1.1 Scope. Data and criteria provided in this handbook apply to the design
of diesel-electric generating plants for naval shore activities for prime
and standby/emergency duty. Considerations for incorporating the
cogeneration of steam and/or hot water to satisfy export heat loads, or to
generate additional electric power, are addressed.
1.2 Diesel-Electric Generating Plant Types. This handbook addresses
stationary diesel-electric generating plants of two duty types: Prime Duty
and Standby/Emergency Duty electric generating plants. Duty types and the
electrical loads which are served by each are addressed in Section 2.
Guidance for planing the design is provided in NAVFAC DM-4.01, Electrical
Engineering, Preliminary Design Considerations, Section 3; and in the
National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA) No. 70, National Electrical
1.3 Definitive Designs and Guide Specifications. The Navy has prepared
several definitive designs and guide specifications for stationary
diesel-electric generating plants which are summarized in Table 1 as to
capacity ranges in kilowats (kW), corresponding guide specifications, and
definitive designs for each duty type.
Summary Diesel-Electric Generating Plant NAVFAC
Definitive Designs and Guide Specifications
for Duty Types and Generating Capacity Ranges
kW to 500 kW
501 kW to 2500 kW
2501 kW and larger
10 kW to 300 kW
301 kW to 1000 kW
1001 kW to 3000 kW
1.4 Usage: Definitive designs are available for both prime duty and
for standby/emergency duty plants (refer to NAVFAC P-272, Definitive Designs
for Naval Shore Facilities, Part II). Naval Facilities Guide Specifications
(NFGS) have been prepared for each design. Guidance contained within this
handbook may be used to tailor definitive designs and guide specifications.
The additional Naval Facilities Guide Specification, NFGS-16208, Diesel
Engine-Generator Sets 10 kW to 500 kW Prime Duty Units and 10 kW to 300 KW
Standby/Emergency Duty Units, is available without a definitive design.
This guide specification is intended for use where standard commercial units