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SPECIFICATION

SECTION 23 65 00 FACTORY-FABRICATED COOLING TOWERS E. IBC Compliance: The unit structure shall be designed, PART 1 GENERAL analyzed, and constructed in accordance with the latest 1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS edition of the International Building Code (IBC) Regulations A. Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including for seismic loads up to _____ g and wind loads up to __ psf. General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 1 F. Collection Basin Material: Galvanized Steel (AT/UT Type Specification Sections, apply to this section. 304 Stainless Steel Optional) or Type 316 Stainless Steel 1.2 SUMMARY: (USS): A. This Section includes factory assembled and tested, open 1. Removable stainless-steel strainer with openings circuit, induced draft counterflow cooling tower. smaller than nozzle orifices. 1.3 SUBMITTALS 2. Joints: Bolted and sealed watertight or welded. A. General. Submit the following: 3. Overflow, makeup and side drain connections 1. Certified drawings of the cooling tower, sound data, 4. Flume plate between cells (for multiple-cell units) or recommended steel support indicating weight loadings, wiring Equalizer connection (for multiple-cooling-tower system). diagrams, installation instructions, operation and G. Casing: Galvanized Steel (AT/UT) or Type 304 Stainless maintenance instructions, and thermal performance Steel (USS Type 316 Stainless Steel Optional): guarantee by the manufacturer. 1. Casing panels shall totally encase the fill media to protect 1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE the fill from damage due to direct atmospheric contact. A. Verification of Performance: 2. Fasteners: Corrosion resistance equal to or better than 1. Test and certify cooling tower thermal performance materials being fastened. according to CTI Standard 201. 3. Joints: Sealed watertight. 2.Test and certify cooling tower sound performance 4. Welded Connections: Continuous and watertight according to CTI ATC-128. H. Fill Media: PVC; resistant to rot, decay and biological attack; B. Meet or Exceed energy efficiency per ASHRAE 90.1. formed, crossfluted bonded together for strength and 1.5 W ARRANTY durability in block format for easy removal and replacement; A. Motor/Drive System: Five (5) year comprehensive warranty suitable for use as a working surface; self extinguishing with against materials and workmanship including motor, fan, flame spread rating of 5 per ASTM E84-81a; able to bearings, mechanical support, sheaves, bushings and belt. withstand continuous operating temperature of 130F; and B. Unit (AT & UT): One (1) year from start-up, not to exceed fabricated, formed and installed by the manufacturer to eighteen (18) months from shipment on the unit. ensure water breaks up into droplets. C. Unit (USS): Five (5) year comprehensive warranty against I. Drift Eliminators: Same material as Fill. 0.001% drift rate. materials and workmanship for complete unit. J. Air Inlet Louver Screens: Formed PVC mounted in G-235 PART 2 - PRODUCTS galvanized (or Type 316 stainless) steel frames for easy 2.1 MANUFACTURERS removal; designed Sight Tight to completely block direct A. Manufactures: Subject to compliance with requirements, sunlight from entering and water from splashing out of the provide cooling towers manufactured by one of the following: cooling tower. 1. EVAPCO, Inc. K. Water Level Control: Brass mechanical makeup water valve 2. Approved Substitute and plastic float with an adjustable linkage. 2.2 MATERIALS 2.4 MOTORS AND DRIVES A. Galvanized Sheet Steel complying with ASTM A 653/A 653M A. General requirements for motors are specified in Division 15 and having G-235 designation. Section Motors. B. Optional Type 304 and/or 316 Stainless Steel as specified. B. Enclosure Type: TEAO or TEFC 2.3 INDUCED-DRAFT, COUNTERFLOW COOLING TOWERS C. Motor Speed: Single Speed (Option: VFD Duty, 2-speed) A. Description: Factory assembled and tested, induced draft D. Direct Drive (AT/USS 14-64 through 14-912 ONLY): The fan counterflow cooling tower complete with fill, fan, louvers, drive shall be mounted on the motor in a direct drive accessories, and rigging supports. configuration. B. Cooling Tower Characteristics and Capacities: Refer to the E. Drive: Power Band Belt designed for 150% of the motor Cooling Tower schedule. nameplate HP. C. Fan(s): 1. Belt: Mutli-groove, solid back V-belt type neoprene 1. Type and Material (AT & USS): Axial propeller, individually reinforced with polyester cord. adjustable wide chord blade extruded aluminum installed in a 2. Sheaves: Aluminum alloy if located inside the airstream. closely fitted cowl with venturi air inlet for maximum 3. Bearings: Heavy duty, self-aligning pillow block bearings efficiency, covered with a heavy gauge hot dipped with lubrication lines extended to side access door. Galvanized (AT) or Stainless Steel (USS) fan guard. Minimum L10 life for bearings shall be 75,000 hours. 2. Type and Material(UT): Axial propeller, one piece heavy Provide extended grease lines and fittings. duty FRP hub and blade construction. Galvanized steel 4. Vibration Cutout Switch: Mechanical switch to declosely fitted fan cowl with venturi air inlet for maximum fan energize fan motors if excessive vibration in NEMA 4 efficiency, covered with a heavy gauge hot dip galvanized enclosure. steel fan guard. (Optional Type 304 stainless steel) 2.5 MAINTENANCE ACCESS 3. Maximum sound pressure level of _____dB(A) measured A. Internal Working / Service Platforms: Provide a complete at 5 feet above the fan discharge during full speed operation internal working platform and ladder system for service of all in accordance with CTI Standard ATC-128. drive components. A suitable working platform may be D. Water Distribution System: Non-corrosive materials. constructed of the fill media for counterflow cooling towers. 1. Evenly distribute of water over fill material with pressurized If a crossflow tower is used, provide an internal walkway spray tree. with ladder and elevated working platform to allow for a. Pipes: Schedule 40 PVC, Non-corrosive Materials service and maintenance to motor and drive assembly. b. Nozzles: Non-clogging, ABS Plastic, threaded into B. Handrails/Grabrails: Galvanized steel pipe complying with branch piping. 29 CFR 1910.23. If access to fan deck is required, supply a 2. Maximum pressure at inlet shall be ____ psig. perimeter handrail with ladder from grade to fan deck. C. Ladders: Aluminum, sloped ships type with grabrail or vertical complying with 29 CFR 1910.27.