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The Security Forces Medical Center Project

SECTION 15482 - MEDICAL GAS PIPING

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS

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

1.2 SUMMARY

A. This Section includes piping and related specialties for the following medical gas systems:

1. Oxygen piping, designated "oxygen."
2. Medical compressed-air piping, designated "medical air."
3. Nitrous-oxide piping, designated "nitrous oxide."
4. Nitrogen piping, designated "nitrogen."
5. Carbon-dioxide piping, designated "carbon dioxide."
6. Medical-surgical vacuum piping, designated "medical vacuum."
7. Waste anesthetic gas disposal piping, designated "evacuation."
8. Dental compressed-air piping, designated "dental air."
9. Dental vacuum (oral evacuation) piping, designated "dental vacuum."

B. Products Supplied but Not Installed: Number and type of complete, non interchangeable
service outlets indicated to manufacturer of equipment specified in other Sections requiring
service outlets that will be installed by equipment manufacturer. Service outlets shall be
same as outlets specified in "Service Outlets" Paragraph in Part 2.

1. Oxygen: 24 quick-connect outlets.
2. Medical Air: 24 quick-connect outlets.
3. Medical Vacuum: 48 quick-connect inlets.
4. Vacuum Slide: 48 brackets with matching quick-connect vacuum outlet cover plates.
5. Oxygen: 12 CGA V-5, DISS No. 1240 outlets.
6. Medical Air: 12 CGA V-5, DISS No. 1160 outlets.
7. Medical Vacuum: 24 CGA V-5, DISS No. 1220 inlets.
8. Vacuum Slide: 24 brackets with matching DISS vacuum outlet cover plates.

C. Products Installed but Not Supplied: Employer will supply the following products:

1. Install ceiling-mounting service units furnished by Employer.

D. Employer will furnish medical gases for Phase II testing specified in this Section.

E. Related Sections include the following:

1. Division 11 Section "Laboratory Fume Hoods" for laboratory fume hood outlets
requiring medical gas services.
2. Division 12 Section "Metal Laboratory Casework" for casework and outlets requiring
medical gas services.
3. Division 15 Section "Meters and Gages" for thermometers, pressure gages, and
fittings.

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4. Division 15 Section "Medical Air Equipment" for medical and dental air equipment
and accessories.
5. Division 15 Section "Medical Vacuum Equipment" for medical and dental vacuum
equipment and accessories.

1.3 DEFINITIONS

A. PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene.

B. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride.

C. TFE: Tetrafluoroethylene.

1.4 SUBMITTALS

A. Product Data: For the following:

1. Special-purpose valves.
2. Medical gas specialties.
3. Medical gas alarm system components.
4. Cylinder wall racks and storage racks.
5. Medical gas storage tanks.

B. Wiring diagrams for medical gas alarm systems and tanks. Differentiate between
manufacturer-installed and field-installed wiring.

C. Coordination Drawings: For medical gas systems, including relationship to other services
that serve same work areas.

D. Product Certificates: Signed by manufacturer certifying that copper tubing complies with
NFPA 99, Paragraph 4-3.1.2.2, "Gas Piping Systems (General)."

E. Certificates of Shop Inspection and Data Report: As required by ASME Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Code.

F. Inspection and Test Reports: Specified in "Field Quality Control" Article in Part 3 of this
Section.

G. Certificates of Inspections and Tests From an independent testing agency, specified in
"Testing Agency Services" Article in Part 3 of this Section.

H. Maintenance Data: For specialties to include in the maintenance manuals specified in
Division 1.

1.5 QUALITY ASSURANCE

A. Independent Medical Gas System Testing Organization: An independent testing agency
acceptable to Engineer, with the experience and capability to conduct inspection and testing
services indicated, without delaying the Work, as documented according to ASTM E 699.

1. Testing agency that is financially independent of medical gas equipment
manufacturer, supplier, and installer.

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" 1. Comply with NFPA 99. Certification: Provide documentation upon completion of testing to include test results. C. D. outlet function tests. AND HANDLING A. Deliver and store large medical gas specialties on factory-installed shipping skids. compatible with existing systems. Comply with NFPA 50. Label medical gas pipe. Source Limitations: Provide medical gas and vacuum specialties from manufacturer of existing specialties. Store pre-cleaned and sealed medical gas pipe. Source Limitations: Obtain medical gas and vacuum specialties through one source from a single manufacturer. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . "Medical and Dental Equipment. Comply with NFPA 99C. "Attachment Plugs and Receptacles. alarm tests.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 2. 3. with temporary labels indicating that cleaning is required before installation. STORAGE. F. small specialties in factory-fabricated fiberboard containers. purity tests. "National Electrical Code. names of individuals performing work for testing agency on this project. procedures for cross connection tests. Comply with UL 498. valves." L. Include details of the testing sequence. 2. or that have been pre-cleaned but have seal or packaging that is not intact." K. Submit the testing agency's detailed procedure which will be followed in the testing of this project." H. Article 100.6 DELIVERY. valves. and piping with sealing plugs in ends or with other end protection. and specialties with sealing plugs and sealing packaging intact. Comply with UL 544. 1. names of such persons at that project who supervised the work for the project owner. ceiling column function tests.Page 3 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . detailed procedures followed for tests. fittings. G. "Gas and Vacuum Systems. Terms "Listed" and "Labeled": As defined in NFPA 70. as required. Include name of the project. Comply with NFPA 70. Provide names of three projects where testing of medical gases and systems has been performed by the testing agency. 1." J. B. "Health Care Facilities." I. and written statement that projects listed required work of similar scope to that set forth in his specification. and specialties that have not been pre- cleaned. Source Limitations: Provide medical gas and vacuum specialties compatible with existing systems. "Standard for Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer Sites. E. and a certification that all results of tests were within limits specified. or who accepted the report for the project owner. fittings. Listing and Labeling: Provide electrically operated specialties specified in this Section that are listed and labeled.

. c. Service Outlets: Include box. PART 2 . and are identified with labels describing contents. c. b. 4. Inc. d. O-ring. Medical Gas Piping Specialties: a. and cover plate. the following: 1. 7. MEDAES. Allied Healthcare Products.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 1.1 MANUFACTURERS A. Valve-Body O-Ring Seals: Furnish quantity not less than 50 percent of amount of each installed.. Inc. 3. 1. Packing. Oxequip Health Industries. Inc. Available Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements. 3. 2. Medical Gas Alarm Systems: a. Inc.. Chemtron Div..7 EXTRA MATERIALS A. Inc. Shutoff Valves: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each type and size zone valve installed. 5. 6.Page 4 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . Inc. Nitrogen Control Panels: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each installed. Vacuum Bottle Brackets: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each installed.PRODUCTS 2. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Chemtron Div. Allied Healthcare Products. Allied Healthcare Products. Furnish extra materials described below that match products installed. valve body. Pressure and Vacuum Switches: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each type installed.. 9. Puritan-Bennett Corp. and Seals: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each type and size installed. b. Minnesota Valley Engineering. but are not limited to. Service-Outlet. Harsco Corp. Oxequip Health Industries. Inc. Taylor-Wharton Gas Equipment Div. MEDAES. valve block. Puritan-Bennett Corp. b. manufacturers offering products that may be incorporated into the Work include. Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each installed. 2. d. 8. Service Hose Assemblies: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each installed. Valve Seat. Deliver to Employer. Allied Healthcare Products. Medical Gas Storage Tanks: a. Service-Outlet Valve Bodies: Furnish quantity not less than 10 percent of amount of each installed. are packaged with protective covering for storage.

Include marking or labeling "CLEANED FOR MEDICAL GAS SERVICE. factory cleaned. Bronze-Tube Flanges: ASME B16. Pre-cleaned Soft Copper Tube: ASTM B 88M. 2." "CLEAN FOR OXYGEN SERVICE. annealed temper. pressure type.8. nonmetallic.22. Flexible Connectors: Bronze or stainless-steel flexible pipe connectors as specified in Division 15 Section "Mechanical Vibration Controls and Seismic Restraints. Hard Copper Tube: ASTM B 819. Plastic Pipe: ASTM D 1785. and sealed for medical gas service according to ASTM B 819. Plastic Pipe Fittings: ASTM D 2464. PVC plastic.3 PIPE AND TUBE FITTINGS A.2 PIPE AND TUBES A." C. solder-joint. Refer to Division 15 Section "Basic Mechanical Materials and Methods" for joining materials not in this Section." B." "CLEAN FOR OXYGEN SERVICE.24. B. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Class 300. except when used with bronze fittings. Gasket Material: ASME B16." "CLEAN FOR OXYGEN SERVICE. BCuP (copper-phosphorus) series alloys. Type K) water tube. socket type for solvent cement joints. Brazing Filler Metals: AWS A5. and sealed for medical gas service.Page 5 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 ." "NITROGENIZED.The Security Forces Medical Center Project c. threaded type for screwed joints. E. Include marking or labeling "CLEANED FOR MEDICAL GAS SERVICE. PVC Plastic Solvent Cement: ASTM D 2564. PVC plastic. purged. Process Engineering. seamless. Type A (ASTM B 88." Size designated reflecting nominal inside diameter. Pre-cleaned. Nitrogen piping shall be ASTM B819 Type K. Wrought-Copper Fittings: ASME B16. factory cleaned. 2. seamless.4 JOINING MATERIALS A. Plastic Pipe Fittings: ASTM D 2466. Flux is prohibited. purged. D. Schedule 40. and sealed for medical gas service according to ASTM B 819. Plastic Pipe Fittings: ASTM D 2467. Type K or Type L. Include marking or labeling "CLEANED FOR MEDICAL GAS SERVICE. Threaded-Joint Tape: PTFE plastic. Schedule 80. asbestos free. and suitable for oxygen use. B. PVC plastic." D. factory cleaned." "NITROGENIZED. C. C. F. E." "NITROGENIZED. Inc. PVC plastic. purged. 2. socket type for solvent cement joints. drawn temper. flat. Schedule 80. Schedules 40 and 80.21.

CLR. pressure tested. 1. and locking-type handle designed for quarter turn between open and closed positions. Ball Valves.5 VALVES AND VALVE BOXES A. Class 250. STD. Trim with color coded plastic inserts or color coded stick-on labels. Check Valves. 2750 kPa (400 psi) WOG. Provide tubing extensions factory brazed. Zone valves shall be products of one manufacturer. spring-loaded ball check valve. designed for 2070-kPa (300-psig) minimum working pressure.Page 6 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . bronze-trim. and locking-type handle designed for quarter turn between open and closed positions. cold non-shock gas working pressure. Zone Valve in Cabinet: Brass or bronze body.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 2. B. DN80 (3-Inch NPS) and Smaller: Bronze-body. threaded or braze-joint ends. Include union-type body with bolted swing-away center section. Type K or L). DN80 (3-Inch NPS) and Smaller: MSS SP-110. cleaned for oxygen service. factory-sealed for oxygen use. cleaned for oxygen service blowout proof stem. bronze-body. and uniform throughout in pattern. DN100 (4-Inch NPS) and Larger: MSS SP-72. Check Valves. 2. and factory-installed. teflon stem seal. full-port valve rated for 2070-kPa (300-psig) working pressure. copper-tube extensions with pressure gage installed downstream from valve in pressure systems and upstream from valve in vacuum systems. Install valves in cabinets such that cover window cannot be in place when any valve is in the closed position. one quarter turn to completely open or close. full-port valve rated for 2070-kPa (300-psig) working pressure. OXYGEN White letters on green GREEN background NITROUS OXIDE White letters on blue BLUE background NITROGEN White letters on black BLACK background MEDICAL AIR Black or white letters on yellow YELLOW background MEDICAL VACUUM Black letters on white WHITE background CARBON DIOXIDE Black or white letters on gray GRAY background MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . double seal union ball valve with replaceable Teflon seat seals. with chrome-plated brass ball. Provide 1/8 inch NPT gauge port for a 40 mm (1 ½ inch) diameter monitoring gauge downstream of the shut-off valve. straight-through pattern. Type A or B (ASTM B 88. blowout-proof stem. swing check valve. ASTM B 88M. C. D. PTFE or TFE seals. with chrome-plated brass ball valve. overall size and appearance. Include factory-cleaned. E. iron-body. blowout-proof stem. PTFE or TFE seals. flanged ends. Ball Valves. Color coding for identification plates and labels is as follows: SERVICE LABEL IDENTIFICATION COLORS MFG. with flanged ends. bronze-body. DN100 (4-Inch NPS) and Larger: MSS SP-71.

or . Install with gagecock. with clear view area and gage viewing window. pressure gage. Configuration such that it is not possible to install window with any valve in the closed position.The Security Forces Medical Center Project SERVICE LABEL IDENTIFICATION COLORS MFG. 40 mm MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Pressure Regulators: Brass or bronze body and trim. size 115 mm (4-1/2 inches). Interior Finish: Factory-applied white enamel. labeled for appropriate service. I. 2.2-mm thick steel. for compressed air. Identification plate must be clearly visible at all times. accurate to within two percent. Automatic Drain Valves: Corrosion-resistant metal body and internal parts. including space for rooms served.5 psig for each 10-psig) inlet pressure. nitrogen and oxygen. manual pressure-setting adjustment. Mount engraved rigid plastic identification plate on wall above or adjacent to cabinet. SHUT-OFF VALVES FOR PIPED GASES". 2. spring-loaded. Vacuum Relief Valves: Equipment manufacturer's option.or multiple-valve (with pressure gage) installation and in sizes to permit manual operation of valves. For all services downstream of main shutoff valve: Manufactured expressly for oxygen use but labeled for appropriate service and marked "USE NO OIL". Dial graduations and figures shall be black on a white background. 4. Pressure Safety Valves: ASME construction. CLR. and capable of controlling delivered air pressure within 5. Gage shall be cleaned for oxygen use. valve boxes for recessed mounting.85 mm (22 gage) stainless steel. Evacuation White letters on purple PURPLE (Waste Gas) background F.1. J. G. STD. 1. 2. Include for single. Permanently paint or stencil on window: "FOR EMERGENCY ONLY. Safety Valves: Bronze body with settings to match system requirements.0 kPa for each 100- kPa (0. rated for 1725-kPa (250-psig) minimum inlet pressure. with metal case. 3. Valve-Box Windows: Clear or tinted transparent plastic with labeling. extruded anodized aluminum. or white on a black background.Page 7 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . ball or butterfly valves with 690-kPa (100-psig) minimum working-pressure rating. single. or equivalent wording. For line pressure use adjacent to source equipment: ANSI B40. relieving type. 1. Color code identification plate to match medical gas identification colors as indicated above. 1380-kPa (200- psig) minimum working-pressure rating. capable of automatic discharge of collected condensate. with holes for medical gas piping and anchors. according to NFPA 99. 1. 2. and marked "USE NO OIL".3 mm (18 gage) sheet metal with satin chromed finish.6 GAGES A. Provide inscriptions on plate to read in substance: "VALVE CONTROL SUPPLY TO ROOMS". Zone Valve Boxes: Minimum 1. H. a corrosion resistant device or lever secured to window for emergency window removal. Cover Plate: minimum 1. Range shall be two times operating pressure. Plastic Valves: PVC plastic. diaphragm-operated. but suitable for vacuum service. Provide cover window of replaceable plastic. Pressure Gages: Includes gages temporarily supplied for testing purposes.

The Security Forces Medical Center Project (1-1/2 inch) diameter gage with dial range 1-690 kPa (1-100 psi) for oxygen. bubble tight. D. and 1-2050 kPa (1-300 psi) for nitrogen service." B. with metal case.1. The Emergency Oxygen Inlet is connected at a point downstream of the main supply line shutoff valve. set at 520 or 550 kPa (75 or 80 psig). pressure gage. ball type check valves. Dial graduations and figures shall be black on a white background. size 115 mm (4-1/2 inch). Label enclosure cover "Emergency Low- Pressure Gaseous Oxygen Inlet. A relief valve is provided for installation in the emergency supply line per NFPA 99. For vacuum service upstream of main shutoff valve: Provide 40 mm (1-1/2 inch) diameter gage with steel case. 2. Include brass-body safety valve. C. Provide at mechanical rooms where medical vacuum pumps are installed the following safety statement: 1.8 BIO-HAZARD SAFETY STATEMENT A. Check valves are fast acting. and is cleaned for oxygen use. dial range 0-100 kPa (0-30 inches Hg). Bourdon tube and brass movement. and minimum DN25 (1-inch NPS) ball valve. or white on a black background. Vacuum Gages: 1. nitrous oxide and air. Three inch (76 mm) check valves are hard seated. Construction and service personnel should use PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT and practice UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS when opening or servicing vacuum systems”. B. consisting of weatherproof enclosure with hinged locking cover. 2.Page 8 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . accurate to within two percent. for connection to oxygen system. “BIOHAZARD CAUTION: Fluid and waste materials inside vacuum pipelines and vacuum equipment may be contaminated with blood and other potentially infectious material. spring loaded. Label for vacuum service. 2. self aligning ball type checks with cone seats (3" valves may not be "bubble tight"). Install with gage-cock. gage for air. It automatically reseats to provide a "bubble tight" seal after discharging excess gas.or 1-1/4-inch NPS) plugged inlet. Check valves have a cast bronze body and straight through design for minimum pressure drop. which may be installed in enclosure or be separate for installation in oxygen piping system.7 EMERGENCY LOW PRESSURE OXYGEN INLET A. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Emergency Oxygen Connection: Provides an inlet for connecting a temporary auxiliary source of oxygen to the oxygen pipeline system for emergency or maintenance situations per NFPA 99. with factory-installed DN25 or DN32 (1. Range shall be 0-100 kPa (0-30 inches Hg). vacuum gage. For vacuum line use adjacent to source equipment: ANSI B40. suitable for recessed mounting. 2. Check valves are provided for installation in the emergency supply line and 'in the main supply line between the main line shutoff valve and the emergency supply line connection per by NFPA 99. The check valves for sizes under 3" (76 mm) are soft seated. spring loaded. The relief valve has a brass body. Pre-set at 75 psi. low-pressure gaseous-oxygen inlet assembly. single seat design. self aligning.

C." with the following features: 1. "Cylinder Systems without Reserve Supply. manifold connection. Oxygen Manifolds: at 380-kPa (55-psig) line pressure. nonferrous metal header for number of cylinders indicated. and safety valve. complete with support legs for manifold control cabinet. shutoff valves. inlet supply pressure gage. Nitrogen Hose Assemblies: 3. line-pressure control regulator.9 MEDICAL GAS MANIFOLDS A. Comply with NFPA 99.4. 9. Nitrous-Oxide Manifolds: at 380-kPa (55-psig) line pressure with electric heater or orifice design that will prevent freezing during high demand. pressure regulator. 3. with quick-connect oxygen fittings. complete with mounting brackets for manifold control cabinet and headers. Pressure Control Panels: Steel box and steel support brackets for recessed roughing-in. Medical Air Manifolds: at 380-kPa (55-psig) line pressure. check valve.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 2. Service Hose Assemblies: Color coded. Units include design for 13. Provide temporary dust shield and U-tube for testing for use before final assembly. diaphragm type. 4. line-pressure regulator. valve on one end and stem on other end. 5. indicator lights or devices. 4. Air Control Panels: Label cover plate "Air Pressure Control. Nitrogen Manifolds: at 1240-kPa (180-psig) line pressure. and with precision manual adjustment." Include CGA V-5. of lengths indicated. Include stainless-steel cover plate with printed operating instructions. pressure changeover switch. Operation: Automatic. 1160 air service outlet. Include cylinder bank headers with inlet (pigtail) connections complying with CGA V-1. Include control panels with manifold assembly consisting of inlet supply valve. Line-Pressure Control Regulator: Self-relieving.8-MPa (2000-psig) minimum inlet pressure. conductive. 1120 fittings.6 m long. DISS service outlet. 6. outlet supply pressure gage. supply and delivery pressure gages.or 7.to 2070-kPa (0. electrical alarm system connections and transformer.to 300-psig) range. 6. 3. when medical gas service is indicated. shutoff valve. divided into 2 equal banks. B. Chapter 4. and with indexed or DISS-type end-connection fittings suitable for medical gas service indicated. 7.35 MPa (1500 psig). MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . without line-pressure fluctuation or resetting of regulators. Manifold and Headers: Duplex. 2. with nitrogen CGA V-5. 1. 8. Oxygen Hose Assemblies: 2400 mm long. DISS No. DISS No. Central Control Panel Unit: Weatherproof cabinet. and without supply interruption by shutoff of either cylinder bank header. except nitrous-oxide manifolds may be designed for 5500 kPa (800 psig) and carbon-dioxide manifolds may be designed for 10.9-mm (1/4. 1. Label manifold control unit with permanent label identifying medical gas type and system operating pressure. 3. pressure-switch-activated changeover from one cylinder bank to other cylinder bank when first bank becomes exhausted. and pressure gage.Page 9 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . Minimum Working Pressure: 1240 kPa (180 psig). Pressure Gages: 0. Mounting: Floor mounting. individual inlet check valves. Hose Color: Black. Mounting: Wall mounting. nut on one end and male plug on other end.or 5/16-inch) ID. 5. and piping outlet for remote service outlet. 10. neoprene. 2. 2.

3. adjustable range set by inside or outside adjustment. Equip with a crossover "U" tube to facilitate testing of the nitrogen system prior to the manifold installation. allowing both high and low pressure set points. remote sensing devices. Panel shall be designed to deliver 10 L/s (20 SCFM) at 1535 kpa (223 psi). DISS type as specified under Article. ready for installation in the roughing-in assembly.12 MEDICAL GAS ALARM SYSTEMS A. diaphragm type. regulator and supply valve knobs. with plaster adjustments up to 20 mm (3/4 inch). Supply valve.11 PRESSURE AND VACUUM SWITCHES A. Unit may be recessed wall mounted or integral with the articulating arm or column with individual regulators for each outlet B. with high-flow precision adjustment and working pressure in excess of 1700 kPa (250 psi). self-relieving. factory assembled and tested. bronze bodied. having a working pressure of 1700 kPa (250 psi) maximum. C.10 NITROGEN CONTROL PANEL (NCP) A. full flow. D. double seal. attaching directly to the roughing-in assembly by means of four Number 6 .The Security Forces Medical Center Project 2. Nitrogen service outlet. Coverplate Assembly: Chromed cast metal or NAAMM Number 4 satin finished stainless steel panel with provisions for line pressure gage(s). contact or mercury type. Line pressure gage. nitrogen outlet. ball type. 4. and supply valve. with provisions to securely anchor the backbox to wall construction. calibrated from 0 to 2000 kPa (300 psi) in increments of 100 kPa (10 psi). consisting of a prime painted steel fabricated backbox with mounting flanges on all four sides. Use one orifice nipple (or DISS demand check valve) for each sensor of pressure switch. with chrome plated brass ball which seals in both directions. with a self-sealing dust plug. Line pressure control regulator. and a plaster shield to prevent dust or other foreign matter from contaminating internal parts prior to final assembly. 1. Description: Compatible alarm panels. 2. DISS service outlet. General purpose. requiring only a quarter turn of the knob from open to closed position. outlet line pressure gage. Manifold Assembly: Mounted to a steel support bracket. designed for working pressure in excess of 1700 kPa (300) psi. STATION OUTLETS AND INLETS.Page 10 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . to monitor the gas outlet line pressure. 5. 2. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . switches activate when indicated by alarm requirements. Two 146 mm (5-3/4 inch) lengths of 10 mm (3/8-inch) outside diameter type "K" copper tubing for connection to gas service supply line and to remote outlet line. 2.32 by 40 mm (1-1/2 inch) long mounting screws. with contact type provided with a protective dust cover. General: For nitrogen service. Roughing-In Assembly: Designed for recessed installation. assembled and rigidly mounted in a roughing-in assembly. and provided with a metal cover plate. consisting of a line pressure control regulator. and other related components where indicated and where required by NFPA 99. Power wiring is specified in Division 16 Sections.

The Security Forces Medical Center Project B. electrical connections for alarm system. c. Master Alarm Panels: In addition to manufacturer's standard features. e. Reserve low pressure alarm: Functions when the gas pressure available in the liquid reserve oxygen supply is reduced below the pressure required to function properly. ac power source to alarm panels and with connections for 24. 1. 3. Operation: Hygrometer moisture analyzer with sensor probe. Low-Pressure Switches: 0. pipeline sensing element.to 100-psig) operating range. Low pressure alarm: Functions when system pressure downstream of the main shutoff valve drops below 275 kPa (40 psi). carbon dioxide.Page 11 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . Dew-Point Monitors: Continuous line monitoring. Hg) range. Separate trouble alarm signals. and with knockouts for electrical and piping connections. d. switch and contacts at the bulk tank control panel. 1. and high-pressure air. Liquid oxygen low level alarm: Functions when stored liquid oxygen reaches a predetermined minimum level. 2. 2. b. pipeline sensing element. include the following features. nitrogen. Reserve switchover alarm: Functions when reserve oxygen supply goes in operation. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . pressure (vacuum) gages. Oxygen Alarms a. E. Mounting: Exposed.5-mm thick aluminum. Operate alarm when pressure dew point rises above 3.2-mm thick steel or minimum 1. G. Mounting: Recessed installation. Components: Designed for continuous service and to operate on power supplied from 220- V. evacuation. F. High-Pressure Switches: Up to 1725-kPa (250-psig) operating range. 3. C. surface-mounting installation. Include signal alarms at master alarm panels when the following conditions exist: 1.or field- installed valved bypass. Enclosures: Fabricated from minimum 1. Reserve low supply alarm: Functions when contents of cylinder reserve oxygen supply are reduced to one day's average supply. Special Features: : H. Vacuum Switches: 0. Carbon-Monoxide Monitors: Panel with gage or digital display. Pressure and Vacuum Switches or Pressure Transducer Sensors: Continuous line monitoring with electrical connections for alarm system.to 690-kPa (0.or field-installed valved bypass. Operate alarm when carbon-monoxide level rises above 10 ppm. Operation: Chilled-mirror method. 2. having panel with gage or digital display. electrical connections for alarm system.to 30-in. 1. plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi).9 deg C (39 deg F) at 380 kPa (55 psig). operated by pressure switch or transmitters. and visual and cancelable audio signal for dryer site and master alarm panels. factory.or 12-V. nitrous oxide. ac low-voltage wiring to remote sensing devices. and indicators for oxygen.to 101-kPa vacuum (0. D. Include step-down transformers if required. and factory. Alarm Panels: Factory wired with audible and color-coded visible signals to indicate specified functions. medical vacuum. medical air.

plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) set points. plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) set points. plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) or increases above 450 kPa (60 psi). j. b. f. 2.The Security Forces Medical Center Project f. Filter differential pressure/backpressure alarm: Functions when discharge oil filter differential rises to set level. Refrigerated Air Dryer Filter Alarm: Functions when pressure drop across filter increases more than 21 kPa (three psi) i. Receives signal from compressor system control panel. Back-up air compressor is in operation b. lead compressor fails to start or lag compressor in use. g. Dew point alarm: Functions when dew point rises above 4 degrees C (39 degrees F) at 380 kPa (55 psi). c. e. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Compressor Malfunction Alarm: Functions when compressor system control panel signals compressor high temperature malfunction. 3. receives signal from pump control panel. Desiccant Post Filter Alarm: Functions when pressure drop across filter increases more than 21 kPa (three psi) over that when filters are clean and new. Pressure Alarms: Functions when system pressure downstream of main shutoff valve drops below 275 kPa (40 psi).Page 12 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . operates by pressure differential switch. Medical vacuum pump malfunction. Reserve level is low. d. Nitrous Oxide alarms: a. Receives signal from dew point monitor. Carbon Monoxide Alarm: Functions when carbon-monoxide level rises above 10 ppm. High pressure alarm: functions when system pressure downstream of main shutoff valve increases above 415 kPa (60 psi). or when backpressure is sensed. Main Bank Filter Sets Alarm: Functions when pressure drop across the filter set increases more than 14 kPa (two psi) over that when filters are clean and new. Reserve is in use e. operated by pressure switches or transmitters. h. Desiccant Dryer Malfunction Alarm: Functions on any combination of failure of tower cycling and/or pressure dew point rise above 60 degrees C at 690 kPa (140 degrees F at 100 psi). Aftercooler High temperature Alarm: Functions when aftercooler discharge air temperature exceeds 38 degrees C (100 degrees F). Pressure downstream from main shutoff valve drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig) c. Desiccant Prefilter Alarm: Functions when pressure across the filter increases more than 21 kPa (three psi) over that when filters are clean and new. operated by pressure switches or transmitters. operates by pressure differential switch. operated by vacuum switch. c. 4. Medical Air: a. Liquid level is low b. high water in receiver and high water level in separator (if so required). k. Low vacuum alarm: Functions when system vacuum upstream of main shutoff valve drops below 40 kPa (12-inches Hg). operates by differential pressure switch. Changeover is made to reserve d. Vacuum alarms: a.

b. medical air. Evacuation: Vacuum drops below 40 kPa (12 in. b. and changeover is made to alternate bank.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 5. Oxygen: Pressure drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig). g. 6. carbon dioxide. plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) or increases above 1500 kPa (220 psi). Hg). Carbon Dioxide: Pressure drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig). plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) set points. medical vacuum. operated by vacuum switch. 9. Medical Vacuum: Vacuum drops below 40 kPa (12 in. h.Page 13 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . e. Evacuation: Vacuum drops below 40 kPa (12 in. 1) High Temperature Shutdown Alarm: Functions when discharge air temperature exceeds 177 degrees C (350 degrees F). and indicators for oxygen. plus/minus 14 kPa (two psi) or increases above 235 kPa (60 psi). High-Pressure Air: Pressure drops below 1100 kPa (160 psig) or rises above 1380 kPa (200 psig). Signal alarms at area alarm panels and at anesthetizing-area alarm panels when the following conditions exist: a. nitrous oxide. operated by pressure switches or transmitters. Hg). carbon dioxide and compressed air alarms: Pressure alarms: Functions when pressure in branch drops below 275 kPa (40 psi). shutting down affected compressor. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . High-Pressure Air: Pressure drops below 1100 kPa (160 psig) or rises above 1380 kPa (200 psig). plus/minus two psi) set points. Nitrogen alarms: Pressure alarms: Functions when pressure in branch drops below 1310 kPa (190 psi). nitrous oxide. Nitrogen: Pressure drops below 1100 kPa (160 psig) or rises above 1380 kPa (200 psig). a. Oxygen. pressure and vacuum gages. pressure and vacuum gages. Vacuum alarms: Low vacuum alarm: Functions when vacuum in branch drops below 40 kPa (12-inches) Hg. and medical vacuum. Anesthetizing-Area Alarm Panels: Separate trouble alarm signals. Local Alarm Functions: Provide individual local air compressor and vacuum pump malfunction alarms at associated main control panels. Hg). medical air. d. a. c. Changeover is made to alternate bank. and indicators for oxygen. Medical Air: Pressure drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig). and high-pressure air. c. c. operated by pressure switches or transmitters. 8. Pressure drops below 1100 kPa (160 psig) or rises above 1380 kPa (200 psig) b. evacuation. Carbon Dioxide: Pressure drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig). Compressor Malfunction Alarm: Compressor system receives the following individual signals and sends a single consolidated "compressor malfunction alarm" signal to master alarm panel. Nitrogen alarms: a. nitrogen. Area Alarm Panels: Separate trouble alarm signals. e. 7. d. Nitrous Oxide: Pressure drops below 275 kPa (40 psig) or rises above 415 kPa (60 psig). f.

ac low-voltage wiring to remote sensing devices.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 2) Lead Compressor Fails to Start Alarm: Functions when lead compressor fails to start when actuated causing lag compressor to start. power transformer. 1) Dew Point Alarm: Functions when pressure dew point rises above 4 degrees C (39 degrees F) at 380 kPa (55 psi). 3) Lag Compressor in Use Alarm: Functions when lag compressor starts. welded-steel. pipeline sensing element. factory. Vacuum Pump Malfunction Alarm: Pump system receives the following individual signals and sends a single consolidated pump malfunction alarm signal to master alarm. wiring terminal board. Pressure and Vacuum Switches or Pressure Transducer Sensors: Continuous line monitoring with electrical connections for alarm system. Operation: Hygrometer moisture analyzer with sensor probe. 3) Lag Pump in Use Alarm: Functions when lag pump starts. ac power source to alarm panels and with connections for 24-V. circuit breaker. mounting brackets. 4) High Water Level in Receiver. 1. Include step-down transformers if required. Operation: Chilled-mirror method.to 30-in. Components: Designed for continuous service and to operate on power supplied from 220- V. B. 2) Lead Pump Fails to Start Alarm: Functions when lead pump fails to start when actuated causing lag pump to start. 1.to 690-kPa (0. Dew-Point Monitors: Continuous line monitoring. (Liquid ring unit) b. Description: Compatible alarm panel. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . and white-enamel finish.to 101-kPa vacuum (0. Computer Interface Cabinet: Wall-mounting. and internal wiring capable of interfacing 20 alarm signals. 1) High Temperature Shut down Alarm: Functions when exhaust air temperature exceeds 104 degrees C (220 degrees F). grounding device. 2. Hg) range. control cabinet with gasketed door. shutting down affected pump.Page 14 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . High-Pressure Switches: Up to 1725-kPa (250-psig) operating range. c. I. and visual and cancelable audio signal for dryer site and alarm panels. Include factory- installed signal circuit boards. Power wiring is specified in Division 16 Sections. Low-Pressure Switches: 0. (Liquid ring unit) 5) High Water Level in Separator (if so required). 2. electrical connections for alarm system. C.or field- installed valved bypass. Vacuum Switches: 0. and other related components where indicated and where required by NFPA 99. Operate alarm when pressure dew point rises above 10 deg C (50 deg F) at 860 kPa (125 psig). 3. 2. having panel with gage or digital display.. D. remote sensing devices. Desiccant Air Dryer Malfunction Alarm: Dryer receives the following individual signals and sends a single consolidated dryer malfunction alarm signal to master alarm panel.13 DENTAL GAS ALARM SYSTEMS A.to 100-psig) operating range.

2." for unfired pressure vessels. pressure and vacuum gages. and carbon-monoxide level rises above 10 ppm. Bulk Gas Systems: Bulk storage tank with connections for alarm system. Hg) and back-up vacuum pump is in operation. Alarm Panels: Factory wired with audible and color-coded visible signals to indicate specified functions. and with knockouts for electrical and piping connections. G. C.Page 15 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . and indicators for dental compressed air and dental vacuum. 1. Dental Vacuum: Vacuum drops below 20 kPa (6 in.5-mm thick aluminum. pressure drop across filter assembly increases more than 13. Mounting: Recessed installation. Include insulation and vacuum seal between walls. Operate alarm when carbon-monoxide level rises above 10 ppm. F." B. continuous supply. Fabricate outer shell from carbon steel with factory-applied manufacturer's standard protective paint finish suitable for exterior installation. grounding device. and factory. and suitable for medical gas service. dew point rises above 10 deg C (50 deg F) at 860 kPa (125 psig). Controls: Include actuating switch for alarm system connection and means for automatic actuating of reserve supply. pipeline sensing element. circuit breaker.15 MEDICAL GAS STORAGE TANKS A. Section VIII. Include signal alarms at alarm panels when the following conditions exist: a.2-mm thick steel or minimum 1. and white-enamel finish. include trouble alarm signals. Mounting: Exposed. Carbon-Monoxide Monitor: Panel with gage or digital display. Dental Air: Pressure drops below 760 kPa (110 psig) or rises above 965 kPa (140 psig). Computer Interface Cabinet: Wall-mounting.8 kPa (2 psig). 4. Medical Gas Cylinder Storage Racks: Fabricate as indicated or provide equivalent manufactured storage racks. Include factory- installed signal circuit boards. electrical connections for alarm system. and components: MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . back-up air compressor is in operation. Bulk Gas Storage Tanks: Vertical mounting.14 CYLINDER WALL AND STORAGE RACKS A. control cabinet with gasketed door.The Security Forces Medical Center Project E. mounting brackets. welded-steel. specialties. "Pressure Vessels. Enclosures: Fabricated from minimum 1. Medical Gas Cylinder Wall Racks: Fabricate as indicated or provide equivalent manufactured wall racks. double-wall construction with inner vessel fabricated according to ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Include the following features. Features: In addition to manufacturer's standard features. 3. 2. b. power transformer. and internal wiring capable of interfacing 20 alarm signals. wiring terminal board. B. surface-mounting installation.or field-installed valve bypass. 2. complying with NFPA 99. "Health Care Facilities. and reserve supply that will operate only during emergencies.

Header shall have inlet connections complying with CGA V-1. gages. Capacity of Storage Tanks and Vaporizers: As indicated. Clean medical gas pipe and pipe fittings. 4. pressure gage. 3. with individual inlet check valves.Page 16 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . with individual inlet check valves. fabricated of copper-tube or brass pipe and fittings. 2. valves. valves. 9.1 PREPARATION A.) of water. inner vessel. 2. Relief Valves: ASME construction with pressure setting as required for component or system being protected. grease. Include electric. Refer to Division 15 Section "Mechanical Identification" for piping. and inlet connections for number of cylinders indicated.EXECUTION 3. 10. relief devices.The Security Forces Medical Center Project 1. and inlet connections for number of cylinders indicated. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . gages. shutoff valve.3 L (3 gal.45 kg (1 lb) of chemical to 11. E. and suitable for pressures up to 27. steam. all pipes must be replaced by new pipes. header pressure regulator. vaporizer. Include permanent label showing medical gas type. Header shall have inlet connections complying with CGA V-1. Oxygen Reserve Supply: Manifolded header for high-pressure cylinders. PART 3 . Safety Valves: ASME construction with pressure setting to correspond to tank working pressure. Fill Assembly: Fill connection.6 MPa (4000 psig). header pressure regulator. pressure gage.1.and low-level indicator with electric signal circuit connection. Pressure Gages: For tank pressure and facility service line pressure. alarms. and labels for bulk storage tanks. header shutoff valve. 8. 7.16 IDENTIFICATION A. and other readily oxidizable materials as required for oxygen service. Drain Valves: For piping. line shutoff valve or check valve. valves. and other components of oil. line shutoff valve or check valve. and reserve supply connection for connection to building service piping. accessories. and operating instructions. piping. according to CGA G-4. relief devices. Liquid Oxygen Storage Tank: Nickel-steel or stainless-steel inner vessel with 1725- kPa (250-psig) minimum working pressure." 2. If accepted by the Engineer perform the following procedures to re-clean the pipes: 1.6 MPa (4000 psig). "Cleaning Equipment for Oxygen Service. header shutoff valve. storage tank capacity. pressure regulator. Facility Service Assembly: Piping. and suitable for pressures up to 27. tank pressure rating. line shutoff valve or check valve. Contents Gage: High. fabricated of copper-tube or brass pipe and fittings. or ambient vaporizer as indicated. D. 11. alkaline cleaner-water solution of sodium carbonate or trisodium phosphate in proportion of 0. and outer shell. 5. Wash medical gas piping and components in hot. and controls. General: When the Engineer does not accept pre-cleaned pipes because of exposure. valves. 6. Include electric or steam vaporizer as indicated. Liquid Nitrous-Oxide Storage Tank: Steel-alloy inner vessel with 2070-kPa (300- psig) minimum working pressure. vaporizer capacity. Include electric heater. Nitrous-Oxide Reserve Supply: Manifolded header for high-pressure cylinders.

Extend piping and connect to bulk storage tanks and exterior manifolds. b.4 SERVICE ENTRANCES A. 3. Buried Medical Gas Piping: Use soft copper tube with wrought-copper fittings and brazed joints.Page 17 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . and threaded joints. 3. Install emergency oxygen connection assembly with pressure relief valve and full-size discharge piping to outside. Dental Vacuum (Oral Evacuation) Piping: Use Schedule 80 PVC plastic pipe. Construct concrete bases of dimensions indicated. Install supports and anchors according to Division 15 Section "Hangers and Supports. and with ball valve and check valve in supply main from bulk oxygen storage tank. or otherwise required. Refer to Division 3 Section "Cast-in-Place Concrete. of sizes and in locations indicated for service entrances to building. Protective Conduit: Use Schedule 80 PVC plastic pipe. Schedule 80 PVC plastic threaded pipe fittings. hard copper tube with wrought- copper fittings and brazed joints. hot water after washing to remove cleaning solution. Exterior.The Security Forces Medical Center Project a. Scrub to ensure complete cleaning. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . and solvent cement joints. General: Refer to Part 2 of this Section for the following materials: 1. Install sleeve and mechanical sleeve seal at penetrations through foundation wall for watertight installation. Medical Gas Piping: Use pre-cleaned. B. and solvent cement joints. 3. Dental Vacuum (Oral Evacuation) Piping: Use Schedule 80 PVC plastic pipe. Schedule 80 PVC plastic socket-type pipe fittings. Dental Vacuum (Oral Evacuation) Piping: Use Schedule 40 PVC plastic pipe. and threaded joints. and solvent cement joints. 2." 3. C. D. Underground. but not less than 100 mm larger in both directions than supported unit and not less than 100 mm high. B. Interior. 6." 1. 4.3 PIPING APPLICATIONS A.5 PIPING INSTALLATION.2 CONCRETE BASES A. Spacing between Hangers: As described in NFPA 99 and NFPA 99C. Refer to Division 15 Section "Basic Mechanical Materials and Methods" for basic piping installation. 3. Schedule 80 PVC plastic threaded pipe fittings. Schedule 40 PVC plastic socket-type pipe fittings. GENERAL A. or Schedule 80 PVC plastic socket-type pipe fittings. with check valve downstream from pressure relief valve. Rinse with clean. Valve Applications: Use ball valves specified in this Section for main shutoff and zone valve duties. 5. B.

Orient so controls and devices that need servicing are accessible. Refer to Division 15 Section "Basic Mechanical Materials and Methods" for basic piping joint construction. Install valves at angle that prevents closure of cover when valve is in closed position.8 MEDICAL GAS ALARM SYSTEM INSTALLATION A. B. in locations indicated. anchors. and manufacturers' written instructions. Install specialties according to NFPA 99 and manufacturer's written instructions. firmly anchored. Install ceiling-mounting service units firmly anchored to substrate according to manufacturer's written instructions. and fasteners. C. C. alarms." G. Install piping next to equipment to allow service and maintenance. buried medical gas piping in protective conduit fabricated with PVC pipe and fittings.10 CONNECTIONS A. in addition to components furnished with specialties necessary to fabricate supports. 3. Install gas storage tanks and reserve supply tanks on concrete bases. 3. Install alarm panels in locations indicated. and gages. Provide structural steel.7 SPECIALTIES INSTALLATION A. dry nitrogen after installing piping but before connecting to service-outlet valves.9 BULK GAS STORAGE TANK INSTALLATION A. Do not extend conduit through foundation wall. Install gas storage tanks firmly anchored and with seismic controls as indicated. Set tanks and connect medical gas piping to tanks according to NFPA 50. 3. F.6 JOINT CONSTRUCTION A. hanger rods. Install manifolds firmly anchored to substrate and with seismic controls as indicated. Purging: Purge medical gas piping using oil-free. H. Install gas storage tanks plumb and level. NFPA 99. Single boxes may be used for multiple valves that serve same area or function.The Security Forces Medical Center Project E. 3. 3. Install zone valves in valve box anchored to structure.Page 18 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . B. and maintain NFPA 50 and tank manufacturer's recommended clearances. Install thermometers and pressure gages according to Division 15 Section "Meters and Gages. Install exterior. B. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . General: Install alarm system components according to NFPA 99 and manufacturer's written instructions.

vacuum receiver tanks. G. Electric power. valve-box covers. 4. air receiver tanks. Arrange for electric-power connections to specialties and devices that require power. Install safety valves on bulk gas storage tanks. and accessories with unions. MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Install pressure regulators downstream from air compressors. 2. Install flexible pipe connectors on air piping connections to air compressors.11 LABELING AND IDENTIFICATION A. Connect medical gas piping to bulk storage tanks with unions. Install labeling on valves. 1. B. D. Oxygen: White letters on green background. air receiver tanks. dryers. 6. Install with ball valves and strainers where required. Medical Air: Black or white letters on yellow background. Connect medical gas piping to equipment. 3. 3. gas manifolds. and where indicated. C. vacuum piping connections to vacuum units. and where indicated. Evacuation: Black letters on white background or white letters on purple background. 2. F. Medical Vacuum: Black letters on white background. when specified and where required by NFPA 99: 1. 5. and where indicated. Connect cooler unit drains with union and ball valves. Nitrous Oxide: White letters on blue background. and filter assemblies. and air-gap fitting for indirect waste. and alarm panels according to requirements of NFPA 99. Install thermometers on air-compressor discharge piping. wiring.Page 19 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . gate valves. Install medical gas piping and electrical connections to medical gas alarm system components. Carbon Dioxide: White letters on gray background. make connections with dielectric fittings or dielectric unions. Connect water piping to water-cooled units with union and reduced-pressure-zone-type backflow-preventer assembly having strainer. Install with ball valves and strainers. 7. purification units. 4.The Security Forces Medical Center Project B. D. Install pressure gages on air-compressor discharge piping. Where water piping connections are of dissimilar metals. Nitrogen: White letters on black background. E. and discharge over closest floor drain. 3. vacuum receiver tanks. and disconnect switches are specified in Division 16 Sections. Label medical gas systems operating at other than standard pressure with system operating pressure. 1. Captions and Color Coding: Use the following or similar medical gas captions and color coding for specialties. Refer to Division 15 Section "Mechanical Identification" for labeling and identification materials. C.

Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Tests: Perform the following: 1. Refer to Division 2 Section "Earthwork" for warning tapes. a. Inspect. 3. and before concealing piping system.Page 20 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . Standing-Pressure Test: Install assembled system components after testing individual systems as specified above. System Clearing: Purge medical gas and vacuum piping using oil-free. to test pressure of from 1035 to 1380 kPa (150 to 200 psig) and high- pressure air and nitrogen systems to test pressure of 1725 kPa (250 psig) with oil-free. materials. and certify each medical gas system. Bulk Oxygen Systems: Comply with NFPA 50. and certify medical gas systems as specified below. Inspect outlets and inlets. medical gas sources. test. except high-pressure air and nitrogen. test. 1. Report test results in writing to Engineer." Inspect. and retest system until satisfactory results are obtained. Provide oil-free. 3. Certify that medical gas systems comply with requirements specified.to 18- in. test. and that test results were satisfactory. "Health Care Facilities. alarm panels and devices. dry nitrogen. Maintain test until joints are examined for leaks by means of soapy water.The Security Forces Medical Center Project E. equipment. F. Description: Engage the services of an independent testing agency complying with requirements of Division 1 Section "Quality Control" to inspect. alarms. including corrective action. gages. accessories. 3. Pressure Test: Subject each piping section of each system. D. safety devices. G. 4. Inspect manifold supply systems for installation and operation as required by NFPA 99. Hg) minimum vacuum instead of pressure test. Option: Subject vacuum and evacuation systems to 40. dry nitrogen before attaching system components. Prepare written reports of tests results.13 TESTING AGENCY SERVICES A. "Standard for Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer Sites. and gages. C. F. E. 5." B. Repair leaks and replace defective or damaged components with new materials. Provide medical gases required for testing systems. and labor required for testing. that tests were properly performed. and zone valves for proper labeling for gas service and function. Subject systems to 24-hour standing-pressure test at 20 percent above normal line pressure. "Gas and Vacuum Systems. and certify complete medical gas systems according to requirements of NFPA 99." MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Install continuous underground warning tape during backfilling of trench for underground medical gas piping. Chapter 4. but not less than 455 kPa (66 psig). dry nitrogen after installing piping but before installing service outlets. and equipment. alarms. including each piping system. 2.to 61-kPa (12. outlets and inlets. after installing station outlets with test caps (when supplied) in place.12 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL A.

Carbon Monoxide: 10 ppm. Final Purging: Introduce applicable medical gas for each system into respective piping systems. d. Purge installed outlet valves to remove nitrogen test gas present from Phase I testing. Conduct tests by zone. and access each outlet with appropriate adapter and test gage. Minimum allowable concentration levels are defined by U. 1. test completed medical gas systems using applicable medical gas for each system.2. Pressure Test: Test systems at operational pressure with system components installed. Inspect bulk nitrous-oxide supply systems for installation and operation as required by CGA G-8. 4.Page 21 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . Allowable limit is 2 mg/cu. Particulate Sampling: Test positive-pressure terminal outlets. K. for evidence of solid particulate contamination. Excessive contaminant levels will require additional purging to outlets within specific zone until levels are within the following limits: a. Outflow Analysis: Analyze medical gas at positive-pressure outlets to confirm delivery of proper medical gas at proper concentration level. with other systems at atmospheric pressure. dry nitrogen after installing gas systems but before connecting new systems to existing gas sources: 1. 8." MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 . Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm. 3. I." b. "Commodity Specification for Oxygen.3. alarms. Test vacuum inlets for ability to flow. CGA G-4.1. Halogenated Hydrocarbons: 2 ppm. Completed systems have outlets and inlets.2 deg C (4 deg F). Total Hydrocarbons as Methane: One ppm. and gas supply systems are installed and ready for operation. CGA G-6. Test samples for contaminants and moisture within the following limits: a. Dew point of gas dispensed from terminal outlets shall not exceed dew point of source test gas by more than 2.S. c. "Commodity Specification for Air. Alarm System Test: Test for operation of functions specified in "Medical Gas Alarm Systems" Article within limits required. 2. Total Hydrocarbons as Methane: 25 ppm.1. 6. and gages installed. b. m. 5." c. Inspect bulk oxygen supply systems for installation and operation as required by NFPA 50. Phase II Tests: After Phase I testing has been completed. Repeat procedure for each system. Dew Point: Plus 4. System Purity: Test terminal outlets and gas source for contaminant levels as defined below. Outlet and Inlet Cross-Connection Test: Pressurize each system in 69-kPa (10-psig) increments and access each outlet with appropriate adapter and test gage. Halogenated Hydrocarbons: 5 ppm. 7. 2. J. using 0. Phase I Tests: Perform the following tests using oil-free.4 deg C (40 deg F) at dryer discharge. Air-Compressor Purity: Collect medical air-compressor air samples taken from downstream side of filters and air dryers.The Security Forces Medical Center Project H. c. b. Outlet and Inlet Cross-Connection Test: Pressurize one medical gas system to 345 kPa (50 psig). No leaks are allowed. Pharmacopeia's USP-NF and the following CGA Commodity Specifications: a. "Commodity Specification for Carbon Dioxide.45-micron filter. CGA G-7. Moisture: Test positive-pressure terminal outlets for dew point to verify absence of moisture in piping. Moisture.

2. 2." e. "Commodity Specification for Nitrogen. Results of tests. B. and procedures have been performed and report results.14 COMMISSIONING A. B. b. Certification: Certify that specified inspection. CGA G-8.15 DEMONSTRATION A. Startup Services: Engage a factory-authorized service representative to inspect alarm system installation and to provide startup service. Hg) at most distant inlets. System Suction Levels: Test vacuum and evacuation piping systems to confirm that vacuum producers are set to maintain suction of not less than 40 kPa (12 in." C. Refer to Division 1 Section "Demonstration and Training and Closeout Procedures.1. and to adjust. 4. All Systems. 4. Check safety valves for correct settings.The Security Forces Medical Center Project d. Procedures. tests. "Commodity Specification for Nitrous Oxide. Verify that specified tests of piping are complete. Test and adjust controls and safeties. and maintain medical gas piping systems. materials. Replace damaged and malfunctioning controls and equipment discovered by service representative. and gases used. Ensure settings are greater than air- compressor discharge pressure. 1. END OF SECTION 15482 MEDICAL GAS PIPING 15482 .2. except Nitrogen and High-Pressure Air: 345 to 380 kPa (50 to 55 psig) at maximum flow. Perform the following final checks before startup: 1." 3. Inspections performed. System Delivery Pressures: Test pressure piping systems to confirm supply sources are set to deliver gas at the following nominal pressure levels: a. but not greater than rating of system components. CGA G-10. Test methods used. Include the following: 1.Page 22 of 22 PS10964-CD-SPC-ME-01 REV 0 . L. 3. Nitrogen and High-Pressure Air: 1240 kPa (180 psig) minimum at maximum flow. operate. 3. 3. Schedule at least four (4) hours of training. Engage a factory-authorized service representative to train Employer's maintenance personnel in procedures for alarm system startup and shutdown.