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HGST San Jose Mechanical Standard

Facilities Engineering Division 15 Mechanical





A. These specifications shall be used by all Contractors and Subcontractors for the
construction of all HGST projects at the HGST facilities at San Jose, California. Each
individual project may be supplied with additional documents, including drawings. This
section applies to all sections of Division 15 of this project, except as specified otherwise
in each individual section.

B. Bidding Requirements, Conditions of the Contract, and Project-General Requirements are

hereby adopted and made part of Division 15, Mechanical Work.

C. Continuous Occupancy: This building will be occupied during the life of this Contract.
When interference is unavoidable, the Contractor shall:

1. Schedule work in advance with the HGST representative.

2. Make temporary connections when required to maintain uninterrupted electrical,

plumbing, HVAC service, and process utilities service.

3. Perform work as quietly as possible to avoid unnecessary disturbance.

4. Propose methods for work producing high noise levels, dust or hazards to
occupants, to be reviewed with HGST representative prior to commencement.


A. The work to be provided under this specification includes, but is not limited to, the
furnishing, delivery, unloading, handling, storing, protection, erecting, installing,
adjusting, testing, and cleaning of all equipment, materials, and apparatus that are
required, complete in all respects and fully adjusted and capable of operating as shown on
the drawings and/or in the specifications.

B. Furnishing of Equipment and Materials

1. Furnished by Owner and Installed by this Contractor (FOIC)

Equipment designated in each individual section, and/or identified on the

drawings will be furnished by the Owner for installation under Division 15 of the
contract. Equipment will be delivered, unloaded, and stored at HGST facility in
San Jose, California. Mechanical Contractor shall at proper time move, uncrate,
set in place, align, and/or make all necessary connections, including the

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installation of subassemblies and/or accessories provided with the equipment.

Provide shutoff valves, unions, traps, vibration isolators, etc., as applicable,
and/or as required, for this equipment (refer to drawings for details). The
manufacturer of equipment purchased may vary slightly from that specified
and/or indicated, and therefore equipment may require some rearranging from
that indicated. Connections to such rearranged equipment shall be made without
additional cost to the Owner.

2. Furnished and Installed by this Contractor

Miscellaneous equipment is defined as all equipment furnished under this section

and/or other sections of this specification. See each specific section, and/or
drawings, for information pertaining to connections to miscellaneous equipment.


All work required in the specifications listed below:

A. Mechanical drawings

B. Division 15 sections/specification


All work and equipment provided under this contract shall be installed in strict accordance with
all Federal, State, Local Codes, Laws, Ordinances, Rules and Regulations of public
administrative authorities, including all health and safety codes, pollution control, and OSHA
requirements. The Contractor shall obtain approval of all systems before starting work.

A. In accordance with the General Conditions of the Contract, the bidder shall inform HGST
of all discrepancies that he observes between the applicable codes and the specifications
and drawings. The bidder shall submit such data to HGST in writing before the end of
bidding period. The bidder shall include in his bid price an allowance for the difference
in cost required to satisfy all code requirements.

B. All violations of Code Requirements not identified during the bidding period shall be
corrected by the Contractor without cost to HGST.

C. References made herein, or in any of the Mechanical Specifications listed above, to

standards, codes, specifications, or recommendations of various technical societies, trade
organizations, or governmental agencies are to the edition in effect at the time of the
proposal, including all addenda.

D. Code changes: If code changes occurring between time of proposal and date of permit
issue, and the Contractor has delayed in the acquisition of his permits, the Contractor
shall hold HGST free from additional expense resulting from such code change.

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E. A detailed listing of reference codes and standards


Air Diffusion Council (ADC)

ADC 1062 Certification, Rating and Test Manual

American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)

ABMA STD 9 Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Ball Bearings
ABMA STD 11 Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Roller Bearings

Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association (AFBMA)

AFBMA 9 Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Ball Bearings
AFBMA 11 Load Ratings and Fatigue Life for Roller Bearings

American Gas Association (AGA)

AGA Z21.22 Relief Valves and Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices
for Hot Water Supply Systems

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA)

AMCA 99 Standards Handbook
AMCA 210 Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Rating
AMCA 300 Test Code for Sound Rating
AMCA 300 Reverberate Room Method for Sound Testing of
AMCA 301 Methods for Calculating Fan Sound Ratings from
Laboratory Test Data
AMCA 302 Application of Sound Loudness Ratings for Non-
Ducted Air Moving Devices.
AMCA 303 Application of Sound Power Level Ratings for
Ducted Air Moving Devices Recommended
Typical dBa Calculation
AMCA 500 Test Methods for Louvers, Dampers and Shutters

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads
ANSI B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
ANSI S1.1 Acoustical Terminology (Including Mechanical
Shock and Vibration)
ANSI S1.13 Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure
ANSI S1.8 Preferred Reference Quantities for Acoustical

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ANSI Z358.1 Emergency Eye Wash and Shower Equipment

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)

ARI 1010 Drinking Fountains and Self-Contained
Mechanically Refrigerated Drinking Water Coolers
ARI 270 Sound Rating of Outdoor Unitary Equipment
ARI 410 Forced-Circulation Air-Cooling and Air-Heating
ARI 430 Standard for Central-Station Air-Handling Coils
ARI 575 Measuring Machinery Sound Within Equipment
ARI 610 Central system Humidifiers
ARI 620 Standard for Self-Contained Humidifiers
ARI 640 Standard for Commercial and Industrial
ARI Guideline D Application and Installation of Central Station Air-
Handling Units
ARI 850 Commercial and Industrial Air Filter Equipment

Acoustical Society of America

ASA 16 (ANSI S1.36) Survey Methods for Determination of Sound
Power Levels of Noise Sources
ASA 47 (ANSI S1.4) Specification for Sound Level Meters
ASA 49 (ANSI S12.1) Preparation of Standard Procedures to Determine
the Noise Emission from Sources

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning

Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE 33 Methods for Testing Forced Circulation Air Cooled
and Air Heating Coils
ASHRAE 52 Method of Testing Air Cleaning Devices used in
General Ventilation for Removing Particulate
ASHRAE 68 Method of Testing In-Duct Sound Power
Measurement Procedure for Fans
ASHRAE 70 Method of Testing for Rating the Air Flow
Performance of Outlets and Inlets
ASHRAE Handbook Systems Volume, Chapter "Sound and Vibration

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME Boilers and Pressure Vessel Codes, SEC 8-D-
Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

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ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, SEC 9 -
Qualification Standard for Welding and Brazing
Procedures, Welders, Brazers, and Welding and
Brazing Operators
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VII,
Division 1
ASME A112.6.1 Supports for Off-the-Floor Plumbing Fixtures for
Public Use
ASME A112.18.1 Finished and Rough Brass Plumbing Fixtures
ASME A112.19.1 Enameled Cast Iron Plumbing Fixtures
ASME A112.19.2 Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures
ASME A112.19.3 Stainless Steel Plumbing Fixtures (Designed for
Residential Use)
ASME A112.19.5 Trim for Water-Closet Bowls, Tanks, and Urinals
ASME A112.21.1 Floor Drains
ASME A112.21.2 Roof Drains
ASME A112.26.1 Water Hammer Arrestors
ASME B16.18 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings
ASME B16.22 Wrought Copper and Copper Alloy Solder Joint
Pressure Fittings
ASME B16.22 Wrought Copper and Bronze Solder Joint
Pressure Fittings
ASME B16.23 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Drainage Fittings -
ASME B16.26 Cast Bronze Fittings for Flared Copper Tubes
ASME B16.29 Wrought Copper and Wrought Copper Alloy
Solder Joint Drainage Fittings - DWV
ASME B16.3 Malleable Iron Threaded Fittings Class 150 and
ASME B31.1 Code for Power Piping
ASME B31.5 Refrigeration Piping
ASME B31.9 Building Services Piping
ASME SEC IX Welding and Blazing Qualifications.

American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE)

ASSE 1011 Hose Connection Vacuum Breakers
ASSE 1012 Backflow Preventers with Immediate Atmospheric
ASSE 1013 Backflow Preventers, Reduced Pressure Principle
ASSE 1019 Wall Hydrants, Frost Proof Automatic Draining
Anti-Backflow Types

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

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ASTM A 36 Structural Steel
ASTM A 53 Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped Zinc Coated,
Welded and Seamless
ASTM A 74 Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings
ASTM A 90 Weight of Coating on Zinc-Coated (Galvanized)
Iron or Steel Articles
ASTM A 105 Forging, Carbon Steel, for Piping Components
ASTM A 167 Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel
Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
ASTM A 234 Pipe Fittings of Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy
Steel for Moderate and Elevated Temperatures
ASTM A 366 Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Cold Rolled, Commercial
ASTM A 480 General Requirements for Flat-Rolled Stainless
and Heat-Resisting Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
ASTM A 525 General Requirements for Steel Sheet, Zinc-
Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Dip Process
ASTM A 527 Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by Hot-Dip
Process, Lock Forming Quality
ASTM A 568 Steel, Sheet, Carbon, and High-Strength, Low-
Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled
ASTM A 569 Steel, Carbon (0.15 Maximum, Percent), Hot-
Rolled Sheet and Strip, Commercial Quality
ASTM B 32 Solder Metal
ASTM B 42 Seamless Copper Pipe
ASTM B 88 Seamless Copper Water Tube
ASTM B 209 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
ASTM B 306 Copper Drainage Tube (DWV)
ASTM C 14 Concrete Sewer, Storm Drain, and Culvert Pipe
ASTM C 177 Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and
Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the
Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus
ASTM C 240 Testing Cellular Glass Insulation Block
ASTM C 443 Joints for Circular Concrete Sewer and Culvert
Pipe, Using Rubber Gaskets
ASTM C 478 Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections
ASTM C 518 Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and
Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the
Heat Flow Method
ASTM C 533 Calcium Silicate Block and Pipe Thermal
ASTM C 534 Pre-formed Flexible Ellastomeric Cellular Thermal
Insulation in the Sheet and Tublar Form
ASTM C 547 Mineral Fiber Pre-formed Pipe Insulation
ASTM C 552 Cellular Glass Thermal Insulation
ASTM C 564 Rubber Gaskets for Cast Iron Soil Pipe and
ASTM C 578 Pre-formed, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal

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ASTM C 591 Unfaced Pre-formed, Rigid Cellular Polyurethane
Thermal Insulation
ASTM C 592 Mineral Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for
Commercial and Industrial Applications
ASTM C 610 Expanded Perlite Block and Pipe Thermal
ASTM C 612 Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation
ASTM C 795 Thermal Insulation for Use in Contact with
Austenitic Stainless Steel
ASTM C 921 Properties of Jacketing Materials for Thermal
ASTM D 1056 Flexible Cellular Materials - Sponge or Expanded
ASTM D 1667 Flexible Cellular Materials - Vinyl Chloride
Polymers and Copopolymers (Closed-Cell Foam)
ASTM D 1785 Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe,
Schedules 40, 80, and 120
ASTM D 2235 Solvent Cement for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-
Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
ASTM D 2241 Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe
ASTM D 2310 Machine-Made Reinforced Thermosetting Resin
ASTM D 2466 Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe fittings,
Schedule 40
ASTM D 2467 Socket-Type Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic
Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM D 2680 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) and Poly
(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Composite-Sewer Piping
ASTM D 2683 Socket-Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside
Diameter-Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and
ASTM D 2751 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Sewer Pipe
and Fittings
ASTM D 2842 Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics
ASTM D 2855 Making Solvent-Cemented Joints with Poly (Vinyl
Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Fittings
ASTM D 3309 Polybutylene (PB) Plastic Hot-and Cold-Water
Distribution Systems
ASTM E 477 Method of Testing Duct Liner Materials and
Prefabricated Silencers for Acoustical and Airflow
ASTM E 596 Method of Laboratory Measurement of the Noise
Reduction of Sound Isolating Enclosures
ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
ASTM E 90 Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne
Sound Transmission of Building Partitions
ASTM E 96 Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASTM F 477 Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic

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ASTM F 708 Design and Installation of Rigid Pipe Hangers
ASTM F 845 Plastic Insert Fittings for Polybutylene (PB) Tubing
ASTM F 876 Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing
ASTM F 877 Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Plastic Hot- and
Cold-Water Distribution Systems

American Welding Society, Inc. (AWS)

AWS A5.8 Brazing Filler Metal
AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
AWS D9.1 Welding of Sheet Metal
AWS D10.9 Specifications for Qualification of Welding
Procedures and Welders for Piping and Tubing

American Waterworks Association, Inc. (AWWA)

AWWA C105 Polyethylene Encasement for Ductile Iron Piping
for Water and Other Liquids
AWWA C110 Ductile-Iron and Grey-Iron Fittings 3 in. through 48
in., for Water and Other Liquids
AWWA C111 Rubber-Gasket Joints for Ductile Iron and Grey-
Iron Pressure Pipe and Fittings
AWWA C151 Ductile-Iron Pipe, Centrifugally Cast in Metal
Molds or Sand-Lined Molds, for Water or Other
AWWA C506 Backflow Prevention Devices - Reduced Pressure
Principle and Double Check Valve Types
AWWA C651 Disinfecting Water Mains

Cast Iron Sanitary Pipe Institute (CISPI)

CISPI 301 Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings for Hubless Cast
Iron Sanitary Systems
CISPI 310 Joints for Hubless Cast Iron Sanitary Systems

Factory Mutual Engineering and Research Corporation (FM)

FM 2-8 Earthquake Protection for Sprinkler System
FM 2-8N Installation of Sprinkler System

Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES)

IES-RP-CC-001 Recommended Practices
IES-RP-CC-001.3 Recommended Practices

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Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry

MSS SP-110 Ball Valves Threaded, Socket-Welding, Solder
Joint, Grooved and Flared Ends
MSS SP-58 Pipe Hangers and Supports - Materials, Design
and Manufacture
MSS SP-67 Butterfly Valves
MSS SP-69 Pipe Hangers and Supports - Selection and
MSS SP-70 Cast Iron Gate Valves, Flanged and Threaded
MSS SP-71 Cast Iron Swing Check Valves, Flanged and
Threaded Ends
MSS SP-80 Bronze Gate, Globe, Angle and Check Valves
MSS SP-85 Cast Iron Globe & Angle Valves, Flanged and
Threaded Ends
MSS SP-89 Pipe Hangers and Supports - Fabrication and
Installation Practices

NBS PS 15 Voluntary Product Standard for Custom Contact-

Molded Reinforced-Polyester Chemical Resistant
Process Equipment

National Insulation Standards (NAIMA)

National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB)

NEBB Procedural Standards for Measuring Sound and

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA MG1 Motors and Generators

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA 10 Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 14 Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
NFPA 15 Water Spray Fixed Systems
NFPA 22 Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection
NFPA 24 Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their
NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

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NFPA 90A Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating
NFPA 90B Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air
Conditioning Systems
NFPA 91 Installation of Blower and Exhaust Systems for
Dust and Vapor Removal or Conveying
NFPA 92A Smoke Control Systems
NFPA 96 Installation of Equipment for the Removal of
Smoke and Grease-Laden Vapors from
Commercial Cooking Equipment
NFPA 214 Water Cooling Towers
NFPA 231 General Storage
NFPA 231C Rack Storage Materials
NFPA 255 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
NFPA 318 Protection of Clean Rooms

Plumbing and Drainage Institute (PDI)

PDI G-101 Testing and Rating Procedure for Grease
Interceptors with Appendix of Sizing and
Installation Data.
PDI WH-201 Water Hammer Arrestors

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc.

SMACNA Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards
SMACNA HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual
SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and
SMACNA Metal Duct Construction Standards

Uniform Building Code (UBC)

Uniform Fire Code (UFC)

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

UL Fire Resistance Directory
UL 181 Factory-Made Air Ducts and Connectors
UL 33 Heat Responsive Links for Fire-Protection Service
UL 486 Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs for use with
Copper Conductors
UL 555 Fire Dampers and Ceiling Dampers

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UL 586 Test Performance of High Efficiency Particulate Air
Filter Units
UL 555S Leakage Rated Dampers for Use in Smoke
Control Systems
UL 723 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
UL 867 Electronic Air Cleaners
UL 900 Test Performance of Air Filter Units


A. Architect/Engineers Drawings

The Contractor shall be guided in his work by all architectural, structural, mechanical,
HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection drawings and specifications issued by
HGST for this project.

1. All drawings are part of the Contract, and drawings and specifications shall be
considered as complementary so that anything shown upon one, or described by
the other, or fairly implied by either or both, shall be done and performed the
same as if shown upon and described by both.

2. Contract drawings for mechanical work are in part diagrammatic, intended to

convey the scope of work and indicate general arrangement of equipment, ducts,
conduits, piping, and approximate sizes and locations of equipment and outlets.
Mechanical trades shall follow these drawings in laying out their work, consult
general construction drawings to familiarize themselves with all conditions
affecting their work, and shall verify spaces in which their work will be installed.
Coordinate work with other trades as the job conditions reasonably require.

3. Where job conditions require reasonable changes in indicated locations and

arrangement, make such changes without extra cost to Owner, but DO NOT
proceed without informing and getting concurrence from HGST.

4. The drawings are not intended to be scaled for roughing in measurements nor as
shop drawings.

5. The installation details, instructions, and recommendations of the manufacturer

of the product used, modified to obtain the best end result, shall form the basis of
attending installation of the products for usage on this project except where
definite and specific instructions are set forth therein or details are shown on

B. Ordinances, Permits, and Codes

1. All work shall be executed in accordance with the local, State, and/or other
attending rules and regulations applicable to the trade affected, and be subject to
the inspection of these departments.

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2. Obtain all permits and licenses required for work performed under Division 15
and pay all fees in connection with same. Turn over all documents to the HGST

3. After entering into contract, this Contractor shall be responsible to complete all
work necessary to comply with such governing codes, regulations, and
ordinances without extra charge to HGST.

C. Certification and Qualification

1. Contractor, Subcontractor, Vendor, and Manufacturer shall provide proof of

certification to applicable standards as called for in this and each section of the
specifications upon request by HGST. All costs associated with the failure to
provide requested certification shall be included at no additional cost to HGST.

2. The Contractor shall certify compliance with the submittal requirements of

section 1.6 of this specification.

3. The Contractor shall certify their capabilities and experience shall be in an area
of trade of that required for this project and this Contract.

4. All Contractors and Suppliers shall be qualified to comply to all requirements of

this work that are applicable, unless otherwise acceptable to HGST.

5. All work performed by qualified Contractors and Equipment Suppliers shall be in

accordance with the approved instructions and procedures of manufacturers of
equipment and materials provided.

6. HGST or its representative shall maintain the right of access to the Equipment
Supplier's records and/or facilities for the reason of auditing for compliance to
this quality system requirements.

7. The Contractor and Supplier shall submit an uncontrolled copy of his Quality
Assurance/Control Manual or program description. The Quality Assurance
Manual or other written program description shall provide for implementation of
the requirements listed in these specifications. When an evaluation by HGST
determines that his Quality Assurance/Control program does not need to address
all of the Quality Program Requirements listed, exception may be taken by
submitting a brief statement of justification for each requirement considered not
applicable. HGST has the sole right to accept or reject any exceptions
recommended by the Contractor or Supplier.

8. Suppliers of equipment shall impose quality requirements of this specification on

lower tier suppliers consistent with the importance and complexity of the product
being supplied by the lower tier supplier's quality related operations consistent
with the nature and scope of the work or service provided by the lower tier
supplier. The Contractor, Suppliers, and their subtier suppliers are subject to
inspection of material and records by HGST prior to shipment, to verify adequate
implementation and compliance.

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9. Contractors shall give five (5) working days notice of the shipment to HGST
prior to shipment. Acceptance of material and workmanship by HGST shall be
dependent upon acceptable site inspection.

10. Quality related documentation and records shall be in accordance with the
requirements of submittal section 1.6. All certified reports and required
documentation shall be legible and reproducible.

D. Seismic Requirements

1. All piping, ductwork, equipment, material, and accessories furnished under this
contract shall be installed in a manner that maintains their structural integrity
when exposed to seismic loading.

2. Seismic supports for most equipment, piping and ductwork shall be as indicated
on drawing, and as specified in appropriate sections of these specifications.
Otherwise follow applicable codes, latest SMACNA guidelines for seismic
restraints or applicable documents.

3. Where seismic support detail for a particular piece of equipment, etc., is not
shown in the contract documents, this Contractor shall design the support per
UBC, using Seismic Probability Zone 4 and Coefficient Value of one (1).

Seismic support design shall be first approved in writing by HGST engineer

responsible. Mechanical piping and Mechanical Equipment Specifications may
be used for reference when designing a seismic supports when supports are not
specified on the drawings or in this specification.

The most stringent of all above shall apply.

E. Energy Conservation

All work shall comply with California Energy Resources Conservation and
Development Commission, Conservation Division as established in Sections 1451-1542
of Title 20 of the California Administrative Code, and Sections T20-1451 through T20-
1542 of Title 24 of the California Administrative Code.


A. Submit for review and approval manufacturer's material and equipment data and shop
drawings giving full information as to dimensions, weight, materials, wiring
diagrams, performance data, etc., covering the complete range of operating
conditions and all information pertinent to the adequacy of the equipment.

B. Contractor's Drawings

The Contractor shall prepare any supplementary (shop) drawings required for

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clarifying details regarding shop fabrications or field installation.

1. Shop drawings for installation shall be required even where Contract Documents

2. Approval of the Contractor's shop, field or equipment drawings shall not relieve
the Contractor from responsibilities due to errors, omissions or deviations from
plans and specifications unless the Contractor notified HGST of such deviations,
in writing, at the time of submittal.

3. HGST may request additional installation details or shop drawings of systems

that are complex or which require close coordination with other related work

4. Shop Drawings: Drawings shall include floor plans, sectional views, wiring
diagrams, and installation details of equipment; and equipment spaces identifying
and indicating proposed location, layout and arrangement of items of equipment,
control panels, accessories, piping, duct work, and other items that must be
shown to assure a coordinated installation. Wiring diagrams shall identify circuit
terminals and indicate the internal wiring for each item of equipment and the
interconnection between each item of equipment. Drawings shall indicate
adequate clearance for operation, maintenance, and replacement of operating
equipment devices.

The Contractor shall verify actual conditions in the field and shall take all
necessary measurements for the proper installation of the work as shown on shop
drawings or otherwise required.

5. Shop drawings, product data and/or samples shall be submitted for all equipment
specified or scheduled. Shop drawings, product data, and samples submitted
shall comply with individual applicable specification section requirements.

6. Approval by HGST indicates conformance to contract documents (not

performance, code compliance, dimensional requirements or quantities) and does
not constitute approval to vary from contract documents. Resubmit disapproved
shop drawings, product data and samples or other required submittals for review
and approval in the same manner as for the first submittal.

7. No portion of the work requiring shop drawings, product data or sample approval
shall be started until HGST approval is obtained in writing. Work done prior to
receipt of approval shall be replaced as required at no additional cost to HGST.

C. Material lists, certification records, test records/data, etc., shall be submitted as required
by individual applicable sections of Division 15 where indicated under "Submittals."
Contractor shall be responsible for measures for identification and control of materials,
parts, and components that include Traceability of items as required by codes, standards,
or specification, to the associated documentation, such as drawings to specifications, to
Purchase Orders, manufacturing and inspection documents, to deviation reports, to non-
conformance reports.

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D. Equipment and Materials

1. Specification of equipment and materials by brand name is intended to establish a

standard of quality.

2. Substitutions for items described in the contract documents where an "approved

equal" is included for an item shall be allowed only if written approval by HGST
is obtained prior to submittal of bid. Proposed substitutions shall be:

a. Provided with certified data where required in the contract documents.

b. Available in quantity sufficient to prevent delay of the work.

c. Meets or exceeds the requirements of the contract document listed item

features, performance requirements, dimensional limitations, functions,
types, materials, and capacity as the specified product.

d. Equal to contract document specified item in strength, durability,

efficiency, serviceability, maintainability, energy efficiency, and life

e. Compatible with the design without additional cost to the project.

3. Contractor shall specify the manufacturer for each item with the bid documents.

E. Submit records of field or factory testing and balancing of equipment or installations on

reproducible sheets for approval and include copy in the Instruction and Maintenance
Manuals or shipping papers for factory tested equipment. The format of the record sheet
shall be approved by HGST prior to actual testing of equipment and balancing the

F. Coordination

1. Site Visit: The Contractor shall visit the site, verify all existing conditions,
dimensions and locations whether shown on the drawings or not, and examine all
adjoining areas for existing conditions, which may affect his performance on the
contract. See Section 1.1.

2. Availability of Documents: Complete drawings and specifications of all trades

are available for this Contractor's use for this project, and may be obtained from
Purchasing Department. The Contractor shall carefully review these drawings
and specifications before installing any of this work and shall cooperate with
other contractors and HGST representatives so that the best arrangements and
installation of all work can be obtained. The Contractor shall notify the HGST
representative of any points of conflict between his work and that of the other
trades, so that the conflict may be resolved prior to the start of work. Work
installed by this Contractor, which interferes with the work of other trades, as

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shown on drawings and/or specifications, shall be removed and reinstalled at this

Contractor's expense, when so directed by HGST representative.

3. Drawings and Specifications: The drawings and specifications are

complementary and the requirement of one shall be as binding as if required by
both. In case of conflict between drawings and specifications, the more stringent
requirement will be applied or the HGST representative shall decide as to which
shall govern.

4. Project Record Documents: One full set of design drawings and specifications,
change orders and other modifications, shall be maintained at construction site in
good order. This set shall be marked in red ink, on a continuous basis, to record
all changes made during construction. The location and invert elevation of
piping or other work that is buried shall be located by exact dimension, from
building walls, before trenches are backfilled.

5. As-built Drawings: At the completion of job, and at the time of final acceptance,
the contractor shall turn over complete set of PROJECT RECORD
DOCUMENTS to this HGST representative.


A. Protective Covering for Equipment

Provide covering and shielding for all equipment provided under Division 15 and/or
equipment furnished by Owner for installation under Division 15 to protect from mortar,
paint, debris, etc., during construction. A fire-retardant polyethylene covering tied
securely around the equipment will be acceptable for this purpose.

B. Cleaning and Painting

1. Clean away all debris, surplus materials, etc., resulting from Mechanical
Contractor's work and/or operations, leaving the job and equipment in a clean
condition. All existing areas in which work is performed shall be cleaned and
restored to their original condition upon completion of the project.

2. Air surfaces of all coils, fans, air units, air filters, etc., shall be wiped clean
and/or washed if required. All plumbing fixtures shall be thoroughly cleaned of
all foreign matter, including stickers. Clean all items furnished such as floor
drains, pumps, motors, condensers, traps, etc., leaving the entire installation in a
first-class condition.

3. Equipment and/or materials provided under Division 15 will be painted by the

General Contractor except where specified otherwise. However, any mechanical
equipment that has sustained damage to the manufacturer's prime and finish coats
of paint shall be restored to the original condition and appearance by this
Contractor prior to application of finish paint.

C. General

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1. Deliver joint-sealer materials in original unopened containers or bundles with

labels informing about manufacturer, product name and designation, color,
inspection period for use, life, coring time, and mixing instructions for
multicomponent materials.

2. Store and handle joint sealer materials in compliance with the manufacturer's
recommendations to prevent their deterioration and damage.

3. Provide factory-applied plastic end caps on each length of pipe and tube, except
for concrete, corrugated metal, hub-and-spigot, and clay pipe. Maintain end caps
through shipping, storage, and handling to prevent pipe end damage and entrance
of direct debris and moisture.

4. Protect stored pipes and tubes. Elevate above grade and enclose with durable,
waterproof wrapping. When stored inside, do not exceed the structural capacity
of the floor. Store all piping and tubing to prevent sagging and bending.

5. Protect flanges, fittings, ad specialties from moisture and dirt by inside storage
and enclosure or by packaging with durable waterproof wrapping.

6. Protect valves against damage to threads, flange faces, and weld end preps.
Ensure valves are dry, remain dry, and are protected against rust and corrosion.
Protect valves from weather. Do not use handwheels and stems as lifting or
rigging joints.

7. Deliver all material to site in original shipping containers with manufacture's

stamp or label showing fire hazard indexes of products where applicable. Store
products at places recommended by manufacturer to prevent damage. Do not
stack or store containers to cause damage to products.

8. Do not install damaged equipment. Replace and return damaged equipment to

the manufacturer.

9. Handle all equipment carefully to prevent damage: breaking, denting, scoring.

Do not install damaged equipment or components; replace with new. Store
equipment in a clean/dry place. Protect from weather, dirt, fumes, water,
construction debris, and physical damage. Comply with manufacturer's
instructions for rigging, loading/unloading, moving, and installing them to final


A. Equipment

1. Where equipment manufacturers are not named and performance requirements

are outlined, it shall be the equipment manufacturer's responsibility to
demonstrate by test that performance criteria has been met. The Owner or
Architect/Engineer shall be the sole judge as to what tests will be performed and
he shall judge acceptability of equipment. All tests requested shall be furnished
without additional cost to the Owner or Architect/Engineer.

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2. No changes in design or architecture of mechanical systems shall be permitted to

accommodate equipment unless the required design layout has been submitted
and approved prior to bid openings.

B. Job Conditions

1. Examine conditions of foundations and surfaces to support pipe and equipment.

2. Examine details of building construction in order to install the system to clear all
structural work and finish.

3. Check surrounding territory and means of approach to site.

4. Check conditions at the actual job site and determine facilities for delivery,
storing, placing, handling, and removal of materials and equipment and any and
all difficulties that may be encountered in the complete execution of all work in
accord with the contract documents.

5. Verify all measurements and details on construction on job.

6. This Contractor is required to work out all coordination problems. Coordination

drawings shall be prepared by this Contractor as required or requested by Owner
or Architect/Engineer for approval.

7. Check entire system in those areas which are part of this project or related to
work in this project to become familiar with exact work that must be done on
such system and problems that will be encountered in executing such work.

C. Accuracy of Data

1. The data noted on the drawings and contained in the specifications relative to
actual job measurements, location of utilities, etc., are as accurate as can be
established; however, extreme accuracy is not guaranteed.

2. Final establishment of all data shall be determined on the site, as job conditions
demand, and subject to the approval of the Architect/Engineer or Owner.

D. Measurements

1. Contractor shall check all measurements at building and adjust work to fit into
spaces allotted for same.

2. Close cooperation between all trades will be required throughout the work to
prevent interference in their respective installations.
3. Any work installed without regard for work of other trades that must, in the
opinion of the Owner or Architect/Engineer, necessarily be moved in order to
permit proper installation, shall be moved as a part of work without extra charge.

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4. Drawings show approximate locations of equipment, etc. Exact dimensions and

locations must be verified at the site. Scaling or measurements from drawings
shall be used only for approximate locations.

5. In case of discrepancies, notify the Architect/Engineer or Owner immediately, in

writing, and await his decision before proceeding.

6. Contractor is solely responsible for the accuracy of such measurements taken and
the laying out of the work.

7. Examine architectural and mechanical drawings and note carefully the location of
all equipment, piping, sleeves, anchorages, etc., installed by others.

8. Contractor shall at no additional cost replace, repair, or redo any errors or defects
in his work due to measurements taken or failure to report discrepancies.

9. It shall be the duty of this Contractor to report any interferences between his
work and that of any other Contractor to the Architect/Engineer or Owner as soon
as they are discovered. The Architect/Engineer or Owner will determine which
equipment shall be relocated, regardless of which was first installed, and his
decision shall be final. Where job conditions require reasonable changes in
indicated locations and arrangements, such changes shall be made without extra
cost to the Owner.

E. Equipment and Material Removal, Relocation, and Patching

Removal or relocation of existing equipment, ducts, and grilles of any nature whatsoever
as required to complete this installation shall be provided including patching necessitated
due to the removal or relocation of existing equipment, ducts, and grilles.

F. Remodeling

1. Relocation of existing equipment and/or piping systems, which of necessity must

provide continuous uninterrupted service, shall be accomplished in the least
possible time. Work shall be scheduled so as to minimize downtime for the
respective systems involved. This will require, for existing services being
revamped and/or relocated, that all interconnecting portions of these systems
shall be installed as complete as practicable prior to actual shutdown for final

2. Locate existing piping and make connection where required and/or where shown
on the drawings. Do not cut into existing services without first ascertaining to
the satisfaction of the Owner and Engineer that the pipe involved is the desired
service. In any area where work performed under Division 15 is the only work
involved, cut, patch, and restore the area to its original condition upon
completion of work.

3. All existing services and equipment shall be maintained unless otherwise

indicated on the drawings.

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4. Work that interrupts any service (this includes cutting into existing lines for new
connection) shall be performed so as to cause the least interference to the normal
operation of the building. Anticipate scheduling work at periods that will not
result in additional construction cost.

5. The Owner shall be informed 2 weeks in advance of any shutoff that will occur
and which will be affected for a specific period of time. Only after the Owner is
fully informed and has agreed to the schedule of shutoffs, can the work proceed

6. All diffusers, coils, valves, thermostats, fixtures, piping, and other valuable
equipment shall remain property of the Owner, except where noted otherwise,
and shall be stored on the site where directed.


This Contractor guarantees, by his acceptance of the contract, that all work installed will be free
from any and all defects in workmanship and/or materials; that all apparatus will develop
capacities and characteristics specified; and that if, during the period of 1 year or as otherwise
specified from the date of the Certificate of Completion and acceptance of work and payment,
any such defects in workmanship, material, and/or performance appear, the Contractor will,
without cost to the Owner, remedy such defects within a reasonable time, to be specified in notice
by the Owner; in default thereof, the Owner may have such work done and charge cost to this


A. This Contractor is required to provide a 100% complete and satisfactory installation of a

heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system and mechanical systems, equipment, and
materials shown on drawings. It is his responsibility to see that the work essential to the
operation of this system, but performed by other trades, is provided on schedule and in
accordance with the requirements as set forth in this specification.

B. The General Contractor, or this Contractor in the absence of the General Contractor, shall
provide the following work under the direction of this Contractor, who is responsible for
setting sleeves for pipe and duct openings and also for size and location of all openings.
This Contractor shall provide his own cutting, and the General Contractor shall:

1. Patch all openings for ductwork and piping.

2. Patch all openings for louvers.

3. Set lintels for louvers and duct openings.

4. Furnish and install door grilles, if used.

5. Set louvers in outside walls.

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6. Install building-access panels.

7. Paint duct, grilles, pipes, etc.


A. Furnish an operation and maintenance manual for each item of equipment. Furnish three
copies of the manual bound in hardback binders, or an approved equivalent. Furnish one
complete manual prior to the time that equipment tests are performed, and furnish the
remaining manuals before the contract is completed.

B. The manual shall include the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of each
subcontractor installing equipment and of the local representatives for each item of

C. The manual shall include: wiring and control diagrams, with data to explain the detailed
operation and control of each item of equipment; a control sequence describing start-up,
operation and shutdown; description of the function of each principal item of equipment;
the procedure for starting; the procedure for operating; shutdown instructions; installation
instructions; maintenance instructions; lubrication schedule including type, grade,
temperature range, and frequency; performance data, and parts list. The parts lists for
equipment shall indicate the sources of supply, recommended spare parts, and the local
service organization.


A. Submit operating instructions for approval by HGST for each principal item of
equipment, for the use of the operation and maintenance personnel, when so specified in
appropriate section.

B. The operating instructions shall include wiring diagrams, control diagrams, and control
sequence for each principal item of equipment.

C. Operating instructions shall be printed or engraved, and shall be framed under glass or in
approved laminated plastic, and posted where directed by HGST Representative.
Operating instructions exposed to the weather shall be made of weather-resisting
materials, or shall be suitably enclosed to be weather protected. Operating instructions
shall not fade when exposed to sunlight and shall be secured to prevent easy removal or

D. Operating instructions shall be attached to or posted adjacent to each principal item of

equipment, including start-up, proper adjustment, operating, lubrication, shutdown, safety
precautions, procedure in the event of equipment failure, and other item of instruction as
recommended by the manufacturer of each piece of equipment.


When specified in other sections, the Contractor shall furnish the services of competent
instructors who will give full instructions to the designated personnel in the adjustment,
operation, and maintenance, including pertinent safety requirements of the equipment or system

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specified. Instruction shall be given during the first regular work week, after the equipment or
system has been accepted and turned over to HGST for regular operation.



All material and equipment shall be new and shall show evidence of approval by applicable
testing agency, such as, UL, ASTM, etc. Material and equipment of similar usage shall be of the
same manufacturer.


Equipment shall not be installed directly on floors, walls or roofs, but shall be installed on
suitable pads and/or platforms. Where such platforms are not shown on drawings, the Contractor
shall design and construct supporting structures and attachments to safely withstand loads and
stresses to which they may be subjected, including seismic loads.

A. Submit for review, layout drawings and calculations of supports and attachments for
mechanical systems including fans, ducts, pipes, field erected fan units and plenums.

B. Roof Top Platforms: Construct of structural steel members conforming to HGST roof

C. Concrete Pads: Provide not less than 4" high and projecting minimum 3" on all sides,
beyond equipment for floor mounted equipment, unless otherwise specified. Anchor
bolts shall be placed in steel pipe sleeves, with a plate at bottom end of sleeves to hold
the bolt.

D. Floor Mounted Stands: Construct with structural steel members of steel pipe and fasten
with flanges bolted to floor.

E. Curbs: Construct concrete curbs 4" high and 6" wide unless otherwise indicated.
Acoustical plenum curbs shall be sealed air and water tight for conditions of operating

F. Ceiling Suspended Platforms: Construct with steel hangers brace and fasten to building

G. Wall Mounted Platforms: Construct with steel brackets.

H. Saddles for Tank Supports: Cast iron or welded steel of curvature to fit the tank. Locate
supports to avoid undue strain on shell, and interference with pipe connections to tank

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A. Used Equipment and Materials: All used equipment and materials furnished by HGST
shall be cleaned and tested prior to installation. All defects shall be promptly reported to
HGST representatives.

B. New Equipment and Materials: All new equipment and materials furnished by HGST
will be consigned to the Contractor. The Contractor shall be responsible for receiving,
storage, and handling of these items, in addition to installation.


A. Provide access doors that are indicated or required, for access to concealed mechanical,
electrical devices, and fire dampers, which may require future inspection, repair or
adjustment; and where required by applicable codes.

B. In suspended metal pan, lay-in panel, and accessible tile ceilings, use the ceiling element
as access panel.

C. Attach a one-inch diameter aluminum tag, with plain stamped numerals, to ceiling
elements used as access doors and recessed pan doors.

D. Doors in walls, or ceilings of two hour fire resistive construction, as in stairwells, pipe or
duct shafts, shall bear Underwriters Laboratory "B" label.



Electrical components of mechanical equipment and systems such as motors, starters, and
controls, shall be provided under this Division and shall be as specified herein, and as necessary,
for complete and operable systems. Interconnecting wiring for components of packaged
equipment shall be provided as an integral part of the equipment. All interconnecting power and
control wiring over 100 volts and conduit for field erected equipment shall be as specified in
Division 16. Control wiring rated under 100 volts, and conduit, shall be as specified in
appropriate sections of Division 15. Applicable portions of HGST Standard Electrical
Specifications shall be as followed.


A. Equipment Identification: All mechanical equipment such as fans, pumps, heat-

exchangers, control panels, etc., shall be identified with hard plastic baklite nameplate,
with white etched letters on background, to identify number and function of equipment.
All nameplates will be secured with screws. Adhesives and tapes will not be acceptable.

B. Accessory Identification: Miscellaneous accessories such as switches, gauges, dampers,

thermostats, etc., shall be identified with plastic embossed tape.

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C. Valve Identification: The valve identification shall be stamped on one-inch round brass
plate and installed to valve stem with brass chain.

D. Pipe Identification: Pipe coding shall consist of color coded identification bands. On
long straight runs apply the bands at maximum 20-foot intervals. On short runs and
complicated piping, apply as often as necessary for proper identification, but not
exceeding 10 feet apart. Coding shall be applied to all piping in mechanical rooms,
accessible chases and other accessible area. Place additional bands on concealed piping
near access door. Identification bands shall be placed on the bottom half of the pipe,
facing about 30 degrees downward toward either side. Where the view from this angle
on the floor is obscured by other pipe or objects, place the bands in the most visible
position. For size of letters and color of bands, see HGST Local Practice LP-19
appended hereto.



A. All non-hazardous material and equipment specified to be removed, and not installed,
shall be recycled when possible or properly disposed of unless directed otherwise by
HGST representative. Agreement of the proper disposal method shall be agreed to prior
to submitting the bid.

B. Any work which generates dust (such as sanding, jackhammering, excavating, etc.) shall
be done in such a manner that all personnel and equipment in the vicinity are protected.
Such work may require ventilated visqueen enclosures. Of particular concern is high
voltage equipment; however, no dust generation without suitable abatement is acceptable.

C. Unless otherwise indicated, removal of pipes, ducts, and equipment, includes removal of
accessories such as hangers, air outlets, piping connections, junction boxes, starters.
Connections to mechanical equipment required to be removed or disconnected shall be
removed to source, or if concealed, to point of concealment. Terminate connections
behind finished surfaces and, if subject to movement, clear of building construction. Cap
connections extending from ducts or piping remaining in service.

D. If disposal directions are not received by the Contractor, it shall be understood that he
will be responsible for transferring the removed material from HGST building, and
disposing of it in an acceptable manner. All materials and equipment designated to be
removed and reused, will be inspected by the HGST representative, and shall be cleaned
and tested by the Contractor before being reinstalled.

E. The Contractor shall prepare equipment to be stored by HGST as follows (equipment to

be weather-protected):

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Fan inlets and outlets shall be covered to keep out water and dirt; pipe openings shall be
capped; exposed metal parts shall be coated to prevent rusting, and finned coils shall be
covered with plywood to keep their fins from being bent. Equipment nameplate data
shall be recorded and this data shall be given to HGST representative.


All equipment shall be installed in accordance with manufacturers' published recommendations.


All mechanical and electrical equipment, valves, controls and accessories, etc., shall be located
within arm's reach (from the floor or platform) to provide for easy access for operating, repair and
maintenance. Instruments such as gauges and thermometers shall be at eye level when feasible.
If it is not feasible to provide easy access and visibility, the contractor shall provide an alternate
means to maintain, view or adjust the device. If the device is concealed, furnish and install
access doors.


A. Work involving building structural members, shall be performed only after obtaining
prior written approval of the building architect.

B. Drilling, torch cutting, or welding of steel columns, trusses, or any structural member is
not allowed. Various straps, band, clamps, or adhesives shall be used to attach

C. Corrugated steel decking shall not be penetrated from the lower side to attach hanger rods
for ducts, pipes, conduit, or equipment. Unistrut will fit between the deck and trusses, or
structural members, and shall be installed to span existing structures.

D. Buildings with structural concrete may be core drilled with proper approval from the
building architect, who will mark the exact location where the hole is to be drilled. Use
existing holes, if at all possible, even if it means a longer pipe or conduit run.

E. Excavation of earth adjacent to, or within 45 degree angle of repose of the bearing soil,
shall not be made.


All work involving the building roof, including roof penetrations, equipment-platforms, pitch
pockets, etc., shall be in strict accordance to HGST roof standards, HGST Architectural
Standards, and HGST Safety requirements (certain signs and guardrails are required). All
deviations, exceptions and modifications shall have prior written approval of building architect
and HGST roof coordinator.

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3.6 UTILITY CONNECTIONS Utility interruptions for new branches shall be planned with
HGST representative, at least two weeks ahead of time. The Contractor shall make an allowance
in his bid to majority of utility connection work, on premium time, during off hours. Existing
utilities can be turned off only by HGST Maintenance Department. Contractor personnel are
prohibited from turning off any existing valves, or switching of existing equipment.


All contractor personnel working inside existing cleanrooms, shall observe all HGST procedures,
including wearing cleanroom garments; and isolating area of work by hanging visqueen.
Cleanroom garments will be furnished by HGST.


This Contractor shall be responsible for installation of metal sleeves, pipes, cans and equipment,
required for the mechanical installation as shown on the drawings. These shall be located as per
instruction from the building architect. Penetration through existing floors, etc., shall be core
drilled to suit. Provide escutcheons for pipes at walls, floors and ceilings, as directed by HGST


Furnish at all interconnections, between piping systems of dissimilar materials, and at all
connections of piping systems to equipment, where piping and equipment area of dissimilar
materials the appropriate sizes of insulating couplings. Couplings shall be EPCO manufactured,
by EPCO Sales Company, Cleveland, Ohio; specifically designed for the purpose of electrically
isolating pipe lines from other piping systems of equipment.


Equipment and materials shall be carefully handled, properly stored, and adequately protected to
prevent damage before and during installation, in accordance with the manufacturer's
recommendations; and as approved by the HGST representative. Damaged or defective items
shall be replaced at no cost to HGST.

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Belts, pulleys, chains, gears, couplings, projecting setscrews, keys, and other rotating parts,
located so that any person can come in close proximity thereto, shall be fully enclosed or properly
guarded. High-temperature equipment and piping so located as to endanger personnel, or create a
fire hazard, shall be properly guarded or covered with insulation of a type as specified herein.
Items such as catwalks, ladders, and guardrails shall be provided where required for safe
operation and maintenance of equipment. Avoid locating water piping, valves, strainers, etc.,
near high voltage (600 volts or higher) electrical equipment. Notify HGST immediately if
drawings show water piping within 20' of any such electrical equipment. In addition, Contractor
shall ensure compliance with safety requirements, as contained in HGST CONTRACTORS'


The Contractor shall do all cutting of nonstructural parts of buildings and structures, for the
installation of his work, and shall replace, fill in and patch to match, existing around such
openings; employing craftsmen skilled and regularly employed in the respective crafts involved.
Lintels, frames or reinforcement for all openings shall be provided by the Contractor.


A. This Contractor shall do all excavation necessary for the installation of his work.
Contractor shall obtain the best information available from the HGST representative,
concerning existing underground utilities, prior to excavating. Completed survey for
underground utilities is the responsibility of the contractor before excavation can begin.
Testing of soil for asbestos contents is required. Do not start excavation until approval
has been obtained by HGST Industrial Hygiene. Excavations will be done in strict
accordance with applicable safety laws and regulations including the HGST Contractor
Guide, Safety and Security. Prior to excavating, an underground locator shall survey and
mark the utilities.

B. Underground valves, meters, gages, etc., shall be installed in watertight Christy boxes
with removable cover level with ground. All valves, cleanouts, etc., located under high
traffic flow areas shall be installed inside a protective valve box, ironsides or approved

The installation shall be inspected and approved before backfilling.

C. Backfill shall be sand, wet tamped in 6" layers. The finished surface shall match existing
construction. Repair of asphalt concrete surface shall be hot patched. Cold patch shall be
used for temporary purposes only. The final compaction shall be 95% unless directed

D. The Contractor, when trenching through a concrete slab such as a sidewalk or trench,
shall completely remove the entire slab, expansion joint to expression. Such slabs will be
replaced with a steel reinforced slab, as per HGST Architectural Specifications.

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A. The Contractor shall provide all permanent and temporary shoring, anchoring, and
bracing required to make all parts absolutely stable and rigid; even when such shoring
anchoring and bracing are not explicitly called for.

B. The Contractor shall adequately support all enclosures, and equipment, for seismic
conditions. This shall include, bolting to the floor solid structural steel and permanent
handrails, to prevent tipping. Under no conditions shall equipment be fastened to non-
rigid building steel (i.e., removable platform steel gratings, handrails, fences, etc.).


Asbestos or any product containing asbestos shall not be used in any phase of construction. If,
during construction, any existing asbestos is encountered, the HGST representative shall be
notified and the work shall not restart without HGST approval.


All exposed materials shall be thoroughly cleaned. No dirt, debris, or liquid shall be permitted in
the mechanical equipment during progress of the work; and the Contractor shall clean all pipes,
ducts and equipment, prior to, as well as after installation.

All debris shall be placed in containers, outside the building, at the end of each working day. The
containers, in turn, shall be removed from HGST site as soon as they are filled up.


All prefinished equipment and accessories, marred during shipment or installation, shall be
touched up. All mechanical items exposed in occupied rooms, corridors, etc., shall be painted per
Architectural Specifications.

The Contractor shall provide the painting of the items listed below:

A. All non-galvanized steel brackets, supports, bases, frames, etc., used in the mechanical
installation, including pipe hangers and exposed piping.

B. If above listed items cannot be fully painted after the installation, they shall be painted
before they are installed. Damage caused by the installation shall be touched up after the

C. All items to be painted shall be prepared to receive paint per the mechanical equipment or
material manufacturer's application instructions.

D. Refer to specific job requirements in accordance with Manufacturer's instruction for all
the finishing work. Repair all marred or damaged factory painted finishes with materials
and procedures to match the original factory finish.

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E. Identification: Provide schedules for stenciling and identification markings. Submit

stenciling and identification marking for approval.


Where any work cannot be installed as the construction is progressing, provide for boxes, sleeves,
inserts, fixtures or devices as necessary to permit installation of the omitted work during later
phases of construction. Arrange for chases, holes and other openings in masonry, concrete or
other work and provide for subsequent closure of any openings required for placing equipment.
In general, use provisions for installation that have been blocked out and structurally framed
through walls, floor, and roof.


A. Take necessary measures to insure adequate protection of all equipment and materials
during delivery, storage, installation and shutdown conditions. This responsibility shall
include provisions required to meet the conditions incidental to the delays pending final
test of systems and equipment under seasonal conditions.

B. Operate the completed systems for a period of time prescribed by HGST to determine the
capability of the equipment and controls to conform to the requirements of the drawings
and specifications.

C. Maintain all equipment and systems installed until final acceptance by HGST.


A. Connection Points

Underground and overhead utility services shall be provided to utility and service line
connection points.

B. Contract Limits

Where "limits of contracts" designations are indicated on site plans, they shall not apply
to utility service underground or overhead work necessary to serve the project, and
occurring outside of the "limits of contracts" designations.


Contractor shall thoroughly clean all apparatus before placing it in operation, restore finished
surfaces, if damaged, and deliver the entire installation in an approved condition.


The Contractor shall be responsible for start-up and operation of all systems during testing and
balancing until such time as systems have been accepted by HGST. Refer to specific project
requirements for the start-up procedures.

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A. Unused slots, sleeves, and other penetrations in floors, walls or other general construction
shall be closed and sealed with an approved fire stopping material.

B. Firestopping material shall be UL listed and tested silicone elastomer specifically

formulated for use in horizontal and vertical applications. It shall be installed as directed
by the manufacturer. The material shall possess intumescent characteristics. Upon
exposure to heat above 200 degrees F, it shall expand to no less than 5 times its original
volume to form a fireproof envelope UL rated for 2 and 3 hour protection.

C. Floor slots and openings shall be closed with 16 gage galvanized steel sheet supported on
1 inch by 1 inch by 1/8 inch structural angle, drilled or supported with power driven studs
into the building structure. Firestop with a layer of silicone elastomer no less than 1 inch
thick which completely fills the opening. The top surface of the silicone elastomer shall
be approximately 1 inch below the finished floor slab.

D. Openings in walls shall be closed with 16 gage galvanized steel sheet securely attached at
the midpoint of the wall thickness and firestopped on both sides of the steel sheet with no
less than 1/8 inch thick layer of non-sagging silicone elastomer to fully cover the

E. Single or multiple pipes passing through walls and floors shall have the annular space
between pipes or between pipes and structure filled with silicone elastomer to provide a 3
hour rated firestop for floors and walls.

F. The annulus between exposed pipe and ductwork and walls or floors in finished spaces
shall be filled, sealed, and painted to match adjacent surfaces.

G. Identify unused sleeves and slots for future use by permanently anchored brass
nameplates identifying size and purpose of the covered slot.


A. The Contractor shall provide the services of the representatives of all required suppliers
and subcontractors required in the specifications to instruct HGST maintenance and
operating personnel. This period shall follow the final inspection date or when directed
by HGST. Provide the services of a competent supervisor or technician to instruct HGST
operating personnel in the operation of each type of system. Include not less than eight
full normal working days in operation of the entire building system. Where required by
the individual mechanical section of these specifications, provide the services of factory
trained specialist to instruct HGST personnel in operation of Special Systems. Include a
minimum time for instructions as required under that specification.
B. The above instruction period does not include the special instruction periods specified

C. Compile and submit to HGST three (3) bound Instruction Manuals. Provide the
Instruction Manuals with an index sheet listing the contents in alphabetical order together
with reference pages, containing the material listed below:

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HGST San Jose Mechanical Standard
Facilities Engineering Division 15 Mechanical

1. Operation instructions for each system including step-by-step preparation for

starting, summer operation, winter operation, shutdown and draining.

2. Manufacturer's literature describing each piece of equipment furnished or

installed, giving the Unit No., System No., Manufacturer's Model No., Drawing
No., and equipment performance charts and/or curves, as applicable.

3. Control diagrams, as installed by the manufacturer.

4. Sequence of operation by the control manufacturer.

5. Wiring diagrams, as-installed and color coded, of electrical motor controller
connections and interlock connections of all equipment listed in the Equipment

6. Diagrammatic location, function and tag numbers of each valve.

7. Maintenance instructions for each type of equipment.

8. Description of possible breakdowns and repairs for each type of equipment.

9. Manufacturer's mechanical equipment parts lists of all functional components of

the system furnished or installed, control diagrams and wiring diagrams, giving
Unit No., System No., Manufacturer's Model No., and Manufacturer's Part No.

10. Recommended spare parts list.

11. List of nearest local suppliers of all equipment.

12. Balancing test reports and as-built drawings for all systems.

D. This service manual shall be submitted for approval before final inspection. Failure to
submit the diagram and service manual will delay final inspection and acceptance of the
work by HGST.

E. Approved copies of the service manual shall be delivered to HGST on or before the date
of the final inspection, and each copy of the service manual shall be identical.

F. After approval by HGST, the control diagram shall be mounted in a neat frame with
suitable backing, under clear glass and installed where directed.


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