Dynamometer Test. With the engine connected to the dynamometer and test cell in accordance with step a,
above, conduct a dynamometer test as follows:
Prime the lubrication system if necessary, start the engine, and run at phase 1, Table 12-1, until both
the oil and coolant temperatures reach at least 160'F (71 °C).
Gradually increase the speed to 1800 rpm, and the horsepower to 1200 (895 KW) and maintain these
settings for 5 minutes.
During the test, continually monitor all instruments, and record all data on the test log. All test data shall
be in accordance with Table 12-2.
At the end of the test, return the engine to idle speed and no load for at least 5 minutes before shut-
Top-up the crankcase with lubricating oil, total the amount of oil used during the run, and calculate the
oil consumption by dividing the quantity of oil used by the elapsed time of the run in hours. In general,
the oil consumption should not exceed 0.66 quarts (0.62 L) per hour. During run-in, however, oil
consumption in excess of this amount is acceptable provided the crankcase pressure does not exceed 18
inches (457 mm) H20 at the end of the run.
Remove the engine from the dynamometer and test cell, and install it in the generator set in accordance
with Chapter 2.
SECTION lIl. INSPECTION
12-4. GENERAL Athorough inspection of the generator set shall be conducted to ensure that workmanship and materials
are satisfactory. The inspection shall be conducted each time the generator set is overhauled or rebuilt.
12-5. HOUSING AND FRAME INSPECTION .
Check that the tie down points and lifting attachments are all in good condition.
Check that the drain holes are open to prevent moisture accumulation.
Ensure that all exposed parts are properly treated to resist corrosion.
Open and dose the panel doors, engine area doors, and generator area doors and actuate all shutter
assemblies to ensure proper installation and freedom of motion.
Inspect all movable door gasketing to ensure that it is weatherproof.
Check that all caps and covers are equipped with chains or ties to prevent loss.
Check all conduits for security.
Check that sound attenuation panels are in good condition.
12-6. ENGINE INSPECTION.
Check the mounting bolts of all components and accessories to ensure that they are firmly secured.
Check all designation and data plates for legibility.
Ensure that fuel and oil lines are protected from vibration damage.
12-7. GENERATOR INSPECTION.
Ensure that the generator leads are properly identified and protected from vibration damage.
Ensure that all inspection openings are protected by screening or protective plates.
Check that the engine generator attaching capscrews are firmly secured.
See Table 1-1 for proper torque values.