Article 701: Legally Required Standby Systems

Article 701: Legally Required Standby Systems

For some types of facilities and operations, certain standby power systems are required by law.

The legally required standby system can easily be a victim of confusion with optional standby systems and backup systems. And sometimes, these systems get referred to as if their names are interchangeable labels. Partly, that’s because equipment-wise these systems can look identical. However, each is very different in purpose.

They might not differ much mechanically or electrically; you could have an optional standby [Art. 702] system with the same basic design as your legally

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