Emerson FTA3100 Brochures and Data Sheets

Variable Speed
Electric Fire Pump Controllers
Side-by-side disconnect/
circuit breaker provides
single handle sequencing
Controls the speed of a centrifugal pump to limit
the system pressure in a fire sprinkler system.
Firetrol ® variable speed electric fire pump
controllers provide a variable frequency drive
(VFD) in a PID process control loop to control
the speed of a centrifugal pump for the purpose
of limiting the system pressure in a fire sprinkler
system. The Mark IIXG monitors the VFD, and if
a problem is detected, switches the controller
to bypass mode. The controllers are available
in the following configurations:
FTA3100 - VFD with Across-The-Line Bypass
FTA3110 - VFD with Autotransformer Bypass
FTA3130 - VFD with Digital Soft Start Bypass
The controllers include pilot lights for indication of Drive Ready and Bypass Active and also
a selector switch for manual bypass operation.
These Controllers are available assembled
with power transfer switches for use with an
emergency generator set or second utility
power source.
Operator Interface
The fire pump controllers feature an operator interface with user keypad. The interface
monitors and displays motor operating conditions, including all alarms, events, and pressure
conditions. All alarms, events, and pressure
conditions are displayed with a time and date
stamp. The display is a 128x64 Backlit LCD capable of customized graphics and Cyrillic type
character display. The display and interface are
NEMA rated for Type 2, 3R, 4, 4X, and 12 protection and is fully accessible without opening
the controller door. The user interface utilizes
multiple levels of password protection for system security. A minimum of 3 password levels
are provided.
Firetrol fire pump controllers are listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., in accordance
with UL218, Standard for Fire Pump Controllers,
CSA, Standard for Industrial Control Equipment.
They are built to meet or exceed the requirements of the approving authorities as well as
NEMA, the latest editions of NFPA 20, Installation of Centrifugal Fire Pumps, NFPA 70, National
Electrical Code and are approved by Factory
Digital Status/Alarm Messages
The digital display indicates text messages for
the stats and alarm conditions of:
• Motor On
• Sequential Start Time
• Minimum Run Time • Local Start
/ Off Delay Time
• Remote Start
• Fail to Start
• System Battery Low
• Under Voltage
• Over Voltage
• Locked Rotor Trip • Over Frequency
• Emergency Start
• Motor Over 320%
• Drive Not Installed • Motor Overload
• Disk Error
• Disk Near Full
• Pressure Error
The Sequential Start Timer and Minimum Run
Timer/Off Delay Times are displayed as numeric
values reflecting the value of the remaining
LED Visual Indicators
LED indicators, visible with the door closed,
• Power Available • Alarm
• Pump Running
• System Pressure Low
• Remote Start
• Transfer Switch Normal
• Deluge Open • Transfer Switch Emergency
• Phase Failure
• Phase Reversal
• Interlock On
• Fail To Start
• Motor Overload • Emerg. Iso. Switch Off
• Automatic Shutdown Disabled
• Overvoltage
• Undervoltage
Standard features include:
• Voltage surge protector
• Main Disconnect Switch sized for connected motor
horsepower and voltage
• Fire pump Circuit Breaker
• Single handle Isolating Disconnect Switch/Circuit
Breaker mechanism
• Motor contactor
• Emergency Manual Run Mechanism to mechanically
close motor contactor contacts in an emergency condition
• Built-in Start and Stop push-buttons to bypass automatic start circuits
• Minimum Run Timer / Off Delay Timer
• Daylight Savings Time Option
• Weekly Test Timer
• Elapsed Time Meter
• Door mounted display/interface panel featuring a 128 x
64 pixel backlit LCD Graphical Display, Membrane Type
User Control Push-buttons and easy to read LED Indicators for:
• TRANSFER SWITCH NORMAL (If unit ordered with
Automatic Power Transfer Switch)
• TRANSFER SWITCH EMERGENCY (If unit ordered with
Automatic Power Transfer Switch)
• EMERGENCY ISO SWITCH OFF (If unit ordered with
Automatic Power Transfer Switch)
• Digital Pressure Display
• USB Host Controller and Port
• Solid State Pressure Transducer
• Data Log
• Event Log (3000 Events)
• True RMS Metering with simultaneous 3 Phase Display of
Amps, Volts, Frequency, Pressure and Alarm Messages
• Disk Error message
• Disk Near Full message
• Pressure Error message
• Motor Over 320% message
• Local Start message
• Remote Start message
• Emergency Start message
• Fail To Start message
• Undervoltage message
• Overvoltage message
• NEMA Type 12 (IEC IP54) enclosure
• Suitable for use as Service Equipment
• Each standard controller comes with user configurable
options for:
• Interlock Alarm
• Low Pressure Audible
•Low Suction
• Pump Run
• User Defined Input • Weekly Test
Data Logging
The user interface monitors the system
and logs the following data:
•Motor Calls/Starts •Pump Total Run Time
•Pump Last Run Time •Total Controller Pwr
On Time
•Last Pump Start •Min/Max System Pressure
•Last Phase Fail/Reversal •Last Locked Rotor Trip
•Last Locked Rotor Current •Min/Max Frequency
•Max Starting Currents •Max Run Currents
•Min/Max Voltage per Phase while idle (not
• Min Voltage per Phase during Start
• Min/Max Voltage per Phase during Run
USB Host Controller
The controller is equipped with a built-in USB
Host Controller. A USB port capable of accepting a USB Flash Memory Disk is provided. The
controller saves all operational and alarm events
to the flash memory on a daily basis. Each saved
event is time and date stamped. The total
amount of historical data saved depends on
the size of the flash disk utilized. The operator
can save settings and values to the flash disk on
demand via the user interface.
USB Host Port
and Flash Disk
Event Recording
Memory - The controller records all operational and alarm events to system memory. All
events are time and date stamped and include
an index number. The system memory has the
capability of storing 3000 events and allows
the user access to the event log via the user interface. The user can scroll through the stored
messages in groups of 1 or 10.
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Cary, NC 27518
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