To fulfill our commitment to be the leading supplier in the power generation industry, the Total Energy Systems, LLC. team ensures they are always up-to-date with the current power industry standards as well as industry trends. As a service, our Information Sheets are circulated on a regular basis to existing and potential power customers to maintain their awareness of changes and developments in standards, codes, and technology within the power industry.

Applicable Codes:

  • Lubrication Oil Make-up Systems
  • Power Factor Relating to Generator Sets
  • NETA Certification for Generator System Service Personnel
  • Alternator Winding Temperature Rise in Generator Systems
  • Above-Ground Sub-Base Fuel Tanks for Generator Sets
  • Selective Coordination of Circuit Breakers
  • Winterization Packages for Diesel Generator Sets
  • Material & Designs Used to Sound Attenuate a Generator System
  • IBC 2000, 2003 and 2006 for Generator Systems in Areas of Seismic Activity
  • NFPA 110 Pertaining to Generator Set Systems Level 1 and 2
  • Stationary Generators Covered by UL 2200
  • Protected Above Ground Tanks for Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • 30-Cycle Rated Transfer Switches & Withstand Ratings
  • Alternator Winding Temperature Rise in Generator Systems
  • Sound Attenuation of Generator Sets


  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Emissions with Diesel Generator Systems
  •  IS#73
  • EPA Flexibility Program for Prime, Mobile and Rental Diesel Engine Generator Sets
  •  IS#59
  • Recommended Lubrication Oils for Diesel Generator Set Systems
    Using EGR and DPF Technology
  •  IS#56
  • EPA RICE NESHAP Regulations Applicable to Certain Existing Non - Emergency Generator Systems
  •  IS#50
  • Final EPA Emissions (Standby and Prime) for Stationary Spark Ignition Generators
  •  IS#48
  • EPA Emssions Standards for NON - Emergency Standby Diesel Generator Sets
  •  IS#49
  • EPA Emissions Standards for Emergency Standby Diesel Generator Sets
  •  IS#47
  • Exhaust Emission After-treatment Devices for Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#46
  • Emissions for Large Spark Ignition (LSI) Engines in Generator Sets
  •  IS#33
  • Guide to Generator Set Exhaust Systems

Fuel Types:

  • Gas Scrubbers for Gaseous Fueled Generator Sets
  •  IS#85
  • Bi-Fuel Natural Gas & Diesel Generator Systems
  •  IS#76
  • Water Separators for Diesel & NG Generator Systems
  •  IS#75
  • Alternative Fuels Options for Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#45
  • Biodiesel for Diesel Generators Set
  • Low Sulfur and the Effect on Older Diesel Engine Models
  • Guide to Delivering Gas to Gas Fueled Generator Sets

Generator & ATS Maintenance:

  • Troubleshooting Gaseous Generator Systems
  •  IS#82
  • Trouble Shooting Diesel Generator Sets
  •  IS#77
  • Recommendations Operating Generator Sets in a Cold Climate
  •  IS#32
  • The Importance of Clean Diesel Fuel Supply for Generator Systems
  •  IS#72
  • Avoiding Over-Cooling of Diesel Generators in Low Ambient Temperatures
  •  IS#66
  • Arc Flash Protection Boundary During ATS Service
  •  IS#65
  • The Key to Standby Generator System Reliability
  •  IS#55
  • Coolant Fluid Options for Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#42
  • The Importance of Maintaining a Generator's Cooling System
  •  IS#41
  • Auto Transfer Switch Service and Maintenance
  • Fuel Maintenance for Diesel Generator Sets
  • Diesel Generator Set Fuel System Planned Maintenance
  • Maintenance of a Generator Set System Batteries
  • Diesel Generator Set General Planned Maintenance Programs

Monitoring Devices:

  • Monitoring Systems for Generator Set Systems
  • Predicting Generator Failure Issues by Remote Monitoring


  • The Paralleling of Generator Systems- Basics, Applicable UL Codes and When to Use


  • Safety Guidelines for Rental Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#80
  • Sizing Rental Generator Sets
  •  IS#35
  • Selection of Rental Generator Sets
  •  IS#34


  • Selection of Residential Standby Generators
  •  IS#39
  • Reliable Residential Power During Extended Outages

Seismic Rating:

  • IBC2000, 2003 and 2006 for Generator Systems in Areas of Seismic Activity
  • Guide to Generator Set Installation in Areas of Seismic Activity
  • Vibration isolation used on engine generator sets


  • 30-Cycle Rated Transfer Switches & Withstand Ratings
  •  IS#54
  • Guide to 600V Generator Set Applications in North America
  •  IS#51
  • Considering Instantaneous Voltage Drop Versus Sustained Voltage Drop
  •  IS#38
  • Differences Between 80% and 100% - Rated Circuit Breakers
  •  IS#37
  • Engine Block Heaters for Generator Set
  •  IS#31
  • NiCd versus Lead Acid Starter Batteries for Generator Set Systems
  • Key Factors in the Sizing of Generator Sets
  • Battery Charging Systems Recommended for Standby Generator Sets
  • Remote Radiator Systems
  • Concrete platforms and mounting arrangements for generator sets
  • Uninterrupted Power Systems (UPS) - What They Are and Where They Are Required
  • Wet Stacking and How to Avoid It
  • Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Short Circuit and Overload Protection Devices Within an Electrical System


  • Thermal Imaging on Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#43
  • Power Factor Relating to Generator Sets
  •  IS#38
  • Testing Generator Sets - Resistive vs. Reactive
  •  IS#36

Transfer Switches:

  • Types of ATS's and Application in Generator Set Systems
  •  IS#44
  • Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switches
  •  IS#34
  • When Should the Neutral be Switched


  • Dual Fuel Natural Gas & LPG Generator Systems
  •  IS#84
  • Generator Set Systems Installed On Top of Tall Buildings
  •  IS#83
  • Agricultural Applications for Generator Sets
  •  IS#78
  • 30-Cycle Rated Transfer Switches & Withstand Ratings
  •  IS#71
  • Guide to Selecting Residential Standby Generators
  •  IS#70
  • Combined Heat and Power in Generator Set Applications
  •  IS#64
  • Generator Set Peak Load Shaving Applications
  •  IS#63
  • Specifying a Generator Set for Telecommunication Cell Towers
  •  IS#62
  • Generator Applications in Healthcare Facilities
  •  IS#67
  • Specifying a Generator Set for a Data Center
  •  IS#61
  • Three Cycle vs. Series Rated Automatic Transfer Switches
  •  IS#06