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SECTION 15820

FANS
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

A.

The work of this Section includes transfers and exhaust fans including motors,
drives, and fan accessories.

B.

Work Not Included:

C.

Related Work:

1.2
A.

1.3

1.

Section 15040: Systems Adjusting, Testing, and Balancing

2.

Section 15050: Basic Materials and Methods

3.

Section 16150: Motors

QUALITY ASSURANCE
Fan performance ratings shall be in accordance with the Air Moving and
Conditioning Association (AMCA) Standards, and shall bear AMCA Certified
Rating Seal.
SUBMITTALS

A.

Schedule of all fans including accessories indicating manufacturer brand name,


origin and service location.

B.

Certificate of compliance stating that the materials used and construction


conform to all requirements of this specifications.

C.

Submit complete product data for each fan specified, to include fan performance
curves, construction details, electrical characteristics and manufacturers
installation instructions. Fan details shall include but not limited to:
1.

Type, size and model number.


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D.

E.

2.

Rated capacity and static pressure, including certified fan performance


curves with the specified operating point clearly plotted.

3.

Drive type and details

4.

Fan accessories

5.

Complete materials, gages and dimensional details

6.

Coating, furnished specialties and corrosion protection details

7.

Certified fan sound-power ratings

8.

Electrical characteristics, motor horsepower, and electrical accessories.

Submit shop drawings showing:


1.

Equipment assembly and installation details

2.

Required clearances

3.

Vibration isolation base details

4.

Electrical power and control wiring diagrams

Submit operating and maintenance manuals in accordance with Section 01750.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1

GENERAL

A.

All goods and products by these specifications shall be procured, when available
from an in-kingdom manufacturer. Procurement of all goods and products
manufactured out-of-kingdom must be approved by the Royal Commission.

B.

All fans shall be energy efficient, quiet and reliable.

C.

All fans shall be direct or belt driven complete with housing, wheel and hub,
shaft, bearings, motor, drive assembly and accessories.

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2.2

2.3
A.

2.4

SELECTING AND BALANCING


A.

Provide fans capable of accommodating static pressure variations of plus


10%.

B.

Statically and dynamically balance fans to eliminate vibration or noise


transmission to occupied areas of the building.

C.

Provide belt guards on belt-driven fans.

D.

Unless noted otherwise, TEFC type with Class F insulation. Motors less
than 0.35 kW (1/2 HP shall be single phase, 127 volt. Motors 0.35 kW (1/2
HP) and higher shall be 3 phase, 220 volt.

PAINTING
Factory prime coat fan wheels and housing inside and outside. Prime coating on
aluminum parts is not required.
ROOF MOUNTED EXHAUST FANS

A.

Housing shall contain fan, motor and disconnect switch; fan shall be of the
centrifugal type with a low silhouette housing constructed of minimum 0.457 mm
thick spun aluminum with stainless steel fasteners and neoprene gasketed
aluminum curb cap. Provide built-in vibration isolators for quiet operation, vinyl
coated steel or aluminum bird guard over fan discharge area, and full size hinged
base with latch to provide access to backdraft damper from roof. Equip base
with retaining chain to prevent housing from resting on roof in open position.

B.

Fan shall be non-overloading, statically and dynamically balanced, all aluminum


wheel and hub centrifugal exhauster; fan speeds and capacities as shown on the
drawings.

C.

Motor shall be permanently lubricated ball bearing drive; mounted in


compartment isolated from exhaust air stream; factory prewired from motor to
disconnect switch inside housing. Disconnect switch shall have minimum 1
meter long pigtail for connection to power source and wire shall be multiconductor (grounding type) neoprene covered flexible cable. Motor kW shall be
as shown on the drawings, with characteristics and accessories specified.

D.

Drive shall be direct or V-belt type with heavy duty cast iron adjustable pulleys,
and automatic spring loaded belt tightener to maintain constant air delivery and
fan rpm.

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E.

2.5

Backdraft dampers shall be spring loaded multi-leaf type, with minimum 1.3 mm
thick aluminum, felt edged blades secured to cadmium plated steel shaft set in
oilite bearings. Provide blade tiebars. Maximum blade width shall be 150 mm.
Frame shall be extruded aluminum or steel channel with rust inhibitor coating.
PROPELLER FANS WALL MOUNTED

A.

Provide fans as shown on IFC drawings. The fan shall be direct driven,
mounted on fabricated wooden frame.

B.

Fan blades shall be constructed of rigid plastic. Fan shall be quiet in


operation and fan blades and hub shall be statically and dynamically
balanced at the factory.

C.

Shafts shall be of steel, accurately ground and shall be of ample size


for the loads transmitted, and shall not pass through a critical speed
through the full range of speed shown for the fan.

D. Motors shall be of a standard type that is easily replaceable and may


be either sleeve or ball bearing type. Maximum RPM of the motor shall
be 1750 RPM.
E.

The inlet side of the fan shall be provided with a wire guard which
completely surrounds the fan blades. Openings in guard shall not
exceed 10 mm. Provide gravity shutters.

F. The fan shall be controlled as shown on the electrical drawings.


PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1
A.

INSTALLATION
Mounting:
1.

Floor mounted units shall be securely mounted with cadmium plated


hardware on anti-vibration insulators. Provide all supporting steel,
mounting curbs, anchors, etc. required to properly support the unit.

2.

Suspended units shall be independently suspended from building


structure using vibration isolators.

3.

Rigidly anchor roof mounted units to roof curbs using cadmium plated or
stainless steel hardware.

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B.

4.

Supply and adjust sheaves as necessary for final air balancing.

5.

Set roof mounted fans on curbs. Provide acoustic insulation on duct to


below roof line and on fan inlet plenum, and drip pan for collecting
condensation.

6.

Pipe drainage from centrifugal fans to floor drain.

7.

Anti-vibration mountings or hangers to be installed.

Connections:
1.

Final connections to ductwork shall be made using flexible connectors.


Install 12 mm mesh bird screen at discharge of weather hood downstream
from discharge shutter.

2.

Install backdraft dampers with exhaust fans as required.

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