Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance
The Motor and Generator Institute compliance manual is for ANYONE involved with the inspection, maintenance, and testing of an emergency or standby power system. The Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance manual will enable you and your facility to:
- Comply with the current editions of NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 70 (NEC), 99 (Healthcare Facilities Code), 101 (Life Safety Code®), and applicable OSHA regulations.
- Properly perform inspection, maintenance, and testing activities.
- Meet OSHA regulatory compliance with Lockout/Tagout.
- Ensure personnel is well-versed in weekly inspections and monthly testing procedures, including the cooling, lubrication, fuel, and battery charging subsystems.
- Save money on fuel costs and redundant inspections
- Implement proper safety protocols when performing required tasks.
The Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance compliance manual cover all applicable paragraphs in the current editions of NFPA 70 (NEC), 99, 110 (Emergency and Standby Power Systems) and applicable OSHA regulations.
- Access to Online and Printable EPSS Manual
- Weekly Inspection Checklist
- Monthly Test Log
- Component Inventory and Data Sheets
- Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing: Step-by-Step
- Access to How-To and Compliance Video Library
- One-year EPSS Manual update service
How Does it Work?
The entire manual is stored on our site. Once you register for an account you can download a complete copy. In addition to the download & print feature, you also have access to the entire manual through any web browser. Whether using your computer or mobile device, your inspection, maintenance, and testing questions are right at your fingertips.
How do I Obtain a Copy?
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About the Author
This compliance manual was put together with the assistance of Dan Chisholm. Dan has worked in the emergency power industry for over 40 years. While running his own service business, Dan saw the need for healthcare facilities to fine-tune their protocols and procedures so the emergency power supply system operates properly when needed. Motor and Generator Institute was formed and the first version of the Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance was released. Dan now serves as Chairman of the NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, technical committee.
“For years we have struggled with providing EPSS training to new hires. Unfortunately, the “older guys” aren’t great teachers even though they do possess specific equipment information. Your EPSS course solved the problem.” D.R., NC
“The OEMs should provide your programs to their service techs…that way all of us can be talking the same language.” C.W., NY
Table of Contents
- Role of the EPSS in Healthcare
- The EPSS Powers Essential Loads
- EPSS Components
- What Happens When the Power Goes?
- Codes and Standards Governing Maintenance and Testing
Maintenance and Inspections
- Who has the last word on Maintenance and Testing (M/T) Protocols
- Weekly Inspections – Predictive Maintenance
- When to use a “Backup” EPS
- Manuals, Special Tools, and Spare Parts
- Maintenance and Operational Testing Protocols
- When to Start Your M/T Program
- You ARE the “Utility of Record”
Components and Maintenance Activities
- Electrical and Starting Systems
- Starting Batteries
- Starting System Maintenance
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
- Cable and Connections
- Replacement of Batteries
- Cooling Systems
- Checking Level of Coolant
- Exhaust Systems
- Fuel Systems
- Lubrication Systems
- Transfer Switches
- Automatic Transfer Switch Testing
- Circuit Breakers – Overcurrent Protection
EPSS Reliability, Education, and Safety
- Properly Trained Personnel
- OSHA Lockout for Generators
- Safety Gear
- Monthly Testing
- Peak Load Shaving
- Frequency and Test Length
- Date and Time of Test
- Equivalent Loads
- Load Run/Banks – For Diesel-Powered EPS’s Only
- Gas Powered Generator Testing
- Cold Starts
- Time Delays
- The Monthly Test – Step by Step
- Tri-Annual Testing
*One-Year Update Service: Updates to your manual, plus access to additional resources, will continue for one-year after purchase. After the first year, customers can renew the manual and update service for $199
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