Modernizing Existing Power Control Systems

ASCO Power Technologies has designed, manufactured, installed, and serviced Generator Paralleling Control Systems (PCS) for more than 50 years. In our experience, the effective service life of PCS can often be maximized or extended by completing key modifications. This document describes four common upgrade strategies that ASCO routinely executes for existing power control systems.

The most common PCS modifications include (1) direct component replacement, (2) door-and-panel replacement of control and communication equipment, (3) control segregation, and (4) programming upgrades. By employing any of these approaches, a facility can benefit from the latest emergency power control features at a fraction of the disruption and cost associated with complete system replacement