Standby electrical power systems kick in when commercial power systems are interrupted. As NFPA Journal columnist Jeffrey Sargent points out in the latest issue, the proper location of an emergency power supply (EPS) is crucial, particularly during natural or manmade disasters.
Sargent points to requirements in NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, that address EPS placement indoors and outdoors. Routine maintenance and operational testing are equally important, says Sargent.
"These are the kinds of requirements that can help ensure that emergency power supply systems work whenever they are called upon," he says.
Read the rest in the May/June issue of Journal.