ELECTRICAL PLANT OPERATION
Each class of gas turbine powered ships has
its own distinct EPCC. They are located in the
CCS. The EPCC provides the capability of remote
The ALARM/STATUS panel is the upper left
operation and monitoring of the electrical plant.
panel (fig. 8-2). It contains the alarm/status
In this chapter we will describe the EPCC for each
indicators, 60/400-Hz converter, emergency
class of gas turbine-powered ships.
power, switchboard, main switchboard ground
detection, load shedding, synchronizing indi-
The information in this chapter will help
cation, GTGs demand display, and alarm
you know the location of the controls and
indicators on the consoles. This will help you
operate the consoles faster since you will
know where to reach for the control switches.
Also, when an indicator illuminates, you will
know what it means. Studying this chapter
The ALARM/STATUS indicators section is
will also help you qualify as an operator
divided into three subsections, one for each
of the EPCC. However, the information in
this chapter is for training purposes only.
You should NEVER operate any console without
following the EOSS procedures.
ELECTRIC PLANT CONTROL
CONSOLE (DD-CLASS SHIPS)
The EPCC on the DD-class ships contains the
controls and indicators used to operate and
distribution systems remotely. The control system
on the DD-class ships is the EPCE (fig. 8-1).
It consists of an EPCC and an electric plant
control electronics enclosure (EPCEE). In this
section we will discuss the EPCC. The EPCC is
subdivided into four panels, and each panel is
dedicated to a particular type of control and
monitoring. The panels are the alarm/status
panel, the generator status panel, the mimic panel,
and the system control panel. We will discuss each
panel of the console and point out the purpose
or the function of each indicator, switch/
indicator, or switch. We will also discuss the
TOPS, load centers, and the different system
Figure 8-1.--EPCE (DD-class ships).