of the heater. The lower indicator/switch
is closed. The control switch can only trip the
controls the heater from the EPCC.
shore power circuit breakers. The CURRENT
meter provides a continuous display of the
amperes the ship is drawing from shore
This section is located across the bottom of
the panel. It is subdivided into four identical
columns, one for each SSDG (4, 2, 3, and 1). We
will cover a column from the top to the bottom.
The columns contain the following indicators,
meter, and switch.
TEMP indicates the air exiting the
FORWARD BEARING HIGH TEMP
The LAMP TEST push-button switch is
indicates the temperature of the bearing is
located on the upper right corner of the panel.
above the preset limit.
It is used to test the indicator lights on the A-8
and A-9 panels only.
AFT BEARING HIGH TEMP indicates
the temperature of the bearing is above the
ELECTRIC PLANT CONTROL
CONSOLE (DDG-51 CLASS SHIP)
STATOR TEMPERATURE meter provides
continuous temperature monitoring of the
The EPCC (fig. 8-22) on the DDG-51
class ship is part of the machinery control
system (MCS). It contains the controls and
PHASE rotary switch is used to select
indicators needed to remotely operate and
the input to the stator temperature
monitor the SSGTGs and power distribution
meter. It has four positions, TEST, A, B,
system. It exchanges information with the rest
of the MCS.
The EPCC is subdivided into two panels, the
SPACE HEATER ON indicator/switch
output monitor panel (A-1) and the distribution
The upper indicator shows the actual status