Generator Shutdown Means

Krista Biason, PE
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Krista Biason's most recent article for EC&M Magazine focuses on the changes in the 2017 NEC regarding the shutdown requirements for the prime mover and how this requirement relates to other NFPA codes.generator-shutdown.jpg

Most of my previous articles have focused on big electrical “system” issues, complex design issues, or issues of controversy — but the topic for this article is a bit different. I want to focus on a single Code requirement — the shutdown requirements for a prime mover (aka, generator). The original intent of this article was to quickly highlight a change in the 2017 NEC, but being a Code nerd I started crosschecking other Sections in the Code to validate alignment of this new directive. Once I started doing this, the “simple” topic became significantly more complex.

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Topics: Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure