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SECTION 15761 - AIR COILS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1

RELATED DOCUMENTS
A.

1.2

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

A.

This Section includes the following:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

B.

Related Sections: The following Sections contain requirements that relate to this Section:
1.
2.

1.3

Steam air coils.


Hot-water air coils.
Chilled-water air coils.
Refrigerant air coils.
Electric duct heaters.

Division 15 Section "Electric Control Systems" for air coil, temperature-control valve
requirements.
Division 15 Section "Building Automation Systems" for air coil, temperature-control valve
requirements.

SUBMITTALS
A.

General: Submit each item in this Article according to the Conditions of the Contract and Division 1
Specification Sections.

B.

Product data including rated capacities of selected models, pressure drop, weights (shipping, installed, and
operating), installation instructions, and startup instructions.

C.

Shop drawings detailing fabrication and installation of air coils, including plans, elevations, sections,
details of components, and attachments to other units of Work. Detail connections to piping and electrical
wiring. Indicate dimensions, weight loadings, weight distribution, and clearances required.

D.

Coordination drawings for reflected ceiling plans and sections drawn accurately to scale. Submit with
shop drawings. Show coil layout and relationships between components and adjacent structural and
mechanical elements. Show support locations, type of support, and weight on each support. Indicate and
certify field measurements.

E.

Wiring diagrams detailing electrical connections to duct heaters for wiring for power, signal, and control
systems, differentiating clearly between manufacturer-installed wiring and field-installed wiring.

F.

Qualification data for firms and persons specified in the "Quality Assurance" Article to demonstrate their
capabilities and experience. Include lists of completed projects with project names and addresses, names
and addresses of architects and owners, and other information specified.

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G.

Field test reports from a qualified independent testing agency indicating and interpreting test results
relative to compliance with specified performance requirements.

H.

Maintenance data for air coils to include in the operation and maintenance manual specified in Division 1.

1.4

QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.

Manufacturer Qualifications: Firm experienced in manufacturing air coils and duct heaters similar to
those indicated for this Project and that have a record of successful in-service performance.

B.

Comply with NFPA 70 "National Electrical Code" for components and installation.

C.

Listing and Labeling: Provide products specified in this Section that are listed and labeled.
1.
2.

D.
1.5

The Terms "Listed" and "Labeled": As defined in the National Electrical Code, Article 100.
Listing and Labeling Agency Qualifications: A "Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory"
(NRTL) as defined in OSHA Regulation 1910.7.

Single-Source Responsibility: Obtain air coil components from one source and by a single manufacturer.
COORDINATION

A.

Coordinate layout and installation of air coils with duct, insulation, and with other installations. Revise
locations and elevations from those indicated as required to suit field conditions, and as approved by the
Architect.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1

MANUFACTURERS
A.

Available Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, manufacturers offering products that
may be incorporated in the Work include, but are not limited to, the following:

B.

Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of the following:
1.

Steam Coils:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

2.

Hot-Water Coils:
a.

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Aerofin Corporation.
Dunham-Bush, Inc.
SnyderGeneral Corporation.
USA Coil and Air, Inc.
Trane Co.
York; Div. of York International
L.J. Wing Co.

Aerofin Corporation.

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c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
3.

Chilled-Water Coils:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

4.

Aerofin Corporation.
Dunham-Bush, Inc.
United Electric Company; Magic-Aire Div.
USA Coil and Air, Inc.

Electric Duct Heaters:


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

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Aerofin Corporation.
Carrier Corporation.
Dunham-Bush, Inc.
SnyderGeneral Corporation.
United Electric Company; Magic-Aire Div.
USA Coil and Air, Inc.
Trane Co.
York; Div. of York International

Refrigerant Coils:
a.
b.
c.
d.

5.

Carrier Corporation.
Dunham-Bush, Inc.
SnyderGeneral Corporation.
United Electric Company; Magic-Aire Div.
USA Coil and Air, Inc.
Trane Co.
York; Div. of York International

Berko.
Brasch Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Chromalox.
Indeeco.
Lennox Industries, Inc.
Markel Products Co.
Trane Co.

STEAM COILS
A.

Description: Distribution header coil fabricated to ARI 410, with threaded supply and return connections
on same end.

B.

Description: Distribution header coil fabricated to ARI 410, with threaded supply and return connections
on opposite ends.

C.

Description: Distribution header coil fabricated to ARI 410, with threaded supply connections at both
ends and threaded return connection at one end.

D.

Tubes: Copper, with mechanically bonded copper fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in
galvanized-steel channel frame.

E.

Tubes: Copper, with mechanically bonded aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in
galvanized-steel channel frame.

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F.

Tubes: Aluminum, with mechanically bonded aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in
galvanized-steel channel frame.

G.

Ratings: Coils design tested and rated according to ASHRAE 33.

H.

Source Quality Control: Leak test to 400 psig (2758 kPa) under water.

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HOT-WATER COILS
A.

Description: Continuous circuit coil fabricated to ARI 410.

B.

Description: Self-draining coil fabricated to ARI 410.

C.

Description: Cleanable coil fabricated to ARI 410.

D.

Piping Connections: Threaded, on same side.

E.

Piping Connections: Threaded, on opposite sides.

F.

Tubes: Copper, with copper fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

G.

Tubes: Copper, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

H.

Tubes: Aluminum, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel
channel frame.
1.
2.

Fin and Tube Joint: Mechanical bond.


Fin and Tube Joint: Silver brazed.

I.

Ratings: Coils design tested and rated according to ASHRAE 33.

J.

Source Quality Control: Leak test to 400 psig (2758 kPa) under water.

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CHILLED-WATER COILS
A.

Description: Continuous circuit coil fabricated to ARI 410.

B.

Description: Self-draining coil fabricated to ARI 410.

C.

Description: Cleanable coil fabricated to ARI 410.

D.

Piping Connections: Threaded, on same side.

E.

Piping Connections: Threaded, on opposite sides.

F.

Tubes: Copper, with copper fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

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Tubes: Copper, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

H.

Tubes: Aluminum, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel
channel frame.
1.
2.

Fin and Tube Joint: Mechanical bond.


Fin and Tube Joint: Silver brazed.

I.

Drain Pan: Insulated, stainless steel conforming to ASTM A 525, G 90 (ASTM A 525M, Z 275).

J.

Gutter: Stainless steel conforming to ASTM A 525, G 90 (ASTM A 525M, Z 275).

K.

Accessory: Moisture eliminator.

L.

Ratings: Coils design tested and rated according to ASHRAE 33.

M.

Source Quality Control: Leak test to 400 psig (2758 kPa) under water.

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REFRIGERANT COILS
A.

Description: Air coil designed for use with R-22 refrigerant, fabricated to ARI 410, connected with
soldered fittings.

B.

Description: Air coil designed for use with R-22 refrigerant, fabricated to ARI 410, connected with brazed
fittings.

C.

Tubes: Copper, with copper fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

D.

Tubes: Copper, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel channel
frame.

E.

Tubes: Aluminum, with aluminum fins spaced no closer than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm), in galvanized-steel
channel frame.
1.
2.

Fin and Tube Joint: Mechanical bond.


Fin and Tube Joint: Silver brazed.

F.

Capacity Reduction: Coils circuited for face control to accommodate capacity reduction indicated on
Drawings.

G.

Capacity Reduction: Coils circuited for row control to accommodate capacity reduction indicated on
Drawings.

H.

Capacity Reduction: Coils circuited for interleaved control to accommodate capacity reduction indicated
on Drawings.

I.

Drain pan: Insulated, galvanized steel conforming to ASTM A 525, G 90 (ASTM A 525M, Z 275).

J.

Gutter: Galvanized steel conforming to ASTM A 525, G 90 (ASTM A 525M, Z 275).

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Accessory: Moisture eliminator.

L.

Ratings: Coils design tested and rated according to ASHRAE 33.

M.

Source Quality Control: Leak test to 400 psig (2758 kPa) under water. Vacuum test coils at 180 deg F (82
deg C) and at 0.11 inches of mercury, absolute (371 Pa).

2.6

ELECTRIC DUCT HEATERS


A.

Description: Electric duct heaters of types, sizes, ratings, and characteristics indicated.

B.

Heating Elements: Resistance wire of 80 percent nickel and 20 percent chromium, coiled and surrounded
by compacted magnesium-oxide powder in tubular-steel sheath. Include spiral-wound, copper-plated,
steel fins continuously brazed to sheath.

C.

Heating Elements: Open coil of Type A resistance wire, 80 percent nickel and 20 percent chromium,
supported and insulated by floating ceramic bushings. Recess bushings into casing openings and fasten to
supporting brackets. Mounted in galvanized-steel frame.

D.

Coil Layout: Horizontal (air flow vertical).

E.

Coil Layout: Vertical (air flow horizontal).

F.

Casing Assembly: Slip-in type, galvanized-steel frame.

G.

Casing Assembly: Flanged type, galvanized-steel frame.

H.

Overtemperature Protection: Serviceable through terminal box without removing heater from duct or unit.
1.
2.

Disk-type, automatic reset, thermal-cutout safety devices for primary overtemperature protection.
Load-carrying, manual reset or manually replaceable thermal cutouts, factory wired in series with
each heater stage for secondary protection.

I.

Control Panel: Mounted on unit, with disconnecting means and overcurrent protection.

J.

Control Panel: For remote mounting, with disconnecting means and overcurrent protection. Include the
following controls:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

K.

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Magnetic contactor.
Mercury contactor.
Solid-state stepless controller.
Toggle switches; one per step.
Multi-stage step controller.
Time-delay relay.
Pneumatic-electric switch.
Pilot lights; one per step.
Integral air flow switch.
Control circuit transformer.

Thermostats: Wall-mounted, room, multi-staged thermostats, temperature range from 50 to 90 deg F with
2F per stage differential.

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PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1

EXAMINATION
A.

3.2

Examine ducts, plenums, and units to receive air coils for compliance with requirements for installation
tolerances and other conditions affecting performance of the air coils. Verify piping rough-in dimensions.
Do not proceed with installation until unsatisfactory conditions have been corrected.
INSTALLATION

A.

Install air coils and duct heaters as indicated, level and plumb, and according to manufacturer's written
instructions, rough-in drawings, the original design, and referenced standards.

B.

Install air coils and duct heaters in metal ducts and casings constructed according to SMACNA "HVAC
Duct Construction Standards."

C.

Anchor air coils in position using suitable supports.

D.

Install piping connections, maintaining manufacturer's recommended clearances for service and
maintenance of coils.

E.

Install moisture eliminators as indicated.

F.

Install shutoff valves at coil inlet and outlet connections.

G.

Install galvanized-steel drain pan under each chilled-water coil.


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2.
3.
4.

H.

3.3

Install galvanized-steel gutter underneath each coil above the lowest coil in stacked assemblies.
Construct drain pans to extend beyond coil length and width. Provide condensate trap and
drainage.
Extend drain pan 10 inches (250 mm) beyond moisture eliminator.
Extend drain pan 10 inches (250 mm) beyond coil.

Connect duct heaters and components to wiring systems and to ground as indicated and instructed by
manufacturer. Tighten connectors and terminals, including screws and bolts, according to equipment
manufacturer's published torque-tightening values for equipment connectors. Where manufacturer's
torquing requirements are not indicated, tighten connectors and terminals according to tightening torques
specified in UL 486A.
ADJUSTING

A.
3.4

Comb bent fins on each air coil.


CLEANING

A.

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After completing system installation, including duct and fittings, clean coils using materials and methods
recommended by manufacturers, and clean inside of casings and enclosures to remove dust and debris.

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