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Tip #27 - We interrupt this test...

By Jonathan Flannery posted 12-03-2018 11:54

  

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6.4.4.1.1.2 The 10-second criterion shall not apply during the monthly testing of an essential electrical system. If the 10-second criterion is not met during the monthly test, a process shall be provided to annually confirm the capability of the life safety and critical branches to comply with 6.4.3.1.

Annually interruption of power required for proper ATS testing.

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12-06-2018 11:36

​6.4.3.1 states "after interruption of the normal source." By utilizing the transfer switch each month, this is not an interruption, it is a simulated signal from the ATS. This would indicate that a "dead-bus" test would be required annually?