How to run an Auto Load Test

EMPS

How to run an Auto Load Test:

  1. While on the EPMS screen and viewing a system, select the Start Event button and the platform displays the Event Setup Wizard

EPMS – Start Event

  1. Select the Test Type of Load in the description

Event Setup Wizard         

  1. Select the Next button and the platform displays the event configuration screen
  2. Use the default Report Title or change the name of the event
  3. Use the default email or change/add an email separated by commas to receive the event reports
  4. If applicable check the System Checklist items
  5. Select an ATS Event Group
  6. Use the default (suggested) Initiating ATS or select a different one
  7. SKIP for Auto Load Test - Select “Initiate commands through the User Interface” only if each piece of equipment will be controlled manually from the platform User Interface
  8. SKIP to use the default configured entries for “Block Time (sec)” and “Block Size”
  9. SKIP to use the default configured “Time to wait to begin event data capture (min)”
  10. Select the “Enforce 30% load rule to start test” for the system to start the test once the generator reaches 30% of the rated kW
  11. Select the Next button to continue with the Event Setup Wizard

Event Setup Wizard         

  1. Expand the system details by clicking on the (+) symbol next to the system name and the platform displays the event setup details

Event Setup Wizard 

  1. Review your selections
  2. Use the Previous button to make configuration changes
  3. Use the Cancel button to cancel the event setup
  4. When ready select the Finish Setup button and the platform will display a final confirmation screen

Event Setup Wizard       

  1. Select the Run Test button and the platform will start the test

Event Setup Wizard      

Warning:  the test will start after the Run Test button is selected!

EPMS

  1. Monitor the test from the EPMS screen
  2. The platform will initiate the test and send commands to the ATS(s) to transfer to emergency power
  3. The platform sets the event status to Test and the equipment status displays the number of active equipment
  4. The ATS(s) will transfer and the generator(s) will start
  5. Note:  ATS(s) that fail to transfer will be eliminated from the event.  If all ATS(s) fail to transfer, then the event will abort.
  6. In the equipment details the platform displays the equipment in the test with an Active equipment status
  7. Once all the ATS(s) have transferred then the platform will pause and wait a configured period before starting the event timer
  8. When the event time remaining reaches 00:00:00 then the platform will send stop commands to the ATS(s) to re-transfer to normal power
  9. The ATS(s) will re-transfer and the generator(s) will stop
  10. Once all the ATS(s) have re-transferred and the generator(s) cooldown have completed then the platform will end the event

Note:  the event can be cancelled at any time by clicking on the Cancel Event button.

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