/stop not active).
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0 60,0 s
Hint:
This setpoint is active in OFF and AUTO mode.

MCB opens on [ MAINSFAIL / GEN RUNNING / BUS VOLTAGE ]


(FV)
Adjusting of condition when MCB opens after Mains fail:
MAINSFAIL: Controller opens the MCB when Mains fail is detected (24 VDC controlled circuit
breaker or contactor expected).
GEN RUNNING: Controller opens the MCB only after at least one gen-set starts, i.e. the generator
voltage is present to open the MCB (230 VAC controlled breaker expected). In OFF
mode, this means MCB stays closed all the time, regardless of the mains condition.
BUS VOLTAGE: Controller opens the MCB only after there is voltage present on the bus to open the
MCB (230 VAC controlled breaker expected). In OFF mode, this means MCB stays
closed all the time, regardless of the mains condition.
Hint:
Link the output Sys start/stop with the inputs Sys start/stop at the gen-set controllers to achieve the
automatic start. Gen-set controllers have to be in AUT mode in order to react on this input.

ReturnWithIntr [ ENABLED / DISABLED] (FV)


ENABLED: Enables break transfer of the load back to the mains, if reverse synchronizing is not
successful, opens GCB and after FwRet break delay close MCB.
DISABLED: Gen-set stays running loaded in island when reverse synchronizing is not successful, even if
mains is OK again.
FORCE value possibility:Yes

BreakerOverlap [ s ] (FV)
MGCB application only
When limited time of running in parallel with mains is required, BreakerOverlap defines max time of running
in parallel with mains. During this time soft transfer of load is activated. Used in AUT and TEST modes.
This setpoint is valid during transfer of load from gen-set to the Mains and also in TEST mode. During
TestOnLoad the gen-sets remain in parallel until imported power from Mains goes under 5% of Nominal
power but minimum for BreakerOverlap time.
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0,0 300,0 s

RetFromIsland [ MANUAL / AUTO ] (FV)


MANUAL: Up to version 2.5.1 - controller is automatically switched to MAN mode on each transition to
Island operation. To activate the load transfer back to mains, the controller must be switched
back to AUT mode.
From version 2.6 - controller remains in AUT mode and the manual return to Mains is done
via MCB button. In case that the gensets fail to supply the load, IM-NT automatically
transfers load to the Mains.
AUTO: Load is automatically transferred in AUT mode after Mains return.
Hint:
Select RetFromIsland = MANUAL when it is important at what time the load is transferred back to the mains.
Setting to MANUAL might be important only for applications with break transfers (with synchronizing
disabled).

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ReturnTo mains [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)
MGCB application only
The setpoint influences the behavior of the TEST mode. If mains fail occurs during test (or is simulated using
Test on load function), the controller opens the MCB and switches the load to generators.
DISABLED: Now if the mains recovers, the generators stay running loaded until TEST mode is abandoned,
typically to AUT mode where reverse synchronizing and soft unloading follows.
ENABLED: After the mains recovers, the generators will be reverse synchronized back to the mains,
softly unloaded and remain running without load (MGCB opens) until TEST mode is
abandoned or another mains failure occurs.

Mains ret del [ s ] (FV)


Delay after the mains return to the start of synchronizing of MCB.
Step: 1s
Range: 0 3600 s
Hint:
If synchronizing is disabled, a break transfer takes place after this delay elapses.

Pwr management
#Pwr mgmt mode [ ABS (kW) / ABS (kVA) / REL (%) ]
ABS (kW): Setpoints #LoadResStrt X and #LoadResStop X are set in absolute values in kW.
ABS (kVA): 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.
REL (%): 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: IM-NT does not provide the AutoSwap functions for other controllers.
RUN HOURS EQU: 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 ] (FV)


DISABLED: IM-NT does not provide the AutoSwap functions for other controllers.
MASTER: 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.

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

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#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
Range: 0 600 s

#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 Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be
stopped.
PAkt System load
Reserve #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 Sum of the nominal power of all gen-sets on the bus apart of the one, which is going to be
stopped.
PAkt System load
%Reserve #%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.

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!!! IMPORTANT !!!
Reserve for stop always has to be higher than corresponding reserve for start for all Power Management
modes !

#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.
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When a gen-set reaches #RunHrsMaxDiff value its Priority is automatically swapped with lowest priority gen-
set that takes part in Running Hours Equalization.
Step: 1h
Range: 0 - 65000 h

#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 gen-
sets 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

Control group [ ]
Defines the logical group which links this IM-NT with other gen-sets on the CAN bus. The gen-sets in each
logical group make the Load Sharing and VAr Sharing independently on other groups, allowing more such
groups to be present on the CAN bus. IM-NT will influence the speed/power and voltage/PF of the gen-sets
that have the same group.
Groups can be linked together using GroupLink tools.
Step: 1
Range: COMMON (=1), 2 32

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:

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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).
Setpoints marked with # are over written when logical groups are interconnected. Disconected logical groups
have the same setpoints, no setpoint is automatically set to the previous value.

Sync/Load 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
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 Note:
1 1 0 Phase L3 is out of voltage window

Example 2.
Voltage match 1 2 3 Note:
1 1 1 All phases are in voltage window

BtoM AngleReq []
Requested phase difference between mains and bus 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 and no shift is on T2.
BtoM AngleReq = +30 for this example.

LOAD

T1
MCB GCB
3x 230/ 400 VAC
G
3 3x 10kV 4 L1 ,L2 ,L3 ,N

T2 3

Vm Im MCB Vb

IM- NT

Phase window [] (FV)


Maximum phase angle (Mains x Bus voltage) difference between requested and actual angle for
synchronizing.
Step: 1
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Range: 0 90
Hint:
The setpoint works as a window surrounding the BtoM AngleReq setpoint. E.g. for BtoM AngleReq = +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 %

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 %

Load ramp [ s ] (FV)


Increasing or decreasing load rate. In seconds / NominMainsImp (or NominBusLImp for BTB application).
Step: 1s
Range: 0 1800 s
Hint:
You can achieve more different load ramps using Force Value function. E.g. for soft load in parallel with
mains use longer ramp than for soft load in island parallel (multi-stand-by).

Speed of load ramping to the Mains depends on setting of Load ramp in IM-NT and also in gen-set
controllers.
The Mains import increase/decrease behaves according to following images:

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Load gain [%]
Gain of power control loop.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: 0 200,0 %

Load int [%]


Relative integration factor of power control loop.
Step: 1%
Range: 0 100 %
Hint:
Application Load gain and Load int setpoints are active during:
MCB, parallel to mains operation in any mode where IM-NT load control loop is active (see
MGCB setpoint MLoad ctrl PtM), including load ramps
BTB BusLeft or BusRight BaseLoad control in any mode where IM-NT load control loop
is active (see setpoint MultiLoad ctrl), including load ramps

MGCB open lev [%]


MGCB application only
Power level for opening the MGCB while soft unload is in progress. If this level isnt reached, the MGCB
opens after MGCB open del time.
Step: % of NominMainsImp
Range: 0 to 100 %

MGCB open del [ s ] (FV)


MGCB application only
The timeout to unload the gen-set group. Should the load ramp fail to bring the gen-set group power down to
MGCB open lev to allow the opening of MGCB, the breaker will open after MGCB open del.
Step: 1s
Range: Load ramp 1800 s

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 %

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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

PF gain [%]
Gain of power factor control loop.
Step: 0,1 %
Range: 0,0 200,0 %

PF int [%]
Relative integration factor of power factor control loop. Increasing of integration value causes quicker
response.
Step: 1%
Range: 0 100 %
Hint:
When any gain setpoint is set to zero, the corresponding control loop is switched OFF.
PF gain and PF int setpoints are active only when the gen-set runs parallel to mains.

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.

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

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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: ExtValueXLoLim ExtValueXHiLim X

Load shedding
All LOAD SHED outputs are activated (closed) to trip the unessential load when gen-set group goes to
island:
e) Before MGCB closes after mains fail and gen-set group is instructed to start in AUT mode (MGCB
application only).
f) Before first GCB closes after mains fail and gen-set group is instructed to start in AUT mode (MCB
application only).
g) When MCB opens from parallel to mains operation in AUT mode (to island-parallel operation).
h) Before MCB is opened in MAN mode by button (to island-parallel operation).

The load shedding function is active in all controller modes except OFF.
Load shedding has three steps and each step is linked with its own Load shed x binary output. There is only
one load shed level and delay for all three steps as well as recon level and delay. Load shed can only move
from one step to the next, e.g. No LoadShed to LdShed S1 to LdShed S2 to LdShed S3 and vice versa.
If manual reconnection of the load is desired, the AutoLd recon setpoint needs to be disabled (AutoLd recon
= DISABLED) and the MAN load recon binary input needs to be configured.
Rising edge on this input resets the controller to a lower stage, but only if the load is under the Ld recon level
at that moment.

LdShedBased on [ MAINS IMPORT / GEN-SETS ] (FV)


Selector between two available Load Shedding algorithms:
MAINS IMPORT: Load Shedding based on measured mains import, relative to the NominMainsImp
setpoint. If the load consumption crosses the pre-selected level, some parts of it can
be tripped to reduce the mains import.
GEN-SETS: A total gen-set group active power, relative to their nominal powers, is the basic
value for this mode. If the load consumption crosses the pre-selected level (no
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matter if in island-parallel or mains-parallel situation), some parts of it can be tripped
to reduce the gen-set group load.

Ld shed level [ % ] (FV)


When mains import / gen-set group load exceeds this level for more than Ld shed delay time, controller
proceeds to the next Load shedding stage - the next binary output Load shed x is closed.
Step: 1 % of NominMainsImp / sum of gen-set Nomin powers
Range: Ld recon level - 200 % of NominMainsImp / sum of gen-set Nomin powers
Hint:
The limit type (NominMainsImp or sum of gen-set Nomin powers) depends on the setting of LdShedBased
on setpoint.

Ld shed delay [ s ] (FV)


Time delay for Ld shed level limit.
Step: 0,1 s
Range: 0,0 600,0 s

Ld recon level [ % ] (FV)


When mains import / gen-set group load drops under this level for more than Ld recon delay time, controller
proceeds to the lower Load shedding stage. The binary output for higher stage is opened (Load shed x).
Automatic load reconnection works only when AutoLd recon = ENABLED.
Step: 1 % of NominMainsImp / sum of gen-set Nomin powers
Range: 0 - Ld shed level
Hint:
The limit type (NominMainsImp or sum of gen-set Nomin powers) depends on the setting of LdShedBased
on setpoint.

Ld recon delay [ s ] (FV)


The amount of time that the load has to be under Ld recon level before the next part of the load is
reconnected.
Step: 1s
Range: 0 - 600 s

AutoLd recon [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


Switch between manual and automatic reconnection of shedded load:
DISABLED Rising edge on the input ManualLdRecon resets controller to the lower stage, but only if the
load is under the Ld recon level. Ld recon delay is not important in this case.
ENABLED Load reconnection is automatic and depends on setpoints Ld recon level and Ld recon
delay. Binary input ManualLdRecon has no function.

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
TimerChannel 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.

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The channels are divided into groups of 4. Every group has an 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.

Mains protect [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a Mains protect
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 Mains protection (MP in english) is
sent to indicate the reason for the active call (available in future SW versions).

MainsP w/Reset [ DISABLED / ENABLED ] (FV)


Enables or disables active calls/SMS/mails to selected phone, mobile or mail address when a MainsP
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.
SMS-GSM: Channel sends SMS message via GSM network. Only with GSM modem connected.
SMS-CDMA: Channel sends SMS message via CDMA network. Only with CDMA modem connected.
IB-E-MAIL: Channel sends E-mail. Only when IG-IB connected.
IB-EML-SMS: 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.
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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 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.

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.

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#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 30
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).
PC CONTROLLER

2 - RxD 2 - RxD

RS232
RS 232
RS232

3 - TxD 3 - TxD
230 VAC 5 - GND 5 - GND

Required the same


voltage potential
between GNDs

0 VDC
- +
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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