26 24 16 FUSIBLE PANELBOARDS

26 24 16 FUSIBLE PANELBOARDS
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FUSIBLE PANELBOARDS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1
SCOPE
A.
1.2
Furnish and install fusible branch circuit panelboards as specified, and as shown on the
associated drawings. The requirements of the Contract, Division [26] [16] applies to work in
this section. Panelboards as Specified and as shown on the contract drawings shall be
furnished and installed by the Contractor.
RELATED DOCUMENTS
A.
1.3
[Related Sections include the following:
1.
Section 26 28 13 – Fuses.
2.
Section 26 xx xx – Electrical System Selective Coordination Studies.]
SUBMITTALS
A.
B.
C.
1.4
Review Submittals
1.
The manufacturer shall provide the following information for review and evaluation by the
Engineer:
a.
Submit ten copies of product data sheets or bulletins detailing items:
1.)
Construction drawings including:
a.)
Overall, wiring gutter, and interior mounting dimensions
b.)
Conduit entrance/exit locations, size, number/phase, and termination
types
c.)
Main/branch device, neutral, and ground locations
d.)
Assembly and component device and nameplate information
2.)
Assembly ratings including:
a.)
Voltage, ampacity, and short-circuit current ratings, including any
specific lineside overcurrent protection requirements
3.)
Main disconnect ratings (if applicable):
a.)
Voltage and ampacity ratings of the disconnect
b.)
Voltage, ampacity, and interrupting ratings of fuses
4.)
Branch device ratings including:
5.)
Voltage, ampacity, and interrupting ratings of fused branch devices
Closeout Submittals
1.
Submit ten copies of:
a.
Final as-built drawings, assembly and component device ratings as required in the
Review Submittal section above.
b.
Operation and Maintenance manuals including replacement parts list if available.
Manufacturer shall provide final, as- built drawings, recording the actual circuiting of panels.
Installation, Operation and Maintenance manuals shall be supplied.
RELATED STANDARDS
A.
The panelboards and circuit protection devices shall be manufactured and tested according to
the latest applicable standards of the following agencies:
1.
UL 248 – Low-Voltage Fuses.
2.
UL 98 – Enclosed and Dead-front Switches.
3.
UL 67 – Panelboards.
4.
UL 50/ UL 50E – Enclosures for Electrical Equipment.
5.
NEMA PB 1 – Panelboards.
6.
NEMA PB 1.1 – Instructions for Safe Installation, Operation and Maintenance of
Panelboards Rated 600 Volts or Less.
7.
NEMA FU 1 – Low Voltage Cartridge Fuses.
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8.
9.
10.
B.
1.5
NFPA-70 – National Electrical Code®.
CSA Standard C22.2 No. 248 – Low Voltage Fuses.
The panelboards shall be UL and cUL Listed.
[Manufacturer Seismic Qualification: The low voltage panelboard(s) shall meet and be
certified to seismic requirements specified in the [IBC 2009 International Building Code]
[CBC 2010 California Building Code] [ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers 7-10].
1.
The low voltage switchboard(s) shall be compliant with IBC 2009 parameters:
a.
Building Occupancy Category (as defined in Table 1.1 from ASCE 2010): [I]
[II] [III] [IV]
b.
Seismic Design Category: [A] [B] [C] [D]
c.
Site Class: [A – Hard Rock] [B - Rock] [C – Very dense soil and soft rock] [D
– Stiff soil profile] [E – Soft Soil Profile] [F – Soil vulnerable to potential
failure or collapse under seismic loading] as defined in IBC 2006 Table
1613.5.2 Site Class Definitions
d.
Ip – Importance Factor: [1.5 – Components must function after an earthquake
for life safety purposes (Building Occupancy Code IV)] [1.25 - Buildings and
structures that represent a substantial hazard to human life in the event of
failure or that can cause substantial economic impact or mass disruption of
day-to-day civilian life (Building Occupancy Code III)] [1.0 – Non-essential
buildings. Function not life critical. (Building Occupancy Code I and II)]
e.
Ss – Mapped Spectral Accelerations for Short Periods at 0.2 seconds –
239%g
f.
Sds – 5% Damped Design Spectral Response Accelerations for Short
Periods at 0.2 seconds – 1.6
g.
z/h – Height factor ratio: [___] Note: Ratio is a calculated value equal to the
floor the gear is installed on divided by 12. A 6th floor installation is a 0.5
value. A basement or ground floor installation is a 0.0 value.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
The equipment manufacturer shall have a minimum five years experience in producing electrical
distribution panelboards.
B.
Fusible branch circuit panelboards shall be listed to UL 67.
C.
Products shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
A.
Handle and store equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s Installation and Maintenance
Manuals. One (1) copy of this document to be provided with the equipment at time of shipment.
B.
Equipment shall be shipped without branch circuit fuses installed. Branch circuit fuses shall be
shipped separately with the chassis. Where >=100A main fuses are specified, equipment shall
be shipped with main fuses installed. Where <=100A main fuses are specified, fuses shall be
shipped separately with the chassis.
C.
Inspect equipment for possible damage during delivery and prior to installation.
D.
Handle and store in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
[The fusible panelboards shall be supplied by Siemens or pre-approved equal. Approved
manufacturers are as follows:
1.
SIEMENS
2.
Bussmann™ Quik-Spec™ Coordination Panelboards type QSCP.
3.
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B.
2.2
Substitutions will be accepted only if the below requirements are met and written
approval is provided from the engineer:
1.
The electrical contractor supplies a written request to the engineer prior to the
project bid date.
2.
The electrical contractor provides product documentation to prove complete
compliance with specification and all pertinent codes and standards requirements
as specified in this specification.]
COMPONENTS
A.
Construction
1.
2.
3.
4.
Panelboards shall be as shown on the drawings. Refer to drawings for details regarding
location of components, voltage and current rating of devices and other required details.
Suitable for use as Service Entrance given compliance with NEC.
a.
Panelboards shall be labeled with a short-circuit current rating equal to or greater
than that indicated on the associated schedules or drawings.
b.
Non-service entrance rated panelboards shall be UL and cUL Listed. Service
entrance rated panelboards shall be UL Listed.
c.
Panelboards shall be rated >= system voltages up to 600Vac/125Vdc and have a
current rating as indicated on the associated schedules or drawings.
d.
Panelboard overcurrent protective device interrupting ratings shall be fully rated for
the maximum available fault current and have a UL Listed interrupting rating of
300kA and CSA Certified interrupting rating of 200kA.
e.
Current ratings, configuration of poles and number of circuits shall be indicated on
associated schedules or drawings.
Panelboard circuits 100A and less shall incorporate overcurrent protection and branchcircuit rated disconnecting means into a single integrated component.
Interiors shall be factory assembled.
Panelboard shall be equipped with a six-space spare fuse compartment for storing
replacement branch circuit fuses. Spare fuse compartment shall be located behind
locking panel door.
B.
Main Disconnect
1.
Permanently installed lockout means shall be provided on the main disconnect for lockout
tagout procedures.
2.
Main disconnect shall be quick-make, quick-break type.
3.
When main lugs are shown on associated drawings:
a.
MLO terminations shall be rated for 60/75°C, Cu-Al
b.
Main disconnect terminations shall be rated for 75°C, Cu Only
C.
Branch Fused Disconnects
1.
Device shall have visible circuit ON/OFF indication with colored and international symbol
markings.
2.
Device shall provide open fuse indication via permanently installed neon indicating light.
3.
Device shall be UL and cUL Listed 600Vac/200kA or 125Vdc/100kA voltage/short-circuit
current rating, load-break disconnect with amp ratings and number of poles as indicated
on the panelboard schedule.
4.
Fuse and disconnect assembly shall be a finger-safe component with trim installed.
5.
Fuse and disconnect shall be mechanically interlocked so as not to allow fuse removal
while fuse terminals are energized.
6.
No special tools shall be required for fuse removal.
7.
Devices shall have bolt-on style bus connectors.
8.
Device housing shall be clearly marked with device amperage.
9.
Permanently installed lockout means shall be provided on the device for lockout tagout
procedures. Permanently installed means for locking device in the ON position shall also
be provided.
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10.
Device shall provide fuse amp rating rejection at the following ampacities to ensure
continued circuit protection at the specified circuit rating: 15A, 20A, 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A,
70A, 90A & 100A.
D.
Main & Branch Overcurrent Protection
1.
All overcurrent protective devices shall have a minimum UL Listed interrupting rating of
300kA and CSA Certified interrupting rating of 200kA.
2.
Branch circuit overcurrent protection shall be 600Vac UL Listed minimum 300kA IR and
CSA Certified minimum 200kA IR finger-safe Class CF fuse, equivalent to Class J
performance characteristics.
3.
Main overcurrent protective devices shall be 600Vac UL Listed minimum 300kA IR and
CSA Certified minimum 200kA IR Class J time-delay fuses or Class CF fuses, equivalent
to Class J performance fuses.
4.
Where panelboard main fuses are installed, fuses in panelboard branch circuits shall
selectively coordinate with main fuses for all overcurrents up to 200kA.
E.
Selective Coordination
1.
Panelboards overcurrent protective devices shall be selectively coordinated with all
supply side (fed from both the normal and emergency source) Bussmann™ Low-Peak™
LPJ_SP, LPN-RK_SP/LPS-RK_SP or KRP-C_SP fuses sized at a minimum amp ratio of
2:1. Consult Bussmann for coordination ratios with other fuse types.
F.
Bussing
1.
Bus bars shall be tin-plated copper with sufficient cross sectional area to meet UL 67
temperature rise requirements.
G.
Ground Bars
1.
An [isolated] [non-isolated] aluminum equipment ground bar will be provided.
H.
Neutrals
1.
When shown on associated drawings, a bonded neutral shall be provided.
2.
When shown on associated drawings, service-entrance rated panelboard shall include a
bonded neutral.
3.
200A/400A rated neutrals shall be standard.
4.
When shown on associated drawings, 400A or 800A rated neutral shall be provided.
I.
Ground Bar
1.
Isolated or non-isolated equipment ground bar shall be provided as indicated in the
associated schedules or drawings.
2.
When shown on associated drawings, service-entrance rated panelboard shall include a
non-isolated equipment ground bar.
J.
Enclosure
1.
The enclosure shall be [NEMA 1] [Type 3R] as indicated in associated schedules or
drawings.
a.
b.
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1.)
[NEMA 1 panelboards shall be field convertible for top or bottom
incoming feed.]
2.)
[NEMA 1 enclosures shall be [surface] [flush mount] [as indicated in
associated schedules or drawings.]
3.)
[NEMA 1 boxes shall be a nominal 20 inches wide and 5.75 inches
deep with wire bending space per the National Electrical Code®.]
4.)
[Door-in-door type trim shall be provided for NEMA 1 enclosures where
it is specified in the associated schedules or drawings.]]
[NEMA 3R
1.)
[NEMA 3R boxes shall be a nominal 20 inches wide and 6.3 inches
deep with wire bending space per the National Electrical Code®.]
2.)
[NEMA 3R panelboards are bottom feed only.]
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c.
d.
e.
3.)
[NEMA 3R enclosures shall be surface mount only.]]
Panelboard trim shall be supplied with lockable door covering all disconnect
handles.
Panelboard trim shall be dead-front construction covering all energized parts.
Front trim shall be lockable. All lock assemblies shall be keyed alike with like
NEMA rated enclosures.
K.
Trims
1.
Trims for Lighting and Power distribution shall be [surface] [flush] [as indicated on the
drawings]. It shall be fabricated from cold-rolled steel, painted with an ANSI-61 light gray
finish. Trim screws to be located behind the lockable door for tamper resistance. [Trims
shall be hinged to the box utilizing door in door construction.]
2.
Trims for Distribution Panels shall be [surface] [flush] [as indicated on the drawings].
It shall be fabricated from cold-rolled steel, painted with an ANSI-61 light gray finish. .
[Trims shall be hinged to the box utilizing door in door construction.]
L.
[ARC FLASH
1.
[Provide a complete arc flash study of the entire electrical system from the point of
incoming service to all panelboards. Labels shall include the arc flash boundary in
feet, hazard category and a list of appropriate PPE.]]
PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
INSTALLATION
A.
3.2
ADJUSTMENTS AND CLEANING
A.
3.3
The following adjustments and cleaning shall be performed by the installing contractor:
1.
Remove debris from panelboards and wipe dust and dirt from all components.
2.
Tighten chassis, device and termination connections in accordance with manufacturer’s
recommendations.
3.
Measure load currents for each branch device and balance phase loads where possible.
4.
Touch up scratched or marred surfaces to match original finish.
TESTING
A.
3.4
The following testing shall be performed:
1.
Check tightness of all accessible mechanical and electrical connections to assure they
are torqued to the minimum acceptable manufacture’s recommendations.
2.
Check all installed panels for proper grounding, fastening and alignment.
WARRANTY
A.
3.5
The installation shall meet the following requirements:
1.
Furnish operation and maintenance tools/key(s) if available from manufacturer.
2.
Manufacturer shall provide copies of installation, operation and maintenance manuals to
owner including replacement parts list if available.
3.
Equipment shall be installed in accordance with NEMA PB1.1 and manufacturer’s
recommendations.
4.
Equipment shall have a nameplate installed and mounted to the front cover and indicate:
panelboard type, amp rating, voltage rating and short-circuit current rating.
5.
Verify connected load(s) and selection of fuse sizes prior to installation.
6.
Inspect completed installation for physical damage, alignment, and support.
7.
The directory card on the inside of the door shall be completed, identifying every circuit.
Manufacturer shall warrant specified equipment free of materials and workmanship defects for
18 months from the date of shipment or 12 months from date of first use, whichever occurs first.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
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A.
Furnish [10% additional] [20% additional] [minimum of three fuses] of each rating and type
of fuse installed.
B.
Furnish a minimum of one spare fuse cabinet or as indicated on the drawings.
END OF SECTION
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