NATO - AEP-4133
ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLIES: STANDARD TYPES AND ROTATING GENERATING SETS (AC-DC)
|Publication Date:||24 March 2017|
1. The aim of this agreement is to define standard types of electrical power for general purposes, used by the NATO land-forces and to standardize certain electrical characteristics of rotating 28-volt DC and alternating current (AC) generating sets of the various electrical power supply and equipment.
2. The current edition of this STANDARD is a merger of STANAG 4133 (Edition 3) Method of specifying electrical power supplies: standard types of electrical power, STANAG 4134 (Edition 3) Electrical Characteristics of rotating 28-volt DC generating sets and STANAG 4135 (Edition 3) Electrical characteristics of rotating alternating current generating sets.
3. Power production for base camps accounts for a major portion of the nonaviation fuel required to conduct operations. Any reduction in the amount of fuel used will result in significant savings in cost and logistics support effort, with the attendant reduction in casualties and potential increase in combat power. Efficient generators, power optimization, energy saving solutions and sustainability are key concepts that can contribute to a reduced fuel demand. Implementing these principles as early in the planning process as possible will further augment their effectiveness. Energy efficiency and security challenges arising from environmental issues have also been identified as important at the NATO political level. Electrical power production is one area where NATO-led forces are obligated to follow NATO policy and agreements and in doing so can enhance the effectiveness of operations.