Section 1. OPERATING PROCEDURES
Operating Procedures. Before the power plant generators are started and operated, the power
plant is towed to a worksite and installed. Installation instructions are provided in paragraph 4-2.
Instructions for dismantling the power plant for movement are given in paragraph 4-3.
a. Generator Set Operating Procedures. Detailed prestarting, startup, operating and shutdown
procedures for the generator sets can be found on the Operating Instructions data plate located on the
right hand side of each generator set control cubicle, and in the generator set technical manual, TM
Do not operate power plant until it is properly grounded (paragraph 4-2, b).
Serious injury or death by electrocution can result from operating an
ungrounded generator set.
Operating noise level of the generator sets can cause hearing damage. Ear
protectors, as recommended by medical or safety officer, must be worn when
working near power plant.
To avoid damage to equipment, make certain of voltage, frequency, and
phase requirements of load connected to generator sets.
Make sure generator set circuit breakers and switch box rotary switch are in
OFF position before proceeding.
Before starting generator set, do your Before PMCS as described in table 3-2.
b. Switch Box Operating Procedures.
(1) Single generator set operation. Use the switch box to operate only one generator set as
(a) Make sure power and ground cables are connected to generator set and switch box.
(b) Turn generator set on and bring it up to rated speed, voltage and frequency. (Refer to
(c) Close generator set circuit breaker (move to ON position).
(d) Turn rotary switch on switch box to GEN 1 or GEN 2 position, as applicable.