While a comprehensive list of recommended testing steps for generators and UPS systems in institutional and commercial facilities requires a major commitment of time and energy, basic testing of these essential systems can be beneficial.
For generator systems, minimum testing should include:
For UPS systems, minimum testing should include:
Specifying these tests can give managers a basic level of confidence in generators and UPS systems. And while comprehensive testing of these systems at the component and system level requires a greater commitment, managers and facilities should at least consider its benefits, which include increased energy efficiency. But even basic-level testing can help managers understand and trust system capabilities, and it can minimize risk and protect critical loads.
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