O P E R A T I N G PROCEDURES
2-1 Controls and Instruments
Operation of this equipment presents a
a. General. This paragraph provides information
noise hazard to personnel in the area.
about the various controls and instruments for
The noise level exceeds the allowable
proper operation of the generator sets.
limits for unprotected personnel. Wear
ear muffs or ear plugs which were
b. 400 Hz Generator Set.
The purpose and
fitted by a trained professional.
normal readings of all 400 Hz generator set controls
(1) Preparation for starting.
c. 60 Hz Generator Set.
The purpose and
normal readings of all 60 Hz generator set controls
(a) (A, F, N, MC) Perform the daily
preventive maintenance checks and services (Table
d. 28 Volt DC Generator Set. The purpose and
normal readings of all 28 volt DC generator set
(b) Connect the auxiliary fuel hose
to the fuel selector valve (C, fig. 2-1), if an external
fuel source is to be used.
2-2. Operations Under Usual Conditions
(c) Select the proper voltage to meet
(d) Properly ground the generator set by
(1) The instructions in this paragraph are
driving ground rod (see Items Troop Installed or
published for the information and guidance of
Authorized List, Section III, Page B-2) eight feet
p e r s o n n e l responsible for operation of the
into the ground. Connect the remaining end of
the wire to the ground stud of the generator set.
If the ground is of sufficient hardness to prevent
(2) The operator must know how to perform
the ground rod being driven into the ground at
every operation of which the generator sets are
the proper depth, a metal plate three or more
capable. This section gives instructions on starting
feet in diameter may be buried in the ground
and stopping the generator sets and regulating
in lieu of the ground rod and if necessary dirt
them to perform the specific task for which the
piled up around and over it above ground level.
equipment is designated.
The area around the plate should then be kept
saturated with water.