UFC 3 -520-01
June 10, 2002
Law enforcement and security facilities.
Disaster preparedness control center.
Mission, property, and life support facilities at remote and not readily accessible
sites, such as split-site aircraft warning and surveillance installations.
Industrial facilities that have noxious fumes requiri ng removal--provide power for
Readiness facilities relying on electrical power to support tactical or critical missions.
Photographic laboratories providing critical and essential support to combat and
contingency tactical missions.
A number of documents are available to assist with engine generator design
and selection. The key references are listed below and should be used for design
guidance once the decision has been made to include engine generator backup power.
MIL -HDBK-1003/11--provides specific guidance related to engine generator
selection and application.
AFI 32-1062, Electrical Power Plants and Generators--provides operations and
maintenance information related to engine generators.
IEEE 446, IEEE Recommended Practi ce for Emergency and Standby Power
Systems for Industrial and Commercial Applications (IEEE Orange Book)--
discusses engine generator applications in detail.
NFPA 110--provides specific criteria for backup power systems.
NFPA 111--establishes the NFPA requirements associated with backup power
Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA), On-Site Power Generation: A
Reference Book--provides a detailed overview of design and application
considerations. This reference book is highly recommended.
EGSA 100B, Performance Standard for Engine Cranking Batteries Used with Engine
Generator Sets--contains guidance for rating, classifying, applying, installing and
maintaining engine cranking batteries. Note: EGSA standards are available for free
download at www.egsa.org .
EGSA 100C, Performance Standard for Battery Chargers for Engine Starting
Batteries and Control Batteries (Constant Potential Static Type)--contains guidance
for voltage and temperature limits, applicati on and accessories for charging engine