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EPM 6000 Power Meter
EPM 6000
High Accuracy Power
and Energy Measurement


The Multilin™ EPM 6000 is one of the industry’s highest performance revenue grade panel meters with superior cost to performance ratio that significantly outperforms other metering products many times its price.

In addition to its 0.2% (ANSI/IEC) accuracy the EPM 6000 also provides serial or Ethernet communications options as well as Modbus and DNP3.0 Protocol support for easy integration into new or existing systems that provide visualization of asset status.

The EPM 6000 is ideally suited for applications where uptime power monitoring is required as well power and energy measurement including revenue accuracy and harmonic distortion in panels, switchgear or in an enclosure for metering independent circuits. Its compact size which fits standard ANSI cutouts/DIN mounting can replace multiple analog meters to save space and installation costs.

Key Benefits
  • Revenue class 0.2% accuracy energy and demand metering providing accurate and reliable data for energy management projects
  • Easy-to-install with ANSI cutout or DIN mounting options reducing panel space requirements or a DIN mount transducer (EPM 6000T option) configuration for in cabinet installation
  • Replaces multiple analog meters compact space and cost saving installation and easy to read, reliable, 3 line 0.56” bright LED display
  • Reduced commissioning and maintenance efforts and costs with software based setup for user programmable system voltages and current measurements options
  • Simplified integration into networks with optional Ethernet communications
  • Meter Enclosure option provides new or supplements existing metering capabilities without costly downtime or engineering efforts
Applications
  • Continuous metering and uptime monitoring of electrical loads such as in industrial switchgear and generator panels
  • Local indication and remote metering through communications of asset uptime and energy management planning data
  • Establish a baseline of energy consumption of specific areas in low and medium voltage applications
Monitoring & Metering
  • Meets ANSI C12.20 (0.2%) and IEC 687 (0.2%) Accuracy Classes
  • True RMS multifunction measurements including Voltage, Current, Power, Frequency, Energy, etc.
  • Establish a baseline of energy consumption of specific areas in low and medium voltage applications
  • Future field upgradeable for added functionality without removing installed meter
  • Load percentage graphical bar for instant load visualization
COMMUNICATIONS

Through a built-in infra-red (IrDA) port , the meter can be programmed through a lap top computer without a physical wire connection to the meter, making programming or data download convenient and safe. Using standard high speed Modbus communications, the meter can also provide data to RTUs, PLCs and other control devices. When used with the EnerVista suite of software, the meter can be remotely monitored.

The EPM 6000 provides two independent communication ports with advanced features.

The meter allows voltage inputs measurements up to 416 Volts Line to Neutral and 721 Volts Line to Line. This insures proper meter safety when wiring directly to high voltage systems. The unit will perform to specification on 69 Volt, 120 Volt, 230 Volt, 277 Volt and 347 Volt power systems.

IrDA port – Uniquely the unit has an optical IrDA port allowing the unit to be set up and programmed using a remote laptop without needing a communication cable. Just point at the meter with an IrDA equipped PC computer and configure it. The second port is factory selectable to be either a RS485 port or an Ethernet port with features as follows:

  • RS485 Port – This port provides RS485 communication using Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU or DNP 3.0 protocol. Baud rates are from 9600 to 57.6 kbaud
  • Ethernet Port – This port provides connectivity via a 10/100BaseT RJ45 connection. Modbus TCP protocol is supported

Multilin EPM6000/6000T Communications
SOFTWARE OPTIONS
EnerVista Software

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’s Multilin products. 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 simple to enter setpoints, read metered values, monitor status and evaluate power quality. Included in 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.

Viewpoint Monitoring

Viewpoint Monitoring is a simple-to-use, full-featured monitoring and data recording software package for small systems. Viewpoint Monitoring provides a complete HMI package that instantly puts critical real-time device data on your PC through pre-configured graphical screens with the following functionality.

  • Plug-&-Play Device Monitoring
  • System Single-Line Monitoring & Control
  • Annunciator Alarm Screens
  • Trending Reports
  • Automatic Event Retrieval
  • Automatic Waveform Retrieval
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

EnerVista Integrator
USER INTERFACE
  • RS485 Modbus Protocol up to 57.6K Baud
  • Optional upgrade from serial to Ethernet communications for simplified LAN integration and multi-point connectivity
  • 3 Line .56" Bright Red LED Display
  • Front IRDA Port laptop communication
EnerVista Integrator
EnerVista Integrator
EnerVista Integrator
INSTALLATION
Unique Current Input Connections

EPM 6000 meter uses a two current input wiring methods.

  • Method One - CT pass through. Directly pass the CT through the meter without any physical termination on the meter. This insures that the meter cannot be a point of failure on the CT circuit. This is preferable to utility users when sharing relay class CTs. No Burden is added to the secondary CT circuit.
  • Method Two - Current “Gills.” The meter additionally provides ultra-rugged termination pass through bars allowing the CT leads to be terminated on the meter. This also eliminates any possible point of failure at the meter. This method is also a preferred technique for ensuring relay class CT integrity does not get compromised. No terminal blocks are required and this stud based design ensures that CTs will not open under a fault condition.
Multilin EPM 6000 Unique Current Input Connections
SPECIFICATIONS
Multilin EPM 6000 Specifications
EPM 6000T TRANSDUCER OPTION
EPM 6000T TRANSDUCER OPTION

The EPM 6000 is available in a transducer configuration. This meter version comes without a display and has a DIN rail mount. It’s ideal for use in switchgear retrofit applications where access to the meter face and display is not necessary, and where budgets are a large consideration.

Features
  • EPM 6000 Power Meter without display, DIN mount
  • Mounts directly in ANSI C39.1 (4” round form) or and IEC 92mm DIN square form
  • Uses minimal panel space with 4.25” panel depth
  • Multifunction Power and Energy Meter
  • 0.2% Watt-hour accuracy
  • Ethernet communications

Mounting

EPM 6000T mouting EPM 6000T mouting
MULTILIN METER ENCLOSURE
MULTILIN METER ENCLOSURE
Expanding existing switchgear or installing new metering capability can be challenging due to space limitations, downtime and installation and equipment costs. GE's Multilin Meter Enclosure is a pre-wired configured, economical solution for both retrofit expansions and small scale meter installations that allows the expansion of existing switchgear capability without expensive and time-consuming design.

When ordered as a meter option the enclosure provides a factory pre-wired, installation-ready metering solution that further drives energy cost savings, by enabling the measurement of key energy usage information along multiple metering points for new or existing systems.

Ordering the enclosure is simple when selected as an option during meter configuration, ensuring correct pre-wired meter-compatible delivery.

Pre-Wired, Configured and Economical Solution for Retrofit and Small Metering Systems
Easy and Rapid Installation

  • Factory pre-wired, installation-ready GE metering solution eliminates wiring and associated errors for rapid installation
  • Extend metering capability with new systems and existing switchgear without system installation downtime

Cost-Effective Retrofit Solution

  • Save up to 200% versus the addition of a new switchgear cabinet
  • Compact footprint makes effective use of existing allocated space
  • Allows new installations or the expansion of existing switchgear capability without expensive, time-consuming designs, eliminating system downtime

Reliable and Compatible

  • Backed by a two-year warranty
  • Simple meter option ordering ensures compatibility with GE EPM 2000/6010/6000/7000 meters
  • Comprehensive factory testing of both meter and enclosure together
  • NEMA1 tested and UL/CUL certified
Applications (New and Retrofit installations)

  • Industrial Multi-Tenant Monitoring
  • Commercial/Residential Buildings
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Government Buildings
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational Campuses

 


Assembly


MULTILIN METER Assembly

 


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