Reliability of standby generators in Hong Kong buildings

Ya Ping Du, J. Burnett, S. M. Chan

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Reliable emergency power supply is essential to fire services installations. However, the extent of reliability and availability of standby generators in Hong Kong buildings are a query so far. This paper presents a generator reliability survey in Hong Kong. The results regarding fault events, reliability, and availability of standby generators are shown by means of analysis of their fault/failure records. Recommendations on reliable operation of standby generators are also provided in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1592-1595
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2003


  • Generator
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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