NFPA110 Reporting Option
Generator Reporting with the NFPA110 Reporting Option
The Monico NFPA 110 reporting option is an addition to the Monico PLUS Gateway that allows for automated NFPA 110 reporting on generators. A Monico PLUS Gateway with the NFPA 110 option allows for much simpler monthly testing with automated reports sent to users.
With the NFPA 110 Reporting Option, hospitals can run monthly tests and have automated reports generated and then emailed for simple compliance with JCAHO. A defined set of data points are captured from the genset over a period of 30 minutes and percentage load is monitored to ensure the testing stays about the required 30 percent.
While the tests are being run, live data can be viewed via a remote HMI screen from anywhere on the network.
Benefits of Generator Reporting through the NFPA 110 Reporting Option
- Monitor data points over 30 minute periods, then generate and email the report
- Allows for triennial test as well
- Simple & cost effective
- Easy to implement
- One-time report set up
- Adaptable for generator type, generator rank, and test type
- See live test data over remote HMI
About NFPA110 and Generator Reporting
The NFPA oversees the use of emergency backup power systems and a 110 classification states that an emergency backup power system is being maintained in safe operating condition. Backup power must be tested monthly for 30 minutes at 30 percent of the kilowatt rating or maintain the lowest exhaust gas temperature recommended by the manufacturer, and that testing can now be done remotely. This Module will relieve hospital support staff from the burden of standing in front of each genset, each month, for 30 minutes to record data. NFPA 110 classification is necessary for many local and state inspections.
JCAHO Reporting and Accreditation
For a hospital to be in good standing with JCAHO, and therefore accredited, proof of these monthly tests must be kept on hand, available at all times to JCAHO or the NFPA for compliance audits. With the NFPA 110 Reporting Option, hospitals can run monthly tests and have automated reports generated and then emailed for simple compliance with JCAHO. A defined set of data points are captured from the genset over a period of 30 minutes and percentage load is monitored to ensure the testing stays about the required 30 percent.
Generator Reporting for Generator Capacity Analysis
One customer has found another use for our NFPA110 Reporting Option- generator capacity analysis at a regional 911 center. The center serves as a link between the community and all law enforcement and fire departments in the area. In this situation, the assurance of the functionality of backup power is paramount so that public safety services continue to operate in the event of standard power source failure. The local city’s network and security manager uses the reporting option twice a year for a four hour facility load test and is able to trend capacity for the areas electrical backup systems, monitor capacity of the gensets and trend for planning and budgeting. The testing is targeted for both especially hot and cold days to assess the functionality of backup power in extreme temperatures.