NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

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Give facilities reliable auxiliary power on demand with the updated 2013 NFPA 110.

If disruption of the normal utility supply occurs, readiness of emergency power is a key consideration in safeguarding building occupants. Be prepared to meet critical and essential needs during power failures by designing, installing, testing, and maintaining systems according to the 2013 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.

This document contains performance requirements for power systems providing an alternate source of electrical power in the event that the primary power source fails. Power systems covered include power sources, transfer equipment, controls, supervisory equipment, and all related electrical and mechanical auxiliary and accessory equipment needed to supply electrical power to the load terminals of the transfer equipment.

Update your knowledge and work with the latest rules, including changes such as:

  • Removal of the mandate for a 96-hour fuel supply for Level 1 systems in a seismic area. This change will drastically reduce the amount of stored fuel for many installations, allowing storage tanks to be significantly smaller.
  • Added references to ASTM standards and additional Annex material addressing fuel quality and storage issues

Make sure EPSS are up-to-code and ready for use on demand. Order your copy of the 2013 NFPA 110. (Softbound, 39 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Classification of Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSSs)
4.1 General
4.2 Class
4.3 Type
4.4 Level
Chapter 5 Emergency Power Supply (EPS): Energy Sources, Converters, and Accessories
5.1 Energy Sources
5.2 Energy Converters - General
5.3 Energy Converters - Temperature Maintenance.
5.4 Energy Converters - Capacity
5.5 Energy Converters - Fuel Supply
5.6 Rotating Equipment
Chapter 6 Transfer Switch Equipment
6.1 General
6.2 ATS Features
6.3 Load Switching (Load Shedding)
6.4 Bypass-Isolation Switches
6.5 Protection
Chapter 7 Installation and Environmental Considerations
7.1 General
7.2 Location
7.3 Lighting
7.4 Mounting
7.5 Vibration
7.6 Noise
7.7 Heating, Cooling, and Ventilating
7.8 Installed EPS Cooling System
7.9 Fuel System
7.10 Exhaust System
7.11 Protection
7.12 Distribution
7.13 Installation Acceptance
Chapter 8 Routine Maintenance and Operational Testing
8.1 General
8.2 Manuals, Special Tools, and Spare Parts
8.3 Maintenance and Operational Testing
8.4 Operational Inspection and Testing
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Diagrams of Typical Systems
Annex C Informational References
Index

Author: Christopher D. Coache

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Emergency power supplies must be available on demand, and with the 2013 NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems Handbook, you'll have the extra information you need to ensure systems are ready in the event that the primary power source fails.

In addition to the latest Standard with performance requirements for an alternate source of electrical power, this must-have Handbook adds expert commentary on the "whys" behind the rules for power sources, transfer equipment, controls, supervisory equipment, and related electrical and mechanical auxiliary and accessory equipment.

The 2013 NFPA 110 Handbook includes the full text of the Standard, new explanations, and full-color imagery.

  • Gain electronic access to the complete 2013 NFPA 110 text. This edition removes the mandate for a 96-hour fuel supply for Level 1 systems in a seismic area, and includes added references to ASTM standards and additional Annex material addressing fuel quality and storage issues.
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The right time to resolve issues concerning emergency power is before a power disruption occurs. Be prepared with the 2013 NFPA 110 Handbook. After initial download, no Internet access is required. (PDF, 62 pp., 2013)

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