Update No. 2 was published as notification that this is now a National Standard of Canada
This PDF includes Update No. 2
This is the fourth edition of CSA C282, Emergency electrical power supply for buildings.
It supersedes the previous editions published in 2000, 1989, and 1977.
This Standard applies to the design, installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of emergency generators and associated equipment for providing an emergency power supply to electrical loads in buildings and facilities when the normal power supply fails and an emergency power supply is required by the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
(1) For guidelines on emergency electrical power supply for life-support equipment, see Annex A.
(2) In this Standard, the term building also includes facilities.
This Standard does not cover
(a) any emergency power supply provided from storage batteries or other sources of uninterrupted power supply (UPS);
(b) application of an emergency power supply; and
(c) design and construction of unit equipment for emergency lighting that complies with CSA C22.2 No. 141.
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