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Reliability of standby generators in Hong Kong buildings

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3 Author(s)
Du, P.Y. ; Dept. of Building Services Eng., Hong Kong Polytech. Univ., China ; Burnett, J. ; Chan, S.M.

Reliable emergency power supply is essential to fire services installations. However, the extent of reliability and availability of standby generators in Hong Kong buildings are a query so far. This paper presents a generator reliability survey in Hong Kong. The results regarding fault events, reliability, and availability of standby generators are shown by means of analysis of their fault/failure records. Recommendations on reliable operation of standby generators are also provided in the paper.

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov.-Dec. 2003

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