5.3102.16 Installation of Individual and Redundant Pumps

Topic: 
Hydronic Heating (Hot Water and Steam)
Subtopic: 
Equipment Installation
Desired Outcome: 
Fluid circulation
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3102.16a
Check for presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs)

Potential ACMs will be handled in accordance with SWS 2.0110.2 Potential Asbestos-Containing Materials

Ensure safe work environment

5.3102.16b
Assess location for pump

System schematics, manufacturer specifications, and physical locations will be reviewed to identify proper and serviceable locations

Ensure proper placement of pump

5.3102.16c
Install pump

When possible, pump will be installed in a physical location that is easy to access for maintenance purposes and in accordance with manufacturer specifications, paying special attention to the pump orientation

Base-mounted pumps will be installed on concrete pads

Base-mounted pumps will be connected to the system piping with vibration isolators

Isolation valves, balance valves, strainers, pressure gauges, and motor starters/variable frequency drives (VFDs) will be installed in accordance with applicable specifications: SWS 5.3103.1 Balancing Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.7 Instatllion of Pressure Gauges, SWS 5.3103.8 Isolation Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.9 Installation of Strainers, SWS 5.3102.8 Replacement of Conventional Pumps with Electrically Commutated Motor-Drive Pumps (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.9 Installation and Control of Variable Frequency Drives (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.33 Optimize Varaiable Frequency Drive Control

Other electrical devices and installation requirements will be in accordance with local codes and jurisdictions

Properly install pumping system

5.3102.16d
Install redundant pumps

When possible, pump will be installed in a physical location that is easy to access for maintenance purposes and in accordance with manufacturer specifications, paying special attention to the pump orientation

Base-mounted pumps will be installed on concrete pads

Base-mounted pumps will be connected to the system piping with vibration isolators

Isolation valves, balance valves, strainers, check valves, pressure gauges, and motor starters/VFDs will be installed in accordance with applicable specifications: SWS 5.3103.1 Balancing Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.7 Installation of Pressure Guages, SWS 5.3.103.8 Isolation Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.9 Installation of Strainers, SWS 5.3102.8 Replacement of Conventional Pumps with Electrically Commutated Motor-Driven Pumps (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.9 Installation and Control of Variable Frequency Drives (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.33 Optimize Variable Frequency Drive Control

Isolation valves, balance valves, strainers, check valves, pressure gauges, and motor starters/VFDs will be installed in accordance with applicable specifications: SWS 5.3103.1 Balancing Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.7 Installation of Pressure Guages, SWS 5.3.103.8 Isolation Valve Installation, SWS 5.3103.9 Installation of Strainers, SWS 5.3102.8 Replacement of Conventional Pumps with Electrically Commutated Motor-Driven Pumps (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.9 Installation and Control of Variable Frequency Drives (Hot Water), SWS 5.3102.33 Optimize Variable Frequency Drive Control

Lead-lag controls will be installed in accordance with SWS 5.3102.7 Installation of Lead Lag Controls - Pumps

Other electrical devices and installation requirements will comply with local codes and jurisdictions

Properly install redundant pumping system

5.3102.16e
Test pump

Water flow through the pump, head pressure, control sequences, operating amperage, and voltage shall be measured in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / ACCA ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America, www.acca.org Standard 5 or ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org Standard 111 and adjusted to meet design requirements

Pump (and lead-lag controller, if applicable) will be started in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Pump performance will be verified

Ensure proper operation of pumping equipment

5.3102.16f
Insulate pump with removable and reusable insulation

Pump will be insulated with removable and renewable insulation to IECC IECC International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org 90.1, at a minimum

Reduce energy loss

Maintain safe surface temperature

5.3102.16g
Education

Completed work will be reviewed with the building/property management team and operations staff

Building/property management team and operations staff will be educated on the safe and efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item

Ensure building/property management team and operations staff is informed of the safe, efficient operation and maintenance requirements of the installed item