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Is there a standard for replacement of diesel generators in storage facilities in high-rise buildings?

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Education: Industrial Engineering and Management, MBA, LLB. Initiation and development of energy management systems in complexes and high-rise buildings. Establishment of a system for energy-zero...

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In Israel, in high-rise homes, 29 meters or more, it is mandatory to install a diesel generator for electricity supply in the event of malfunctions in the national grid.
The higher the houses, the more difficult it is to fulfill. The idea is to replace the generator with a storage facility.
A typical generator room in Israel is 4.5 by 6.5 meters, with a total area of about 30 square meters. It is about 3.5 meters high. In such an area a storage facility can be installed, including a PCS of about 6MWH - 8MWH.
The problem is getting approval from the fire department.
My suggestion is to keep the storage room pressurized with nitrogen without oxygen. And have a fire detection system that will ensure an increase in nitrogen pressure when overheated.
Is there a standard in the US that allows such a facility to be installed? Maybe in Europe?
I'd like to receive an answer.

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