Is your facility equipped with proper means to shut down your generator?
According to NFPA codes, all stationary generators must have adequate disconnecting means to open all electrical circuits as well as shut down the engine, or “prime mover.” Specifically, NFPA 70 section 445.18 makes it clear that:
- The “disconnecting means” (stop switch) must be lockable in the opening position
- Start control circuits must be disconnected, rendering the prime mover incapable of starting
- Restarting the prime mover must require a mechanical reset
- Generators with a rating greater than 15kw are required to have an additional means of shutting down the prime mover located outside the equipment room or generator enclosure.
While your stationary generator is likely equipped with proper means of disconnecting the circuits and stopping the prime mover, do you have the required additional stop switch that is outside the generator enclosure? We can install and configure a remote stop switch that complies with regulations and matches your needs..
Contact us to schedule a review of your generator and regulatory requirements.