Generic Generator (GEN-SET) Installation Manual (Tutorial)

by Dexter Hansen

INSTALLATION TUTORIAL



Table of
Contents

SECTION

DESCRIPTION

1

Safety Precautions

1-1

General Safety Precautions

1-2

Installation Precautions

2

Locations

2-1

Ground/Floor Loading

3

Mounting

4

Ventilation

4-1

Outdoor Installations - Air Cooled Units

4-2

Indoor Installations - Air Cooled Units

4-3

Ventilation Exhaust Fans and Air Inlet Louvers

4-4

Ducting of Air

4-5

Louvers, Screening And Expanded Metal

5

Fuel

5-1

Gasoline

5-2

Gaseous Fuels

5-3

Diesel Fuel Piping and Filtration

5-4

Fuel Consumption

6

Electrical System

6-1

General (Electrical System)

6-2

Conductor Sizing Connection

7

Exhaust System

7-1

General (Exhaust System)

7-2

General Rules for Exhaust Systems

7-3

Routing Exhaust Piping Through Combustible Walls

7-4

Routing Exhaust Piping Through Combustible Roofs

7-5

Rain Cap

7-6

Spark Arrestor

7-7

Exhaust Back Pressure

8

Gaseous Fuel Systems

8-1

General (Gaseous Fuel Systems)

8-2

Advantages of Gaseous Fuels

8-3

Gaseous Fuel System Variations

8-4

Properties of Gaseous Fuels

8-5

Natural Gas Fuel System

8-6

LP Gas Vapor Withdrawal System

8-7

LP Liquid Withdrawal System

8-8

Dual Natural/LP Gas Fuel System

8-9

Gaseous Fuel System Piping

8-10 Gaseous Fuel Pipe Sizes
9 Links to Gen-Set Products and Services
9-1 Tips on Hooking up a Generator (genset) to a
        Uninterruptible Power System (UPS)



LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE DESCRIPTION
Figure 1               Single Pedestal Concrete Mount
Figure 2 Double Pedestal Concrete Mount
Figure 3 Combustible Floor and Roof
Figure 4 Typical Outside Small Generator Installation
Figure 5 Typical Indoor Ventilation Duct
Figure 6 Typical Small Generator Indoor Installation
Figure 7 Typical Indoor Larger Generator Installation
Figure 8 Louver
Figure 9 Screening and Expanded Metal
Figure 10 Wall Thimble
Figure 11 Roof Thimble

LIST OF TABLES

Table 8-1              Gas Flow Pipe Sizing Chart
Table 8-2              Chart Conversion Factors

LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A          Applicable Codes


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Tips on Hooking up a Generator (genset) to a Uninterruptible Power System (UPS)


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