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Materials System Specification

27-SAMSS-001 5 December 2012


Packaged Water Cooled Centrifugal Chillers for Utility Services
Document Responsibility: HVAC Standards Committee

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents

1 Scope............................................................. 2
2 Conflicts and Deviations................................ 2
3 References..................................................... 2
4 Information Required with Quotation............. 5
5 Technical Requirements................................ 7
6 Component Design and
Operating Requirements...................... 10
7 Energy Efficiency.. 27
8 Fabrication and Shipment............................ 27
9 Inspection and Testing................................. 28
10 Other Miscellaneous Requirements............. 32

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1 Scope

1.1 This Specification together with the Purchase Order and Data Sheet describes
the minimum requirements for packaged water cooled centrifugal chillers
providing chilled water primarily for comfort air conditioning. Packaged chiller
units shall be designed and constructed in accordance with ASHRAE 15,
AHRI 550/590, ANSI/ASME B31.5, ASME B16.5 and other references
mentioned herein. Units covered by this Specification are up to 3,000 tons.
The intent is to purchase chillers, which are Vendor's standard design and
modified to meet additional requirements of this specification.

1.2 Excluded from this Specification are air cooled units and packaged units
providing chilled water for process applications, units for direct process chilling
applications, and units that utilize reciprocating or rotary helical screw
compressors.

2 Conflicts and Deviations

2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs),
Saudi Aramco Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes and
forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative
through the Manager, Consulting Services Department of Saudi Aramco,
Dhahran.

2.2 Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or
Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302
and forward such requests to the Manager, Consulting Services Department of
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

3 References

The selection of material and equipment, and the design, construction, maintenance, and
repair of equipment and facilities covered by this standard shall comply with the latest
edition of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted.

3.1 Saudi Aramco Documents

Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure


SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory
Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement

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Saudi Aramco Materials System Specification


09-SAMSS-107 Qualification Requirements and Application of
Composite Fluoropolymer/Ceramic Coatings to
Fasteners

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards


SAES-H-100 Coating Materials & Application Requirements for
Industrial Facilities
SAES-H-101 Approved Protective Coating Systems for Industrial
Plants and Equipment
SAES-K-001 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
SAES-K-101 Regulated Vendor List for Heating, Ventilating and
Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment

Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements


Form 175-270200 Packaged Water Cooled Centrifugal Chillers for
Utility Services

Saudi Aramco Forms and Data Sheets


Form 3099A-ENG Relief Valve Authorization
Form 7305-ENG Equipment Noise Data Sheet
Form 8117 Data Sheet-Centrifugal Fluorocarbon Refrigeration
Units

Saudi Aramco Non-Material Requirements


Form NMR-7907 NMRs for Instrumentation (General)
Form NMR-7911 NMRs for Centrifugal Compressors
Form NMR-7912 NMRs for Electric Rotating Machinery
Form NMR-7915 NMRs for Lube Oil Systems
Form NMR-7919 NMRs for Columns and Drums (Pressure Vessels)
Form NMR-7922 NMRs for Shell and Tube - or Double Pipe Heat
Exchangers
Form NMR-7927 NMRs for Fabricated Structural Steel

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3.2 Industry Codes and Standards

American Gear Manufacturers Association


AGMA 2001-D04 Fundamental Rating Factors and Calculation
Methods for Involute Spur and Helical Gear Teeth

American National Standards Institute


ANSI/ASHRAE 15 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems
ANSI/ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping

American Society for Testing and Materials


ASTM B359 Standard Specification for Copper and Copper-
Alloy Seamless Condenser and Heat Exchanger
Tubes with Integral Fins
ASTM C411 Standard Test Method for Hot-Surface Performance
of High-Temperature Thermal Insulation

Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute


AHRI 110 Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment
Nameplate Voltages
AHRI 370 Sound Rating of Large Outdoor Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Equipment
AHRI 530 Method of Rating Sound and Vibration of
Refrigerant Compressors
AHRI 540 Performance Rating of Positive Displacement
Refrigerant Compressors and Compressor Units
AHRI 550/590 Water Chilling Packages Using the Vapor
Compression Cycle
AHRI 575 Method of Measuring Machinery Sound within an
Equipment Space
AHRI 700 Specifications for Fluorocarbon Refrigerants

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers


ASHRAE 15 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems
ASHRAE 30 Methods of Testing Liquid-Chilling Packages
ASHRAE 34 Designation and Safety Classification of
Refrigerants

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ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise


Residential Buildings

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings NPS Through
NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard
ASME SEC VIII D1 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
ASME SEC IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Qualification
Standard for Welding and Brazing Procedures,
Welders, Brazers, and Welding and Brazing
Operators
American Welding Society
AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel

National Fire Protection Association


NFPA 90A Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning
and Ventilating Systems

3.3 Material

Centrifugal chillers 9COM No. 6000001828 is a regulated vendor commodity as


per SAES-K-101.

4 Information Required with Quotation

Supply the following information with the quotation. This information will be used to
complete the technical evaluation of the quotation. The quotation will be considered
technically unacceptable if any of the information requested is not included.
Information required shall include, but not be limited, to the following:

4.1 Data Sheets

4.1.1 Form 8117 Centrifugal Fluorocarbon Refrigeration Units Data Sheet.

4.1.2 Saudi Aramco Motor Data Sheets for all motors including the
compressor drive motor.

4.1.3 Form 7305-ENG Equipment Noise Data Sheet.

4.2 Vendor Documents

4.2.1 Parts List, indicating original manufacturer's part numbers for each
component of the chiller package.

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4.2.2 Certified drawings for the chiller package indicating the following:

4.2.2.1 Electrical and control system diagrams.

4.2.2.2 Unit outline

4.2.2.3 Customer connections

4.2.3 Complete service manuals detailing all aspects of the following:


Installation
Operation
Preventive/Predictive Maintenance
Overhaul Maintenance
Mechanical clearances (new and replacement)
Assembly drawings
Control diagrams
Control logic diagrams
Control settings
Instrumentation set points
Electrical schematics
Electrical logic diagrams
Electrical on-line diagrams
Hermetic motor burnout system cleaning procedure

4.2.4 For any parts used in the chiller package that are not designed and
manufactured by the chiller package manufacturer the following shall
be provided:
Original Vendor Catalogs
Installation Manual
Maintenance Manual
Troubleshooting Manual

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5 Technical Requirements

5.1 General Technical Requirements

5.1.1 Components of the chiller package on both the refrigerant and water
sides, shall be designed, constructed, assembled and tested in
accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE 15 and ASME Boiler and Pressure
Vessel Code. This includes the following:
Condenser
Cooler
Receiver

5.1.2 ASME U Stamp

5.1.2.1 Refrigerant shell side of the condenser and cooler vessels


shall bear the ASME U stamp or an approved equivalent.

5.1.2.2 Condenser and cooler water boxes manufactured to operate at


a design pressure greater than 300 psi shall also bear an
ASME U stamp or an approved equivalent.

5.1.3 Package Chiller Unit Components

5.1.3.1 The package chiller unit shall include all components and
auxiliaries necessary for the safe, controlled and automatic
operation of the equipment. This includes, but not limited to,
the following:
Liquid subcooler
Water cooled condenser
Centrifugal compressor
Motor
Economizer for multi-stage compressors.
Instrument piping
Control piping
Operating controls
Safety controls.

5.1.3.2 Additional equipment required by Manufacturer for the


proper operation of the chiller package may be added.

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5.1.3.3 All components shall be mounted on a single skid.


Exception:

Chiller Package components that are normally not installed


on a single skid may be permitted with the prior approval of
the HVAC Standards Committee Chairman.

5.1.4 Chiller Package Performance

5.1.4.1 The chilling package shall be capable of continuously


producing the refrigerating duty specified on the Centrifugal
Fluorocarbon Refrigeration Units Data Sheet, Form No. 8117.

5.1.4.2 No negative tolerance on performance at the design point,


beyond those allowed by AHRI 550/590, is permitted.

5.1.5 Chiller Stable Operation

5.1.5.1 The chiller package shall be capable of stable operation


(i.e., without compressor surge) at the following conditions:
Chiller package at 15% of the specified cooling load at
design operating conditions and fouling factors.
Entering condenser cooling medium (i.e., condenser
water) temperature equal to the maximum specified.

The chiller package shall achieve the aforementioned without


the use of any external hot gas bypass system.

5.1.5.2 If Vendor's design requires use of hot gas bypass below the
required 15% load to insure stable operation of the chiller
package then a suitable and approved hot gas bypass system,
with automatic controls, shall be provided.

5.1.6 Chiller Minimum Stable Cooling Capacity

5.1.6.1 Vendor shall advise in his quotation the minimum stable


(without compressor surge) cooling capacity of the chiller
package without the use of hot gas bypass under conditions
where the entering condenser cooling medium temperature
varies linearly from the maximum specified on the
Centrifugal Fluorocarbon Refrigeration Units Data Sheet,
Form No. 8117 at 100% cooling load to the minimum at 0%
load, as per AHRI 550/590.

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5.1.6.2 If the minimum stable cooling capacity is less than 15% of


full cooling capacity vendor shall supply a suitable and
approved automatic hot gas bypass system.

5.1.7 Utilities

The available utilities are specified on the Centrifugal Fluorocarbon


Refrigeration Units Data Sheet, Form No. 8117. The Vendor shall
complete the Utilities section of this Data Sheet indicating the required
amount of each utility for the satisfactory operation of the chilling unit.

5.1.8 Noise emission data.

Noise emission data for chiller package at full and partial load shall be
provided by Vendor and indicated on the Noise Data Sheet, Form
7305-ENG. This shall be included with the Vendor's proposal (bid).

5.1.9 Chiller Sound Attenuation

5.1.9.1 If Vendor's standard unit requires modification and/or


silencing equipment to meet the noise level specified by
Buyer on Form 7305-ENG, the cost of such modifications
shall be stated in Vendor's quotation separate from the cost of
the standard unit.

5.1.9.2 Equipment and material used for silencing shall be submitted


for review and approval.

5.1.10 Lifting lugs or permanent eye bolts shall be provided on compressor


casing and motor.

5.1.11 Chiller Package Assembly

5.1.11.1 The complete chiller packaged unit, with all components,


shall be assembled, aligned and pre-checked in the Vendors
shop prior to shipment.

5.1.11.2 Chiller packaged units shall be completely piped and wired


by the Vendor.

5.1.11.3 Motor and compressor alignment shall be proven prior to


shipping for open-drive compressors.

5.2 Refrigerant

5.2.1 Centrifugal chiller packages shall be designed to operate with

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refrigerant HFC-134a.

5.2.2 Refrigerant designation shall be specified on the chiller package


nameplate in accordance with ASHRAE 34.

6 Component Design and Operating Requirements

6.1 Compressor

6.1.1 Compressor shall be hermetic or open centrifugal type and shall be


accessible.

6.1.2 Open-Drive Compressors

6.1.2.1 Open-drive compressors shall use mechanical contact oil


lubricated shaft seals to control leakage of refrigerant and oil
to atmosphere.

6.1.2.2 All parts of mechanical shaft seals shall be accessible for


maintenance and replacement without removal of the
compressor shaft.

6.1.3 Compressor Capacity Control

Compressor capacity control shall be as follows:

6.1.3.1 Compressor capacity control shall be by means of suction


(pre-rotation) guide vanes.

6.1.3.2 Capacity reduction shall be automatically controlled by


temperature actuated controls.

6.1.3.3 External parts of guide vane mechanism linkage shall be of


approved corrosion resistant materials.

6.1.3.4 Guide vanes shall have mechanisms to prevent complete vane


closure so as to insure that the compressor does not enter into
surge.

6.1.4 Nameplate

The chiller package shall have a nameplate as follows:

6.1.4.1 Stainless steel nameplate and rotation arrow shall be securely


fastened to the compressor and located for easy visibility.

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6.1.4.2 Nameplates and serial numbers shall be located to permit ease


of visual inspection at all times.

6.1.5 Bearings

The chiller package bearings shall be as follows:

6.1.5.1 All bearings shall remain within safe loading limits for all
operating conditions of the chiller package.

6.1.5.2 High or low load operation shall not accelerate bearing wear.

6.1.5.3 As a minimum all bearings for both motor (hermetic or semi-


hermitic) and compressor shall be of straight bore design.

6.1.5.4 Ball and roller type bearings are not allowed for chiller
compressor.

6.1.6 Hermetic compressors shall be furnished with a sight glass to verify


direction of motor rotation.

6.1.7 The polytropic efficiency for compressors covered by this specification


shall be equal to or greater than 80%.

6.2 Gears

6.2.1 Compressors requiring a speed-increasing gear shall have a gearbox


integral with the compressor case.

6.2.2 Gears shall be lubricated by the compressor lubrication system.

6.2.3 Gears shall be in accordance with AGMA 2001-D04.

6.3 Shaft Couplings

The following applies to open drive compressors:

6.3.1 Non-lubricated flexible metallic element spacer-type couplings shall be


furnished.
Exception:

Flexible coupling not required if using a flange-mounted motor and


sleeve coupling.

6.3.2 Couplings shall be designed to withstand as a minimum, parallel


misalignment of 1.2 mm (50 mils) together with twice the expected
axial thermal growth.

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6.4 Lube Oil System

6.4.1 A pressurized oil system shall be provided to furnish oil at a suitable


pressure and temperature for lubrication and cooling of unit bearings,
gears, shaft seals (when applicable) and hermetic or semi-hermitic
motor bearings.

6.4.2 Oil system shall include, as a minimum the following:


Positive displacement motor driven oil pump
Starter or Variable Speed Drive (VSD)
Electric heater with thermostatic control
Oil cooler
Replaceable oil filter having a 25 micron or less filtration
High oil temperature switch
Low oil temperature switch
Low oil pressure switch
Reservoir oil level indicator
A means for providing proper lubrication of bearings and seals
during starting and on stopping (including coast down) with or
without electric power supply

6.4.3 Shaft-driven centrifugal-type oil pumps may be used provided a motor-


driven positive displacement auxiliary oil pump instrumented to come
on prior to compressor startup and on low oil pressure is provided.

6.4.4 The lubrication oil system shall include:


Oil pressure regulation by relief device or VSD
Oil filters and differential pressure sensors to monitor filter
pressure drop
Oil heater with a density not to exceed 15 W/in
Relief bypass to relieve pressure of any excess oil to the low-
pressure oil side

Exception:

There is no need for relief bypass for VSD lube oil pumps.

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Isolation valves upstream and downstream of oil filter permitting


oil filter replacement with no loss of refrigerant charge.

6.4.5 Lube Oil Coolers

6.4.5.1 Lube oil coolers shall be as specified in the Purchase Order,


either water-cooled, air-cooled type or refrigerant-cooled heat
exchangers.

6.4.5.2 Water-cooled heat exchangers shall be supplied with


UNS C71500 70-30 Copper-Nickel tubes unless otherwise
specified in the Purchase Order.

6.4.5.3 Isolation valves shall be provided upstream and downstream


of oil cooler.

6.4.6 Oil pump drive, oil cooler heat exchanger and motors shall be selected
and designed for at least 150% of the normal oil requirement. This is
to compensate for excess oil flow that may be required as a result of
equipment wear.

6.5 Vessels and Exchangers

6.5.1 Condensers and Coolers

6.5.1.1 General

6.5.1.1.1 Condensers and coolers shall be of the shell and


tube type configuration.

6.5.1.1.2 Condenser and cooler refrigerant shell side shall


bear an ASME U stamp or an approved equivalent,
as per Section 5.1.2 of this specification.

6.5.1.1.3 Cooling water from the cooling tower basin shall


be filtered from sand to Manufacturers
specifications prior to entry into condenser.
This shall be performed via an approved sand
inertia filter system.

6.5.1.1.4 Condenser and Cooler Waterboxes

6.5.1.1.4.1 Condenser and cooler waterboxes


with cooling or chilled water piping
connections shall have hinged marine-
type waterboxes that can be unbolted

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and swing clear to allow for tube


maintenance without rigging or hoists.

6.5.1.1.4.2 Clearance of not less than 150% of


the hinged marine-type waterbox
cover diameter shall be provided to
allow for free swing of the hinged
waterbox cover with no contact with
adjacent piping or equipment or the
need to remove any piping,
appurtenances, etc.

6.5.1.1.4.3 Waterboxes shall have valved vent


and drain connections.

6.5.1.1.4.4 Design and layout of condenser and


cooler tubes shall permit all
condenser and cooler tubes to be
cleaned from both ends by removing
waterboxes or cover-plates without
disturbing piping connections.

6.5.1.1.5 Corrosion Protection

6.5.1.1.5.1 All waterboxes, nozzles, divider


plates, cover-plates, etc. shall be
internally epoxy coated per
APCS-2G, SAES-H-101 (or Buyer-
approved Vendor's equivalent), and
internally cathodically protected
using sacrificial anodes.

6.5.1.1.5.2 Requirements for installation of


sacrificial anodes, including selection
of the anode type and material shall
be by mutual agreement between
Buyer and Vendor before issuance of
the Purchase Order.

6.5.1.1.5.3 To ensure the protection of the


waterboxs internal coating an
approved corrosion resistant sleeve
shall be used to mount the sacrificial
anode within the waterbox.

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Exception:

All surfaces with approved metal cladding does


not require to be epoxy coated.

6.5.1.1.6 Working Pressure

Condensers and coolers shall be designed for the


maximum working pressures of the refrigerant and
water systems with a minimum waterside design
pressure of 1,034 kPa(g) (150 psig).

6.5.1.1.7 Condenser and Cooler Tubes

6.5.1.1.7.1 Condenser and cooler tubes shall be


expanded or rolled into grooved tube
sheet holes.

6.5.1.1.7.2 Condenser and cooler tubes shall not


be hydraulically expanded or rolled
into intermediate tube supports.
This is to insure that tube
replacement will be non-intrusive.

6.5.1.1.7.3 Condenser and cooler tube bundle


arrangement shall be such that leak
integrity of adjacent tubes shall not
be affected during tube expansion or
rolling.

6.5.1.1.7.4 In case of condenser or cooler tubes


failures each tube shall have the
ability of being replaced individually
without affecting any other tubing or
chiller components.

6.5.1.1.7.5 Chiller Manufacturer shall trim


condenser and cooler tubes to 1 mm
0.2 mm of tube sheet.

6.5.1.1.8 Turbulators

The cooler or condenser tubing shall not use


internal, insert type (i.e., not integral to tubing)
turbulence promoters (turbulators).

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6.5.1.1.9 Tube Supports

Ample intermediate cooler and condenser tube


supports shall be provided to eliminate/minimize
sagging and vibration.

6.5.1.1.10 Tube Enhancements

6.5.1.1.10.1 Cooler and condenser tubes shall


be plain bore without any internal
tube enhancements.

6.5.1.1.10.2 Cooler and condenser tubes shall


be without any external tube
enhancements at tube sheets.

6.5.1.1.10.3 Tubes are permitted to have


external tube enhancements
throughout cooler and condenser.
This includes intermediate tube
supports, except as stated above in
6.5.1.1.10.2.

6.5.1.1.11 Water Flow Velocity

Condensers and coolers shall be designed for


water flow velocity of at least 3 fps, but not
greater than 9 fps.

6.5.1.1.12 Waterside Pressure Drop

6.5.1.1.12.1 Waterside pressure drop shall not


exceed 30 feet water gauge (13 psi)
for coolers or condensers.

6.5.1.1.12.2 Manufacturer shall indicate the


water pressure drop through the
cooler and condenser sections.

6.5.1.2 Condensers

6.5.1.2.1 Condenser Tubes

Condenser tubes shall be plain bore seamless,


90-10 copper-nickel (UNS C70600), -inch O.D.,
20 BWG (0.033 inches measured at root of fin

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enhancement), externally enhanced, conforming to


ASTM B359.

6.5.1.2.2 Design Condenser Waterside Fouling Factor

Design condenser waterside fouling factor shall be


equal to or greater than 0.00053 m.C/W
(0.00025 hr - ft-F/BTU).

6.5.1.2.3 Condenser Tubesheets

Waterside of condenser tubesheets shall be clad


with a minimum of 3.2 mm of 70-30 copper-
nickel (UNS C71500).
Exception:

Carbon steel tubesheets with a minimum


6.35 mm corrosion allowance epoxy coated on
waterside per SAES-H-101, APCS-2A, applied per
SAES-H-100 may be used with the prior approval
of the HVAC Standards Committee Chairman.

6.5.1.3 Coolers

6.5.1.3.1 Cooler tubes

Cooler tubes shall be seamless copper, plain bore


internally and integrally externally enhanced, -
inch O.D., 22 BWG (0.028 inches measured at fin
root enhancement), conforming to ASTM B359.

6.5.1.3.2 Design Cooler Waterside Fouling Factor

Design cooler waterside fouling factor shall be


equal to or greater than 0.00018 m.C/W
(0.0001 Hr-ft-F/BTU).

6.5.1.3.3 Cooler Tubesheets

Waterside of cooler tubesheets shall be clad with a


minimum of 3.2 mm of 70-30 copper-nickel
(UNS C71500).
Exception:

Carbon steel tubesheets with a minimum


6.35 mm corrosion allowance epoxy coated on
waterside per SAES-H-101, APCS-2A, applied per

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SAES-H-100 may be used with the prior approval


of the HVAC Standards Committee Chairman.

6.5.1.3.4 Cooler Refrigerant Distribution System

Cooler refrigerant distribution system shall


prevent direct impingement of high velocity
refrigerant on tubes and be suitable for all levels
of capacity from 10% to 100% of cooling load.

6.5.1.3.5 Refrigerant Liquid Carry Over

6.5.1.3.5.1 Cooler shall be sized large enough


such that refrigerant liquid carry over
to the suction side of the compressor
is minimized.

6.5.1.3.5.2 Use of flow equalizer plates,


eliminators, baffle plates or similar
devices are allowed with the
following conditions:
a) Material demonstrates corrosion
resistance to the surrounding
environment where installed.
b) Devices are confirmed
structurally sound and secure so
as not to cause damage to
compressor or chiller package.
c) Pressure drop of these devices is
taken into account when
calculating the chiller
performance.

6.5.2 Economizers/Subcoolers

For chiller Manufacturers that provide economizers/subcoolers the


following shall apply:

6.5.2.1 The economizer/subcooler shall be provided with the controls


necessary to regulate refrigerant flow.

6.5.2.2 Flash type economizers shall be used for multi-stage


compressors.

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6.5.3 Refrigerant Management System

6.5.3.1 At least one floor mounted Refrigerant Management System


(RMS) shall be provided in each A/C chiller plant.

6.5.3.2 The RMS shall be of sufficient capacity to store the entire


refrigerant charge of the largest water chilling unit within the
A/C chiller plant, plus 20% excess storage at an ambient
temperature of 43C (109F).

6.5.3.3 The RMS is to be hard-piped to each packaged water-cooled


chiller with isolation valves.

6.5.3.4 The RMS shall be ASME SEC VIII D1, code constructed and
stamped.

6.5.3.5 Relief devices shall be provided on the RMS in accordance


with ANSI/ASHRAE 15 Safety Standard.

6.5.3.6 Pressure gauges and liquid level indicators shall be provided


on an RMS as per Chiller Manufacturer recommendations.

6.5.3.7 Pump Out System

6.5.3.7.1 A complete pump out system shall be supplied as


part of each receiver.

6.5.3.7.2 This pump out system shall include an air or


water-cooled motor driven compressor and an air
or water-cooled condenser, as specified in the
Purchase Order and Data Sheet.

6.5.3.7.3 Pump out system shall be capable of transferring


at least 95% of the refrigerant charge of the largest
packaged water-cooled chiller in an A/C chiller
plant to the receiver within 4 hours.

6.5.3.7.4 Water-cooled pump out condensers shall use


copper tubes.

6.5.3.7.5 All auxiliary water piping and valves shall be


installed.

6.5.3.8 Recovered refrigerant shall be tested for compliance with


AHRI 700. Refrigerant in non-compliance with AHRI 700
shall not be pumped back into the chiller. Contaminated

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refrigerant shall be appropriately marked and isolated for


future recycling and recovery. Refrigerants that cannot be
recycled and reclaimed to AHRI 700 requirements shall be
disposed of in a sound, approved and environmentally
friendly manner.

6.6 Vibration Isolation

6.6.1 Chiller package manufacturer shall furnish sole plates and vibration
isolation pad assembly for mounting and leveling chiller on concrete
base.

6.6.2 Vibration isolators shall be selected by the chiller package


manufacturer to meet the requirements of the installation and in order
to prevent noise and vibration resulting from the operation of the unit.

6.6.3 Vibration isolators shall be as per Chapter 47 of ASHRAE


Applications Handbook titled Sound and Vibration Control.

6.6.4 Sound and vibration rating and testing shall be in accordance with
AHRI 370, AHRI 530, AHRI 540 and AHRI 575.

6.7 Electrical

6.7.1 General

6.7.1.1 Electrical/Electronic Diagrams shall indicate all factory and


field wiring.

6.7.1.2 Equipment nameplate voltages shall be in accordance with


AHRI 110.

6.7.1.3 All electrical wiring shall be run in approved water tight PVC
conduits or approved equivalent.

6.7.2 Motors

6.7.2.1 All open-drive compressor motors shall be supplied in


accordance with Purchase Order specifications.

6.7.2.2 The motor starter for the compressor driver shall be external
to the skid unless specifically stated otherwise in the Purchase
Order or Data Sheets.

6.7.2.3 All other motors shall be furnished with starters installed as


part of the chiller package.

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6.8 Instrumentation and Controls

6.8.1 General

6.8.1.1 All control wiring shall be run in approved water tight PVC
conduits or approved equivalent.

6.8.1.2 Instrumentation and controls shall be factory wired and


mounted.

6.8.2 The Vendor shall supply all instrumentation necessary to provide


automatic control and protection of the chiller unit.

6.8.3 Additional controls or instrumentation specifically required by the


Purchase Order or other portions of this Specification shall be
provided.

6.8.4 All necessary interconnecting wiring, cables, pneumatic lines and


impulse lines shall be supplied.

6.8.5 The control system shall include automatic main motor demand
limiting control.

6.8.6 Control Power Transformer

6.8.6.1 The control power transformer shall be furnished to provide


the required control voltage.

6.8.6.2 In case starters are provided by Buyer the Vendor shall


supply all necessary details of the control power transformer.

6.8.7 Alarm and chiller shut down

6.8.7.1 The following shall be provided and cause an independent


alarm indication and unit shutdown, as a minimum:
Low cooler temperature
High condenser pressure
High motor temperature
Low oil pressure
High oil temperature
Compressor surge
Motor over current

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Over voltage
Under voltage
Bearing oil temperature high
Low evaporator refrigerant temperature
No cooler water flow
No condenser water flow

6.8.7.2 Separate switches shall be provided for alarm and shutdown


functions.
Exception:

If alarm and shutdown is provided for in paragraph 6.9.7.1 via


the control panel software than there is no need to provide
separate switches for other than the high pressure switch.

6.8.7.3 First out indication of fault condition shall be provided.

6.8.7.4 Terminal connections shall be provided to allow remote


annunciation of alarm and shutdown conditions.

6.8.8 Alarm and shutdown switches shall be of the single-pole double-throw


type. Switch contacts shall be closed during normal operating
conditions and open on alarm and/or shutdown condition. To facilitate
on line testing, bypass switches shall be fitted to shutdown devices.
Exception:

If alarm and shutdown is provided for in paragraph 6.9.8 via the control
panel software than there is no need to provide separate switches for
other than the high pressure switch.

6.8.9 Relays and Solenoids

6.8.9.1 Relays and solenoids shall be energized during normal


operating conditions.

6.8.9.2 Solenoids and relays shall have coils rated for 80C
continuous operation.

6.8.9.3 Relays and solenoids shall be of a heavy industrial vibration


resistant design.

6.8.9.4 Relays shall be hermetically sealed, plug-in type or board


mounted.

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6.8.9.5 Relay plug-in pins shall fit mounting socket make Amphenol
type 146-817 or approved equal.
Exception:

Not required for board mounted relays.

6.8.10 On the water side of the chiller package wherever pressure gauges,
switches and transmitters are installed, they shall be fitted with a type
304 stainless steel block-and-bleed valve.

6.8.11 Compressor Surge

6.8.11.1 Controls shall be designed to ensure that compressor surge is


prevented over the entire operating range of the chiller
package.

6.8.11.2 Vendor shall submit details of the surge protection system to


Saudi Aramco for technical evaluation.

6.8.12 For systems comprising multiple units, the manufacturer shall furnish a
fully automated sequencing system to provide starting and stopping
logic and controls to meet the load requirements. The system shall have
the capability to vary which units are designated as lead, lag 1, lag 2, etc.

6.8.13 Control Panel

6.8.13.1 The locally mounted control system shall have a


microprocessor based control and instrument panel,
designed for and tested on the chiller package and suitable
for indoor installation.

6.8.13.2 The control panel shall include an LCD graphic display


panel providing a graphical representation of the chiller and
its major components.

6.8.13.3 The Panel shall be completely prewired and include all


necessary refrigeration and electric controls.

6.8.13.4 Precision solid-state capacity controls shall be provided.

6.8.13.5 All set points, adjustments and key operating temperatures


and pressures shall be accessible at the front panel.

6.9.13.6 The Control Panel shall be capable of, at least, the following:
Interfacing with a remote system control panel

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Sequence chillers
Vary set points and time-of-day scheduling

6.8.13.7 The Panel shall feature, as a minimum, the following


system operating conditions:
Condenser water flow temperature
Chilled water flow temperature
Evaporator and Condenser saturated temperature
Differential oil pressure
Percent motor current
Compressor discharge temperature
Oil reservoir temperature
Hours of Operation
Number of compressor starts
Compressor thrust bearing temperature
Chilled water flow proven
Cooling provided
Unit running
Unit loading
Unit unloading
Manual reset required
Remote chilled water set point active
Remote current limit set point active
Unit surging

6.8.13.8 The Panel shall feature the following menu-driven set point
and water temperature displays:
Chilled water setpoint
Current limit setpoint
Pull down demand limiting
Entering cooler water temperature
Leaving cooler water temperature

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Entering condenser water temperature


Leaving condenser water temperature

6.8.13.9 The Panel shall feature the following pressure indicators:


Cooler refrigerant pressure
Condenser refrigerant pressure
Low oil pressure (oil sump)
High oil pressure (oil supply)

6.8.13.10 The Panel shall feature a manual/auto switch. This switch


could be either a separate mechanical switch or electronic
via the control panel.

6.8.13.11 The Panel shall feature the following manual setpoint


adjustments:
Leaving chilled water
Current limit

6.8.14 Locally-mounted Instruments

Minimum required instruments are indicated on Data Sheet, and in


Purchase Order. Vendor to provide details of all instrumentation
supplied.

6.9 Relief Valves

6.9.1 A completed Specification Sheet (Form 3099A-ENG) shall be


provided by the Vendor on all relief valves supplied in the refrigerant
and oil systems.

6.9.2 Pressure relief devices shall be provided in accordance with


ANSI/ASHRAE 15 and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

6.9.3 The seats and discs of pressure relief devices shall be constructed of
suitable material to resist refrigerant corrosion or other chemical reaction
caused by the refrigerant. Seats or discs of cast iron shall not be used.

6.9.4 Pressure relief devices shall be installed so that they are readily
accessible for inspection and repair and so that they cannot be readily
rendered inoperative.

6.9.5 Pressure relief devices shall be a redundant dual-type with changeover

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manifold. This is so that in the event of relief device failure the device
may be changed over during chiller operation for T&I without loss of
refrigerant or need to pump out the chiller.

6.10 Insulation

6.10.1 Unless otherwise indicated in the Purchase Order Centrifugal Chillers


shall be installed indoors under cover.

6.10.2 Insulation requirements shall be indicated by the Vendor.

6.10.3 Cooler Water Boxes to be insulated in the field after connection of


chilled water piping.

6.10.4 Other than cooler water boxes Chillers shall be insulated by


Manufacturer at plant prior to shipment.

6.10.5 Insulation material, if needed, shall be supplied by Vendor and field


installed by Buyer.

6.10.6 Unless otherwise indicated in the Purchase Order Vendor shall provide
installation instructions and make provisions on supplied equipment to
allow for field installation of insulation by Vendor.

6.10.7 Cold surfaces shall have insulation designed to prevent sweating in


ambient conditions of 120F and 80% relative humidity.

6.10.8 Insulation shall be provided on all low temperature surfaces including:


6.10.8.1 Cooler
6.10.8.2 Water boxes
6.10.8.3 Compressor suction elbow
6.10.8.4 Economizer, if used
6.10.8.5 Motor cooling lines.

6.10.9 Chiller installed outdoors

For chillers installed in the outdoors the insulation shall be an approved


weatherproof type or protective cladding installed to render the
installation weatherproof and suitable for outdoor installation.

6.10.10 Insulation Material

6.10.10.1 Insulation shall be flexible elastomeric unicellular sheet

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covering, fireproof, UL approved and meet the


requirements of ANSI/NFPA 90A.

6.10.10.2 Insulation shall be tested in accordance with ASTM C411


and shall have a maximum flame spread rating of 25 and
maximum smoke developed rating of 50.

6.11 Accessories

6.11.1 A moisture indicator of not less than 4-steps and a R-134a cartridge type
high water capacity filter-dryer with replaceable core desiccant and
isolation valves shall be installed in the liquid line. The filter-dryer shall
be designed for use with synthetic oil and R-134a refrigerant. Also, the
filter-dryer shall have particulate/water/acid desiccant.

6.11.2 Refrigerant sampling valve shall be furnished at the inlet to the cooler.

6.11.3 Sight glasses shall be provided to monitor refrigerant, oil charge level
and compressor rotation for hermetic or semi-hermetic compressors.

7 Energy Efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) or the Coefficient of Performance (COP) for the
equipment in this MSAER shall meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for
Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

8 Fabrication and Shipment

8.1 Welding

All welding/brazing shall be performed by qualified welders/brazers using


qualified Welding/Brazing Procedure Specifications, fully tested per the
minimum applicable requirements of the following codes and standards:
a) AWS D1.1 shall be used for all structural applications.
b) ASME SEC VIII D1 and ASME SEC IX shall be used for all pressure
vessel applications.
c) ANSI/ASME B31.5 and ASME SEC IX shall be used for all refrigeration
piping applications.

All codes and standards shall be the latest edition at the time of manufacture.
All welds shall be continuous where access permits. All documentation shall be
available for review by Saudi Aramco inspection authorities.

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8.2 Protective Coating and Surface Preparation for Shipment

8.2.1 Surface preparation and painting shall be:

8.2.1.1 External coating: The abrasive blasting and coating in


accordance with APCS-1E, SAES-H-101, or equivalent.

8.2.1.2 Internal coating: The abrasive blasting and coating in


accordance with APCS-2G, SAES-H-101 or equivalent.

8.2.2 Flange Faces and Other Exposed Machined Surfaces

8.2.2.1 Flange faces and all other exposed machined surfaces that
will not be painted shall be coated with a suitable approved
rust preventative.

8.2.2.2 Exposed flange faces shall be protected from damage and


entry of foreign matter by bolted and gasketed covers of
minimum 6 mm thick steel.

8.2.3 Tapped openings leading to internal parts shall be fitted with solid steel
plugs.

8.2.4 Coupling guards shall be mounted before shipment. Coupling halves


shall not be connected.

8.2.5 Miscellaneous items shall be tagged with the component item number
for which they are intended. All such items shall be suitably boxed,
firmly attached to the chiller package and shipped with the unit.

8.2.6 Packages shall be shipped with a dry nitrogen or suitable refrigerant


charge sufficient to guarantee pressurization for a minimum of six
months.

8.2.7 Chiller packages shall be properly enclosed with a suitable moisture


and tear resistant cover.

9 Inspection and Testing

9.1 General Test Requirements

9.1.1 Final painting of pressure-containing parts shall be deferred until the


specified inspection and testing of such parts is completed.

9.1.2 Packaged units and components are subject to verification by the


Buyer's Inspection representative per Saudi Aramco Inspection

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Requirements Form 175-270200 attached to the Purchase Order.

9.1.3 The control system shall be given a dielectric and insulation resistance
test and a functional test after panel has been installed on and
connected to packaged unit. Proper marking and identification of all
tubing and wiring shall also be checked.

9.1.4 Instruments and methods used in testing shall conform to ASHRAE 30.

9.1.5 Equipment standard and application ratings and performance shall


meet the design conditions specified and shall be based on tests
performed in accordance with AHRI 550/590.

9.1.6 Bolts holding the Cooler and Condenser division plates shall be
tightened to Manufacturers specifications after application of
approved epoxy coating in accordance with 09-SAMSS-107.

9.1.7 All testing shall be subject to Saudi Aramco review and approval.

9.2 Testing of Centrifugal Compressor

9.2.1 Pressure Test

9.2.1.1 All pressure-containing parts of the compressor casing shall


be pneumatically tested with clean air or an acceptable
alternative at 125% of the maximum case design pressure for
a minimum duration of 30 minutes.

9.2.1.2 No leakage and/or pressure drop may occur during the test.

9.2.2 Impeller Overspeed Test

9.2.2.1 For welded or cast impellers each impeller shall be subjected


to an overspeed test to a minimum of 115% of its maximum
continuous speed for at least one minute.

9.2.2.2 All accessible areas of each impeller shall be inspected by


means of a wet magnetic particle or dye penetrant
examination after the overspeed test.

9.2.2.3 The acceptance criteria for defects detected shall be per


ASME SEC VIII D1, Appendix 6 or Appendix 7, as
applicable.

9.2.3 Mechanical Run Test

9.2.3.1 All compressors shall receive a mechanical run test.

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9.2.3.2 Vendor shall submit test procedure in compliance with the


requirements below and AHRI 550/590 no later than 10 weeks
prior to test date.

9.2.3.3 Test procedure shall outline, but not be limited to, the following:
General test method
Test parameters such as speed, oil viscosity, pressure and
temperature (which must correspond to field operating
conditions for the unit)
Acceptance criteria including filtered and unfiltered casing
vibration levels, driver power consumption, acceleration
and deceleration times, shaft seal leakage, etc.

9.2.3.4 Whenever possible, mechanical run test shall be made using


the following:
Job bearings
Seals
Oil system (including pumps, coolers and filter)
Driver
Coupling
Sensing instruments.

9.2.3.5 Whenever compressor must be run-tested on clean air, using a


shop oil system, Vendor shall submit a separate test
procedure which shall be used to perform a running and
functional test of the oil system following its final installation
on the package.

9.2.3.6 Insofar as possible, all compressor and oil system warnings,


protective, and control devices shall be checked, calibrated
and adjusted as necessary during the mechanical run test.

9.2.3.7 If replacement or modification of bearings or seals, or


dismantling of the case to replace or modify other parts is
required to correct deficiencies, the initial test will not be
acceptable and the entire test shall be repeated after such
replacements or corrections have been completed.

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9.2.3.8 All O-rings, gaskets and sealants disturbed during


disassembly are to be replaced.

9.2.4 Gas Leakage Test

9.2.4.1 After completion of the mechanical run test each compressor


casing shall be pressure tested, using clean air, to a minimum
pressure equal to 1.5 times the design suction pressure.

9.2.4.2 No leaks exceeding the equivalent of 2.8 gm/yr (0.1 oz/yr) of


refrigerant at 690 kPa (ga) (100 psig) are permitted.

9.2.4.3 Leak check shall be made during actuation of guide vane


mechanisms and while drive shafts of open machines are
being rotated.

9.3 Pump Out System Test

9.3.1 Pump out condenser and compressor shall be pneumatically tested at


1.1 times design operating pressure for a minimum duration of
30 minutes and shall be leak checked at 1034 kPa (150 psig).

9.3.2 Pump out compressor shall be given a Vendor's standard shop test,
which shall be described in the proposal.

9.3.3 Pump out units serving large chiller systems requiring refrigerant
transfer time exceeding 3 hours shall be fitted with the following:
Compressor capacity control system
Compressor discharge line check valve
Oil cooler
Head cooler

9.4 Inspection/Testing of Total Unit

9.4.1 Refrigerant Leak Testing

After final assembly and before painting the complete refrigerant


system including compressor, cooler, condenser and all piping, valves
and instrument joints and connections shall be leak tested in
accordance with the requirements of SAES-K-001.

9.4.2 Dehydration

Dehydration of the refrigerant system shall be demonstrated by

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evacuating the system to 0.68 kPa (5 mm of mercury HG) absolute


pressure. This pressure must be maintained for a minimum period of
2 hours with a maximum pressure rise of 0.27 kPa (2 mm of mercury).

9.4.3 Part Load Test

9.4.3.1 All chilling packages of 1400 kW (400 tons) and over shall
pass a part load run test of not less than four continuous hours
duration.

9.4.3.2 The chiller package shall be tested at not less than the
following part load points:
25% of full load
50% of full load
75% of full load

9.4.3.3 During the part load test the chiller unit shall be charged with
refrigerant and have water circulated through the condenser
and chiller.

9.4.3.4 The purpose of this part load test is to verify satisfactory


operation of the completely assembled system and all its
components and controls.

9.4.3.5 After testing, the condenser and chiller shall be thoroughly


dried to prevent corrosion during shipment and storage.

9.4.4 Performance Test

Performance tests shall comply with AHRI 550/590 requirements.

9.4.5 Other Inspection Requirements

Other inspection requirements for chiller packages are listed on Saudi


Aramco Form 175-270200, Inspection Requirements for Packaged
Water Cooled Centrifugal Chillers for Utility Services.

10 Other Miscellaneous Requirements

Nonmaterial Requirements - Bidders of chiller packages shall comply with the


nonmaterial requirements (NMRs) listed on the following Saudi Aramco NMR-7900-
series forms:
Form NMR-7907 NMRs for Instrumentation

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Form NMR-7911 NMRs for Centrifugal Compressors


Form NMR-7912 NMRs for Electric Rotating Machinery
Form NMR-7915 NMRs for Lube Oil Systems
Form NMR-7919 NMRs for Columns and Drums (Pressure Vessels)
Form NMR-7922 NMRs for Shell and Tube - or Double Pipe Heat
Exchangers
Form NMR-7927 NMRs for Fabricated Structural Steel

Revision Summary
22 July 2012 Revised the Next Planned Update. Reaffirmed the content of the document, and reissued
with minor revision to correct ARI to AHRI numbering sequence.
5 December 2012 Minor revision to optimize HVAC equipment energy consumption.

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