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Document Name: Specifications (Mechanical) Date: March 7, 2009 Rev. Rev.

0 Project: AL RAJHI STEEL (CUT & BEND PROCESSING BLDG) - JEDDAH Owner: AL RAJHI STEEL CO.

SECTION 15310 UNDERGROUND FIRE PROTECTION PIPES & EQUIPMENTS

PART 1 GENERAL 1.1 SUMMARY A. Scope of Specification This specification prescribes the basic minimum requirements for installation, field testing and inspection of underground fire protection systems. B. Related Specifications Work in this specification shall be coordinated with Fire Protection Specification. C. Related Technical Requirements 1. 1.2 REFERENCES The publications listed below form part of this specification. Each publication shall be the latest revision and addendum in effect on the date this specification is issued for construction unless noted otherwise. Except as modified by the requirements specified herein or the details of the drawings, work included in this specification shall conform to the applicable provisions or these publications. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. 1.3 ANSI (American National Standards Institute). AWWA (American Water Works Association). FM (Factory Mutual Research Corporation). NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Pamphlet Centrifugal Fire Pumps. IRI (Industrial Risk Insurers) UBC (Uniform Building Code) UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Fire Protection Equipment List UFC (Uniform Fire Code) Section 15060 Pipe and Pipe Fittings

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SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A. B. Design Requirements Provide underground fire water mains, valves, fittings., in accordance with this specification.

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SUBMITTALS A. Shop Drawing Shop drawing submittal shall be three (3) copies of all design drawings and equipment data sheets to be submitted to architect/engineer and the Owner for approval. No fabrication or installation shall proceed until approval is received from Architect/Engineer.

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TESTING A. New systems shall be tested hydrostatically at no less than 14 bars (200 psi) pressure for 4 hours or as designated by the test engineer or 3,4 bars (50 psi) in excess of the maximum static pressure when the maximum static pressure is in excess of 10.3 bars (150 psi). Underground piping systems shall be tested with joints exposed. Testing buried systems is not acceptable practice. Hydrostatic test shall be executed according to NFPA 24. Allowable leakage shall be as indicated or as designated by the test engineer. Underground mains and lead-in connection shall be flushed according to NFPA 24. Flushing or as directed by the authority having jurisdiction. Submittals: The Contractors Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping according to NFPA 24 shall be submitted to the Owner and IRI proper to final approval.

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ART 2 PRODUCT 2.01 Pipe and Fittings A. Above ground firewater pipes shall be carbon steel pipe, ASTM A53 SCH 40 & SCH 80 and PVC, SCH. 80 ASTM D1785 for underground firewater pipes or as specified in drawing. Asphaltic coating or tape wrapping shall be applied to outside surfaces of the steel pipes and pipe fittings. Pipe clamps and tie rods shall be of materials listed in NFPA 24, Section 8-6.2.5. Pipe fittings shall be as per section 15060.

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Thrust Block Thrust blocks shall be of concrete of a mix no longer than 1 part cement, 2 parts sand and 5 parts stone, for use in suitable soil, and shall bear against an undisturbed vertical wall. Design and size of thrust blocks shall be in accordance with NFPA 24.

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Flanged gated valves 2 inches and larger shall be OS&Y, 79.4 Kg (175 Ib) standard flanges. Kennedy Fig. 68, M & H Fig. 81F, Muller Fig. A-2073-6.

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EXECUTION 3.01 Trenching and Backfilling A. Trenches shall be full width to provide ample room for workmen engaged in handling of pipe and making joints. The depth of the trenches shall be
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Document Name: Specifications (Mechanical) Date: March 7, 2009 Rev. Rev. 0 Project: AL RAJHI STEEL (CUT & BEND PROCESSING BLDG) - JEDDAH Owner: AL RAJHI STEEL CO.

such as to allow minimum cover required by authority having jurisdiction and NFPA 24. Trenching conditions shall comply with local safety requirements. B. Trenches shall be graded so as to prevent air pockets in fire protection mains. Bottom of trenches shall be graded to provide uniform bearing and support for pipe between bell holes. A 100 mm (4 inch) thick small stone or sand bedding material shall be placed in the bottom of the trench prior to pipe installation. Where rock is encountered, excavation shall extend 300 mm (12 inches) below the bottom of the trench and shall be backfilled with suitable materials, which shall be thoroughly compacted. As soon as pipe is laid, sufficient clean earth shall be tampered along sides of pipe between joints to protect it from movement. Pipe joints shall not be covered until tests are made witnessed any leaks corrected. Selected fill materials, free from laid sufficient clean earth shall be tampered into position around pipe until pipe is covered, after which it may be filled more rapidly. After pipe is covered, the backfilling shall be placed in 150mm (6 inch) layer and each layer shall be thoroughly compacted.

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Anchoring Mains A. Suitable means of thrust restraint shall be provided at each change of direction of the pipe and at tees, plugs, caps, bends and hydrant. Additional restraints shall be provided as required by specific manufacturers recommendations. Thrust block shall be used where soil is suitable and in addition to other restrains on pipe. Design of thrust blocks shall be made by an acceptable engineering calculation. Tables in Appendix of NFPA 24 may be used as a guideline for area of bearing face of concrete thrust blocks. On steep grades, mains shall be properly anchored to prevent slipping. Clamps, rods, bolts, washers, and straps used shall be sized, installed and of the materials as noted in NFPA 24. After installation, rods nuts, bolts, washers, claps, and restraining devices except thrust blocks shall be cleaned and thoroughly coated with a bituminous or other approved corrosion-retarding material.

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