permissible interruption may be as long as 4 hours; for others it is only a
18.104.22.168 Uninterruptible (No-Break) Power Supplies. Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS) systems are required for certain electronic equipment and for
other equipment performing critical functions which cannot tolerate any
power interruption. An UPS system provides continuous disturbance-free
(regulated) electric power and contains a battery bank which
"floats-on-the-line." Standby/emergency diesel-electric generators are
sized to supply power for not more than 15 minutes.
2.3.3 Electrical Loads. Facility electrical loads, defined in NAVFAC
DM-4.01, are categorized for each electrical source.
22.214.171.124 Primary Load. The primary load, which includes the critical load,
is the peak electrical demand under peacetime conditions.
126.96.36.199 Minimum Essential Operating Load. This constitutes the minimum
electric load necessary to support absolutely essential operations.
Illumination is reduced to the bare minimum; all convenience and other loads
are suspended. Refer to NAVFAC DM-4.01 and to the National Fire Protection
Association, Inc,. (NFPA) No. 70 National Electrical Code (NEC); Articles
517, Health Care Facilities, 700, Emergency Systems and 701, Legally
Required Standby Systems for specific criteria and guidance in determining
188.8.131.52 Vital Operation Loads. Vital operations are defined as those
activities where an outage will cause the loss of the ability to perform
primary missions. The loss of the ability to satisfy these loads could
result in disastrous situations or in extreme safety hazards as compared to
minor disruptions and inconveniences.
184.108.40.206 Critical Loads. The critical electric load is that part of the
electrical load which requires continuous quality electric power. Examples
include facilities such as hospitals, dry docks, shipyards, cold-iron
support, and those facilities with computers or electronic equipment, as
2.4.1 Methods of Satisfying Electric Loads. The following alternate
methods of satisfying electric load demands should be considered:
rehabilitation of existing equipment,
replacement of existing installations,