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NFPA 110® – Emergency & Standby Power Systems

This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!



2 Days


At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand practical application of operations and maintenance of standby and on-site power generation.
  2. Follow requirements needed for installation, operation and maintenance of standby generators, transfer switches, batteries and UPS Systems.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    Gain the background needed to operate, maintain and test the various types of generator sets used in on-site power production. Common examples of facilities that heavily rely upon these systems include: data centers, hospitals, banks, airports, water treatment facilities, manufacturing and industrial plants, schools, sports stadiums, and commercial office buildings. As the need for reliable electrical power continues to increase many firms are turning to the use of on-site generators.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours

    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    People who will benefit from attending the NFPA 110 training include:

    • Electricians
    • Mechanics
    • Environmental health & safety personnel
    • Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
    • Supervisors
    • Linemen & Utility workers
    • Owners & managers
    • Warehouse employees
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Safety directors
  • What You'll Learn

    This 2-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems. The course addresses the installation, operation and maintenance requirements of standby generators, transfer switches, batteries and UPS Systems. It starts with an introduction to the various applicable standards and electrical generation principles. Generator set operation including the engine, the generator and controls are explained. Typical troubleshooting problems and maintenance is covered. The course then moves addresses the various other components comprising most standby power systems: Transfer switches, stationary batteries and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

    Maintenance requirements are discussed in detail referencing such documents as NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance; the IEEE 3007 Series Power Systems Maintenance, Operations, and Safety and, the NETA Maintenance Test Specifications. The testing requirements of NFPA 110 are addressed with special emphasis on load bank testing methods and practical applications.

  • Training Program Description

    Standards And Requirements Overview

    • Standby power systems classifications per NFPA 110
    • EGSA standards
    • NEC as an installation code
    • NFPA 70B use of maintenance program development and improvement
    • IEEE 3007 Series requirements
    • NETA testing specifications for standby power system equipment


    Generator Overview:

    • Major components and operation
    • Generator fuel types and practical applications


    Electrical Theory For Generating Electrical Power

    • Electrical fundamentals
    • How electricity is produced and controlled in generators and batteries
    • Understanding single-phase and three phase generator wiring configurations
    • Understanding Generator Nameplate Data


    Generator Control

    • Rectification & the Brushless Exciter
    • Elements of Alternating Current (AC) generation
    • Power Triangle
    • Frequency and Voltage Regulation
    • Temperature and Environmental Considerations
    • Detailed Generator Operation and Control


    Generator Loading And Control

    • Effects of various type loads on generator control: lighting, motors, UPS Systems
    • Parallel operation
    • Protection and transfer of power


    The Gas, Natural Gas And Diesel Engines As Prime Movers

    • Prime mover types and fuel considerations
    • Mechanical systems operation: fuel, intake air, lube oil, cooling, governors
    • Typical manufacturers, ratings and operation of diesel generator sets.


    Troubleshooting And Maintenance Of Standby Generators

    • Recommended maintenance practices from: IEEE, NFPA, NETA, EGSA
    • Operating factors affecting maintenance
    • Starting Battery maintenance
    • Troubleshooting frequency control problems
    • Troubleshooting voltage control problems
    • Troubleshooting grounding problems


    Basic Generator Installation Requirements

    • Marking requirements
    • Overcurrent protection
    • Selecting and sizing Cables and Conductors for generator output
    • Protecting live parts
    • Loads supplied – practical applications


    Transfer Switch Equipment

    • Types and applications of transfer switch equipment
    • The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
    • Load shedding operations
    • Bypass operation
    • Protection considerations
    • Transfer switch equipment maintenance Safer


    Stationary Battery Systems

    • Types of battery cells, construction and battery bank configurations
    • Typical battery loads
    • Battery chargers
    • Battery safety
    • Battery maintenance


    Uninterruptible Power Supply (Ups) System

    • Tying it all together
    • Types of UPS systems
    • Typical manufacturers, ratings and basic operation
    • UPS maintenance


    Operational Systems And Equipment Testing Requirements

    • NFPA 110 requirements
    • Load Banking Operations


    Review Of Safety Issues With Emergency And Standby Power Generation

    • The importance of code and standard requirements
    • The three hazards to protect against
    • Selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work on Standby Power Systems
    • Safe work practices to follow Safer
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    2-Day Lecture: $ 1095 / Participant

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