Preparation for Generator Inspection

What You Need to Do
To Prepare for a Generator Inspection

Refer to: National Fire Protection Association [NFPA], ® NFPA 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2010 Edition


Set up a routine maintenance and testing schedule. – (NFPA 110 – 8.3.3)
Keep good written records of all inspections, tests, repairs, and maintenance. – (NFPA 110 – 8.3.4)
Test entire system for 30 minutes after any repair or service. – (NFPA 110 – 8.3.2.1)
Mandatory 30 Minute Test After Service or Repair
Also you will need a Generator Operating Log which there is one you can use below.

Weekly:
Inspect the generator. (*NFPA 110 8.4.1)
Check the oil, fuel, and coolant
Make sure the heater is working
Check the battery
Generator Inspection Weekly

Here are two forms below you can use.

Inspection Testing Log

Generator Inspection Report Weekly

Monthly:
Run diesel generators at 30% of its rated load for minimum of 30 minutes.
Gas generators need not reach 30% load but must be tested for 30 minutes per month. (NFPA 110 8.4.2 & 8.4.2.4)
Record oil pressure, engine temperature, and AC amperage.
Transfer all transfer switches to the Generator. Include the fire pump transfer switch. (NFPA 110 8.4.6.1 & *NFPA 25 8.3.4.2)
Generator Inspections Monthly

Annually:
Test the generator and fire pump together at full load. (*NFPA 25 8.3.3.4)
Operate the generator breaker. *(NFPA 110 8.4.7)
Test diesel fuel annually. (*NFPA 110 8.3.8)
Loadbank Test Diesel Only
Annual Generator Inspection

Annual Beaker Exercise

Here are two forms below you can use.

Loadbank Form Annually

Automatic Transfer Switch

Every Three Years:
Test system under load for 4 hours.
Generator Inspection Every 3 Years

Here is a form for the every 3 year inspection.

Load Test Form 3 Year

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