On switchboard, check that GENERATOR circuit breaker (Pi or P2) for starting generator is OPEN.
On switchboard, set AMMETER SWITCH to ON.
Ear protection must be worn In vWs 4 when generators are operating.
e.On starting SSG, push ENGINE START/STOP SWITCH up and hold until engine starts. Release
switch when engine starts. Engine should start and operate at idling speed.
If engine does not start within 30 seconds, release ENGINE START/STOP SWITCH. Wait 2 minutes for
starter motor to cool. Then, try again. Release SWITCH when engine starts. I engine does not start after
three attempts, troubleshoot by following procedures on page 53, Caterpillar Systems Operation Testing
and Adjusting for 33048 & 3306B Generator Set Engines, Form No. SENR2797.
f.With engine idling, check that oil pressure gauge shows positive pressure. If not, stop engine. Troubleshoot
according to paragraph 418 and correct problem.
With engine idling, check that fuel pressure gauge on engine is in normal (green) range.
With engine idling, check that coolant temperature gauge is registering. As engine warms up. gauge
starts to move toward higher reading. Engine can be switched from IDLE to RUN and a load applied. Refer to
On switchboard, set battery charger FLOAT/EQUALIZE switch to FLOAT.
On switchboard control panel for starting SSG, check that:
VOLTMETER reads 440 Vac
FREQUENCY METER reads 60 Hz
AMMETER reads 0.
4-13 . Operating procedures. While engine is idling for 5 minutes, check operations as given in step 2-13c.
See paragraph 2-12 for operation of generator set alarms and shutoffs.
4-14 . Shutdown procedures
Shutdown procedures at engine. While SSGs are normally operated and shutdown from the switchboard,
these procedures provide for shutting down SSGs at the engine from an idling no-load status.
Make sure all electrical loads have been transferred to other generator sets and applicable SSG circuit
breaker (P1 for SSG1 or P2 for SSG 2) is open (OFF).
Operate engine at idle speed for 5 minutes.
At engine, push ENGINE START/STOP switch to STOP