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Series V Closed Circuit Cooling Tower Specifications

1.0 Closed Circuit Cooling Tower
1.1 General: Furnish and install ____factory assembled, forced draft, centrifugal fan, closed circuit cooling tower(s) with vertical air discharge, conforming in all aspects to the specifications and schedules as shown on the plans. Overall dimensions shall not exceed approximately ____ft (mm) long x ____ft (mm) wide x ____ft (mm) high. The total connected fan horsepower shall not exceed ____HP (kW). The total connected pump horsepower shall not exceed ____HP (kW). The closed circuit cooling tower(s) shall be Baltimore Aircoil Company Model(s) ________________. 1.2 Thermal Capacity (water as heat transfer fluid): The closed-circuit cooling tower(s) shall be warranted by the manufacturer to cool ______USGPM (l/s) of _______ water from ____°F (°C) to ____°F (°C) at ____°F (°C) entering wet-bulb temperature. The thermal performance shall be certified by the Cooling Technology Institute in accordance with CTI Certification Standard STD-201. A manufacturer’s performance guarantee or performance bond without CTI Certification will not be accepted. (Alternate) 1.2 Thermal Capacity (aqueous glycol solution as heat transfer fluid): The closed circuit cooling tower(s) shall cool ________USGPM (l/s) of _____% by volume ethylene/propylene glycol solution from ______°F (°C) to _____°F (°C) at _____°F (°C) entering wet-bulb temperature. Coil pressure drop shall not exceed ________ psi (kPa). Basis for thermal performance rating shall be the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) certified rating for water cooling appropriately adjusted for the thermal properties of the aqueous glycol solution used. Additionally, the thermal performance of the product line with water as the heat transfer fluid shall be certified by the CTI in accordance with CTI Certification Standard STD-201. Manufacturers' performance guarantees or performance bonds without CTI Certification of water ratings shall not be accepted. 1.3 Corrosion Resistant Construction: Unless otherwise noted in this specification, all steel panels and structural members shall be constructed of heavy-gauge G-235 (Z700 metric) hot-dip galvanized steel, with all sheared edges given a protective coating of zincrich compound. (Alternate) 1.3 Corrosion Resistant Construction: Unless otherwise noted in this specification, all steel panels and structural members shall be protected with the BALTIBOND® Corrosion Protection System. The system shall consist of G-235 (Z700 metric) hot-dip galvanized steel prepared in a four-step (clean, pre-treat, rinse, dry) process with an electrostatically sprayed, thermosetting, hybrid polymer fuse-bonded to the substrate during a thermally activated curing stage and monitored by a 23-step quality assurance program. Coatings other than the BALTIBOND® Corrosion Protection System must be submitted to the engineer for pre-approval. Approved equals must have undergone testing, resulting in the following results as a minimum:

5 compliant.3 Coil Assembly (Galvanized steel coil with cleanable header): The cooling coil shall be fabricated of continuous lengths of all prime surface steel at the manufacturer’s own facility. as indicated by the manufacturer. spray water distribution system. and drift eliminators.931 kPa) for coils supplied with a CRN). or loss of adhesion. When X-scribed to the steel substrate it shall be able to withstand 6000 hours of exposure to acidic (pH=4. and hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. Shall withstand impact of 160 in-lbs per ASTM D2794 without fracture or delamination of the polymer layer. All sheared edges shall be protected with a coating of zincrich compound. Closed circuit cooling tower manufacturers that are not ISO-9001:2000 certified shall provide an additional year of warranty to the customer at no additional cost.0) and alkaline (pH=11.068 kPa) (280 psig (1. 2.0 Construction Details 2.865 kPa).0) water solutions at 95ºF (35˚C) without signs of chemical attack. PVC drift eliminators shall be removable in easily handled sections.4 Quality Assurance: The closed circuit cooling tower manufacturer shall have a management system certified by an accredited registrar as complying with the requirements of ISO-9001:2000 to ensure consistent quality of its products and services. They shall incorporate a minimum of three changes in air direction.1 Tower Structure: The closed circuit cooling tower shall be constructed of heavygauge steel utilizing double-brake flanges for maximum strength and rigidity and reliable sealing of water-tight joints.184 kg/m2) water jet without signs of wear or erosion. 4. (Alternate) 2. 3. Shall with stand 6000 hours of ultraviolet radiation equivalent to 120. The cooling coil . 2. Shall withstand 200 thermal shock cycles between -25ºF and +180ºF (-32˚C and 82˚C) without loss of adhesion or other deterioration. 2.2 Casing Assembly: The closed circuit cooling tower shall include a coil casing section consisting of a serpentine coil. 1. 5. The cooling coil shall be pneumatically tested at 375 psig (2. Shall withstand 6000 hours of exposure to 60 psi (42.000 hours of noontime sun exposure without loss of functional properties. 2. When X-scribed to the steel substrate it shall be able to withstand 6000 hours of 5% salt spray per ASTM B117 without blistering. Maximum allowable working pressure shall be 300 psig (2.1. and hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. 6. chipping. The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid and shall be ASME B31.3 Coil Assembly: The cooling coil shall be fabricated of continuous lengths of all prime surface steel at the manufacturer’s own facility.

Elbowed fluid connections shall allow removal of the cover plates without disturbing the fluid piping. The distribution system shall consist of large-diameter. The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid.3 Coil Assembly (Galvanized steel coil with cleanable coil): Coil shall be constructed of continuous 1. optimally spaced for wet/dry operation on designated rows of tubes shall be provided on the coil. 2. The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid.865 kPa). tested and stamped in accordance with Section VIII. The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid. Coil has a maximum allowable working pressure of 80 psig (650 kPa) and is tested at 125 psig (960 kPa) air pressure under water. Each coil segment shall include an inlet and outlet connection to allow independent operation of each segment. Coil shall have removable cover plates.05" O. plastic 360° distribution nozzles spaced across the coil face area in Schedule 40 PVC spray branches by snap-in rubber grommets. built. Division 1. spirally wound. Maximum allowable working pressure shall be 300 psig (280 psig for coils supplied with a CRN). The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid.1 l/s-m2) to ensure complete wetting of the coil at all times. (Alternate) 2.D. (Alternate) 2. allowing quick removal of individual nozzles or complete . also hot dip galvanized after fabrication. Coil shall have a maximum allowable working pressure of 80 psig (650 kPa) and tested at 125 psig (960 kPa) air pressure under water.3 Coil Assembly (ASME coil) : The cooling coil shall be fabricated of continuous lengths of all prime surface steel at the manufacturer’s own facility.shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid.3 Coil Assembly (Galvanized steel coil with fins): The cooling coil shall be fabricated of continuous lengths of all prime surface steel at the manufacturer’s own facility. and hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. to permit access to each tube for mechanical cleaning. The coil header shall be partitioned. The cooling coil shall be pneumatically tested at 375 psig (2. non-clog. (Alternate) 2. and hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. Steel fins. The cooling coil shall be designed for low pressure drop with sloping tubes for free drainage of fluid. of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.5 gpm/ft2 (3. all prime surface steel tubes hot-dip galvanized inside and outside.4 Water Distribution System: Water shall be distributed evenly over the coil at a minimum flow rate of 4. encased in hot-dip galvanized steel framework. and hotdip galvanized after fabrication. Tubes shall be sloped for liquid drainage. (Alternate) 2. Maximum allowable working pressure shall be 300 psig (280 psig for coils supplied with a CRN). Maximum allowable working pressure shall be 300 psig (280 psig for coils supplied with a CRN).3 Coil Assembly (Galvanized steel coil with additional circuit): The cooling coil shall be fabricated of continuous lengths of all prime surface steel at the manufacturer’s own facility. Removable cover plates permit access to each circuit for pressure cleaning. The cooling coil shall be designed.

2. heavy-duty motor base. ____ phase.0 service factor.000 hours (280. ____ Hz electrical service and shall be mounted on an easily adjusted. The pump motor shall be totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) type suitable for _____ volts.2 Bearings: Fans shall be mounted on a steel fan shaft supported by heavy-duty self aligning. Section IV. 3. mounted on the basin and piped to the suction strainer and water distribution system.000 hrs average life). Motor shall be designed per NEMA Standard MG1. umbrella spray patterns that create multiple intersection points with adjacent nozzles. 3. ____ phase. (Alternate) 2.5 Spray Pump System: The closed circuit cooling tower shall include a close-coupled. ______ Hz electrical service.6 Basin Assembly: The combination basin/fan section shall be constructed of heavygauge G-235 (Z700 metric) galvanized steel. relubricatable bearings with cast iron housings and designed for a minimum L10 life of 40. It shall be installed so that it can be drained when the basin is drained.0 Mechanical Equipment 3. 3.branches for cleaning or flushing. (Alternate) 3. bronze-fitted centrifugal pump equipped with a mechanical seal. suitable for _____ volts. Fan housings shall have curved inlet rings for efficient air entry and rectangular discharge cowls shall extend into the basin to increase fan efficiency and prevent water from entering the fans. the closed circuit cooling tower shall be modified to accommodate the use of an independent basin and pump (both by others) for recirculating water. Part 31.3 Fan Motor/Drive System: Fan motor(s) shall be totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) type with a 1. suitable for _____ volts.15 service factor.3 Fan Motor/Drive System: Fan motor(s) shall be totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) inverter duty type with a 1. V-belt drives shall be designed for not less than 150% of motor nameplate horsepower. ____ Hz electrical service.5 Spray Pump System-Remote Sump: On installations requiring a remote sump. The basin shall be provided with large area lift out strainers with perforated openings sized smaller than the water distribution nozzles and an anti-vortexing device to prevent air entrainment. Nozzles shall utilize a two-stage diffusion pattern to provide overlapping. The pump assembly shall include a metering valve and bleed line to control the bleed rate from the pump discharge to the overflow connection. ____ phase. statically and dynamically balanced prior to shipment. 2. The strainer and vortex device shall be constructed of the same material as the cold water basin to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion. V-belt drives shall be designed for not less than 150% of motor nameplate horsepower. .1 Fan System: The fans and motors shall be factory installed at the base of the unit in the dry entering air stream to provide greater reliability and ease of maintenance. The forwardly curved centrifugal fans shall be heavy-duty centrifugal flow type.

The heater(s) shall be selected to maintain 40°F (4. one sized for load.4˚C) pan water temperatures at _____°F (°C) ambient. and fan motor(s) shall be warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from date of shipment. (Alternate) 3. (Alternate) 3.0 Sound 4. . The hot water coil shall be capable of maintaining 40°F (4. supports. bearings.240 mm) from the closed circuit cooling tower operating at full fan speed shall not exceed the sound levels detailed below. the maximum sound pressure levels (dB) measured 50 ft (15.1 Basin Heaters: A steam coil shall be factory installed in the cooling tower depressed sump of the cold water basin to prevent freezing during cold water shutdown. a VFD for the smaller motor and factory programmed logic controller to maximize energy saving for off peak load and wet-bulb conditions. the other sized for 1/3 of the full load horsepower shall be provided in each cell for capacity control and standby protection from drive or motor failure. 4. (Alternate) 5. The steam coil shall be capable of maintaining 40°F pan water temperature at a –20°F ambient temperature given 5 psig at the coil inlet connection.5 BALTIGUARD PLUSTM Fan System: Two single speed fan motors.1 Basin Heater(s): The cooling tower cold water basin shall be provided with electric heater(s) to prevent freezing in low ambient conditions.0 Accessories 5. fan shaft(s).1 Sound Level: To maintain the quality of the local environment.5 ENERGY-MISER® Fan System: Two single speed fan motors. the other sized for 2/3 speed and approximately 1/3 of full load horsepower shall be provided in each cell for capacity control and standby protection from drive or motor failure.1: Basin Heaters: A hot water coil shall be factory installed in the cooling tower depressed sump of the cold water basin to prevent freezing during shutdown.4 Mechanical Warranty: The fan(s).4°C) pan water temperature at a 20°F (-29°C) ambient given 180°F (82°C) entering water temperature and 170°F (76°C) leaving water temperature. Two speed motor(s) is not an acceptable alternative.3. one sized for full speed and load. The heater(s) shall be ______V/____phase/___Hz electric and shall be provided with low water cutout and thermostat. The manufacturer of the equipment shall supply controls for the larger motor. Location Discharge Air Inlet Cased Face 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 dB(A) 5. (Alternate) 5.

2 Basin Water Level Control: The cooling tower manufacturer shall provide an electric water level control (EWLC) system. The electronic vibration cut out switch shall be set to trip at a point so as not to cause damage to the cooling tower. To ensure this. and heater safety cutout.5. 5.5 Intake Sound Attenuation: The unit shall be equipped with intake sound attenuators consisting of fiberglass acoustical baffles encased in steel to further reduce sound levels. The system shall consist of water level sensing and control units in quantities and locations as indicated on the drawings. Provide PVC union directly below the control enclosure to facilitate the removal and access of electrodes and control enclosure. (Alternate) 5. solid state controls including all necessary relays and contacts to achieve the specified sequence of operation. 5. The number and position of water level sensing electrodes shall be provided to sense the following: high water alarm level. 5.0 Equipment Controls (Optional) 6. The mechanical vibration cut out switch will be guaranteed to trip at a point so as not to cause damage to the cooling tower. low water alarm.600 RPM and a trip point of 0.1 Variable Frequency Drive(s): A variable frequency drive (VFD) shall be provided for each fan motor.2 to 2. If the heat loss is greater than the specified limit. stainless steel water level sensing electrodes with brass holder. Schedule 40 PVC standpipe assembly with vent holes. The supplier of the VFD shall be the manufacturer of the evaporative cooling equipment.45 in/sec. The trip point will be 0. the trip point will be a frequency range of 0 to 3. (Alternate) 5.7 Heat Loss: The heat loss shall be no greater than _____________.6: Discharge Options: The unit shall be equipped with a tapered hood to increase discharge velocity or to raise the discharge to the top of an enclosure. an RS232 terminal for PC connection.6 Discharge Options: The unit shall be equipped with a tapered hood lined with sound absorbing fiberglass acoustical baffles to reduce sound levels from the top of the unit. and a circuit breaker disconnect.3 Vibration Cutout Switch: Provide mechanical local reset vibration switch. high water level (make-up valve closes). 5.4 Basin Sweeper Piping: The cold water basin of the cooling tower shall be equipped with PVC sump sweeper piping for a separator (supplied by others). 3% input line reactor.4 Vibration Cutout Switch: Provide electronic remote reset vibration switch with contact for BAS monitoring. Wiring shall be by the installing contractor. Control voltage shall be 24V to minimize the size of the enclosure which should not exceed _____ ft x _____ ft x ____ ft . The VFD shall have a 3-contactor bypass. a removable keypad. Each water level sensing and control unit shall consist of the following: NEMA 4 enclosure with gasketed access cover. and all necessary stainless steel mounting hardware.0 g’s. positive closure dampers or insulation on the hood/casing shall be provided. 6. Fuse protection will not be accepted. 5. low water level (make-up valve opens).

) 6. 3-pole design. Hand-Off-Auto switches for each starter or contactor. Switch shall have triple padlocking capability. and pilot lights for each component.)(A basin heater contactor with circuit breaker shall be provided. VFD shall be provided in a NEMA (1)(3R) (12) enclosure. Enclosed controls shall be provided in a NEMA (1) (3R) (4) (4X) (12) enclosure. non-reversing (FVNR) fan motor and pump motor (if applicable) starters in a common enclosure. IEC starters will be accepted for motors below 25 A. Starters above 25 A shall be NEMA rated.2 Safety Switch (es): A heavy-duty. Panels containing basin heaters shall have an Earth Leakage Breaker containing ground fault protection. . The panel shall be provided with a main a circuit breaker disconnect and a separate circuit breaker for each motor or speed.)(A temperature controller shall be provided with the enclosed controls.1 Enclosed Controls: An enclosed control panel shall be provided for each cell of the evaporative cooling equipment. Safety switch shall be provided in a NEMA (1) (3R) (12) enclosure. The panel shall include full voltage. Fuse protection will not be accepted. a clearly visible On/Off handle. and a clear line shield. Panel shall include a 120V/60Hz control power transformer. Switch shall be single-throw.and the weight should not exceed ____ lbs. Optional enclosed control features: (A temperature sensor shall be provided with the enclosed controls.)(A vibration cutout switch input shall be provided. a visible double break rotary blade mechanism. non-fusible safety disconnect switch shall be provided by the manufacturer of the evaporative cooling equipment. The VFD shall be compatible with a (ModBus) (LonWorks) (Johnson N2) Building Automation System. OR 6. an interlocking mechanism to prevent door opening with handle in On position. rated up to 600 VAC.