DUBAI CHAMBER

UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI

SECTION 260536 - CABLE TRAYS FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1

RELATED DOCUMENTS
A.

1.2

Drawings and general provisions of the Contract, including Conditions of Contract and Division 1
Specification Sections, apply to this Section.

SUMMARY
A.

This Section includes cable trays, cable ladders and related installations and accessories necessary to
support and protect cables, feeders, sub-feeders, branch circuit wiring and wiring of low current
systems, communications and signal cables.

B.

Related Sections include the following:
1.
2.

1.3

Division 07 Section "Through-Penetration Firestop Systems" for fire stopping materials and
installation requirements.
Division 26 Section "Basic Electrical Materials and Methods" for cable tray / ladder supports
not specified in this Section.

SUBMITTALS
A.

Technical Data: Submit data for approval including, but not limited to, the following:
1.
2.

B.

Manufacturers' catalogues with specifications of cable trays / ladders and related accessories.
Samples of each type of tray / ladder and accessory.

Shop and Construction Drawings: Submit drawings for approval including, but not limited to, the
following:
1.

Detail fabrication and installation of cable tray / ladder, including plans, elevations, and
sections of components and attachments to other construction elements. Designate
components and accessories, including clamps, brackets, hanger rods, splice-plate connectors,
expansion-joint assemblies, straight lengths, fittings and earthing connections.

C.

Coordination Drawings: Include floor plans and sections drawn to scale. Include scaled cable tray /
ladder layout and relationships between components and adjacent structural and mechanical
elements.

D.

Design Calculations: Verify loading capacities for supports.

E.

Maintenance Data: For cable trays to include in the maintenance manuals specified in Division 1

1.4

QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.

Source Limitations: Obtain cable tray components through one source from a single manufacturer.

B.

Comply with related BS Standards.

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B. Bolts and Screws: Cadmium plated or electrolytically galvanized.) (U. Rungs shall be minimum 50 x 25 mm channels.6 Notify Engineer not less than 2 days in advance of proposed utility interruptions. 2. Revise locations and elevations from those indicated as required to suit field conditions and as approved by the Engineer. CABLE TRAYS FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS D13201-0100D-TD-SPC-15A-EL-01 REV 0 260536 . Coordinate layout and installation of cable tray / ladder with other installations.) (U. Existing Utilities: Do not interrupt utilities serving facilities occupied by the Employer or others unless permitted under the following conditions and then only after arranging to provide temporary utility services according to requirements indicated. Mono-Systems. rubber grommets. G.5 UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI PROJECT CONDITIONS A. Do not proceed with utility interruptions without Engineer's written permission. 1. and as shown on drawings. spaced at 300 mm centers.A. fabricated from 2mm mild carbon steel. Inc. Trays: Provide to carry the maximum load of cables with a factor of safety 300%. couplings and plates.K. forming a rigid assembly with the tray. COORDINATION A. provide products by one of the following or approved equal: 1. MP Husky Corp. 2. Snap-On or bolt type. hot-dip galvanized after manufacture.A.S. hangers. PART 2 .5 mm thick. 1.S. 4. bends. C. elbows. applied after fabrication with local coat thickness of 45 µm (local coating mass of 325 g/m2) and mean coat thickness of 55 µm (mean coating mass of 395 g/m2).0 mm thick galvanized sheet steel. 5. 2. bracket supports and other system accessories required for safety and protection of the cable installations.) (U. with sides not less than 45 mm deep. Niedax Group Swifts Wibe (U.DUBAI CHAMBER 1.) (U. are to be minimum 1. minimum 1. tees. 6.A. Coating applied to cable tray or cable ladder is to be applied after priming coat.A. Galvanizing is to be in accordance with BS EN ISO 1461. D.PRODUCTS 2. Approved Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements. strengthened by reinforcing inserts for torsional rigidity.) (Sweden) TRAYS AND LADDERS A. where shown on the Drawings.1 MANUFACTURERS A. Inc. E.Page 2 of 5 . Trays: Heavy gauge perforated sheet steel. 3. Ladders: hot-dip galvanized after manufacture. Rungs shall be slotted to take cable cleats or ties and conduit clamps.S. Covers.S. Components: To include cable trays or ladders (as shown on the Drawings). F.2 B-Line Systems. Ladder side channels shall be minimum 125 x 22 mm. 1. Fittings are to be same material as tray.

" K. Install cable tray / ladder level and plumb according to manufacturer's written instructions." unless otherwise indicated. Cables: Secure to tray / ladder with purpose made straps or saddles and arrange in one layer only. Earthing connector for plastic coated trays or ladders is to be provided on each coupling between adjacent sections. Tray or ladder is to have strength and rigidity to provide support for cables contained within. Design supports. I. Sizes: Trays and ladders are to be standard metric sizes. D. unless accessibility to cable tray / ladder is required or unless otherwise indicated. F.EXECUTION 3. H. original design. Workspace: Install cable trays / ladders with sufficient space to permit access for installing cables. evenly spaced. Deflection between supports is not to exceed 1/350 under full loading capacity. G. Remove burrs and sharp edges from cable trays / ladders. Make changes in direction and elevation using standard fittings. Make cable tray / ladder connections using standard fittings. Each run is to be completed before installation of cables.1 INSTALLATION A. Seal penetrations through fire and smoke barriers according to Division 7 Section "ThroughPenetration Firestop Systems. 300. and referenced standards. Submit calculations for approval. C.4 m length of section. Make connections to equipment with flanged fittings fastened to cable tray / ladder and to equipment. Support cable tray / ladder independently of fittings. L. PART 3 . I. 1. including fastenings to the structure. and at least 2. Install expansion connectors where cable tray / ladder crosses a building expansion joint and in cable tray / ladder runs that exceed 27 m. B.DUBAI CHAMBER UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI H. E. Locate cable tray / ladder above piping.5 m and generally as shown on the Drawings. Fix trays / ladders using approved suspension rods or steel angle brackets at spacing not exceeding 1. or as shown on the Drawings. Coordination Drawings. CABLE TRAYS FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS D13201-0100D-TD-SPC-15A-EL-01 REV 0 260536 . Submit calculations taking into consideration the maximum load on cable trays with a factor of safety 300%. 600 and 900 mm wide. with minimum spacing of one diameter of the larger of the two adjacent cables or of a trefoil formation of single core cable circuit. Sleeves for Future Cables: Install capped sleeves for future cables through fire stopping-sealed cable tray / ladder penetrations of fire and smoke barriers. to carry the greater of the calculated load multiplied by a safety factor of 4. J. Minimum clearance of 250 mm is to be maintained between top of tray / ladder and ceiling. Do not carry weight of cable tray / ladder on equipment enclosure. beams and other services and between tray / ladders in multi-tier formation. 150. Fasten cable tray / ladder supports securely to building structure as specified in Division 26 Section "Basic Electrical Materials and Methods.Page 3 of 5 . Size of tray or ladder is to be determined by number and sizes of cables in accordance with the Regulations and / or as shown on the Drawings.

3. Anchorage: Test pullout resistance for toggle bolts and powder-driven threaded studs for each type and size of anchorage material. Grounding: Do not use metal trays / ladders as earth continuity conductor. PROTECTION A. jigs.Page 4 of 5 .3 Tighten electrical connectors and terminals according to manufacturer's published torquetightening values. and calibrated indicating scales. Connect trays / ladders by flexible tinned copper straps to nearest bare earthing conductor and at maximum 30-m spacing. inspect exposed finish. B. and abrasions. 3. including jacks.6 On completion of cable tray / ladder installation. CLEANING A. fixtures. or different insulation levels. scratches. install insulating barriers to separate the systems after obtaining the Engineer’s approval. Grounding: Test cable trays / ladders to ensure electrical continuity of bonding and grounding connections. 3. 1. In case of absolute necessity. Obtain Engineer's approval before transmitting loads to the structure. 000 V use separate cable tray / ladders. Provide final protection and maintain conditions. 5000V. Test to 90 percent of rated proof load for fastener. Ground cable trays / ladders according to manufacturer's instructions. Install covers after installation of cable is completed. required for reliable testing. and construction debris and repair damaged finishes. such as 600V. 1. Barriers: Where tray / ladders carry conductors of different systems.4 After installation of cable trays / ladders is completed. C. D. 3. dirt. communications and data processing.5 Furnish equipment. 3. FIELD QUALITY CONTROL A. 1. including chips. CABLE TRAYS FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS D13201-0100D-TD-SPC-15A-EL-01 REV 0 260536 . Repair damage to galvanized finishes with zinc-rich paint recommended by cable tray / ladder manufacturer. 2. such as power. including fittings. and 20.2 CONNECTIONS A. Replace malfunctioning units. Remove burrs. in a manner acceptable to manufacturer and Installer that ensure cable tray / ladder is without damage or deterioration at the time of Substantial Completion.DUBAI CHAMBER UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI M. WARNING SIGNS A. N. install warning signs in visible locations on or near cable trays / ladders.

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