NEC Section 700.3(F): Connecting Portable Generators During Emergencies

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When electrical systems are critical to life safety, it is essential that backup power remains available even when the primary backup system fails. National Electric Code (NEC) Section 700.3(F) addresses this concern by providing guidelines for connecting portable generators as a temporary power source, thus ensuring uninterrupted power during emergency situations. This article takes a … Read more

NFPA-110 7.9.2: Fuel Supply Reliability for Emergency Power Systems

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Emergency power systems are critical in a wide range of settings, such as hospitals, data centers, and other critical facilities. To ensure the reliability of these systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established standards and codes, including NFPA-110. This article focuses on paragraph 7.9.2 of NFPA-110, and provides an explanation of the intent … Read more

NFPA 110: Ensuring a Supply of Clean Fuel for Emergency Generators

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Emergency generators play a critical role in maintaining the continuity of essential services after unexpected power outages or emergencies. To ensure the reliability and performance of these systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed guidelines and standards applicable to the installation and operation of emergency generators. This article focuses on a specific section … Read more

A Quick Word on Emergency Venting of Day Tanks

When installing fuel tanks inside buildings, per the International Fire Code, all tank vents should be taken to the exterior, except in the case of “protected” tanks (UL2085 listed tanks), which are allowed to have emergency vents terminated inside. The section of the 2018 IFC related to tank venting can be found here. Below is … Read more