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CENTRAL COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE STATION #5
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
SECTION 16000 - BASIC ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 16010 - BASIC ELECTRICAL MATERIALS AND METHODS
SECTION 16060 - ELECTRICAL SERVICE
SECTION 16070 - ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR EQUIPMENT
SECTION 16110 - RACEWAYS, FITTINGS AND BOXES
SECTION 16120 - CONDUCTORS
SECTION 16140 - WIRING DEVICES
SECTION 16150 - MOTORS AND MOTOR CONTROLS
SECTION 16160 - SAFETY SWITCHES
SECTION 16180 - FUSES
SECTION 16190 - SUPPORTING DEVICES
SECTION 16455 - GROUNDING
SECTION 16470 - PANELBOARDS
SECTION 16495 - AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES
SECTION 16500 - INTERIOR LIGHTING
SECTION 16525 - EXTERIOR LIGHTING
SECTION 16622 - PACKAGED ENGINE GENERATOR SYSTEMS
SECTION 16720 - FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
SECTION 16721 - FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM
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SECTION 16000 - BASIC ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
PART 1 - GENERAL
A. WORK INCLUDED
1. Applicable provisions of Bidding Requirements and Division 1 General Requirements
apply to work of this Section.
2. Should a conflict arise between this section and other Sections, the General and
Supplementary Conditions of Division 1 shall take precedence.
3. The word "Contractor" as used in these specifications shall be held to mean the person,
firm or corporation contracting to do the herein described work.
4. The submittal of a proposal carries with it the agreement to all items and conditions
referred to in the specifications and accompanying drawings.
B. RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Comply with the rules, regulations, ordinances of all applicable governing bodies in force
at the time of execution of the Contract, as well as the requirements of the local utility
companies.
C. PERMITS AND FEES
1. Pay the cost of all fees, permits or licenses that may be required for the performance of
the work described herein.
D. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
1. The specifications and the accompanying drawings plans (architectural, site, structural,
mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing) are mutually explanatory and
anything described or shown on one, but not on the other, shall be considered as if shown
or described on all. The intention of the drawings and specifications is to provide
complete functioning systems in every respect. Furnish all material and equipment and
perform all labor to achieve this intent, whether or not such material or equipment is
indicated herein. Whenever the term "provide" is used, it shall mean "furnish and
install."
2. Data given herein and on the drawings is as exact as could be secured. Their absolute
accuracy is not guaranteed. Obtain and verify exact locations, measurements, levels,
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space requirements, etc., at the site, and adapt the work to actual conditions at the
building as constructed.
3. The drawings shall be considered schematic and are not intended to indicate all required
materials. Conduit, wiring, equipment, etc., shall be installed so all items clear the
structure and other building elements and maintain appropriate clearances for access,
service and maintenance.
4. Some of the details on the drawings are schematic or diagrammatic. These details are not
intended to show all materials, etc., required to achieve the arrangement shown. Adapt
these details to the actual conditions of the job.
5. Routing of conduit and location of equipment and other devices are shown on plans for
general guidance. This Contractor shall coordinate his work with other Contractors and
shall provide necessary deviations in routing as far as 10 feet from those shown to
provide systems as specified or implied, without interference and pursuant to these
requirements at no additional cost to the Owner, Architect or Engineer.
6. Contractor shall not scale the drawings. Refer to architectural and structural drawings for
building construction and dimensions and to room finish schedule on architectural
drawings for material, finish and construction method of walls, floors and ceilings in
order to insure proper rough-in and installation of contractor=s work.
7. Changes, modifications or variations to the plans and specifications will be issued by the
Engineer in writing.
E. DISCREPANCIES OR OMISSIONS
1. During the bidding period, any discrepancies or omissions in any of the documents or any
doubt as to their meaning, should be reported to the Engineer who will, time permitting,
issue a written instruction in the form of an addendum to all bidders of record. The
Engineer will not be responsible for any oral explanations or interpretations of the
documents.
2. During construction, should a discrepancy or omission be found, it shall be brought to the
attention of the Engineer at once for resolution.
3. No changes in contract price will be allowed for minor changes in layout or location
required to avoid interferences, obstructions, etc. Contract price changes will be
considered only for changes in the scope of the project requirements. All such scope
changes and price revisions must be authorized in writing.
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F. VISITING THE SITE
1. Before submitting a bid, visit the site and become acquainted with the conditions under
which the work will be performed.
2. Failure to fully understand the existing site conditions under which the work is to be
performed will not be justification for additional compensation after the award of the
contract.
G. SHOP DRAWINGS
1. Submit shop drawings for each specification section in compliance with the General and
Special Conditions.
2. Submit four (4) copies of all required Shop Drawings and material and equipment lists
for the Engineer and Owner's sole use and any additional copies required for other use.
3. Review and correct shop drawings before they are submitted. Shop drawings shall bear
the signed and dated approval stamp of the Contractor.
4. Shop drawings shall include the plan mark used on the plans.
5. Equipment shop drawings shall give capacities at conditions specified, shall include
manufacturer's catalog numbers and cuts. Shop drawings shall be clearly marked and
shall indicate all accessories, items, conditions, etc., which are being furnished and all
conditions of the plans and specifications are being met. Wiring diagrams shall also be
submitted.
6. Submittals which do not provide the required information will be returned unchecked.
7. Contractor shall be responsible for deviations, errors and omissions in submittals, and
this responsibility shall not be relieved by Engineers' review of submittals.
8. Coordinate each submittal with the contract documents, work of other contractors, and
job site conditions.
H. MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND MANUALS
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1. Upon completion of the job, instruct the Owner's representatives in the proper operation
and maintenance of the systems installed by this Contractor. Submit documentation
indicating the date of instruction; names and organization of persons providing and
receiving the instructions; systems the instructions covered; and materials received.
2. Submit three (3) complete sets of properly bound operating manuals to the Engineer for
review. These manuals shall include the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Complete set of shop drawings.
Copies of all submittals.
Parts lists, wiring diagrams, piping diagrams, etc.
Manufacturers' operating and maintenance instructions.
Written operating and maintenance instructions for the system.
Copies of warranties.
Parts lists for each piece of equipment and name of local supplier.
I. TEMPORARY POWER
1. The contractor=s temporary electric service facilities shall include all required panels,
switches, protective devices, conduit, wiring, receptacles, etc., required to extend service
and adequately distribute light and power in accordance with NEC Article 527.
Coordinate details of service and metering for job site and construction offices with local
utility company. Energy charges shall be paid by the General Contractor.
2. Temporary lighting shall consist of protected incandescent or fluorescent fixtures
symmetrically spaced to produce a minimum of 3 footcandles throughout the work areas.
3. Temporary power panels shall be located on each floor of multi-story buildings. Panel
area served shall not exceed 25,000 square feet. Each panel shall power 12-20A, 120V,
quadraplex GFI receptacles. Locate quadraplex receptacles on each floor to permit work
in all areas with extension cord not exceeding 100 feet in length.
4. Stairs and other enclosed areas shall have adequate lighting.
5. The service shall be available during all working hours and scheduled overtime hours and
otherwise as necessary for security and safety purposes, with security lighting to be
provided during all hours of darkness. All such facilities shall conform to all
requirements of the National Electrical Code, the local utility, and all other governmental
authorities having jurisdiction.
J. AS-BUILT RECORD DRAWINGS
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1. During construction, maintain a separate set of drawings at the jobsite to keep a record of
all changes of locations. See additional requirements in General Conditions and
Supplementary Conditions.
2. Locations of conduit and other concealed facilities shall be shown if and when they differ
from the drawings. Underground conduit shall be dimensioned on those drawings.
3. "As built" drawings are to be submitted to Architect/Engineer for review prior to the time
of request for final payment. Submit as-built record drawings in accordance with the
General Conditions.
K. GUARANTEE AND WARRANTY
1. Guarantee and warrant equipment, materials, workmanship, installation, etc., for a period
of one year in accordance with the General Conditions.
2. During the guarantee period, make all required repairs and replacements, and provide
necessary service, labor, tools, materials, parts, etc., at no additional cost to the Owner.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A. MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION
1. Equipment selection has been based on one manufacturer to establish the desired type,
style, quality, performance, etc. When other manufacturers are listed as equally
acceptable, the product of those manufacturers will be accepted if their product complies
with these specifications and drawings. The listing of a manufacturer does not relieve
that manufacturer from complying with the specifications and drawings.
2. Equipment and materials are subject to the review and approval of the Engineer and
Architect.
3. Differences in cost involved in using an equally acceptable manufacturer shall be
included in the bid. Contractor shall be responsible for any and all engineering and
installation variations due to the substituted equipment. These include structural,
electrical, architectural, plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, etc. changes.
4. Deviations from these specifications are not solicited and are not encouraged. If a
deviation between the specifications or drawings and items bid does exist, then that
deviation must be clearly itemized and explained on the bid form.
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PART 3 - EXECUTION
A. RESPONSIBILITY
1. Provide material, equipment, labor, services, supplies, etc., required to execute to
completion work shown on the drawings, described in these specifications, or made
necessary by the work shown on the drawings and/or described in these specifications.
2. Schedule work and furnish the required materials in such a manner that the work may
progress from start to finish in an expeditious and efficient manner without undue
interruption. Schedule the work to coordinate with the construction.
B. COORDINATION OF TRADES
1. Prior to the installation of any materials, review the drawings indicating work to be
performed by each trade. If conflicts occur, they shall be brought to the attention of the
Engineer for resolution.
2. Work installed without coordinating with the other trades, which causes interferences,
shall be removed and reworked, at no cost to the Owner.
3. The Contractor supplying the equipment shall furnish all motors and components which
are part of the equipment.
4. Control wiring is defined as that wiring which conducts electrical energy at a voltage of
less than 100 volts. Interlock wiring is defined as that wiring which performs a control
function, but at a voltage of 100 volts or greater. All other wiring shall be considered
power wiring.
5. The Electrical Contractor shall furnish and install all power wiring to, and including
connection to the equipment. Unless specifically noted otherwise, all interlock wiring
shall be furnished and installed by the Electrical Contractor. Unless noted otherwise, the
control wiring shall be furnished and installed by the Contractor furnishing the controlled
equipment.
6. Unless noted otherwise, the Electrical Contractor shall furnish and install all starters,
disconnects, switches, push-button stations, etc., except those which are furnished with
the equipment as a part of a factory-assembled package. Heater elements for overload
relays on magnetic motor starters (except the starters factory pre-wired with equipment)
shall be sized, furnished and installed by the Electrical Contractor. Magnetic motor
starters for mechanical equipment (except starters factory pre-wired with equipment such
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as chillers and packaged air conditioners) shall be furnished by the Electrical Contractor.
Magnetic motor starters will be provided with:
a. Auxiliary contacts as required by the interlocks defined on the drawings or in the
specifications.
b. Control Power Transformer - 120 volt secondary, minimum 40 Volt Amps.
7. Each Contractor furnishing motor-operated equipment shall furnish a list of motor
characteristics to the Electrical Contractor so that properly sized heater elements may be
provided. The list shall include equipment identification by name and by number, the
full load current, locked rotor current, voltage rating, and suggested service factor to
compensate for operating duty cycle and ambient temperatures.
8. Unless specifically noted otherwise, pilot controllers (aquastats, flow switches, pressure
switches, etc.) shall be furnished and mounted by the Contractor furnishing the controlled
equipment.
C. PROTECTION OF EQUIPMENT AND WORK
1. Protect and preserve materials, supplies, equipment, piping, etc., from damage due to
weather, corrosion, dirt, vandalism, theft, etc. Provide enclosures or special protection as
indicated by circumstances.
2. Should any of the materials, equipment, etc., be damaged as a result of his negligence,
then this Contractor shall be held responsible for all such damage and costs incurred for
repair or replacement.
D. CONSTRUCTION STAGING
1. Plan, coordinate and schedule the work to satisfy the project schedule.
2. Work shall be so arranged that electrical power and other services are available to the
building at all times, except for short periods of interruption necessary for the
performance of new work. Interruptions shall not be requested until the new services are
complete and ready for final connection.
3. Interruptions shall be scheduled, and services shall not be interrupted without written
approval of the Owner's Representative. Notification to the Owner's Representative shall
include the exact time and estimated duration of any interruption.
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E. EQUIPMENT FURNISHED BY OTHERS
1. Some pieces of equipment, as indicated on the drawings, will be furnished by the Owner
and/or under other Divisions of these specifications. Provide electrical work as shown
for connections to this equipment.
2. Start-up of equipment furnished by the Owner or under other Divisions of these
specifications shall be the responsibility of this Contractor under the Section assigned the
responsibility to receive and set in place or to move and set in place.
3. Warranties for equipment furnished shall be by the equipment manufacturer.
F. MAINTENANCE OF WORK AREAS
1. This Contractor shall maintain the work area in an organized manner, shall not allow
debris to accumulate, and shall store equipment, tools and supplies in a manner which
shall not cause interference with the activities of others engaged on the project.
2. Open ends of conduit, equipment and specialties shall be kept properly closed during
construction and installation so as to avoid contamination.
I. CLEANING AND CLEANUP
1. Upon completion of this work, clean all panels, fixtures, and equipment. Leave all work
in a finished, clean, and satisfactory working condition.
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SECTION 16010 - BASIC ELECTRICAL MATERIALS AND METHODS
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
RELATED DOCUMENTS
1.
B.
SCOPE OF WORK
1.
C.
Applicable provisions of the General Conditions, Supplementary General
Conditions and Special Conditions shall govern work performed under this
section.
This section supplements all sections of this Division and shall apply to all
phases of work hereinafter specified, shown on the drawings, or required
to provide a complete installation of electrical systems.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Electrical work including, but not limited to, installation, materials,
equipment and wiring methods, shall comply with the National Electrical
Code, NFPA 70-1999.
2.
Equipment and materials shall comply with the applicable requirements of
the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
3.
National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA).
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI Standard C2).
Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Provide products, components and materials which are listed and labeled
by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
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PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
Install equipment and materials in a neat and workmanlike manner and align,
level, and adjust for satisfactory operation. Install equipment so that all parts are
easily accessible for inspection, operation, maintenance and repair.
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B.
C.
SUPPORTS
1.
Provide the design, fabrication, and erection of supplementary structural
framing required for attachment of hangers or other devices supporting
electrical equipment.
2.
Provide members welded to structural members equal to the specification
for the main structural member. Provide "simple beam" type framing with
end connections welded or bolted for shear loads. Use cantilevers only
when detailed or specifically approved by the Engineer. The Engineer's
approval is required for location of supplementary framing.
3.
Design framing members for their actual loads, with allowable stresses
specified by AISC, without excessive deflection and with consideration for
rigidity under vibration, in accordance with standard structural practices.
4.
When supplementary framing is indicated, verify that dimensions are
suitable for the equipment furnished. Provide additional strength when
equipment furnished is heavier than that specified.
OUTLET LOCATION
1.
Position of Outlets: Center all outlets with regard to paneling, furring and
trim. Symmetrically arrange outlets in the room. Satisfactorily correct
outlets improperly located or installed. Repair or replace damaged
finishes. Set outlets plumb and extend to the finished surface of the wall,
ceiling, or floor without projecting beyond same. Install symmetrically all
receptacles, switches, and outlets shown on the trim or casework. Where
necessary set the long dimension of the plate horizontal, or ganged in
tandem.
2.
Mounting heights, to center of box above finished floor, shall be as
follows unless otherwise indicated. Other mounting heights are indicated
on the drawings by detail or by a plus dimension shown adjacent to the
symbol:
Switches
Receptacles and similar devices
Receptacles in mechanical rooms
Motor controllers and disconnect switches
Panelboards
Exterior WP convenience outlets
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48 inches
18 inches
48 inches
60 inches to top
72 inches to top
24 inches above grade
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Telephone
Wall telephone outlets
Television outlets
Doorbell push buttons
Fire alarm manual station
Fire alarm, Audio/Visual alarm device
D.
E.
18 inches
48 inches
18-90 inches
48 inches
48 inches
80 inches
NAMEPLATES
1.
Provide Micarta Nameplates for all Panelboards and Disconnect Switches.
The nameplate shall show the equipment mark number or panel number
as indicated on the drawings. The nameplates shall be screwed or riveted
on. The nameplates for panelboards shall be mounted on the front cover
above the door.
2.
Nameplates shall be black with 1/4" white letters.
TESTS
1.
Provide the tests as outlined hereinafter and other tests necessary to
establish the adequacy, quality, safety, completed status and suitable
operation of each system.
2.
Ground Rod Test: Immediately after installation, test driven grounds and
counterpoises with a Ground Resistance Direct-Reading Single-Test
Megger, utilizing the AC Fall-of-Potential Method and two reference
electrodes five (5) feet deep. Disconnect the ground rod to be tested from
other ground systems at the time of testing. The ground resistance for the
electrical service shall be 15 ohms or less. Submit the results, date of test,
and soil conditions, to the Engineer in writing, immediately after testing.
3.
Balance phase currents of all distribution panels and branch circuit panels
within plus or minus 10 percent variation between average phase current
and measured individual phase currents.
4.
Written test record shall be supplied to the Owner to show compliance
with governing codes for:
a.
5.
Grounding Continuity
Final Corrections: Correct promptly any failure or defects revealed by
these tests as determined by the Engineer. Reconduct tests on these
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corrected items as directed by the Engineer.
A.
CONCRETE WORK
1.
B.
C.
a.
4" concrete pads for switchboards, dry-type transformers, motor
control centers, and floor mounted panelboards.
b.
Concrete base for free-standing exterior lighting equipment,
including parking lot light poles, walk lighting and other work as
indicated on the drawings.
c.
Concrete work shall comply with the requirements of Division 3.
Minimum concrete strength at 28 days shall be 3000 psi.
CUTTING AND PATCHING
1.
Provide openings for conduit, by means of sleeves.
2.
Provide cutting required for conduits if sleeves or openings are not
properly provided. Under no circumstances shall any structural members,
load bearing walls or footings be cut without first obtaining written
permission from the Structural Engineer.
3.
Cutting shall be limited to the size necessary for working conditions.
When cutting surfaces are difficult or costly to replace, such as marble,
glazed tile, wood paneling, etc., each obtain the Owner=s approval in
advance of the cutting and patching.
ROOF OPENINGS
1.
D.
Provide concrete work for electrical equipment as follows:
Provide cutting, patching and flashing of roof for conduits through roof.
Roof cutting and patching shall be coordinated with the roof installer. The
original roof warranty shall be maintained.
PAINTING
1.
Electrical equipment shall be factory finished standard color as furnished
by the manufacturer. Scratches shall be touched up in the field after
equipment is installed with paint which matches the original color.
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E.
F.
EXCAVATION
1.
Excavate, as necessary, for underground conduit, etc.
2.
Material to be excavated shall be nonclassified and shall include all earth
or other materials encountered.
3.
Unless otherwise shown, provide separate trenches for each utility. Install
all conduit in open trench.
4.
Excavation of trenches from surface to top of conduit shall be kept to a
minimum but shall be of sufficient width for proper installation of the
work. Provide ample excavation under and around all conduit joints to
permit proper installation of connectors.
5.
Excavations shall be properly protected by the necessary bracing and
timbers to prevent any cave-ins or injury to adjacent improvements and
workmen. The sides of all trenches shall be securely held by bracing or
sheeting, which shall not be removed until the level of the backfill has
reached the point where such removal can be safely carried out. The
thickness of the sheeting and the dimensions of the cross-braces, shoes,
etc., shall be satisfactory to protect properly the sides of the trench and to
prevent injurious cave-ins or erosions.
6.
Grading in the area of the excavation will be such that it shall prevent
surface water from flowing into the excavated trench. Do not install
conduit in water.
7.
Where underground conduits cross, the trench of the lower conduit shall
be backfilled with sharp sand, well tamped, to provide bed for higher
conduit. Lines which run parallel and at different levels shall be
adequately separated to provide firm bedding for the conduits.
BACKFILLING
1.
Excavations shall be promptly backfilled.
2.
Trenches for conduit, etc., shall be backfilled for a depth of at least one (1)
foot over the top of conduit with sand. It shall be carefully deposited in
uniform layers not exceeding six (6) inches in depth. Each layer shall be
carefully and solidly tamped with appropriate tools in such a manner as to
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avoid injuring or disturbing the completed work. Backfill shall be placed
thoroughly compacted to prevent lateral displacement.
3.
Backfill from 1'-0" above the top of the conduit to the surface shall be with
clean on-site materials. Large rocks (over 3/4") or other materials shall be
removed. Backfill shall be compacted. Compaction shall be at least 90%
measured by the Proctor Test (ASTM D 698). Backfill shall be
constructed in uniform layers of approximately 6 to 8 inches in loose
dimension. Each layer shall be compacted.
4.
Backfill from 1'-0" above the top of the conduit to the bottom side of
sidewalks, parking areas, streets, floor slabs or other paved areas shall be
with crushed stone or gravel with maximum size of 1/2".
5.
Do not place fill during rainy or freezing weather or on subgrade softened
by rain or thawing action. When filling is interrupted by weather, top
surface of fill shall be scarified, re-compacted, and tested before placing
new fill. If the soils are too wet during construction of the fill, dry by
discing or other similar methods. If the soils are too dry during
construction of the fill, add water in such a way as to permit uniform
dispersion of the moisture through the layer to be compacted.
6.
Provide compaction tests when required by Owner. If the material tested
does not meet these tests, pay for the cost of retesting and remedial work.
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SECTION 16060 - ELECTRICAL SERVICE
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
This section covers the electrical service from local utility.
2.
Service shall be as follows:
a.
B.
RELATED SECTIONS
1.
C.
Pad mount transformer.
Refer to other sections for CONDUCTORS, and RACEWAYS AND
FITTINGS.
UTILITY SERVICE
1.
Verify all details relative to the Utility Company's installation and
termination requirements. Furnish and install all such material required by
the Utility Company.
2.
The building service voltage shall be 208/120 volts, 3 phase, 4 wire.
3.
The Electrical utility is provided by the Ameren.
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PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
PAD MOUNTED TRANSFORMER SERVICE
1.
Electrical contractor shall:
a.
Furnish and install the secondary feeders from the pad-mount
transformer to the service entrance switchboard.
b.
Furnish and install the conduit from the current transformers to the
meter enclosure. Install the and meter enclosure.
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2.
The utility shall:
a.
Furnish and install the primary cables in the contractor provided
underground primary conduit.
b.
Furnish and install the pad-mounted transformer.
c.
Make all terminations inside the transformer.
d.
Furnish and install the meter.
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SECTION 16070 - ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR EQUIPMENT
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
This section covers electrical connections to equipment.
EQUIPMENT CONNECTIONS
1.
Extent of electrical connections for equipment is indicated by drawings
and schedules. Electrical connections are hereby defined to include
connections used for providing electrical power to equipment.
2.
Refer to drawings for additional requirements.
3.
Applications of electrical power connections specified in this section
include the following:
a.
b.
c.
From electrical source to motor starters.
From motor starters to motors.
From electrical source to equipment with pre-wired control panels.
4.
Provide electrical connections for equipment, specified in Division 15 and
in other Division 16 sections.
5.
Provide motor starters and controllers, not furnished as part of equipment.
6.
Refer to Division 15 sections for motor starters and controllers furnished
with equipment.
7.
Provide disconnect switches and junction boxes required for connecting
motors and other electrical units of equipment.
8.
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) will be furnished under Division 15.
Install VFDs and provide wiring and connections.
9.
Provide electrical identification for wire/cable conductors.
10.
Provide raceways and wires/cables required for connecting motors and
other electrical units of equipment.
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C.
11.
Temperature control system wiring will be provided under Division 15.
12.
Provide electrical work for elevators as described herein, and as indicated
on the drawings.
13.
Provide electrical work for kitchen equipment as described herein, and as
indicated on the drawings.
14.
Refer to sections of other divisions for specific individual equipment
power requirements requiring electrical connections.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
ANSI Compliance: Comply with applicable requirements of ANSI/NEMA
and ANSI/EIA standards pertaining to products and installation of
electrical connections for equipment.
2.
U.L. Compliance: Comply with U.L. Std. 486A, AWire Connectors and
Soldering Lugs for Use with Copper Conductors@ including, but not
limited to, tightening of electrical connectors to torque values indicated.
Provide electrical connection products and materials which are U.L. listed
and labeled.
3.
Comply with NFPA 70 ANational Electrical Code@ for components and
installation.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS (NOT APPLICABLE)
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
ELECTRICAL WORK FOR KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
1.
Provide all material and labor to install the electrical service and systems
as required to operate the food service equipment. Make the final
connections from the rough-in points to the connection points on the food
service equipment.
2.
Provide all wire, junction boxes, convenience outlets, switches,
disconnects, starters, receptacles and pull boxes not built into the
equipment.
3.
Mount all disposer switches or control panels and wire switches, control
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panels and solenoid valves.
B.
4.
Mount and wire extra cooler/freezer lights shipped loose with the cabinets.
5.
Provide all interconnecting wiring between compressors, condensors,
evaporators, door heaters, heated vents, defrost heaters, lights, heat tape,
switches, controls and disconnects on all walk-in cooler/freezer units.
6.
Provide interconnecting wiring between the exhaust hood fire suppression
system and the building fire alarm system.
7.
Provide heat tape on all freezer condensate drain lines as required.
8.
Provide wiring to the make-up air unit. See hood drawings and/or HVAC
drawings for locations and capacities. Provide motor starters, disconnects
and furnish and install all fan and make-up air unit control wiring.
9.
Furnish and install electrical contactors or shunt breakers as required on
electrical cooking equipment and interwire from the micro switch
furnished with the fire system to the contactors or breakers so as to shut
down the electrical power to the cooking equipment should the fire system
discharge.
10.
Install remote light fixtures and ballasts furnished by the kitchen
equipment supplier on kitchen/serving equipment as required. Interwire to
light fixtures and remote switches on equipment and make final
connections to units.
INSPECTION
1.
C.
Inspect area and conditions under which electrical connections for
equipment are to be installed and notify Contractor in writing of
conditions detrimental to proper completion of the work. Do not proceed
with the work until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected in a
manner acceptable to Installer.
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
1.
Install electrical connections as indicated, in accordance with equipment
manufacturer=s written instructions and with recognized industry practices
and complying with applicable requirements of U.L., NEC and NECA=s
AStandard of Installation@ to ensure that products fulfill requirements.
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2.
Coordinate with other work, including wire/cables, raceway and
equipment installation, as necessary to properly interface installation of
electrical connections for equipment with other work.
3.
Connect electrical power supply conductors to equipment conductors in
accordance with equipment manufacturer=s written instructions and wiring
diagrams. Mate and match conductors of electrical connections for proper
interface between electrical power supplies and installed equipment.
4.
Cover splices with electrical insulating material equivalent to, or of greater
insulation resistivity rating than, electrical insulation rating of those
conductors being spliced.
5.
Prepare cables and wires by cutting and stripping covering armor, jacket
and insulation properly to ensure uniform and neat appearance where
cables and wires are terminated. Exercise care to avoid cutting through
tapes which will remain on conductors. Also avoid Aringing@ copper
conductors while skinning wire.
6.
Trim cables and wires as short as practicable and arrange routing to
facilitate inspections, testing and maintenance.
7.
Tighten connectors and terminals, including screws and bolts, in
accordance with equipment manufacturer=s published torque tightening
values for equipment connectors. Accomplish tightening by utilizing
proper torquing tools, including torque screwdriver, beam-type torque
wrench and ratchet wrench with adjustable torque settings. Where
manufacturer=s torquing requirements are not available, tighten connectors
and terminals to comply with torquing values contained in U.L=s 486A.
8.
Provide flexible conduit for motor connections and other electrical
equipment connections, where subject to movement and vibration.
9.
Provide liquid-tight flexible conduit for connection of motors and other
electrical equipment where subject to movement and vibration, and also
where connections are subjected to one or more of the following
conditions:
Exterior location
Moist or humid atmosphere where condensate can be expected to
accumulate
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Corrosive atmosphere
Water spray
Dripping oil, grease or water
10.
D.
Fasten identification markers to each electrical power supply wire/cable
conductor which indicates their voltage, phase and feeder number in
accordance with Division 16, Section AElectrical Identification@. Affix
markers on each terminal conductor, as close as possible to the point of
connection.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
1.
Upon completion of installation of electrical connections, and after
circuitry has been energized with rated power source, test connections to
demonstrate capability and compliance with requirements. Ensure that
direction of rotation of each motor fulfills requirement. Correct
malfunctioning units at site, then retest to demonstrate compliance.
END OF SECTION 16070
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SECTION 16110 - RACEWAYS, FITTINGS AND BOXES
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
This section includes raceways, fittings and outlet boxes.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Comply with NFPA 70 ANational Electrical Code@ for components and
installation.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
RACEWAYS. Raceways shall be new and shall bear the UL label.
1.
Electrical Metallic Tubing: Shall be cold rolled welded steel conduit,
galvanized on both the outside and inside. Connectors and couplings shall
be steel alloy, raintight and concrete tight. Setscrew connectors and
couplings are approved for indoor exposed or concealed (but not encased
in concrete or masonry) work only. Gland compression connectors and
couplings are approved for all locations. Indenter type connectors and
couplings are not approved. Connectors up to and including size 1-1/2"
shall be with insulated throat. Connectors shall be terminated with a
bonding type locknut and for conduit sizes 2" and larger, a plastic
insulated bushing. Threaded steel insulated grounding bushings having
solderless lugs shall be used where required. Comply with ANSI C80.3.
2.
Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC): Shall be zinc-coated steel tubing.
Comply with ANSI C80.6.
3.
Rigid Steel Conduit: Shall be zinc-coated rigid steel conduit and conduit
fittings. Comply with ANSI C80.1 and UL 6. Couplings and fittings shall
be of the threaded type. Threadless fittings shall be used only when
specific approval is given by the engineer.
4.
Flexible Metallic Conduit: Shall be zinc-coated steel, single strip type, UL
listed. Use American Brass "Sealtite" flexible, liquid-tight conduit in
damp or wet locations.
5.
Surface Metal Raceways: Shall be a two-piece steel raceway with
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removable covers, sizes indicated on the drawings, complete with fittings
and all components necessary for a complete installation.
B.
6.
Rigid Pvc Conduit: Shall be heavy wall polyvinyl chloride conduit, Carlon
Type 40 (NEMA EPC-40-PVC, Type II/III).
7.
Wireway: Shall be constructed of code gauge steel and shall be in
accordance with Underwriters Laboratories Standard UL-870 for
Wireways, Auxiliary Gutters and Associated Fittings. Wireway shall be
lay-in type (no cross bars or straps) with hinged cover. Indoor wireway
shall be constructed with knockouts. Outdoor wireway shall be raintight
with no knockouts. Sheet metal parts shall be coated with a rust-inhibiting
primer and a gray baked enamel finish. Hardware shall be plated to
prevent corrosion. Wireway shall be of standard dimensions and sized in
accordance with the National Electrical Code for the particular installation.
Wireway shall be Square D "SQUARE-DUCT" or approved equal.
OUTLET BOXES
1.
Provide outlet boxes, pull boxes, and conduit fittings as described below.
Catalog numbers shown are those of Appleton Electric Company. Steel
City, National Electric Products Corp., and Raco are equally acceptable.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Lighting Boxes (concealed) - No. 40-3/4
Lighting Boxes (concrete) - No. OCR Series
Lighting Boxes (exposed) - No. 4S-3/4 or 40-3/4
Switch, Receptacle, Telephone and Junction Boxes (flush) - No.
4S-3/4 or No. 225 where separate extension or plaster ring cannot
be used.
Switch, Receptacle, Telephone and Junction Boxes (exposed) - FS
Series
Switch and Telephone Boxes (concealed in narrow mullions) - Bell
Electric Co. No. 447, 448, or 449.
Weatherproof or Exterior Boxes - FS Series with cast cover and
neoprene gasket.
2.
Where space is limited, No. 4CS-3/4 handy boxes may be used for a
switch, receptacle, telephone or other outlet.
3.
Provide extension and plaster rings as required.
4.
Size outlet boxes in accordance with the allowable fill permitted by the
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National Electrical Code.
C.
PULL BOXES. Provide code gauge galvanized sheet metal pull boxes sized as
per the National Electrical Code or as shown on the drawings. Provide a
removable cover on the largest access side of the box unless otherwise detailed.
Where cast boxes are specified, provide conduit entrances with threaded hubs.
Provide stainless steel screws in all exterior locations and in wet or damp
locations.
D.
CONDUIT FITTINGS
1.
EMT Couplings - Series 95T gland compression (all locations)
- Series TWC set screw (indoor only but not encased in
concrete or masonry)
2.
EMT Connectors - Series 86T gland compression (all locations)
- Series TW set screw (indoor only - but not encased in
concrete or masonry)
3.
Insulating Bushings (1-1/4 inch rigid conduit and larger) - Series BBU
4.
Straight Box Connectors (flexible conduit) - Series 728 9V
5.
Angle Box Connectors (flexible conduit) - Series 738 2V
6.
Sealing Gland Assembly - OZ, Type FSK
7.
Expansion Joints - OZ, Type AX or TX with bonding jumpers and clamps.
8.
Expansion and Deflection Fittings - OZ, Type DX
9.
Cast Metal Conduit Fittings - Crouse-Hinds, Condulets form 7 with wedge
nut cover.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
RACEWAYS - GENERAL
1.
Install all wiring, including telephone, dictation, low voltage, etc., in metal
raceways as indicated on the plans.
2.
Install raceways concealed, except in mechanical equipment rooms or
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where indicated on the plans.
3.
B.
C.
Minimum raceway size shall be 1/2".
APPLICATION
1.
Conduits located exposed, concealed inside shafts, in concrete slabs above
grade, above ceilings, and in walls shall be EMT.
2.
Conduits run horizontally between boxes containing wiring devices in
walls shall be either EMT, metallic flexible conduit or MC cable. The
maximum length of metallic flexible conduit between wiring devices in
furred walls shall be ten (10) feet. All other horizontal conduit in furred
walls shall be EMT.
3.
Exterior conduits exposed above grade shall be IMC, 3/4" minimum.
4.
Sleeves, conduits in slabs on grade, and conduits for feeders over 600 volts
shall be rigid steel conduit.
5.
Conduits for connection to vibrating equipment such as motors,
transformers, etc., and for heat loops to light fixtures from junction boxes
above them shall be metallic flexible conduit, maximum length of six feet.
Weatherproof Sealtite shall be used in damp or wet locations.
6.
Conduits located below grade in direct contact with the earth shall be
schedule 40 PVC or rigid steel conduit. These raceways shall be encased
in 3 inches of concrete where indicated.
7.
Provide cable tray, wiremold, plugmold, wireways, and other special
raceways where indicated on the drawings. Wiremold shall be used for all
circuits which will be exposed in finished spaces.
8.
Any type of conduit or raceway that is specifically labeled on the plans
shall take precedence over the specification. Obtain written permission
from the Engineer for any other deviation from the specification
requirements.
INSTALLATION
1.
Continuity. Provide metallic raceways continuous from outlet to outlet,
and from outlets to cabinets, junction or pull boxes. Enter and secure
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conduit to all boxes to provide electrical continuity from the point of
service to outlets. Provide double locknut and bushing on terminals of
metallic conduits.
2.
Raceways Exposed. Run exposed raceways in straight lines at right angles
or parallel with walls, beams or columns.
3.
Raceways in Concrete
a.
Do not place raceways in plain concrete, such as cement toppings
on structural floors, without special approval of the Architect.
b.
Do not displace reinforcing steel to accommodate the installation.
In general, locate all embedded conduits in the physical center of
the particular section of concrete. Provide raceways embedded in
reinforced concrete conforming to the following usual types of
conditions.
c.
Floors and Walls - Maximum Allowance: displacement of 1/3 of
thickness of concrete, spaced not less than three diameters on
centers.
4.
Sleeves: Sleeves through floors and walls shall be not less than three
diameters on centers. Conduit sleeves in floors shall be steel and shall
extend 3 inches above the finished floor and flush with the underside of
the floor slab.
5.
Sealing of Sleeves. Openings and sleeves through which a conduit passes
in walls, floors, and ceilings shall be properly sealed after the conduit is
installed to prevent transmission or leakage of liquids, fire, smoke, and
sound. Openings in concrete or masonry wall construction through which
conduit passes shall be sealed, after the conduit is installed with material
similar to that which surrounds the opening. Conduit passing through
drywall construction or sleeves shall be sealed with mineral wool tightly
packed around the conduit in the opening after which both sides of the
opening shall be caulked with a resilient non-hardening caulking such as
U.S.G. Acoustical Sealant, Tremco, or approved equal. Conduit passing
through a fire rated acoustical tile ceiling shall be sealed with mineral
wool tightly packed around the conduit in the opening, maintaining the fire
rating of the acoustical tile ceiling. Conduit passing through concrete floor
construction or sleeves shall be sealed with mineral wool tightly packed
around the conduit in the opening, after which both sides of the opening
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shall be caulked with a resilient non-hardening caulking such as U.S.G.
Acoustical Sealant, Tremco, or approved equal. The use of Chase Foam
or "Fire-Seal" fittings as manufactured by O-Z/Gendey is approved for
conduit passing through fire rated walls.
D.
6.
Raceways Through Roof. Where raceways penetrate the roof seal, provide
suitable pitch pockets of lead flashing.
7.
Raceways Entering the Building below Grade. Provide raceways with
galvanized cast-iron wall entrance seals, having a watertight sealing gland
assembly where the raceways enter into a dry (excavated) area.
8.
Bends. Where more than one conduit in a bank of exposed conduit
changes direction, all bends shall be concentric. Conduit bends shall not
be less than standard radius. Conduit bends for power feeders over 600
volts and for telephone feeders shall be long radius.
9.
Threads. Clean all threads of rigid conduit. Coat all male threads of all
steel conduit installed underground or in or under concrete slabs with
teflon immediately before being coupled together.
10.
Running Threads. Use "Erickson" type couplings in lieu of running
threads.
11.
Protection. Cap raceways stubbed up, including those in cabinets,
immediately upon their installation. The use of paper or rag wads will not
be permitted.
12.
Expansion Joints. Provide raceways crossing expansion joints with Type
AJ bonding jumper for rigid conduit, and Type TJ bonding jumper for
electric metallic tubing. Where differential settlement may occur, use
deflection fittings.
13.
General Location Requirements. Raceway runs shown are diagrammatic.
Determine exact locations in the field except where otherwise noted or
where dimensions are specified on the drawings. Conduits shall not run
within 12 inches of pipes carrying hot liquids, steam, or gases.
14.
Pull Wires. Empty conduits shall be provided with a pull wire.
RACEWAY SUPPORTS
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E.
1.
Supports. Install raceway supports in accordance with the requirements of
the National Electrical Code. Do not anchor or strap conduits to the
ceiling furring channels or attach to ceiling hanger wires.
2.
Straps and Hangers. Conduit shall be supported from building structure
on approved types of galvanized brackets, ceiling trapeze or pipe straps, or
hangers secured by means of toggle bolts on hollow masonry; or
expansion bolts in concrete or brick; or machine screws on metal surfaces;
or wood screws on wood construction. Conduits shall be attached to the
hanging systems by fittings equal to those manufactured by Caddy
Fasteners. Nails shall not be used as a means of fastening boxes or
conduits. Perforated flat steel straps shall not be used for supporting
conduit. Conduits shall not be supported from ductwork or ductwork
supports. Conduit shall be properly supported in order to deter any
possible vibration, noise, or chatter.
JOINTS AND CONNECTIONS
1.
Metal Conduits. Make watertight all couplings and threaded connections
in threaded conduit. Cut all joints square, ream smooth, and properly
thread. Fit all box connections with a minimum of two approved locknuts
and one steel, plastic or fiber bushing forming an approved tight bond with
box. Provide locknuts both inside and outside of the enclosure to which
the conduit is attached. Use raintight compression type fittings for
electrical metallic tubing systems and use at least one locknut on the inside
of each enclosure entry. Provide grounding locknuts or bushings where
required in Section GROUNDING SYSTEM.
2.
PVC Conduits. Make watertight all couplings and connectors in conduit
runs. Utilize solvent cement joints of a type approved by the manufacturer
for all couplings and fittings. Provide adapters and locknuts where conduit
is attached to metal junction boxes, panels, etc.
3.
Join raceways with fittings designed and approved for the purpose and
make joints tight. Make raceway terminations tight. Use bonding
bushings or wedges at connections subject to vibration. Use bonding
jumpers where joints cannot be made tight. Use insulating bushings to
protect conductors.
4.
Tighten set screws of threadless fittings with suitable tool.
5.
Terminations: Where raceways are terminated with locknuts and bushings,
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align the raceway to enter squarely, and install the locknuts with dished
part against the box.
F.
6.
Where terminating in threaded hubs, screw the raceway or fitting tight into
the hub so the end bears against the wire protection shoulder. Where
chase nipples are used, align the raceway so the coupling is square to the
box, and tighten the chase nipple so no threads are exposed.
7.
Flexible Connections: Use maximum of 6 feet (1830 mm) of flexible
conduit for recessed and semi-recessed lighting fixture; for equipment
subject to vibration, noise transmission, or movement; and for all motors.
Use liquidtight flexible conduit in wet or damp locations. Install separate
ground conductor in flexible connections.
BOX APPLICATIONS
1.
Outlet Boxes and Fittings: Install outlet and device boxes and associated
covers and fittings of materials and NEMA types suitable for each location
and in conformance with the following requirements:
a.
b.
c.
G.
Interior Dry Locations: Sheet steel, NEMA type 1.
Locations Exposed to Weather or Dampness: Cast metal, NEMA
type 3R.
Wet Locations: NEMA type 4 enclosures.
2.
Through-wall boxes are not permitted. Offset back-to-back boxes in the
same wall not less than 3".
3.
Pull and Junction Boxes: Install pull and junction boxes of materials and
NEMA types suitable for each location, except as otherwise indicated.
OUTLET BOX INSTALLATION
1.
Install items where indicated and where required to suit code requirements
and installation conditions.
2.
Cap unused knockout holes where blanks have been removed and plug
unused conduit hubs.
3.
Support and fasten items securely in accordance with Division 16 Section
ASupporting Devices.@
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4.
Sizes shall be adequate to meet NEC volume requirements, but in no case
smaller than sizes indicated.
5.
Remove sharp edges where they may come in contact with wiring or
personnel.
6.
Mounting: Mount outlet boxes for switches with the long axis vertical.
Mount boxes for receptacles vertically. Three or more gang boxes shall be
mounted with the long axis horizontal. Locate box covers or device plates
so they will not cover different types of building finishes either vertically
or horizontally. Locate boxes for switches near doors on the side opposite
the hinges.
7.
Ceiling Outlets: For fixtures, where wiring is concealed, use outlet boxes
4-inches square by 1-1/2 inches deep, minimum.
8.
Protect outlet boxes to prevent entrance of plaster and debris. Thoroughly
clean foreign material from boxes before conductors are installed.
END OF SECTION 16110
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SECTION 16120 - CONDUCTORS
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
This section includes conductors, wires, cables and associated splices,
connections and terminations for wiring systems rated 600V or less.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Conductors and cable shall conform to UL, NEMA and IPCEA
requirements.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURERS
1.
Wires and Cables:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
2.
Connectors for Wires and Cables:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
B.
American Insulated Wire Corp.; Leviton Manufacturing Co.
BICC Brand-Rex Company
Carol Cable Co., Inc.
Senator Wire & Cable Company
Southwire Company
AMP Inc.
General Signal; O-Z/Gedney Unit
Monogram Co.; AFC
Square D Co.; Anderson
3M Company; Electrical Products Division
CONDUCTORS
1.
Provide copper conductors with insulation rated for 600 volts, type THHN
or THWN.
2.
Conductors No. 10 AWG and smaller shall be solid. Conductors No. 8
AWG and larger shall be stranded.
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C.
3.
Provide single copper conductors throughout. Provide No. 12 AWG
minimum branch circuit wire size. Provide No. 14 AWG for control
circuits, unless otherwise specified or required by overcurrent protection.
4.
For exterior feeders or branch circuits, provide Type RHW-USE or
THW-THWN conductors installed in underground raceways.
CONNECTORS FOR CONDUCTORS
1.
D.
Provide UL-listed factory-fabricated, solderless metal connectors of sizes,
ampacity ratings, materials, types and classes for application and for
service indicated. Use connectors with temperature ratings equal to or
greater than those of the wires upon which used.
CABLES
1.
Type NM cable not allowed.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
B.
CONDUCTOR SIZES AND TYPES
1.
Low voltage wire and cable for audio, signal and control cables are
specified elsewhere in this Specification.
2.
Any 120V lighting and receptacle circuit, whose home run length from
panel to first fixture or device exceeds seventy-five (75) feet for 120V
circuits, shall not be less than 10 gauge for the entire length of run, to
minimize voltage drop.
3.
Wire size and insulation type entering any lighting fixture or equipment
shall be as recommended by the manufacturer and as minimally required
by the codes. Where no recommendation is given by the manufacturer, the
wire size and insulation type shall meet the minimum rating of the wiring
or terminations used in the fixture or equipment.
4.
Conductor sizes for motors, equipment and feeders shall be as indicated.
See Schedules on drawings.
INSTALLATION
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1.
Wire and cable shall be installed in conduit, duct, wireway, surface
raceway or other raceway specified. No conductors or cables shall be
installed in conduits, ducts or raceways until the raceway system has been
completed and free of any dirt or water. When installing conductors,
exercise due care to prevent damage to conductors and insulation.
2.
Wire 10 gauge or smaller shall be spliced, tapped or joined in outlet or
junction boxes with solderless spring-type connectors. Bakelite insulated
wire nuts are not approved.
3.
Conductors 8 gauge and larger shall be terminated using bolted pressure or
compression type connectors. They shall be specifically designed for use
with the type conductors being installed in compliance with
manufacturer=s recommendations.
4.
Uninsulated splices, joints and free ends of conductors shall be covered
with rubber and friction tape or high dielectric polyvinylchloride Scotch
No. 33 Plus electrical tape.
5.
Feeder cables shall be continuous from origin to panel or equipment
termination without splices in intermediate pull or splice boxes or raceway
runs. Where taps and splices are necessary, they shall be made in
approved splice boxes with suitable compression type connectors.
6.
Fixture and branch circuit wiring joints in exterior junction and outlet
boxes shall be made with waterproof connectors rated at 600 volts
maximum (1,000 volts when enclosed in fixture or sign).
7.
Exterior branch circuit conductor splices below grade shall occur only in
gasketed weatherproof junction boxes. Use split bolt connector with
Okonite self fusing tape #35, wrapped by Scotch #33 Plus tape and sealed
with A3M@ Gella encapsulant.
8.
Coordinate wire installation with other work.
9.
Pull conductors simultaneously where more than one is being installed in
same raceway. Use UL listed pulling compound or lubricant, where
necessary.
10.
Use pulling means including fish tape, cable, rope and basket weave
wire/cable grips which will not damage cable or raceways. Do not use
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rope hitches for pulling attachment to wire or cable.
C.
11.
Keep conductor splices to a minimum. Provide splice and tap connectors
which possess better mechanical strength and insulation rating than
conductors being spliced. Use splice and tap connectors which are
compatible with conductor materials.
12.
Provide adequate length of conductors within electrical enclosures and
train the conductors to terminal points with no excess. Make terminations
so there is no bare conductor at the terminal. Bundle conductor sizes #12
and #10 together. Bundle individual circuits larger than #10 separately.
13.
Tighten electrical connectors and terminals, including screws and bolts, in
accordance with manufacturer=s published torque tightening values.
Where manufacturer=s torquing requirements are not indicated, tighten
connectors and terminals to comply with tightening torques specified in
UL 486A and UL 486B.
14.
Connect wiring devices, light fixtures, panelboard devices and other
electrical equipment to the wiring systems as indicated and in accordance
with manufacturer=s instructions.
15.
Leave a minimum of 12" pigtail at each outlet for termination purposes.
16.
Home runs shall be in conduit. Not more than six (6) branch circuits may
be grouped in one (1) homerun to a branch circuit panelboard.
17.
Through-wiring is not permitted for recessed lighting fixtures. Each
recessed lighting fixture shall be connected by flexible metal-clad cable to
a separate junction box mounted above ceiling, which may serve no more
than four fixtures. This flexible cable shall be Type MC or AC cable, with
ground.
18.
Through-wiring is permitted for continuous rows of surface-mounted or
pendant-mounted light fixtures. Fixture rows, pendant or surfacemounted, shall be fed through a flush ceiling-mounted outlet box. Branch
circuit conductors for through-wiring shall have a minimum temperature
rating of 90°C, or higher, if required by lighting fixture manufacturer.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
1.
CONDUCTORS
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to determine insulation resistance levels to assure requirements are
fulfilled.
D.
2.
Prior to energizing test wires and cables for electrical continuity and for
short-circuits and proper phase relationship.
3.
Subsequent to wire and cable hook-ups, energize circuits and demonstrate
proper functioning. Correct malfunctioning units, and retest to
demonstrate compliance.
COLOR CODING FOR PHASE IDENTIFICATION
1.
2.
Color code secondary service, feeder and branch circuit conductors with
factory applied color as follows:
208Y/120 Volts
Phase
Black
Red
Blue
White
Green
A
B
C
Neutral
Ground
Conductors manufactured in only one color shall be marked with colored
tape at each termination to identify each conductor as phase, neutral or
ground.
END OF SECTION 16120
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SECTION 16140 - WIRING DEVICES
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
RELATED SECTIONS
1.
C.
This section covers wiring devices, including floor boxes and outlets, and
multi-outlet surface metal raceways.
Provide boxes and raceways as specified in Section RACEWAYS,
FITTINGS AND BOXES.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Wiring devices shall comply with NEMA Standards WD-1 and WD-6.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
SWITCHES
1.
Switches shall be specification grade, quiet operating type rated 120/277V,
20 amperes, ivory color, types as listed below:
Single Pole
Double Pole
Three Way
Four Way
Key-Single Pole
Pilot Light (1P)
2.
B.
A.H.
LEVITON
1221-I
1221-I
1222-I
1222-I
1223-I
1223-I
1224-I
1224-I
1991-L 1221-L
1991-PLC ---------
P&S
20AC1-I
20AC2-I
20AC3-I
20AC4-I
20AC1-L
20AC1-CPL
HUBBELL
1221-I
1222-I
1223-I
1224-I
1221-L
1221-PLC
Switches shall comply with UL Standard 20, and with Federal
Specification W-S-896.
RECEPTACLES
1.
Receptacles shall be NEMA 5-20R, grounding type, rated 20 amperes, 125
volt, ivory color, types as listed below:
HUBBELL
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LEVITON
P&S
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Duplex
5362-I
5362-I 5362-I
Single
5361-I
5361-I
Ground Fault GFR-5362-IA
XHGF20V
Duplex Tamper Resistant HBL8300SGI TR83I
2.
Dryer receptacle shall be NEMA 14 30R grounding type, rated 30
amperes, 3 pole, 4 wire, 125/250 volt black color, types as listed below:
Dryer Outlet
3.
A.
HUBBELL
HBO9430A
A.H.
1257
LEVITON P&S
278
3864
Range receptacle shall be NEMA 14-50R grounding type, rated 50
amperes, 3 pole, 4 wire, 125/250 volt black color types as listed below:
Range Outlet
4.
5362-I
5361-I
5361-I
8899-I
2094-FI
6898HG-I SG63H-I
HUBBELL
HBO9450A
A.H.
1258
LEVITON P&S
279
3894
Receptacles shall comply with UL Standard 498 Federal Specification
WC596F.
COVERPLATES
1.
Provide coverplates of the appropriate type and size on all devices.
2.
Coverplates shall be Ivory color, smooth thermoplastic, as manufactured
by Arrow-Hart, P&S, Hubbell or Leviton.
3.
Receptacles and coverplates for emergency outlets shall be Ivory with a
red label showing the panel and circuit number..
4.
Device plates that will contain pilot lights shall be metal, smooth, jumbo
type.
5.
Where devices are installed in exposed fittings or boxes, use Appleton
"FSK" covers.
6.
Install blank covers on boxes without devices.
7.
Weatherproof Cover Plates
a.
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Vertical mounting: Cast aluminum mounted on FS/FD box,
suitable for GFI receptacle; Hubbell HBL WPFS26, P & S 4521,
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Arrow Hart.
b.
B.
SPECIAL USE OUTLETS
1.
A.
Horizontal Mounting: Cast aluminum, mounted on FS/FD box,
suitable for GFI receptacle Hubbell CWP26H, P & S 4511, Arrow
Hart 450/FS.
Provide special purpose outlets as indicated on the drawings.
MULTI-OUTLET SURFACE RACEWAY
1.
Multi-outlet surface metal raceway shall be Wiremold 3000 as indicated
on the drawings. Receptacles and device plates shall be as specified
above. Finish shall be manufacturer's standard. Length shall be as
indicated on the drawings.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
INSTALLATION
1.
Install devices and assemblies plumb and secure.
2.
Install wall plates when painting is complete.
3.
Arrangement of Devices: Except as otherwise indicated, mount flush, with
long dimension vertical and grounding terminal of receptacles on top.
Group adjacent devices under single, multi-gang wall plates.
4.
Protect devices and assemblies during painting.
5.
Adjust location where floor service outlets and telephone/power service
poles are installed to suit the indicated arrangement of partitions and
furnishings.
6.
Receptacles shall be repositioned not more than 10 feet from location
indicated, when so directed by the Architect, at no cost to the owner.
7.
Barriers: Provide compartment and/or outlet box barriers between device
for the following conditions:
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8.
B.
C.
E.
Where devices, receptacles or switches are served by normal and
emergency power sources.
b.
Where devices operate at different voltage.
Install exterior GFI receptacles horizontally, with weatherproof cover
plate.
MOUNTING HEIGHTS TO CENTERLINE OF DEVICE
1.
Receptacles: 18" above floor.
2.
Wall switches: 48" above floor.
3.
Counter Receptacles: 6" above back splash.
GROUNDING
1.
D.
a.
Receptacle ground terminal: Connect ground terminal to grounding
conductor routed with circuit conductors.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
1.
Testing: Test wiring devices for proper polarity and ground continuity.
2.
Test ground-fault circuit interrupter operation according to manufacturer
recommendations.
3.
Replace damaged or defective components.
CLEANING
1.
General: Internally clean devices, device outlet boxes and enclosures.
Replace stained or improperly painted wall plates or devices.
END OF SECTION 16140
WIRING DEVICES
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SECTION 16150 - MOTORS AND MOTOR CONTROLS
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
This section covers motors and motor control devices.
B.
Motor Starter Panelboards are specified in Section PANELBOARDS AND
SAFETY SWITCHES.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
B.
General
1.
Unless otherwise indicated, all motors 3/4 horsepower and larger shall be
connected for operation at 208 volts, 3 phase, and motors less than 3/4
horsepower shall be connected for operation at 115 volts, single phase.
2.
Motors. All motors shown on the drawings will be furnished and set in
place under the specific section where the equipment is specified.
3.
Control devices such as aquastats, firestats, freezestats, etc., are furnished
under the Mechanical Contract, and wiring from each such device to the
motor starter is included in the Electrical Contract, unless specifically
indicated otherwise.
4.
Control devices such as electric-pneumatic switches, thermostats, flow
switches, etc., are furnished under the Mechanical Contract, and wiring
from each such device to the motor starter is included in the Mechanical
Contract, unless specifically indicated otherwise.
5.
Motor Controls. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, provide all
power wiring, disconnects, starters, relays, pushbuttons, pilot lights, motor
connections, supports, and all appurtenances required for the safe and
satisfactory control of all motors.
6.
Refer to the Motor Control Schedule on the drawings for details.
Motor Starters
1.
Provide magnetic starters for three-phase motors. Provide manual starters
for single-phase motors unless otherwise indicated. NEMA 1 enclosure is
standard, but for enclosures exposed to the weather provide NEMA 3R
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enclosures. Allen-Bradley starters are specified to establish quality and
general requirements. Comparable starters manufactured by Square D,
Siemens, Cutler-Hammer or General Electric will be acceptable.
In each magnetic starter provide:
a.
Cover-mounted "Start" button, cover-mounted
"Hand-Off-Automatic" selector switch or "Start-Stop" pushbutton,
and manual overload reset button.
b.
Red "On" pilot light.
c.
Three overload relays properly sized for the actual motor
nameplate current and motor operating conditions.
d.
Minimum of two auxiliary contacts plus those scheduled
(maximum 4).
e.
Control transformer (unless otherwise indicated) for maximum
control voltage of 120 VAC complete with primary and secondary
overcurrent and short circuit protection.
2.
Manual Motor Starters. Provide Allen-Bradley Bulletin 600, single pole,
complete with red "On" pilot light, toggle switch, overload relay, and
manual overload reset. Provide flush mounting with stainless steel plate in
finished areas and surface mounting in unfinished areas. The starter shall
have a minimum rating of 1 horsepower at 240 VAC.
3.
Full Voltage Magnetic Starter. Provide Allen-Bradley Bulletin 709,
non-reversing, sized for the horsepower and current rating of the motor.
The minimum size shall be NEMA size 1.
4.
Combination Starters
5.
a.
For indoor application, provide Allen-Bradley Bulletin 712 with
fused or non-fused disconnect as indicated.
b.
For outdoor application, provide Allen-Bradley Bulletin 1232
(NEMA 3R) with fused or non-fused disconnect as indicated.
Remote controls. Provide Allen-Bradley Bulletin 800T pushbuttons and
selector switches, oil tight type, with red "ON" pilot light. Provide flush
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mounting with stainless steel plate in finished areas and surface mounting
in unfinished areas. Provide momentary "Start-Stop" buttons or
maintained contact three-position "Hand-Off-Automatic" selector switch,
as indicated.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
Coordination. Coordinate all details pertaining to the motor control equipment
with the mechanical and temperature control installation. This includes, but is not
limited to: motor size, coordination of motor starter coil voltage ratings,
verification and coordination of mechanical control device voltage and amp
ratings, and coordination of pilot control devices such as momentary contact
versus maintained contact.
B.
All Temperature Control Wiring (below 100 VAC) will be provided by the
Mechanical Contractor. All interlock wiring (100 VAC and above) shall be
provided by the Electrical Contractor, unless otherwise indicated. See the Motor
Schedule on the plans for detailed requirements. In general, the interlock wiring
is not shown on the plans, but is called out in the Motor Schedule. The Electrical
Contractor is responsible for furnishing and installing all such control wiring as
indicated on the Motor Schedule, but not shown on the plans. The Electrical
Contractor is also responsible for the proper electrical operation of all items on the
Motor Schedule, such as correct rotation of motors, correct heater sizes, etc.
C.
Connections. Provide all connections to motors, and other equipment subject to
vibration, with a flexible conduit connection. Use jacketed weatherproof flexible
conduit, equal to Sealtite, for motors installed in a damp or wet location. Flexible
conduit shall be installed in sufficient length and with enough slack to preclude
transmission of vibration.
D.
All starters shall be installed less overload heaters. The Electrical Contractor shall
review the motor nameplates for the full load amps. When all nameplate full load
amps have been recorded, the overload heaters shall be ordered and installed.
Any starters that are installed with overload heaters prior to the nameplate full
load amps being available shall, if required, be changed by the Electrical
Contractor at no additional cost to the Owner.
END OF SECTION 16150
MOTORS AND MOTOR CONTROLS
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SECTION 16160 - SAFETY SWITCHES
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
B.
C.
SUMMARY
1.
This section covers Safety Switches.
2.
Furnish and install safety disconnect switches where indicated on the
drawings and as specified elsewhere herein.
RELATED SECTIONS:
1.
Fuses are covered in Section FUSES.
2.
Individually-mounted starters are covered in Section MOTORS AND
MOTOR CONTROLS.
3.
Refer to Section GENERAL PROVISIONS for Nameplates.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Switches shall be Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., listed, and shall meet
Federal Specification WS-865c and NEMA Specifications KS1.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURERS
1.
B.
Safety Switches shall be as manufactured by Square D, Cutler-Hammer,
General Electric or Siemens.
SAFETY SWITCHES
1.
Disconnect safety switches shall be single-throw, nonteasible positive
quick-make, quick-break contact mechanism, fusible or non-fusible as
indicated, general duty, horsepower rated, dead front, and front accessible.
The switch handle shall physically indicate the ON and OFF positions.
Such handles shall also be able to accept a padlock having heavy duty
industrial type shackles, and be padlocked either in the ON or the OFF
position. Covers shall be interlocked with the switch handles to prevent
opening in the ON position. An interlock override device shall be
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provided to allow authorized personnel to release the interlock for
inspection purposes when the switch is in the ON position. Switch ampere
rating and number of poles shall be as indicated on the drawings. Fuse
clips shall be positive pressure cartridge type and shall accommodate the
classification of fuses as indicated on the drawings and/or as specified.
2.
The disconnect handle shall be attached to the box or enclosure base, and
not to the cover. Terminal lugs shall be Underwriter's Laboratories listed
for copper and aluminum cables and shall be front removable. All current
carrying parts shall be plated by electrolytic processes.
3.
Switch enclosures shall generally be NEMA 1 general purpose, code gauge
sheet steel. Switches located outdoors or in wet locations shall be NEMA
3R raintight, code gauge galvanized steel and are identified on the
drawings as weatherproof (WP). Switches located in food service
preparation and dishwashing areas shall be NEMA 4 watertight, stainless
steel. Switches located in hazardous areas shall have enclosures of the
proper NEMA type construction for the location and application and will
be so indicated on the drawings. Enclosures shall meet Underwriter's
Laboratories Standard 98, and shall be treated with a rust-inhibiting
phosphate and finished in gray baked enamel paint.
4.
Heavy duty switches shall have permanently attached arc suppressors
hinged or otherwise attached to permit easy access to line-side lugs
without removal of the arc suppressors.
5.
Switches used in circuits having a neutral conductor shall be provided with
an insulated groundable solid neutral terminal bar.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
Properly align Safety Switches and adequately support independent of the
connecting raceways. Provide steel straps and appurtenances necessary for the
support of the equipment.
B.
Furnish and install fuses in fusible safety switches where required.
END OF SECTION 16160
SAFETY SWITCHES
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SECTION 16180 - FUSES
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
B.
SUMMARY
1.
This section includes fuses for electrical systems operating at 600V or less.
2.
Provide fuses of the sizes and ratings shown on the drawings.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Comply with NFPA 70 ANational Electrical Code@ for components and
installation.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURER
1.
B.
C.
FUSES
1.
Fuses shall be current-limiting with 300,000 amperes interrupting
capacity.
2.
Fuses rated 601 amperes and larger shall be Class L, Bussmann KRP-C
low peak fuses.
3.
Fuses rated 600 amperes or less shall be dual-element, UL Class RK-1
time-delay type, Bussmann LPN-RK (250-volt) or LPS-RK (600-volt)
Low-Peak fuses.
4.
Class J fuses shall be provided as called for on drawings. Type: LPJ (amp)
SP.
SPARE FUSE CABINET
1.
FUSES
Provide fuses manufactured by Bussmann Manufacturing Division of
Cooper Industries.
Cabinet: Wall-mounted, 18-gauge minimum steel unit with full-length,
hinged door with key-coded cam lock and pull. Such as Bussmann SFC
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D.
a.
Size: Adequate for orderly storage of spare fuses specified with 15
percent spare capacity minimum. Such as Bussmann SFC
b.
Finish: Gray baked enamel.
c.
Identification: Stencil legend ASPARE FUSES@ in 1-1/2-inch (40mm) letters on door.
SUBSTITUTION APPROVALS
1.
The E.C.=s proposal shall be based upon the fuse specified using the
manufacturer=s catalog numbers as called for in the specification or on the
drawings. Coordination and current limitation for protection of each part
of the electrical system has been designed around the type, class and
manufacturer specified.
2.
Different manufacturers= fuses of the same UL classification can have
different electrical performance and/or electrical characteristics. Therefore,
in the event the electrical contractor wishes to furnish fuses other than
those specified, a written request, along with a complete short circuit
study, selective coordination study and comprehensive currentlimitation/component protection study shall be submitted to the Engineer
for evaluation at least two weeks prior to bid date. Also included shall be
any necessary changes in wire, conduit, fuse and/or switch sizes. If the
engineer=s evaluation indicates acceptance, a written addendum will be
issued listing the other acceptable manufacturer.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
FUSES
INSTALLATION
1.
Fuses shall not be installed until the electrical installation is complete,
including thorough cleaning, tightening of all electrical connections,
inspection of all grounding conductors, and a megger test for adequate
installation to ground of all circuits.
2.
Provide Bussmann metal fuse reducers where the fuses are smaller than
the fuse clips.
3.
Furnish spare fuses (minimum of three of each size and type) and place in
the spare fuse cabinet.
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4.
A fuse identification label, showing type and size, shall be placed inside
the door of each switch.
END OF SECTION 16180
FUSES
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SECTION 16190 - SUPPORTING DEVICES
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
B.
Section Includes
1.
Conduit and equipment supports.
2.
Anchors and fasteners.
References
1.
NECA - National Electrical Contractors Association.
2.
ANSI/NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
Materials and Finishes: Provide adequate corrosion resistance.
B.
Provide material, sizes and types of anchors, fasteners and supports to carry the loads of
equipment and conduit. Consider weight of wire in conduit when selecting products.
C.
Anchors and Fasteners:
D.
1.
Concrete structural elements: Use expansion anchors.
2.
Steel structural elements: Use beam clamps, spring steel clips, steel ramset
fasteners, or welded fasteners.
3.
Concrete surfaces: Use self-drilling anchors and expansion anchors.
4.
Hollow Masonry, plaster, and gypsum board partitions: Use toggle bolts and
hollow wall fasteners.
5.
Solid masonry walls: Use expansion anchors.
6.
Sheet Metal: use sheet metal screws.
7.
Wood elements: Use wood screws.
Steel strut framework: Provide 12 gauge minimum size framework similar and equal to
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B-line or Unistrut for supporting electrical enclosures where noted or where necessary for
a rigid installation.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
Installation
1.
Install products in accordance with manufacturer=s instructions.
2.
Provide anchors, fasteners, and supports in accordance with NECA AStandard of
Installation@.
3.
Do not fasten supports to pipes, ducts, mechanical equipment, and conduit.
4.
Do not drill or cut structural members.
5.
Fabricate supports from structural steel or steel channel. Rigidly weld members or
use hexagon head bolts to present neat appearance with adequate strength and
rigidity. Use spring lock washers under all nuts.
6.
Install surface-mounted equipment enclosures with minimum of four anchors.
7.
In wet and damp locations use steel channel supports to stand equipment
enclosures one inch off wall.
8.
Use sheet metal channel to bridge studs above and below cabinets and
panelboards recessed in hollow partitions.
END OF SECTION 16190
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SECTION 16455 - GROUNDING
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
C.
This Section includes grounding of electrical systems and equipment and
basic requirements for grounding for protection of life, equipment, circuits
and systems. Grounding requirements specified in this section may be
supplemented in other sections of these specifications.
SUBMITTALS
1.
General: Submit each item in this Article according to the Conditions of
the Contract and Division 1 Specification Sections.
2.
Product Data for grounding rods, connectors and connection materials, and
grounding fittings.
3.
Field tests and observation reports indicating and interpreting the test
reports for compliance with performance requirements.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Comply with NFPA 70.
2.
Comply with UL 467.
3.
Listing and Labeling: Provide products specified in this section that are
UL listed and labeled.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURERS
1.
Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products
by one of the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
GROUNDING SYSTEM
Chance: A. B. Chance Co.
Erico, Inc.; Electrical Products Group.
Ideal Industries, Inc.
ILSCO.
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e.
f.
g.
B.
GROUNDING AND BONDING PRODUCTS
1.
C.
Governing Requirements: Where types, sizes, ratings and quantities
indicated are in excess of National Electrical Code requirements, the more
stringent requirements and the greater size, rating and quantity indications
govern.
WIRE AND CABLE GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
1.
Comply with Division 16 Section AWires and Cables.@ Conform to NEC
Article 250, except as otherwise indicated, for conductor properties,
including stranding.
2.
Material: Use only copper wire for both insulated and bare grounding
conductors and similar materials.
3.
Equipment Grounding Conductors: Insulated with green color insulation,
Type THW, THHN or THWN insulation.
4.
Grounding-Electrode Conductors: Stranded cable.
5.
Underground Conductors: Bare, tinned, stranded, except as otherwise
indicated.
6.
Bare Copper Conductors: Conform to the following:
a.
b.
c.
D.
O-Z/Gedney Co.
Raco, Inc.
Thomas & Betts.
Solid Conductors: ASTM B3.
Assembly of Stranded Conductors: ASTM B 8.
Tinned Conductors: ASTM B 33.
MISCELLANEOUS CONDUCTORS
1.
Grounding Bus: Bare, annealed-copper bars of rectangular cross section.
2.
Braided Bonding Jumpers: Copper tape, braided No. 30 AWG bare copper
wire, terminated with copper ferrules.
3.
Bonding Straps: Soft copper, 0.05 inch (1 mm) thick and 2 inches (50 mm)
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wide, except as indicated.
E.
F.
CONNECTOR PRODUCTS
1.
Pressure Connectors: High conductivity plated units.
2.
Bolted Clamps: Heavy duty type.
3.
Exothermic-Welded Connections: Cadweld type, provided in kit form and
selected per manufacturer=s instructions.
GROUND RODS
1.
Copper-Plated Steel: 3/4" diameter, 10'0" long.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
GENERAL
1.
The entire electrical system and all electrical equipment shall be grounded
in strict accordance with the National Electrical Code and as shown on the
drawings.
2.
The grounding system shall be continuous throughout the electrical
system.
3.
Neutral conductors shall be continuous throughout the electrical system
and shall be grounded only at the service neutral at the service switch, or at
the center point of a transformer secondary winding for a separately
derived system as indicated on the drawings.
4.
When the service entrance switch or switchboard has a neutral bus bar,
this bus bar shall be bonded to the ground bus bar in the service entrance
or switchboard.
5.
When a steel conduit contains only ground wires, the ground wires shall be
bonded to the conduit at both ends of the conduit run.
6.
Service and equipment grounds to the water system piping shall be made
using an approved clamp installed in an accessible location. Provide
jumpers around water meters and insulated pipe connections.
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B.
7.
Cabinets, panels, boxes, appliance frames, conduits and other non-current
carrying metallic objects shall be grounded as required by the National
Electrical Code.
8.
Install metallic raceways mechanically and electrically secure at all joints
and at all boxes, cabinets, fittings and equipment.
9.
Refer to Section GENERAL PROVISIONS for Grounding Continuity tests
required.
APPLICATION
1.
Equipment Grounding Conductors: Comply with NEC Article 250 for
types, sizes and quantities of equipment grounding conductors, except
where specific types, larger sizes or more conductors than required by
NEC are indicated.
a.
Install equipment grounding conductor with circuit conductors for
the items below in addition to those required by Code:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
2.
C.
Feeders and branch circuits.
Receptacle circuits.
Single-phase motor or appliance branch circuits.
Three-phase motor or appliance branch circuits.
Flexible raceway runs.
Armored and metal-clad cable runs.
Nonmetallic Raceways: Install an equipment grounding conductor in
nonmetallic raceways unless they are designated for telephone or data
cables.
SEPARATELY DERIVED SYSTEMS
1.
The secondary windings of transformers constitute a separately derived
system. A bonding jumper shall be used to connect the equipment
grounding conductors of the separately derived system and ahead of any
system disconnecting means or overcurrent device.
2.
A grounding electrode conductor shall be used to connect the grounded
conductor of the separately derived system to the grounding electrode.
This connection shall be made at the source of the separately derived
system and ahead of any system disconnecting means or overcurrent
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device.
A.
GROUNDING OF TELEPHONE SYSTEM
1.
B.
C.
Furnish and install a green size 6 AWG copper wire in 1/2" conduit from
the main or incoming telephone service to the nearest main cold water line
and connect to the water line with the proper clamps and fittings. The
point of connection shall be located so that it is normally visible for
inspection.
SYSTEM GROUNDING ELECTRODE
1.
The grounding electrode shall be as near as practicable to, and preferably
in the same area as, the grounding conductor connection to the system.
2.
A metal underground water pipe, the metal frame of the building, a
concrete-encased electrode (when present) and a ground ring electrode
(where present) shall be bonded together to form the grounding electrode
system.
3.
Where none of the above electrodes is available, the grounding electrode
shall be a AMade Electrode@ as per Section 250-83 of the National
Electrical Code.
4.
Where a metal underground water pipe is the only grounding electrode
available, it shall be supplemented by one of the grounding electrodes
specified in Section 250-81 or Section 250-83 of the National Electrical
Code.
5.
A single electrode which does not have a resistance to ground (of 25 ohms
or less) shall be augmented by one additional electrode of any of the types
specified in Section 250-83 of the National Electrical Code.
EQUIPMENT GROUNDING
1.
Provide an equipment bonding jumper from the grounding terminals of
switches and receptacles to the grounded box that they are mounted in,
unless the device is listed for self-grounding.
2.
At motors, connect the ground conductor to the conduit with an approved
grounding bushing, and to the metal frame with a bolted solderless lug.
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Bolts, screws and washers shall be bronze or cadmium plated steel.
3.
Provide a flexible ground strap, No. 6 AWG equivalent, at each flexible
duct connection at each air handler, exhaust fan, supply fan, etc., and
install to preclude vibration.
4.
Exposed non-current-carrying metal parts of transformer installations shall
be connected to the equipment grounding system.
END OF SECTION 16455
GROUNDING SYSTEM
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SECTION 16470 - PANELBOARDS
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
This section covers circuit breaker lighting and power panelboards and
fusible panelboards.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Panelboards shall comply with the requirements of the National Electrical
Code, NEMA, ANSI, IEEE and OSHA. Panelboards shall bear the
Underwriter=s Laboratories Label.
2.
Comply with NEMA Standard PBI, APanelboards@.
3.
Comply with UL Standards 67, APanelboards@ and UL50, ACabinets and
Boxes@.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURERS
1.
Provide panelboard products of one of the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
B.
Square D
Cutler Hammer
General Electric
Siemens
CIRCUIT BREAKER LIGHTING AND POWER PANELBOARDS
1.
Panelboards shall be dead front safety type equipped with circuit breakers.
Each panelboard shall have an integrated short circuit withstand rating
equal to the short circuit interrupting capacity of the circuit breakers.
Panelboard bus structure and main lugs or main circuit breaker shall have
current and voltage ratings, and number of phases, poles, and wires as
indicated on the drawings.
2.
Circuit breakers shall be quick-make, quick-break, bolt-on type having
over-center toggle mechanisms with thermal-magnetic trips and shall be
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trip free. Multi-pole circuit breakers shall have common trips and a single
operating handle. Handle tie bars will not be accepted. Circuit breakers
shall be provided with a means for indicating a tripped position. Branch
circuit breakers shall be replaceable without disturbing adjacent units.
Circuit breaker voltage, ampere rating, and number of poles shall be as
indicated on the drawings. Circuit breakers shall have a minimum shortcircuit interrupting capacity of 10,000 amperes RMS for 120/208V panels.
Circuit breakers shall be equipped with individually insulated, braced, and
protected connectors.
a.
b.
Circuit breakers for switching light at panelboards shall be type
SWD.
Circuit breakers for equipment marked HACR Type shall be
HACR type.
3.
UL class A (5 milliampere sensitivity) ground fault circuit protection shall
be provided on 120 VAC branch circuits as shown on the plans or in the
panelboard details. This protection shall be an integral part of the branch
circuit breaker which also provides overload and short circuit protection
for branch circuit wiring. Tripping of a branch circuit breaker containing
ground fault circuit interruption shall not disturb the feeder circuit to the
panelboard. A single pole circuit breaker with integral ground fault circuit
interruption shall require no more panelboard branch circuit space than a
conventional single pole circuit breaker.
4.
The panel box shall be fabricated from code gauge galvanized steel.
Unless otherwise indicated, panelboards shall be standard width with
boxes having a minimum width of 20 inches and a maximum depth of 53/4 inches.
5.
The panelboard front shall be surface or flush mounted as indicated on the
drawings, fabricated from cold-rolled steel, coated with rust-inhibiting
primer, finished with ANSI-61 light gray baked-on enamel paint, and shall
have a door equipped with concealed hinges, a semi-flush or flush lock
requiring a milled key, a framed directory card with a clear plastic
covering mounted on the inside of the door. At least two keys shall be
provided with each panelboard and all panelboard locks shall be keyed
alike. The panelboard front shall b fastened to the panel box with machine
screws or other approved fastening hardware and shall not be removable
with the door in the closed position.
6.
Interiors shall be quipped with bussing, circuit breakers, and adjustable
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means for positioning the interior within the enclosure.
7.
Main bus and circuit breaker branch bus shall be copper having 98%
conductivity. Aluminum bus shall not be acceptable. Full size neutral
busses shall be insulated from the panelboard. The location of the main
terminations shall be determined by the entrance of the feeders to the
panelboard enclosure. In those cases where the feeders pass through the
panelboard assembly, extra wide gutters shall be provided.
8.
Double width panels: Where more than 42 poles are indicated or where
otherwise indicated, provide two panelboards under single front, each
section with separate door and each section with similar space
configuration.
9.
The panelboard interior shall be provided with a copper ground bus, which
shall be bonded to the panelboard enclosure. Provide separate isolated
ground bus where indicated, or where required.
10.
The neutral bus and the ground bus shall be provided with an individual
terminal or lug for each wire connected to it.
11.
Terminals for feeder conductors to the panelboard mains and neutral shall
be UL listed as suitable for the type of conductor specified. Terminal for
branch circuit wiring, both breaker and neutral, shall be UL listed as
suitable for the type of conductor specified.
12.
Bussing sequence shall be distributed phase sequence type. Bus sequence
shall start at the top left phase bus of the interior for both top and bottom
feed panels. Provisions or spaces for future breakers shall be located at the
bottom of the panel and be fully bussed complete with all necessary
mounting hardware less the breaker. Locate next to each breaker, space, or
provision an individual number permanently affixed to the panelboard.
Numbering tape or painted numbers shall not be acceptable.
13.
The inside of the panel or door shall have a printed nameplate indicating
the name of the panel manufacturer, shop order number, panel type,
system voltage and bus ampacity. Panel shall be marked with its UL short
circuit withstand ratings.
14.
Circuit breaker lighting panelboards shall be Square D type NQOD,
120/208 volts, or equal by General Electric, Cutler-Hammer or Siemens.
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15.
C.
Load centers are not permitted.
FUSIBLE PANELBOARDS
1.
Fusible power panelboards shall be dead-front safety type. The panel,
including all bus bracing, disconnect switches, fuse clips, and associated
current carrying components, shall have a minimum integrated short
circuit withstand rating of 200,000 amperes RMS symmetrical. The panel
bus structure and main lugs or main switch shall have current and voltage
ratings, and number of phases, poles, and wires as indicated on the
drawings.
2.
Bus bars shall be copper. Neutral busses shall be insulated from the panel.
Main horizontal bussing shall be full size throughout without reduction.
The bus structure shall accommodate bolted branch switches as indicated
on the drawings without modification to the bus assembly. No additional
lineside wiring shall be necessary to add disconnect switches. Space for
future switches shall be bussed for the maximum devices that can be fitted
into them.
3.
The disconnect switches shall be quick-make, quick-break, fusible, dual
horsepower rated, dead front, front accessible, having visible blades.
Switch handles shall physically indicate ON and OFF position. Such
handles shall also be able to accept three padlocks having heavy duty
industrial type shackles, and be padlocked in the OFF position. Covers
shall be interlocked with the switch handles to prevent opening in the ON
position. An interlock override device shall be provided to allow
authorized personnel to release the interlock for inspection purposes when
the switch is in the ON position. Switch ampere rating and number of
poles shall be as indicated on the drawings. Fuse clips shall accommodate
the classification of fuses as indicated in the FUSES specification section.
4.
Panel interiors shall be provided with a copper ground bus bonded to the
panel enclosure.
5.
The panel assembly shall be enclosed in a surface mounted steel cabinet.
The rigidity and gauge of the steel shall be as specified in UL Standard 50
for cabinets. The size of wiring gutters shall be in accordance with UL
Standard 67. Cabinets shall be quipped with a four-piece front without
door and shall have self-adjusting trim clamps or other approved fastening
hardware. Fronts shall be of full-finished steel, coated with rust-inhibiting
primer and finished with ANSI-61 light gray baked-on enamel paint.
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6.
The outside of the panel shall have a printed nameplate indicating the
name of the panel manufacturer, the manufacturer=s shop order number,
panel type, system voltage, and bus ampacity.
7.
Wiring terminals for conductors leaving the panel shall be designed to be
used with the type of conductor specified.
8.
Fusible panels shall be Square D type QMB or equal by General Electric,
Cutler-Hammer or Siemens.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
General: Install panelboards and accessory items in accordance with NEMA PB
1.1, AGeneral Instructions for Proper Installation, Operation and Maintenance of
Panelboards Rated 600 Volts or Less@ and manufacturers= written installation
instructions.
B.
Ground Fault Protection: Install panelboard ground fault circuit interrupter
devices in accordance with installation guidelines of NEMA 289, AApplication
Guide for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.@
C.
Mounting Heights: Top of trim 6'-0" above finished floor, except as indicated.
D.
Mounting: Plumb and rigid without distortion of box. Mount flush panels
uniformly flush with wall finish.
E.
Circuit Directory: Provide typed directory reflective of final circuit changes
required to balance panel loads.
F.
Install filler plates in unused spaces.
G.
Provision for Future Circuits at Flush Panelboards: Stub four 1-inch empty
conduits from panel into accessible ceiling space or space designated to be ceiling
space in future.
H.
Auxiliary Gutter: Install where a panel is tapped to a riser at an intermediate
location.
I.
Wiring in Panel Gutters: Train conductors neatly in groups, bundle and wrap with
wire ties after completion of load balancing.
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J.
Install panelboards with proper area code required clearances at front of and above
equipment. Coordinate with other trades prior to rough-in. Verify proper wall
thickness for recessed panels.
K.
Each panelboard shall have a black plastic nameplate with 1/4" white letters,
indicating the panel number as shown on the drawings. Emergency panels shall
have red nameplates.
END OF SECTION 16470
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SECTION 16495 - AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
1.2
1.3
REFERENCES
A.
NEMA ICS 1 - General Standards for Industrial Control and Systems
B.
NEMA ICS 2 - Standards for Industrial Control Devices, Controllers, and
Assemblies
C.
NEMA ICS 2-447 - AC Automatic Transfer Switches
D.
NEMA ICS 6 - Enclosures for Industrial Controls and Systems
E.
UL 1008 - Standard for Automatic Transfer Switches
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
1.4
1.5
Automatic transfer switch.
Manufacturer: Company specializing in automatic transfer equipment
with three (3) years documented experience.
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit shop drawings and product data.
B.
Submit product data for transfer switches showing overall dimensions,
electrical connections, electrical ratings, and environmental requirements.
C.
Submit manufacturer's installation instructions.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA
A.
Submit operation and maintenance data.
B.
Include instructions for operating equipment.
C.
Include instructions for operating equipment under emergency conditions
when engine generator is running.
D.
Identify operating limits which may result in hazardous or unsafe
conditions.
E.
Document ratings of equipment and each major component.
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1.6
F.
Include routine preventive maintenance and lubrication schedule.
G.
List special tools, maintenance materials, and replacement parts.
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
A.
Conform to applicable code for emergency and standby electrical systems.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
2.2
2.3
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER
A.
Configuration: electrically-operated, mechanically-held transfer switch.
B.
Delayed transition type
SERVICE CONDITIONS
A.
2.4
2.5
Asco
Caterpillar
Cummins
Kohler.
GE/Zenith
No substitution, alternates will be allowed or accepted.
Service Conditions: NEMA 1
RATINGS
A.
Rating : 400 120/208 4 pole,
B.
UL : : UL-1008.
AUTOMATIC SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
A.
Initiate Time Delay to Start Alternate Source Engine Generator: Upon
initiation by normal source monitor.
B.
Time Delay to Start Alternate Source Engine Generator: 0 to 10 seconds,
adjustable.
C.
Initiate Transfer Load to Alternate Source: Upon initiation by normal
source monitor and permission by alternate source monitor.
D.
Time Delay Transfer to Alternate Power Source:
adjustable.
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH
0 to 30 seconds,
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2.6
E.
Initiate Retransfer Load to Normal Source: Upon permission by normal
source monitor.
F.
Time Delay Transfer to Normal Power: 0 to 30 minutes, adjustable;
bypass time delay in event of alternate source failure.
G.
Time Delay Engine Shut Down: 0 to 30 minutes, adjustable, of unloaded
operation.
H.
Engine Exerciser: Start engine every seven (7) days. Run for 30 minutes
before shutting down. Bypass exerciser control if normal source fails
during exercising period.
ENCLOSURE
A.
2.7
Enclosure: NEMA 1
ACCESSORIES
A.
Indicating Lights: Mount in cover of enclosure to indicate NORMAL
SOURCE AVAILABLE, ALTERNATE SOURCE AVAILABLE,
SWITCH POSITION.
B.
Test Switch: Mount in cover of enclosure to simulate failure of normal
source.
C.
Return to Normal Switch: Mount in cover of enclosure to initiate manual
transfer from alternate to normal source.
D.
Transfer Switch Auxiliary Contacts: 2 normally open; 2 normally closed
indicating switch to normal source or emergency source.
E.
Normal Source Monitor: Monitor each line of normal source voltage and
frequency; initiate transfer when voltage drops below 85 percent or
frequency varies more than 3 Hertz from rated nominal value, values shall
be field adjustable.
F.
Alternate Source Monitor: Monitor each line of alternate source voltage
and frequency; inhibit transfer when voltage is below 85 percent or
frequency varies more than 3 percent Hertz from rated nominal voltage,
values shall be field adjustable.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
INSTALLATION
A.
Install per manufacturer’s requirements
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3.2
3.3
STARTUP
A.
Provide startup services in conjunction with the generator set.
B.
Set all settings for the application requirements or direction from the
project engineer.
TRAINING
A.
Provide 2 hours of owner personnel training.
END OF SECTION 16495
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SECTION 16500 - INTERIOR LIGHTING
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
Furnish and install new lighting fixtures as shown on the drawings and as
specified herein.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Fixtures and components shall be U.L. listed and meet applicable national
and local code requirements for the particular application. Fixtures shall
bear the UL label.
2.
Comply with applicable ANSI, UL and NEMA standards including, but
not limited to, the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
C.
Fluorescent Fixtures: UL 1570.
Incandescent Fixtures: UL 1571.
High Intensity Discharge Fixtures: UL 1576.
Lamps: ANSI C78.
EXTRA MATERIALS
1.
Furnish extra materials described below that match products installed, are
packaged with protective covering for storage and are identified with
labels describing contents.
a.
Lamps: 4 lamps for every 100 of each type and rating installed.
Furnish at least one of each type and not more than 10 of each type.
b.
Plastic Diffusers and Lenses: 1 for every 100 of each type and
rating installed. Furnish at least one of each type and not more
than 3 of each type.
c.
Ballasts: 1 for every 100 of each type and rating installed. Furnish
at least one of each type and not more than 3 of each type.
d.
Globes and Guards: Furnish at least one of each type and rating
installed.
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PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
B.
GENERAL
1.
Lighting equipment is shown in the fixture schedule on the drawings to
establish general requirements. The fixture manufacturers' catalog
numbers are not to be construed as all inclusive. Equivalent products
manufactured by Columbia, Cooper, Daybrite, Holophane, Hubbell, Kurt
Versen, Lightolier, Prescolite or Williams are considered equivalent.
Furnish and install accessories or hardware required for a complete
installation. Light fixtures shall be equipped with proper accessories,
lenses, louvers, reflectors, shields, hangers, clips, frames, lamps, ballasts,
and other components essential for proper installation in or on walls,
ceilings or other construction features, and shall be properly painted for
protection and preservation appropriate to the place installed.
2.
Refer to the Room Finish Schedule on the Architectural drawings to verify
the type of ceiling construction. Provide fixtures with the proper hardware
for installation in or on the specified ceiling.
FIXTURES AND FIXTURE COMPONENTS
1.
Metal Parts: Free from burrs, sharp corners and edges. Metal parts shall be
painted after fabrication.
2.
Sheet Metal Components: Steel, except as indicated. Form and support to
prevent warping and sagging.
3.
Doors, Frames and Other Internal Access: Smooth operating, free from
light leakage under operating conditions and arranged to permit relamping
without use of tools. Arrange doors, frames, lenses, diffusers and other
pieces to prevent accidental falling during relamping and when secured in
operating position. Door frames shall have captive spring latches.
4.
Reflecting Surfaces: Minimum reflectance as follows, except as otherwise
indicated:
a.
b.
c.
d.
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White Surfaces: 85 percent
Specular Surfaces: 83 percent
Diffusing Specular Surfaces: 75 percent
Laminated Silver Metalized Film: 90 percent
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5.
6.
C.
Lenses, Diffusers, Covers and Globes: 100 percent virgin acrylic plastic or
water white, annealed crystal glass, except as otherwise indicated.
a.
Plastic: High resistance to yellowing and other changes due to
aging, exposure to heat and UV radiation.
b.
Lens Thickness: 0.125 inch (3mm) minimum; except where greater
thickness is indicated.
Finishes:
a.
Manufacturer=s standard, except as otherwise indicated, applied
over corrosion-resistant treatment or primer, free of streaks, runs,
holidays, stains, blisters and similar defects.
b.
Finish applied on metal surfaces after forming or fabrication.
PROTECTIVE DEVICES
1.
Indoor high intensity discharge fixtures shall be individually protected by a
GMF or GLR fuse installed in a HLR fuseholder for voltages up to 300
volts, and by a KTK fuse installed in a HPC fuseholder for voltages over
300 and up to 600 volts. Fuses and fuseholders shall be sized and installed
by the light fixture manufacturer.
2.
The lamps of "open" type fixtures shall be provided with "Lamp safety
sleeve", furnish and install crystal clear unbreakable plastic sleeves over
the lamps including end caps, along with safety guard tubeholders.
Sleeves shall be non-yellowing, non-chipping, and non-creasing and shall
be Malcolite "Toob-Guard" Type TG series. Thermoplastic Processes
"Arm-A-Lite", House-O-Lite, or 'tubeloc', or approved equal.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
INSTALLATION
1.
Lighting fixtures shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's
recommendations, instructions contained herein or on the drawings and
field conditions.
2.
Locations of fixtures, unless specifically dimensioned, may be scaled from
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the plans and adjusted as required to meet job conditions.
3.
Refer to Architectural Reflected Ceiling drawings. Coordinate installation
of lighting fixtures with those drawings.
4.
Provide necessary accessories required for the support or mounting of
fixtures. Where necessary, provide bridging between structural members.
5.
Recessed fixtures shall be mounted with flanges tight to the finished
ceilings.
6.
Surface and suspended fixtures shall be securely mounted to the structural
system, the ceiling superstructure, or to supporting members. Surface
fixtures shall be mounted in proper alignment with the ceiling. Suspended
fixtures shall be mounted from vertical supports. Swivel type hangers
shall be provided on sloping ceilings.
7.
Recessed fixtures shall be independently supported with a minimum of
two metal channels spanning ceiling tees or ceiling support steel channels.
8.
Support for Recessed and Semi-Recessed Grid-Type Fluorescent Fixtures:
Units may be supported from suspended ceiling support system.
a.
Fixtures of Sizes Less than Ceiling Grid: Center in acoustical
panel. Support fixtures independently with at least two 3/4-inch
(20-mm) metal channels spanning and secured to ceiling tees. Do
not support fixtures by ceiling acoustical panels.
9.
Wall mounted fixtures shall be securely mounted with a minimum of two
screws to the wall or to studs or framing within the wall to prevent the
possibility of movement or misalignment.
10.
Install remote mounted ballasts in a ventilated enclosure, which shall be
secured to the building structure with vibration isolating mountings.
Connections shall be thru flexible conduit. Ballasts shall be mounted in a
manner which will promote heat transfer to the housing.
11.
Adjustable fixtures shall be aimed as directed by the Architect and/or
Engineer.
12.
Where lighting fixtures are furnished by others, receive, store, unpack,
assemble, connect and install these fixtures.
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B.
Prior to substantial completion, clean fixture lenses and reflectors and replace
inoperative lamps. Replace or repair damaged or blemished fixtures.
C.
SEISMIC SUPPORTS
1.
Recessed mounted lighting fixtures shall have seismic supports to meet the
BOCA Building Code, Group 11.
2.
Recessed fluorescent fixtures installed in lay-in ceilings shall be provided
with four (4) earthquake clips for securing to the Tee bars.
3.
Recessed incandescent, compact fluorescent and HID fixtures shall have
support mounting rails screwed to the ceiling Tee bars.
4.
In cases where the ceiling system does not meet the requirements for
seismic support, provide four independent hanger wires, one at each corner
of each recessed fixture.
END OF SECTION 16500
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SECTION 16525 - EXTERIOR LIGHTING
PART 1 - GENERAL
A.
SUMMARY
1.
B.
C.
This Section includes exterior lighting fixtures, lamps, ballasts, pole
standards and accessories.
SUBMITTALS
1.
General: Submit each item in this Article according to the Conditions of
the Contract and Division 1 Specification Sections.
2.
Submit Product Data describing fixtures, lamps, ballasts, poles and
accessories. Arrange Product Data for fixtures in order of fixture
designation. Include data on fixtures, poles, accessories, finishes and the
following:
a.
Outline drawings indicating dimensions and principal features of
fixtures and poles.
b.
Electrical Ratings and Photometric Data: Certified results of
independent laboratory tests for fixtures and lamps.
c.
Wind Resistance Calculations: Certified by a registered
professional engineer.
d.
Shop Drawings detailing nonstandard fixtures and poles and
indicating dimensions, weights, method of field assembly,
components and accessories.
e.
Anchor-Bolt Templates: Keyed to specific poles and certified by
manufacturer.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
1.
Electrical Component Standard: Provide components that comply with
NFPA 70 and that are listed and labeled by UL.
2.
Comply with ANSI C2.
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D.
E.
STORAGE AND HANDLING OF POLES
1.
General: Store poles on decay-resistant treated skids at least 12 inches
(300 mm) above grade and vegetation. Support pole to prevent distortion
and arrange to provide free air circulation.
2.
Metal Poles: Retain factory-applied pole wrappings until just before pole
installation.
EXTRA MATERIALS
1.
Furnish extra materials described below that match products installed, are
packaged with protective covering for storage and are identified with
labels describing contents.
a.
Lamps: Four (4) percent of each type and rating installed. Furnish
at least one of each type.
b.
Glass and Plastic Lenses, Covers and Other Optical Parts: Four (4)
percent of each type and rating installed. Furnish at least one of
each type.
c.
Ballasts: One (1) percent of each type and rating installed. Furnish
at least one of each type.
d.
Globes and Guards: Furnish at least one of each type installed.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
A.
MANUFACTURERS
1.
B.
Products: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide the products
specified in Lighting Fixture Schedule shown on drawings. Equivalent
products will be acceptable as approved equals.
FIXTURES AND FIXTURE COMPONENTS, GENERAL
1.
Metal Parts: Free from burrs, sharp edges and corners.
2.
Sheet Metal Components: Corrosion-resistant aluminum, except as
otherwise indicated. Form and support to prevent warping and sagging.
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3.
Housing: Rigidly formed, weather- and light-tight enclosures that will not
warp, sag or deform in use. Provide filter/breather for enclosed fixtures.
4.
Doors, Frames and Other Internal Access: Smooth operating, free from
light leakage under operating conditions and arranged to permit relamping
without use of tools. Arrange doors, frames, lenses, diffusers and other
pieces to prevent accidental falling during relamping and when secured in
operating position. Provide for door removal for cleaning or replacing
lens. Arrange for door opening to disconnect ballast.
5.
Exposed Hardware Material: Stainless steel.
6.
Reflecting Surfaces: Minimum reflectances as follows, except as
otherwise indicated:
a.
b.
c.
A.
White Surfaces: 85 percent.
Specular Surfaces: 83 percent.
Diffusing Specular Surfaces: 75 percent.
7.
Plastic Parts: High resistance to yellowing and other changes due to aging,
exposure to heat and UV radiation.
8.
Lenses and Refractors: Materials as indicated. Use heat- and agingresistant, resilient gaskets to seal and cushion lens and refractor mounting
in fixture doors.
FIXTURE SUPPORT COMPONENTS
1.
Pole-Mounted Fixtures: Conform to AASHTO LTS-3.
2.
Wind-load strength of total support assembly, including pole, arms,
appurtenances, base and anchorage, is adequate to carry itself plus fixtures
indicated at indicated heights above grade without failure, permanent
deflection or whipping in steady winds of 100 mi./h (160 km/h) with a
gust factor of 1.3.
3.
Arm, Bracket and Tenon Mount Materials: Match poles= finish.
4.
Mountings, Fastenings and Appurtenances: Corrosion-resistant items
compatible with support components. Use materials that will not cause
galvanic action at contact points. Use mountings that correctly position
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luminaire to provide indicated light distribution.
B.
5.
Pole Bases: Anchor type with galvanized steel hold-down or anchor bolts,
leveling nuts and bolt covers.
6.
Poles: Steel tubing conforming to ASTM A 500, Grade B, carbon steel
with a minimum yield of 46,000 psi (317 MPa). Poles are one-piece
construction up to 40 feet (12 m) in length and have access handhole in
wall.
7.
Metal Pole Grounding Provisions: Welded 1/2-inch (12-mm) threaded lug,
accessible through handhole.
8.
Metal Pole Brackets: Designed to match pole metal. Provide cantilever
brackets without underbrace, in sizes and styles indicated, with straight
tubular end section to accommodate fixtures.
9.
Pole-Top Tenons: Fabricated to support fixture or fixtures and brackets
indicated and securely fastened to pole top.
10.
Concrete for Pole Foundations: Comply with Division 3 Section ACast-inPlace Concrete.@ Use 3000-psig (20.7-MPa) strength, 28-day concrete.
FINISHES
1.
Metal Parts: Manufacturer=s standard finish, except as otherwise indicated,
applied over corrosion-resistant primer, free of streaks, runs, holidays,
stains, blisters and similar defects.
2.
Other Parts: Manufacturer=s standard finish, except as otherwise indicated.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
A.
INSTALLATION
1.
Set units plumb, square, level and secure according to manufacturer=s
written instructions and approved Shop Drawings.
2.
Provide necessary accessories required for the support or mounting of
fixtures. Where necessary, provide bridging between structural members.
3.
Concrete Foundations: Construct according to Division 3 Section ACast-in-
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Place Concrete.@
B.
Comply with details and manufacturer=s recommendations for
reinforcing, anchor bolts, nuts and washers. Verify anchor-bolt
templates by comparing with actual pole bases furnished.
b.
Finish: Trowel and rub smooth parts exposed to view.
4.
Pole Installation: Use web fabric slings (not chain or cable) to unload,
store, raise and set poles.
5.
Fixture Attachment: Fasten to indicated structural supports.
6.
Fixture Attachment with Adjustable Features or Aiming: Attach fixtures
and supports to allow aiming for indicated light distribution.
7.
Lamp fixtures with indicated lamps according to manufacturer=s written
instructions. Replace malfunctioning lamps.
GROUNDING
1.
A.
a.
Ground fixtures and metal poles according to Division 16 Section
AGrounding.@
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
1.
Inspect each installed unit for damage. Replace damaged fixtures and
components.
2.
Tests and Observations: Verify normal operation of lighting units after
installing fixtures and energizing circuits with normal power source.
Include the following:
3.
a.
Check for intensity of illumination.
b.
Check for uniformity of illumination.
c.
Check for excessively noisy ballasts.
d.
Adjust lamps and reflectors as required.
Replace or repair damaged and malfunctioning units, make necessary
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adjustments and retest. Repeat procedure until all units operate properly.
B.
ADJUSTING AND CLEANING
1.
Clean units after installation. Use methods and materials recommended by
manufacturer.
2.
Adjust amiable fixtures to provide required light intensities.
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SECTION 16622 - PACKAGED ENGINE GENERATOR SYSTEMS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
1.2
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
Packaged engine generator system
B.
Critical exhaust silencer and stainless flex
C.
Sound attenuated enclosure
D.
Battery and charger
E.
Subbase fuel tank
F.
Factory mounted vibration isolators
RELATED PRODUCTS NOT FURNISHED AND INSTALLED UNDER THIS SECTION
A.
1.3
1.4
Automatic Transfer Switch
REFERENCES
A.
ANSI/NEMA 250 - Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum)
B.
ANSI/NEMA MG 1 - Motors and Generators
C.
ANSI/NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code
D.
ANSI/NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities
E.
ANSI/NEMA AB 1 - Molded Case/Electronic Circuit Breakers
F.
NFPA 37 – Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
G.
NFPA 110 – Emergency and Standby Power Systems
H.
UL 2200 – Generator Set
I.
Environmental Protection Agency EPA Emission Standards for Compressed Ignition
Engines
J.
Noise Emission: Comply with applicable state and local government requirements
for maximum noise level at property boundaries due to sound emitted by the
generator set, its components and the operation thereof.
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
A.
Engine generator system to provide source of emergency and standby power.
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1.5
B.
System Capacity: As shown on drawings at an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea
level, and ambient temperature between -20°F and 122°F; standby rating using
engine-mounted radiator.
C.
Operation: In accordance with NFPA 110.
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit shop drawings and product data for all components of this specification.
B.
Submit shop drawings showing plan and elevation views with overall and
interconnection point dimensions, fuel consumption rate curves at various loads,
ventilation and combustion air requirements, and electrical diagrams including
schematic and interconnection diagrams.
C.
Submit product data showing dimensions, weights, ratings, interconnection points,
and internal wiring diagrams for engine, generator, control panel, battery, battery
rack, battery charger, exhaust silencer, internal vibration isolators and remote
annunciator.
D.
Interconnecting wiring diagram of complete emergency system, including generator,
switchgear, battery charger, fuel system and remote alarm indications as the site
specification dictates. These drawings shall be specific to the project component
requirements and provided by the dealer. Factory drawings that provide multiple
interconnections for items not specific to the project will be rejected.
E.
Exhaust system calculations, in order to verify that the exhaust system does not
violate the constraints of the generator maximum exhaust backpressure value when
mounted indoor or package by an outside supplier other than the named
manufacturer.. A system supplied direct as a package from the major manufacturer
are exempt from this requirement.
F.
Submit certificates for compliance with EPA Emissions Standards for Compressed
Ignition Engines.
G.
Engine and generator combination transient report at rated power factor for specific
model supplied, of voltage and frequency transients response including recovery
time at 50, 75 and 100% load application.
H.
Manufacturer’s and dealer’s written warranty disclosure statement for the period
specified.
I.
Submit manufacturer's installation instructions.
J.
Authorized distributor shall provide copies of technician's factory training
certificates specific to the proposed product on engine overhaul and electrical
systems control repair in order to verify the level of support capabilities. Delegation
of this service responsibility for any of the equipment listed herein will not be
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considered fulfillment of these specifications. Major engine and control parts shall
be available within 24 hours from the time a component is deemed defective.
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
PROJECT RECORD DOCUMENTS
A.
Submit record documents for any revisions after shop drawing review.
B.
Accurately record location of engine generator and mechanical and electrical
connections.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA
A.
Submit operation and maintenance data.
B.
Include instructions for normal operation, routine maintenance requirements, service
manuals for engine and tank, oil sampling and analysis for engine wear, and
emergency maintenance procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS
A.
Manufacturer: Company specializing in packaged engine generator system with
minimum five (15) years documented experience.
B.
Supplier: Authorized distributor of engine generator manufacturer with service
facilities within 135 miles of the project site.
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Accept packaged engine generator set and accessories on site in crates and verify
damage.
B.
Protect equipment (enclosure)from dirt and moisture by securely wrapping in heavy
plastic.
WARRANTY
A.
The standby electric engine-generator and instrumentation panel from the factory
shall be warranted by the manufacturer against defective materials and factory
workmanship for a period of 5 years with a 2,500 hour term. Such defective parts
shall be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option, free of charge including
travel and labor.
1.
Platinum level shall include all as shipped consist from the factory excluding
filters, fluids, vee belts, hoses, paint and batteries. Service contract shall be
proced separately from generator.
2.
Additional coverage is allowed if repairs can not be completed within 48
hours of the “authorized dealer” technician’s initial visit for a covered
“mechanical breakdown” due solely to the nature of the “mechanical
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breakdown” or inability to supply the required repair components. Up to
$20,000 (US$) is allowed for rental genset expenses that are hereby defined
as the reasonable and customary rental charge, mileage per guidelines given
in the “repairer” travel & mileage limitations section of this contract and the
necessary labor for connection & disconnection to your facility of the Rental
GenSet from an “authorized dealer”.
1.11
EXTRA MATERIALS
A.
Provide five (5) extra DC incandescent lamps and five (5) compact fluorescent lamps
if provided.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
2.2
2.3
ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS
A.
Caterpillar
B.
Cummins
C.
Kohler – Detroit Diesel Engine
D.
Detroit Diesel
E.
No substitutions, alternates will be allowed or accepted.
PACKAGED ENGINE-GENERATOR SET
A.
Packaged engine-generator set shall be a coordinated assembly of compatible
components.
B.
Safety Standard: Comply with ASME B15.1.
C.
Nameplates: Each major system component shall be equipped with a nameplate to
identify manufacturer’s name and address, model and serial number, and component
rating in integrated set and as required by the contract documents.
D.
Mounting Frame: Adequate strength and rigidity to maintain alignment of mounted
components without depending on concrete foundation. Mounting frame shall be free
from sharp edges and corners and shall have lifting attachments arranged for lifting
with slings without damaging components. Provide a rigging diagram permanently
attached to the mounting frame to indicate the capacity of each lifting attachment and
the generator-set center of gravity.
ENGINE
A.
Type: Water-cooled in-line or V-type, four-stroke cycle, compression ignition diesel
electric ignition internal combustion engine.
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B.
Rating: 125 kW Standby.
C.
Fuel: Diesel Fuel oil: Comply with current Federal Regulation requirements for Low
Sulfur Diesel of 550 PPM and manufacturers fuel requirements Ultra Low Sulfur
Diesel fo 15 PPM may be utilized to comply with future October 1, 2010
requirements but shall also comply with the manufacturers fuel requirements.
D.
Engine Speed: 1800 RPM.
E.
The prime mover shall be a liquid cooled, diesel fueled, turbo charged, after cooled
engine of 4-cycle design. The unit requires an operating speed of 1800 RPM.
1.
Engine shall meet the current Emission Tier III level at the time of
production.
2.
Additional Emission Requirements : Guaranteed Not To Exceed Values
3.
a.
Total NOX (as NO2) LB/HR - 3.17
b.
Total CO LB/HR - .60
c.
Total HC LB/HR - .17
d.
Part Matter (PM) LB/HR - .14
Maximum fuel consumption 19.36 gallon per hour at 100% load
F.
Governor: Electronic engine control, Isochronous type with speed sensing.
G.
Safety Devices: Engine shutdown on high water temperature, low oil pressure,
overspeed, and engine overcrank. Limits as selected by manufacturer.
H.
Frequency Response:
1.
Steady State Operational Bandwidth: 0.5 percent of rated frequency from no
load to full load.
2.
Transient Response: Less than 10 percent voltage dip for a 75 percent stepload increase or decrease. Frequency shall not exceed 10 per cent and shall
recover and remain within the steady state operating band within 3 seconds.
Verify compliance with bid documents.
I.
Fuel System: Engine mounted diesel fuel pump and relief-bypass valve.
J.
Lubrication System: Engine or skid mounted filter and strainer, thermostatic control
valve capable of full flow and designed to be fail safe, and crankcase drain arranged
for gravity drainage with siphon or pump.
K.
Engine Jacket Heater: Thermal circulation type water heater with integral
thermostatic control, sized to maintain engine jacket water above 100°F, and suitable
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for operation on 208-240 Volts AC. The minimum wattage of the heater shall be 2
kw.
L.
Cooling System: Closed loop, liquid cooled, with radiator factory mounted on
engine-generator set mounting frame and integral engine-driven coolant pump.
1.
Fan and Core: Nonferrous-metal construction sized to contain expansion of
total system. Blower type fan, sized to maintain safe engine temperature in a
minimum ambient temperature of 122°F based on 50/50 ELC (Extended Life
Coolant)/water mixture.
2.
Radiator Airflow Restriction: 0.5 inches of water, maximum.
3.
Coolant: Solution of 50 percent Extended Life Coolant (ELC) and 50 percent
water, with anti-corrosive additives. The Extended Life Coolant (ELC)
provided shall meet or exceed the following specifications and guidelines.
4.
M.
a.
ASTM D-3306
b.
TMC TP-329
c.
ASTM D-6210
d.
TMC RP-338
e.
SAE J1034
Provide expansion tank with gage glass and low coolant level sensor.
Engine Starting: DC starting system with positive engagement, number and voltage
of starter motors in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Include remote
starting control circuit, with MANUAL-OFF-REMOTE selector on engine-generator
control panel. Provide the following accessories:
1.
Battery: Minimum 1300 CCA. Voltage to match starter with capacity for
three cranking cycles without recharge. Provide with battery cables and acid
resistant battery tray, seismic rated.
2.
Provide battery disconnect switch.
3.
Battery-Charging Alternator: Factory mounted on engine with solid state
voltage regulation.
4.
Battery Charger: Current limiting type, 10 amp minimum, designed to float at
2.17 volts per cell and equalize at 2.33 volts per cell. Include overload
protection, full wave rectifier, DC voltmeter and ammeter, and 120 volts AC
fused input. Provide wall-mounted enclosure to meet ANSI/NEMA 250,
Type 1 requirements.
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2.4
N.
Exhaust System: Critical type silencer, side inlet with muffler companion flanges
and flexible stainless steel exhaust fitting, suitable for horizontal orientation, sized in
accordance with engine manufacturer's instructions. Silencer to mount integral to the
enclosure.
O.
Engine Accessories: Fuel filter, lube oil filter, intake air filter, lube oil cooler, fuel
transfer pump, fuel priming pump, primary fuel filter, fuel water separator, fuel
cooler, gear-driven water pump.
P.
Mounting: Provide unit with suitable factory standard vibration isolators.
GENERATOR
A.
Generator: ANSI/NEMA MG 1; three phase, brushless synchronous generator with
brushless exciter and PMG or IE alternator excitation. Comply with parameters set
below to reduce site voltage dip.
B.
Rating: Standby.
C.
Voltage : 120/208 Vac
D.
Excitation Type : Permanent Magnet or IE
E.
Insulation: ANSI/NEMA MG 1, Class H.
F.
UL 2200 Oversized Generator Rating:
G.
Temperature Rise By Resistance: 150° C over 40° C ambient. Manufacturers whose
data is at .4 power factor shall provide calculations converting the data to correspond
to .6 power factor.
H.
Minimum SKVA at 25% Voltage Dip: 499 at .6 power factor
I.
Enclosure: ANSI/NEMA MG 1; open drip-proof.
J.
Voltage Regulation: Digital
1.
2.5
Include solid-state type voltage regulator, separate from exciter to match
engine and generator characteristics, with voltage regulation ± .5 percent
from no load to full load.
K.
Subtansient Reactance (X’d): Maximum .0997 pu.
L.
Windings: Optimum pitch Random Wound stator winding.
CONTROLS AND INDICATION
A.
Operating and safety indications, protective devices, basic system controls, and
engine gauges shall be grouped in a common control and monitoring panel mounted
on the generator set. Mounting method shall isolate the control panel from
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generator–set vibration.
B.
The engine-generator set shall contain a complete 2-wire automatic engine start-stop
control which starts the engine on closing contacts and stop the engine on closing
contacts. A cyclic cranking limiter shall be provided to open the staring circuit after
eight attempts if the engine has not started within that time. Engine control modules
must be solid state plug-in type for high reliability and easy service. The engine
controls shall also include a 3-position digital selector with the following positions:
OFF/ON/AUTO.
C.
The panel shall include; digital monitor of AC voltage, AC current and AC
frequency with a phase selector button, an emergency stop switch, an audible alarm
and a programmable engine control and monitoring module.
D.
The programmable module shall include: a manual, off auto touch pad; four LEDs
to indicate 1) Not in Auto, 2) Alarm Active, 3) Generator Running, 4) Generator
Ready; a data entry keypad and a digital display panel.
E.
A generator run relay and common fault relay with dry contacts shall also be
provided for customer use.
F.
The module will store and display all pertinent unit parameters including.
1.
Generator Status
a.
2.
Current unit status in real time
Instrumentation
a.
Available Data Points
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
b.
Oil pressure
Coolant temperature
DC battery voltage
Engine RPM
Twenty (20) event fault log
Engine hours
Engine successful start counter
Engine crank attempt counter
Service Maintenance Interval
Fuel Consumption gal/hr
Total Fuel Consumed
Available Data Points via J1939
12)
13)
14)
Air filter differential pressure
Boost pressure
Engine crankcase pressure
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15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
c.
Viewing of all Instrumentation Digital
1)
2)
3)
4)
d.
Kw (total and per phase)
Kva (total and per phase)
kVAr (total and per phase)
Power Factor (overall and per phase)
kW hours
KvarHours
Kvars
Generator Commands
a.
4.
AC L-L voltages
AC L-N voltages
All AC Line Current
Frequency
Instrumentation Digital (Additional)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
3.
Engine exhaust temperature (L & R)
Engine intake manifold temperature
Engine oil temperature
Fuel filter differential
Fuel pressure
Oil filter differential pressure
Fuel pressure
Oil filter differential pressure
Oil temperature
Current engine start/stop status
Alarm Status
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
m.
n.
Current alarm(s) condition
Overcrank
Low coolant temperature warning
High coolant temperature warning / shutdown
Low coolant warning / shutdown
Low oil pressure warning / shutdown
Overspeed
Control switch not in auto
High/Low battery voltage
Emergency stop activated
Over Under voltage
Over Under frequency
Reverse power
Overcurrent
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5.
Alarm Status via J1939
a.
b.
c.
d.
6.
2.6
Low fuel pressure warning / shutdown
High fuel pressure warning / shutdown
Fuel filter restriction warning / shutdown
High intake manifold air temperature warning / shutdown
Provide Alternate cost for the panel to be accessible by PC based software via
RS485 MODBUS RTU protocol. The software must display the module
face, be updated in real time and allow for complete access to all module
functions. Communication output and its software must be fully compatible
and allow for incorporation into an existing control program.
ACCESSORIES
A.
An electronic 100% rated, 400 amp frame, 400 amp trip and 100amp frame and 100
amp trip UL listed main line circuit breakers rated as specified and must be mounted
in the AC connection panel. The line side connections are to be made at the factory.
B.
Remote Manual Stop Station (Emergency Power Off EPO): Provide a remote manual
stop station with weather proof stainless steel or die cast housing, red mushroom
button - push to stop operation, breakable cover/lens to access mushroom button, 120
volt rated. The manufacturer shall provide automatic monitoring of the EPO switch.
Placing the EPO switch in the "Generator Powered OFF" status shall initiate a visual
and audible alarm at each generator annunciator panel.
1.
One mounted in owners building supplied by vendor installed by others.
2.7
LOAD BANK ACCESS : AT MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
2.8
OUTDOOR GENERATOR-SET SOUND ENCLOSURE
A.
Prefabricated or pre-engineered a Non Walk In Sound Attenuated weatherproof
enclosure with the following features:
1.
Sound Level: 70 dbA at 23 feet.
2.
Construction: Reinforced galvanized steel, metal clad, integral structural steel
framed housing anchored to a concrete foundation. Construction shall allow
access to control panels and service points.
3.
Structural Design and Anchorage: Wind resistant up to 100 mph.
4.
Louvers (Front) Discharge Vertical : Fixed
5.
Louvers (Rear) Inlet : Fixed.
6.
Hinged doors: Provide a minimum of two doors each side, one on rear with
locking provisions. As standard, doors shall include rain-rail moldings above
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all door openings, recessed, keyed locks and full weather-stripping. Doors
shall be removable.
7.
Oil and water drain group piped to the exterior of the enclosure with plugs
and interior ball valves.
8.
The exhaust system silencer shall be installed internal to the enclosure by the
manufacturer.
9.
Base Mounted Fuel Tank: UL listed fuel tank with capacity for 24 full load
operation. Integral rupture basin with leak detection. Provide fueling port
with lockable cap. The tank shall include structural steel supports for top
mounted engine generator set. Furnish complete with flexible fuel line
connectors and analog level gauge. Furnish complete with float switch to
indicate low fuel level 40%.
a.
Low fuel level alarm contact integrated with the Building
Management System.
b.
Low fuel level shutdown.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
3.2
3.3
EXAMINATION
A.
Verify that surfaces are ready to receive work and field dimensions are as shown on
the drawings.
B.
Verify that required utilities are available in proper location and ready for use.
C.
Beginning of installation means installer accepts existing conditions.
INSTALLATION
A.
Install in accordance with NFPA 37 and manufacturer's instructions.
B.
Install remote manual stop station in location shown on plans. Provide 24V DC
power wiring in conduit as required. Coordinate installation with the manufacturer
approved shop drawings and wiring diagrams. The remote manual stop station shall
shunt trip the generator circuit breaker (low voltage only) when provided and signal
the engine prime mover to stop.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Field inspection and testing will be performed under provisions in compliance with
NFPA 110 requirements.
B.
Provide portable test bank for full load test. Simulate power failure including
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operation of transfer switch, automatic starting cycle, and automatic shutdown, and
return to normal.
C.
Confirm with owner’s representative that fuel tank is filled prior to start of test (Fuel
supplied by owner).
D.
The on-site installation test shall be conducted as follows:
1.
With the prime mover in a “cold start” condition and the emergency load at
standard operating level, a primary power failure shall be initiated by opening
all switches or breakers supplying the primary power to the building or
facility.
2.
The test load shall be that load that is served by the Emergency Power Supply
System (EPSS).
3.
The time delay on start shall be observed and recorded.
4.
The cranking time until the prime mover starts and runs shall be observed and
recorded.
5.
The time taken to reach operating speed shall be observed and recorded.
6.
The voltage and frequency overshoot shall be recorded.
7.
The time delay on transfer to emergency power for each switch shall be
recorded. Life safety and critical branch transfer switches must transfer
within 10 seconds.
8.
The time taken to achieve a steady-state condition with all switches
transferred to the emergency position shall be observed and recorded.
9.
The voltage, frequency, and amperes shall be recorded.
10.
The prime mover oil pressure and water temperature shall be recorded, where
applicable.
11.
The battery charge rate shall be recorded at 5-minute intervals for the first 15
minutes and at 15 minute intervals thereafter.
12.
A load shall be applied for an 8-hour, full load test. The building load shall be
permitted to serve the load.
13.
When primary power is returned to the building or facility, the time delay on
retransfer to primary for each switch with a minimum setting of 5 minutes
shall be recorded.
14.
The time delay on the prime mover cool down period and shutdown shall be
recorded.
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15.
Allow prime mover to cool for 5 minutes.
16.
The load test with building load, or other loads that simulate the intended
load, shall be continued for 2 hours, observing and recording load changes
and the resultant effect on voltage and frequency
17.
The full load test shall be initiated immediately after the cooling time has
expired by any method that starts the prime mover and, immediately upon
reaching rated rpm, picks up 100 percent of the nameplate kW rating on one
step, less applicable derating factors for site conditions.
18.
During test, record the following at 5-minute intervals for the first 15 minutes
and every 15 minutes for the rest of the test:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
19.
Upon completion of the test and after a cool down period, the crank/rest cycle
shall be tested.
a.
b.
c.
20.
3.4
Any method recommended by the manufacturer for the cycle crank
test shall be utilized to prevent the prime mover from running.
The control switch shall be set at “run” to cause the prime mover to
crank.
The complete crank/rest cycle shall be observed and recorded.
Test alarm and shutdown circuits as typically performed by the generator
supplier.
E.
Testing documentation shall be submitted to the Engineer for review and approval.
F.
Generator testing worksheets are included with this specification section.
MANUFACTURER'S FIELD SERVICES
A.
3.5
Kilowatts
Amperes
Voltage
Frequency
Coolant temperature
Enclosure temperature (interior)
Oil pressure
Engine exhaust temperature
Engine inlet temperature
Oil Temperature
Battery charge rate
Prepare, start, test, and adjust systems including transfer switch settings.
ADJUSTING
A.
Adjust generator output voltage and engine speed.
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3.6
CLEANING.
A.
3.7
3.8
Clean engine and generator surfaces.
DEMONSTRATION
A.
Provide systems demonstration. Coordinate the demonstration schedule with the
owner and architect/engineer.
B.
Describe loads connected to emergency and standby systems and restrictions for
future load additions.
C.
Simulate power outage by interrupting normal source, and demonstrate that system
operates to provide emergency and standby power.
TRAINING
A.
The supplier of the electric generating plant and associated items covered herein
shall provide factory trained field service engineer to provide a comprehensive
training of site personnel for a minimum of 4 hours. The duration may coincide with
the generator test period.
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SECTION 16720 - FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and
Supplementary Conditions apply to this section.
B. The work covered by this section is to be coordinated with related work as
specified elsewhere in the specifications. Requirements of the following
sections apply:
1. Division 16: "Basic Electrical Materials and Methods."
2. Division 16: "Wiring Methods."
3. Division 13: "Fire Suppression".
4. Division 15: "Fire Protection".
5. Division 15: "HVAC Systems".
6. Division 13: "Building Automation and Control".
C. The system and all associated operations shall be in accordance with the
following:
1. Requirements of the following Model Building Code: IBC 2003 Edition
2. Requirements of the following Model Fire Code: IFC 2015 Edition
3. Requirements of the following Model Mechanical Code: IMC 2015 Edition
4. NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2016 Edition
5. NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2005 Edition
6. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition
7. NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and
Ventilating Systems, 2015 Edition
8. ANSI/ASME A17.1 / CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators,
2013 Edition
9. ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities, 2015
Edition
10. Local Jurisdictional Adopted Codes and Standards
11. ADA Accessibility Guidelines
1.2 SUMMARY
A. This Section covers fire alarm systems, including initiating devices,
notification appliances, controls, and supervisory devices.
B. Work covered by this section includes the furnishing of labor, equipment, and
materials for installation of the fire alarm system as indicated on the drawings
and specifications.
C. The Fire Alarm System shall consist of all necessary hardware equipment and
software programming to perform the following functions:
1. Fire alarm system detection and notification operations.
2. Control and monitoring of door hold-open devices, fire suppression
systems, emergency power systems, and other equipment as indicated in
the drawings and specifications.
1.3 DEFINITIONS
A. ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
B. AHJ: Authority Having Jurisdiction
C. ANSI: American National Standards Institute
D. ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
E. FACU: Fire Alarm Control Unit
F. FM: Factory Mutual
G. IBC: International Building Code
H. ICC: International Code Council
I. IDC: Initiating Device Circuit
J. IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
K. IFC: International Fire Code
L. IMC: International Mechanical Code
M. IRI: Industrial Risk Insurers
N. LED: Light-emitting diode.
O. NAC: Notification Appliance Circuit
P. NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
Q. NICET: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
R. RAC: Releasing Appliance Circuit
S. SLC: Signaling Line Circuit
T. UL: Underwriters Laboratories
U. ULC: Underwriters Laboratories, Canada
1.4 SCOPE OF WORK
A. A new intelligent reporting, microprocessor controlled fire detection system
shall be installed in accordance to the project specifications and drawings.
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1.5 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
A. General: Provide a complete, non-coded addressable microprocessor-based fire
alarm system with initiating devices, notification appliances, and monitoring
and control devices as indicated on the drawings and as specified herein.
B. Power Requirements
1. The control unit shall receive AC power via a dedicated fused disconnect
circuit.
2. The system shall be provided with sufficient battery capacity to operate the
entire system upon loss of normal AC power in a normal supervisory
mode for a period of 24 hours with 15 minutes of alarm operation at the
end of this period. The system shall automatically transfer to battery
standby upon power failure. All battery charging and recharging
operations shall be automatic.
3. All circuits requiring system-operating power shall be 24 VDC nominal
voltage and shall be individually fused at the control unit.
4. The incoming power to the system shall be supervised so that any power
failure will be indicated at the control unit. A green "power on" LED shall
be displayed continuously at the user interface while incoming power is
present.
5. The system batteries shall be supervised so that a low battery or a depleted
battery condition, or disconnection of the battery shall be indicated at the
control unit and displayed for the specific fault type.
6. The system shall support NAC Lockout feature to prevent subsequent
activation of Notification Appliance Circuits after a Depleted Battery
condition occurs in order to make use of battery reserve for front panel
annunciation and control.
7. The system shall support 100% of addressable devices in alarm or operated
at the same time, under both primary (AC) and secondary (battery) power
conditions.
8. Loss of primary power shall sound a trouble signal at the FACU. FACU
shall indicate when the system is operating on an alternate power supply.
C. Software: The fire alarm system shall allow for loading and editing instructions
and operating sequences as necessary.
1. The system shall be capable of on-site programming to accommodate
system expansion and facilitate changes in operation.
2. All software operations shall be stored in a non-volatile programmable
memory within the fire alarm control unit. Loss of primary and secondary
power shall not erase the instructions stored in memory.
3. Panels shall be capable of full system operation during new site specific
configuration download, master exec downloads, and slave exec
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downloads.
4. Remote panel site-specific software and executive firmware downloads
shall be capable of being performed over proprietary fire alarm network
communications, and via TCP/IP Ethernet network communications.
Ethernet access to any fire alarm panel shall be capable of providing
access only to authenticated users through a cryptographically
authenticated and secure SSL tunnel.
5. Panels shall automatically store all program changes to the panel’s non-
volatile memory each time a new program is downloaded. Panels shall be
capable of storing the active site-specific configuration program and no
less than 9 previous revisions in reserve. A compare utility program shall
also be available to authorized users to compare any two of the saved
programs. The compare utility shall provide a deviation report
highlighting the changes between the two compared programs.
6. Panels shall provide electronic file storage with a means to retrieve a record
copy of the site-specific software and up to 9 previous revisions. Sufficient
file storage shall be provided for other related system documentation such
as record drawings, record of completion, owner’s manuals, testing and
maintenance records, etc.
7. The media used to store the record copy of site-specific software and other
related system documentation shall be electrically supervised. If the media
is removed a trouble shall be reported on the fire alarm control unit.
D. History Logs: The system shall provide a means to recall alarms and trouble
conditions in chronological order for the purpose of recreating an event
history. A separate alarm and trouble log shall be provided.
E. Recording of Events: The system shall be capable of recording all alarm,
supervisory, and trouble events by means of system printer. The printout shall
include the type of signal (alarm, supervisory, or trouble) the device
identification, date and time of the occurrence. The printout shall differentiate
alarm signals from all other printed indications.
F. Wiring/Signal Transmission:
1. Transmission shall be hard-wired using separate individual circuits for each
zone of alarm operation, as required or addressable signal transmission,
dedicated to fire alarm service only.
2. System connections for initiating device circuits shall be Class B, Style D,
signaling line circuits shall be Class B, Style 4 and notification appliance
circuits shall be Class B, Style Y.
3. Circuit Supervision: Circuit faults shall be indicated by a trouble signal at
the FACU. Provide a distinctive indicating audible tone and alphanumeric
annunciation.
G. Supplemental Notification and Remote User Access (Fire Panel Internet
Interface)
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1. Fire Alarm Control Unit (FACU) shall provide the necessary hardware to
provide supplemental notification and remote user access to the FACU
using Ethernet and TCP/IP communications protocol compatible with
IEEE Standard 802.3.
2. A standard RJ-45 Ethernet connection shall connect to the owner's Ethernet
network. Provisions for that connection must be provided at each fire
alarm control unit as part of the contract.
3. The means of providing supplemental email and SMS text messaging
notification shall be agency listed for specific interfaces and for the
purpose described in this section. The use of non-listed external third party
products and interfaces is not acceptable.
4. The fire panel internet interface shall be capable of sending automated
notification of discrete system events via email and SMS text messaging
to up to 50 individual user accounts and via email to up to 5 distribution
lists.
5. Each user account and distribution list shall be capable of being
configurable for the specific type of events to be received. Each account
shall be configurable to receive notification upon any combination of the
following types of events:
a) Fire Alarm,
b) Priority 2,
c) Supervisory,
d) Trouble,
e) Custom Action Messages,
f) Fire Panel Internet Interface Security Violations
6. Each user account and distribution list shall be capable of being
configurable for the specific content to be received. Each account shall be
configurable to receive any combination of the following message content:
a) Summary,
b) Event Information,
c) Message,
d) Emergency Contacts,
e) Host Fire Alarm Control Unit Information
7. Each user account and distribution list shall be capable of being
configurable for the type of Fire Alarm Control Unit Logs and Reports to
be received. Each account shall be configurable to receive any
combination of the following Logs and Reports via email:
a) Alarm Log,
b) Trouble Log,
c) Analog Sensor Status Report,
d) Analog Sensor Service Report,
e) Almost Dirty, Dirty and Excessively Dirty Sensor Report,
f) CO Analog Sensor Service Report,
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g) Addressable Notification Appliance Candela Report,
h) Addressable Notification Appliance Status Report
8. Each user account and distribution list shall be capable of receiving email
distribution of Fire Alarm Control Unit Logs and Reports On-Demand or
automatically on a Pre-Determined schedule. Receipt of Logs and Reports
shall be capable of being scheduled as follows:
a) Weekly, or
b) Bi-weekly, or
c) Monthly
9. The Fire Alarm Control Unit Logs and Reports shall be sent in CSV file
format which can be imported into common database applications for
viewing, sorting, and customization.
a) Each user account shall be capable of being configured to receive
system events via email and/or SMS text messaging.
b) Each distribution list shall be capable of supporting up to 20 email
address recipients.
10. The means to provide email notification shall be compatible with SMTP
mail servers, ISP email services, and Internet email services.
Communication with the email server shall be verified at selectable
intervals of 5 to 30 minutes.
11. Email operation shall be capable of being disabled for service by the
system administrator.
12. An email log shall be accessible to authorized users. The email log shall
display the 25 most recent email notifications sent.
13. The fire panel internet interface for supplemental notification and remote
user access shall support:
a) Secure HTTPS/SSL encrypted connections,
b) Up to 50 individual password protected user accounts,
c) Dynamic and Static IP addressing,
d) IP Address Blocking,
e) Restricted number of log-in attempts before lock-out configurable from
1 to 20,
f) Lock-out duration after unsuccessful log-in attempts configurable from
0 to 24 hours,
g) Email notification to Administrators of unsuccessful log-in attempts,
h) Automatic lock-out reset upon a new event,
i) Automatic inactivity logout configurable from 10 minutes to 24 hours,
j) Firmware updates over Ethernet,
k) Set-up and configuration via Local Service Port or via Remote Services
over LAN/WAN connection
14. Authorized users shall be capable of accessing the fire alarm panel using a
compatible web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher) and a secure
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HTTPS/SSL encrypted connection.
15. The fire panel internet interface shall support concurrent connections for
up to 5 users plus 1 administrator.
16. Authorized users with remote access shall be capable of:
a) Viewing the fire panel internet interface web home page
(a) The fire panel internet interface home page shall display system
status information and provide links to detailed status information
and fire alarm panel reports and history logs
(b) The web browser on the user’s computer shall automatically
refresh system status information upon a new event
(1) Systems that require a manual refresh to acquire updated
system status information shall not be accepted
b) Viewing the fire alarm panel detailed card status information
c) Viewing the fire alarm panel detailed point status information
d) Viewing the fire alarm panel reports and history logs
e) Viewing the fire panel internet interface email log
f) Viewing system summary information
g) Accessing Custom Hypertext Links
17. The fire panel internet interface home page shall support customization to
display the following information:
a) Customer Name and Address,
b) Fire Panel Location or Building Name,
c) Up to 10 Custom Hypertext Links with Text Descriptions
H. Remote Services Access:
1. Fire Alarm Control Unit (FACU) shall provide the necessary hardware to
provide a remote service access feature using Ethernet and TCP/IP
communications protocol compatible with IEEE Standard 802.3. The
Remote Access feature shall provide automatic notification of system
faults and remote diagnostics of system status for responding technicians
prior to arrival on site.
2. A standard RJ-45 Ethernet connection shall connect to the owner's Ethernet
network. Provisions for that connection must be provided at each fire
alarm control unit as part of the contract.
3. The Ethernet access feature shall be agency listed for specific interfaces and
for the purpose described in this section. The use of non-listed external
third party interfaces is not acceptable.
4. The internet remote access service function shall provide automated real
time off-site reporting of discrete system events to a remote service
support center with details of internal FACU fault conditions allowing a
pre-site visit analysis of repair requirements.
5. Existing FACU controls shall be capable of retrofitting the Remote Service
module as a plug-in upgrade feature.
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6. The remote service network shall work on the customers Ethernet
infrastructure and be Fire-Wall friendly for two-way communications for
off-site reporting. The feature shall be compatible with existing proxy
servers and firewalls shall not require any special changes or
modifications.
7. The remote service system shall be able to connect to the remote service
center without the need for a VPN account or similar tunnel.
8. The remote service system shall be a non Windows based application to
protect against conventional virus attacks.
9. The remote service system shall support a secure connection with strong
encryption, 128 bit or better, and an optional secondary encryption method
if required.
10. The remote service system shall be compatible with virtual LANS
(VLAN).
11. The remote service system shall work on an outbound communication
premise (panel calls home) in order to eliminate the possibility of any
inbound connection into the network (from trusted or non trusted sites).
12. The remote service system shall provide an audit trail of all events and
service connections.
13. The Remote Service connection will provide access for panel software
downloads and uploads for archiving job specific programs back at the
enterprise server.
14. The supplier shall provide a service contract for the Remote Service
program that provides the following requirements:
a) 24/7 recording of FACU service activity.
b) Off-site diagnostics by a technical specialist to provide repair and parts
guidance to the service technician prior to a site visit.
I. Required Functions: The following are required system functions and operating
features:
1. Priority of Signals: Fire alarm events have highest priority. Subsequent
alarm events are queued in the order received and do not affect existing
alarm conditions. Priority Two, Supervisory and Trouble events have
second, third-, and fourth-level priority, respectively. Signals of a higherlevel priority take precedence over signals of lower priority even though
the lower-priority condition occurred first. Annunciate all events
regardless of priority or order received.
2. Noninterfering: An event on one zone does not prevent the receipt of
signals from any other zone. All zones are manually resettable from the
FACU after the initiating device or devices are restored to normal. The
activation of an addressable device does not prevent the receipt of signals
from subsequent addressable device activations.
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3. Transmission to an approved Supervising Station: Automatically route
alarm, supervisory, and trouble signals to an approved supervising station
service provider, under another contract.
4. Annunciation: Operation of alarm and supervisory initiating devices shall
be annunciated at the FACU and the remote annunciator, indicating the
type of device, the operational state of the device (i.e. alarm, trouble or
supervisory) and shall display the custom label associated with the device.
5. Selective Alarm: A system alarm shall include:
a) Indication of alarm condition at the FACU and the annunciator(s).
b) Identification of the device /zone that is the source of the alarm at the
FACU and the annunciator(s).
c) Operation of audible and visible notification appliances until silenced at
FACU.
d) Closing doors normally held open by magnetic door holders. Unlocking
designated doors.
e) Shutting down supply and return fans building wide.
f) Closing smoke dampers on system building wide.
g) Initiation of smoke control sequence.
h) Transmission of signal to the supervising station.
i) Initiation of elevator Phase I functions (recall, shunt trip, illumination of
indicator in cab, etc.) in accordance with ANSI/ASME A17.1 / CSA
B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, when specified
detectors or sensors are activated, as appropriate.
6. Supervisory Operations: Upon activation of a supervisory device such as a
tamper switch, the system shall operate as follows:
a) Activate the system supervisory service audible signal and illuminate
the LED at the control unit and the remote annunciator.
b) Pressing the Supervisory Acknowledge Key will silence the supervisory
audible signal while maintaining the Supervisory LED "on" indicating
off-normal condition.
c) Record the event in the FACU historical log.
d) Transmission of supervisory signal to the supervising station.
e) Restoring the condition shall cause the Supervisory LED to clear and
restore the system to normal.
7. Alarm Silencing: If the "Alarm Silence" button is pressed, all audible alarm
signals shall cease operation.
8. Priority Two Operations: Upon activation of a priority two condition, the
system shall operate as follows:
a) Activate the system priority two audible signal and illuminate the LED
at the control unit and the remote annunciator.
b) Pressing the Priority 2 Acknowledge Key will silence the audible signal
while maintaining the Priority 2 LED "on" indicating off-normal
condition.
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c) Record the event in the FACU historical log.
d) Transmission of priority two signal to the supervising station.
e) Restoring the condition shall cause the Priority 2 LED to clear and
restore the system to normal.
9. System Reset
a) The "System Reset" button shall be used to return the system to its
normal state. Display messages shall provide operator assurance of the
sequential steps ("IN PROGRESS", "RESET COMPLETED") as they
occur. The system shall verify all circuits or devices are restored prior
to resetting the system to avoid the potential for re-alarming the
system. The display message shall indicate "ALARM PRESENT,
SYSTEM RESET ABORTED."
b) Should an alarm condition continue, the system will remain in an
alarmed state.
10. A manual evacuation (drill) switch shall be provided to operate the
notification appliances without causing other control circuits to be
activated.
11. WALKTEST: The system shall have the capacity of 8 programmable
passcode protected one person testing groups, such that only a portion of
the system need be disabled during testing. The actuation of the "enable
one person test" program at the control unit shall activate the "One Person
Testing" mode of the system as follows:
a) The city circuit connection and any suppression release circuits shall be
bypassed for the testing group.
b) Control relay functions associated with one of the 8 testing groups shall
be bypassed.
c) The control unit shall indicate a trouble condition.
d) The alarm activation of any initiating device in the testing group shall
cause the audible notification appliances assigned only to that group to
sound a code to identify the device or zone.
e) The unit shall automatically reset itself after signaling is complete.
f) Any opening of an initiating device or notification appliance circuit
wiring shall cause the audible signals to sound for 4 seconds indicating
the trouble condition.
12. Install Mode: The system shall provide the capability to group all non-
commissioned points and devices into a single "Install Mode" trouble
condition allowing an operator to clearly identify event activations from
commissioned points and devices in occupied areas.
a) It shall be possible to individually remove points from Install Mode as
required for phased system commissioning.
b) It shall be possible to retrieve an Install Mode report listing that
includes a list of all points assigned to the Install Mode. Panels not
having an install mode shall be reprogrammed to remove any non-
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commissioned points and devices.
13. Module Distribution:
a) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of allowing remote location
of the following modules; interface of such modules shall be through a
Style 4 (Class B) supervised serial communications channel (SLC):
(a) Initiating Device Circuits
(b) Notification Appliance Circuits
(c) Auxiliary Control Circuits
(d) Graphic Annunciator LED/Switch Control Modules
(1) In systems with two or more Annunciators and/or Command
Centers, each Annunciator/Command Center shall be
programmable to allow multiple Annunciators/Command
Centers to have equal operation priority or to allow hierarchal
priority control to be assigned to individual
Annunciator/Command Center locations.
(e) Initiating Device Signaling Line Circuits
(f) Notification Appliance Signaling Line Circuits
(g) Power Supplies
14. Service Gateway: A Service Gateway software application shall be
provided that allows an authorized service person to remotely query panel
status during testing, commissioning, and service without the need to
return to the panel using standard email or instant messaging tools. For
systems without a service gateway application the service provider shall
provide a minimum of two technicians for any system testing or
commissioning.
J. Integrated Automation
1. Security Integration
a) The FA System shall provide the means to be integrated directly to a
Software House C•Cure 9000 or 800 Security Management System
(SMS) via a software interface for the purpose of communicating fire
alarm events directly to the security system.
b) Communication between the FA System and SMS shall be
accomplished using Computer Port Protocol (CPP).
(a) The FA and the C•Cure SMS shall be connected via a local or
network serial port server based RS-232 serial port connection.
c) The CPP shall consist of a bi-directional serial protocol capable of
accessing most of the Fire Alarm Control Unit (FACU) diagnostic
features.
d) The interface shall provide the means to communicate the following
information to the C•Cure SMS:
(a) Device/Point status changes (e.g., Fire, Trouble, Disabled)
(b) Panel event status (e.g. Number of Unacknowledged Fire Alarms,
Card Failure Troubles, etc.)
(c) Panel health status (e.g., AC power, battery status)
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e) Interface software shall include a data acquisition function that provides
the following:
(a) Establishes and maintains a supervised serial link
(b) Extraction of the point database from the FACU
(c) Merges the FACU database into the C•Cure SMS database
f) The software interface shall not allow system control functionality from
the C•Cure SMS to the FA System.
g) The installation, programming and maintenance of the FA/C•Cure
integration software interface shall be conducted by factory trained
certified technicians.
2. Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) Integration
a) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of providing a one-way
communications interface between the fire alarm control unit and an
industry-standard Building Automation and Control Network
(BACnet) using ASHRAE® BACnet® IP (internet protocol)
compliant with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.
b) The BACnet communications module shall be agency listed to UL
Standard 864.
c) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of communicating up to
1000 status changes to the building automation system.
d) MS/TP Master and MS/TP Slave data link layer options communicating
at baud rates up to 76,800 bps shall be supported.
e) The interface shall be capable of supporting ANSI X3.4, ISO 10656
(ICS-4), ISO 10656 (UCS-2), ISO 8859-1, or IBM/Microsoft DBCS
character sets.
f) A standard RJ-45 Ethernet connection to the Building Automation
System Ethernet network shall be provided at the fire alarm control
unit as part of the contract.
3. Refer to section: 25.00 Integrated Automation
K. Analog Smoke Sensors:
1. Monitoring: FACU shall individually monitor sensors for calibration,
sensitivity, and alarm condition, and shall individually adjust for
sensitivity. The control unit shall determine the condition of each sensor
by comparing the sensor value to the stored values.
2. Environmental Compensation: The FACU shall maintain a moving average
of the sensor's smoke chamber value to automatically compensate for dust,
dirt, and other conditions that could affect detection operations.
3. Programmable Sensitivity: Photoelectric Smoke Sensors shall have 7
selectable sensitivity levels ranging from 0.2% to 3.7%, programmed and
monitored from the FACU.
4. Sensitivity Testing Reports: The FACU shall provide sensor reports that
meet NFPA 72 calibrated test method requirements.
a) Reports shall be capable of being printed for annual recording and
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logging of the calibration maintenance schedule.
b) Where required, reports shall be accessible remotely through:
(a) A Fire Panel Internet Interface using Ethernet and TCP/IP
communications protocol compatible with IEEE Standard 802.3.
The Fire Panel Internet Interface shall be capable of automatically
scheduling email reports to individual user accounts on a weekly,
bi-weekly, or monthly schedule
(b) A PC Annunciator using an RS232-C connection to the FACU or a
PC Annunciator Client using a TCP/IP communications protocol
connection to the PC Annunciator server compatible with IEEE
Standard 802.3.
5. The FACU shall automatically indicate when an individual sensor needs
cleaning. The system shall provide a means to automatically indicate
when a sensor requires cleaning. When a sensor's average value reaches a
predetermined value, (3) progressive levels of reporting are provided. The
first level shall indicate if a sensor is close to a trouble reporting condition
and will be indicated on the FACU as "ALMOST DIRTY." This
condition provides a means to alert maintenance staff of a sensor
approaching dirty without creating a trouble in the system. If this
indicator is ignored and the second level is reached, a "DIRTY SENSOR"
condition shall be indicated at the FACU and subsequently a system
trouble is reported to the Supervising Station. The sensor base LED shall
glow steady giving a visible indication at the sensor location. The "DIRTY
SENSOR" condition shall not affect the sensitivity level required to alarm
the sensor. If a "DIRTY SENSOR" is left unattended, and its average
value increases to a third predetermined value, an "EXCESSIVELY
DIRTY SENSOR" trouble condition shall be indicated at the control unit.
6. The FACU shall continuously perform an automatic self-test on each sensor
that will check sensor electronics and ensure the accuracy of the values
being transmitted. Any sensor that fails this test shall indicate a "SELF
TEST ABNORMAL" trouble condition.
7. Multi-Sensors shall combine photoelectric smoke sensing and heat sensing
technologies. An alarm shall be determined by either smoke detection,
with selectable sensitivity from 0.2 to 3.7 %/ft obscuration; or heat
detection, selectable as fixed temperature or fixed with selectable rate-ofrise; or based on an analysis of the combination of smoke and heat
activity.
8. Programmable bases. It shall be possible to program relay and sounder
bases to operate independently of their associated sensor.
9. Magnet test activation of smoke sensors shall be distinguished by its label
and history log entry as being activated by a magnet.
L. Fire Suppression Monitoring:
1. Water flow: Activation of a water flow switch shall initiate general alarm
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operations.
2. Sprinkler valve tamper switch: The activation of any valve tamper switch
shall activate system supervisory operations.
3. Water flow switch and sprinkler valve tamper switch shall be capable of
existing on the same initiating zone. Activation of either device shall
distinctly report which device is in alarm on the initiating zone.
M. Audible Alarm Notification: By horns in areas as indicated on drawings.
N. Addressable Notification Appliances (Applies only where addressable
notification is provided):
1. Monitoring: The FACU shall monitor individual addressable notification
appliances for status, condition, type of appliance, and configured
appliance settings. A fault in any individual appliance shall automatically
report a trouble condition on the FACU.
2. Individual Appliance Custom Label: Each addressable appliance shall have
its own 40 character custom label to identify the location of the appliance
and to aid in troubleshooting fault conditions.
3. Individual Appliance Information Display:
a) The FACU shall be capable of calling up detailed information for each
addressable appliance including the appliance location, status,
condition, type of appliance, and configured appliance settings.
4. Programmable Appliance Settings:
a) The selectable operation of each addressable notification appliance shall
be capable of being configured by the FACU without having to replace
or remove the appliance from the wall or ceiling.
(a) Programmable appliance settings for applicable addressable
notification appliances shall include:
(1) Operation:
((a)) General Evac
((b)) Alert
((c)) User Defined
(2) Style:
((a)) Indoor
((b)) UL Weatherproof
((c)) ULC Weatherproof
(3) Candela Selections:
((a)) Indoor: 15, 30, 75, 110, 135, or 185 cd (per UL1971)
((b)) UL Weatherproof: 15 or 75 cd (per UL1971), and 75 or
185 cd (per UL1638)
((c)) ULC Weatherproof: 20, 30 or 75 cd (per ULCS526)
(4) Horn Volume:
((a)) Hi
((b)) Low
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(5) Horn Cadence:
((a)) Temporal 3
((b)) Temporal 4
((c)) March Time 20 bpm
((d)) March Time 60 bpm
((e)) March Time 120 bpm
((f)) Steady
(6) Horn Tone:
((a)) 520 HZ
((b)) Bell
((c)) Slow Whoop
((d)) Siren
((e)) Hi / Lo
5. Programmable Notification Zones:
a) Changing the notification zone assigned to a notification appliance shall
be configurable by the FACU and shall not require additional circuits
or wiring.
6. Other Emergency and Non Emergency Notification:
a) Where required, notification appliances for purposes not related to fire
alarm shall be capable of:
(a) being connected to the same circuit as the fire alarm appliances,
and
(b) being individually configured for their intended use without
requiring additional circuits or wiring.
7. Addressable Notification Appliance Automated Self-Test:
a) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of performing an automated
functional self-test of all self-test notification appliances and meet the
requirements in NFPA 72, 2013 Edition, 14.2.8 Automated Testing
and Table 14.4.3.2 testing requirements.
b) Test results for each self-test notification appliance shall be stored in
non-volatile memory at the fire alarm control unit.
c) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of running a functional
automated test for all self-test notification appliances in a general
alarm group or for all self-test appliances within a specific notification
zone.
d) The duration required to complete the automated functional test for all
self-test notification appliances shall be accomplished in 2 minutes or
less.
e) The automated test results for all self-test notification appliances shall
be available from the fire alarm control unit within 4 minutes from the
start of the test.
f) If any notification appliance fails its automated functional self-test an
audible and visual trouble signal shall be annunciated at the fire alarm
control unit.
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(a) The self-test trouble signal shall be a latching trouble signal which
requires manual restoration to normal.
8. Addressable Notification Appliance Reports:
a) The fire alarm control unit shall maintain configuration and test data for
each self-test addressable notification appliance.
b) The fire alarm control unit shall be capable of generating configuration,
self-test, and deficiency reports, that can be viewed through the fire
alarm control unit user interface or printed via the fire alarm control
unit service port.
(a) At minimum, the configuration report shall include the following
information applicable for each addressable notification appliance:
(1) Point ID
(2) Custom Label
(3) Device Type
(4) Candela Setting
(b) At minimum, the self-test report shall include the following
information applicable for each self-test notification appliance:
(1) Point ID
(2) Custom Label
(3) Time and Date of last test
(4) Pass / Fail results of last visual test
(5) Pass / Fail results of last audible test
c) The fire alarm control unit shall also be capable of providing a
deficiency report that includes a list of all self-test notification
appliances that have failed self-test.
9. Magnet test: When the control unit is in diagnostic mode, the appliances
shall be capable of being tested with a magnet. The magnet diagnostics
shall:
a) Pulse the appliance LED to indicate appliance address, and
b) briefly sound the individual horn to confirm the audible appliance
operation, and
c) briefly flash the individual strobe to confirm visible appliance operation
1.6 SUBMITTALS
A. General: Submit the following according to Conditions of Contract and
Division 1.
1. Product data sheets for system components highlighted to indicate the
specific products, features, or functions required to meet this specification.
Alternate or as-equal products submitted under this contract must provide
a detailed line-by-line comparison of how the submitted product meets,
exceeds, or does not comply with this specification.
2. Wiring diagrams from manufacturer.
3. Shop drawings showing system details including location of FACU, all
devices, circuiting and details of graphic annunciator.
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4. System power and battery charts with performance graphs and voltage drop
calculations to assure that the system will operate in accordance with the
prescribed backup time periods and under all voltage conditions per UL
and NFPA standards.
5. System operation description including method of operation and
supervision of each type of circuit and sequence of operations for all
manually and automatically initiated system inputs and outputs. A list of
all input and output points in the system shall be provided with a label
indicating location or use of IDC, SLC, NAC, relay, sensor, and auxiliary
control circuits.
6. Operating instructions for FACU.
7. Operation and maintenance data for inclusion in Operating and
Maintenance Manual. Include data for each type product, including all
features and operating sequences, both automatic and manual. Provide the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of service organizations.
8. Product certification signed by a certified representative of the
manufacturer of the fire alarm system components certifying that their
products comply with indicated requirements.
9. Record of field tests of system.
B. Submission to Authority Having Jurisdiction: In addition to routine submission
of the above material, make an identical submission to the authority having
jurisdiction. Include copies of shop drawings as required to depict component
locations to facilitate review. Upon receipt of comments from the Authority,
make resubmissions, if required, to make clarifications or revisions to obtain
approval.
1.7 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Installer Qualifications: A factory authorized installer is to perform the work of
this section.
B. Each and every item of the Fire Alarm System shall be listed under the
appropriate category by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and shall
bear the respective "NRTL" label.
1.8 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Interruption of Existing Fire-Alarm Service: Do not interrupt fire-alarm
service to facilities occupied by Owner or others unless permitted under the
following conditions and then only after arranging to provide temporary guard
service according to requirements indicated:
1. Notify Architect no fewer than two days in advance of proposed
interruption of fire-alarm service.
2. Do not proceed with interruption of fire-alarm service without Architect's
written permission.
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1.9 SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING
A. Existing Fire-Alarm Equipment: Maintain existing equipment fully
operational until new equipment has been tested and accepted. As new
equipment is installed, label it "NOT IN SERVICE" until it is accepted.
Remove labels from new equipment when put into service and label existing
fire-alarm equipment "NOT IN SERVICE" until removed from the building.
B. Equipment Removal: After acceptance of new fire-alarm system, remove
existing disconnected fire-alarm equipment and wiring.
1.10 SOFTWARE SERVICE AGREEMENT
A. Comply with UL 864.
B. Technical Support: Beginning with Substantial Completion, provide software
support for two years.
C. Upgrade Service: Update software to latest version at Project completion.
Install and program software upgrades that become available within two years
from date of Substantial Completion. Upgrading software shall include
operating system. Upgrade shall include new or revised licenses for use of
software.
1. Provide 30 days' notice to Owner to allow scheduling and access to system
and to allow Owner to upgrade computer equipment if necessary.
1.11 MAINTENANCE SERVICE
A. Warranty Maintenance Service: Provide maintenance of fire alarm systems and
equipment for a period of 12 months, using factory-authorized service
representatives
B. Basic Services: Routine maintenance visits on an “as needed” basis at times
scheduled with the Owner. Respond to service calls within 24 hours of
notification of system trouble either by customer visit or other customer
contact as necessary. Adjust and replace defective parts and components with
original manufacturer's replacement parts, components, and supplies.
C. Additional Services: Perform services within the above 12-month period not
classified as routine maintenance or as warranty work when authorized in
writing. Compensation for additional services must be agreed upon in writing
prior to performing services.
D. Maintenance Service Contract: No later than 60 days prior to the expiration of
the warranty maintenance services, deliver to the Owner a proposal to provide
contract maintenance and repair services for an additional one-year term. As
an option with this proposal, deliver to the Owner a proposal to provide
scheduled inspection and testing services for a one-year term. Owner will be
under no obligation to accept maintenance service contract proposal or
inspection and testing proposal.
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1.12 EXTRA MATERIALS
A. General: Furnish extra materials, packaged with protective covering for
storage, and identified with labels clearly describing contents as follows:
1. Break Rods for Manual Stations: Furnish quantity equal to 15 percent of the
number of manual stations installed; minimum of 6 rods.
2. Notification Appliances: Furnish quantity equal to 10 percent of each type
and number of units installed, but not less than one of each type.
3. Smoke Detectors or Sensors, Fire Detectors, and Flame Detectors: Furnish
quantity equal to 10 percent of each type and number of units installed but
not less than one of each type.
4. Detector or Sensor Bases: Furnish quantity equal to 2 percent of each type
and number of units installed but not less than one of each type.
5. Printer Ribbons: Furnish 6 spare printer ribbons when a printer is provided.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1 ACCEPTABLE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
A. Manufacturers: The equipment and service described in this specification are
those supplied and supported by Tyco SimplexGrinnell and represent the base
bid for the equipment.
1. Subject to compliance with the requirements of this specification, provide
products by one of the following:
a) Simplex, a Tyco Company
b) Notifier
c) Gamewell-FCI
d) Other manufacturers by approval
B. Being listed as an acceptable Manufacturer in no way relieves obligation to
provide all equipment and features in accordance with these specifications.
C. The equipment and service provider shall be a nationally recognized company
specializing in fire alarm and detection systems. This provider shall employ
factory trained and NICET Level IV certified technicians, and shall maintain a
service organization within 100 miles of this project location. The equipment
and service provider shall have a minimum of 10 years experience in the fire
protective signaling systems industry.
2.2 SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTION
A. Fire-alarm signal initiation shall be by one or more of the following
devices and systems:
1. Manual stations.
2. Heat detectors.
3. Flame detectors.
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4. Smoke detectors.
5. Duct smoke detectors.
6. Verified automatic alarm operation of smoke detectors.
7. Automatic sprinkler system water flow.
8. Heat detectors in elevator shaft and pit.
9. Fire-extinguishing system operation.
10. Fire standpipe system.
B. Fire-alarm signal shall initiate the following actions:
1. Continuously operate alarm notification appliances.
2. Identify alarm at fire-alarm control unit and remote annunciators.
3. Transmit an alarm signal to the remote alarm receiving station.
4. Unlock electric door locks in designated egress paths.
5. Release fire and smoke doors held open by magnetic door holders.
6. Switch heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment controls to fire-
alarm mode.
7. Activate smoke-control system (smoke management) at firefighter smoke-
control system panel.
8. Activate stairwell and elevator-shaft pressurization systems.
9. Close smoke dampers in air ducts of designated air-conditioning duct
systems.
10. Recall elevators to primary or alternate recall floors.
11. Activate emergency lighting control.
12. Activate emergency shutoffs for gas and fuel supplies.
13. Record events in the system memory.
14. Record events by the system printer.
C. Supervisory signal initiation shall be by one or more of the following devices
and actions:
1. Valve supervisory switch.
2. Low-air-pressure switch of a dry-pipe sprinkler system.
3. Elevator shunt-trip supervision.
D. System trouble signal initiation shall be by one or more of the following
devices and actions:
1. Open circuits, shorts, and grounds in designated circuits.
2. Opening, tampering with, or removing alarm-initiating and supervisory
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signal-initiating devices.
3. Loss of primary power at fire-alarm control unit.
4. Ground or a single break in fire-alarm control unit internal circuits.
5. Abnormal AC voltage at fire-alarm control unit.
6. Break in standby battery circuitry.
7. Failure of battery charging.
8. Abnormal position of any switch at fire-alarm control unit or annunciator.
9. Fire-pump power failure, including a dead-phase or phase-reversal
condition.
E. System Trouble and Supervisory Signal Actions: Initiate notification appliance
and annunciate at fire-alarm control unit and remote annunciators. Record the
event on system printer where provided.
2.3 FIRE ALARM CONTROL UNIT (FACU)
A. General: Comply with UL 864, "Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm
Systems".
B. The following FACU hardware shall be provided:
1. Power Limited base panel with red cabinet and door, 120 VAC input power.
2. 2,500 point capacity where (1) point equals (1) monitor (input) or (1)
control (output).
3. 2000 points of annunciation where one (1) point of annunciation equals:
a) 1 LED driver output on a graphic driver or 1 switch input on a graphic
switch input module.
b) 1 LED on panel or 1 switch on panel.
4. 9 Amp Power Supply minimum with temperature compensated, dual-rate
battery charger capable of charging up to 110 Ah batteries without a
separate external battery charger. Battery charger voltage and amperage
values shall be accessible on the FACU LCD display.
5. One Auxiliary electronically resettable fused 2A @24VDC Output, with
programmable disconnect operation for 4-wire detector reset.
6. One Auxiliary Relay, SPDT 2A @32VDC, programmable as a trouble
relay, either as normally energized or de-energized, or as an auxiliary
control.
7. Three (3) Class B Addressable Notification Appliance Signaling Line
Circuits (SLCs).
a) Each Addressable Notification Appliance SLC shall be rated at 3A and
capable of supporting up to 127 Notification Appliances per channel.
b) Wiring shall be 18 AWG to 12 AWG unshielded twisted pair wire.
Systems that require shielded wire for Notification Appliances shall
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not be accepted.
c) A constant voltage under both primary and secondary power conditions
shall be maintained at the notification appliance field wiring terminal
connections in the FACU to ensure the voltage drop on the circuit is
consistent under both primary and secondary power conditions.
d) For systems that do not provide a constant voltage source at the FACU
notification appliance field wiring terminal connections, the fire alarm
contractor shall:
(a) Provide separate point-to-point voltage drop calculations for all
notification appliances under worst case secondary power
specifications, and
(b) Perform a complete functional test of all notification appliances
under worst case secondary power conditions.
8. Three (3) Class B Notification Appliance Circuits (NAC; rated
3A@24VDC, resistive).
a) NAC’s shall be conventional reverse polarity operation and shall be for
synchronized strobes and independent horn/strobe operation over two
wires.
b) NACs shall be selectable as auxiliary power outputs derated to 2 A for
continuous duty.
c) Strobe synchronization and audible cadence synchronization shall be
across all panel NAC circuits. Systems that cannot provide listed
synchronization across all panel NAC’s shall not be acceptable.
9. Where required provide Intelligent Remote Battery Charger for charging up
to 50Ah batteries.
10. Expansion Power Supplies with three (3) Class B integral Intelligent
Addressable Notification Appliance Signaling Line Circuits (SLCs) for
system expansion. Expansion power supplies shall provide complete
capability as the primary power supply.
11. Power Supplies with integral conventional reverse polarity Notification
Appliance Circuit Class B for system expansion. Expansion power
supplies shall provide complete capability as the primary power supply.
12. Four (4) form "C" Auxiliary Relay Circuits (Form C contacts rated 10A
@ 250VAC, resistive), operation shall be programmable for other fire
response functions. Relays shall be capable of switching up to 10 A @
250VAC, inductive.
13. The FACU shall support up to (5) RS-232-C ports and one service port.
All (5) RS-232 Ports shall be capable of two-way communications.
14. Remote Unit Interface: supervised serial communication channel for
control and monitoring of remotely located annunciators and I/O panels.
15. Municipal City Circuit Connection with Disconnect switch, 24VDC
Remote Station (reverse polarity), local energy, shunt master box, or a
form "C" contact output.
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16. Programmable DACT for either Common Event Reporting or per Point
Reporting.
17. Fire Panel Internet Interface to provide supplemental notification and
remote user access to the FACU using Ethernet and TCP/IP
communications protocol compatible with IEEE Standard 802.3.
C. Cabinet: Lockable steel enclosure. Arrange unit so all operations required for
testing or for normal care and maintenance of the system are performed from
the front of the enclosure. If more than a single unit is required to form a
complete control unit, provide exactly matching modular unit enclosures.
D. Alphanumeric Display and System Controls: Panel shall include an 80
character LCD display to indicate alarm, supervisory, and component status
messages and shall include a keypad for use in entering and executing control
commands.
1. The system shall have the capability to provide expanded content, multi-
line, operator interface displays. The expanded content multi-line displays
shall be Quarter-VGA (QVGA) or larger and be capable of supporting a
minimum of 854 standard ASCII characters to minimize or eliminate the
levels of navigation required for access to information when responding to
critical emergencies and abnormal system conditions. The QVGA operator
interface shall provide operator prompts and six context sensitive softkeys for intuitive operation.
a) Expanded content, multi-line operator interfaces shall be capable of
providing the following functions:
(a) Dual language operation with Instant-Switch language selection
during runtime.
(b) Activity display choices for:
(1) First 8 Events.
(2) First 5 Events and Most Recent Event (with first and most
recent event time and date stamps).
(3) First Event and Most Recent Event (with first and most recent
event time and date stamps).
(4) Scrollable List Display displays a scrollable list of active points
for the event category (alarm, priority 2, supervisory, or
trouble) selected. The position in this list will be the last
acknowledged point (not flashing) at the top followed by the
next 7 unacknowledged points (flashing).
(5) General Event Status (alarm, priority 2, supervisory, or trouble
in system)
(6) Site Plan
(c) Equal or hierarchal priority assignment. In systems with two or
more operator interfaces, each operator interface shall be
programmable to allow multiple operator interfaces to have equal
operation priority or to allow hierarchal priority control to be
assigned to individual operator interfaces (locations).
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(d) Up to 50 custom point detail messages for providing additional
point specific information in detailed point status screens.
(e) Bitmap file import for operator interface display of site plan and
background watermark images. Site plan status icons shall indicate
area status for highest priority active events.
b) Expanded content, multi-line displays shall have the capability to
provide Dual-Language operation.
(a) Language selection shall be via a switch on the operator interface
panel. Operator interface panels shall support instant-languageswitchover during runtime to allow the operator to toggle between
languages each time the language selection switch is operated,
without requiring complicated multi-step processes.
(b) Both one-byte and two-byte characters shall be supported.
E. Distributed Module Operation: FACU shall be capable of allowing remote
location of the following modules; interface of such modules shall be through
a Style 4 (Class B) supervised serial communications channel (SLC):
1. Addressable Signaling Line Circuits
2. Initiating Device Circuits
3. Notification Appliance Circuits
4. Auxiliary Control Circuits
5. Graphic Annunciator LED/Switch Control Modules
a) In systems with two or more Annunciators and/or Command Centers,
each Annunciator/Command Center shall be programmable to allow
multiple Annunciators/Command Centers to have equal operation
priority or to allow hierarchal priority control to be assigned to
individual Annunciator/Command Center locations.
2.4 ADDRESSABLE INITIATING
A. ADDRESSABLE MANUAL PULL STATIONS
1. General Requirements for Manual Fire-Alarm Boxes: Comply with UL 38.
Boxes shall be finished in red with molded, raised-letter operating
instructions in contrasting color; shall show visible indication of
operation; and shall be mounted on recessed outlet box. If indicated as
surface mounted, provide manufacturer's surface back box.
2. Description: Addressable double action type, red LEXAN. Station shall
mechanically latch upon operation and remain so until manually reset by
opening with a key common with the control units. Station shall be pulllever type; with integral addressable module arranged to communicate
manual-station status (normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit.
Where double-action stations are provided, the mechanism shall require
two actions to initiate an alarm.
3. Provide with a front showing red LED showing that will flash each time it
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is scanned by the Control Unit (once every 4 seconds). In alarm condition,
the station LED shall be on steady.
B. ADDRESSABLE ANALOG SMOKE SENSORS
1. General Requirements for System Smoke Detectors:
a) Comply with UL 268, "Smoke Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling
Systems." Include the following features:
b) Factory Nameplate: Serial number and type identification.
c) Operating Voltage: 24 VDC, nominal and shall be two-wire type.
d) Self-Restoring: Detectors do not require resetting or readjustment after
actuation to restore normal operation.
e) Plug-In Arrangement: Sensor and associated electronic components are
mounted in a module that connects to a fixed base with a twist-locking
plug connection. Base shall provide break-off plastic tab that can be
removed to engage the head/base locking mechanism. Provide
terminals in the fixed base for connection to building wiring. No
special tools shall be required to remove head once it has been locked.
Removal of the detector head shall interrupt the supervisory circuit of
the fire alarm detection loop and cause a trouble signal at the control
unit. Sensors shall include a communication transmitter and receiver
in the mounting base having a unique identification and capability for
status reporting to the FACU. Sensor address shall be located in base
to eliminate false addressing when replacing sensors. Integral
Addressable Module shall be arranged to communicate detector status
(normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit. Each sensor base
shall contain an integral visual-indicating LED that will flash to
provide power-on status each time it is scanned by the Control Unit
(once every 4 seconds). In alarm condition, the sensor base LED shall
be on steady. Base Mounting: Detector and associated electronic
components shall be mounted in a twist-lock module that connects to a
fixed base. Each sensor base shall contain a magnetically actuated test
switch to provide for easy pre-certification alarm testing at the sensor
location.
f) Each sensor shall be scanned by the Control Unit for its type
identification to prevent inadvertent substitution of another sensor
type. Upon detection of a "wrong device", the control unit shall
operate with the installed device at the default alarm settings for that
sensor; 2.5% obscuration for photoelectric sensor, 135-deg F and 15deg F rate-of-rise for the heat sensor, but shall indicate a "Wrong
Device" trouble condition.
g) Unless otherwise indicated, detectors shall be analog-addressable type,
individually monitored at fire-alarm control unit for calibration,
sensitivity, and alarm condition and individually adjustable for
sensitivity by fire-alarm control unit. Provide multiple levels of
detection sensitivity for each sensor.
h) Environmental compensation, programmable sensitivity settings, status
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testing, and monitoring of sensor dirt accumulation for the duct smoke
sensor shall be provided by the FACU.
i) The sensor's electronics shall be immune from nuisance alarms caused
by EMI and RFI. Removal of the sensor head for cleaning shall not
require the setting of addresses.
j) Bases: CO Sensor, relay output, sounder and isolator bases shall be
supported alternatives to the standard base.
2. Addressable Sensor Bases
a) Standard base - Twist lock addressable base with address selection DIP
switch accessible from front with sensor removed. Integral red LED
for power-on (pulsing), or alarm or trouble (steady on). Locking antitamper design mounts on standard outlet box.
b) Sensor Base with remote device connection - All standard base features
with wired connection for either a Remote LED alarm indicator or
remote relay (relay is unsupervised and requires separate 24VDC)
c) Supervised Relay Bases - All standard base features and shall be
available in either a 4-Wire Sensor Base to use with remote or locally
mounted relay; requires separate 24 VDC, or as a 2-Wire Sensor Base
to use with remote or locally mounted relay; no separate power
required. Supervised relay operation shall be programmable and shall
be manually operated from control panel.
d) Sensor base with built-in electronic alarm sounder - All standard base
features and piezoelectric sounder shall provide high output (88 dBA)
with low current requirements (20 mA). Sounder shall be synchronized
via SLC communications or by the NAC if NAC powered, sounder
shall operation shall be programmable and shall be manually operated
from control panel.
e) 520 Hz Sensor base with built-in electronic low frequency sounder - All
standard base features and piezoelectric sounder shall provide a low
frequency 520 Hz Square Wave (85 dBA) with nominal current
requirements (115 mA). Sounder shall be synchronized via SLC
communications or by the NAC if NAC powered, sounder operation
shall be programmable and shall be manually operated from control
panel.
(a) Emitted tone shall be a 520Hz Square Wave signal in compliance
with the requirements of the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 for sleeping
areas.
(b) The 520Hz Sounder base shall be listed to UL 268 and UL464,
Audible Signal Appliances.
C. ADDRESSABLE DUCT SMOKE SENSOR
1. Standard Addressable Duct Smoke Sensor Unit. Photoelectric type, with
sampling tube of design and dimensions as recommended by the
manufacturer for the specific duct size and installation conditions where
applied. Duct housing shall include relay or relay driver as required for
fan shutdown.
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a) Environmental compensation, programmable sensitivity settings, status
testing, and monitoring of sensor dirt accumulation for the duct smoke
sensor shall be provided by the FACU.
b) The Duct Housing shall provide a supervised relay driver circuit for
driving up to 15 relays with a single "Form C" contact rated at 7A@
28VDC or 10A@ 120VAC. This auxiliary relay output shall be fully
programmable independent of the sensor head for activation by other
alarm initiating devices within the fire alarm system. Relay shall be
mounted within 3 feet of HVAC control circuit.
c) Duct Housing shall provide a magnetic test area and Red sensor status
LED and Duct Housing shall provide a relay control Yellow LED
trouble indicator.
d) Duct Housing shall have a transparent cover to monitor for the presence
of smoke. Cover shall secure to housing by means of four (4) captive
fastening screws.
e) Duct Housing shall provide two (2) Test Ports for measuring airflow
and for testing. These ports will allow aerosol injection in order to test
the activation of the duct smoke sensor.
f) For maintenance purposes, it shall be possible to clean the duct housing
sampling tubes by accessing them through the duct housing front
cover.
g) Each duct smoke sensor shall be provided with a Remote Test Station
with an alarm LED and test switch.
h) Where indicated provide a NEMA 4X weatherproof duct housing
enclosure that shall provide for the circulation of conditioned air
around the internally mounted addressable duct sensor housing to
maintain the sensor housing at its rated temperature range. The
housing shall be UL Listed to Standard 268A.
2. Addressable In-Duct Mounted Smoke Sensors. Photoelectric type, for
applications with controlled dust and humidity providing HVAC duct
smoke sensing where sampling tube designs are not appropriate. In-Duct
housing shall include relay or relay driver as required for fan shutdown.
a) Shall accommodate duct airflow from 0 to 4000 ft/min (0 to 1220
m/min), and provide environmental compensation, programmable
sensitivity settings, status testing, and monitoring of sensor dirt
accumulation for the duct smoke sensor by the FACU.
b) The In-Duct Housing shall provide a supervised relay driver circuit for
driving up to 15 relays with a single "Form C" contact rated at 7A@
28VDC or 10A@ 120VAC. This auxiliary relay output shall be fully
programmable independent of the sensor head for activation by other
alarm initiating devices within the fire alarm system. Relay shall be
mounted within 3 feet of HVAC control circuit.
c) Standard models shall be for rectangular ducts from 6” (152 mm) square
to 36” (914 mm) square with optional adapters available to allow use
with round ducts of 6”, 8” (203 mm), 10” (254 mm) or 12” (305 mm)
in diameter.
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d) In-Duct Housing shall provide a magnetic test area and Red sensor
status LED and In-Duct Housing shall provide a relay control Yellow
LED trouble indicator.
e) Duct Housing shall have a transparent cover to monitor for the presence
of smoke. Cover shall secure to housing by means of four (4) captive
fastening screws.
f) Each duct smoke sensor shall be provided with a Remote Test Station
with an alarm LED and test switch.
3. Addressable Air Aspirating Duct Smoke Sensors. Photoelectric type smoke
detection with an aspirating system shall provide remote sensor location
for ducts with difficult service access. Detectors shall support remote
housing up to 82ft with 1.05” OD rigid pipe; detectors shall support
remote housing up to 50ft with ¾” OD flexible tubing. Sampling tubes
shall be provided per design and dimensions as recommended by the
manufacturer for the specific duct size and installation conditions where
applied. Duct Detection system shall be UL listed to Standards 268A, and
ULC listed to Standard S529.
a) Environmental compensation, programmable sensitivity settings, status
testing and monitoring of sensor dirt accumulation for the duct smoke
sensor shall be provided by the FACU.
b) The Air Aspirating duct detection system shall supervise air flow
through the duct housing and shall communicate trouble to the fire
alarm control unit on a high or low air flow condition.
c) The Air Aspirating Duct Housing shall provide a supervised relay driver
circuit for driving up to 15 relays with a single Form C contact rated at
7A@ 28VDC and 120VAC. This auxiliary relay output shall be fully
programmable. Relay shall be mounted within 3 feet of HVAC
control circuit.
d) Air Aspirating Duct Housing shall provide a magnetic test area and Red
sensor status LED.
e) Each duct smoke sensor shall have a Remote Test Station with an alarm
LED and test switch.
f) Each duct housing shall have remote functional smoke testing
capability.
g) Each duct housing shall be supplied with a replacement air inlet filter.
h) Each duct housing shall have an optional water trap with a ball valve for
draining to eliminate moisture buildup.
i) The Air Aspirating Detection system shall have an operating air velocity
range of 0 to 4000 linear ft/minute) 0 to 1220 meters/minute.
j) The Addressable Air Aspirating Detection system shall be capable of
use in other areas as open area detection where point type detectors are
not practical, such as; prison cells in correctional facilities, transformer
vaults, cable tunnels and MRI rooms.
D. ADDRESSABLE HEAT SENSORS
1. General Requirements for Heat Detectors: Comply with UL 521.
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2. Thermal Sensor Combination type: Fixed-temperature and rate-of-rise unit
with plug-in base and alarm indication lamp; Actuated by either a fixed
temperature of 135 deg F (57 deg C) or a rate of rise that exceeds 15 deg F
(8 deg C) per minute unless otherwise indicated.
3. Thermal sensor shall be of the epoxy encapsulated electronic design. It
shall be thermistor-based, rate-compensated, self-restoring and shall not be
affected by thermal lag. Selectable rate compensated, fixed temperature
sensing with or without rate-of-rise operation.
4. Mounting: Twist-lock base interchangeable with smoke-sensor heads.
5. Integral Addressable Module: Arranged to communicate detector status
(normal, alarm, or trouble) to fire-alarm control unit.
6. Sensor fixed temperature sensing shall be independent of rate-of-rise
sensing and programmable to operate at 135-deg F or 155-deg F. Sensor
rate-of-rise temperature detection shall be selectable at the FACU for
either 15-deg F or 20-deg F per minute.
7. Sensor shall have the capability to be programmed as a utility monitoring
device to monitor for temperature extremes in the range from 32-deg F to
155-deg F.
8. Unless otherwise indicated, sensors shall be analog-addressable type,
individually monitored at fire-alarm control unit for calibration,
sensitivity, and alarm condition and individually adjustable for
temperature by fire-alarm control unit.
a) Rate-of-rise temperature characteristic shall be selectable at fire-alarm
control unit for 15 or 20 deg F (8 or 11 deg C) per minute.
b) Fixed-temperature sensing shall be independent of rate-of-rise sensing
and shall be settable at fire-alarm control unit to operate at 135 or 155
deg F (57 or 68 deg C).
E. ADDRESSABLE CO SENSOR
1. Addressable CO Sensor
a) The CO Sensor shall be an addressable carbon monoxide (CO) sensing
module providing both CO toxic gas detection and enhanced fire
detection, and shall be listed to UL 268, Smoke Detectors for Fire
Alarm Signaling Systems and UL 2075, Gas and Vapor Detectors and
Sensors; allowing systems to be listed to UL 2034, Single and Multiple
Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
b) The CO Sensor shall include CO sensor element mounted in the sensor
base which can be easily replaced without replacing the complete
sensor base assembly.
c) The CO Sensor base shall provide address selection in the base allowing
the address to remain with its location when the sensor is removed for
service or type change.
d) The CO Sensor base shall include an integral red LED to indicate the
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power-on, trouble, test mode or alarm status.
e) CO sensor shall provide enhanced fire detection with the addition of
two selectable modes of operation: Nuisance Alarm Reduction Mode
and Faster Fire Detection.
f) The CO Sensor shall provide a 10 year life expectancy before
replacement is necessary or required.
g) The CO Sensor base shall report the following CO Sensor troubles:
Communication loss, Disabled, Almost Expired 12 Months, Almost
Expired 6 Months, Expired (End of Life), and Sensor Missing/Failed.
2. Addressable CO Sensor Sounder Base
a) The CO Sensing element shall support operation with a Sounder base;
the CO Sensor Sounder base shall provide temporal code 3 (TC3) for
fire, or temporal code 4 (TC4) for toxic carbon monoxide alarms.
b) The CO Sensor Sounder base shall be listed to UL464, Audible Signal
Appliances.
c) CO sensor shall provide enhanced fire detection with the addition of
two selectable modes of operation: Nuisance Alarm Reduction Mode
and Faster Fire Detection.
d) The CO Sensor Sounder Base shall include CO sensor element mounted
in the sounder base which can be easily replaced without replacing the
complete sensor base assembly.
e) The CO Sensor Sounder base shall provide address selection in the base
allowing the address to remain with its location when the sensor is
removed for service or type change.
f) The CO Sensor Sounder Sensor base shall include an integral red LED
to indicate the power-on, trouble, test mode or alarm status.
g) The CO Sensor Sounder base shall report the following CO Sensor
troubles: Communication loss, Disabled, Almost Expired 12 Months,
Almost Expired 6 Months, Expired (End of Life), and Sensor
Missing/Failed.
h) The CO Sensor Sounder Base shall be interchangeable with the CO
Sensor 520 Hz Sounder Base.
3. Addressable CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder Base
a) The CO Sensing element shall support operation with a 520 Hz Sounder
base; the 520 Hz CO Sounder base shall provide temporal code 3
(TC3) for fire, or temporal code 4 (TC4) for toxic carbon monoxide
alarms.
b) Emitted tone shall be a 520Hz Square Wave signal in compliance with
the requirements of the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 for sleeping areas.
c) The CO Sensor 520Hz Sounder base shall be listed to UL 268 and
UL464, Audible Signal Appliances.
d) CO sensor shall provide enhanced fire detection with the addition of
two selectable modes of operation: Nuisance Alarm Reduction Mode
and Faster Fire Detection.
e) The CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder Base shall include CO sensor element
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mounted in the sounder base which can be easily replaced without
replacing the complete sensor base assembly.
f) The CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder base shall provide address selection in
the base allowing the address to remain with its location when the
sensor is removed for service or type change.
g) The CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder base shall include an integral red LED
to indicate the power-on, trouble, test mode or alarm status.
h) The CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder base shall report the following CO
Sensor troubles: Communication loss, Disabled, Almost Expired 12
Months, Almost Expired 6 Months, Expired (End of Life), and Sensor
Missing/Failed.
i) The CO Sensor 520 Hz Sounder Base shall be interchangeable with the
standard CO Sensor Sounder Base.
F. ADDRESSABLE MULTI-POINT/MULTI-SENSOR/MULTI-CRITERIA
SENSOR
1. Smoke and heat sensing shall be available to be combined in a single
housing to provide smoke activity accurately monitored by photoelectric
sensing technology and thermal activity accurately monitored by
thermistor sensing technology.
2. A correlation algorithm of smoke activity and thermal activity shall be
provided for intelligent fire detection earlier than with either technology
activity alone but shall provide software and programming capabilities to
help reduce nuisance alarms.
3. Individual sensor information shall be processed by the host fire alarm
control unit to determine sensor status and to determine whether
conditions are normal, off-normal, or alarm.
4. Analog information from each sensor type shall be digitally communicated
to the control panel where it is to be analyzed. Photoelectric sensor input
is to be stored and tracked as an average value with an alarm or abnormal
condition being determined by comparing the sensor’s present value
against its average value. Thermal data is to be processed to look for
absolute or rate-of-rise temperature as desired.
5. Monitoring each photoelectric sensor’s average value shall provide a
software filtering process that compensates for environmental factors
(dust, dirt, etc.) and component aging, which shall provide an accurate
reference for evaluating new activity. The intent of this process is to be a
significant reduction in the probability of false or nuisance alarms caused
by shifts in sensitivity, either up or down. Status indications of dirty and
excessively dirty shall be automatically generated allowing maintenance to
be performed on a per device basis.
6. Peak activity per sensor shall be stored by the host fire alarm control unit to
assist in evaluating specific locations where the alarm set point for each
sensor shall be capable of being determined at the control panel, and
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selectable as more or less sensitive as the individual application requires.
7. Alarm set points shall be programmed for timed automatic sensitivity
selection (such as more sensitive at night, less sensitive during day).
Control panel programming shall also provide multi-stage operation per
sensor, for example a 0.2% level may cause a warning to prompt
investigation while a 2.5% level may initiate an alarm.
8. Combination smoke and heat sensors Rate-of-rise temperature characteristic
shall be selectable at fire-alarm control unit for 15 or 20 deg F (8 or 11 deg
C) per minute. The fixed-temperature sensing shall be independent of
rate-of-rise sensing and shall be settable at fire-alarm control unit to
operate at 135 or 155 deg F (57 or 68 deg C).
9. Bases: CO Sensor, relay output, sounder, 520 Hz Sounder, and isolator
bases shall be supported alternatives to the standard base.
G. ADDRESSABLE CIRCUIT INTERFACE MODULES
1. Addressable Circuit Interface Modules: Arrange to monitor or control one
or more system components that are not otherwise equipped for
addressable communication. Modules shall be used for monitoring of
waterflow, valve tamper, non-addressable devices, and for control of AHU
systems.
2. Addressable Circuit Interface Modules will be capable of mounting in a
standard electric outlet box. Modules will include cover plates to allow
surface or flush mounting. Modules will receive their operating power
from the signaling line circuit or a separate two wire pair running from an
appropriate power supply, as required.
3. There shall be the following types of modules:
a) Type 1: Monitor Circuit Interface Module:
(a) For conventional 2-wire smoke detector and/or contact device
monitoring with Class B or Class A wiring supervision. The
supervision of the zone wiring will be Class B. This module will
communicate status (normal, alarm, trouble) to the FACU.
(b) For conventional 4-wire smoke detector with Class B wiring
supervision. The module will provide detector reset capability and
over-current power protection for the 4-wire detector. This module
will communicate status (normal, alarm, trouble) to the FACU.
b) Type 2: Line Powered Monitor Circuit Interface Module
(a) This type of module is an individually addressable module that has
both its power and its communications supplied by the two wire
signaling line circuit. It provides location specific addressability to
an initiating device by monitoring normally open dry contacts.
This module shall have the capability of communicating four zone
status conditions (normal, alarm, current limited, trouble) to the
FACU.
(b) This module shall provide location specific addressability for up to
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five initiating devices by monitoring normally closed or normally
open dry contact security devices. The module shall communicate
four zone status conditions (open, normal, abnormal, and short).
The two-wire signaling line circuit shall supply power and
communications to the module.
c) Type 3: Single Address Multi-Point Interface Modules
(a) This multipoint module shall provide location specific
addressability for four initiating circuits and control two output
relays from a single address. Inputs shall provide supervised
monitoring of normally open, dry contacts and be capable of
communicating four zone status conditions (normal, open, current
limited, and short). The input circuits and output relay operation
shall be controlled independently and disabled separately.
(b) This dual point module shall provide a supervised multi-state input
and a relay output, using a single address. The input shall provide
supervised monitoring of two normally open, dry contacts with a
single point and be capable of communicating four zone status
conditions (normal, open, current limited, and short). The twowire signaling line circuit shall supply power and communications
to the module.
(c) This dual point module shall monitor an unsupervised normally
open, dry contact with one point and control an output relay with
the other point, using a single address. The two-wire signaling line
circuit shall supply power and communications to the module.
d) Type 4: Line Powered Control Circuit Interface Module
(a) This module shall provide control and status tracking of a Form
"C" contact. The two-wire signaling line circuit shall supply
power and communications to the module.
e) Type 5: 4-20 mA Analog Monitor Circuit Interface Module
(a) This module shall communicate the status of a compatible 4-20 mA
sensor to the FACU. The FACU shall annunciate up to three
threshold levels, each with custom action message; display and
archive actual sensor analog levels; and permit sensor calibration
date recording.
4. All Circuit Interface Modules shall be supervised and uniquely identified by
the control unit. Module identification shall be transmitted to the control
unit for processing according to the program instructions. Modules shall
have an on-board LED to provide an indication that the module is powered
and communicating with the FACU. The LEDs shall provide a
troubleshooting aid since the LED blinks on poll whenever the peripheral
is powered and communicating.
2.5 ADDRESSABLE NOTIFICATION
A. ADDRESSABLE ALARM NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES
1. Addressable Notification Appliances: The Contractor shall furnish and
install Addressable Notification Appliances and accessories to operate on
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compatible signaling line circuits (SLC).
a) Addressable Notification appliance operation shall provide power,
supervision and separate control of horns and strobes over a single pair
of wires. The controlling channel (SLC) digitally communicates with
each appliance and receives a response to verify the appliance's
presence on the channel. The channel provides a digital command to
control appliance operation. SLC channel wiring shall be unshielded
twisted pair (UTP), with a capacitance rating of less than 60pf/ft and a
minimum 3 twists (turns) per foot.
b) All Notification Appliances shall operate as a completely independent
device allowing for specific location alerting of both fire alarm and
Mass Notification functions. Each visible device (both clear fire alarm
and amber mass notification) shall be capable of operating on multiple
notification zones or completely separate from all other notification
devices, this allows “On the fly” program operation changes for Mass
Notification alerting and fire alarm notification.
c) All Notification Appliances shall operate as a completely independent
device allowing for appliances in handicap accessible rooms and other
locations to operate on the same SLC and to activate individually
based on an alarm condition in a room or as part of a general alarm
condition where all appliances activate together.
d) Individual Notification Appliances shall be able to be grouped into
zones (or operational groups) by central programming at the main fire
alarm control unit.
e) Notification Appliances shall provide for “unobtrusive” testing. Each
Notification Appliance shall be tested for audible and visible operation
on an individual basis at the device or from the main fire alarm control
unit, allowing for minimal invasive impact.
f) Class B (Style 4) notification appliances shall be wired without
requiring traditional in/out wiring methods; addressable "T" Tapping
shall be permitted. Up to 127 addresses can be supported on a single
channel.
g) Each Addressable notification appliance shall contain an electronic
module and a selectable address setting to allow it to occupy a unique
location on the channel. This on-board module shall also allow the
channel to perform appliance diagnostics that assist with installation
and subsequent test operations. A visible LED on each appliance shall
provide verification of communications and shall flash with the
appliances address setting when locally requested using a magnetic
test tool.
h) Each addressable notification appliance shall have electrical test point
access without removing the device cover.
i) Both wall mount and ceiling mount devices shall be available.
2. Addressable Horn: Addressable horn shall be listed to UL 464. Horn shall
support Temporal Code 3, March Time (20, 60, or 120 BPM), Continuous,
and Temporal Code 4 coding patterns. Horn appliances shall have a
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High/Low Setting, programmable by channel from the addressable
controller or by appliance from the host FACU. The horn shall have a
minimum sound pressure level of 83 or 89 dBA for steady) or of 79 or 85
dBA for coded operation. The horn device shall consist of three pieces;
appliance, cover and mounting plate. For ease of installation the mounting
plate shall mount directly to a standard single gang, double gang or 4"
square electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings.
When the appliance is connected to an active circuit, the front cover of the
appliance shall be removable without causing a trouble indication on the
fire alarm control unit. Appliances shall be wired with UTP conductors,
having a minimum of 3 twists per foot.
3. Addressable Visible/Only: Addressable strobe shall be listed to UL 1971.
The V/O device shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated
lens/reflector system, cover and mounting plate. For ease of installation
the mounting plate shall mount directly to standard single gang, double
gang or 4" square electrical box, without the use of special adapters or
trim rings. When the appliance is connected to an active circuit, the front
cover of the appliance shall be removable without causing a trouble
indication on the fire alarm control unit. Appliances shall be wired with
UTP conductors, having a minimum of 3 twists per foot. The V/O
appliance shall be provided with multiple minimum flash intensities of
15cd, 30cd, 75cd, 110cd, 135cd and 185cd. The Candela levels shall be
settable from the fire alarm control unit or by using a hardware selector on
the appliance.
4. Addressable Audible/Visible: Addressable combination Audible/Visible
(A/V) Notification Appliances shall be listed to UL 1971 and UL 464. The
strobe device shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated
lens/reflector system, cover and mounting plate. For ease of installation
audible/visible mounting plate shall mount directly to standard single
gang, double gang or 4" square electrical box, without the use of special
adapters or trim rings. The strobe shall provide multiple minimum flash
intensities of 15cd, 30cd, 75cd, 110cd, 135cd and 185cd. The Candela
levels shall be settable from the fire alarm control unit or using a hardware
selector on the appliance. The Horn shall support Temporal Code 3,
March Time (20, 60, or 120 BPM), Continuous, and Temporal Code 4
coding patterns. The horn shall have a minimum sound pressure level of
83 or 89 dBA for steady or 79 or 85 dBA for coded operation. When the
appliance is connected to an active circuit, the front cover of the appliance
shall be removable without causing a trouble indication on the fire alarm
control unit. Appliances shall be wired with UTP conductors, having a
minimum of 3 twists per foot. The appliance shall be capable of two-wire
synchronization with one of the following options:
a) Synchronized Strobe with Horn on steady.
b) Synchronized Strobe with Temporal Code Pattern on Horn.
c) Synchronized Strobe with March Time cadence on Horn.
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d) Synchronized Strobe firing to NAC sync signal with Horn silenced.
5. Addressable Multi-Tone Audible Only: Addressable multi-tone appliance
shall be listed to UL 464. Per appliance tone selection of 520 Hz Horn,
Broadband Horn, Bell, and Chime tones shall be controlled as Temporal
Code 3, Temporal Code 4, March Time (selectable as 20, 60, or 120 bpm),
or Continuous shall be programmable from the control panel, or selected
using an on-board DIP Switch. Slow Whoop, Siren, and High/Low tone
selections shall be controlled as synchronized continuous operation.
Appliances shall have a High/Low Setting, programmable by channel
from the addressable controller or by appliance from the host FACU. 520
Hz tone shall be compliant with NFPA 72 Low Frequency Signal
Requirements for Sleeping Areas. The appliance shall consist of three
pieces; appliance, cover and mounting plate. For ease of installation the
mounting plate shall mount directly to a standard single gang, double gang
or 4" square electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings.
When the appliance is connected to an active circuit, the front cover of the
appliance shall be removable without causing a trouble indication on the
fire alarm control unit.
6. Addressable Multi-Tone Audible/Visible: Addressable combination Multi-
Tone Audible/Visible (A/V) Notification Appliances shall be listed to UL
1971 and UL 464. The strobe device shall consist of a xenon flash tube
and associated lens/reflector system, cover and mounting plate. For ease of
installation audible/visible mounting plate shall mount directly to standard
single gang, double gang or 4" square electrical box, without the use of
special adapters or trim rings. The strobe shall provide multiple minimum
flash intensities of 15cd, 30cd, 75cd, 110cd, 135cd and 185cd. The
Candela levels shall be settable from the fire alarm control unit or using a
hardware selector on the appliance. Per appliance tone selection of 520 Hz
Horn, Broadband Horn, Bell, and Chime tones shall be controlled as
Temporal Code 3, Temporal Code 4, March Time (selectable as 20, 60, or
120 bpm), or Continuous shall be programmable from the control panel, or
selected using an on-board DIP Switch. Slow Whoop, Siren, and
High/Low tone selections shall be controlled as synchronized continuous
operation. Appliances shall have a High/Low Setting, programmable by
channel from the addressable controller or by appliance from the host
FACU. 520 Hz tone shall be compliant with NFPA 72 Low Frequency
Signal Requirements for Sleeping Areas.
7. Addressable Weatherproof Visible Only: Addressable weatherproof strobe
shall be UL 1971 listed for indoor applications with strobe intensity
selectable as 15 or 75 cd or UL 1638 listed for outdoor applications with
strobe rated at 75 cd (WP75) or 185 cd (WP185). The appliances shall be
acceptable for indoor and outdoor, extended temperature and extended
humidity applications. The V/O device shall consist of a xenon flash tube
and associated lens/reflector system, weatherproof cover and weatherproof
mounting box. The V/O appliance shall be provided with multiple
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minimum flash intensities of 15, 75, WP 75, or WP 185 candela. The
Candela levels shall be settable from the fire alarm control unit or by using
a hardware selector on the appliance.
8. Addressable Weatherproof Audible/Visible: Addressable weatherproof
horn/strobe shall be UL 464 and UL 1971 listed for indoor applications
with strobe intensity selectable as 15 or 75 cd or UL 1638 listed for
outdoor applications with strobe rated at 75 cd (WP75) or 185 cd
(WP185).. The appliances shall be acceptable for indoor and outdoor,
extended temperature and extended humidity applications. The A/V
device shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector
system, weatherproof cover and weatherproof mounting box. The strobe
appliance shall be provided with multiple minimum flash intensities of 15,
75, WP 75, or WP 185 candela. The Candela levels shall be settable from
the fire alarm control unit or by using a hardware selector on the
appliance. The Horn shall support Temporal Code 3, March Time (20, 60,
or 120 BPM), Continuous, and Temporal Code 4 coding patterns. The
horn shall have a minimum sound pressure level of 81 or 87 dBA for
steady or 80 or 87 dBA for coded operation.
9. Addressable Mini-Horn Audible Only: Addressable mini-horn shall be
listed to UL 464. Horn shall support Temporal Code 3, March Time (20,
60, or 120 BPM), Continuous, and Temporal Code 4 coding patterns.
Mini-horn appliances shall have a High/Low Setting, selectable at the
appliance or programmable from the addressable controller by appliance
from the host FACU. The horn shall have a minimum sound pressure
level of 85 or 87 dBA for steady) or of 81 or 83 dBA for coded operation.
The horn device shall consist of two pieces; cover and appliance/mounting
plate. For ease of installation the appliance/mounting plate shall mount
directly to a standard single gang electrical box, without the use of special
adapter or trim rings. When the appliance is connected to an active circuit,
the front cover of the appliance shall be removable without causing a
trouble indication on the fire alarm control unit. Weatherproof model shall
mount to provided single gang weatherproof electrical box.
10. Addressable LED Visible Only: Addressable LED visible strobe (V/O)
shall be listed to UL 1971. The multi-candela LED V/O strobe device
shall be available in low (15, 30, 75 cd) and high (110, 135, 185 cd) range
candela. Models shall provide a small compact design with low current
draw due to efficient strobe LED’s. LED strobe device shall consist of
two pieces; cover and appliance/mounting plate. For ease of installation
the appliance/mounting plate shall mount directly to a standard single
gang electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings.
Synchronized LED strobe operation shall be provided with other LED or
Xenon strobe devices on the same circuit or the same panel on different
circuits. LED strobe device shall meet the 20ms pulse width requirement
in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 72. When the appliance is connected to an
active circuit, the front cover of the appliance shall be removable without
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causing a trouble indication on the fire alarm control unit. The Candela
levels shall be settable from the fire alarm control unit or by using a
hardware selector on the appliance. Weatherproof model shall mount to
provided single gang weatherproof electrical box.
11. Addressable LED Audible/Visible: Addressable combination LED
Audible/Visible (A/V) Notification Appliances shall be listed to UL 1971
and UL 464. Horn shall support Temporal Code 3, March Time (20, 60, or
120 BPM), Continuous, and Temporal Code 4 coding patterns. Horn shall
have a High/Low Setting, selectable at the appliance or programmable
from the addressable controller by appliance from the host FACU. The
horn shall have a minimum sound pressure level of 85 or 87 dBA for
steady) or of 81 or 83 dBA for coded operation. The multi-candela LED
V/O strobe device shall be available in low (15, 30, 75 cd) and high (110,
135, 185 cd) range candela. Models shall provide a small compact design
with low current draw due to efficient strobe LED’s. Synchronized LED
strobe operation shall be provided with other LED or Xenon strobe
devices on the same circuit or the same panel on different circuits. LED
strobe device shall meet the 20ms pulse width requirement in the 2016
Edition of NFPA 72. The A/V device shall consist of two pieces; cover
and appliance/mounting plate. For ease of installation the
appliance/mounting plate shall mount directly to a standard single gang
electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings. When the
appliance is connected to an active circuit, the front cover of the appliance
shall be removable without causing a trouble indication on the fire alarm
control unit. Weatherproof model shall mount to provided single gang
weatherproof electrical box.
12. Isolator Module: Isolator module provides short circuit isolation for
addressable notification appliance SLC wiring. Isolator shall be listed to
UL 864. The Isolator shall mount directly to a minimum 2 1/8" deep,
standard 4" square electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim
rings. Power and communications shall be supplied by the Addressable
Controller channel SLC; dual port design shall accept communications
and power from either port and shall automatically isolate one port from
the other when a short circuit occurs. The following functionality shall be
included in the Isolator module:
a) Report faults to the host FACU.
b) On-board Yellow LED provides module status.
c) After the wiring fault is repaired, the Isolator modules shall test the lines
and automatically restore the connection.
13. Addressable Textual Notification Appliance: Textual Notification
Appliance is to operate on a compatible Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) and
is to provide a high visibility, multi-color LED text message display.
a) Textual Notification Appliance shall be Listed to UL 1638 Visual
Signaling Appliances.
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b) Appliance shall be capable of up to thirty two (32) pre-programmed
message selections that can be activated in response to pre-defined
emergency situations or linked to specific system point status
conditions.
c) Textual Notification Appliance shall be capable of displaying dual or
single line emergency instructions. Instructions can show as static,
flashing, or scrolling with a variety of appearance/transition options.
Instructions shall be capable of displaying using multi-colors to
emphasize instructions content.
d) Textual Notification Appliance shall be capable of providing nonemergency information during non-emergency conditions. Emergency
conditions will override non-emergency message/instructions and
display emergency instructions.
e) Textual Notification Appliance shall be capable of scrolling instructions
of at least 512 characters in length.
f) Textual Notification Appliance shall be viewable from a distance of 100
feet.
g) Textual Notification Appliance shall be powered by a listed fire alarm
power supply providing 24VDC with battery back-up.
h) Textual Notification Appliance shall be capable of wall or ceiling
mounting options.
14. Accessories: The contractor shall furnish the necessary accessories.
B. ADRESSABLE APPLIANCE SLC REPEATER
1. Addressable Repeater shall supervise channel (SLC) wiring and
communicate with and control addressable notification appliances. The
Repeater shall be a stand-alone panel capable of powering one (1) NAC
SLC. The channel (SLC) shall be rated for 3 amps and support up to 127
addresses. Power and communication for the notification appliances shall
be provided on the same pair of wires. It shall be possible to program the
High/Low setting of the audible (horn) appliances by channel from the
addressable controller.
a) The Repeater shall provide a constant voltage output to ensure NAC
current and voltage do not vary whether the panel is operating on AC
or battery. The output voltage during alarm conditions shall be 29
VRMS.
b) Addressable SLC notification appliance circuits shall be Class B, Style
4.
c) For Class B circuits, the Repeater shall support up to 4 Class B branches
directly at its output terminals for one SLC.
d) The internal power supply and battery charger shall be capable of
charging up two 12.7 Ah batteries internally mounted or 25Ah
batteries mounted in an external cabinet.
e) The Repeater panel can be mounted close to the host fire alarm control
unit or remotely.
f) The Repeater status shall be communicated to the host fire alarm control
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unit and locally indicated.
g) A 200mA auxiliary output shall be available
h) The Repeater shall be listed to UL 864
2.6 CONVENTIONAL NOTIFICATION
A. STANDARD ALARM NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES
1. Horn: Piezoelectric type horn shall be listed to UL 464. The horn shall have
a minimum sound pressure level of 85 dBA @ 24VDC. The horn shall
mount directly to a standard single gang, double gang or 4" square
electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings.
2. Visible/Only: Strobe shall be listed to UL 1971. The V/O shall consist of a
xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector system. The V/O enclosure
shall mount directly to standard single gang, double gang or 4" square
electrical box, without the use of special adapters or trim rings. V/O
appliances shall be provided with different minimum flash intensities of
15cd, 30cd, 75cd and 110cd. Provide a label inside the strobe lens to
indicate the listed candela rating of the specific Visible/Only appliance.
3. High Intensity Visible/Only: High Intensity Visible/Only: Visible/Only:
Strobe shall be listed to UL 1971. The V/O shall consist of a xenon flash
tube and associated lens/reflector system. The V/O appliance shall mount
directly to standard single gang, double gang or 4" square electrical box,
without the use of special adapters or trim rings. V/O appliances shall be
provided with different minimum flash intensities of 135cd, 177cd and
185cd. Provide a label inside the strobe lens to indicate the listed candela
rating of the specific Visible/Only appliance.
4. Audible/Visible: Combination Audible/Visible (A/V) Notification
Appliances shall be listed to UL 1971 and UL 464. The strobe light shall
consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector system. Provide
a label inside the strobe lens to indicate the listed candela rating of the
specific strobe. The horn shall have a minimum sound pressure level of 85
dBA @ 24VDC. The audible/visible enclosure shall mount directly to
standard single gang, double gang or 4" square electrical box, without the
use of special adapters or trim rings.
5. High Intensity Audible/Visible: Combination Audible/Visible (A/V)
Notification Appliances shall be listed to UL 1971 and UL 464. The strobe
light shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector
system. Strobe appliances shall be provided with different minimum flash
intensities of 135cd, 177cd and 185cd. Provide a label inside the strobe
lens to indicate the listed candela rating of the specific strobe. The horn
shall have a minimum sound pressure level of 85 dBA @ 24VDC. The
audible/visible appliance shall mount directly to standard single gang,
double gang or 4" square electrical box, without the use of special adapters
or trim rings.
6. Multi-Tone Audible Only: Multi-tone appliance shall be listed to UL 464.
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Per appliance tone selection of 520 Hz Horn, Broadband Horn, Bell,
Chime, High/Low, Slow Whoop, or Siren shall be selected using an onboard DIP Switch. Output level shall be selectable as high or low. 520 Hz
tone shall be compliant with NFPA 72 Low Frequency Signal
Requirements for Sleeping Areas. For ease of installation the appliance
shall mount directly to a standard single gang, double gang or 4" square
electrical box, without the use of special adapter or trim rings.
7. Multi-Tone Audible/Visible: Combination Audible/Visible (A/V)
Notification Appliances shall be listed to UL 1971 and UL 464. The strobe
light shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector
system and shall be provided with different minimum flash intensities of
15cd, 30cd, 75cd, 110cd, 135, and 185 candela. Provide a label inside the
strobe lens to indicate the listed candela rating of the specific strobe.
Multi-tone appliance shall be listed to UL 464. Per appliance tone
selection of 520 Hz Horn, Broadband Horn, Bell, Chime, High/Low, Slow
Whoop, or Siren shall be selected using an on-board DIP Switch. Output
level shall be selectable as high or low. 520 Hz tone shall be compliant
with NFPA 72 Low Frequency Signal Requirements for Sleeping Areas.
For ease of installation the appliance shall mount directly to a standard
single gang, double gang or 4" square electrical box, without the use of
special adapter or trim rings.
8. Weatherproof Visible Only: Weatherproof strobe shall be UL 1971 listed
for indoor applications with strobe intensity selectable as 15, 60, or 75 cd
or UL 1638 listed for outdoor applications with strobe rated at 75 cd
(WP75). The appliances shall be acceptable for indoor and outdoor,
extended temperature and extended humidity applications. The V/O
device shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector
system, weatherproof cover and weatherproof mounting box. The Candela
levels shall be selectable by using a hardware selector on the appliance.
9. Weatherproof Audible/Visible: Weatherproof horn/strobe shall be UL 464
and UL 1971 listed for indoor applications with strobe intensity selectable
as 15, 60, or 75 cd or UL 1638 listed for outdoor applications with strobe
rated at 75 cd (WP75). The appliances shall be acceptable for indoor and
outdoor, extended temperature and extended humidity applications. The
A/V device shall consist of a xenon flash tube and associated lens/reflector
system, weatherproof cover and weatherproof mounting box. The Candela
levels shall be selectable by using a hardware selector on the appliance.
The Horn shall support Temporal Code 3, March Time (20, 60, or 120
BPM), Continuous, and Temporal Code 4 coding patterns. The horn shall
have a minimum sound pressure level of 79 dBA for coded operation at 24
VDC.
10. Notification Appliance Circuit provides synchronization of strobes at a
rate of 1Hz and operates horns with a Temporal Code Pattern operation.
The circuit shall provide the capability to silence the audible signals, while
the strobes continue to flash, over a single pair of wires. The capability to
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synchronize multiple notification appliance circuits shall be provided.
11. Accessories: The contractor shall furnish any necessary accessories.
B. NAC Power Extender
1. The SLC NAC Power Extender panel shall be a stand-alone panel capable
of powering a minimum of 4 notification appliance circuits. Notification
appliance circuits shall be Class B, Style Y rated at 2 amps each. Panel
shall provide capability to be expanded to 8 notification appliance circuits.
2. The internal power supply and battery charger shall be capable of charging
up 12.7 Ah batteries internally mounted or 18Ah batteries mounted in an
external cabinet.
3. The NAC extender panel may be mounted close to the host control unit or
can be remotely located. The SLC Addressable NAC Extender Panel when
connected to an addressable panel shall connect to the host panel via an
SLC communications channel. Via the SLC channel each output NAC can
be individually controlled for general alarm or selective area notification.
4. For SLC connected NAC extender panels up to five panels can be
connected on a single SLC channel.
5. When connected to a conventional (non-addressable panel) one or two
standard notification appliance circuits from the main control unit may be
used to activate all the circuits on the NAC power extender panel.
6. Alarms from the host fire alarm control unit shall signal the NAC power
extender panel to activate. The panel shall monitor itself and each of its
NACs for trouble conditions and shall report trouble conditions to the host
panel.
2.7 MAGNETIC DOOR HOLDERS
A. Description: Units shall be listed to UL 228. Units are equipped for wall or
floor mounting as indicated and are complete with matching door plate. Unit
shall operate from a 120VAC, a 24VAC or a 24VDC source, and develop a
minimum of 25 lbs. holding force.
B. Material and Finish: Match door hardware.
2.8 REMOTE PC ANNUNCIATOR, PC ANNUNCIATOR CLIENTS AND
PRINTERs
A. Fire Alarm Control Unit shall be capable of operating remote PC Annunciators
and/or printers; output shall be ASCII from an RS-232-C connection with an
adjustable baud rate.
B. Fire Alarm Control Unit shall be capable of operating an Agency Listed PC
Annunciator Client/Server which provides status annunciation and limited
system control using a convenient and familiar Microsoft Windows 7
Professional operating system based interface. Other compatible Operating
Systems shall include Microsoft Vista Business, XP Professional and
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Windows® 2000 Professional. The PC Annunciator Client/Server shall
provide the following functions:
1. Login/logout password protection with time duration selectable automatic
logout.
2. Display Alarm, Supervisory, Priority 2, and Trouble conditions with
numerical tallies for each.
3. Display first and last alarms.
4. Different event types have separate visible indicators with a common
audible indicator.
5. Event logs can be searched and printed.
6. View and/or print TrueAlarm status reports and service reports. (printing
requires an available local or network printer).
7. Alarm Silence; System Reset; and Priority 2 Reset.
8. Global and individual point acknowledge.
9. Set system time and date and clear event log.
10. Individual point access for control or parameter revisions.
11. WALKTEST system test is supported for service convenience.
12. Up to (8) Simultaneous Client connections shall be supported by the PC
Annunciator Server. Remote Clients shall be capable of connecting to the
PC Annunciator Server via Ethernet LAN/WAN connections.
C. Each RS-232-C port shall be capable of supporting and supervising a remote
Printer or PC Annunciator; the FACU shall support as many as five (5) remote
RS-232 devices in any combination.
2.9 REMOTE LCD ANNUNCIATOR
A. Provide a remote LCD Annunciator, where required with the same "look and
feel" as the FACU operator interface. The Remote LCD Annunciator shall
use the same Primary Acknowledge, Silence, and Reset Keys; Status LEDs
and LCD Display as the FACU.
B. Annunciator shall have super-twist LCD display with two lines of 40
characters each. Annunciator shall be provided with four (4) programmable
control switches and associated LEDs.
C. Under normal conditions the LCD shall display a "SYSTEM IS NORMAL"
message and the current time and date.
D. Should an abnormal condition be detected the appropriate LED (Alarm,
Supervisory or Trouble) shall flash. The unit audible signal shall pulse for
alarm conditions and sound steady for trouble and supervisory conditions.
E. The LCD shall display the following information relative to the abnormal
condition of a point in the system:
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1. 40 character custom location label.
2. Type of device (e.g., smoke, pull station, waterflow).
3. Point status (e.g., alarm, trouble).
F. Operator keys shall be key switch enabled to prevent unauthorized use. The
key shall only be removable in the disabled position. Acknowledge, Silence
and Reset operation shall be the same as the FACU.
2.10 EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY
A. General: Components include battery, charger, and an automatic transfer
switch.
B. Battery: Sealed lead-acid or nickel cadmium type. Provide sufficient capacity
to operate the complete alarm system in normal or supervisory (non-alarm)
mode for a period of 24 hours. Following this period of operation on battery
power, the battery shall have sufficient capacity to operate all components of
the system, including all alarm notification devices in alarm mode for a period
of 15 minutes.
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1 INSTALLATION, GENERAL
A. Install system components and all associated devices in accordance with
applicable NFPA Standards and manufacturer's recommendations.
B. Installation personnel shall be supervised by persons who are qualified and
experienced in the installation, inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems.
Examples of qualified personnel shall include, but not be limited to, the
following:
1. Factory trained and certified personnel.
2. National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
fire alarm level II certified personnel.
3. Personnel licensed or certified by state or local authority.
3.2 EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
A. Furnish and install a complete Fire Alarm System as described herein and as
shown on the plans. Include sufficient control unit(s), annunciator(s), manual
stations, automatic fire detectors, smoke detectors, audible and visible
notification appliances, wiring, terminations, electrical boxes, Ethernet drops,
and all other necessary material for a complete operating system.
B. Existing Fire Alarm Equipment shall be maintained fully operational until the
new equipment has been tested and accepted.
C. Equipment Removal: After acceptance of the new fire alarm system,
disconnect and remove the existing fire alarm equipment and restore damaged
surfaces. Package operational fire alarm and detection equipment that has
been removed and deliver to the Owner. Remove from the site and legally
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dispose of the remainder of the existing material.
D. Water-Flow and Valve Supervisory Switches: Connect for each sprinkler valve
required to be supervised.
E. Device Location-Indicating Lights: Locate in the public space immediately
adjacent to the device they monitor.
F. Install manual station with operating handle 48 inches (1.22 m) above floor.
Install wall mounted audible and visual notification appliances not less than
80 inches (2.03 m) above floor to bottom of lens and not greater than 96
inches (2.44 m) above floor to bottom of lens.
G. Mount outlet box for electric door holder to withstand 80 pounds pulling force.
H. Make conduit and wiring connections to door release devices, sprinkler flow
switches, sprinkler valve tamper switches, duct smoke detectors.
I. Automatic Detector Installation: Conform to NFPA 72.
J. Ethernet Drop: A standard RJ-45 Ethernet connection to the owner’s Ethernet
network shall be provided at each fire alarm control unit as part of the
contract.
3.3 PREPARATION
A. Coordinate work of this Section with other affected work and construction
schedule.
3.4 CONNECTIONS
A. For fire-protection systems related to doors in fire-rated walls and partitions
and to doors in smoke partitions, comply with requirements in Division 08
Section "Door Hardware." Connect hardware and devices to fire-alarm
system.
1. Verify that hardware and devices are NRTL listed for use with fire-alarm
system in this Section before making connections.
B. Make addressable connections with a supervised interface device to the
following devices and systems. Install the interface device less than 3 feet
(1 m) from the device controlled. Make an addressable confirmation
connection when such feedback is available at the device or system being
controlled.
1. Alarm-initiating connection to smoke-control system (smoke management)
at firefighter smoke-control system panel.
2. Alarm-initiating connection to stairwell and elevator-shaft pressurization
systems.
3. Smoke dampers in air ducts of designated air-conditioning duct systems.
4. Alarm-initiating connection to elevator recall system and components.
5. Alarm-initiating connection to activate emergency lighting control.
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6. Alarm-initiating connection to activate emergency shutoffs for gas and fuel
supplies.
7. Supervisory connections at valve supervisory switches.
8. Supervisory connections at low-air-pressure switch of each dry-pipe
sprinkler system.
9. Supervisory connections at elevator shunt trip breaker.
10. Supervisory connections at fire-pump power failure including a dead-
phase or phase-reversal condition.
11. Supervisory connections at fire-pump engine control panel.
3.5 WIRING INSTALLATION
A. System Wiring: Wire and cable shall be a type listed for its intended use by an
approval agency acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction and shall be
installed in accordance with the appropriate articles from the current approved
edition of NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC).
B. Contractor shall obtain from the Fire Alarm System Manufacturer written
instruction regarding the appropriate wire/cable to be used for this installation.
No deviation from the written instruction shall be made by the Contractor
without the prior written approval of the Fire Alarm System Manufacturer.
C. Color Coding: Color-code fire alarm conductors differently from the normal
building power wiring. Use one color code for alarm initiating device circuits
wiring and a different color code for supervisory circuits. Color-code
notification appliance circuits differently from alarm-initiating circuits. Paint
fire alarm system junction boxes and covers red.
D. Ethernet Circuits:
1. Ethernet circuits shall be provided to the Fire Alarm Control Unit as shown
on the plans.
2. Where a dedicated Fire Alarm Ethernet LAN is specified only Agency
Listed Fire Alarm Ethernet hardware shall be installed.
3. The electrical contractor shall coordinate and ensure proper Ethernet
connections occur at the fire alarm control unit prior to system turnover.
3.6 IDENTIFICATION
A. Identify system components, wiring, cabling, and terminals. Comply with
requirements for identification specified in Division 26 Section "Identification
for Electrical Systems."
B. Install framed instructions in a location visible from fire-alarm control unit.
3.7 GROUNDING
A. Ground fire-alarm control unit and associated circuits; comply with
IEEE 1100. Install a ground wire from main service ground to fire-alarm
control unit.
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3.8 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A. Manufacturer's Field Services: Provide services of a factory-authorized service
representative to supervise the field assembly and connection of components
and the pretesting, testing, and adjustment of the system.
B. Service personnel shall be qualified and experienced in the inspection, testing,
and maintenance of fire alarm systems. Examples of qualified personnel shall
be permitted to include, but shall not be limited to, individuals with the
following qualifications:
1. Factory trained and certified.
2. National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
fire alarm certified.
3. International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) fire alarm certified.
4. Certified by a state or local authority.
5. Trained and qualified personnel employed by an organization listed by a
national testing laboratory for the servicing of fire alarm systems.
C. Pretesting: Determine, through pretesting, the conformance of the system to the
requirements of the Drawings and Specifications. Correct deficiencies
observed in pretesting. Replace malfunctioning or damaged items with new
and retest until satisfactory performance and conditions are achieved.
D. Inspection:
1. Inspect equipment installation, interconnection with system devices,
mounting locations, and mounting methods.
2. Verify that units and controls are properly installed, connected, and labeled
and that interconnecting wires and terminals are identified.
E. Acceptance Operational Tests:
1. Perform operational system tests to verify conformance with specifications:
a) Each alarm initiating device installed shall be operationally tested.
Each device shall be tested for alarm and trouble conditions.
Contractor shall submit a written certification that the Fire Alarm
System installation is complete including all punch-list items. Test
battery operated emergency power supply. Test emergency power
supply to minimum durations specified. Test Supervising Station
Signal Transmitter. Coordinate testing with Supervising Station
monitoring firm/entity.
b) Test each Notification Appliance installed for proper operation. Submit
written report indicating sound pressure levels at specified distances.
c) Test Fire Alarm Control Unit and Remote Annunciator.
2. Provide minimum 10 days notice of acceptance test performance schedule
to Owner, and local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
F. Retesting: Correct deficiencies indicated by tests and completely retest work
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affected by such deficiencies. Verify by the system test that the total system
meets the Specifications and complies with applicable standards.
G. Report of Tests and Inspections: Provide a written record of inspections, tests,
and detailed test results in the form of a test log. Use NFPA 72 Forms for
documentation.
H. Final Test, Record of Completion, and Certificate of Occupancy:
1. Test the system as required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction in order to
obtain a certificate of occupancy. Provide completed NFPA 72 Record of
Completion form to Owner and AHJ.
3.9 DEMONSTRATION
A. Engage a factory-authorized service representative to train Owner's
maintenance personnel to adjust, operate, and maintain fire-alarm system.
3.10 CLEANING AND ADJUSTING
A. Cleaning: Remove paint splatters and other spots, dirt, and debris. Clean unit
internally using methods and materials recommended by manufacturer.
B. Occupancy Adjustments: When requested within one year of date of
Substantial Completion, provide on-site assistance in adjusting sound pressure
levels and adjusting controls and sensitivities to suit actual occupied
conditions. Provide up to three visits to the site for this purpose.
3.11 TRAINING
A. Provide the services of a factory-authorized service representative to
demonstrate the system and train Owner's maintenance personnel as specified
below.
1. Train Owner's maintenance personnel in the procedures and schedules
involved in operating, troubleshooting, servicing, and preventive
maintaining of the system. Provide a minimum of 8 hours' training.
2. Schedule training with the Owner at least seven days in advance.
B. Executive Summary
1. The seller shall provide an overview of their company. The summary
should also include additional information demonstrating how your
product and services are differentiated from the competition. Please
include a one-page overview of the company including a summary of the
ownership of the company.
C. Design Capability
1. The seller shall demonstrate capabilities to provide fire alarm system design
services in the local area. The overview should include a summary of
CAD resources and project configuration management techniques. New
product development capabilities shall be demonstrated and a list of patent
innovations is requested.
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D. System Overview
1. The Seller shall provide a system overview for the proposed fire alarm
equipment. Please include features and functions of the proposed:
a) Fire Alarm Network
b) Fire Alarm Panels
c) Graphic User Interface (GUI)
d) Initiating devices
e) Notification devices
2. The seller shall detail other systems the proposed fire alarm system is
capable of integrating to.
3. The Seller shall detail the fire alarm systems network diagnostic capability.
4. The seller shall describe recent fire alarm technology that can contribute to
project installation cost savings, service efficiency, and ensure the highest
levels of survivability.
E. Warranty/Service Availability
1. The seller shall explain their local warranty and service capability that's
available from the seller's local office. Warranty and Service Information
shall include:
a) Preventative Maintenance
b) Local Trained Technicians
c) Repair Parts
d) A Strategy for resolving system malfunctions during business hours,
non-business hours, and weekends
e) A Process of tracking service calls and escalation of recurring problems.
F. Staffing and Management
1. The seller shall provide a description of their local office personnel.
2. The seller shall describe their local Project Management capability, Service
and Installation Personnel.
3. The seller shall describe additional resources (i.e. Corporate,
Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Resources).
G. Scope of Work
1. The seller shall describe their design and phasing approach on this fire
alarm system upgrade project. Please describe your system design, project
management approach, professional installation services, and technical
installer support. Also, include a fire alarm system test procedure.
H. Safety
1. The seller shall explain why safety is important on this type of installation
project. The Seller shall appoint an accountable safety foreman on this
project. An overview of a safety plan must be described.
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I. Training
1. The seller shall demonstrate their ability to meet both on-site and off-site
fire alarm operation and maintenance training.
J. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan
1. The seller shall provide a Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan.
2. Please provide the name of the project's site foreman and describe their
assigned project responsibilities. The assigned foreman must be NICET
certified for the installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
3. Please explain how quality is implemented in both Project Management and
Technical Installation Support on this project. The seller shall provide
start-up procedures, construction procedures, and close-out procedures for
this fire alarm system upgrade project.
4. The seller's processes must be ISO 9001 and ISO 9002 compliant. The
seller shall provide their UL Certificate of Registration.
5. Please explain how defect prevention is conducted both in your
manufacturing facility as well as with your existing fire alarm customers.
6. Please describe how Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and product life
cycle development work together in the various stages of a new product.
7. The seller must demonstrate two problem-solving examples that show how
their field office and the seller's headquarter manufacturing personnel
work together to solve a fire alarm issue.
K. Disaster Recovery Plan
1. The seller shall provide a description of their disaster recovery plan,
including an example of how the plan was followed during an actual
disaster situation.
L. Central Monitoring
1. The Seller shall provide around the clock electronic monitoring for trouble
and alarm conditions. Please describe the process used to notify agencies
and/or individuals if a condition occurs. Note any value added features
such as redundancy or technology enhancements.
END OF SECTION 16720
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SECTION 16721 – FIRE STATION ALERT SYSTEM
PART 1 – GENERAL
1.1
RELATED DOCUMENTS
A.
Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including General and
Supplementary Conditions and Division 1 Specification Sections, apply to this
Section.
1.2
SUMMARY
A.
1.3
ARCHITECTURE
1.
The Fire Station Alerting System shall be provided by owner and installed
by EC.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A.
General
Power requirements: 11.5 – 15.0 volts DC @ 1.5 amps typical
Dimensions: 19” W x 5.25” H x 7.75” D
Weight: 8.5 lbs. Typical
Mounting: Rack or counter top
Time of Day clock accuracy:
+/-5 sec/day @10degC,
+/-5 sec/day @25degC,
+/-11 sec/day @55degC,
B.
Batteries:
Lithium (internal to logic controller)
Shelf life: Up to 5 years typical at 30C, Up to 3 years typical at 55C
Installed: 4 months battery backup time (powered down) minimum at 55C
Power Failure
9volt Replace once a year or after extended power outages.
C.
Audio
Inputs: Three (3) low level
Outputs: Line Level 600 ohm balanced
Level: -5 DB typical, +5 DB Max.
Noise: 74 DB below rated output typical
Distortion: Less than .1% at rated output
D.
Radio Interface
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Connectors: Three DB9 male connectors (one per alert source)
Audio: Receive audio used discriminator audio balanced or
unbalanced @ -10DB typical
Alert Inputs: 16 total, active low, devices must be capable of sinking 57
ma.
Interfaces most modern radios and wire line circuits.
1.4
E.
Control Relay Outputs
Operating Voltage: 5 to 30VDC
Contact Arrangement: 2 Form C (DPDT)
Max resistive load rating: 5 amps at 30VDC
F.
Configurable Items:
System timer adjusted from front mounted LCD data panel or optional
HMI touch screen. All audio levels are internal adjustments; consult
service manual for details.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Codes and Standards: The equipment and installation shall comply with the
current applicable provisions of the following standards:
1.
National Electric Code (NEC)
2.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards:
3.
Applicable versions of the International Building Code and the
International Mechanical Code
4.
Requirements of the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Manufacturer: ComTech Fire Station Alerting System – Model 10
PART 3 – EXECUTION
3.1
GENERAL
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A.
3.2
3.3
Installation shall be supervised and tested by the manufacturer of the system
equipment. The work shall be performed by skilled technicians under the
direction of experienced engineers, all of whom shall be properly trained and
qualified for this work.
WIRING
A.
System shall be installed with conduits, conductors, outlet boxes, fittings,
connectors, and accessories necessary to ensure a complete, operable system in
compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
B.
Wire and Cable: Wiring shall be installed in metal conduit in inaccessible
locations. Cable installed in ceiling plenums shall be plenum rated. Conductors
within equipment enclosure shall be carefully cabled and laced. Individual
conductors shall be tagged with E-Z code markers indicating circuit number and
type. Markers shall be used on conductors at each outlet or pull box at each
equipment enclosure.
C.
Wiring will be as required by the Equipment Supplier. Wire coloring coding and
the color shall remain the same throughout the system. In general, the signal
circuits shall require #14 AWG. All system wiring shall be plenum rated wire.
The ground will be minimum one #6 AWG insulated copper.
TESTING AND REPORTS
Upon completion of the system’s installation, an approved representative of the system
manufacturer shall be employed to conduct a thorough test of the system and submit a
written report of the findings to the architect. The test shall include at least, verifying the
following.
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.4
The functional operation of each device and circuit.
The functional operation of each and every alarm device and circuit.
The functional operation of each monitored device.
Signaling devices.
TRAINING
A training session shall be presented by a fully qualified, trained representative of the equipment
manufacturer who is thoroughly knowledgeable of the specific installation.
END OF SECTION 16721
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