This document specifies the test methods to be used for characterizing an entire generating set. It applies to alternating current (AC) generating sets driven by reciprocating internal combustion (RIC) engines for land and marine use, excluding generating sets used on aircraft or to propel land vehicles and locomotives. This document also provides simulation methods as an alternative method for assessing the generating set capability to meet the requirements defined in ISO 8528-5.
For some specific applications (e.g., essential hospital supplies, high-rise buildings, operation in parallel with the grid), supplementary requirements can be necessary. The provisions of this document are intended as a basis for establishing any supplementary requirements.
For AC generating sets driven by other reciprocating-type prime movers (e.g., steam engines), this document is intended as a basis for establishing these requirements.
NOTE Existing test methods for the engine (ISO 3046-1 and ISO 3046-3) and generator (IEC 60034-2) are applicable for those components. The generating set manufacturer is responsible for specifying these characteristics and the tests to be performed to verify them.