Critical Power: Standby Versus Emergency Power Systems


Air Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exam for Continuing Education Units

1 AIA CES accredited LU available for attendees

You must get 8 of 10 questions correct to pass the exam. You may retake the exam if necessary. You will be notified whether you passed or failed automatically after taking the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be able to download the completion certificate immediately.


 

Critical Power: Standby Versus Emergency Power Systems

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Exam Question 1 *

Selective coordination of circuit breakers within a hospital requires that the generator provide:

200% rated current for 1 second
100% rated current for 10 seconds
300% rated current for 10 seconds
Exam Question 2 *

NEC 700.5 permits generator system to be sized for less than maximum emergency system loads to be operated simultaneously provided selective load shed is incorporated in the design. 

True
False
Exam Question 3 *

NFPA 70 requires monthly and annual testing for a hospital generator system.

True
False
Exam Question 4 *

Wiring for legally required systems is permitted to occupy the same raceways, cables, boxes, and cabinets with other general building wiring.

True
False
Exam Question 5 *

In the event of a power failure for the normal power system, NEC 700 requires power to be available to the emergency system in:

30 seconds
60 seconds
15 seconds
10 seconds
No specified time requirement
Exam Question 6 *

NFPA 99 requires that all hospital chiller systems are on emergency power.

True
False
Exam Question 7 *

When designing a hospital, an engineer should determine ‘N’ based upon:

Capacity of the life safety system
Capacity of the critical and life safety system
Capacity of the life safety, critical, and equipment branch
Capacity of the life safety, critical, equipment, and all non-essential loads
Exam Question 8 *

In the event of a power failure for the normal power system, NEC 701 requires power to be available to the legally required standby system in:

30 seconds
60 seconds
15 seconds
10 seconds
No specified time requirement
Exam Question 9 *

Closed transition transfer switches are important to which hospital department?

Sterile processing
Post-anesthesia
Radiology
Administration
Exam Question 10 *

Generators serving emergency, legally required, and optional standby systems are not permitted to have a total connected load that exceeds the rated capacity of the generator system.

True
False