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EPM 7000P
Versatile Power Quality Metering with Logging and Flexible Communications

The Multilin™ EPM 7000P is a versatile power quality meter offering that can be used for a wide range of high accuracy revenue and power quality applications for both Utility and Industrial customers.

Along with high accuracy and logging capabilities, the EPM 7000P provides flexible and customizable optional input/output (I/O) configurations (relay, status, and analog output) along with a variety of communication options (Modbus, Level 2 DNP3, GE EGD and IEC 61850) as well as a web server for easy system integration and communications. The EPM 7000P provides users with logging of accurate power quality and event information; and limit alarm triggers; allowing users to analyze historical trends and perform post fault investigations.

The EPM 7000P is also an enhanced, direct retrofit upgrade replacement for the EPM 7000 and is also available in a transducer version without display (EPM 7000PT).

Overview
Metering
Data Logging
Communications
Software
Specifications
Transducer
Enclosure

Key Features

  • High resolution waveform recording (up to 512 samples/cycle) and high accuracy ANSI C12.20 Class 0.1% accuracy energy metering
  • Easy system integration with support for Modbus (RTU, TCP/IP), DNP 3.0, IEC 61850 and GE EGD Protocols
  • Field upgradable functionality for future requirements with communications and I/O cards as well as software option functionality upgrades and logging memory (up to 128MB) to log years of captured data
  • Flexible installation mounting with standard ANSI cutout as well as available optional meter enclosures for retrofit applications and no display transducer version (EPM 7000T) for DIN rail mounting

Applications

  • New or retrofit (available enclosures) revenue energy billing or reconciliation (demand, time of use) for utility or industrial applications
  • Power quality studies/alarming/event capture for utility or industrial event investigation/reconciliation, ensuring uptime and predictive maintenance for critical power quality sensitive assets (Utility substation, Data Centers, Manufacturing, Hospitals)
  • Energy metering or power quality monitoring for harsh environments with standard conformal coating

Enhanced Revenue and Power Quality Metering

The EPM 7000P has been designed with features to satisfy both revenue and power quality metering for utility substation and industrial applications.

Accurate Revenue Energy Metering

The EPM 7000P provides several features to support accurate Revenue Energy metering including: an Energy Test Pulse; ANSI C12.20 0.1% and IEC 62053-22 CL 0.2S Accuracy Class certification; Time of Use; CT/PT Compensation.

This allows the EPM 7000P the flexibility and capability to be installed either as a utility or industrial device to ensure accurate readings and assist with reconciliation of energy consumption.

Multifunction Metering & Power Quality Monitoring

The EPM 7000P can provide a total picture usage and power quality as different points within a power distribution network on critical infrastructure such as data centers, allowing users to make power related decisions quickly and effectively.

Multifunction Metering

Configure up to 6 Historical Logs

Configure up to 6 Historical Logs Limit log

View System Events

View System Events

Limit log viewer

Limit log viewer

Extensive Logging Capability

The EPM 7000P provides up to 128MB of memory for logging.

Through upgradable Software Options, the memory can be upgraded as requirements change from a multifunction meter with no logging to a logging capability up to 128MB.

The logging capability of the EPM 7000P provides:

  • Detailed information for analysis during Power Quality and/or Load studies
  • Logged data for Historical Logs; Meter System Events; I/O Changes; and Limits/Alarms

Historical Logs

  • Configure logging values with up to 6 assignable historical logs
  • Independently programmed trending profiles
  • Up to 64 parameters per log

System Events Log

To protect critical information captured by the EPM 7000P, the meter records and logs the following System Events with a time stamp to log and track:

  • System startup
  • Programmable settings changes
  • Password requests/sealing switch changes
  • Demand resets
  • Energy resets
  • Log resets
  • Critical data repairs

Input/Output (I/O) Change Log

  • Provides a time stamped log of meter I/O relay outputs; input status changes
  • Ability to capture up to 2048 events

Limit/Alarm Log

  • Provides magnitude and duration of an event
  • Includes time stamps and alarm value
  • Ability to capture up to 2048 events
  • Capability to send Alarm Email with E1 Ethernet card option

Limit Alarms and Control Capability

  • Ability to set up to 16 Limit Alarms on measured parameters
  • Monitor Voltage/Current unbalance
  • Set Alarms based on % of full scale settings

Extensive Communications and I/O Cards

I/O cards

The EPM 7000P provides two universal option slots for communications and/or I/O. The unit can be easily configured to accept new I/O cards even after installation by auto-detecting installed I/O option cards. Up to 2 cards of can be used for communications and or I/O per meter providing a range of integration possibilities.  

Along with I/O expandability the EPM 7000P can integrate with many different systems, using multiple standardized protocols such as Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP, Level 2 DNP3 and IEC 61850.  Expandable communications cards allows customization for system requirements at time of purchase as well as in the future if requirements change.

Flexible, Expandable Communications and I/O Cards

E1: 100BaseT Ethernet Card (Modbus,DNP3)

  • 12 simultaneous Modbus TCP/IP connections
  • 5 simultaneous Level 2 DNP3 over TCP/IP connections
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) support for high accuracy network time sync
  • Embedded web server
  • Available support for dual Ethernet Ports

E2: 100BaseT Ethernet with IEC 61850 Protocol

  • Simultaneous Modbus TCP/IP and IEC 61850
  • IEC 61850 Support including:
    • Configurable .CID file
    • 5 Simultaneous MMS Clients
    • Multiple Logical Nodes

C1: Four Channel Bi-directional 0-1mA Outputs

  • Assignable to any parameter
  • 0.1% of Full Scale
  • Max Load Impedance 0 to 10KΩ

C2: Four Channel Bi-directional 4-20mA Outputs

  • Assignable to any parameter
  • 0.1% of full scale
  • 850Ω, at 24VDC
  • Loop powered using up to 24VDC

RS: Two Output Relays/ Two Status Inputs

  • 250VAC/30VDC – 5A Relays, Form C
  • Trigger on user set alarms
  • Set delays and reset delays

PS: Four Pulse Outputs / Four Status Inputs

  • Programmable to any energy parameter or pulse value
  • Form A: Normally Open Contacts
  • Can function for manual relay control and limit based control

F1: Fiber Optic Interface with ST Termination

  • Daisy Chain switchable built-in logic mimics RS485 half duplex bus to support daisy chain for lower installation cost/ effort
  • ST terminated
  • Modbus and Level 2 DNP3 Protocols available

F2: Fiber Optic interface with Versatile Link Termination

  • Daisy Chain switchable built-in logic mimics RS485 half duplex bus to support daisy chain for lower installation cost/ effort
  • Versatile terminated
  • Modbus and Level 2 DNP3 Protocols available

S1: Serial RS232/RS485 Communications

  • Programmable RS485 or RS232 Port
  • Adds up to 2 ports per meter in addition to the standard Serial RS485 port
  • Supports one session at a time of DNP3 serial communication per meter

Comprehensive, Upgradable Features

Along with basic standard features (Software Option A) the EPM 7000P provides field upgradeable, post installation Software Options. An unlock key for the higher Software Option can be entered in the GE Communicator Setup software providing more functionality with the same installed unit in the future. The following table illustrates the available features and upgrades.

GE EPM 7000P/PT FEATURES SOFTWARE OPTION A SOFTWARE OPTION B SOFTWARE OPTION C SOFTWARE OPTION D
BASIC MEASUREMENTS
Multifunction Measurement (Voltage, Current)
Time of Use
CT/PT Compensation
Transformer/Line Compensation
POWER QUALITY MEASUREMENTS
THD and Harmonics
Waveform Recording Sampling Rate 128 Samples/Cycle 512 Samples/Cycle
STORAGE
Memory for logging 2 MB 10MB 128MB
System Events  
Waveform Log
Limit Log
Input Status Change
COMMUNICATION
Modbus
DNP 3.0 Level 2
IEC 61850 (E2 Option)

Waveform Recording Options

Software Option Samples per Cycle Pre Event Cycles Post Event Cycles Max Waveform per Event
C
16 32 96 256
32 16 48 128
64 8 24 64
128 4 12 32
D
256 2 6 16
512 1 3 8

Technical Specifications

VOLTAGE INPUT RANGE
  • (20-576) Volts Line To Neutral, (0-721) Volts Line to Line
  • Universal Voltage Input
  • Input Withstand Capability – Meets
  • IEEE C37.90.1 (Surge Withstand Capability)
  • Programmable Voltage Range to Any PT Ratio
  • Supports: 3 Element WYE, 2.5 Element WYE, 2 Element Delta, 4 Wire Delta Systems
  • Input Wire Gauge: AWG#12-26/ (0.129 - 3.31)mm2
ISOLATION
Voltage Inputs galvanically isolated to 2500V AC
CURRENT INPUT RANGE
  • Class 10: (0.005 to 11) A, 5 A Nominal, 18 A max
  • Class 2: (0.001 to 2) A, 1 A Nominal Secondary, 2 A
  • Max Programmable Current to Any CT Ratio
  • Pickup Current: 0.1% of Nominal: Class 10: 5 mA, Class 2: 1 mA
  • Pass Through Wire Diameter: 0.177”/4.6 mm
CURRENT INPUT WITHSTAND CAPABILITY (AT 23 °C)
  • Fault Current Withstand (at 23°C): 100 A for 10 Seconds, 300 A for 3 Seconds, 500 A for 1 Second
  • Continuous Current Withstand: 20 A for Screw Terminated or Pass Through Connections
BURDEN
  • Voltage Inputs: Input Impedance 8Ω; Burden 0.018 W at 120 Volts
  • Current Inputs: 0.005 VA per Phase Max at 11 A
FREQUENCY RANGE
45 to 65 Hz
MEASUREMENT METHOD
  • True RMS
  • Sampling at over 400 Samples/Cycle on all Channels of Measured Readings Simultaneously
  • Harmonics Resolution to 40th Order
  • Waveform up to 512 Samples/Cycle
ACCURACY RATINGS
  • 0.2% Energy Accuracy
  • Note: For 2.5 element programmed units, degrade accuracy by an additional 0.5% of reading
  • Note: For 1A (Class 2) Nominal, degrade accuracy to 0.5% of reading for watts and energy; all other values 2 times rated accuracy
  • Full accuracy specifications available in User Manual
UPDATE RATE
  • Watts, VAR and VA- Every 6 Cycles
  • All Other Parameters – Every 60 Cycles
CONTROL POWER REQUIREMENTS
  • Option HI: Universal,(90 to 265) Volts AC or (100 to 370) Volts DC
  • Option LD: (18-60) Volts DC (24 to 48 V DC Systems)
  • Burden: 10 VA Max
COMMUNICATION
Standard Communications
  • 2 Com Ports (Back and Faceplate)
  • RS485 Port through Backplate
  • USB through Faceplate (uses USB Mini-B connector)
  • Com Port Baud Rate: (1200 - 57600) bps
  • Com Port Address: 1-247
  • 8 Bit, Parity Setting: Odd, Even, None
  • Modbus (RTU, TCP/IP), DNP 3.0 Level 2, IEC 61850 and GE EGD Protocols
  • IEC 61850 available with I/O Slot 1/2 - E2 option
 
KYZ PULSE
  • Type Form C Contact
  • On Resistance: 35 Ω Max
  • Peak Voltage: 350 V DC
  • Continuous Load Current: 120 mA
  • Peak Load Current: 350 mA (10 ms)
  • Off State Leakage Current @350 V DC: 1uA
ENVIRONMENTAL
  • Operating temp: (-25 to +70) °C
  • Storage temp: (-40 to +70) °C
  • Humidity: Up to 95% RH non-condensing
  • Faceplate Rating: NEMA 1
  • Mounting Gasket Included
  • Standard Conformal Coating
  • Protection: IP30 – Meter Front/Back, Optional DIN Rail
  • Mounting, Optional Plug-in I/O Modules
SHIPPING
  • EPM 7000P Meter Mounts in 92mm DIN or ANSI C39.1, 4"Round Cutout
  • Basic Unit: H4.85" x W4.85" x L4.25"
  • Total shipping weight: approx. 2 lbs (0.91 kg)
  • Shipping container dimensions: 6”x 6”x 6” (15.2cm x 15.2cm x 15.2cm)
COMPLIANCE
  • ANSI C12.20 0.1% Accuracy Class
  • ANSI (IEEE) C37.90.1 Surge Withstand
  • ANSI C62.41 (Burst)
  • IEC 61000-4-2 – Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Testing and measurement techniques; Electrostatic discharge immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-3 – Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Radiated, radiofrequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-4 – Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-5 – Surge immunity test
  • IEC 61000-4-6 – Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields
  • IEC 61000-4-7 – General guide on harmonics and interharmonic measurements and instrumentation
  • IEC 61000-4-8 – Magnetic field immunity
  • IEC 61000-4-11 – Voltage variations immunity
  • EN 61000-6-2 – Immunity for Industrial Environments: 2005
  • EN 61000-6-2 – Immunity for Industrial Environments: 2005 Environments: 2007
  • EN 61326-1 – EMC Requirements: 2006
  • IEC 61557-12 – Performance Measuring and Monitoring Devices (PMD)
  • IEC 62053-22 (0.2% Accuracy)
  • CISPR 11 – Radiated Emissions Class B
  • Listed to UL/IEC 61010-1 3rd Ed. and CSAC22.2 No. 61010-1, UL File: E250818
  • EU Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2 Directive)
  • REACH Compliant
  • PCBs Conformal Coating: Complies with IEC 61086-1/2/3 (high reliability). For adverse environmental conditions.

EPM 7000PT Transducer Option

The EPM 7000P is available in a Transducer Option (EPM 7000PT). The EPM 7000PT is ideal for use in applications where a meter display or front port is not required and/or there are mounting/installation constraints in terms size or location within a switchgear cabinet or enclosure. The EPM 7000PT Transducer option also provides a more economical alternative to the EPM 7000P when a display is not required and there are only communications requirements.

Features

  • Similar Configuration, Software, Communication options as the EPM 7000P
  • Easy installation supporting International Standards DIN 46277/3
  • Field replaceable I/O modules

Mounting

EPM 7000P Transducer

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 10 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

EPM meter enclosure

Diagram

epm7000p diagram