13 tips for emergency power performance

July 2009
Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Jul2009, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
The article presents questions that serve as a checklist in evaluating an emergency power supply system (EPSS) against physical threats which include the viability of EPSS during a worst-case disaster, the testing of the system and the reliability of the automatic transfer switch of the system.


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