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UBC Technical Guidelines

2015 Edition

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GENERAL

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Related UBC Guidelines
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Section 15001 Mechanical – General Requirements
Section 15002 Plumbing – General Requirements
Section 15004 District Hot Water Heating System

Coordination Requirements
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UBC Building Operations – Chief Engineer, phone: 604-822-3280.
UBC Energy and Water Services – Mechanical Utilities Engineer phone: 604-822-3274.

Description
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UBC Technical Guidelines for Boiler Pressure Vessel (BPV) design specification details.

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MATERIALS AND DESIGN STANDARDS

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Performance Standards
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Section 15510
Boiler Pressure Vessel General Requirements
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The BPV design shall comply with the following:
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BC Building Code.
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UBC Technical Guidelines.

General Requirements
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Steam pressure reducing valves shall use:
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Leslie GPKP-1, Fisher 92 series.
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Reducing valves shall meet UBC Technical Guidelines, Steam and Condensate Piping
-Section 15185.

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Cooling towers shall include the following:
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On condenser pumps install a separator with a 50 micron sock.
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Filter.
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Puroflux separator and RFRV series with 50 micron collection.

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Closed loop systems shall include:
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Hydronic Heating Water (HHW).
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Chilled Water (CHW).
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Glycol must have a side stream filter with sight flow indicator.

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Approved steam DHW tanks manufacturers shall be:
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Leslie.
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Armstrong.

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Brass valves shall not be installed on steam systems.

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The manufacturers of the steam vacuum breakers shall be Spirax/Sarco, VB14, 21 Hoffman
62 series.

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BMS motorized controls shall have a 5 year warranty. An approved manufacturer is Belimo.

. . Steam and Condensate Piping.2 Fittings .3 Steam quality 75 psig minimum.UBC Technical Guidelines 2015 Edition 2. to ensure a smoother transition and compatibility.1 Winter . .12 Condensate return shall be transferred to the campus return header pipe at 35 psig at less than 212 °F.4 Bolts .9 The code steam design conditions for all steam supply piping shall be 150 psig at 360 °F. A105. 40 A106 grade B. seamless. 80 A106 grade B. Gate valves shall be specified on the lower pressure side. Records. 95% to 100% dry. . to discuss.10 Process design conditions are: . . .1 Upstream of the pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) rated 150 psig. Section 15185.14 Boiler clearances shall be installed as per boiler specification.1 Marei psig 150 less than 2” Sch.1 150 lbs. . .19 As-Built drawings shall be received at Infrastructure Development.17 It is mandatory that all equipment shall be designed for easy access for maintenance purposes. grade 1.3 Flanges .1 Piping . .18 Pneumatic controls shall be avoided wherever possible.15 All debris shall be removed after project completion. .1 A 234 WPB Sch. 40 for greater than 2”. use socket welded valves.2 Summer .8 Steam globe valves shall be specified on the high pressure side of any system.13 Safety Relief Value shall meet UBC Technical Guidelines. before the hand-over of the building can take place.2 Marei psig 150 greater than 2” Sch. .3 Section 15510 Boiler Pressure Vessel General Requirements Page 2 of 4 . 85 psig maximum. Contact the Chief Engineer Building Operations (phone: 604-822-3280). .5 Valves . for less than or equal to 2” pipe diameter. use the same company as has been employed by UBC. raised-face weld neck. seamless.11 Code design conditions for all condensate piping shall be 150 psig at 360 °F.1 A164. Steam . .20 For the chemical treatment record of HVAC Systems. . . .16 Drains from Air handling Unit (AHU) coils shall be piped to drain over a floor drain complete with p-traps and unions. grade B7. . .

Condensate Piping . . Blowdown tank shall vent outside the building.4 . WPB and 3000 lbs. Steam and condensate valves shall only be operated by UBC personnel. Relief valves shall vent outside the building. All piping shall be insulated and installed complete with signage for direction of flow. .2 . .5 . Attachment to condensate main pipe shall be a Tee.5 Section 15510 Boiler Pressure Vessel General Requirements Page 3 of 4 Isolation valves are required in all mains and branches. rating. . Steam and Condensate Piping . .3 .4 .3 .2 . Steam meters are required for all new construction and shall be installed inside the building. Refrigeration .2 . Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good.4 2. for greater than 2” pipe diameter. Heat Exchangers .2 For pipes less than or equal to 2”diameter fittings shall be A234. Refrigeration components shall only be Sporlan or equivalent.2 .3 Marei 150 psig. Safety Valves .1 Pipes shall be type A 106. Temperature controls shall only be Johnson /Ranco/Honeywell.1 2.2 Greater than 2” use a welded connection. grade B seamless Schedule 80. AHUs shall have freeze protection.4 Evaporator coils shall only be Bohn or equivalent. Keep existing system running whenever possible. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good.3 Bolts shall be A194 grade B7. .8 Safety valves shall vent outside the building. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. Heat exchangers shall be fitted with vacuum breakers. forged steel socket weld.1 For less than or equal to 2” diameter piping shall have socket welds.6 Upstream of PRV rated 150 psig.2 .1 .1 2.1 .2 For greater than 2” diameter piping shall have welded.4 All valves shall have a 150 lb..1 Less than 2” use a socket connection. . . Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. . upstream of the PRV.6 2. Cast iron or steel sheaves shall be used for AHUs.1 . Unions and flanges shall be used for ease of maintenance.3 2.UBC Technical Guidelines 2015 Edition .3 .7 Approved manufacturer for heat exchangers shall be Armstrong or an equal approved by the Building Operations Chief Engineer. system pressure rating and system type. Condensing units shall only be Copeland or equivalent. use butt welded/flange valves.

3 Split systems (ductless) shall only be Sanyo/Fujitsu or equivalent.UBC Technical Guidelines 2015 Edition 2. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good.7 Chillers shall have multiple staging/capacity controls. (large. No preference for manufacturer. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. . . c/w fluid coolers as required.2 Roof top units.5 Computer rooms. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. . ***END OF SECTION*** . (heat pumps or heat cool) shall only be York or equivalent. and which require temperature and humidity) shall use only Liebert. Vendor shall use local and tech support shall be good. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. (small) shall use only York/Florida/Sanyo/Fujitsu or equivalent.9 Section 15510 Boiler Pressure Vessel General Requirements Page 4 of 4 Air Conditioning .4 Split systems (ducted) shall only be York or equivalent. . .1 Heat Pumps shall only be Florida or an equivalent. .8 Coils (chilled water) shall only be Heatcraft or equivalent. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. Vendor shall be local and tech support shall be good. .6 Computer rooms.