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Installation Checklist Capstone MicroTurbine


Perform the following inspections and check the box to the left of each if you can answer ‘Yes’ to the question. There may be other ways to satisfy the requirements of the MicroTurbine without answering yes to the questions, but those answers ought to be explained. If the installation does not satisfy any of the following inspections, correct the problem(s) before completing the MicroTurbine Commissioning Checklist (460006).

Each asterisk (*) that is highlighted in yellow is a note flag. Place the cursor on any flag and wait for a short time until the note opens. Each note presents helpful information for performing the related inspection.


Perform the inspections in this document before completing the MicroTurbine Commissioning Checklist (460006). This list can also be used as an installation design checklist before breaking ground. Also, refer to the Commissioning Checklist Procedures Work Instructions (440052).



Is the installation indoors?

Is the room ventilated with a powered fan? *[Note1]

Is it sized for 5 kW per C30, 10 kW per C60? 1500 cfm per C60 on a 100 °F day? *[Note2]

Is the room ventilation inlet near the MicroTurbine front? *[Note3]

Is the room ventilation outlet near the MicroTurbine rear? *[Note4]

Are the compressors or other heat sources near the rear of the MicroTurbine?

Is the exhaust ducting adequately sized for the length? *[Note5]

Is the exhaust ducting removable from the MicroTurbine for engine removal/service?

Is the engine air and electronics air at the same temperature? *[Note6]

Is the electronics inlet free of restrictions such as louvers, ducting, etc?

General Installation

Is there adequate service area and egress to the service areas? 30” min. all sides

Are the panels or engine free of obstruction for service removal? *[Note7]

Is there a telephone line available for the modem of each Master MicroTurbine?

Is the installation a MultiPac?

Are there conduits or conductors running between the MicroTurbines for MultiPac cable? *[Note8]

Are there conduits or conductors running from the master to the compressor, DMC, and heat exchanger for control wiring for faults, etc? *[Note9]

Does the installation have heat recovery?

If the exhaust is ducted together, are there backflow dampers and interlocks? *[Note10]

If there is more than one heat exchanger, is the common water pipe bigger than both individuals to allow adequate water flow and prevent overheating?

If the water loop is long, is the pipe and pump sized appropriately?

Has air been purged from the system and is there an air separator plumbed upstream of the heat exchanger?

460021-001 Rev A (May 2003) Page 1 of 2

This information is proprietary to Capstone Turbine Corporation. Neither this document nor the information contained herein shall be copied, disclosed to others, or used for any purposes other than the specific purpose for which this document was delivered. Capstone reserves the right to change or modify without notice, the design, the product specifications, and/or the contents of this document without incurring any obligation either with respect to equipment previously sold or in the process of construction.

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