Section II. LOCATION
17-13. A complete housing kit is available for the 500
KW generator set and should be used when the unit is
installed outdoors on a pad. Without the housing kit, the
generator set may be installed indoors on a pad. Both
the indoor and outdoor pads should be fitted with twelve
spring-loaded shock mounts for mounting the generator
17-14. The location of the unit is governed primarily by
its related systems and proximity to the incoming
electrical service. Weather conditions will also affect
both location and the accessory equipment required to
provide proper system operation. Locations where
avoided. Where the generator set must be exposed to
low temperature ambients, the integral engine heater
may be used to assist starting.
17-15. Whether located indoors or outdoors, preventive
maintenance is an important consideration when
selecting or designating a generator set location. In
addition to the control cubicle, the following service
points should be accessible to the operator:
Primary fuel filter
Secondary fuel filter
Lube oil dip stick
Lube oil filter
Lube oil drain
Fan belt adjustment
Radiator filler opening
Cooling system drains
Fuel tank drain
Removal of oil -pan
Removal of rocker covers
Battery servicing and removal
Diode removal from generator endbell.
17-16. Before final plans are made for locating a
generator set, the following points should be considered
for both housed and unhoused units:
Mounting provisions must be strong enough to
support the set and related equipment.
Vibration should be effectively isolated and
Area should be clean and dry and not subject to
Area should be large enough to provide easy
access for servicing and repair, and free
movement of cooling air (see figure 17-1).
The set should be in close proximity to the
auxiliary fuel tank.
For generator sets installed indoors:
Ventilation should be available in the area
with a minimum amount of duct work and
which will maintain set temperature in a
range for efficient engine operation.
Exhaust gases should be expelled safely
out of and away from the structure.
Section III. MOUNTING THE GENERATOR SET
17-17. The 500 KW generator set should be mounted
on a substantial level base, preferably class B concrete
with a design strength of 2500 psi.
17-18. For generator sets enclosed