What You Need to Do
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 22.214.171.124)
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 & 126.96.36.199)
Record oil pressure, engine temperature, and AC amperage.
Transfer all transfer switches to the Generator. Include the fire pump transfer switch. (NFPA 110 188.8.131.52 & *NFPA 25 184.108.40.206)
Test the generator and fire pump together at full load. (*NFPA 25 220.127.116.11)
Operate the generator breaker. *(NFPA 110 8.4.7)
Test diesel fuel annually. (*NFPA 110 8.3.8)
Loadbank Test Diesel Only
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