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 Post subject: Generator startup ?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:11 am 
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Does a employee have to be a 'QE' and in ppe to start up a generator online or off line? We test the gen with no load most of the time, sometimes with a load.
Our plant has a 480v 4000a electrical service and the gen is about 1750kw, i believe. Thanks for the responses


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:25 am 
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Gen Startup

:) WAY more information required for this one...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:42 pm 
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like what?


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Is there an electrician (or QE) when the power goes out and the generator starts? What type of transfer exists? Fault currents/voltages?

Typically most generators connections, transfer switches, buss bars, and the like all are in cabinets.. Unless you start your generator by taking all the doors off the gear, I would say no... Most "start" switches are usually on the front of the Generator Control Panel... This would be the same as turning on/off a light switch... Does your company ask an electrician to be present in the Electrical Rooms, when motors start in the MCCs?


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You should have basic training on the engine, check oil, water, battery, etc - but you don't need to be a Qualified Person to just start and run.


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