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									 1   This section has been written to cover most (but not all) situations that you will encounter. Depending on
 2   the requirements of your specific project, you may have to add material, delete items, or modify what is
 3   currently written. The Division of Facilities Development expects changes and comments from you.
 4                                               SECTION 15300C
 5                                       FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
 6                                    BASED ON DSF SPECIFICATION DATED 7/1/97
 7
 8                                           PART 1-GENERAL
 9
10   SCOPE
11   This section includes specifications for fire protection system components and accessories.
12            The consultant is responsible for showing sprinkler head locations, fire dept. connections, fire
13            pump test connections, fire hose valve and cabinet locations, fire pumps, pump controllers, air
14            compressors, flow switch locations, inspectors test station locations, local alarm bells and
15            control valve locations.
16   PART 1 - GENERAL
17            Scope
18            Related Documents
19            Reference
20            Reference Standards
21            Quality Assurance
22            Shop Drawings
23            Certifications
24            Delivery, Storage and Handling
25            Design
26            Electrical Coordination
27   PART 2 - PRODUCTS
28            Sprinkler Heads
29            Flow Switches
30            Pressure Switches
31            Local Alarm Bell
32            Pressure Gauges
33            Valves
34            Specialty Valves
35            Hose Outlet Valves
36            Fire Department Connection
37            Fire Pump Test Connection
38            Horizontal Split Case Centrifugal Fire Pump
39            Horizontal Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pressure Booster Pump
40            Horizontal Turbine Pressure Booster Pump
41            Fire Pump Controller
42            Air Compressor
43   PART 3 - EXECUTION
44            Installation
45
46   RELATED DOCUMENTS
47   Section 15010C - Basic Fire Protection Requirements
48   Section 15060C - Pipe and Pipe Fittings
49   Section 15140C - Supports and Anchors
50   Division 16 - Electrical for fire alarm controls and wiring related to work of this section.
51
52   REFERENCE
53   Applicable provisions of Division 1 shall govern work under this section.
54

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-1
 1   REFERENCE STANDARDS
 2   ASSE 1015  Double Check Valve Backflow Preventers.
 3   NFPA 13    Installation of sprinkler systems. ( Latest prevailing addition )
 4   NFPA 14    Installation of standpipe and hose systems. ( Latest prevailing addition )
 5   NFPA 20    Installation of centrifugal fire pumps. ( Latest prevailing addition )
 6   NFPA 71    Installation, maintenance and use of signalling systems for central station service ( Latest
 7              prevailing addition )
 8   NFPA 72    Installation, maintenance and use of protective signaling systems ( Latest prevailing
 9              addition )
10
11   QUALITY ASSURANCE
12   Substitution of Materials: Refer to Section GC - General Conditions of the Contract, Article 7.
13
14   SHOP DRAWINGS
15   Submit fabrication drawings showing pipe sizes, fittings, devices and locations. Submit corresponding
16   hydraulic calculations.
17
18   Include data concerning dimensions, capacities, materials of construction, ratings, certifications, weights,
19   pump curves, manufacturer's installation requirements, manufacturer's performance limitations, and
20   appropriate identification.
21
22   CERTIFICATIONS
23   Fire protection system components to be UL listed and labeled. All components to be Factory Mutual
24   approved with the exception of sprinkler heads, double check valves and air compressors. All system
25   components shall be in conformance with NFPA rulings.
26
27   DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
28   Promptly inspect shipments to insure that the material is undamaged and complies with specifications.
29
30   DESIGN CRITERIA
31   Fire protection system components to be rated for minimum operating pressure of 175 psig.
32
33   Component design, construction and installation to comply with requirements of reference standards.
34
35   ELECTRICAL COORDINATION
36   All relays, wire, conduit, pushbuttons, pilot lights, and other devices required for the control of motors or
37   electrical equipment are furnished by the Electrical Contractor, except as specifically noted elsewhere in
38   this division of specifications.
39
40   Electrical drawings and/or specifications show number and horsepower rating of all motors furnished by
41   this Contractor. Should any change in size, horsepower rating or means of control be made to any motor or
42   other electrical equipment after contracts are awarded, Contractor is to immediately notify the Electrical
43   Contractor of this change and pay any costs due to this change.
44
45   Electrical Contractor will provide all power wiring and control wiring.
46
47   Furnish wiring diagrams to Electrical Contractor for all equipment and devices furnished by this Contractor
48   and indicated to be wired by the Electrical Contractor.
49
50
51                                          PART 2-PRODUCTS
52
53   SPRINKLER HEADS



                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-2
 1   Manufacturer: Sprinkler head model numbers establish type and style of head. Products of the following
 2   manufacturers determined to be equal by the Architect/Engineer will be accepted: Central Sprinkler
 3   Corporation, Grinnell, Reliable, Star Sprinkler, and Viking.
 4
 5   Fusible link or glass bulb type, cast brass or bronze construction. Provide heads with nominal 1/2"
 6   discharge orifice except where greater than normal density requires large orifice.
 7
 8   Select fusible link or glass bulb temperature rating to not exceed maximum ambient temperature rating
 9   allowed under normal conditions at installed location. Provide ordinary temperature (165 degree) fusible
10   link or glass bulb type except at skylights, sealed display windows, unventilated attics and roof spaces, over
11   cooking equipment, adjacent to diffusers, unit heaters, uninsulated heating pipes or ducts, mechanical
12   rooms, storage rooms, or where otherwise indicated.
13
14   Provide quantity of spare heads as noted below and 1 wrench for each type of head and each temperature
15   range installed. Provide 6 spare heads per 300 or less installed heads, 12 per 1000 or less and 24 for more
16   than 1000. Provide steel cabinet for storage of heads and wrenches.
17
18           Edit sprinkler head models, types and features for specific applications. Specify guards where
19           mechanical damage is likely. Specify corrosion resistant coating where subject to corrosive
20           atmosphere.
21   Pendant: Star Model SG (QR), chrome plated finish and escutcheon.
22
23   Upright: Star Model SG (QR), brass finish.
24
25   Horizontal Sidewall: Star Model SG (QR), chrome plated finish and escutcheon.
26
27   Vertical Sidewall: Star Model E, chrome finish.
28
29   Quick Response Pendant: Viking Microfast M, chrome plated finish and escutcheon.
30           The use of quick response heads is now mandatory for all light hazard occupancies, see NFPA
31           rulings, note the "exceptions" listings.
32
33   Quick Response Sidewall: Viking Microfast M, chrome plated finish and escutcheon.
34
35   Dry Pendant (Self-contained type): Viking Model C, brass finish with brass escutcheon.
36
37   Dry Pendant (Self-contained type): Viking Model M (Quick Response), adjustable, recessed, with chromed
38                    escutcheon.
39
40   Dry Horizontal Sidewall (Self-contained type): Viking Model M (Quick response), adjustable, recessed,
41                    with chromed escutcheon.
42
43   Pendant Security: Star PH-2, Style A/B, with sleeve, centering grommet and retainer flange.
44
45   Horizontal Sidewall Security: Star PH-5, with sleeve, centering grommet and retainer flange.
46
47   FLOW SWITCHES
48   Vane type waterflow switch with metal enclosure, adjustable pneumatic retard and electrical characteristics
49   compatible with alarm system.
50
51   PRESSURE SWITCHES
52   Pressure actuated switch with field adjustable settings, metal enclosure and electrical characteristics
53   compatible with alarm system.
54

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-3
 1   LOCAL ALARM BELL
 2   Weatherproof electric alarm bell with red painted metal housing, mounting base and gong; solenoid
 3   operator; weatherproofing o-ring seal and electrical characteristics compatible with alarm system.
 4            Local alarm typically is not required at penal and mental institutions with central alarming.
 5
 6   PRESSURE GAUGES
 7   Manufacturer: Ametek/U. S. Gauge Division, Ashcroft, Marsh, Taylor, H. O. Trerice, Weiss, Weksler.
 8
 9   Cast aluminum, stainless steel or brass case of not less than 3.5 inches in diameter, double strength glass
10   window, black lettering on a white background, phosphor bronze bourdon tube with bronze bushings,
11   recalibration from the front of the dial, 99% accuracy over the middle half of the scale, 98.5% accuracy over
12   the remainder of the scale. Include bronze 3-way globe valve with plugged outlet for Fire Inspector's test
13   gauge.
14
15   VALVES
16   Manufacturers: Kennedy, Milwaukee, Nibco, Stockham, Viking, and Watts.
17
18   BALL VALVES:
19   2" and smaller: Bronze, 2-piece, threaded or sweat ends, standard port, blowout proof stem, chrome plated
20   ball, glass reinforced seats, UL approved @ 250 psi. Watts No. B-6000 UL.
21
22   GATE VALVES:
23   2" and smaller: Outside screw and yoke gate valves, 175 psig, bronze body, bronze mounted, screwed
24   bonnet, rising stem, solid wedge, with normally open tamper switch with double wire leads.
25
26   2-1/2" and larger: Outside screw and yoke gate valves, 175 psig, cast iron body, bronze mounted, bolted
27   bonnet, rising stem, solid wedge, with normally open tamper switch with double wire leads.
28
29
30   BUTTERFLY VALVES:
31   2" and smaller: Bronze body butterfly valve, 175 psig, geared operator, visible position indicator, normally
32   open tamper switch with double wire leads, Buna or Viton seat, stainless steel disc and stem.
33
34   2" and larger: Cast or ductile iron body butterfly valve, lug style or grooved, 175 psig, geared operator,
35   visible position indicator, normally open tamper switch with double wire leads, EPDM resilient seat, EPDM
36   seals, nickel plated ductile iron disc. Valve assembly to be bubble tight to 175 psig with no downstream
37   flange/pipe attached. Use cap screws for removal of downstream piping while using the valve for system
38   shutoff.
39
40   SUPERVISORY/TAMPER SWITCHES:
41   For O S & Y valve or butterfly valve installations, UL/FM listed/approved, to monitor position of valve,
42   tamper resistant cover screws, single or double SPDT switch contacts, corrosion resistant, for indoor or
43   outdoor use, NEMA 4 & 6P enclosures.
44
45   CHECK VALVES:
46   3" and smaller: Bronze body, threaded end, Y-pattern, regrindable bronze seat, renewable bronze disc, 175
47   psig, suitable for installation in a horizontal or vertical line with flow upward.
48
49   2-1/2" and larger: Cast or ductile iron body, flanged or grooved ends, bronze trim, bolted cap, renewable
50   bronze seat and disc, 175 psig, suitable for installation in a horizontal or vertical line with flow upward.
51
52   Provide 1/2" automatic drip drain on inlet of fire dept. connection check valve.
53
54   SPRING LOADED CHECK VALVES:

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-4
 1   2" and smaller: Bronze body, threaded ends, bronze trim, stainless steel spring, stainless steel center guide
 2   pin, 175 psig, teflon seat unless only bronze available.
 3
 4   2-1/2" and larger: Cast or ductile iron body, wafer or globe type, bronze trim, bronze or EPDM seat,
 5   stainless steel spring, stainless steel stem if stem is required, 175 psig.
 6
 7   DRAIN VALVES:
 8   3/4" min. two or three piece bronze body ball valve; threaded ends, chrome plated bronze ball; glass filled
 9   teflon seat; teflon packing and threaded packing nut; blowout-proof stem; 400 psig WOG, with hose thread
10   outlet and cap.
11
12   DOUBLE CHECK VALVES:
13   Manufacturers: Beeco, Cla-Val, Conbraco, Febco, Watts, and Wilkinson.
14
15   ASSE 1015 _" double check backflow preventer with 2 independent spring loaded check valves, 2 isolation
16   ball or gate valves with normally open tamper switch with double wire leads, 4 valved test ports. Size for
17   maximum pressure drop of __ psig at __ GPM. Constructed of bronze or epoxy coated cast iron or stainless
18   steel body with bronze and plastic internal parts, stainless steel springs, silicone rubber valve discs, bronze
19   seats, rated for 175 psig.
20
21   SPECIALTY VALVES
22   Manufacturer: Central Sprinkler Corporation, Grinnell, Reliable, Star Sprinkler, and Viking.
23
24   ALARM CHECK VALVES:
25   Cast or ductile iron body, flanged or grooved ends, 175 psig, bronze grooved seat with o-ring seal, single
26   hitch pin and latch design. Provide trim for bypass, drain, electric sprinkler alarm switch, pressure gages,
27   precision retarding chamber, drip cup assembly piped to floor or hub drain, fill line attachment with strainer.
28
29   DRY PIPE VALVES:
30   Cast or ductile iron body, flanged or grooved ends, 175 psig, bronze grooved seat with o-ring seal, single
31   hitch pin and latch design. Provide trim for air supply, drain, priming level, alarm connections, pressure
32   gages, priming chamber attachment, ball drip valves, drip cup assembly piped to floor or hub drain, fill line
33   attachment with strainer.
34
35   AIR PRESSURE MAINTENANCE DEVICE:
36   Automatic control capable of maintaining system air pressure, rated for 175 psig, adjustable air pressure
37   range of 15 to 60 psig, complete with isolation valves, bypass fill valve, pressure regulator or pressure
38   switch and strainer.
39
40   DELUGE VALVES:
41   Cast or ductile iron body, flanged or grooved ends, 175 psig, bronze grooved seat with o-ring seal. Provide
42   trim for bypass, drain, electric sprinkler alarm switch, pressure gages, drip cup assembly piped to floor or
43   hub drain, fill line attachment with strainer and push rod chamber assembly. Include dry pilot trim
44   consisting of actuator, air and water pressure gages, low air warning switch, air relief valve and diaphragm
45   actuation device with replaceable bronze seat and resilient diaphragm.
46
47   EMERGENCY PULL BOX:
48   1/2" ball valve in metal enclosure with 1/2" pipe nipple, "Manual Emergency Station" label and breakaway
49   door.
50
51   DELUGE/PREACTION CONTROL:
52   Single area (two area or single area cross zoned) type in NEMA 1 enclosure with detector, alarm, power
53   supply, battery charger, standby battery, electrically supervised solenoid valves, polarized fire alarm, lamp
54   test, wiring terminal strip, auxiliary alarm contacts.

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-5
 1
 2   HOSE OUTLET VALVES
 3   Manufacturer: Badger-Powhatan, Croker, Elkhart Brass, J.W. Moon, Potter-Roemer, and W.D. ALLEN
 4
 5   CLASS I AND CLASS III SYSTEMS:
 6   2-1/2" (chrome plated) brass angle valve, 300 psig, with removable red handwheel, 2-1/2"x1-1/2" reducing
 7   lug pin connector coupling and National Standard male hose thread outlet, cap and chain. Provide N.P.T.
 8   female outlet where hose is required.
 9
10   CLASS II SYSTEMS:
11   1-1/2" (chrome plated) brass angle valve, 300 psig, with red handwheel and National Standard male hose
12   thread outlet, cap and chain. Provide N.P.T. female outlet where hose is required.
13
14   CLASS III SYSTEMS:
15   2-1/2" (chrome plated) brass angle valve, 300 psig, with red handwheel and National Standard male hose
16   thread outlet, cap and chain.
17
18   FIRE HOSES
19   Manufacturer: Badger-Powhatan, Croker, Elkhart Brass, J.W. Moon, Potter-Roemer, and W.D. ALLEN
20
21   100' long, 1-1/2" synthetic lined and jacketed collapsible hose, 500 lb. test, with satin brass nipple and pin
22   lug coupling, satin brass adjustable spray fog nozzle. Provide pivoting red painted steel hose rack with hose
23   pins and collar to secure to hose outlet valve.
24
25   FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION
26   Manufacturer: Badger-Powhatan, Croker, Elkhart Brass, J.W. Moon, Potter-Roemer, and W.D. ALLEN
27
28   EXPOSED:
29   Polished cast brass(chrome plated) exposed fire department inlet, two-way (three-way) inlet body, swing
30   clappers, pin-lug swivels and plugs with chains, 2-1/2" National Standard female hose thread inlets, 6"(4")
31   outlet, cast brass (chrome plated) lettered identification backplate.
32
33   FLUSH:
34   Polished cast brass(chrome plated) or ductile iron flush fire department inlet, two-way (three-way, four-
35   way, six-way)inlet body, swing clappers, pin-lug swivels and caps with chains, 2-1/2" National Standard
36   female hose thread inlets, 6"(4") outlet, cast brass (chrome plated)lettered identification backplate.
37
38   FIRE PUMP TEST CONNECTION
39   Manufacturer: Badger-Powhatan, Croker, Elkhart Brass, J.W. Moon, Potter-Roemer, and W.D. ALLEN
40
41   FLUSH:
42   Polished cast brass(chrome plated) or ductile iron flush fire pump test connection outlet, two-way (three-
43   way, four-way, six-way)outlet body, male snoots, pin-lug caps with chains, removable swivel hose gate
44   valves with 2-1/2" National Standard male hose thread outlets, 4"(6") inlet, cast brass (chrome
45   plated)lettered identification backplate.
46
47   HORIZONTAL (VERTICAL) SPLIT CASE CENTRIFUGAL FIRE PUMP
48   Manufacturer: Allis Chalmers, Aurora, Fairbanks Morse, ITT A-C, Patterson, Peerless, Systecon, Weil.
49
50   Type: Horizontal (Vertical) shaft, single stage, single or double suction, horizontal split casing, 175 psig
51   working pressure at operating temperature of 225F continuous, 250F intermittent.
52
53   Casing: Cast iron with suction and discharge gauge ports, renewable bronze wear rings, vent and drain
54   plugs, flanged suction and discharge connections.

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-6
 1
 2   Impeller: Bronze, hydraulically and dynamically balanced, keyed and locked to pump shaft, and protected
 3   by a replaceable bronze shaft sleeve.
 4
 5   Bearings: Oil or grease lubricated ball or roller bearings, single row inboard and double row outboard.
 6
 7   Shaft: Alloy steel with copper, bronze, or stainless steel shaft sleeve.
 8
 9   Seal: Stuffing box with split bronze packing gland, graphite impregnated TFE packing rings and water seal.
10
11   Drive: Flexible spacer type coupling or coupling with extended hub to allow for pump service. Provide
12   guard for shaft/coupling assembly.
13
14   Motor: Provide pump with a motor sized for non-overloading over the entire pump curve. Motors to be
15   1750 rpm, open drip proof, squirrel cage induction.
16
17   Baseplate: Cast iron or fabricated steel with integral drain rim and grout base.
18
19   Accessories: Suction and discharge gauges and gauge cocks, casing relief valve, automatic air release valve
20   and eccentric suction reducer.
21
22   Furnish each pump and motor with a nameplate giving the manufacturer's name, serial number of pump,
23   capacity in GPM and head in feet at design condition, horsepower, voltage, frequency, speed and full load
24   current. The manufacturer shall certify all pump ratings.
25
26   HORIZONTAL (VERTICAL) MULTI-STAGE CENTRIFUGAL PRESSURE BOOSTER PUMP
27   Manufacturer: Fairbanks Morse, Grundfos, ITT A-C, Peerless, Weil.
28
29   Type: Horizontal (Vertical) direct coupled shaft, multiple stage, inline design, 200 (300)psig maximum
30   working pressure at operating temperature of 225F. continuous, 250F. intermittent.
31
32   Casing: Cast iron or stainless steel with suction and discharge gauge ports, vent and drain plugs, flanged
33   suction and discharge connections.
34
35   Impeller: Bronze or stainless steel, nested configuration, keyed and locked to the shaft, hydraulically and
36   dynamically balanced.
37
38   Bearings: Oil or grease lubricated ball or roller bearings.
39
40   Shaft: Alloy or stainless steel with copper, bronze, or stainless steel shaft sleeve.
41
42   Seal: Mechanical type shaft seal with carbon steel rings and ceramic seats.
43
44   Provide pump with a motor sized for non-overloading over the entire pump curve. Motors to be 3450 rpm
45   unless specified otherwise.
46
47   Accessories: Suction and discharge gauges and gauge cocks and relief valve.
48
49   Furnish each pump and motor with a nameplate giving the manufacturer's name, serial number of pump,
50   capacity in GPM and head in feet at design condition, horsepower, voltage, frequency, speed and full load
51   current. The manufacturer shall certify all pump ratings.
52
53   HORIZONTAL TURBINE PRESSURE BOOSTER PUMP
54   Manufacturer: Aurora, Pacific (Paco), Roth, or approved equal.

                                                    DSF Project No.
                                                      15300C-7
 1
 2   Type: Horizontal direct coupled shaft, basemount design, 300 psig maximum working pressure.
 3
 4   Casing: Cast iron with threaded suction and discharge connections.
 5
 6   Impeller: Bronze turbine with bronze bushing, keyed and locked to the shaft, hydraulically and dynamically
 7   balanced.
 8
 9   Shaft: Stainless steel with bronze or stainless steel shaft sleeve.
10
11   Seal: Mechanical type shaft seal with carbon steel rings and ceramic seats.
12
13   Provide pump with a motor sized for non-overloading over the entire pump curve. Motors to be 1750 rpm
14   unless specified otherwise.
15
16   Accessories: Suction and discharge gauges and gauge cocks and relief valve.
17
18   Furnish each pump and motor with a nameplate giving the manufacturer's name, serial number of pump,
19   capacity in GPM and head in feet at design condition, horsepower, voltage, frequency, speed and full load
20   current. The manufacturer shall certify all pump ratings.
21
22   FIRE PUMP CONTROLLER
23   Manufacturer: ITT, Josyln/Clark, Master Control Systems
24
25   General: Select fire pump controller with electrical characteristics matching pump motor. Factory fabricate
26   and test fire pump controller assembly. Identify assembly with "Fire Pump Controller" label on control
27   panel face. Permanently attach wiring diagrams to inside of cabinet. Provide cabinet and door mounted
28   nameplates identifying each device or switch mounted within cabinet and on door, panel manufacturer and
29   model number.
30
31   Enclosure: Floor mounted formed and welded steel, NEMA 12, with hinged and latched door, phosphatized
32   and baked enamel finish.
33
34   Motor Starter: Class A, NEMA ICS 2, across-the-line magnetic full voltage starting, non-reversing type
35   (part winding, primary reactor, open transition wye-delta, closed transition wye delta, autotransformer).
36   Capable of automatic start initiated by low water pressure switch, remote starting by a normally closed
37   contact and manual starting by front panel mounted control.
38            Verify type of starter appropriate for system with electrical designer.
39
40   Overcurrent Protection: Circuit breakers with test switch and self-contained electronic trip circuit designed
41   and listed for fire pump locked rotor application. Connect directly to HOA switch load side.
42
43   Controls: Front panel mounted hand-off-auto switch, 300 psi brass mercoid water pressure switch with low
44   turn on and high turn off adjustable settings and exterior brass bulkhead connection, minimum run timer
45   with manual stop switch, restart time delay. Provide phase reversal relay.
46
47   Alarms: Local audible and visual alarm indication as well as remote contacts for loss of power, and phase
48   reversal along with alarm silence switch. Remote contact for fire pump operation (motor current greater than
49   20% FLA).
50
51   Wiring: Terminations for exterior power and control connections, space in cabinet for terminating incoming
52   and outgoing cables at entry, identification of power and control wiring at terminals and ground bar.
53           When an emergency generator is installed on the project, call for an automatic transfer switch
54           installation to be provided within the fire pump controller panel.

                                                     DSF Project No.
                                                       15300C-8
 1
 2   PRESSURE BOOSTER PUMP CONTROLLER
 3   Manufacturer: ITT, Josyln/Clark, Master Control Systems.
 4
 5   General: Select booster pump controller with electrical characteristics matching pump motor. Permanently
 6   attach wiring diagrams to inside of cabinet.
 7
 8   Enclosure: Wall mounted formed and welded steel, NEMA 2, gasketed with driphood, hinged and latched
 9   door, phosphatized and baked enamel finish.
10
11   Motor Starter: Class A, NEMA ICS 2, across-the-line magnetic full voltage starting, non-reversing type with
12   overload relays. Capable of automatic start initiated by low water pressure switch and manual starting by
13   front panel mounted control.
14
15   Overcurrent Protection: Fusible disconnect switch with panel face mounted handle.
16
17   Controls: Front panel mounted hand-off-auto switch, 300 psi brass mercoid water pressure switch with low
18   turn on and high turn off adjustable settings and exterior brass bulkhead connection, minimum run timer.
19
20   Alarms: Contacts for remote indication of pressure booster pump running (motor current greater than 20%
21   FLA).
22
23   Wiring: Terminations for exterior power and control connections, space in cabinet for terminating incoming
24   and outgoing cables at entry, identification of power and control wiring at terminals.
25
26   AIR COMPRESSOR
27   Manufacturer: Quincy, Ingersoll Rand, Nash, and Viking.
28
29   Multi-Zone and large systems: Simplex electric motor belt driven oil lubricated compressor mounted on
30   ASME rated galvanized receiver tank, pressure operated electric switch, motor, magnetic motor starter with
31   three phase overload protection, fused disconnect switch, safety relief valve, check valve, shutoff valve,
32   pressure gauge, automatic tank drain, intake muffler-filter, belt guard and adjustable operating pressure
33   control.
34
35   Single zone and small systems: Riser pipe mounted air compressor installation. Electric motor driven, air
36   cooled, oil-less, adjustable, single stage compressor. With check valve, pressure switch, pressure relief
37   valve, mounting bracket kit and air filter assembly. Equal to Viking model E-1.
38
39                                        PART 3-EXECUTION
40
41   INSTALLATION
42   Install fire protection system components in accordance with NFPA rulings, listings and manufacturers
43   recommendations. Locate where accessible for servicing and replacement.
44
45   Sprinkler Heads: Locate sprinkler heads as indicated on fire protection plan and reflected ceiling plan
46   maintaining minimum clearances from obstructions, ceilings and walls. Install sprinkler heads level in
47   locations not subject to spray pattern interference. Provide fire sprinkler head installations below ductwork,
48   soffits, etc.
49              The consultant is responsible for showing sprinkler head locations on drawings and
50              coordinating with architectural, HVAC and electrical work to avoid conflicts If heads need to be
51              centered within ceiling tiles, this requirement must be added to specification language (extra
52              cost involved).
53



                                                   DSF Project No.
                                                     15300C-9
 1   Switches: Locate flow and pressure switches where indicated and where required to obtain specified zoning
 2   to isolate floors and major areas of floors. Provide valved test connection for flow switch adjacent to flow
 3   switch. Pipe to floor drain. Test flow switch to verify proper operation.
 4             Locations of switches should be shown on drawing for coordination with electrical work.
 5
 6   Gauges: Provide a valved pressure gauge in main fire protection riser, at the top of each piping riser, at inlet
 7   and outlet of pump and elsewhere as indicated.
 8
 9   Valves: Properly align piping before installation of valves. Do not support weight of piping system on valve
10   ends. Mount valves in locations which allow access for operation, servicing and replacement. Install all
11   valves with the stem in the upright or horizontal position. Valves installed with the stems down will not be
12   accepted. Provide a riser shutoff valve and a capped hose thread drain valve at the bottom of each riser.
13   Provide capped hose thread drain valves to allow draining of each portion of piping.
14
15   Specialty Valves: Install in vertical position fire protection riser. Install trim recommended by manufacturer
16   including drain and test valves. Pipe drains to hub or floor drains. Test and adjust operation of valves,
17   alarms, pressure maintenance devices, emergency pull boxes and deluge/preaction controls.
18
19   Hose Outlet Valves: Install at each standpipe outlet and elsewhere where indicated approximately 4' above
20   floor.
21
22   Fire Department and Fire Pump Test Connections: Mount on wall where indicated. Support from structure
23   independent of piping. Locate between 2' to 3' above grade. Fill wall penetration with insulation and caulk
24   exterior and interior face of wall opening weathertight.
25
26   Pumps: Set base mounted pumps on concrete bases, or concrete inertia base, level and bolt down prior to
27   grouting. Fill the entire base with non-shrinking grout when required by the manufacturer's installation
28   instructions.
29
30   Align all flexible coupled base-mounted pumps in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
31
32   Decrease from line size at pump connections with eccentric suction reducer offset with the top of the pipe
33   level. All pump valves and piping specialties must be full line size. Support piping adjacent to pump such
34   that no weight is carried on pump casings. For base mounted pumps, provide supports for elbows on pump
35   suction and discharge piping 4" and over.
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37   Provide automatic air vent, drain valve, relief valve and pressure gauges on pump casings.
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39   Provide drains for bases and seals, piped to and discharging into floor drains.
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41   Provide 1/2" Type L copper pressure sensor line from between pump discharge check valve and shutoff valve
42   to pump controller pressure switch. Provide bronze swing check valve with 3/32" orifice in clapper along
43   with two test valves and intermediate tee with 1/4" test plug at pump and at controller for testing and
44   relieving pressure (NFPA 20, A-7-5.2.1). Each pump, including pressure booster pump, to have its own
45   dedicated sensor line.
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47   Lubricate pumps before startup.
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49   Fire Pump Controller: Install on concrete housekeeping pad, leveled and bolted in place. Pipe pressure
50   sensor line to controller. Coordinate wiring with electrical contractor. Startup, test and adjust for proper
51   operation of alarms and operating controls. Adjust pressure switches in accordance with NFPA 20, A-11-4.
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 1   Pressure Booster Pump Controller: Mount securely on wall. Pipe pressure sensor line to controller.
 2   Coordinate wiring with electrical contractor. Startup, test and adjust for proper operation of alarms and
 3   operating controls. Adjust pressure switches in accordance with NFPA, A-11-4.
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 5   Air Compressor: Install on concrete housekeeping pad, leveled and bolted in place. Pipe automatic drain to
 6   floor drain. Install line size ball valve and check valve in discharge line. Install pressure gauge upstream of
 7   ball valve.
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13   The following are examples of the kind of information that should be included in equipment schedules
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17   Horizontal Split Case Centrifugal Fire Pump
18   No.     Location          Flow              Head   Motor     RPM    Voltage
19   FP1                       __ GPM            __'    __ HP     ____   208/60/3
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23   No.     Location         Flow               Head    Motor    RPM    Voltage
24   FBP1                     __ GPM             __'     __ HP    ____   208/60/3
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27   Horizontal Turbine Pressure Booster Pump
28   No.     Location          Flow           Head      Motor     RPM    Voltage
29   FBP1                      __ GPM         __'       __ HP     ____   208/60/3
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