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Apr 03, 2014

Testing Generators with a Portable Load Bank

As covered in my previous blog post, all diesel-powered generators should be loaded to at least 30% of their standby nameplate rating when exercised....More
Mar 16, 2014

Running Without Load

What happens to an engine when it is exercised without a load, or is allowed to exceed the manufacturer’s recommended delay for a cool-down after....More
Mar 03, 2014

Thoughts on Recent CMS Proposal

We have not seen any empirical evidence demonstrating that increased testing of emergency power supply systems (EPSS) over and above what has been....More
Feb 04, 2014

Generator Design Debate: Insurer vs. Engineer

Some insurance companies are now asking their clients to install 165°F fusible links (valves) in the fuel oil supply (FOS) line between the main....More
Jan 21, 2014

CMS Proposes 4-Hr Generator Test Every 12 Months for Health Care Facilities

The Department of Health and Human Services has published a 120-page proposed rule dated Dec. 27, 2013 (Vol. 78, No. 249). Within the proposed rule....More
Jan 06, 2014

Remote Manual Stop Stations in Emergency Power Supply Systems

Q. Our fire inspector just gave us a pink slip because we didn’t have an emergency shut off for our generators. Is this valid?....More
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