NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

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Comply with new NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems to minimize the risk of system failure and protect lives.

Readiness of emergency power in the case of disruption of the normal utility supply is a vital consideration in safeguarding building occupants. Yet, poor installation planning and maintenance practices are all common causes of Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS) failure. That's why the latest edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems is essential for confident and correct system installation, testing, and maintenance.

In addition to improving occupant safety, NFPA 110 compliance saves money by extending the life of the system through proper care. Comprehensive coverage in the Standard addresses:

  • Power sources
  • Transfer equipment
  • Controls
  • Supervisory equipment
  • Related electrical and mechanical auxiliary and accessory equipment needed to supply electrical power to the load terminals of the transfer equipment

Keep systems up-to-code with recent changes and additions.

Lessons learned through extreme weather events have raised serious issues concerning flooding and fuel issues. The 2016 edition of NFPA 110 has the latest coverage for designers, engineers, contractors, installers, and facility managers of any building that requires a backup generator or similar emergency system according to NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® or another code. In a significant change, the 2016 NFPA 110 adds new verification tests and maintenance for paralleling gear that requires the entire system be tested to ensure the paralleling gear functions as intended.

Provide backup power systems people can trust!

Don't take risks where emergency power is concerned. Update to the 2016 edition of NFPA 110 to make sure every EPSS is up-to-code and ready for use on demand. (Softbound, Approx. 41 pp., 2016)

Author: Christopher D. Coache

Provide secure emergency power with new facts and advice only in the 2016 NFPA 110 Handbook. 

Recent extreme weather events have raised serious issues concerning flooding and fuel issues related to emergency power supplies. The 2016 edition of NFPA 110 has the latest coverage for designers, engineers, contractors, installers, and facility managers of any building that requires a backup generator or similar emergency system according to NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® or another code. Apply the revised Standard correctly with added visuals and advice only in the exclusive 2016 NFPA 110: Emergency and Standby Power Systems Handbook.

This digital resource provides extra information that helps you ensure systems are ready in the event that the primary power source fails. In addition to the latest requirements, the 2016 NFPA 110 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 new NFPA 110 Handbook includes the full text of the Standard, new explanations, and full-color imagery.

  • Gain electronic access to the complete 2016 NFPA 110 text. This edition adds new verification tests and maintenance for paralleling gear that requires the entire backup emergency system be tested to ensure the paralleling gear functions as intended.
  • Hyperlinked icons take you to answers that help you avoid errors that could jeopardize safety. Link directly to commentary written by experts with an in-depth knowledge of NFPA 110.
  • Link to exclusive full-color images, tables, figures, and diagrams not in the Standard.
  • Get the big picture with a dedicated Table of Contents for sections with commentary.
  • Find chapter introductions only in the Handbook.
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The right time to resolve issues concerning emergency power is before a power disruption occurs. Be prepared with the 2016 NFPA 110 Handbook. After initial download, no Internet access is required. (PDF, Approx. 62 pp., 2016)

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Purchase both the 2016 NFPA 110, print edition, and its Handbook in PDF, for the best access to industry essentials at the best price. This Set put requirements and expert answers at your command 24/7, so you can safeguard building occupants by understanding NFPA 110's intent and rationale concerning auxiliary power. (Standard, Approx. 41 pp., 2016; Handbook PDF, Approx. 62 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems 2016 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.
8.5 Records.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Diagrams of Typical Systems
Annex C Informational References