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Proposed Warehouse Shed DM

Plot No. 3648728 Al Qouz


Industrial First

GENERAL INDEX
SPECIFICATIONS

PART A
MECHANICAL
SPECIFICATION

Specifications for Mechanical


Works Rev. 0

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART A MECHANICAL
WORKS
INDEX
SECTION: 1
1.1

GENERA
L

1.2

QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR.

1.3

DESIGN AND INTENT

1.4

EXAMINATION OF SITE AND DRAWINGS.

1.5

CONTRACT DRAWINGS.

1.6

BUILDERS WORK DRAWINGS.

1.7

SHOP DRAWINGS.

1.8

AS BUILT DRAWINGS.

1.9

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUALS.

1.10

PROTECTION AND STORAGE.

1.11

CONTRACTORS STAFF AT SITE.

1.12

STANDARDS AND AUTHORITIES.

1.13

WORKMANSHIP.

1.14

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT.

1.15

CLEANING.

1.16

ACCESSIBILITY.

1.17

FLUSHING & CLEANING.

1.18

INSPECTION TESTING AND ADJUSTING.

1.19

TEMPORARY USAGE.

1.20

INSPECTION OF WORK.

1.21

OF MANUFACTURERS

Blaze Engineering
Consultants P O Box:
114535, Dubai.

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.0.

DESIGN AMBIENT CONDITIONS (AS PER DM REGULATION No.


66)
Maximum outside dry bulb temperature Coincident outside wet
bulb
Wind speed, for A.C. load calculations.
46degC
Haze factor

29degC

15KPH
0%

Solar loads to be based on maximum instantaneous values in


appropriate direction for consideration of the worst exposure
calculations; and to be based on worst cumulative block load
when checked on an hourly basis from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. over
the period July to September, coincident with the maximum
:outside ambient as listed above. Values as listed in ASHRAE
or CARRIER DESIGN MANUAL for 25 degrees North will be
acceptable, or as prepared from any appropriate local weather
tape.
.0

DESIGN INTERNAL CONDITIONS


Summer dry bulb
24 C +
1C Relative humidity 50 + 10%
RH
(for calculation purpose only. R.H. is not controlled)
Noise
level.
Offices
Stores
Corridors and Public Areas
Pantry
Utility Rooms

NC
35
NC
40
NC
40
NC50
NC

In secondary areas where exhaust requirements are high and air


is transferred from Primary areas, then the dry bulb
temperature may vary by 3 degrees C from the above, with a
5% humidity variation.

5.4 SPLIT UNITS (SMALL CAPACITIES)


The split system shall consist of a ceiling suspended indoor
unit (evaporator unit) an outdoor unit (condensing unit) and a
wall mounted remote control switch, all factory assembled and
fully charged with refrigerant R410A. All units shall be start
tested and checked at the factory. Units shall be designed for
continuous operation at outdoor ambient temperature of 52
deg. C. The compressor shall have a fiveyear compressor
warranty.

5.1

Control Switch
Each unit shall have a wall mounted electronic control switch
with
a system onof switch, room temperature control
thermostat and 3 speed control for the fan.
The units shall be provided with following
1.
2.

5.2

Antifrost
High pressure / Low pressure

safeties.

control

Refrigerant Pipe work


Refrigerant pipe work shall be hard copper tubing to ASTM
B88 Type L. Suction lines shall be insulated with 20 mm thick
rubber foam insulation, provided with a covering of 8oz canvas
and painted with two coats of fire resistive lagging adhesive
on all exposed refrigerant pipework. Aluminum cladding shall
be provided over the insulation.

.4.1

INDOOR UNITS
Wall Mounted Decorative Type
Wall mounted decorative type indoor unit shall be two pipe.
Basic unit shall be single skinned construction from high
quality 1.3mm thick galvanized steel. The maximum height
for the units shall be not more than 255mm. Face velocity at
the coil not to exceed 400 FPM. Unit to be equipped with
factory installed brackets for hanging. Control box to be easy
for replacement with an option of fixing on both side of the
unit at site.
Indoor air quality: Units are to have accessible filters designed
for obtaining optimum air quality & shall be equipped with
plasma & carbon filters.
Electronic filter
Wherever applicable units should have an option of factory
installed & tested high efficiency plasma filter to remove all
the microscopic contaminants, dust, odor molecules etc. to
maintain high level of indoor air quality in areas as
specified in the schedule.
Coils
Coils will be ARI rated at least 7mm O.D. size copper tube
with aluminum fins. Aluminum fins should be coated with
special MAGIC coating to avoid formation of condensate
water droplets and thereby ensure dry coil conditions. This
will prevent corrosion and reduce resistance to airflow.
Coils shall be made of staggered heavy wall seamless copper
tubing mechanically bonded to 0.12 mm aluminum fins with 21
FPI spacing. The evaporator coil shall be minimum three rows
deep.

Motors: The motors shall have thermal overload protection.


The motors shall be single phase and permanent split
capacitor type. The motors shall have threespeed
adjustment to vary airflow as required. Further linear
electronic adjustment of motor speed through remote
controller should be available to precisely balance airflow as
per actual external static pressures.

Controls:
The units shall be equipped with Auto Restart function, which
allows the unit to start in the same mode prior to the power
failure.
Smart controls: The units shall have the following state of
the art features.
Twin thermistor sensor to sense temperature in the room and
in the return air with a option of selecting one or both
depending on the application for uniform
and precise
temperature control..
Group control to control up to 16 units from single LCD wired
remote controller.
Central control to control up to 128 units from a central
location. Optional Tele control to operate individual units via
telephone line for units if mentioned in the schedule.
Digital thermostat: Units shall be controlled with user friendly,
wall
mounted microprocessor based LCD, wired remote
controller. The wired remote controller shall be slim having the
following
features.
24 hour ON / OFF timer in 1 hour
interval. Test run mode.
Selfdiagnosis function.
Operation indication.
Room temperature
display. Weekly
programming.
Child lock
function. 3
speed fan
control.
Linear control of E.S.P/Airflow.
The wireless remote control should be provided for all

units.

.5 EXTRACT FANS
Inline Duct Mounted
Unit casing shall be manufactured in aluminium alloy and
shall house fan assemblies, comprising double inlet forward
curved centrifugal impellers running in an individual scroll.
Impellers may be either direct driven or belt driven

depending upon the fan duty. Motors shall be manufactured


to BS 5000, TEFC type with sealed for life bearings, class F
insulation. Motors shall be prewired to fitted isolator
accessible from outside.
Wall/Window mounted Extract Fans
Extract fans shall be of the propeller type suitable for window
mounting. Fan construction shall be of moulded plastic.
Motors shall be of the shaded pole induction type enclosed
in aluminium alloy cases and protected by a
thermal
overload cutout. Motor bearings shall be self aligning oil
impregnated porous bushes with an ample oil reservoir.
Fans shall be provided with solenoid operated back draught
shutters, opening and closing as the fan is switched ON and
OFF.

.6

SAND TRAP LOUVRE FOR AIR INTAKE


Sand trap louvers shall have a double deflection inlet passage
to separate sand
from
incoming air by means of
centrifugal forces.
Separation efficiency particle size 350700 shall not be less
than 90% at a face velocity of 1 M/Sec and not less than 70%
at a face velocity of 2M/sec.
Sand trap louver shall be of aluminium construction, selfcleaning and maintenance free. The base of the louver shall
have selfemptying sand holes.
Pressure drop at 2 M/Sec
exceed 120 Pascal.

average face velocity shall not

Insect mesh shall be included.


Sand louvers shall be provided with powder coated finish to the
approval of the Architect.

3.1.0

PLUMBING

1.2

Cold Water System


Cold water supply shall be through a booster pump to maintain
minimum
1.3 bar pressure.
Low flow Water urinals shall be provided for all areas. All
sanitary fixtures shall be of low flow requirement and wash
basins are along with sensors
as per Green Building
Requirements. Reduction in water consumption for toilets will
result in lesser building sewerage conveyance to satisfy Green

building Requirement.
Hot Water system

1.5

Hot water supply to pantry & toilets shall be provided via local
electric water storage heater to be located in the ceiling void
of each toilet. No hot water has been provided for toilets in all
other sheds.
3.2.0

PLUMBING PIPEWORK INSTALLATION

2.1. General
Pipe materials shall be as specified elsewhere herein. The
Contractor shall install unions or pairs of flanges in the
pipework system at the following locations
(a)

At intervals not greater than 15 m.

(b)

To enable the disconnection of all items of plant,


equipment,
pumps
and
valves
for
maintenance
purposes.

(c)

To enable sections of pipework to be subsequently


dismantled and
refixed without disturbing other
pipework, plant, equipment and building fabric.

(d)

Where indicated on the drawings.

2.1.2

Pipework shall be run neatly, parallel to walls or grid lines on


plan and shall, where necessary, set around columns and
projections. All vertical pipes shall be plumb. Direction
changes in pipe groups shall be set out from a common
CenterPoint.

2.1.3

All screwed and flanged joints shall be

2.1.4

Where pipes are fitted around columns or piers, the direction


change shall be made using short sets and shall be supported
from the floor on the centre line of the column.

2.1.5

It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to ensure that


the pipe work systems are at least 150 mm from any electrical
conduit, cable or wiring.

2.1.6

Pipes entering or leaving trenches or ducts, shall be square


to them. All pipe work shall be fixed in such a manner as to
be readily accessible for
tools, welding operations or
removable without dismantling adjacent pipe work.

2.1.7

Where pipe work passes through walls, etc., the Contractor


shall ensure that these pipes are not subsequently beddedin
by making good by other trades.

easily accessible.

2.1.8

Pipe work passing through brick or concrete shall be enclosed


in a steel pipe sleeve of such diameter that the pipe maybe
removed without cutting or deforming the pipe work. In
particular where plastic pipes pass through a fire rated wall,
fire arresting sleeves shall be used with a packing of
intumescent strip between the pipe and sleeve.

2.1.9

Pipe work passing through internal or external dry of sheet


construction walls shall pass through formed holes of such
size that the pipework may be removed without cutting or
deforming the pipe.

2.1.10

All holes through such walls shall be closed after the erection
and testing of the pipework by means of removable split
closing plates on both sides of the wall. All closing plates
shall be manufactured from galvanized sheet steel of not less
than 16g thickness in the case of brick or concrete walls. All
closing plates shall be painted or finished in accordance with
the requirements of this specification.

2.2.

Gradient and Drainage of Pipelines

2.2.1

All pipework shall be erected in such a manner that air may be


vented and liquids drained from the whole or isolated sections
of
the
system. Except where specified elsewhere herein,
32mm diameter keyoperated cocks with hose unions shall be
fitted at all low points
of
cold
water systems to ensure
complete drainage.

2.2.2

Pipelines shall be graded to fall in the direction of flow unless


indicated otherwise on the drawings or elsewhere herein. The
minimum gradient shall be as follows, unless specifically shown
on the drawings. Slope shall be negative towards header with
gradient 1 in 720.

2.2.3

At low points in water pipework systems, all vessels and on the


dead side of each pair of isolating valves in the distribution
mains,
drain
points
are to be provided in accessible
positions. These shall be fitted with drain cocks of a type
specified elsewhere herein.

2.4.0

Insulation for Cold and Hot Water Service

Pipes

Insulation to hot water service pipes recessed in walls shall be


in the form of factory applied PVC sheath, to be suitable as
thermal insulation.
For Hot Water pipes above False Ceiling and all Hot and Cold
Water pipes exposed to sun, insulation shall be thick,
sectional, cellular neoprene, covered with 6 ozs. canvas cloth
and 2 coats of waterproof sealant.

3.3.0

SOIL, WASTE, VENT & STORM WATER SYSTEM

3.1

SYSTEM DESIGN
This shall be double stack (soil and waste) with vent pipe
gravity drainage system designed in accordance with the
recommendations of
the Chartered Institution of Building
Services Engineers and to the requirements of the Municipality
Drainage Department.

3.1.1

System Description

3.1.2

Drainage network shall be connected to the Under ground


holding tank shall be provided for collection of drainage
water.
All work shall be installed and tested in accordance with BS
5572 code of practice for sanitary works.

3.1.3

Manholes for external drainage shall be provided at distance of


15 m.

3.2

PIPEWORK GENERALLY

3.1.

Installation

(a)

Vent pipes shall extend through roof and terminate 1500mm


above it. Vent pipes passage through the roof shall be made
watertight by proper flashing.

(b)

All change of direction shall be gradual and not abrupt, 45


degree fittings shall be used wherever possible, and 90
degree fittings shall be of the long sweep type. All
unnecessary turns and of sets shall be carefully avoided, and
run as directly as possible from the sanitary fixtures to the
vertical stacks.

(c)

Concealed pipes shall be installed in such a manner as to


permit easy accessibility for maintenance this applies
particularly to valve locations.

(d)

All pipes shall be fixed in neatly arranged lines, and adequately


pitched horizontal lines to allow the system to be properly
vented and drained. Air pockets,
traps and sags shall be
carefully avoided.

(e)

Supports, clamps and hangers shall be made of galvanized


steel, fixed with drilled plugs. Cutting and pinning of fixings
will not be permitted.

3.2

Cleanouts on Soil Waste Vent and Storm water Installation

(a)

Cleanouts shall be installed at each change of direction


of drainage pipes, greater than 45 degrees, inside the
building,
and
where
indicated
on
the
drawings.
Cleanouts shall be not more than 10m apart in
horizontal lines. A cleanout shall be provided at or near
the foot of each vertical waste or soil stack.

(b)

Cleanouts on concealed piping shall be extended through


and terminate flush with finished wall or floor. Pits or
chases may be left in the wall or floor, provided they are
of sufficient size to permit removal of the cleanout plug
and proper cleaning of the system.

(c)

Where it is necessary to conceal a cleanout plug, a


chrome plated, brass covering plate shall be provided,
which will permit ready access to the plug.

(d)

3.3

Cleanout plugs shall be of heavy C.P. east brass


heavy duty stainless steel of the screwed type.

or

(e)

Cleanouts shall be of the same nominal size as the pipes


up to 100mm pipe diameter and not less than 100mm for
larger piping.

(f)

Cleanouts shall be so installed that there is a clearance


of not less than 45cm for the purpose of rodding and
cleaning.

Material
(a)

Soil, vent and rain water pipes above ground inside


the building shall be of uPVC to BS 4514. Waste pipes
shall be UPVC to BS 5255.

(b)

Soil, waste and rain water pipes buried under the


buildings up to manholes and the pipes between
manholes shall be of UPVC to BS 4660, protected with
concrete, except the joints which shall be left flexible.

(c)

All pipes subject to traffic specially under roads shall be


protected with reinforced concrete.

3.4

3.5

Floor drains.
(a)

Floor drains shall have uPVC traps of a minimum


water seal of 7cm, and shall be provided with
adjustable and removable strainers. The open area of
strainer shall be at least two thirds of the cross
sectional area of the drain line to which it connects.

(b)

Floor drains shall have heavy duty stainless steel or


C.P. brass floor plates, removable strainer and cover
plate. Floor drains shall have builtin rodding eyes.

Roof drain
Roof drain and open to sky drains shall be heavy duty C.P.
brass connected to the rain water pipe without any trap. Size
of drain shall be as per drawings.

3.3.

EXTERNAL DRAINAGE PIPES

3.3.1

General Requirements
(a)

Pipe connections to manholes shall be made


completely watertight and approved manner.

in

(b)

Pipes shall be kept clean until final acceptance of the


work. Exposed ends of all incompleted lines shall be
closed with wooden plugs and adequately secured at all
times when pipe laying is not actually in progress.

(c)

Pipes shall be installed on a good foundation and


adequate means taken to prevent settlement. Pipes laid
in
trenches
shall
be provided with a solid uniform
bearing throughout their entire length.

(d)

Pipes shall not be buried at less than 60 cm below


finished grade for protection against mechanical
damage. Pipes shall not be run closer than urn to
building bearing walls and footings for protection
against building settlement.

(e)

All pipes shall be laid to the gradients as shown on


Drawings.

(f)

Trenches shall be kept free of water by pumping, use of


well points, under drains or other approved means
during pipe laying operations so that all pipe joints are
made in the dry.

(g)

Precautions shall be taken to protect incomplete work


from floating due to storms or from any other cause. All
pipe lines or structures not stable against uplift during
construction shall be well braced or otherwise protected.

(h)

All completed underground lines shall be subject to the


inspection and approval of the Engineer. All pipes shall
be true to line and grade. The full circle of the pipe shall
be visible at the manholes.

All pipes shall be tested and inspected as described


under TESTING, BALANCING AND ADJUSTING.
3.4

MANHOLES

3.4.1

Internal manholes will be constructed insitu as part of the


concrete ground floor slab. Channels and 3/4 section branch
bends shall comply with BS. 65 and 540. Concrete benching
between the branch channel, shall be trowelled smooth and
slope towards the main channel at a slope of not less than
1:12.

3.4.2

External manholes shall be constructed as shown on Drawings.

3.4.3

Internal manhole covers shall be bolt down airtight, light


duty, double seal, recessed top covers. Covers are to be
insitu
concrete
filled,
with
surface finish to match
surrounding floor. The visible edges shall be provided with
brass trim covering.
Covers for external manholes subject to vehicular traffic
shall be single sea, solid top and heavy duty. Covers for
external manholes not subject to vehicles traffic shall be
medium duty, single seal, solid top.

3.12.0

Testing and Adjustment of Controls


All
controls
and
instruments
shall
be
operated
simultaneously with the equipment or system that they
control and tested for proper, accurate and dependable
functioning and operation.
All controls and instruments shall be calibrated arid adjusted
to the satisfaction of the Engineer.

3.13.0

Government and Local Authorities


Perform at appropriate times during the currency of site work, all
tests required by Government and Local Authorities who may
from time to time have jurisdiction over the work, and obtain
the necessary certificates of approval. Local regulations shall be
strictly followed.

3.14.0

Domestic Water Piping Sterilization after commissioning


On completion of the potable cold water supply services
system, including any parts of the existing service they shall
be sterilized by the application of chlorine. The minimum

requirements for chlorination shall be to flush the pipework


thoroughly to remove dirt. Chlorine shall then be added to
the storage tanks and water drawn from all drawof points
until chlorine is detected at each outlet point. The mains are
then to be allowed to stand for a period of 24 hours, after
which the outlets are to be tested for chlorine. If chlorine
is not found to be present, all the above shall be repeated
until residual chlorine is detected. After this, the system is to
be completely flushed with clean water and precautions
taken to avoid subsequent contamination of the installation.
The final requirements for chlorination will be advised by the
Engineer during the course of the Contract. The Contractor
shall however allow in his tender for the requirements
as
outlined above.

4.1.1

FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

4.1.3

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

4.1.3.1

Automatic fire hose Racks


The Fire Hose Rack shall primarily be for use by the occupants
as first aid means of fighting a fire whilst awaiting the arrival
of the Local Fire Brigade.
Hose rack cabinets shall be provided covering all areas
within the maximum length of fire hose (30m).

4.1.3.2

Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets


These shall be CO2 and dry powder portable fire extinguishers
located in fire cabinets and in service rooms / electric rooms.
Dry powder fire extinguishers shall also be provided for Paint
shed, Diesel tank and fire blankets shall be provided in each
pantry.
Fire extinguishers shall be proposed with substances having zero
ozone depletion layer in line with green building requirement.

4.1.3.3

Fire Fighting System :


The fire fighting system has been designed for the public
areas based on class III system i.e. with hose rack,
Sprinkler, hose rack and fire pump. The fire fighting system
shall be in accordance with the NFPA 13 & 14.
The system shall comprise of the following
(1)

Fire fighting piping network of welded galvanized steel


pipes to BS 1387, Class C, Heavy complete with all the
fittings, valves and expansion joints as shown on the
Drgs. (Pipes and fittings to be paint as per Local Civil
Defence requirement).

(2)

Fire stations in diferent locations of the building


including the following:
(a)
(b)
[c]
(d)
(e)

(3)

Landing valves.
Hose Racks.
CO2 fire extinguishers.
Dry Powder fire extinguishers.
Automatic dry powder fire extinguishers.

Fire Pumpset.
Fire pump set shall be as per local Civil Defence

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Requirement and shall be in accordance with NFPA 20.


Refer specification clause
4.2.7 listed below.

4.2.1

(4)

Breeching Inlet:
Two way breeching inlets shall be provided to the building
for the access of the Civil Defence water supply to the
building. The connections shall be on the faade section of
the building on the ground floor.

(5)

Control Requirements
The wet riser shall be pressurized to ensure the index
point fire hose rack will have a nominal pressure of 6.9
bar.
The level switches shall be provided and to be interfaced
with fire pumps and fire alarm panel.
All valves and zone flow switches shall be monitored on
the fire alarm panel with monitoring module.

(6)

Indicator Panel
The Contractor shall allow for the provision of indicator
panels to show the status of the supervised valves,
sprinkler zone valves, motorised smoke and fire dampers
and clean agent fire suppression.

(7)

Fire Water Storage


Water required for extinguishing fire by sprinklers, hose
racks, external fire hydrant and fire hoses water stored in
on ground GRP tank suitable for 60 minutes of fire pump
operations.

Fire Pump set:


Electric fire pump (duty)
Components
The controller shall be designed in accordance with NFPA and
local EHS regulations covering electrically driven Fire Pumps
and shall be UL listed FM approved. Fire pump shall be in
accordance with NFPA 20 requirement.
Enclosures shall be minimum 1.5mm gauge sheet steel
protected to IP54 fitted with lockable access door and finished
in high quality stove enamel. The following equipment shall be
mounted within the enclosure.

1 Triple pole fully mechanically interlocked switch


to prevent access door being opened when switch is
in 'on' position.
3 Main HRC cartridge fuses complying with the
current NFPA regulations.
5 Control circuit fuses

1 Control circuit neutral link

1 Set of phase failure

1 Start relay

1 Accelerating period timer

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1 Line contactor

1 Pair of electrically interlocked star and delta contactors

1 Set of fully identified outgoing

2 Sets of spare fuses for each type

terminals
used

The following equipment shall be mounted on the enclosure


door:

1 Isolator handle

1 Stop/reset push button

2 Supply health indicating lights

Volt free normally closed contacts shall be provided to signal


the following conditions to the main fire alarm panel:
Pump on demand

Fault on controller

OPERATION
The starting circuit shall be arranged to fail safe by utilizing a
separately fused starting relay which under normal standby
conditions
is
energised so that it remains in the "hold"
position.
If the pressure in the fire main falls to a preset value the
pressure switch in the main shall operate and release this
relay by causing it to de energise thus starting the pump.
Should the wiring to the pressure switch be disconnected or an
earth fault condition occurs on the wiring then the relay shall
release to start the pump.
System shall be suitable for power supply 400V/3
Ph/50 Hz Electric Fire Pump shall operate as follows:
Under normal conditions the pump will start
when the
controller isolator is switched to 'ON'.
Operating the stop/reset push button will stop the pump and
put the controller in standby condition. If the operating pressure
switch contacts are open the pump cannot be stopped with
the stop push button.
CONTROLLER OPERATION
When in standby condition all relays shall be energised and
illuminating "HEALTHY" lamps. In the event of failure of one
or more of the incoming supply phases the starter shall be
deenergise to prevent the pump starting and simultaneously
provide A.C. phase failure indication in the remote fire alarm
panel.
When system pressure falls relays shall cause the starting
contactors to operate and simultaneously provide pump on
demand indication in the remote alarm circuit.
Completing the operation of the starting contactors shall de
energises the closed valve bypass solenoid fitted to the pump.
Any open circuit in the pressure switch wiring shall initiate a
start sequence, also an earth fault in the pressure switch
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wiring will
sequence
4.2.2

cause

fuse to fail again initiating a start

Fire Pump set:


Diesel fire pump (standby)
Components
The unit shall be designed in accordance with NFPA20 for
Diesel Engine Controllers, and to AHJ regulations arranged
for automatic and manual starting, with 24 volt battery
system.
Enclosures shall be minimum 1.5mm gauge sheet steel
protected to IP54 fitted with lockable access door and finished
in high quality stove enamel. The following equipment shall be
mounted within the enclosure:
Fully mechanically interlocked on load AC isolating switch to
prevent access door being opened when switch is in 'on'
position.
Dual independent solid state controlled battery charges.
10 Circuit breakers

14 Control circuit relays

1 Cam timer

1 Control circuit module housing, voltage stabiliser and


diodes

1 Batteries disconnectedbuzzer

1 Set of fully identified outgoing

1 Speed sensing switch

1 Failed to start

1 Starter motor pinion tooth abutment circuit

terminals

buzzer

The following shall be mounted on the enclosure

door:

1 AC isolator

1 DC isolator

1 AC supply healthy light

1 Manual start control circuit health light

1 Automatic start control circuit health light

1 Pump on demand indicating light

1 Failed to start indicating light

1 Test manual start indicating light

1 Battery 'A' healthy light

1 Battery 'B' healthy light

1 Test manual start push button

1 Charge rate ammeters

1 Tachometer

1 Hours run counter

1 Oil pressure gauge or "Oil Pressure Low" indication

1 Water temperature gauge or "Water Temperature High"

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indication ALARM CONTACTS:


Remote volt free normally closed contacts shall be provided to
signal the following conditions to the Main Fire Alarm Panel:
Pump on demand
Fault on
controller
OPERATION
The automatic starting circuit shall be arranged to fail safe by
utilising a separately fused starting relay which under normal
standby conditions shall be energised so that it remains in the
"hold" position. If the pressure in the main falls to a preset
value the pressure switch in the main shall operate and release
this relay by causing it to deenergise thus starting the
pump.
Should the wiring to the pressure switch be disconnected or an
earth fault condition occur on the wiring then the relay shall
release to start the pump.
System shall be suitable for power supply of 220V/1 Ph/50 Hz
The operation of the diesel fire pump controller shall
be as
follows:
Either battery may be selected to provide power for the
automatic mode by means of a selector switch, which also
incorporates an of position to inhibit automatic control during
commissioning. When
the switch
is in the of position,
audible and visual warning is given locally, and contacts are
provided for remote indication.
On falling pressure, the pressure switch contact will open
initiating the auto start circuit.
Start circuit shall be a 'closed loop' system, any break in the
wiring will initiate automatic start.
The length of the crank period shall be factory set to 15
seconds. The length of the dwell period shall be set to 10
seconds. An overall controller shall allow 6 starting attempts.
If battery 'A' has been selected for automatic control, the
starting solenoid to crank the engine from battery 'A'. If battery
'B' has been selected for automatic control, then a second
solenoid to crank the engine from battery 'B'.
Engine cranking is detected by the speed module which is
connected to the engine mounted tacho minigenerator. At
cranking speed,
an amber
L.E.D. designated '1st stage' is illuminated. Should the starter
motor fail to engage after a timed period, a red L.E.D.
designated 'not engaged' will illuminate. At this point, the
starter motor will release and then re energise. This process
is repeated until the starter motor fully engages. Should the
battery selected for automatic control fail during the cranking
sequence, all further cranking attempts will automatically be
made from the opposite battery.
When the engine fires and attains running speed, a green
L.E.D. mounted on the speed module, designated '2nd stage'
illuminates and hours run indication and pump running
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indicator lamp shall come into operation. The engine will now
continue to run until the starting pressure switch has been
reset and the fuel cutof level operated. This operation shall
cause the 'test manual start' light to illuminate and also the
'test manual start' push button to become operative.
Operating the test manual start push button will then start
the engine from the other battery, than the one which is
selected for automatic control. Once started, the engine will
again continue to run until shutdown manually, this then
restores the controller to full standby condition. Should the
controller be left in a condition with the test manual start light
illuminated, this is no way inhibits the automatic starting
should a fall in pressure be detected.
A break glass emergency start push button shall be fitted to
the front of the controller, which, when operated, completely
bypasses all automatic control and energises both starter
solenoids simultaneously.
Instrumentation
includes
battery
charger
ammeters,
tachometer, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge
and hours run indicator.

3 green indicating lights, illuminated under normal


conditions are incorporated for A.C, supply
healthy,
starting system 'A' healthy and starting system 'B'
healthy.
2 amber indicating lights, illuminated under operating
conditions, are incorporated for 'pump on demand' and
pump running.
2 red indicating lights illuminated under fault
conditions are incorporated for engine failed to start
and auto start inhibited. These conditions also initiate a
local audible alarm.

Volt free normally closed contacts shall be provided for


connecting to the fire alarm panel giving the following
signals, pump on demand, fault on controller.
BATTERY CHARGERS:
Dual independent battery chargers are incorporated which are
factory set, to suit Plant batteries.
These chargers incorporate automatic boost/float charge
control in accordance with voltage limits defined by NFPA
regulations.
4.2.3

FIRE PUMP
SET: Jockey
pump.
Components
This unit shall be designed to operate on NFPA installations
and to AHJ requirements and shall be UL listed FM approved.
Enclosures shall be reinforced polycarbonate and fitted with
access cover secured by captive screws. Protection shall comply
with
IP65.
The following equipment shall be mounted on the enclosure
door:

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1 Isolator operating handle

System shall be suitable for 400V/ 3 Phase/ 50 Hertz


Volt free normally closed contacts shall be provided to signal
the following conditions to the main fire alarm panel:
Pump on demand

Fault on controller.

For wet riser pumpset the 'pump on demand' indication shall be


annunciated after a time delay of approximately 15 seconds
(delay period to be adjustable).
4.3.0

IDENTIFICATION SIGNS
Drain valves, test valves, control valves, shall be fitted with
approved enameled signs indicating their use.

4.4.0

TESTING
General : All testing shall be performed under the work of this
Section. All services required for testing shall be a responsibility
of the work of this Section. The contractor shall notify the
Engineer of all tests, 48 hours prior to testing.
The
Fire
Protection
Piping
Systems
shall
be
tested
hydrostatically for not less than 2 hours at 1.5 times the
maximum system pressure.
If the systems are tested in sections, the connection to the
previously tested section shall be included.
All tests that may be required by the local Fire Authorities shall
be performed under the work of this Section in the presence of
their representative if so required.
All leaks shall be corrected and the system retested until no
leaks are found, at no extra cost.
When the various systems are completed, operation tests shall
be run,
on all equipment to demonstrate proper operating
conditions. These tests shall be run under the observation of
the Engineer.
Cost to repair any damages to the building construction
occasioned by pipe leaks or defective materials shall be
borne under the works of this Section, at no cost to the
Owner. All corrective work shall commence immediately after
damage occurs.

SECTION
5

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CODES AND STANDARDS

All work will be in strict compliance with the applicable sections


of the codes and standards, design guides issued by the
following agencies.
ARI

American Refrigeration Institute

ASHRAE

ASTM

American Society of Heating,


Refrigeration and
Air conditioning Engineer's
Inc.

SMACNA

American Society ofTesting Materials.


Sheet metal and Air Conditioning
Contractors

CIBSE

National Association.
Chartered Institution of Building
Services Engineers.

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

UL

Under writers Laboratory

BS

British Standards Institution

BSEN

British Standards European Norms

IEC

ISO

International Electrotechnical
Commission

DEWA

DM

CD IP LPC

Dubai Municipality Drainage


Department
Civil Defence Authority of

Dubai The Institute of

Plumbing, UK.

International Organization of
Dubai Electricity & WaterDepartment

The Loss Prevention Council, UK (Fire


Officer's Committee).

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PART B
ELECTRICAL
SPECIFICATION

Specifications for
Electrical Works

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART B ELECTRICAL WORKS

SECTION:
SECTION

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION

CONDUITS/TRUNKING/CABLE TRAYS AND

FITTINGS SECTION
SECTION

3:

ELECTRICAL

ACCESSORIES

SYSTEM OFWIRING

LOW VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION


CAPACITORS AND REGULATORS

SECTION 7

LIGHTING

SECTION 8

EMERGENCY LIGHTING

SECTION 5
SECTION

SYSTEM SECTION

PROTECTION SECTION 10
SECTION 11

LIGHTNING

EARTHING

STANDBY DIESEL

GENERATOR SECTION

12

FIRE ALARM

SYSTEM
SECTION

13

VOICE / DATA / CATV

SYSTEM SECTION 14 :

CCTV MONITORING

SYSTEM SECTION 15 :

BACK GROUND

MUSIC SYSTEM SECTION 16

BURGLAR

ALARM SYSTEM. SECTION 17

CODES

AND STANDARDS

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SECTION 1
GENERAL
REQUIREMENTS
INDEX

1.0
2.0

GENERAL

3.0

EXAMINATION OF SITE AND DRAWINGS

4.0

PERMITS FEES AND INSPECTIONS.

5.0

CONTRACT DRAWINGS

6.0
7.0

SHOP DRAWINGS, BUILDERS WORK DRAWINGS AND


MATERIAL
RECORD (AS BUILT) DRAWINGS

8.0

OPERATION & MAINTENANCE MANUALS

9.0

TEMPORARY SERVICE.

1 0.0

COOPERATION

11.0

EXISTING WORK AND EQUIPMENT

12.0

SUPERVISION.

13.0

CLEANING.

14.0
15.0

ACCESSIBILITY, ACCESS PANELS AND


DOORS.
CONTRACTORS DESIGN RESPONSIBILITY

16.0

AUTHORITIES APPROVAL.

17.0

REGULATIONS

18.0

DEFINITIONS

19.0

PHASE IDENTIFICATION

20.0

VOLTAGE DROP

21.0

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTERFERENCE

22.0

SEGREGATION OF SERVICES

23.0

BUILDER'S WORK

24.0

FOUNDATION BOLTS AND SUPPORTS

SUBMITTAL
S

25.0

DESIGN AND STANDARDISATION

26.0
27.0

MATERIALS, SHOP DRAWINGS AND


WORKMANSHIP
SAMPLES

28.0

STORAGE OF PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

29.0

PAINTING (ELECTRICAL PLANT AND EQUIPMENT)

30.0

LABELS

31.0
32.0

INSPECTION AND TESTS AT MANUFACTURER'S


WORKS
TESTING AND COMMISSIONING AT SITE

33.0

SYSTEM ACCEPTANCE.

34.0

CORRECTION AFTER COMPLETION.

35.0

GUARANTEES.

36.0

MAINTENANCE

37.0

SCHEDULE OF MANUFACTURERS

38.0

COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS

LOCA
L

DESIGN PARAMETERS
The electrical system equipment selection and installation shall
comply with the particular requirements listed hereunder.

Site Conditions
All electrical equipment and components shall be selected and
installed such as to operate satisfactorily and safely under the
following climatic conditions.
Maximum shade temperature in summer
C Direct sun temperature in summer
C Minimum ambient temperature in winter
C Relative humidity max
Rusty atmosphere

50 deg.
84 deg.
2.8 deg.
100

System of Supply
Three phase, neutral and separate protective conductor (TT).
The system of supply shall be at 400V 3Ph, 50HZ with a maximum
short circuit capacity of 50 KA for 1 second at the main bus bar
of the LV Switch Board. Single phase voltage is 230V.
The electrical system shall have following system variations at
the substation: Voltage
+/ 6%
Frequency
+/ 4%

AUTHORITIES APPROVAL.
The contractor shall be responsible for liaising with DEWA, DU,
JAFZA and the Civil Defence Authority and any other authorities
after obtaining the Consultant's approval, in order to:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

Approve the
shop
Drawings,
before
ordering any
equipment,
and
commencing with the installation.
Approve any excavation prior to installation;
Acquire main supply connection;
Approve the Fire protection & Telephone systems etc.

REGULATIONS
The installation shall be carried out in accordance with the current
edition and supplements of the following Regulations and Standards:
(a)

Statutory Regulations of DEWA, JAFZA etc.

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(b)

It is the contractor's responsibility to ensure that the electrical


work and installation meets with the requirements of the
relevant authorities and there shall be no extra cost
whatsoever paid by the client due to the requirement of the
authorities.

(c)

IEE regulations with latest amendments.

(d)

All relevant BS, IEC Standards.

(f)

Other appropriate regulations under statute.

(g)

Requirements of BS 7671, 1992

19.0

PHASE IDENTIFICATION

The cable connected to phase "R" shall be in all cases coloured


Red, the cables connected to phase 'Y' shall be coloured Yellow,
and the cables connected to phase 'B' shall be coloured Blue.
The neutral conductor shall in all cases be Black. Any insulated
earth wires shall be coloured Green or Green/Yellow. These colours
shall be continued up to the actual terminals or cable lugs.
7

VOLTAGE DROP
The voltage drop between the incoming LV switchboard and the
extremity of any circuit shall not exceed 4% of the nominal supply
voltage.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTERFERENCE
The whole of the electrical installation work shall be so designed
that there is an
absolute minimum of interference with
telecommunications, and the reception of broadcasting to BS 800
or any other relevant BS.

SEGREGATION OF SERVICES
The armour of all cables, cable trays, trunking, ducts etc., shall
be prevented from coming into contact with nonelectrical
services by minimum spacing of
150mm. Where this is
impracticable they shall be bonded to the exposed metal of the
other service through a protective conductor.

10

23.0 BUILDER'S WORK


To reduce the necessity for cutting away and the like, certain holes
and chases will be provided in the structure by the Contractor to
the Engineer's instructions.
The Contractor shall plan his work so that full advantage is taken of
these provision's but it is the Contractor's sole responsibility to
ensure that all holes and chases are in the required position and
that any additional ducts, holes and chases necessary for the

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execution of his work in the insitu concrete walls, floor slabs,


columns and beams are executed in the early stage of construction
of the building.

11

38.0 COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS


Component parts of the installation such as Cables, Apparatus,
Equipment and Accessories complying with the Standards quoted
below shall be deemed to satisfy the requirement of this
Specification.
SUBJECT

IEC

BS

Fuses 13 amp
Fuses 250 volt
Distribution Boards (ACB.MCCB)

2691
2691
604391

1362
1361

Distribution Boards with MCB's


Consumer Units

4649
1454

Miniature circuit breakers (MCB)


Moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB)

3871
157141A 4752

Residual current circuit breakers


Single pole switches

4293
3676

Degree of Protection
Protection against corrosion

529

59
1706

Socket outlets, 13 amp


Ceiling roses
Cooker control units
Isolating transformers

1363
67
4177
3535

Conduit, steel
Adaptable boxes
Conduit PVC

45681
45682
4607

Trunking steel

4678

Cable Tray & Ladder


Cables PVC
Cables flexible
Cables, MICC

227
227 &
245

EN 61537
6004
6500
6207

Cables, MICC, fittings

4081

Cables glands
Marking of conductors by color

446

4121

Lampholders, Edison Screw


Luminaries

61
162

98
4533

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Distribution units for building sites


Distribution of Electricity on building sites
Lighting Protection

4363

CP1017
6651,
62305

Note : All Fire related Materials e.g. Fire Alarm, Fire Fighting, Fire Stop
Materials, Central Emergency Lighting, Fire Dampers etc., must
have Local Civil Defence Deptt. Approval.

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2.1

CONDUITS AND ACCESSORIES

2.2

All conduits embedded in concrete, plaster and screed unless


otherwise specified shall be extra heavy wall black PVC and shall
conform to BS 4607. All exposed conduits shall be heavy gauge,
welded, screwed and galvanized steel in accordance with BS
4508.

2.3

PVC Conduits shall be black of the extra heavy wall with 1.8mm
minimum thickness for 20mm dia conduit.

2.4

Steel conduits shall be of the heavy gauge galvanized steel, welded


and screwed type zinc coated, hot dipped galvanized both inside and
outside.

2.5

All set, fixing and wood screws used throughout the installation shall
be brass.

2.6

Accessories mounting box shall be provided with brass earth


terminal and shall be supplied with adjustable steel grids.

2.7

All circular PVC boxes where used to support lighting fittings shall
be provided with steel insert clips.

2.8

The sizes of the conduits for all wiring shall be in accordance to IEE
regulations and DEWA Standards and shall be such that a cable
can be withdrawn and another drawn in without disturbing the
remainder. However, the size of the conduit shall not be less than
20mm where used for lighting and power circuits and 25mm for
telephone / data wiring.

3.1

FLEXIBLE GI CONDUITS

3.2

PVC sheathed and watertight Flexible metal conduits shall be


provided between the conduit system and electrical motors or
other apparatus subject to vibration.

3.3

Earth continuity through flexible conduits shall be provided by a


separate earth continuity conductor, sized in accordance with BS
Standards. The brass adaptor specified above shall be drilled so that
the earth wire can be brought out at each end. The earth wire shall
be soldered at each end to the brass adaptors or alternatively
connected to a substantial earth terminal.

4.1

CONDUIT INSTALLATION

4.2

All joints in PVC conduits, other than screwed joints, shall be


cemented with a waterproof adhesive. This adhesive shall be as
recommended by the conduit manufacturer.

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4.3

Screwed connections between steel conduits and accessories shall


be screwed up tight, where coupled by a socket the conduit ends
shall butt together; running joints shall be provided with back nuts
which shall be screwed up tight.

4.4

PVC conduits shall be saddled at a minimum of 1 metre intervals.


All saddles, tubes and boxes must be in perfect alignment to avoid
any appearance of warping when the installation is complete.
Saddles should not be so tight as to prevent expansion of the
conduit.

4.5

Steel conduits run on the surface shall be secured with


galvanized saddles spaced not more than 2 metres apart.

4.6

All saddles for steel conduits shall be of the distance type.


Spacer bar type saddles will NOT be permitted.

4.7

All ceiling boxes concealed in ceiling slabs or voids above false


ceilings shall finish flush with the underside of the ceiling and all
necessary extension or break joint rings shall be provided and
fitted.

4.8

Steel conduits which finish at boxes or other equipment without


smooth bore spouts shall be fitted with smooth bore bushes, the
inside diameter of which shall be equal to the bore of the conduit.
The junction shall be made by means of a male to female threaded
socket bearing on the outside of the box and
into which shall be
screwed from the inside of the box a hexagon smooth bore male
bush.

4.9

Plain or inspection elbows, or tees, will not be permitted and the


number and position of boxes and sizes of conduits shall be
arranged to permit the cable being drawnin easily after all
conduits have been erected. Stock bends below 38 mm diameter
will not be allowed; all such bends shall be formed out of the
conduit at Site to suit the local conditions. Sets and bends shall
be made without indentation and the bore shall remain full and
free throughout.

4.10

Conduits shall not be run closer than 0.15m to any steam or hot
water pipes and shall be run underneath such pipes rather than
over them. The conduits shall not be run closer than 0.05m to
any telephone, bell or other signalling circuit.

4.11

No wiring or drawnin wires, cables or wires of any description are to


be drawn into the conduits until the section of the conduit system
involved is complete.

4.12

A separate conduit and wiring system is to be provided for each


installation i.e. lighting general purpose sockets, power, telephone,
etc.

4.13

Drawnin boxes must be provided to give access to all conduit for


the drawingin or out of any cable after the installation is
completed and should not be spaced more than 9m on straight
runs. On runs with not more than two right angle bends the

spacing between drawin boxes shall not exceed 7m.


4.14

Not more than two right angle bends shall be installed between
boxes. Conduits shall not be laid to falls, but the Contractor shall
exercise care to ensure that no pockets are formed within the
conduit system in which water can collect. Drainage holes shall not
be provided.

4.15

In floors which are in direct contact with the earth or under which
unheated foundation voids are situated, conduits shall not be laid
to form traps in which moisture can collect. Where it is impossible
to arrange for drainage to a lower level such floors shall be avoided
altogether and the conduit shall be run in the floor above with drops
to socket outlets and other low level points.

4.16

Embedded conduits shall be fixed in position by crumpets or such


other means of fixing as shall be necessary to ensure that they
remain rigidly in structure or finishes.

4.17

Where steel conduits enter sheet steel wiring trunking, iron clad
gear or junction or similar boxes, the junction shall be made by
means of a flanged coupling with lead washer bearing on the
outside of the box and into which shall be screwed from the
inside of the box a hexagon smooth bore brass male bush of
heavy pattern.

4.18

Where PVC conduits


connects to
any sheet steel
wiring
trunking, steel clad switchgear and the like these shall be
connected to the PVC conduit system with female thread to plain
pushin adaptors with a male bush or with male thread to plain
pushin adaptors with locking ring as may be required.

4.19

Steel conduits which do not finish at boxes with smooth radiused


inside spouts shall be fitted with smooth bore bushes, the inside
diameter of which shall be equal to the bore of the conduit.

4.20

Where conduits cross a building expansion joint due allowance


shall be made in the design of the run with an approved expansion
joint.

4.21

All screwed joints for conduits and fittings erected in the open air,
damp situations and plant room shall be made watertight by
the application of a suitable metallic paint and conduit boxes
being fitted with rubber gasket. Separate earth continuity
conductors will be installed within the normal circuit wiring.

4.22

The conduit system shall be such that 'crossovers' are reduced


to a minimum and runs shall be located to avoid holes in the
floor slabs required for other services.

4.23

Particular care shall be taken to ensure that no grout or other


foreign materials enters the conduit system through joints, or
through surface openings. Screw holes in boxes must be kept
entirely free and clean. After screeding, compressed air is to be
blown through the conduit system to ensure that it is clean and
a steel draw wire of adequate size to be pulled through to ascertain
that no obstruction is adhering to the inside of the conduits.

4.24

Draw wires shall be left in all conduit runs for other services not
included in the contract.

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6.1

MATERIALS AND FINISHES


A.

B.

C.
D.

6.2

Conform to SSEN ISO 1461 I Metallic Cable Tray/Ladder


Systems' Cable Tray/Ladders, fittings and accessories: Steel,
hot dip galvanized after fabrication
conforming to SSEN ISO 1461.
A multistage, stringently controlled pretreatment process
(including degreasing rinsing pickling rinsing fluxing
drying, etc.) to be carried out prior to hot dip galvanizing, to
ensure a very high quality of the galvanized product and to
obtain the specified micron thickness of zinc.
Protect steel hardware against corrosion by galvanizing
conforming to SS EN ISO 1461
Fabricate Cable Tray/Ladder products with rounded edges
and smooth surfaces.

FIELD QUALITY CONTROL


Grounding: Test cable ladders to ensure electrical continuity of
bonding and grounding connections

6.3

PROTECTION
Provide final protection and maintain conditions in a manner
acceptable to manufacturer to ensure that the cable tray/ladder
is without damage or deterioration to galvanized finishes with
zincrich paint recommended by the manufacturer.

7.1

UNDERFLOOR TRUNKING SYSTEM

7.2

General
The work in this section consists of the supply and installation
of under floor trunking/ducting system as indicated on the
drawings and as specified herein.
Contractor to provide for all components necessary
complete system whether or not specifically identified.

7.3

for

Applicable Codes and Standards:


The following standards and specifications must be
complied with: BS 1004: 1985

Zinc Alloy for Die

Casting
BS EN 10142: 1991
low carbon sheet

Continuously hotdip zinc coated


steel.

BS 6099 Part 1
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Accessories 1981 (1993) & Part 2 (1988)


BS 6399 Pt1:1984
Loading for Building Code of
Practice: Dead
and Imposed
loads
BS 4678 Pt2:1973 (1991)
BS 1706: 1990

Steel Underfloor (Duct) trunking


Electroplated Coatings of Zinc
Cadmium on Iron & Steel

IEE Wiring Regulations

and

16th Edition

All related Test reports for loading on Ducting, Service, Junction


outlet boxes from a recognized testing institution should be made
available for final approval of materials.
8.1
8.2

Service Outlet Box / Floor Box.


General:
Service outlet boxes and floor boxes shall be constructed from
highpressure Zinc Alloy die casting base frame pillars. This shall
be fixed on to heavy gauge galvanized steel base plate for
support by support frame. Other materials adequate in strength
and performance shall be used and these shall be protected against
corrosion. The boxes shall be constructed with provisions for
ducting or conduit access on all four sides. Unwanted entries
shall be blanked of with detachable side blanks.
Covers for service outlet / floor boxes shall be made of high
pressure Zinc Alloy die casting with 12mm recess to receive
ceramic tiles or carpet tiles (as per architects requirements).
They shall be lifted by suction cups as and when required
giving access at all times to the power, telephone and ELV
outlets. Counter sunk screws as in junction boxes shall secure
the covers of service boxes. All exposed portions of the boxes shall
be epoxy coated in grey color.
All boxes shall have extra wide gaskets in order to minimize
water seepage. Gaskets shall be made of material that is durable in
order to withstand loads.
All boxes shall be adjustable in height independently of the ducting
system to take account of diference in floor thickness.
Adequate segregation shall be provided between service runs
within boxes by using crossover bridges and rigid compartments.
Cables emerging from service boxes shall be protected against
damage by means of nylon cable exit grommets or equivalent and
approved material and shall be reversible to close position when not
in use.
Circuit

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the

covers and the boxes.


The boxes shall be adequate in strength to take in a ceramic tile,
and withstand loads normally seen in offices and pubic locations.
9.1

LOCAL SWITCHES

9.2

The local switches shall be 20 amps. grid type oneway, twoway,


intermediate or double pole as indicated on the drawings. Where
more than one switch is indicated at any position multiple gang
units shall be used.

9.3

Switches shall be of the quick start make, slow break type specially
designed for AC circuits to SS Standards. The operation of the
switch shall not depend wholly on the action of the spring. The
switches shall generally be of the rocker operated type.

9.4

All switch boxes shall be supplied with adjustable steel grids and
earthing terminals.

9.5

Generally, switch units shall be of the adjustable grid pattern and


to be secured to the adjustable grid by means of screws. For
flush mounting switches the switchplate shall overlap all edges of
the box by not less than 7mm. For surface mounting switches the
switch plate shall finish flush with the edges of the switch
boxes. Switches for water heaters and fan coil units shall be
complete with neon indicator lights.

9.6

In Plant rooms the switch units shall be surface or flush as required.

9.7

Local switches shall be arranged in convenient positions for


switching the various circuits and generally as indicated on the
drawings.

9.8

The switches shall be of the same manufacture for a particular


type of switch throughout the installation. All accessories in wet
and damp areas shall be of the splash proof type to IP54
protection standard.

9.9

All switch boxes should be galvanised steel.

9.10

To ensure easy and correct connection of the conductors during


installation, the necessary terminal shall be easily identified,
grouped inline, upward facing, captive and backed out prior to the
installation.

10.1

POWER OUTLETS

10.2

The switch socket outlets shall be in accordance with SS


Standard as appropriate and shall be of the three pin grounding
type.

10.3

Switch socket outlet in the diferent areas shall be provided with pilot
lamp.

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10.4

Live contact of the socket shall be completely shuttered such that it


is not possible to engage any in of the plug into a live contact
whilst any other pin of the plug is exposed.

10.5

All floor mounted socket outlets shall be fixed as part of the under
floor trunking service boxes.

10.6

These outlets shall be of the same manufacturer throughout the


installation.

10.7

The twin sockets shall be provided with a double earth terminal as


per latest SS 7671, 2001, Section 607.

11.1

FUSE CONNECTION UNITS/DP SWITCHES

11.2

These shall be of flush or surface mounting type as manufactured


in compliance with BS Standard as appropriate. The fuse
connection units shall incorporate integral switch, neon indicator
and 20 amp fuse links. The DP switches supplied for water heaters
shall be incorporated with neon indicator lights, and these also
shall be engraved 'Water Heater'.

11.3

These shall be of the same manufacturer for a particular type of


switch throughout the installation and shall be complete with the
other accessories installed.

12.1

GI BOXES

12.2 GI boxes to be provided with brass earth terminal to facilitate earth


wire connection. The boxes to have sufficient number of 20mm and
25mm knockout and shall comply with BS 4662. Boxes to have
adjustable lug for proper installations of wiring accessories.
Extension ring to be used along with GI boxes, in places where
the box is deep inside the wall, marble or concrete.
13.1

MOUNTING HEIGHTS
The mounting heights for the electrical equipment and accessories
shall be coordinated with the furniture layout and shall be as per
site requirements to Engineer's / ID's instruction and approval. In
general the mounting heights are as follows:
Above FFL
1.

Switches, fire alarm break glass

1200 mm
above FFL From
the bottom of
switch plate

2.

Switch socket outlets, telephone


outlets, TV sockets
TV connection unit, telephone
junction box

450 mm

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3.

Switch socket outlets in

4.

MCB

5.

Socket outlets for extract fans

6.

Flexible outlets for water heaters


and other equipment

Distribution

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Boards

1300 mm
2000 mm (Top)

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14.1

CABLE

14.2

All cables supplied and installed shall be selected from the following
types with stranded copper conductors and shall comply with the
appropriate British Standard referred to below as applicable.

(i)

Thermo Plastic (PVC) insulated wiring


cables nonarmoured 450/750Vgrade

BS. 6491

(ii)

Thermo Plastic (PVC) insulated steel wire


armoured PVC sheathed cables
600/1000V grade

BS.6346

(iii)

XLPE insulated steel wire armoured PVC


sheathed multicore cables 600/000 V
grade

BS. 5467

(iv)

LS ZH cables

BS. 6724

(v)

Fire resistant cables

(vi)

Flexible cables

BS. 4066
Part1 IEC
332
BS. 6004

a)

single core Thermoplastic (PVC)


insulated non sheathed cables

b)

cables for wiring of luminaires

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(vii)

MICC

Cables

BS 5750

(vii) Control cables XLPE and PVC insulated 600 / 1000V BS 5467 BS
6346

14.3

Cable specification and manufacture must be consistent throughout


each wired system. All cable utilised must be continuously run from
source to termination, without any through jointing included.

14.4

Cable must be adequately stored and protected from damage


pending installation and also during installation until permanent
protection is efected.

14.5

Cable reels must be supported on purpose formed support frames


and under no circumstance shall cable be drawn from reels laid on
the ground. This shall be strictly enforced as the Engineer's
condemnation of any cable that is considered to have been abused
will involve total replacement at cost to the Contractor.

14.6

The cross sectional area of every cable shall be suitable for carrying
the maximum sustained load current under normal conditions and
shall be selected in accordance with related Regulations. The cross
sectional area of the neutral conductor for 3phase circuits shall be
equal to the cross sectional area of the phase conductors. The cables
shall be selected such that the drop in voltage from the origin of the
installation to any point in the installation does not exceed 4% of the
nominal voltage when the conductors are carrying the full
load
current. but disregarding starting conditions. Voltage drop calculation
shall be submitted
for
approval
and
the
cross
sectional
area
of
the
cable
shall be increased accordingly if required to meet the above
mentioned requirement without any extra cost.

14.7

The cables connected in parallel shall be of the same type, cross


sectional area, length and disposition and be arranged so as to
carry substantially equal load currents.

14.8

Where cables are to be connected to bus bars, breakers etc. The


insulation and/or sheath shall be removed for a distance of 150mm
from the connection and replaced by suitable heatresisting
insulation.

14.9

The wire armour of single core cables in the same circuit shall be
bounded together at both ends.

15.1

MAIN LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHBOARD /SUB MAIN DISTRIBUTION


BOARD:
Sub main panel boards should be provided with minimum 2 no.
pad locks with locks and key.

15.2

The panel board shall be Wall mounting type constructed to BS

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EN 60439 Form2 requirements. It shall be constructed of


minimum 2mm thick electra galvanised steel coated with high
solid enamel polyester electrostatic spray and oven baked. The
colour shall be RAL 7032 (light grey). Doors locks shall be fitted.
The degree of protection of the board shall be IP54.

15.3

All Circuit breakers, Metering and Busbar ratings shall be as per the
load schedules and drawings. The main MCCB and the feeder
breakers shall be of appropriate capacity KA 35.

15.4

Panel wiring, Terminal blocks and labels shall be as specified for the
Main Distribution Boards.

15.5

Tests to be conducted on the SMDB before despatch and the


Drawings to be furnished are the same as specified for Main
Distribution Boards.

16.1

MOULDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER

16.2

Moulded case circuit breakers shall conform to the latest editions of


BS 4752 and IEC 9472. The short circuit breaking capacities (ICS)
of the MCCB's installed in the main LV switchboards and MDBs
shall be at least 50 kA and 35KA in SMDB's.

16.3

MCCB's shall be of the heavyduty quick made break type. All


MCCB's shall be ambient temperature compensated to give the
ratings indicated in the drawings at 50C for which a formal
certificate confirming that MCCB's have been temperature
compensated should be furnished.

17.1

DISCONNECT SWITCHES

17.2

Disconnect switches and isolator shall comply with IEC947.

17.3

Disconnect switches shall be provided at each motor controller


and appliance location. Isolators shall be rated to connect and
disconnect 5 to 7 times the rated current of the item being
switched. Isolators shall have a fully visual braking characteristic
and shall be provided with pad lockable handle interlocked with
the door. Isolators exposed to weather shall be housed within self
extinguished polyester loaded fibreglass panels to IP65.

18.1

EARTH LEAKAGE CIRCUIT BREAKERS (ELCB'S)

18.2

Current operated Earth leakage Circuit breakers shall comply


with BS EN 61008.

18.3

The
ELCB's
shall
have
a
residual
current
operated
electromechanical release and shall incorporate a filtering device
to eliminate unwanted tripping due to transient voltage. A test
button is to prove operation of the ELCB.

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The ELCB's shall have 100mA sensitivity for lighting & AC circuits
and 30mA for power circuits.

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18.4

14.0 CODES AND STANDARDS:


IEC 38
: Standard voltages
IEC50
: International Electro technical Vocabulary
IEC 51
: Recommendations for indicating electrical measuring
instruments IEC 59
: Standard current ratings
IEC 9472 : Air Circuit Breaker! Moulded Case Circuit
Breakers IEC
158 : low voltage control gear
IEC
185
:
Current
Transformer IEC
186
:
Voltage
Transformer
IEC
255
: Relays
IEC 269
: LV fuses with high breaking capacity
IEC 277
: Definitions for switchgear and
control gear IEC 292 : Low voltage motor
starter
IEC 337
: Control switches
IEC 341
: Push button switches
IEC 408
: Low voltage air break switches, air break
disconnectors, air break switch disconnectors and fuse
combination units
IEC 4391 : Factory built assemblies of low voltage switchgear
and control Gear BS EN 604391
IEC 445
: Identification of equipment terminals and of termination
of
certain conductors, including general rules of
alphanumeric system.
IEC
446
: Identification of insulated and bare conductor by
IEC
529
:colours
Classification of degrees of protection provided by
IEC
898
:enclosures
Miniature Circuit Breaker
(The equivalent British standards for the above IEC
specifications shall also apply)

19.1

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


Light fittings shall be selected by client or clients representative
and shall be issued to the contractor as free issue. Contractor
shall include in his pricing for storage, installation, testing &
commissioning of the light fittings in his scope.
Contractor shall also assist the client or its representative is
finalising the package of light fittings as per the instruction of the
consultants.

19.2

Complete manufacturers data shall be supplied along with the


proposal of luminaries.
19.2.1 Lighting equipment and lighting fixtures shall be as called for

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on plans by designated symbols and type. Said equipment


shall
embody
the
highest standards of electrical and
mechanical design with maximum efficiency obtainable and
all shall be subject to the approval of the Engineer.
19.2.2 Furnish and install a full complement of all types of incandescent
and discharge lamps required in the fixtures installed throughout
the complex.
19.2.3 All hangers, cables, supports, channels, frames and brackets of
all kinds for safely erecting this equipment in place, shall be
furnished from the standard manufacturer's product range and
shall be erected in place under this Section.
19.2.4 Contractor shall protect all opening edge in gypsum false ceiling
by a protection means to engineer's approval.
19.2.5 Each lighting fixture shall have a manufacturer's label affixed to
it and shall comply with the requirements of all authorities having
jurisdiction.
19.2.6 Fixtures shall be wired with approved fixture wire. Each fixture shall
be wired to a single point with adequate slack for proper
connections.
19.2.7 All fixtures shall be protected from damage during the installation
and any broken fixtures, globes, sockets, stems, and the like, shall
be replaced with new parts, without additional cost of the
Employer.

20.1

EXTERNAL LIGHTING

20.2

Furnish and install external lighting fittings of the types specified


and in the positions indicated on the drawings. Check all
requirements regarding conduit runs and positions and the casting
in of conduit.

20.3

The Contractor shall also be responsible for the installation and


wiring of the external lighting installation as shown on the
drawing and in accordance with the schedule of light fittings.

21.1

EMERGENCY LIGHTING (SELF CONTAINED)

21.2

EMERGENCY LIGHTS
Where installed on the Drawings emergency light fittings of the
selfcontained, nonmaintained type shall be installed. These shall
be Ceiling or wall mounted as appropriate and as detailed in the
drawings.

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These fittings shall be manufactured and tested in compliance


with BS 5266 / EN 54 Standards.
Each lighting unit shall contain a miniature 8W fluorescent lamp, a
sealed rechargeable nickelcadmium battery and solid state
charger unit. A mains healthy indicator light shall be incorporated
together with a test switch. The units shall be capable of
providing light under mains failure conditions for up to three hours.
Lumen output shall be minimum 120 lumen subject to achieving
the required lux level. Minimum 3 batteries shall be provided.
The charger unit shall be capable of fully recharging the batteries
within 8 hours after usage in a mains failure.
All emergency light fittings shall be connected in such a manner that
when under healthy conditions a pilot indicator lamp is present
indicating that the unit is fully charged.
The units shall only become energized under mains failure
conditions, and under no circumstances will any unit connected to a
switch circuit be admissible.
21.3

EXIT LIGHTS
Exit sign shall be installed at strategic point throughout the building
as indicated on the relevant drawings and as per approved shop
drawings.
These exit lights shall be similar to emergency lights, but
maintained type thus ensuring that the signs are permanently
illuminated.
Exit sign shall be pictorial type as per latest EN Standards and
as per Client requirements.
All exit lights shall be of the types specified and shall be installed
in a similar manner to of the emergency light fittings.
1X 18 W high lumen output recess ceiling mounted self contained
and non maintained emergency light. Sheet steel body and glass
difuser with 3 hours 3 battery back up, charge indicators, 8 hours
maximum recharging time, test button and battery Nickel
Cadmium, rechargeable maintenance free and gas tight with
3.6V/4.0 Ah.
Same as type above but surface mounted with polycarbonate body
and IP 65.
1X 1 8W high lumen output, self contained and maintained exit
light with polycarbonate body and polycarbonate difuser to IP 65
with direction arrows. Laminar shall be wall / pendant mounted
with 3 hours 3 batteries back up, charge indicator, 8 hours

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maximum recharging time, test button and battery Nickel


Cadmium, rechargeable maintenance free and gas tight with 3.6V
/ 4.0 Ah.
Same as above, but edgelit type pendant, maintained exit
light with glass directional arrows or recessed.
Contractor shall Not Connect a Battery to lamps unless it is charged
fully.

22.1

FIRE ALARM
The contractor shall supply and install a complete fire alarm
system as described herein and as shown on the plans to be
wired, connected and left in good operating condition. The
system shall include Networked Analogue Addressable main
control panel, amplifiers addressable smoke sensors, heat
sensors, alarm indicating appliances, wiring, termination, electrical
boxes, and all other necessary material for a complete operating
system. Main Fire alarm control panel shall be located individual
stores.
The complete installation shall confirm to the applicable sections
of NFPA72. NFPA71 and Electrical codes & Local authority
regulations.
The fire alarm system shall allow for loading and editing
instructions and operating sequences as necessary. The system
shall be capable of storing, and downloading while the system is in
operation, a second set of operating software resident in the
control panels as backup in case primary operating software is
corrupted. In addition, the system shall be capable of onsite
programming to accommodate system expansion and facilitate
changes in operation. All software operation shall be stored in a
nonvolatile programmable memory within the fire alarm control
unit. Loss of primary and secondary power shall not erase the
instructions stored in memory.
The system shall have the capability of recalling alarms and
trouble conditions in chronological order for the purpose of creating
an event history of 600 events.
The system shall incorporate single channel
communication and tone generating capabilities.

twoway

voice

The activation of any system smoke detector shall initiate an alarm


verification operation whereby the panel will reset the activated
detector and wait for a second alarm activation. If within one
minute after resetting, a second alarm is reported from the same
or any other smoke detector, the system shall process the alarm
as described in the sequence of operation. If no second alarm
occurs within one minute the system shall resume normal
operation. The Alarm verification shall operate only on smoke
detector alarms. Other activated initiating devices shall be
processed immediately. The Alarm verification operation shall be
selectable by zone.
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A manual evacuation switch shall be provided to operate the


alarm indicating appliances without causing other control circuits
to be activated. However, should a true alarm occur, all alarm
functions service conditions including the time of each occurrence.
The system batteries shall be supervised for disabling and enabling
all circuits individually for maintenance or testing purposes.
The panels shall be capable of networking upto 99 more nodes as
nodes as and when required without modification of hardware except
adding network cards.
All panels and peripheral devices shall be the standard of single
manufacture of international repute having at least 25 years
experience in the field.

22.2

SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
Upon actuation of any manual station, or automatic detector or
sprinkler flow switch, or air conditioning and ventilation duct
return and exhaust air smoke detector. The system is to operate
as follows:
On the Main Panel, the annunciator (repeater) panels the green
normal LED is to extinguish and the red alarm LED is to light. An
audible single is to sound. Visually indicate on the LCD control panel
label of the addressable device or circuit of alarm initiation. The first
line is to display the user specification message indicating the floor
and zone that initiated the alarm. The second line of the LCD is to
indicating real time, number of messages waiting, type of alarm,
zone of alarm and time the alarm occurred. Red LED corresponding
to the zone in alarm in the main panel shall also be lit. The
Graphic Command Center displays the plan of the zone in alarm
with prompts for further action.
The alarm indictors on the main panel and repeater panel to
continue to flash until the alarm is acknowledged. If a subsequent
alarm is received after acknowledgment, the alarm is to sound
again. The operator is to acknowledge the alarm by pressing a
dedicated button and the buzzer is to silence provided that isn't an
additional alarms the operator is to acknowledge all pending alarms
before the buzzer is to silence. To reset the system the device is
to be cleared first then the reset button is to be pressed.
Sound evacuation alarm on floor of incidence, the floor above and
the floor below. The alarm shall consist a "slow whoop" alarm tone,
for ten second followed by the thirty second of an automatic pre
recorded voice evacuation message in Arabic and English. The
message is to ask the tenants to evacuate the building. The
message and tone shall repeat continuously (unless manually
silenced) until the alarm initiating device is restored to normal and
system reset. The silencing of an alarm condition is not to prevent
the resounding of alarm devices if a subsequent condition occur. A
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alarm automatically throughout the building if the initiating alarm


condition is not responded to within a predetermined time. Visual
indication at the panels, corresponding to activated voice alarm
circuits is to illuminate.
Sound a 20 pulses per minute alarm tone in the remainder of the
building for 15 seconds followed by thirty second prerecorded
alert message in Arabic and English. The message is to draw
attention to the possibility of a fire condition that is being checked
out. The message and tone shall repeat continuously (unless
manually silenced) until the alarm initiating device is restored to
normal and system rest. The silencing of an alarm conditions is
not to prevent the resounding of alarm devices if a subsequent
condition occur.
Automatically dial the civil defence authorities.
Printer is to print text message on the event log indicating the
device which initiated a trouble alarm, time and date associated
with alarm. All follow up information regarding this alarm, such as
acknowledge, reset and the like is to be printedafterwards.
SECTION 17
CODES AND
STANDARDS
All works will be in strict compliance with the applicable sections of
the Codes & Standards, design guides issued by the following
agencies:
ARI

American Refrigeration Institute

ASHRAE

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air


conditioning Engineers Inc.

ASTM

American Society of Testing Materials

SMACNA

Sheet Metal & AirconditioningContractor


National Association

CIBSE

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association

UL

Under writers Laboratory

BS

British Standard Institution

BSEN

British Standards European Norms

IEC

International ElectroMechanical Commission

ISO

International Organization ofStandardization

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DEWA

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

DU

DU Version 4 Guideline

CDA

Civil Defence Authority

IOP

The Institute of Plumbing, UK

LPC

UBC

The Los s Prevention Council, UK (Fire Officers


Committee)
The Uniform Building Code, UK (Seismic Code
Zone 2A)

JAFZA

Jabel Ali Free Zonal Authority

EHS

Environment Health & Safety (Green Building


Reg.)

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