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1.1.1 The scope of this works shall cover the supply, delivery to site, placing in position,
complete installation, testing, commissioning, obtaining the necessary approvals from
CEB, Fire Department and any other relevant local authority, and handing over in
complete working order and for immediate use of the standby diesel generator plant
(One 1500kVA and One 500kVA rating), complete with associated control equipment
and supplemental systems.

1.1.2 The scope of this works shall also allow for any additional equipment, which may be
deemed necessary to install the plant in a safe and proper manner.


1.2.1 Plant/Unit: The generator unit shall comprise of a diesel engine and alternator which
along with the cooling radiator shall be with anti-vibration pads with
isolation efficiency of 95% mounted on a common base frame and
placed on a concrete foundation to the approval of the Architect/Acoustic
Consultant. Necessary outgoing flexible fire resistant cables in appropriate

containment to the generator unit shall also be installed. Necessary slack
shall be left to counter the vibration of the unit. Provide control cable from
ATS to the generator control panel for remote start, control cable to the
Generator Annunciator Panel at the control room in GF, as well as
control cable to nearest BMS outstation for BMS monitoring. All necessary cable containment, power supplies for battery charger,
space heater etc shall be provided at the appropriate location. The plant shall generate electricity at 400/230V, 3-phase, 4-wire, 50

Hertz, and on restoration of the mains supply, shall close down
automatically. Class A1 electronic governors shall be provided with the
plant. The plant shall be provided with any special tools required for
maintenance. The plant shall comply with BS 5514 (ISO 3046). Generator system to be with original manufacture supplied control

switchgear for following functions fully compatible with generator
Auto start/stop.
Auto KW demand sensing (Load demand controls)
Load sharing between gen sets
Auto synchronizing for gen sets

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to synchronize Generators with mains power (Utility paralleling). The
product offered for utility paralleling shall be a proprietary product from
the same supplier of the Generators.

1.2.2 Operation: When a mains or phase failure occurs (not on fault trip of ACB/MCCB),
the normal starting cycle of the emergency plant shall be automatically
initiated from the main Synchronizing panel. After the plant has reached its full speed and engine output
requirements, the essential load shall be automatically transferred to the
standby plant. To obviate starting up of the plant due to a mains interruption of short

duration, an adjustable time delay relay shall be incorporated thereby
"holding" the starting-up cycle for a maximum of 15 seconds. On restoration of the mains supply, the plant shall continue to supply the
essential load for a minimum period of 2 minutes and a maximum period
of 3 minutes. After such a period the essential load shall be transferred again to the
normal mains, through the ATS. After the essential load has been transferred to the mains, the plant shall
shut down automatically, and return to the standby mode.

1.2.3 ENGINE: The engine shall comply with the requirements laid down in BS 5514
(ISO 3046), and shall be of the solid injection, compression ignition type,
running at a speed not exceeding 1500 rpm. The starting period for manual or automatic switch-on, until full load
acceptance shall not exceed 15 seconds. The engine shall be capable of starting from cold in winter conditions,
and is to be provided with a pre-heating system to the approval of the
Engineer. An electronic speed governor of class A1 as stipulated by BS 5514 shall

be provided. Engines to have more than 20,000 hrs life before overhaul. Set mounted radiators to be with 40deg. C ambient rating.

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1.2.4 BATTERIES: The starting batteries shall be of the 3 year life span, sealed,
maintenance free, lead acid type, capable of supplying the engine
starting torque for six consecutive start attempts. 3 year guarantee for
the batteries shall be provided at the prevalent ambient. Certificate to
conformity shall be provided.

1.2.5 ALTERNATOR: The alternator shall comply with the requirements of BS 5000, Part 3. The alternator shall be of the brushless type, capable of supplying the
specified output continuously with a temperature rise not exceeding the
limits laid down in BS 5000 for rotor and starter windings. The alternator shall be self regulated, the inherent voltage regulation not
exceeding ±2, 5% of the nominal voltage at all loads with the power
factor between unity and 0, 8 and within the driving speed variations of 4,
5% between no load and full load. The alternator shall be designed for rapid voltage recovery following
sudden application of full load or motor starting currents. Alternator should have 2/3 pitch winding and permanent magnet

1.2.6 PLANT RATINGS: The ratings of 1500kVA and 500kVA as specified, shall apply under the
following load/site conditions:

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cccccccccccc) Maximum ambient temperature: 40°C

dddddddddddd) Relative humidity at maximum Ambient temperature:

100% The plant shall be PRIME POWER RATED (for supplying continuous
electrical power(at variable load) in lieu of commercially purchased
power, with no limitation to the annual hours of operation and able to
supply 10%overload power for 1 hour in 12 hours) capable of supporting
the complete load. The MEPD sub-contractor shall coordinate with the generator supplier
and ensure that the generator selection suits the loads to be fed as per
the priorities noted on the load schedules. Delayed start for lower

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priorities load may be required due to the high inrush at the start.
Supplier shall confirm generator sizes via coordinated details and
generator sizing calculation.

1.2.7 ACCOMMODATION: The plant shall be installed in the generator room at Level 6. Sound
attenuators at the air inlet and radiator discharge ducts shall be supplied
by the MEPD sub-contractor that will reduce the sound level to comply
with the local municipal requirements which are acceptable residential
and hotel requirements, the reduced dB levels are to be provided with
the technical submittal. As a minimum, 65 dBA at 5 metres from the
louvers for day time operation shall be met. All works related to this shall
be included and shall be to the approval of the Architect. MEPD sub-contractor shall submit the generator room details together
with details showing the position and sizes of the generators, control
panels, exhaust systems, day fuel tanks (base mounted tanks accepted
as long as the standby operation of minimum 8 hours continuous can be
guaranteed) and sound attenuators.

1.2.8 STANDBY PLANT/CONTROL PANEL: The contractor shall allow for the complete supply and installation of a
control set mounted panels/Free standing panel which shall contain all
the equipment necessary for the control, protection, automatic operation
and proper functioning of the standby plant. The plant shall further be fully wired and connected as required to the
satisfaction of the Engineer. All internal wiring shall be carried out with
single core LSOF conductors with 600V grade insulation. Equipment:

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ffffffffffff) Frequency meter (48-50-52Hz) with associated fuses.

gggggggggggg) Instantaneous/15 minute MD integrating Ammeters suitably

scaled for alternator rating (provide appropriate C.T's).

hhhhhhhhhhhh) Fully automatic battery charger with trickle and boost

charge capabilities. Battery voltage and charging current meters
shall be provided on the front panel.

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jjjjjjjjjjjj) Provide all necessary protective switchgear for the alternator and
ancillary equipment (suitably rated MCB's) test buttons, indicator

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lamps, etc.

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1.2.9 PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND INDICATORS: Provide indicator lamp/push button combinations to be activated when

any of the plant protection devices described below, are initiated. At the
same time, an audible alarm shall sound and the plant automatically shut
down. Indicator lamps shall remain on until a fault is rectified and the cancel
push button is depressed, to bring the plant again into readiness. For alarm testing purposes and to check on the proper operation of the
protective devices, provision shall be made for a fault to be simulated
either with or without the plant running, by depressing any alarm
lamp/push button combination. The appropriate indicator lamps shall light up; the engine shall come to
rest and sound the alarm. The system shall then be reset by depressing
the cancel push button.

Note: Indicator lamps and the alarm outputs shall remain active continuously
until the fault condition is physically repaired, even after the cancel push-
button is depressed. Provide a start attempt limit switch, limiting the number of start cycles to
four attempts, thereby avoiding the batteries from being run down,
should the engine fail to start or should the alternator fail to generate
power for any reason. Provide a speed sensing switch to isolate the starter after the engine has
attained speed during the start cycle. In series with the speed sensing
switch, provide an oil pressure switch, again to isolate the starter when
the engine oil reaches operational pressure during the starting of the
plant. While the plant is in its stop cycle, the oil pressure switch shall delay
engaging of the starter, until the engine has come to rest and the oil
pressure has dropped completely. The above switches shall prevent the
starter engaging while the engine is still rotating. Provide engine over and under speed protection with short delay before
shutting down the plant. Provide low and high (adjustable) alternator voltage protection. Other protective devices for each generator shall include:

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mmmmmmmmmmmm) Set not in "auto" mode )

nnnnnnnnnnnn) High engine temperature )
oooooooooooo) Low battery voltage ) Single Common Alarm Output
pppppppppppp)Start sequence failure alarm)
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ssssssssssss) Low fuel level )
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uuuuuuuuuuuu) Generator "Run" ) The above devices shall operate indicator lamps, sound the alarm and
shut down the plant, except as otherwise indicated. All protective devices, together with an alarm output as indicated above
shall be wired to a terminal block for duplicating status and alarms at the
control room in the ground floor. This shall be achieved by providing an
Generator Annunciator Panel with necessary alarm horn, LED indicators,
push buttons etc at the control room configurable to the standards of
NFPA 110/99 and as required by NFPA 101, Clause 11.8.5. Necessary
DC power supply unit and the cabling between the generator control
panel and this panel shall also be included. Control panel shall be compatible to interface with the BMS system
through the mod bus for transferring control panel features to BMS
system. Generator manufacturer shall provide the required software and
coordinate with BMS system vendor for the seamless control panel
interface. All outputs and inputs equipment shall be optically isolated, and all
equipment shall be protected by ultra high speed varistors.

1.2.10 LABELING: All equipment on the plant control board shall be comprehensively

labeled, and indicator lamp/push button combinations, engraved as
required. The function or duty of each meter, instrument, indicator, switch, or push
buttons or other device for external control, shall be clearly defined with
labels in accordance with the specifications. An instruction notice and first aid chart for the proper and safe working of
the plant shall be fixed in a position close to where the operation is
carried out. The engine/generator set shall have a notice fixed in a conspicuous

position, with titles at least 25 mm high and remainder 12 mm high, all in
red colour in English and local language stating:

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SET OR ASSOCIATED CONTROL EQUIPMENT”. Exposed parts that are subject to high operating temperatures or are
energized electrically and moving parts which are of such nature or so
located as to be a hazard to operating personnel, shall be insulated, fully
enclosed, or guarded. Guarding shall be arranged in a manner that will
not impair the proper function of these parts. Painting shall be in accordance with the appropriate specification


1.2.11 EXHAUST: The MEPD sub-contractor shall provide the complete exhaust system
silenced to residential standards fitted to the engine with rain cowl at
ends. The exhaust system should be kept as short as possible and have
minimum number of bends in order to reduce resistance to the flow of
exhaust gases and to reduce back pressure, thereby increasing the
efficiency of the engine. Pipe size should suit the length of the exhaust
route and shall be to the approval of the Engineer. As the temperature of
the exhaust gases is often in excess of 600degC, adequate insulation of
suitable rating shall be provided to reduce heat transmission into the
room. The MEPD sub-contractor is to ensure that the exhaust system is

properly cladded. The exhaust muffler shall be a two stage unit to reduce
the noise down to 65 dBA at 5 meters. The pipe work shall be isolated
from the structure by employing spring type vibration isolation hangers.
These isolators shall not have any neoprene or rubber parts due to close
proximity to heat along the drop rods. Contractor shall provide any assisted/forced ventilation which is required

1.2.12 FUEL SYSTEMS: The contractor shall provide integral gravity day fuel tank for the plant, of
sufficient capacity for a minimum of 8 hours running at full load to the
approval of the engineer. A glass gauge shall be fitted to this fuel tank. The contractor shall install all necessary piping between the fuel tanks
and the engine as required. The contractor shall allow for the supply of sufficient fuel for testing,

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commissioning and handover procedures (minimum 4 hours running at

full load), as well as the diesel to fill up tank prior to handover to the
client. The contractor shall supply and install 10,000L (1.8m dia, 4m) size bulk
fuel tank at the place where located outside the building as shown in the
attached drawings. It also needs to be comprised with level monitoring
devices and fuel filling outlet with flow meter which can be linked with
BMS. All necessary piping with a pump needs to be installed from Bulk
tank to Day tank.

1.2.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED: MEPD sub-contractor shall submit full technical details of the plant and
ancillary equipment offered, together with relevant descriptive leaflets,
illustrations, standard drawings and other documents.

1.2.14 TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The following information shall be supplied in full and in all respects and
shall be submitted together with the tender:

Actual output at stated site conditions (kVA):
Load power factor catered for:
Method of excitation:
Speed (rpm):
Output voltage (V):
Transient voltage dip on full load application:
Voltage recovery time on full load application:
Type of coupling to engine:
Country of origin:

Naturally aspirated/turbo charged:
Type of cooling:
Continuous kW rating at stated site conditions:
Speed (rpm):
Number of cylinders:
Bore (mm):
Stroke (mm):
Swept Volume cm³:

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Compression ratio:
Fuel consumption at full load (kWh/l):
Make of fuel injection system:
Capacity of day fuel tank/Integral or remote (l and
Method of protection against low oil pressure:
Method of protection against high temperature:
Type of heater for warming cylinder heads:
Capacity of heater (kW):
Country of origin:


Manufacturer (Batteries):
Nominal voltage (V):
Rating of batteries (Ah):

Manufacturer (Charger):
Rate of trickle charge:
Rate of booster charge:
Country of origin:


Dry Relay Contacts (Yes/No):
BMS Interface (Protocol Type):
Compliance with specification (Yes/No):
Country of origin:


dB rating (dB):
Country of origin:


Total Weight, Dry (Kg):
Total Weight, Wet (Kg):
Weight per square meter on load bearing
members on base plate (kg/m²):

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dB rating (dB's @ m):
Country of origin:


Size of generator, i.e. L X W. H:
Is plant room suitable?

Bulk tank dimensions
Day tank dimensions
Fuel Transfer pump type
Pump horsepower
Pump flow rate
Total head suction
Total head discharge

NB: Please provide suitable alternative proposals if the answers are ‘NO’ to any of the questions.


1.3.1 The Synchronizing Panel shall be of the rigid, freestanding, metal cubicle type,
totally enclosed, dust and vermin protected and factory fabricated in compliance
with BS 5486 (IEC 60439) and this specification where applicable. Form of internal
separation shall be Form 4b as specified in IEC 60439-1. The Panel shall be of type
tested design. Design shall be type tested for Seismic conditions. Type test
certificates shall be in the name of the panel builder.

Synchronizing panel shall contain two incoming breakers and two outgoing
breaker and all the indicating instruments, contactors indicator lamps, current
transformers, auxiliary fuses, protection relays, surge arrestors, small wiring,
interconnections and other accessories of that circuit.

Busbars shall be of tin plated copper, and purity of copper shall be 99.99%.

The rating of main bus bar shall be current rating of 6000A and fault current rating

Moulded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB) in Synchronizing panel shall be furnished

with normally closed auxiliary contacts for circuit breaker on/off and tripped signals
for connectivity with Main Distribution Board and BMS.

Enclosure protection class shall be lP 54 as a minimum. The Synchronizing Panel

shall be flush fronted with front and rear access, and suitable for indoor use.
Access doors and covers shall incorporate sealing gaskets. Synchronizing Panel
shall be provided with a metal plinth of minimum 200mm high.

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Finished panels shall be without sharp edges and all exposed screws, bolts and
similar fastenings shall be smooth surfaced and protectively plated to prevent

All metal work (other than current carrying parts) shall be bonded to the earthing

Connection facilities for all outgoing bus trucking shall be provided at the top of the
Synchronizing Panel as appropriate for the feeder. Incoming connections bus
trunking shall be from the top. All electrical connections from the Synchrouizing
Panel to busbar trunkings shall be by means of flexible connection.

The main frame of the enclosure shall be electro galvanized, 2mm thickness, powder
coated steel. Doors/covers shall be powder coated mild steel with minimum 1.5mm
thickness. A high standard of finish is required for the distribution board.

The doors of the Synchronizing Panel shall be lockable. Before manufacture, the
Contractor shall submit to the Engineer for approval, detail drawings showing the
layout, construction and connection of Synchronizing Panel. The unit shall be naturally

The main components of the Synchronizing Breaker Panel shall be as follows.

Type Component Quantity
Incoming circuits 2500A, 4P, 50kA MCCB 01
800A, 4P, 50kA MCCB 01
Digital Power Analyzer with a Modbus RTU 02
(RS485) communication interface
3 Phase LED indicator light set 01
Outgoing circuit 2500A, 4P, 50kA MCCB 01
800A, 4P, 50kA MCCB 01
Digital Power Analyzer with a Modbus RTU 01
(RS485) communication interface
3 Phase LED indicator light set 01
Bas bar Bas bar 01 set

When synchronizing panel for each generator set is implemented, the

synchronizing/paralleling functions shall be integrated with the generator set control
functions (with duplicate functions eliminated). Each synchronizing panel shall contain
the components and devices as described in this section.

1.3.2 The microprocessor based PLC panel shall be suitable for use with AVR and electronic
speed governor to protect and monitor DG sets.

1.3.3 The controller shall be provided with following features and audible alarm:

Engine pre glow control

Fuel solenoid Control
Engine starter control
KVA controlled cool-down timer
Over speed protection

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Oil pressure monitoring, alarm and shutdown of the engine.

Water temperature monitoring, alarm and shutdown of the engine
Battery voltage monitoring
Over speed monitoring and alarm
attempt start failure alarm
Under / Over Voltage protection
Under / Over Frequency
Reserve Power (Inverse Time Delay)
Loss of excitation
Over current (inverse time delay)
Loss of utility power detection
Load surge
Current unbalance
Voltage unbalance
True RMS power calculations accurate control
Configurable loading / unloading ramp rates
Isochronous load sharing of up to 4 units using percentage based load sharing
Base load control for optimum fuel efficiency
Digital signal processing to eliminate harmonic issues
Safe dead bus closing logic internal to the control
Synchronization across generator and mains breakers
Multiple short re-closing with adjustable time delays
Manual voltage and speed adjusts for manual synchronizing
VAR sharing on isolated busses using percentage based reactive load sharing
Power factor or VAR control when base loaded
Externally adjustable VAR of PF set point levels.
The DG set shall start and stop automatically based on plant bus demand.

1.3.4 The control system shall be provided with built in relays for protection of the following

Reverse Power
Reverse KVAR
Over current
Under and over voltage
Under and over frequency
Synchronization check and earth fault relay.

1.3.5 The control system shall be suitable for load sharing by sensing active and reactive

1.3.6 The system shall be provided with RS 232/RS485 communication port compatible
with BMS.

1.3.7 OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION Control panel shall be suitable for manual type or AMF with Auto-
synchronizing mode:

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1.3.8 MANUAL MODULE In a manual mode, it shall be possible for the operator to start-up the
generator set on pressing the start push button. Three attempts starting
facility shall be operative for the start-up function. Alternator circuit breakers
closing and trip operations shall also be through operator only by pressing
the appropriate button on the panel and closure shall be feasible only after
alternator has built up full voltage. If the load is already on 'mains', pressure
on 'close' button shall be ineffective.

1.3.9 AMF WITH AUTO-SYNCHRONIZING MODULE A line voltage monitor shall monitor supply voltage on each phase. When the
mains supply voltage fails completely or falls below set value (variable
between 80 to 95% of the normal value) on any phase, the monitor module
shall initiate start-up of diesel engine. To avoid initiation due to momentary
disturbance, a time delay adjustment between 0 to 5 second shall be
incorporated in start-up initiation. A three attempt starting facility shall be provided, 6 seconds ON, 5 seconds
OFF, 6 seconds ON. If at the end of the third attempt, the engine does not
start, it shall be locked out of start and a master timer shall be provided for
this function. Suitable adjustment timers are to be incorporated which will
make it feasible to vary independently ON/OFF setting periods from 1-10
seconds. If alternator does not build up voltage after the first or second start
as may be, further starting attempt will not be made until the starting facility
is reset. Once the alternator has built up voltage, the alternator circuit breaker shall
close connecting the load to the alternator. The load is now supplied by the
alternator. When the main supply is restored and is healthy as sensed by the line
voltage monitor setting, both for under voltage and unbalance, the system
shall be monitored by a suitable timer which can be set between 1 minute to
10 minutes for the load to be transferred automatically to main supply. The
diesel alternator set reverts to standby for next operation as per description
in paragraphs 4.4.1, 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 above. In the Auto synchronization mode, the controller will ensure that the
synchronization parameters like Voltage, phase sequence and frequency of
the incoming DG set are matched with the bus supply. After satisfying all the
required parameters in communication with the Governor/Motorized

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potentiometer, as required, the signal will be given to close the respective

ACB. This procedure shall be repeated for all the successive DG sets in the
group. If the load on each DG set is less than 60% (adjustable) of its capacity, one
of the sets will switch off automatically and the load is transferred to the
running set, similarly the load is increase 80% (adjustable) of the running
generator other should be called into operation. This sequence will continue
until balance is attained. On resumption of CEB power at all the locations;
DG sets will switch off after cool down period of 5 minutes. The lead DG
shall be interchangeable automatically depending on the working condition. Automatic DG loading/ unloading for Bump less load transfer: Soft loading
and unloading, avoid shock loading and stress on engine/alternator, avoid
system disturbance, avoid shock loading and stress on engine/alternator,
facility to adjust/unload dwell time. Automatic Dead bus closing: Only one breaker shall close on dead bus and
each LSM (line synchronising module) shall communicate with others to
ensure the above function. Isochronous load sharing ensures equal load
sharing among DG sets.


1.4.1. The plant shall be tested at the supplier's premises, in accordance with BS 5514
Parts 2 and 3 (ISO 3046) and NFPA 110. The tests shall be for rated load test at the
rated power factor using inductive load banks, to be witness by the Engineer/Client.

1.4.2 Thereafter, an on-site test shall take place after completion of all the installation
works using a resistive bank delivering the name plate current. The Engineer
requires being present at the site load bank test. If the inductive load bank test for
the rated kW at rated power factor has not been done then the site load test shall be
carried out by suitably sized inductive load bank.

1.4.3 All necessary fuel, load bank provision and cabling works to suit the above shall be
allowed for in this scope of works.

1.4.4 Sequential operation of the Synchronizing panel shall be demonstrated to all

possible scenarios.


1.5.1 The scope includes for full training of the Client and Facilities Management in the
operation and maintenance (trouble shooting, servicing, preventive, and routine) of
the Standby Diesel Generator System.

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1.5.2 Necessary training shall be imparted for regular testing and simulation of load


1.6.1 A one-year or 1000 hours, free maintenance period shall be included from the date
of issue of formal take over certificate by the Client.

1.6.2 This free maintenance period shall cover labour, travelling, spare parts and
materials, pre-emptive/proactive inspections (minimum 6 site visits), attending
service and defect calls and all other inputs required to ensure proper maintenance
and full optimum working order of the entire system.

1.6.3 Preferably generators should have minimum 2 years warranty period from the date
of issue of formal take over certificate by the Client.