This handbook provides basic design guidance which has been developed
from extensive reevaluation of facilities. It is intended for use by
experienced architects and engineers. The criteria presented is for the
design of stationary diesel-electric generating plants for prime and
standby/emergency duty. Planning factors are provided for plants
incorporating the cogeneration of steam and/or hot-water for other uses.
the types of waste-heat recovery cycles available for cogeneration are also
provided. Data and criteria required for design of diesel-electric
generating plants include information on the service category and the types
of power and fuels available, other plant location factors, advantages and
disadvantages of various plant ownership options, and electrical and thermal
loads anticipated. Design criteria are included for diesel-engine
control wiring and components, piping, insulation, corrosion protection, and
for various other design factors. Guidance is provided to assist in the
design of different types of plant construction and of nonstandard plants.