MIL-STD-705, “Mobile Electric Power Systems,” has just been updated. The new Revision D is available now from Document Center Inc. in either paper format or for pdf download. This edition does have a new title. The previous Revision C (now obsolete) was called “Generator Sets, Engine Driven, Methods of Test and Instructions.”
You should also note that MIL-STD-705 has a companion handbook, MIL-HDBK-705 (Revision C with Validation Notice 1). Some of the handbook’s test methods have been combined into the new 652-page MIL-STD-705 D. So you’ll find the Handbooks’s Methods 101.1 through 222.1 in the new Revision D. Other methods from the MIL-HDBK-705 are still valid and currently unchanged.
What does the new MIL-STD-705 D include? As a test method standard, it is a compilation of all the tests for mobile electric generators. The tests are divided into 8 series of specific method classifications. They establish a uniform way to set up and perform the tests necessary to ensure a “Mobile Electric Power System” (MPES) meets U.S. military requirements. The standard can be called out in U.S. government (DoD) contracts and is enforceable.
In addition to the various test methods, the standard provides general information at the beginning of the document. This includes terms and definitions, referenced documents, and other generalized information needed to correctly carry out any of the test methods of the standard.
Every one of the test methods from the older MIL-STD-705 C have been updated (with the exclusion of Method 6.3). The revisions include corrections, new test equipment, test instruments and of course, test procedures themselves. And a new series of test methods have also been added. With such an extensive list of updates, there are no lines in the margins to point out the changes. You’ll need to review each test that you currently use to look for revisions.
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