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60-455

A Issued for Bid JMP


Rev Date Description Prepared Checked Approved
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1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 WORK INCLUDED

1.1.1 This Specification covers the general requirements for the design, fabrication,
inspection, testing and shipping of Power Control Buildings for enclosing and
housing electrical and control equipment. This shall include platforms with stairs
down to grade when the building is elevated above grade as specified on the Data
Sheet.
1.1.2 The Power Control Buildings (PCB) shall be single story, prefabricated pre-wired,
pre-tested metal enclosed buildings. The specific scope for this order is contained
in the Data Sheets of this specification, the individual specifications and drawings
attached to this specification. The PCB will be located outdoors and will house
electrical distribution equipment associated with the facility.
1.1.3 The PCB shall include installed and tested lighting, receptacles, switches,
transformers, panelboards, HVAC system, doors, hardware, wiring and other
components required for a complete unit.
1.1.4 The PCB shall be capable of accommodating the specified electrical equipment,
which may include any of the following: medium and low voltage switchgear,
medium and low voltage motor control centers, medium and low voltage adjustable
speed drives, UPS systems, transfer switches, voltage regulation, relay control
panel and other electrical distribution and control equipment.
1.1.5 The specific requirements of electrical equipment installed within the PCB (such as
switchgear, motor control centers, etc.) shall be as specified in the attached
specifications.
1.1.6 Any failure by the Vendor to take exception to any part of this specification in the
initial bid proposal shall indicate compliance to the specification.
1.1.7 It shall be the Vendors responsibility to be, or to become, knowledgeable of the
requirements of the Standards and Codes referenced.
1.1.8 The Vendor shall bring any conflicts between standards/codes and this specification
to Purchasers attention for resolution.

1.2 WORK NOT INCLUDED

1.2.1 Installation of the Power Control Buildings (PCB) and field-testing.


1.2.2 Installation of Purchasers furnished electrical control cabinets and equipment and
their associated wiring.

1.3 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

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The equipment package shall conform to the latest edition of the following industry
standards and codes:

ANSI American National Standards Institute


ASTM American Society for Testing Materials
ASTM A572 High Strength Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Stels
ASTM A992 Standard Specification for Steel for Structural Shapes for use in
Building Framing
ASTM B117 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of
Building Materials
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE C37.20.2 Standard for Metal Clad Switchgear
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NFPA 70 NEC National Electrical Code
NFPA 255 Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of
Building Materials
OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration
UL Underwriters Laboratories
IBC International Building Code

1.4 APPROVALS

The Power Control Building assembly shall be constructed to be UL Listed and shall
bear a UL label.

1.5 DEFINITIONS

1.5.1 Purchaser - Purchaser shall mean CH2M HILL or any representative of CH2M HILL,
or any other person, firm or corporation engaged by CH2M HILL, to perform
services to which this Standard is applicable.
1.5.2 Vendor - Vendor shall mean the person(s) or company (ies) selling the product
specified in this Standard for the Purchaser.

1.6 DOCUMENTATION

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1.6.1 The Vendor shall supply a minimum of one copy of all drawings and manuals to be
shipped with the unit.
1.6.2 The Vendor shall supply the copies of all drawings and data requested on the
Vendor Drawing and Data Requirements form attached.
1.6.3 All drawings shall be submitted in electronic format in addition to the hard copy if
requested on the Vendor Drawing and Data Requirements form. Electronic file
format shall be AutoCAD or Purchaser approved format.
1.6.4 All engineering data provided for this equipment shall represent the actual
equipment specified and ordered.
1.6.5 Generic drawings are not acceptable unless the drawings are revised to show only
the equipment being furnished.
1.6.6 Approval Drawings (documents listed in Attachment A of individual equipment
specification) shall be provided and approved by Purchaser prior to start of
manufacturing.

2. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

2.1 DESIGN CRITERIA

2.1.1 All Power Control Building materials, including finish, insulation, and acoustical
treatments, shall have a maximum flame spread of 25 or less. Refer to NFPA 255.
The materials shall be tested as defined in ASTM E84.
2.1.2 All openings into the PCB shall be sealed to provide a weather-tight seal from
outside elements.
2.1.3 A minimum of two (2) fire extinguishers, carbon dioxide type, 10 pound capacity,
hand-carry, with hanging bracket, hose, hose nozzle, and hand squeeze valve
control shall be provided adjacent to each entry in the Power Control Building
(PCB).
2.1.4 PCB shall be designed to comply with seismic zone designation as indicated in the
Data Sheet.

2.2 FABRICATION CRITERIA

2.2.1 All structural bolts and fasteners shall be SAE grade 5 or better and shall be hot
dipped galvanized.
2.2.2 All external nonstructural bolts, fasteners, and Power Center hardware shall be
Type 300 Series stainless steel.
2.2.3 All equipment shall be securely fastened to the PCB.
2.2.4 Enclosure shall meet the rain test performance requirements of IEEE C37.20.2.

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2.3 ARRANGEMENT

2.3.1 The equipment arrangement, door and panel location, and PCB size shall be similar
to that shown on the attached layout.
2.3.2 Conduit and cable tray entrances and supports for conduit and tray shall be
provided as part of the PCB design.
2.3.3 Maximum dimensions (length, width, height) of PCB shall be in compliance with
local transportation codes for the mode of transportation.
2.3.4 Inside height of ceiling to finished floor shall be a minimum of 9 feet 6 inches.
2.3.5 Working space around equipment shall be in accordance with the equipment
manufacturers recommendations, but shall not be less than as indicated in the
NEC. Sufficient aisle space shall be provided to allow for removal of equipment.

2.4 STRUCTURAL LOADING

2.4.1 The structural steel base shall be designed to withstand all shipping and design
loads in accordance with the IBC.
2.4.2 The base of the PCB shall be of adequately sized ASTM A572 Gr. 50 and/or A992
structural steel members rigidly braced with structural steel cross-members for
installation on a concrete slab or piers furnished and installed by others.
2.4.3 Floor shall be designed for a 1/32-inch maximum deflection when moving
removable equipment elements.
2.4.4 Jacking facilities shall be provided for base leveling.
2.4.5 Assembled PCB or each shipping assembly with all equipment installed shall be
designed for maximum four (4)-point bottom lift.
2.4.6 Lifting eyes shall be removable.
2.4.7 Spreader bar for lifting the complete PCB shall be provided along with sketch and
calculations.

2.5 ROOF

2.5.1 Roof panels shall be minimum 18-gauge galvanized steel.


2.5.2 Roof panels shall be factory painted white, or as specified on the Data Sheet.
2.5.3 Roof joints (if present) shall be of standing seam construction with a cap over the
seam or interlocking panel design.
2.5.4 Roof panels shall be supplied in a single continuous length from eave line to
ridgeline and shall be designed to tightly interlock so that fasteners are not required
at intermediate points along the panel side laps.
2.5.5 The PCB roof shall be sloped and of such a design to carry a load of 40 pounds per
square foot.

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2.5.6 The roof shall not drain on any side that has a personnel entry doorway.

2.6 DOORS/RAIN CANOPY/EXIT SIGNS

2.6.1 A minimum of two 36-inch wide gasketed doors, one at each end of the PCB shall
be provided and located to facilitate egress.
2.6.2 The doors shall be designed to provide adequate headroom, but in no case shall
the height be less than 7 feet from the floor.
2.6.3 Doors shall open outward.
2.6.4 Doors shall be made from 14-gauge steel minimum.
2.6.5 Doors shall be insulated and made of double wall construction with integral frame.
2.6.6 Doors shall be flush at the top to prevent water entry.
2.6.7 Inside panic hardware designed to override all locks, key lock, door closer and stay
hinge shall be provided. Common keyed locks shall be provided on all doors. A
minimum of five (5) keys shall be provided with each PCB.
2.6.8 Door closer hardware shall be pneumatic or hydraulic and shall be capable of
holding door in the fully open position.
2.6.9 Equipment loading door openings shall be a minimum 48 inches wide by 96 inches
high. The 96-inch height can include removable transom panel and standard height
door. The 48 width can include a 12 removable wall panel.
2.6.10 Equipment loading doors shall be of adequate size to remove or install largest
equipment section in the PCB.
2.6.11 Weather shields, a minimum of 6 inches overhang, shall be provided over all
equipment access doors and personnel entry doors on PCBs located outdoors.
2.6.12 In addition to the weather shield, a rain canopy shall be provided over each
personnel entry door on the Power Control Building. Rain canopy shall extend a
minimum of 36 inches from the structure and extend 6 inches on each side of the
door opening.
2.6.13 Weather shields and rain canopies shall be compatible with building exterior
material and wind velocity design.
2.6.14 Illuminated exit signs shall be provided inside above each door. Every exit sign
shall have the word Exit in plainly legible letters not less than 6 inches high, with
the principal stroke of letters not less than inch wide. Exit signs shall be provided
with a battery backup in case of loss of normal operating power.

2.7 EQUIPMENT ACCESS PANELS/CABLE ENTRY

2.7.1 Outside equipment access panels behind equipment shall be provided when
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Panels shall be capable of being opened with equipment in place.


Panels shall be insulated, weatherproof and gasketed, full-height and hinged.
Panels shall have 3 point latching mechanism with padlockable handle.
Panels shall be 11-gauge steel minimum.
2.7.2 All equipment access panels for future equipment shall be provided with an easily
removable wall panel to prevent being used as an access door.
2.7.3 All major equipment located in the Power Control Building (PCB) shall have bottom
entrance for conduit and cables, as well as top entry to cable tray furnished and
installed inside the PCB. Removable non-magnetic plates shall be provided to
facilitate drilling for conduit and cable openings. Bottom entry will be from
underground duct banks provided by the Purchaser. Vendor shall provide cable
tray, openings, and seal fittings per the Data Sheet.

2.8 STAIRS AND PLATFORMS

Access steps and platform with integral handrails for each exterior door, shall be
provided for the Power Control Building when it is installed above grade. The
platforms shall have adequate space for full door swing with personnel on the
platform. The equipment loading door platform shall accommodate the largest
equipment section in the PCB. A removable section of handrail may be required on
the equipment loading door platform to facilitate access.

2.9 CEILING

The metal ceiling shall consist of panels of minimum 16 gauge interlocked formed
galvanized steel conforming to ASTM Standards, factory painted white, and
interlocked with the roof panels.

2.10 WALLS

Outer wall panels shall be minimum 18 gauge galvanized steel conforming to ASTM
Standards. Inner wall panels shall be fabricated of 16-gauge minimum, interlocked,
formed galvanized steel. Panels shall be able to withstand 100 mph design wind
loads.
Exterior wall panels of the PCB shall be a single continuous length from the base
channel to the roofline at the sidewalls and end walls, except where interrupted by
wall openings.

2.11 FLOOR

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Floor shall be -inch ASTM A36 steel minimum, welded to all perimeter channels
and cross beams to produce a flat surface, free from any exposed seams, ripples or
irregularities.

2.12 INSULATION

Power Control Building shall be insulated for the climatic conditions shown in the
Data Sheet. Roof and sides as required shall have a minimum insulation value for
an effective R-value of 11. Insulation to have minimum flame spread as noted
above in section Design Criteria.
Roof insulation shall be secured between the roof and ceiling panels.

2.13 HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING (HVAC)

2.13.1 HVAC system shall consist of a minimum of two (2) 100% rated units for the Power
Control Building, each thermostatically controlled from within the PCB. Each room
shall have at least one (1) unit.
2.13.2 The PCB shall be essentially airtight design, and the HVAC system shall provide a
slight positive inside pressure to prevent entry of dust-laden air and contaminants.
2.13.3 The HVAC system shall be capable of maintaining a temperature of 78 oF at the
maximum ambient temperature specified in the Data Sheet.
2.13.4 The basis for calculating heat load shall include all equipment load losses,
equipment by Vendor and consideration for Purchaser furnished equipment.
Purchaser furnished equipment initial heat load shall be calculated using a value of
4kW. Final calculations shall be based on actual equipment heat loads to be
provided to the Vendor at a later date.
2.13.5 The ventilation system shall be capable of providing a minimum six (6) air changes
per hour.
2.13.6 An enclosed safety disconnect switch with provisions for padlock in OFF position,
approved for the area classification, shall be provided on or mounted adjacent to
each unit. A NEMA 4 enclosure shall be used.
2.13.7 One Form C contact shall be provided to activate an alarm if interior temperature
exceeds 90oF (32oC).
2.13.8 Replaceable filters for the HVAC units shall be accessible from within the building.
2.13.9 An interior smoke detector shall be provided. Form C contacts shall be provided to
activate an alarm and shutdown the HVAC units if smoke is detected.

2.14 BUILDING SERVICES

2.14.1 General

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Supply voltage for lighting, receptacles, and equipment accessories shall be as


specified in the Data Sheet.
Panelboards shall be furnished as follows:
o Minimum one (1), 42 circuit panelboard, 120/208Y Volt, with integral main
breaker, bolt on, industrial type branch circuit breakers, neutral bus, and
ground bus.
o All branch circuit breakers shall be a minimum 20 amps. Size to be
determined by building load.
o Provide a minimum one (1) circuit for lighting, one (1) for receptacles,
and one (1) each for space heaters; one (1) for HVAC if required from
panelboard; and minimum four (4) spare circuits for Purchasers use.
o Circuit directory shall be provided on panelboard.
Provide one (1) solidly grounded, 480-208Y/120V, 3 phase, 4 wire, dry-type
transformer with a minimum of two (2) 2-1/2% taps above and below normal
primary voltage. A ground wire shall be connected from center tap, to case.
Dry-type transformer shall be rated based on 150 oC rise above ambient at full
load and 220oC rated insulation.
Wiring shall be installed as follows:
o The PCB shall be furnished complete with all interconnecting wiring
installed and connected prior to shipping.
o Wiring shall be 600 V, copper, minimum 12 AWG.
o Wiring shall be installed in surface mounted metal conduit, wireway, or
cable trays.
o Each interconnecting wire shall be identified by tubular wire markers at
each end.
o Wire identification shall match the manufacturers interconnection
drawings.
Cable tray when utilized shall be NEMA Class 20-B, aluminum.
All wiring methods, raceways, and cable systems shall conform to NFPA 70.
2.14.2 Convenience Receptacles, 120 Volt
A minimum of six (6) receptacles shall be provided, four (4) inside and two (2)
outside of each Power Control Building.
Receptacles shall be wired to PCB panelboard.
Inside the PCB the receptacles shall be spaced every 10 feet.
Receptacles located outside shall be provided with weatherproof covers and
shall be located near each door.
2.14.3 Lighting

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Interior Lighting
o The PCB shall be furnished complete with integrally protected industrial
type rapid start fluorescent lighting fixtures, energy efficient T8 bulbs and
an industrial grade 3-way switch at each personnel door on the non-
hinged side of the door. Wire guards shall be provided over the fixtures.
o The minimum maintained illumination level shall be 50 foot-candles (fc)
at the floor level with 30 fc on the vertical face of each equipment line-
up.
o All lights shall be mounted clear of all equipment, including the breaker
removal truck.
Exterior lighting for the Power Control Building shall be furnished complete with
factory-installed, instant re-start, 120V, 70 Watt, high-pressure sodium light
fixtures with integral photo control and with globe and guard. Light fixtures shall
be located adjacent to each doorway including all sides of building with a
maximum spacing of eighteen feet. Exterior lighting shall be enclosed and
gasketed.
2.14.4 Grounding and Bonding
System and equipment grounding and bonding shall be in accordance with
NFPA 70, Article 250.
All exposed non-current carrying metal parts including PCB additions, such as
steps, etc. shall be electrically bonded.
The ground loop shall be constructed of #4/0 AWG, stranded, class B, soft
drawn, copper conductor having green insulation and shall be connected to the
ground pads described below.
Grounding system supplied and installed by the Vendor shall provide system
and equipment grounding for all electrical equipment and the PCB frame. Each
equipment assembly ground bus shall be connected at each end to the PCB
grounding loop.
One NEMA standard 4-hole stainless steel ground pad shall be located at each
corner of the exterior of the PCB (total of four (4) ground pads) and shall be
connected to the ground loop described above.

2.15 COATINGS

2.15.1 All structural framing members shall be cleaned to near white metal. The use of
chemical or solvent cleaning of structural steel shall not be permitted by the
manufacturer. Following cleaning, one shop coat of zinc-chromate primer shall be
applied.
2.15.2 Floor surface shall be finished with a durable, scuff-resistant, nonskid epoxy or
enamel coating.

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2.15.3 All seams outside the power center shall be sealed with marine sealant to preclude
crevice corrosion and assure the environmental integrity of the PCB against blowing
rain, dust/dirt or sand.
2.15.4 Interior and exterior exposed metal surfaces shall receive factory paint coats to
meet or exceed 2000 hours of salt spray testing as defined by ASTM B117-94.
Purchaser shall select final finish color from Vendors standard paint colors, unless
specified in the Data Sheet. Interior finish shall be Vendors standard white finish.
2.15.5 Structural members under the flooring shall be coated with an additional 20-25 mils
of bitumastic or equal undercoating to eliminate base rusting and subsequent
potential corrosion.
2.15.6 Two (2) one-quart cans of touch-up paint shall be supplied per equipment assembly
for each color used.

2.16 LABELING AND TAGGING

2.16.1 The PCB and all equipment shall be tagged.


Tags shall be laminated plastic, black lettering on white background permanently
attached to each piece of equipment.
Equipment labels shall be installed with stainless steel hardware.
Device markers and shrink sleeve wire markers shall be provided identifying all
circuits and equipment.
2.16.2 Nameplates shall be provided for panelboards, annunciator panels, dry type
transformers, specialty equipment, and exterior access panels not otherwise
covered by the equipment specifications.

3. INSPECTION AND TESTING

3.1 GENERAL

3.1.1 The Vendor shall conduct tests and inspections necessary to determine that
equipment and wiring is installed in accordance with the individual specifications
and is in satisfactory condition to be energized. Test results shall be documented
and submitted to the Purchaser for record.
3.1.2 All equipment shall be inspected for compliance. In addition to testing required by
individual equipment specifications, a functional test should be performed to ensure
proper operation of all devices and components.

4. SHIPMENT

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4.1 PREPARATION

4.1.1 Preparation for Shipment shall be in accordance with Vendors standards unless
otherwise noted on the Request for Quotation and/or Purchase Order. The Vendor
shall be solely responsible for the Preparation for Shipment.
4.1.2 Loose equipment, such as auxiliary test devices, charts, replacement parts, manual
operating handles, packing devices, etc., shall be appropriately packaged, tagged
for easy identification and secured for shipment inside the PCB.
4.1.3 Relays, contactors and other components with moving parts that might be damaged
in shipment shall have all such moving parts securely blocked and braced.

4.2 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

4.2.1 Additional shipping and handling requirements that appear in the individual
equipment specifications shall be strictly adhered to, when applicable.
4.2.2 When PCB is shipped in more than one section, each open shipping split shall be
protected with plywood or other approved method.

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