Genset control KEA 3X0 ensures decentralized power supply in emergency power, CHP and prime power applications

Emergency power applications

In case of power failure KEA 3X0 genset control switches over to emergency power supply of safety-related consumers. With its comprehensive scope of functions the robust KEA 3X0 ensures the reliable plant operation of conventional and complex emergency power applications. The state-of-the-art successor of KEA 2XX series supports all current standard requirements for emergency power applications.

CHP and prime power applications

With the genset controls of KEA 3X0 series standards are raised in genset paralleling control and power management system. Operated in island oder mains parallel operation mode KEA 3X0 enables load sharing of up to 32 generators with a single utility feed. The control combines complete engine-generator control and protection with advanced, peer-to-peer paralleling functionality and innovative features in a robust, attractive, user-friendly and all-in-one package. Its integrated programmable logic functionalities provide outstanding application flexibility and can often eliminate the need of an additional PLC control, yet can easily integrate with SCADA or PLC-based control systems where desired.

High user-friendliness

An essential contribution to security of supply makes the user-friendliness of control unit. For decades and even today its simple operation concept convinces plant operators.

Besides controlling of new plants KEA can be used for retrofit concepts of existing plants. KEA is available as single device for front and back panel mounting as well as function tested complete switchgear including all control components.

KEA 3X0 at a glance:


  • Monitoring of combustion engines
  • Complete engine, generator and mains protection
  • Usable in single- and multi-module plants
  • Synchronization logic
  • Five communication ports: Ethernet, 2xCAN (CANopen and J1939), RS-485, USB

Operation modes:

  • emergency power operation
  • isolated operation
  • sprinkler operation
  • mains parallel operation
  • short-term parallel operation
  • genset parallel operation
  • Peak shaving operation
  • Stand-by operation

Overview KEA product lines:

KEA 320 / KEA 320 RP
for standard emergency power and parallel operating applications

KEA 350 / KEA 350 RP
for complex emergency power, CHP and prime power applications

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