Figure 4-1. Uncrating Generator Set
(9) Check crankcase oil level (paragraph 3-2)
and add oil as necessary (paragraph 3-3) in accord-
ance with the lubrication order (figure 3-1).
4-2. INSTALLINGGENERATOR SET
a. General. The engine Generator Set should be in-
stalled on a site clear of obstacles, with ample venti-
lation and level within ±15 degrees maximum.
b. Outdoor Installation. When preparing for a per-
manent installation, be sure the base is solid enough
to support the weight of the unit. See figure 1-4 for
dimensions of the base. Select a location where there
will be sufficient space on all sides for servicing and
operation of the engine Generator Set. When prepar-
ing a temporary installation, move the engine Gener-
ator Set as close to the worksite as practical. Use
suitable planks, logs, or other material for a base in
an area where the ground is soft.
c. Indoor Installation, Keep the area well ventilated
.t all times, so that the engtne Generator Set will re-
ceive a maxtmum supply of air. If a free supply of
fresh air is not available, provide duct work which
will assure at least 1350 cubic feet of air per minute.
If louvers are used at the air entrance, increase the
duct work size by 25 to 50 percent. Install a gas-tight
metal pipe exhaust from the exhaust outlets to the
outside of the installation. The termination of the
exhaust pipe shall be such that hot gases or sparks
will be discharged harmlessly and will not be directed
against combustible material or into an area con-
taining flammable gases or vapors. Use as few bends
in the pipe and as short a pipe as possible. The ex-
haust pipe should include a low point with suitable
means for draining of condensate. Provide metal
shields, 12 inches larger in diameter than the ex-
haust pipe where the line passes through flammable
walls. Line the exhaust pipe with fiberglass if there is any
danger of anyone touching it.
Do not operate the engine Generator Set in an
enclosed area unless the exhaust gases are
piped to the outside. Inhalation of exhaust
fumes will result in serious illness or death.
d. Leveling. The Generator Set is a portable unit
and is designed to operate satisfactorily up to 15°