Video: Don’t Forget the Fuel! 10 Things to Look for when Commissioning Your Generator Fuel Systems

This presentation will discuss some of the most common issues (and best practices) seen during commissioning of emergency power systems.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) April 26, 2023
Courtesy: CxEnergy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the overall importance of fuel systems in reliability of the emergency power systems.
  • Understand basics and best practices for designing emergency power supply (EPS) fuel systems and what to include in construction documents.
  • Develop sequence of operations (SOO) for EPS fuel systems.
  • Know the single points of failure to look for during installation and acceptance testing of EPS fuel systems.

Video courtesy: CxEnergy


  • Mark Gelfo, PE, CxA, EMP, LEED Fellow, TLC Engineering Solutions

All emergency power systems have one thing in common, regardless of size, location, or type of facility – they run on fuel. And the number one reason emergency power systems fail or fail to start is fuel.

Fuel systems are absolutely essential to the reliable start-up, operation, and performance of on-site power generation, yet they are often underappreciated, improperly designed, and not always understood.

This presentation will discuss some of the most common issues (and best practices) we have seen during commissioning of emergency power systems. We will review items in the design, installation, and acceptance testing phases, as told through real world case study examples.

CxEnergy is the premier conference & expo in commissioning, building technology, and energy management. CSE subscribers receive a 10% discount to the CxEnergy 2023 with promo code CSE10 (May 2-5, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX). Learn more and register.

CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.