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SECTION 23 74 13

AIR HANDLING UNITS

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.01 WORK INCLUDED

A. Modular Air-handling Units

B. Hygienic Air-handling Units

C. Water Leak Detection System

D. Modular Supply Air Units

E. Modular Exhaust Air Units

F. Temperature Control System

G. Corrosion Protection

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS

A. Section 23 05 00 Common Work Results for HVAC

B. Section 23 05 48 Vibration and Seismic Control for HVAC Piping and Equipment

C. Section 23 05 13 Common Motor Requirements for HVAC Equipment

D. Section 23 05 93 Testing, Adjusting and Balancing for HVAC

E. Section 23 07 16 HVAC Equipment Insulation

F. Section 23 07 19 HVAC Piping Insulation

G. Section 23 40 00 Air Cleaning Devices

H. Section 23 82 19 HVAC Fans

I. Section 23 82 16 Air Coils

J. Section 23 72 00 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Equipment

K. Section 23 31 00 HVAC Ducts and Casing

L. Section 23 33 00 Air Duct Accessories

M. Section 23 09 00 Instrumentation and Controls for HVAC

1.03 REFERENCES

A. American Bearing Manufacturers Association:

1. AFBMA 9 and 11 - Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Ball Bearings and Roller
Bearings

B. Air Movement and Controls Association:

1. AMCA 99 - Standards Handbook

2. AMCA 210 - Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Rating Purposes

3. AMCA 300 - Test Code for Sound Rating Air Moving Devices

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4. AMCA 301 - Method of Publishing Sound Ratings for Air Moving Devices

5. AMCA 500 - Test Methods for Louver, Dampers, and Shutters

C. Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute:

1. AHRI 410 - Forced Circulation Air Cooling and Air Heating Coils

2. AHRI 430 - Central Station Air -handling Units

3. AHRI 435 - Application of Central Station Air-handling Units

D. European Standards

1. EN 1886 - Air Handling Units for Mechanical Performance.

2. EN 13053 - Air Handling Units for ratings and performance for components and
sections

3. EN 779 - Particulate air filters for general ventilation – requirements, testing and
marketing

4. EN 1822 – Test Methods for determining Efficiency and Leakage of Filter


elements for EPA / HEPA / ULPA filters

5. EN 1216 – Heat exchangers forced circulation air-cooling and air heating coil.
Test procedures for establishing the performance.

6. VDI 6022 Ventilation and Indoor air Quality – Hygiene requirements for
ventilation and air conditioning systems and units (VDI Ventilation Code of
Practice) Part 1

7. DIN 1946 Ventilation and Air conditioning Part-4: Ventilation in Hospitals

E. International Organization for Standardization

1. ISO 3744 - Acoustics – determination of sound power levels of noise sources


using sound pressure – engineering methods in an essentially free field over a
reflecting plane

2. ISO 11546-2 - Acoustics – determination of sound insulation performance of


enclosure – Part 2: Measurement in suit (for acceptance and certification
purposes)

F. National Fire Protection Association:

1. NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

2. NFPA 90A - Installation of Air-conditioning and Ventilating Systems

G. National Electrical Manufacturers Association:

1. NEMA MG 1 - Motor and Generators.

H. Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association:

1. SMACNA - HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible

I. Underwriters Laboratories:

1. UL 900 - Test Performance of Air Filter Units

2. UL - Fire Resistance Directory

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1.04 SUBMITTALS

A. Following shall be submitted under provisions of the General Conditions of Contract:

1. Product data including rated capacities, performance characteristics, assembly


details, all materials for coil, frames, panels, equipment dimensions, minimum
clearances, specialities, control and safety gear furnished, service connections
and operating weight with energy efficient class.

2. Installation drawings and instructions including safety precautions

3. Data of filter media, filter performance, filter assembly and filter frames

4. Fan performance curves with specified operating point clearly plotted

5. Sound power level data for both fan outlet and casing radiation at rated capacity

6. Electrical characteristics, service connections and power and control wiring


diagrams, clearly indicating interlocks and factory / field wiring

7. Operation, cleaning and maintenance instructions and replacement parts list

B. Manufacturer's / independent laboratory's test certificates confirming that the equipment


construction and performance meet or exceed the specified requirements shall be
submitted as required.

C. Air handling unit performance at part load operation, lower chilled water temperature and
maximum cooling capacity that can be obtained from selected unit, at design conditions,
shall be submitted as required.

D. Air handling unit sound power data, pertaining to the following, derived from tests
conducted in a certified laboratory (AMCA standard 300 or ASHRAE 12.12) / valid
Eurovent certificate with Eurovent datas ACC to EN1886 shall be submitted:

1. Supply / return connection(s)

2. Radiated sound power from the cabinet

3. Raw fan sound power data shall be derived from tests done on the same sizes
and types of fans scheduled (data extrapolated from non-like fan sizes and types
scheduled is not acceptable)

4. Attenuation assumed for cabinet configuration, type of insulation, opening


locations and sizes etc.

E. Factory test certificates shall be submitted for all units, prior to shipment. Include
capacity, noise, vibration and power consumption performance test details at specified
operating condition or valid ISO certificate and Eurovent certificate at specified operating
conditions.

F. Section 01 77 00 - Execution and Closeout Requirements: Closeout procedures.

G. Operation and Maintenance Data: Submit instructions for lubrication, filter replacement,
motor and drive replacement, spare parts lists, and wiring diagrams.

1.05 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Products used in the works covered by this Section shall be provided from specialised
manufacturer whose products have been in satisfactory use in similar service for

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minimum period of five (5) immediately preceding years in Kuwait or in Middle East for
hospital projects.

B. Equipment supplied shall be manufactured, tested, rated and certified in accordance with
the reference standards. Certification shall be furnished, where required.

C. One AHU of each type, chosen at random by the client shall be tested at a certified
independent laboratory in Europe for the performance of all the components including
Mechanical Characteristics of the casing at the design operating conditions. Tests shall
be carried out in accordance with AHRI 430, AHRI 410 and EN 1886 - Eurovent
standards CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS

D. Certification:

1. The Air Handling Unit and all internal components such as “Coils, Fans, Filters
etc.” should be manufactured to ISO 9001 (BS 5750 part 1) Quality Assurance
standards and ISO 14001 Environmental Standards.

2. The Air Handling Supplier should supply the first line product, which should be
certified by EUROVENT or AHRI 430 as required on above 1.05/c program. The
AHU Certification should show the manufacture make, model, country of origin
and shall meet with the following AHU mechanical characteristics:-

a. Maximum casing deflection per meter must not exceed 4 mm/m and
casing shall be capable of withstand the maximum pressure generated
by the fan and its design speed.

b. The leakage airflow in the AHU which is subjected only to sub


atmospheric pressure must not exceed 0.15 L/s, m2 when tested at a
pressure of 400 Pa below atmospheric.

c. The leakage airflow in the AHU which is subjected only to pressure


above atmospheric must not exceed 0.22 L/s, m2 when tested at a
pressure of 700 Pa above atmospheric.

d. Maximum air bypass leakage around filter cells percentage at nominal


flow should not exceed 2% for EU7 filter, 1% for EU8 filter, 0.5% for EU9
filter, when tested at a pressure of 400 Pa.

e. The average heat transfer coefficient of the overall unit casing


construction should be 0.5 < U ≤ 1 W/(m2K) when the temperature
differential between the inside and outside temperature is 20K-25K.

f. The unit panel thermal bridging factor (kB) should be 0.6 <kb ≤ 0.75.
Condensation on the overall unit casing construction is not allowed. The
unit external surface temperature should be always higher than dew
point temperature of the ambient air. The supplier should provide the
necessary calculation as required.

g. Minimum unit casing sound reduction accepted which should be


measured in accordance with EN 1886 and ISO 3744-1981.

Octave Band, Centre Frequency (Hz)

125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 dB(A)

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17 21 27 30 31 38 39 26

h. Thermal Transmittance shall be T2 and Thermal bridging factor shall be


TB2 as per European Standards confirmed by valid eurovent certificate.

1.06 QUALIFICATIONS

A. Manufacturer: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section


with minimum Five years documented experience.

B. Installer: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum three
years documented experience approved by manufacturer.

1.07 PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS

A. Section 01 31 19 - Administrative Requirements: Pre-installation meeting.

B. Convene minimum one week prior to commencing work of this section.

1.08 DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING

A. Products shall be delivered to site, stored and protected under provisions of the General
Conditions of Contract.

B. Products shall be delivered to site in factory fabricated, weather proof protective packing,
with factory installed shipping skids and lifting lugs.

1.09 WARRANTY

A. Requirements of the Technical Specification shall be referred to and complied with as


appropriate.

B. Employer shall be furnished with the manufacturer's guarantee and warranty certificates,
duly registered with the manufacturer.

1.10 MAINTENANCE MATERIALS

A. Section 01 78 00 – Closeout Submittals: Spare parts and maintenance products.

B. Furnish two refrigerant oil test kits each containing everything required for conducting
one test.

1.11 EXTRA MATERIALS / SPARE PARTS

A. Requirements of the Technical Specification and Section 23 05 00 shall be referred to


and complied with in all respects, without prejudice to this clause.

B. Following spare parts shall be furnished for each air-handling unit EAU & FAU:

1. 1 set of matched fan belts per Unit.

2. 1 set of filter for all types per Unit.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01 ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURERS

A. High Precision A/C Units

1. Stulz, Germany

2. Liebert- Hiross HPAC System, Italy

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3. Airedale, UK

4. Compu – Aire Inc., USA

5. Data Aire, USA

B. Modular Air-handling / Supply Air / Exhaust Air / Units

1. Carrier, Saudi Arabia

2. Petra, Jordan

3. SKM, UAE

4. Trosten, UAE

5. GAMI, UAE

C. Hygienic Air Handling Units

1. Robotherm, Germany

2. Euroclima, Austria

3. Frapol, Poland

4. Klimak, Italy

5. Rosenberg, Germany

D. Motors of Air Handling Units, Supply Air Units and Exhaust Air Units

1. Siemens, Germany

2. ABB, Finland

3. Leroy Somer, France

4. Brook Crompton, Europe

2.02 MODULAR AIR HANDLING UNITS

A. Type: Draw through type units, suitable for medium pressure; assembled from
components supplied by the same manufacturer, with separate sections for the following,
as appropriate:

1. Mixing Box with Dampers

2. Pre-filter

3. Final Filter

4. Hot Water Coil

5. Empty Section

6. Chilled Water Coil

7. UVC Lamp

8. Fan and Motors

9. Sound Attenuator

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B. Casing: Modular, double skin panels of, minimum 1.0 mm thick steel; with integral
channel edge frames with captive nuts; all assembled on to a galvanized steel channel
base frame. Further,

1. Skins shall be sandwiched with high-density mineral fibre (Fibreglass/ Rockwool)


insulation of minimum 50-mm thickness ( 2 inch) and 70 kg/m3 density Casing
wall shall have K value of 0.88 Kcal/Hour/m2/K a nd s ound tra ns m is s ion los s of
32 dB. Casing shall have thermal bridging factor (kb) not less than 0.61.
Alternative insulation material PUF-0 Fire Rated all to NFPA 90A with equivalent
thermal transmittance is acceptable.

2. Wall panels shall be fixed with stainless steel corrosion resistant quick release
fasteners and sturdy plastic handles allowing easy removal, for maintenance

3. Individual panels shall be removable type with no welded seams, spot welds or
open, leading edges; bolted flush into frames and corner-posts; giving smooth
internal and external faces

4. Rubber surrounds shall be provided to each panel joint and door to ensure
absolute air tightness

5. Access sections for inspection / service (coils, filters, fan etc.) shall be provided
where indicated

6. Doors shall be hinged and fitted with cam locks with handles

7. Both indoor and outdoor skin of the unit shall have galvanized sheet with powder
coated finish with internal enclosed installations .or anti-corrosion epoxy coated
finish or PVC coating.

8. Units installed exposed to elements, shall be of weatherproof construction, with


the following additional features:

a. Plastic vapour barrier

b. Roof panel with drip nose, and

c. Special PVC coating on external surfaces of panels. Epoxy coated


aluminium alloy outer sheet.

d. 50 mm thick insulation

9. If no complete panel is used as bottom, a floor plate made of galvanized steel


with anti-corrosion epoxy coating or aluminium groove sheet with panel 3.5mm
thick must be used.

C. Filters shall be mounted in stainless steel racks arranged in flat or angle patterns and
filter boxes shall have quickly removable panels on both sides. Further,

1. Requirements of Section 234000 shall be referred to and complied with in


respect of filters

2. Requirements of Section 230519 shall be referred to and complied with in


respect of differential pressure indicators

D. Mixing boxes: Size matching with the basic unit with flanged openings for return and
outside air, as appropriate. In 100 % outside air units, mixing box shall be replaced with
intake louvers with modulating type motorised dampers. Dampers shall be:

1. Motorized modulating dampers for all the AHU’s on return, supply and intake
side shall be provided by the same AHU manufacturer. Motorized damper shall
be suitable for smoke rating in accordance with UL 555S Std.

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2. Dual action, parallel / counter acting blades with neoprene edges, arranged to
operate automatically with one set of linkages

3. Blades shall be fabricated from 16 gage galvanized sheet steel and have
stainless steel axles rotating in sintered bronze / nylon bearings

4. Dampers shall be interconnected by stainless steel push rods and linkages


suitable for motor operation; formed in one unit with plastic bearings and
mounted in galvanized sheet steel frame

5. Damper Leakage shall be limited to a maximum 2 % at 4 mm wg differential


pressure when sized at 2000 fpm velocity

E. Coils: Requirements of Section 23 82 16 shall be referred to and complied with as


appropriate. Further,

1. Construction shall permit sliding of coils into casing through removable end
panel, onto stainless steel coil racks, with blank off sheets and sealing collar at
casing penetrations

2. Seamless copper tubes of 16 mm (⅝ inch) OD with mechanically bonded copper


fins shall be used for coils. Aluminium fin material with factory applied corrosion
resistant coating by hot dipped bath method such as Electrofin E-coat or similar
is acceptable.

3. Number of copper or aluminium fins, mechanically bonded to the tubes, shall not
exceed 12 per inch

4. Number of rows of tubes shall not exceed eight per coil

5. Coil shall be tested at 1,379 kPa (200 psig) or 150 % of system working
pressure, whichever is greater

F. Drain Pan: Stainless steel construction, covering the coil length and width with
appropriate overlaps, attached to casing. Further,

1. Threaded pipe connection for condensate drainage shall be provided on the coil
inlet side of the unit, extending outside the casing and closed by corrosion
resistant plugs

2. Drain line shall be provided with a U trap suitable for the operating static
pressure of fan.

3. Inner surfaces of the drain pan shall be covered with monolithic, fire retardant,
rot-proof insulation material, waterproofed with bitumen into casing through
removable end panel with blank off sheets and sealing collar at penetrations in
the casing

G. Fans: Centrifugal, double inlet, double width, and backward inclined or airfoil or plug fan
with non-overloading operating characteristics; complete in all respects. Requirements of
Section 23 34 00 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.

Fan section to be provided with light connected to switch mounted on AHU casing and
inspection window.

H. Fan Motors and Controllers

1. Requirements of Section 230500 shall be referred to and complied with as


appropriate

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2. Variable frequency drives (VFD) and controllers with integral interface for
Building Management System (BMS) shall be provided for all modular air
handling units, as stipulated in HVAC equipment schedules.

3. VFD shall be tested, assembled and procured along with AHU. Where ever
possible, VFD should be mounted inside AHU.

I. Sound Attenuation: Trasmission loss through casing shall not be less than the following:

Frequency 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000

Loss DB 14 15 22 29 30 28 29 34

J. Air Flow Measuring Station (AFM)

1. Air flow measuring stations and related accessories shall be installed on each air
handling unit supply air duct. Requirements of Section 230519 shall be referred
to in respect of AFM.

2. AFM stations shall be installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s


published requirements.

K. UVC Emitters

1. Emitters and fixtures are to be installed in sufficient quantity and in such an


arrangement so as to provide an equal distribution of UVC energy on the cooling
coil and in the drain pan. To maintain energy efficiency, the UVC energy
produced shall be of the lowest possible reflected and shadowed losses.

2. Shall be measured by a Solid State Photodiode UV Sensor at the coil.


Calibration wavelength is 254 nm. Accuracy is to be _+ 10% and be NIST
traceable. Operating range shall be 320 F- 1580 F. Read by a Display module
with a 3.5 digit LCD screen/panel. Irradiance range shall be 0-1999 (x10)
μW/cm2 with a resolution of 10 μW/cm .

3. Emitters and fixtures shall be installed downstream of the cooling coil at right
angles to the coil fins, such that UVC energy bathes all surfaces of the coil and
drain pan.

4. Units shall be high output, HVAC-type, germicidal UVC light sources, factory
assembled and tested. Components shall include a housing, high efficiency
electronic power source, Emitter sockets and Emitter tube, all constructed to
withstand HVAC environments.

5. Unit housings shall be made of 304 stainless steel, with Units having electrical
connectors on both ends to simplify gang wiring and wiring to power. They shall
include mounting holes to assist in securing the fixtures

6. DE reflectors shall be constructed of high spectral finished aluminum alloy with a


minimum 85% reflectance of 254-nm UVC energy.

7. High efficiency electronic power sources shall be 115 or 208/230 or 277


Vac/60/1. They shall be UL listed to comply with UL Standard 1995 and capable
of igniting each Emitter at temperatures from 35 - 170 F in airflow velocities to
1000 fpm. They shall be equipped with RF and line noise suppression.

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8. Emitter tube shall be of the high output, hot cathode, T5 (15mm) diameter, and
medium bi- pin type. They shall produce 95% of their energy at 254 nm and be
capable of producing the specified output at airflow velocities to 1000 fpm at
temperatures of 35 - 170 F. UVC Emitters shall produce no ozone or other
secondary contamination.

2.03 HYGIENIC MODULAR AIR HANDLING UNIT

A. General: These units shall be suitable for operating rooms and aseptic areas. Unit
construction shall be similar to the standard Modular Air handling units, except for
absolute (HEPA) filter, inertial separators and the following. Requirements of DIN 1946,
part 4 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate, without prejudice to the
requirements of this specification.

B. Unit interior and exterior casing and interior lining shall be made of stainless steel sheet;
designed for wet cleaning using disinfectants. Panel joints (excluding those at the roof
and at inspection openings) shall be sealed internally with antibacterial, disinfectant
resistant seals. Interior of the casing shall be smooth having no level differences
between panel surfaces and frames.

C. Coils shall be made of copper tubes with tinned copper fins, copper headers and tube
joints shall be silver soldered or brazed. Coil frames shall be made of stainless steel.

D. Inspection doors shall be large enough to permit unrestrained cleaning of the interior of
the unit and easy removal of components. Doors shall have special seals and handles.

E. External, stainless steel drainage trough (tray) shall be provided along the whole length
of the unit to collect disinfectant. Tray shall slope towards the drain on the inspection
side of the unit.

F. Direct driven single-inlet centrifugal fan without scroll (plug fan) shall be of stainless
steel.

G. Special rubber connectors shall be used in place of canvas flexible connection, at the fan
discharge.

H. Inertial Separators

I. HEPA Filters

1. The HEPA Filter should be installed in a complete separate module with CEN-B
tightness class

2. The HEPA filter should be located before the fan section

3. The HEPA filter section should be equipped with access section together to
allow service. The full module length should be less than 900mm including
600mm access section

4. After the HEPA filter module access section should be provided with 500mm
length min for service.

5. A full welded galvanized steel wall located in the joint between the two casing
modules the HEPA section module and the inspection section. The filter wall
should be precision manufactured to demanding tolerances, which ensures the
seal between filter cell and frame. The two modules should be factories
assembled on a common base frame.

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6. The manufacturer should confirm 100% no leakage between the dirty and clean
side, filter wall should be completely tight and the pressure differential allows no
by-pass leakage path.

7. The break in the unit casing at the filter wall should ensure that air could not
pass via the casing panels. The individuals HEPA filter should installed in
separate modules and each should be fixed with the eccentric looking bar.

8. The filter should be made of pleated glass fibres paper, the filter media must
have a total area 65 times greater than the face area. Filter class should be
according to CEN EN 779, EU13.

2.04 HIGH PRECISION AIR HANDLING UNITS

A. GENERAL

1. Factory assembled and tested Packaged Equipment, modular type, chilled water
supplied. Equipment schedules on drawings shall be referred to for details of
capacity rating and selection criteria.

2. The unit shall be manufactured in compliance with the Company Quality


Standards and Procedures, it shall be supplied with a Test Certificate and
Conformity Declaration, it shall comply with the European Safety Directives. The
Manufacturer Quality System shall be certified according to the Standards of UNI
EN ISO 9001.

3. Modularity; The unit shall be designed for a modular application in order to


provide future add-on capability. Modular units shall allow location or relocation
in different points of the room as indicated on the drawings. The units shall be
designed and manufactured so as to make it possible their assembly on site, if
and when this characteristic is required.

B. CABINET
It shall be sandwich panels with steel sheet facing and incombustible (Class 0,
ISO 1182.2) insulating core material. The insulation shall be mineral fiber 30 kg/
m3 density, 30 mm thick. The internal facing shall be galvanised steel sheet; the
external one shall be epoxy-polyester-powder coated, pearl white color. The
structure framework shall be of steel sheet. The access to the unit shall be made
easy by removing the front panel. The panel to baseframe sealing shall be made
of adhesive rubber.

The condensate pan shall be of galvanised steel sheet 15/10 mm thick.

C. FAN

It shall be free-wheel type, single inlet, steel sheet backward curved blades, direct
driven by a 3-phase, IP 44 electric motor; it shall be installed on a 3 mm thick
support plate with anti-vibrating rubber isolators. The wheel shall be statically and
dynamically balanced; the bearings shall be self-lubricating type. The fan(s) shall
provide an external static pressure available for the circuit up to 302 Pa. Fan speed
and pressure shall be adjusted by means of an auto-transformer.

EC Fan shall be provided: EC fans to be plug-in, electronically commutated fans.


EC motor is comparable to the DC brush-less motor, and the magnetic field to be
produced by permanent magnets in the rotor; the commutation to be done
electronically to eliminate wear.

D. CHILLED WATER COOLING COIL

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It shall be of large face area to provide a Sensible Heat Ratio (SHR) over 0,95 at
24°C, 50% RH room conditions. The coil shall be made of copper tubes
and 14 fins per inch: a special treatment by resins makes fins resistant to corrosive
environment. The coil removal shall be possible from the rear side of the unit. The
coil shall be in one or two parts with a very high slope so as to provide a
uniform air flow on the entire face area. The coils shall have 4, 5, or 4+4, 5+5 rows
in accordance with the unit capacity. The coil shall be equipped with a 3-way valve
actuated by an incremental motor for controlling the water flow to the coil.

E. FILTERS

The standard filters shall be pleated type with cardboard frame; the efficiency shall
be G5 in accordance with the Standard CEN-EN 779 (or EU4 in accordance with
the equivalent Eurovent Standard EU 4/5). The filters shall be housed
horizontally on the top of Under units and housed in front of the coil, behind the
return grille in the front panel of Over units; they shall be easily removable.

F. ELECTRIC BOARD
Unless otherwise specified the power supply shall be 415 V, 3 Ph, 50 Hz; the
electric board shall be in accordance with IEC 204-1 Standard, completely isolated
from the air flow and the parts over 24 Volts covered by a plastic shield. It shall be
completely wired in the workshop. A start-stop switch shall be located in the front
panel of the unit and shall be equipped with a two-colour LED to indicate the unit
status.

G. CONTROL SYSTEM

It shall be DDC type based on a microprocessor located within the electric board.
The microprocessor shall be equipped with a user interface including a backlighted
3-digit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and a 3-push-button key board. The user
interface shall allow to set all operating parameters, sensors and alarms; the display
shall indicate the return-air temperature, as well as the return air relative humidity (if
a RH sensor is connected); the 3 LEDs shall indicate power supply, unit in
operation, alarm or warning status. Dehumidification, if required, shall be obtained
by automatic fan speed reduction while the chilled water valve is completely open.
Humidification and dehumidification shall be achieved through a properly designed
T-H sensor. More units (up to sixteen) can be connected in order realize a local
network: in this way the interconnected units can share a subset of parameters
and will cooperate in the achievement of control targets.

H. CONNECTIVITY

Each microprocessor shall allow the connection to a bus-cable local network and to
a remote graphic terminal for a centralized system monitoring of each and all units
installed. An automatic protocol converter makes possible the interface between
the AC control system and a Building Management System (BMS or Supervision
System): it shall also provide link-up to the major BMS trademarks.

I. The unit shall also be supplied complete with the following additional features and
components:

1. High efficiency filters in the place of standard filters, shall be folded type, 100
mm height, interchangeable with the standard series; the efficiency shall be F5
in accordance with the Standard CEN-EN 779 or EU5 in accordance with the
equivalent Eurovent Standard EU 4/5.
2. Clogged filter alarm.
3. Electric heating coil shall be made of aluminum fins for low surface temperature
three steps capacity; the coil shall include an On-Off electronic temperature
control and a safety thermostat with manual reset.
4. Electric steam humidifier shall be equipped with replaceable plastic steam
cylinder, immersed electrodes, water inlet and outlet valves and flood level

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sensor. The steam shall be diffused in the air stream by means of a suitable
distributor. The humidity production shall be controlled by the microprocessor.
5. Fresh air module with a G3 Class filter shall be housed in the lower part of the
AC Unit to inject fresh air into the return air flow; it shall have flanged connection
suitable for 100 mm diameter flexible duct.
6. Base frame for supporting Under type unit shall be adjustable in the range of ±
25 mm, with anti-vibration damper and manufactured by the same unit
manufacturer.
7. Graphic display terminal shall allow the local supervision of the whole system
(up to sixteen units) through the microprocessors local network. It shall feature
the graphic development of the last 24 hours operation of each of the connected
units as well as the last 200 events occurred in the system. A back up battery
shall permit to maintain in memory a graphic data record of the system and the
alarms occurred after a power failure.
8. Fire alarm and smoke alarm: the fire detector shall de-energize the AC Unit
when the inlet air temperature exceeds a set limit or a fire burst out. The smoke
detector shall de-energize the AC unit when smoke is sensed in the inlet air
temperature.
Flooding alarm: the sensor shall detect water or any other conductive liquid eventually spilled on
the floor and shall de-energize the AC Unit.

2.05 WATER LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM

A. Water Leak Detectors including controls and accessories to be provided for each
computer unit.

2.06 MODULAR SUPPLY AIR UNITS

A. Requirements of AHU Section shall be referred to and complied as appropriate.

2.07 MODULAR EXHAUST AIR UNITS

A. Requirements of AHU Section shall be referred to and complied as appropriate.

2.08 LIQUID COUPLED HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM

A. System shall comprise the following, inter connected to perform

1. Heat reclaim coils in Exhaust Air units

2. Heat transfer coils in outside air handling units / supply air units

3. Circulating twin pumps for the heat transfer medium (ethylene glycol / water)

4. Interconnecting pipe work and valves

5. Expansion tank

6. Controlling and regulating devices

7. Air Vent

8. Electrical Control Panel etc.

B. Requirements of section 23 72 00 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate


in respect of coils. Heat transfer coil shall conform to the requirements of heating coils
and heat reclaim coil shall conform to the requirements of cooling coils. Stainless steel
drip trays shall be provided under the coils.

C. Components of the system shall be selected and installed in accordance with the
recommendations of the system manufacturer.

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2.09 HUMIDIFIERS

A. Requirements of section 23 84 13 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.

2.10 TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM

A. Requirements of Section 23 09 00 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.

2.11 CORROSION PROTECTION

A. Requirements of Section 23 05 00 shall be referred to and complied with as appropriate.

B. 100% Fresh air unit coils (tubes, fins and framing) in air-handling units shall have factory
applied hot dipped bath corrosion resistant coating such as Electrofin E-Coating.

C. Fan assembly including impeller, scroll, motor, base frame, vibration isolators etc. of
outside air-handling units shall be protected again corrosion from ambient conditions by
appropriate means such as the use of corrosion resistant materials, epoxy coating etc.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01 CO-ORDINATION

A. Requirements of Section 23 00 00 shall be referred to and complied with in as


appropriate.

3.02 SELECTION

A. Fan coil units shall be selected for scheduled capacities matching with operation of the
fan at medium speed.

B. Sound attenuators, built-in or duct mounted shall be provided as part of units, where high
sound pressure fans are selected.

3.03 INSTALLATION

A. Requirements of reference standards and manufacturer's instructions shall be complied


with in all respects.

B. Requirements of Section 23 05 29 shall be referred to and complied with in respect of


supports and hangers.

C. Requirements of Section 23 05 48 shall be referred to and complied with in respect of


vibration isolation.

D. Units shall be installed in such a way that allows unrestrained movement of the assembly
(for vibration isolation purposes).

E. Condensate piping shall be installed in such a way that allows unrestrained movement of
the assembly (for vibration isolation purposes) and sloped to drain.

3.04 INSPECTION, TESTS AND ADJUSTMENTS

A. Prior to Start Up

1. Fan shaft shall be checked for free rotation; fan motor assembly alignment
checked, adjusted if necessary

2. Foundation and coupling bolts shall be tightened and locked and steel cleats
welded on fan and motor bases to lock them in aligned position

3. Electrical continuity and insulation of motor and the control panel shall be
checked by megger.

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4. Tripping element of the circuit breaker shall be checked for correct selection and
proper installation

5. Timing of star-delta change over, if used, shall be adjusted to the period


recommended by the motor manufacturer

6. System power supply voltage shall be checked and all other checks outlined in
the control operation manual performed, before energising the controller

7. Units shall not be operated in automatic mode, temporary or permanent; until


ductwork is clean, filters are in place, bearings lubricated and fan has been test
run under observation

B. Following shall be executed to start the system up:

1. Direction of rotation of the fan shall be checked and corrected, if necessary, by


momentary operation of the start button

2. Fan shall be started on manual mode

3. Unit airflow shall be adjusted and motor current checked for conformance with
design values

4. Fan and motor bearings shall be checked for signs of overheating

5. Ducts shall be checked for signs for air leakage and rectified

C. Fan and system performance shall be verified as follows:

1. Airside shall be adjusted and balanced for the design flow from each and all
terminals, leaving all VAVs fully open, in manual mode.

2. Fan static pressure shall be checked at 100 % of the system airflow and
conformity with design requirements verified

D. Following shall be executed to put the system into Service:

1. VAVs shall be changed over to automatic mode

2. Fan controllers shall be energised and the system changed over to automatic
mode

3.05 ELECTRICAL WORKS

A. Requirements of Section 23 05 13 shall be referred to and complied with in all respects.

3.06 COMPANY INSPECTION

A. Contractor shall include in Contract Price the total cost of the arrangement for all
travelling, lodging, boarding and daily allowances for Factory Testing as detailed below.

B. Factory testing of the AHU assembly (1 Hygienic [if any] /1 Normal and 1 with Liquid
Coupled) shall be witnessed by representatives of the following, prior to starting the
production of other units.

1. Ministry of Public Works (MPW)

2. Third Party inspector, approved by the Employer

3. Supervision Consultant – Mechanical Engineer

4. Contractor – As a minimum, one Mechanical Engineer

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C. Contractor shall provide notice to the Employer for inspection in writing or through telex
or fax with a copy to the third part inspectorate so as to reach the company at least four
weeks in advance in case of foreign inspection.

D. Employer may elect to arrange independent inspection of materials or equipment at the


vendor's or sub-vendor's premises. Company shall notify the details of such third party
inspection assignments and contractor shall furnish the inspectorate with (un-priced)
orders, requisitions, specifications and other relevant information.

E. Employer representative or its nominated third party inspectorate, in due coordination


with the contractor shall have the right at all times to inspect or to cause the inspection of
materials and equipment at their place of production, fabrication or installation
throughout the contract period.

F. Where third party inspection is stipulated, it shall be obligatory for the contractor to obtain
acceptance or inspection release prior to releasing the equipment for shipment.

3.07 GUARANTEE (Defects Liability) AND MAINTENANCE

A. Requirements of the technical specification shall be referred to and complied with as


appropriate

B. Owner shall be furnished with the manufacturer’s guarantee and warranty certificates,
duly registered with the manufacturer.

END OF SECTION

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