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What Is NFPA 110?

NFPA 110 is the Standard for Emergency Power and Standby Systems for certain business types, as laid out by the National Fire Protection Association.

What Is NFPA 110? What Is the Purpose of It? How Can My Organization Comply with Regulations?

The national standards of practice for certain Industrial Standby Power Systems laid out by the NFPA is intended to ensure the protection of lives and property in the case of a power grid failure. The 2019 Edition of NFPA 110 is an 8-chapter, comprehensive set of compliance codes that are aimed to prevent the loss of life and property at sensitive facilities due to power grid failure. Every day more than half a million people are affected by a power outage. The U.S. Federal Government believes that statistic should not include those who are involved at your facility, which is why this advanced emergency power system regulation was implemented. In essence, NFPA 110 maps out the best possible way to prevent the disruption of important electricity loads that your facility needs to maintain in order to sustain life and prevent severe injuries from power failure. If all this seems overwhelming, you can rest assured, knowing that you have the #1 Emergency Power System Compliance advocate on your side: Anderson Power Services!

Surgical Centers (NFPA 110 Compliance)

What are the 8 chapters of NFPA 110 about?

The following is a quick summary of the subject matter inside each of the 8 distinct chapters of the NFPA 110 compliance procedures. Your Anderson Power Services representative can help you navigate these standards, how they may apply to your situation, and what you can do to ensure the best possible solutions for your backup power needs.

  • Chapter 1 - Framework for applying standard 110
  • Chapter 2 - Publications that are referenced inside 110
  • Chapter 3 - Official definitions and other more general terms
  • Chapter 4 - Fire Suppression Systems & Facility Types
  • Chapter 5 - Fuel Storage & Generator Rating Information
  • Chapter 6 - Installation and Function of Transfer Switches
  • Chapter 7 - Requirements for Generator Installation
  • Chapter 8 - Maintenance & Testing Protocols for your Generator

If you would like to know more about anything regarding these subject matters, Anderson Power Services has expert knowledge regarding all standards and code compliances for surgical centers, hospitals, and any other institution that requires industrial grade generators to ensure that the fail rate of the organizations backup power supply is reduced to the lowest possible percentages. If you’re trying to stay NFPA 110 compliant with anything but the most capable industrial generators, complete with the best transfer switch methods and installation practices, then you’re heading for potential disaster. With the right industrial generator products, you can reduce the fail rate by adding additional generators to an EPSS, thus creating secure coverage, or what we call redundancy. This leads to a massive dropping in the chance of backup generator system failure. Generac has a line of generators that is made just for this purpose, called MPS units (Modular power system units). There are several necessary specs such as quality of power, engine sizing, engine design, enclosure design and security. Our certified field technicians have all the knowledge you need in order to understand the fullness of NFPA 110 compliance, as well as the experience necessary to install your industrial backup power systems with the utmost operational integrity.

Is My Organization Held Accountable to NFPA 110 Compliance? How Do These Regulations Affect Me?

The National Fire Protection Association considers all organizations accountable to 110 compliance that are officially designated as “Mission Critical” businesses. Generally speaking, this means that the business or organization must keep its most vital systems intact in the advent of a power outage or power grid failure. This is performed through rigorous installation, regulatory maintenance, and total code compliance of that particular business’s Emergency Backup Power Systems. Therefore, facilities such as hospitals, laboratories, higher education research labs, surgical centers, data centers, financial data centers, orthodontist facilities, plastic surgery clinics, outpatient surgery centers, and other such facilities are liable to comply with NFPA 110. If you own or operate one of these types of businesses or organizations, or if you aren’t quite sure if your business is expected to comply with standard 110, please call or contact the professionals from Anderson Power Services. We can help you at any point in your Emergency System Code Compliance process.

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NFPA 110 - Sizing and Installation

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