Article 702: Optional Standby Systems

Article 702: Optional Standby Systems

For some facilities and operations, certain standby power systems are required by business concerns but not by law.

People sometimes confuse various systems that supply alternate power on site. You may hear a production manager refer to the optional standby system as “the emergency generator” or something else that it’s really not. An example may help clarify how these systems can be very different.

Suppose the facility has an emergency power system and an optional standby power system. The emergency power system uses batteries and a type of generator that quickly comes up to operating spee

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