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PART 1.00 – GENERAL:

1.01 WORK INCLUDED:

A. Power system grounding.

SECTION 16270

GROUNDING

B. Communications system grounding.

C. Other utilities system grounding.

1.02 RELATED WORK:

A. Drawings and general provisions of Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 1 Specifications, apply to this and the other Sections of Division 16.

B. Section 16210:

Transformers.

Switches, Panelboards, Loadcenters, Modular Metering Equipment and

C. Section 16240: Raceways.

D. Section 16260: Wires and Cables.

E. Section 16426: Switchboards.

1.03 REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATORY AGENCIES:

A. Install complete grounding system in accordance with latest National Electrical Code and all state and local codes and ordinances.

B. Conform to UL standards.

1.04 TESTS:

A. Measure ground grid resistance with earth test megger and install additional ground rods and conductors as required until resistance to ground complies with latest NEC requirements.

PART 2.00 - PRODUCTS:

2.01 GROUND PLATE:

A. Furnish and install a grounding plate, minimum ¼”x3”x24” long to connect main grounding system to Switchboard and Emergency Generator, as well as other systems such as fire alarm, main telephone service, etc.

PART 3.00 – EXECUTION:

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3.01 POWER SYSTEM GROUNDING:

A. Furnish and install green insulated ground conductors in raceway to main ground and domestic metallic water main with proper ground clamps.

B. Main Distribution System: From ground bus, provide insulated ground conductor in raceway to ground bus within switchboard, and to non-current carrying parts. The building's main ground

shall consist of a "uffer" ground sized in accordance with Table 250-66 of the National Electrical Code.

C. Circuit Grounding: Furnish and install grounding bushings, ground terminal blocks, and grounding jumpers at distribution centers, pullboxes, panelboards, etc.

D. Bonding Jumpers: Furnish and install green insulation, size correlated with over-current device protection the wire, attach to grounding bushings on conduit, to lugs on boxes and other enclosures. Connection to neutral only at service neutral bar with separate lug.

E. Bonding Wires: Furnish and install bonding wire in flexible conduit connected at each end to a grounding bushing.

F. All common area receptacle circuits shall have equipment grounding conductor included in each branch circuit as well as in the feeder serving the panelboard. Equipment grounding conductor shall be sized in accordance with Table 250-122 of the National Electrical Code.

G. Grounding of all conduit, panelboards, boxes, and equipment shall conform to requirements of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code. Continuity of metal raceways shall be insured by the use of double locknuts or other approved means.

H. Ground connectors shall be of pressure type similar and equal to Burndy or 0-Z and of type to suit various conditions.

3.02 COMMUNICATION GROUNDING:

A. Telephone/Data:

1. Furnish and install one #6 THW from ground bus in telephone/data equipment space to main system ground.

2. Furnish and install one #12 THW to raceways terminating at backboard.

B. Fire Alarm Detection:

1. Furnish and install one #6 THW in 3/4 inch raceway to system ground.

3.03 OTHER UTILITIES GROUNDING:

A. Provide grounding to all other utilities metal piping such as gas lines, sprinklers, etc. All grounding shall be in accordance with Article 250 of the National Electrical Code. Minimum copper conductor shall be #6 AWG copper.

END OF SECTION

The Galaxy Apartments & Garage

08041

Mendoza, Ribas, Farinas + Associates

16270 - 2

08/10/09