ISO 8528-6:2005 specifies the test methods to be used for characterizing an entire generating set. It applies to alternating current (a.c.) generating sets driven by reciprocating internal combustion (RIC) engines for land and marine use, excluding generating sets used on aircraft or to propel land vehicles and locomotives.
For some specific applications (e.g. essential hospital supplies, high-rise buildings) supplementary requirements may be necessary. The provisions of ISO 8528-6:2005 are intended as a basis for establishing any supplementary requirements.
For a.c. generating sets driven by other reciprocating type prime movers (e.g. steam engines), ISO 8528-6:2005 is intended as a basis for establishing these requirements.