Position the generator set so that a maximum supply of
(4) Lubrication System.
cooling air is available. Never situate the generator set
with the radiator near a wall or other object which would
(a) Check to see that the drain plug is installed in the
impede the free circulation of cooling air. If a free supply of
engine crankcase drain tube and close valve. (See Lubrica-
cooling air is not available, provide vents or ducting to the
outside of the installation. Insure that the cooling air intake
and outlet openings in the installation are at least as large
(b) Fill the crankcase to the proper level with oil.
as the cooling air intake and exhaust openings on the gener-
ator set. If louvers are used, increase the size of the open-
ings by 35 percent. Install a gas tight metal pipe from the
(5) Remove cap from hydraulic sump and fill sump to
proper level on dipstick with oil conforming to Military
stallation. Use as short a pipe as possible with no more
Specification MIL-H-5606 (for MEP 104A only).
than one 90 degree bend and as few lesser bends as possi-
ble. Insure that the inside diameter of the exhaust piping is
(6) Preventive Maintenance. Perform the before opera-
as large or larger than the inside diameter of the exhaust
tion preventive maintenance checks and services. Refer to
connection on the generator set. The termination of the ex-
haust pipe shall be such that the hot gases or sparks will be
INSTALLATION OF SEPARATELY PACKED
discharged harmlessly and will not be directed against com-
bustible material or into an area containing flammable
gases or vapors. Provide an adequate fire-proof shield at
the point where the exhaust piping passes through a flam-
There are no separately packed components.
mable wall. If the exhaust piping is so positioned that the
danger of personnel touching it exists, wrap it with as-
bestos. Refer to figure 2-1 for dimensions, air flow require-
ments, and floor loading capacity.
a. General. The generator set is designed to operate
satisfactorily up to 15 degrees out of level; however, the
unit should be as level as possible during operation. The
d. Grounding. The generator set maybe grounded to an
generator set installation site should provide adequate ven-
underground metallic water system, a driven metal rod or a
tilation to prevent cooling air from recirculating. The site
buried metal plate. A ground rod must have a minimum di-
must be within 25 feet of any generator set to be connected
ameter of 5/8 inch if solid or 3/4 inch if pipe and must be
in parallel and within 25 feet from any auxiliary fuel supply.
driven to a minimum depth of 8 feet. A ground plate must
The generator set control cubicle may be removed as a unit
have a minimum area of 9 square feet and be buried to a
and installed up to 500 feet from the remainder of the set.
minimum depth of 4 feet. The ground lead must be at least
A wiring harness with 40 AWG #16 and 7 AWG #12 conduc-
No. 6 AWG copper wire. If ground rod is used, refer to fig-
tors installed between connectors P1 and P2 (figures FO-1
ure 2-2 and connect the generator set to the ground as
and FO-2) allows the generator set to be started, operated,
and monitored from the remotely installed control cubicle.
Refer control cubicle removal and installation to higher lev-
el maintenance. Refer to figure 2-1 for dimensions, clear-
ances, air flow requirements and floor capacity
requirements when selecting an installation site.
Do not operate the generator set until it has
been connected to a suitable ground. Serious in-
b. Outdoor Installation. Select the site to make maxi-
jury or death by electrocution can result from
mum use of natural protective barriers while allowing
operating an ungrounded generator set.
enough space on all sides for service and maintenance. The
soil of the site should be firm and well drained. In areas
(1) Insert ground cable into slot in ground stud and
where the soil will not support the generator set, use
planks or other suitable material as dunnage.
c. Indoor Installation.
(2) Connect coupling to ground rod and install driving
stud. Make sure that driving stud seats on ground rod.
(3) Drive the ground rod into ground until coupling is
just above surface.
Do not operate the generator set in an enclosed
area unless the exhaust fumes are piped out-
(4) Remove driving stud and install another section of
side the enclosure. Inhalation of exhaust gases
ground rod, making sure that it seats on first section.
will result in serious illness or death.