GEA-12791

GE
Grid Solutions
Multilin EPM 9900
High Performance Power Quality and
Transient Recorder Meter
The Multilin™ EPM 9900 is one of the most advanced monitoring products on the market today, providing
you with the total picture of energy usage and power quality from any metered point in a power distribution
network.
Monitoring & Metering
Precision Measurement, 10MHz Transient Recorder, Advanced Communication, and up to 1GB of
memory. With a color touch screen display and high speed (1024 samples/cycle) waveform recorder
EPM 9900 meter is perfect for industrial and utility substation automation applications where both
power quality monitoring and extremely high accuracy are required.
• 10MHz Transient Recorder (over 166,000
samples/cycle)
Key Benefits
• Auto-calibrating metrology means the meter maintains its accuracy over temperature and time
• 0.06% Energy Accuracy (0.2% Accuracy Class)
• 8 Channel Waveform Recorder
• Voltage Surge, Sag and Transient Recording
• Current Fault Signatures and Analysis
• Up to 1 GB of Memory
• EN61000-4-30 Class A Support
• Large memory makes it possible to view years of circuit’s history
• Capture the fastest events with 10MHz transient recording
• Ideal for monitoring industrial power centers, data centers, and hospitals due to high accuracy
disturbance recording (up to 1024 samples/cycle) and extremely high accuracy 0.06% Watt/Hr metering
• Operators can quickly extract recorded data with download speeds 20 times faster than existing
technology
• Flexible communications supporting simultaneous Modbus, DNP and IEC 61850 for a multitude of
metering applications
• Standardize setup, commissioning, ongoing maintenance using 61580 settings files
• Increased communications flexibility with simultaneous Modbus, DNP and IEC 61850
• Upgradable through modular I/O and field upgradable firmware allowing the meter to be easily
adapted for changing applications
Applications
• Advanced power quality monitoring
• Revenue class energy and power billing with 0.06% accuracy
• Control of external devices using output modules
Advanced
Communications
• Standard 10/100BaseT Ethernet Port
• Expandable Serial Ports (Dual RS485 Ports)
• Modbus ASCII, Modbus TCP, DNP 3.0 Level 2,
IEC 61850
• 8 Simultaneous Connections via Ethernet
• Optional Second Ethernet Port
• Up to 16 Relay Outputs
• Up to 40 Digital Status Inputs
EPM 9900 Advanced Power Quality Meter
Overview
The EPM 9900 is one of the most advanced
monitoring products on the market today,
providing you with the total picture of energy
usage and power quality from any metered
point in a power distribution network. This
allows you to make power related decisions
quickly and effectively.
This advanced power quality meter offers:
• Metering technology specifically designed
for Utilities and Industrial applications
with flexible communications supporting
simultaneous Modbus, DNP and IEC 61850
• Real-time monitoring and analysis identifies
power quality and reliability events quickly
• Management of peak demand electrical
power usage
• Reliable and fast data using Ethernet or serial
communications
• Advanced transient analysis for critical power
systems
• The perfect solution for circuit breaker or
transformer monitoring
Revenue Metering
The EPM 9900 features 8 independent
high-speed 16-Bit A/D converters providing
0.06% energy and power accuracy.
The meter maintains its accuracy over
temperature, measured through an internal
sensor, and time through GE’s unique autocalibration technology. This technology
improves the long term stability of the device
and relies on precision internal DC references to
maintain this accuracy.
Max/Min Integration and Recording
The unit offers time stamped max and min
values for every measured reading. kW readings
are integrated using:
• Block (fixed) window
• Thermal window
• Rolling (sliding) window
• Predictive Window
Time of Use (TOU) Capability:
EPM 9900 offers comprehensive time of use
capability. Standard features include:
• Bi-directional consumption and demand
quantities
• 20-year calendar – 4 seasons/yr, 12 holidays/yr
• 4 TOU schedules/seasons
• Prior month, prior season storage
• Present month, present season storage
Transformer Loss and Line Loss
Compensation:
The unit compensates for transformer and
line losses. Power reading compensation is
conducted for both iron and copper losses.
Load Aggregation/Universal Metering:
Using the status inputs, EPM 9900 has the
ability to count pulses and aggregate different
loads providing a total picture of the load
and its component parts. This can be used to
accumulate and aggregate other utilities such
as water and gas data.
Multiple Programmable
Memory Logs
Virtually Unlimited Historical
Trending Logs
The EPM 9900 includes vast amounts of
memory. This memory may be partitioned for log
storage by setting up both the number of logs
and the number of parameters per log. Eight
(8) independent historical logs with up to 64
parameters per log are available. This extensive
meter will allow the meter to log for years.
Multifunction Metering & Power Quality Monitoring
The EPM 9900 can provide a total picture of power usage and power quality at different points within a power distribution network, allowing users to make
power related decisions quickly and effectively.
Energy Management Controller
Monitor branch circuits with
revenue grade multifunction
power meters
EPM 6000
Continuous monitoring of
power quality events &
automatic waveform capture
EPM 7000
High performance power
quality monitoring & revenue
class metering
EPM 9900
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EPM 9900 Advanced Power Quality Meter
Out of Limit Log
Input Status Log
The unit offers an independent out of limit
log. This allows a user to download out of
limit information to obtain a sequence of
events for any occurrence. Utilizing the 1msec
clock resolution, the logs can be combined
with different metered points throughout a
distribution system to provide an accurate
system-wide depiction of a power disturbance.
This log allows the user to record when the
internal inputs change status.
Event-Triggered Waveform
Recording Log
Set Limit Control
The EPM 9900 meter records waveforms with
a resolution of up to 1024 samples/cycle. The
amount of waveform recording is based on the
amount of memory installed.
Uploadable Flash Memory
The EPM 9900 meter utilizes uploadable flash
memory technology on all processors and DSPs
located in the unit. This insures that the unit can
be upgraded without removing it from service.
The EPM 9900 power monitor provides
programmable set points for user settings.
This feature allows a user to configure the
meter to be used as a control device for many
applications such as:
The unit records the waveform when a value
goes out of limit and when the value returns to
normal. All information is time-stamped to the
nearest 1msec. 8 on-board high-speed inputs
can be tied to the waveform recording.
• Capacitor control
• Compare relay trip and breaker timing
graphically
• Redundant protection (not designed for
primary over-current protection)
• Provides fault and breaker integrity analysis
• Many other control functions
The unit can be programmed to take more
than one recording every time an event occurs.
Thousands of cycles can be recorded per event.
Waveform / Transient Logs
ITIC/CBEMA Log
The EPM 9900 meter stores a separate CBEMA
log that records magnitude and duration of
voltage and current surges and sags for every
power quality event. This allows the user to
conduct real time CBEMA analysis without
downloading all stored waveforms. The
separate CBEMA log also allows the unit to
provide a more comprehensive picture of power
quality over time.
System Events Log
The EPM 9900 meter logs extensive usage
information for detection of unauthorized
access. The unit records:
• Resets
• Programming changes
• Password access changes
• Time changes
• Power up / power down
• Change of firmware
• Load shedding
• Automatic transfer schemes
• Transformer monitoring & control
The EPM 9900 can log waveform, utilizing
its programmable memory for all surges,
sags and transients with the scope of what
it sees. Thousands of events can be logged
with resolution up to 1024 samples/cycle and
transients at 10MHz resolution.
Custom Allocatable Memory Structure
A user can define log sizes within the meter. Thus
the full memory can be allocated specifically to
the desired function.
Detailed Power Quality Analysis and
Waveform Recording
The EPM 9900 meter is a premier fault and
voltage disturbance recorder. This instrument
captures a comprehensive picture history of
voltage reliability and power quality events
within mass memory for detailed and extensive
forensic engineering analysis.
• Voltage and current recording with pre and
post-event analysis
• Fault recording offers 8 times full scale
capture capability
• 16 bit A/D converter provides precise
waveform resolution
• Both hardware and software triggers available
• View harmonic magnitudes to 512th order for
each voltage and current channel
• Real time harmonic magnitudes are resolved
to the 128th order
• Percent THD and K-Factor
• Conduct power quality analysis at the high
end of the harmonic magnitude spectrum
High-Speed Status Input Triggers
• Waveforms are recorded at time of status
change
• Input change and waveform recording are
time-stamped to a 1msec resolution
EN61000-4-15 Flicker Meter
• Flicker compliant with EN61000-4-15
standard
• Operates on both 220 Volt/50Hz and
120Volt/60Hz voltages throughout standard
test points
• EN61000-4-30 Reporting
Subcycle 10MHz Transient Recorder
(C Software Option)
Transients often cause intermittent, expensive
periods of downtime. The subcycle transient
recorder allows you to:
• Record subcycle transients at 10MHz
resolution
• Monitor switching noise from capacitors,
static transfer switches, SCRs and other
devices that negatively impact power quality
• This feature is essential for critical
applications such as hospitals, wafer-fabs
plants, data centers and other highly power
quality sensitive applications
16 Bit Waveform and Fault Recorder
• Record up to 1024 samples/cycle consisting
of transient captures at over 166,000
samples/cycle
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EPM 9900 Advanced Power Quality Meter
Independent ITIC/CBEMA Log Plotting
Quickly view total surges, sags, and average
duration in the independent ITIC/CBEMA log.
Phasor Analysis
The monitor reads a phase angle analysis
between the voltage and current channels,
allowing you to analyze efficiency and system
integrity.
• 250 available events, of combinations of four
events (binary input change, frozen counter,
counter change, analog change)
• Available freeze commands: Freeze, Freeze/
No-Ack, Freeze with Time, Freeze with Time/
No-Ack
• Freeze with time command enables the meter
to have internal time driven frozen counter
and frozen counter event data
On-Board Communication for
Every Application
• Programmable secondary scale allows users
to maximize 16 bit analog input resolution
precisely around the desired parameters
providing enhanced resolution to SCADA
Standard Communications
IEC 61850 Protocol Server
• 100 BaseT Ethernet RJ45 Port
• Available with Software Option B, C
• ANSI Optical Port and USB 2.0 port
• Simultaneous Modbus, DNP and IEC 61850
communications
8 Built-In Digital High-Speed
Status Inputs
• Inputs automatically sense whether the
circuit is externally wetted
• If externally wetted, input up to 150VDC is
accepted
• If internally wetted, the meter supplies the
necessary voltage for the control application
Sync. Check-Aux. Volt Input—High-speed
Vaux input can be used for
• Neutral to ground or aux voltage readings
• Synchronizing schemes
• Obtain the freq, magnitude, and phase
angle on both sides of a switch, or between
generator and bus voltage for synch schemes
Optional RS485 and Second Ethernet Port
• Two identical built-in serial ports: Up to 115k
baud
• Standard protocols include Modbus RTU/
ASCII and DNP 3.0 Level 2
• Also available, second Ethernet port, either
RJ45 or Fiber Optic
• Support for 61850 functionality including:
- Multiple Logical Nodes
- Polled Operation Mode (Queried Reports)
- Buffered and Unbuffered Reports
Download data over 20 times faster than
existing EPM meter technology
• 10/100BaseT Ethernet allows for 8
simultaneous connections of Ethernet
Modbus TCP protocol. Two sockets for DNP
3.0 protocol are also available
• Utilizing a novel Modbus TCP approach, the
meter will download up to 20 times faster
than existing EPM9450 and EPM 9650 meters
reducing data retrieval time
Internal I/O
• Used for alarm detect or pulse accumulation
• Up to 150 volts DC wetted, or
• non-wetted (24 volt DC nominal provided)
Note: The EPM 9900 meter provides one I/O slot for the
S module (Slot 1), and two I/O slots for the R1 and D1
modules (Slots 3 and 4). Each I/O can be ordered as a
separate upgradable part.
External I/O
Analog Outputs
• PL9000-1mAON4/PL9000-1mAON8:
4 or 8 Analog Outputs, 0-1mA, scalable,
bidirectional
• PL9000-20mAON4/PL9000-20mAON8:
4 or 8 Analog Outputs, 4-20mA, scalable
• Wiring: Common Mode
• Accuracy: 0.1% of Full Scale
• Calibration: Self-calibrating
• Scaling: Programmable
• Ordering: Up to 4 Analog Output modules for
each EPM 9900 meter.
Digital Dry Contact Relay Outputs
• PL9000-4RO1: 4 Relay Outputs, 5 amps, 125
AC/DC, Form C – Latching Relays
• Ordering: 1 module in addition to internal
modules
Digital Solid State Pulse Outputs
Relay Outputs
• R1: 6 Relay Outputs Card
• Maximum Pulse Speed: 20 pulses per sec.
• 5 amps/125 volts AC/DC rated
• Ordering: Up to 4 modules per meter
• Form C (Latching)
Output Module Accessories (Required)
Pulse Outputs
• Auxiliary Power Supply (PL9000-PSIO):
Required for using an external I/O module
and must be ordered with the module. The
EPM 9900 does not have internal power for
external modules
• Separate MAC address and configuration for
each Ethernet port
Industry Leading DNP 3.0 Level 2 Plus
• Pulse width: 5 msec
• 4 KYZ Pulses
• Relay type: Solid State
• Dual RS485 Ports
• Up to 136 measurements (64 binary inputs,
8 binary counters, 64 analog inputs) can
be mapped to DNP static points in the
customizable DNP Point map
• Mounting bracket for Output modules
(PL9000-MBIO). Must be ordered with external
module
• Option S: Dual RS485/Pulse Output Card, is
required on the EPM 9900 to directly connect
the modules to the meter
• Up to 16 relays and 8 resets can be controlled
though DNP
4
• D1: 16 Status Inputs card
• Digital Output Modules (PL9000-4P01):
4 Solid State Pulse Outputs, Form A or C KYZ
pulses
• S: Dual RS485/Pulse Output Card
• Complies with DNP Level 1 and Level 2
certification requirements, plus
Input Status
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Simultneous Data Connection through Ethernet
and Web Server
GE Communicator Software – Phasor Demo Mode
Software
GE Communicator Software
This software connects remote meters via Serial,
Ethernet or Modem. It allows users to view real
time metered data, configure and analyze
collected information from remote EPM power
meters. It works with the EPM 2200, EPM 6000,
EPM 7000, EPM 9450, EPM 9650, EPM 9800 and
EPM 9900 meters.
GE Communicator displays real time data from
supported meters. The data is presented in a
simple and powerful graphical format so that
laymen access data easily. The software offers
many screens, including:
EnerVista Launchpad allows configuration of
devices in real-time by communicating using
RS232, RS485, Ethernet or modem connections.
Using Launchpad as the single interface to the
setup and analysis software makes it easy to
enter set points, read metered values, monitor
status and evaluate power quality.
Included in EnerVista Launchpad is a document
archiving and management system that
ensures critical documentation is up-to-date
and available when needed by automatically
checking for and downloading new versions of
manuals, applications notes, specifications and
service bulletins.
EnerVista Integrator
EnerVista Integrator is a toolkit that allows
seamless integration of GE Multilin devices into
new or existing automation systems by sending
GE device data to HMI, DCS and SCADA systems.
Included in EnerVista Integrator is:
• OPC/DDE Server
• GE Multilin Drivers
• Automatic Event Retrieval
• Automatic Waveform Retrieval
• Voltage, Current, Power & Energy
• Time of Usage & Accumulations
• Power Quality
• Harmonics to the 255th Order
• Actual Real time Waveform Scopes
• Alarms & Limits
• Max. & Min. for Each Parameter
• I/O Device Information
EnerVista™ Launchpad
EnerVista Launchpad is a powerful software
package that provides users a platform to access
all of the setup and support tools needed for
configuring and maintaining GE Multilin products.
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EPM 9900 Advanced Power Quality Meter
EPM 9900 Meter Face-Mounted Coms and Display
Watt/hr Pulse
ANSI Optical Port
Backlight Button
256-Color LCD Display
Touch-screen Overlay
VAR/hr Pulse
EPM 9900 Meter Rear Mounted Communication
Upgradeable and Powerful Inputs and Outputs
Optional Upgrade Cards
Standard 10/100
BaseT Ethernet RJ45 Port
(Auto-detecting Tx and Rx)
2-ports: RS485 and 4
Pulse Outputs
IRIG-B Satellite Clock:
1 msec Time Sync
Optional Second
Ethernet Port
Color-coded Voltage Inputs
8 High-Speed Status Inputs
6
Slots 3 and 4 Provide up
to 12 Relay Outputs
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EPM 9900 Advanced Power Quality Meter
Technical Specifications
INPUT VOLTAGE RANGE
UPDATE TIME
SHIPPING
• (5-347)VAC, Line to Neutral
• (10-600)VAC, Line to Line
• 1 Second — Revenue Accurate Readings
• 100 msec — High Speed Readings
VOLTAGE INPUT WITHSTAND CAPABILITY
CONTROL POWER REQUIREMENTS
Total shipping weight: approx. 5 lbs (2.3 kgs)
Shipping container dimensions:
16” x 13” x 11”
(40.64cm x 33.02cm x 27.94cm)
• Voltage Inputs isolated to 2500VAC
• Meets ANSI C37.90.1 (Surge Withstand Capability)
• AC: 100-240VAC
• HI: 90‐265VAC or 100‐240VDC
• LD: 18-60VDC (24-48VDC Systems)
• Burden: 25VA Max
INPUT CURRENT RANGE
• 5 Amp Inputs 4x continuous programmable to
any CT range
• Fault Current recording to 80 Amps peak
secondary based on 5 Amp full scale
COMPLIANCE
FREQUENCY RANGE
45Hz–69.9Hz
COMMUNICATION FORMAT
CURRENT INPUT WITHSTAND CAPABILITY
(AT 23°C)
• 100 Amps for 10 Seconds
• 300 Amps for 3 Seconds
• 500 Amps for 1 Second
BURDEN
• Voltage Inputs: 0.072W/Phase Max at 600 Volts,
0.003W/Phase Max at 120 Volts
• Current Inputs: 0.008VA per Phase Max at 20
Amps
ISOLATION
All inputs to outputs are isolated to 2500 VAC
TEMPERATURE RATING
• Operating Temperature: (-20 to +70)°C
• Humidity: Up to 95% RH Non-condensing
• Storage Temperature: (-30 to +80)°C
SENSING METHOD
• Up to 1024 Samples per Cycle (Programmable)
• Voltage Transient: 10MHz ±1.8kV ±10%
• 16 Bit A/D Resolution – Multiple Converters
• True RMS
• Programmable parity and stop bits
• Communication Protocols: Modbus TCP/IP, ASCII/
RTU, DNP 3.0, IEC 61850 Edition 1
• ANSI Optical Port
• USB 1.1/2.0 Virtual COM Port
• RJ-45 Ethernet Port 10/100BaseT
• 2 RS485 Ports (optional)
• ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2S and IEC 62053-22
(Accuracy)
• ANSI C62.41 (Burst)
• ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1 – Surge Withstand
• IEC 1000-4-2 – ESD
• IEC 1000-4-3 – Radiated Immunity
• IEC 1000-4-4 – Fast Transient
• IEC 1000-4-5 – Surge Immunity
• EN61000-4-15 – Flicker Meter
• EN61000-4-7 – Harmonics
• EN61000-4-30 – Class A
• CE Marked
• UL and cUL Listed, File E250818
Accuracy Rating
This unit complies with and exceeds ANSI C12.20 and IEC62053-22 accuracy requirements.
Parameter
Voltage (L-N)
Voltage (L-L)
Current
Frequency
kW @ Unity PF
kW @ 0.5 PF
kVA
kVAR (0.5 – 0.9 PF)
PF
Harmonic Magnitudes
kW-hours
kVA-hours
kVAR-hours
100 msec*
1 second*
Display Resolution
0.10%
0.10%
0.10%
0.03 Hz
0.10%
0.10%
0.10%
0.10%
0.10%
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0.05%
0.05%
0.025%
0.01Hz
0.06%
0.10%
0.08%
0.08%
0.08%
0.20%
0.06%
0.08%
0.08%
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
5 Digit
3 Digit
3 Digit
16 Digit
16 Digit
16 Digit
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Ordering
PL9900
Control Power
**
*
AC
HI
LD
Frequency
*
*
*
**
**
**
6
5
Current Inputs
5A
1A
Software
A
B
C
Slot 1
S
X
Slot 2
E1
E2
X
Slot 3
R1
D1
X
Slot 4
R1
D1
X
Description
100 - 240
90-265 VAC or 100-370 VDC
18-60VDC (24-48VDC Systems)
60 Hz
50 Hz
5 Amps
1 Amp
128MB memory with 512 samples/cycle
1GB memory with 1024 samples/cycle, IEC 61850 Communications Protocol
1GB memory with 1024 samples/cycle, IEC 61850 Communications Protocol and 10MHz Transient
Recording
2-ports RS485 and 4 Pulse Outputs
Empty Slot
Second Ethernet Port, 10/100BaseTX, RJ45
Second Ethernet Port, 100FX, Multimode, ST connector
Empty Slot
6 Relay Outputs
16 Status Inputs
Empty Slot
6 Relay Outputs
16 Status Inputs
Empty Slot
NOTE: Each I/O for Slots 1 through 4 can be ordered as a separate upgradable part. Consult the online store your factory for details.
External Output Modules
PL9000
PL9000
*
*
1
1
2
2
*
8
8
8
8
PL9000
*
M
M
O
O
A
A
M
M
*
*
A
A
A
A
*
*
O
O
A
A
*
I
I
I
I
*
N
N
O
O
4
8
N
N
*
1
2
3
4
*
0
0
0
0
*
*
*
*
4
4
R
P
O
O
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
*
0
0
Analog Output Modules
*
0
0
Analog Input Modules
O
O
4
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4 Channel 0-1 mA Analog Outputs
8 Channel 0-1 mA Analog Outputs
4 Channel 4-20 mA Analog Outputs
8 Channel 4-20 mA Analog Outputs
8 Channel 0–1mA Analog Inputs
8 Channel 0–20mA Analog Inputs
8 Channel 0–5V DC Analog Inputs
8 Channel 0–10V DC Analog Inputs
0
Digital Output Modules
4 Channel Control Relay Outputs
4 Channel KYZ Solid State Pulse Outputs
PL9000
M
B
I
O
0
0
0
0
0
Auxiliary Mounting Bracket (Required for using external modules)
PL9000
P
S
I
O
0
0
0
0
0
Auxiliary Power Supply (Must be ordered with external modules)
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