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Automatic Transfer Switches

Q: We got dinged on not doing a weekly inspection of emergency transfer switches. What exactly does one do to inspect an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)? A: According to NFPA …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 6, 2021
Automatic Transfer SwitchesTesting (Generators)Inspection & Maintenance (Generators)

Q: We have a generator that doesn’t meet the 30% load for the monthly run so we have to do an annual run with the load at 50% for 30 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2019
Automatic Transfer SwitchesEquipment (Generators)Storage (Generators)

Q: I am a consultant and I visited an ASC that had a natural gas generator housed indoors, located in the basement of the facility. The ATS switch was located …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 8, 2019
Automatic Transfer SwitchesTesting (Generators)Inspection & Maintenance (Generators)Batteries (Generators)

Q: I am new in my position and I would like to know what the weekly generator inspection consists of? I also would like to know what the monthly generator …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 16, 2019
Automatic Transfer SwitchesQ&AFire Pump

Q: A state surveyor cited us for not doing a monthly fire pump automatic transfer switch (ATS) test. We are doing a weekly churn test and an annual fire pump …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 27, 2016

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