Section I. OPERATING PROCEDURES
Power Plant Operating Procedures. The typical mission for any mobile power generating equip-
ment can be described in three steps or phases. In the first phase, the power plant is towed to the
worksite and installed by unit level technicians (paragraph 4-2). In the second phase of the mission,
the operator starts the generator sets, runs them to power a system or equipment, and eventually
shuts them down. In the final phase, the power plant is dismantled, packed up and either moved to a
new worksite or returned to standby status (paragraph 4-3). This final phase is also accomplished by
unit level technicians.
a. Generator Set Operating Procedures.
Do not operate power plant generator set(s) until properly grounded
(paragraph 4-2, b.) Serious injury or death by electrocution can result from
operating an ungrounded generator set.
Operating noise level of generator sets can cause hearing damage. Ear
protectors, as recommended by medical or safety officer, must be worn when
working near power unit.
To avoid damage to equipment, make certain of voltage, frequency, and
phase requirements of load connected to power plant.
Before starting generator set, do your Before PMCS as described in table 3-2.
Detailed procedures for prestarting, starting, operating, and shutting down the power plant generator
sets are found in TM 5-6115-464-12 and on the Operating Instructions data plates found on the equip-
ment. Refer to the data plate, located inside the right hand control panel door, to start and run the
generator sets. Monitor and adjust power output as required during operation. At the end of the mis-
sion, shut down the generator sets in accordance with the operating instructions on the data plate.
b. Switch Box Operating Procedures. Start and stop generator sets in accordance with paragraph
2-1, a., when instructed to do so in the following procedures.
Close all doors on generator sets except doors over control panels and