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Consulting Engineering Group SHOPPING MALL (B+G+1)

Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 08045

XVIII. PLUMBING WORKS


1. GENERAL A. General Specifications Attention is drawn to the General Specifications, the Qatar Construction Specification 2007 (QCS 2007), together with the additional particular clauses applicable to the Building Services. B. Scope of Work The scope of works covered by this specification shall include the whole of the labor & materials necessary to form Complete Installation of plumbing systems and the commissioning and testing as described in QCS Section 19, (Plumbing Work) The Scope of Work shall include the following: 1. Cold water and hot water system as shown in the drawings. 2. Reverse Osmosis Water purification system as shown in the drawings. C. Codes & Standards The installation, materials, and all components shall comply with all statutory instructions and regulations current at the time of the tender whether so detailed or not, and shall conform in all respect with the following: 1. Qatar Construction Specifications 2007 2. Safety Health & Welfare Regulations issued by the State of Qatar 3. Water Regulations issued by the KAHRAMAA 4. The Fire Department Regulations 5. All relevant British Standards A. BSCP 310 - Water Supply B. BSCP 2005 - Sewerage C. BS 5572 - Code of Practice for Sanitary Pipe work D. BS 8301 - Building Drainage 6. National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA) 7. Under Writers laboratories Should any conflict arise between the codes and the standards mentioned above, then the Regulations issued by the State of Qatar shall take precedence. 2. HOT AND COLD WATER SERVICES A. Pipes and Fittings Materials

1. C.W.S - ABOVE THE GROUND (RISER, DOWN FEED etc. )


All above the ground cold water pipe work within the buildings, inside wet areas, below false ceiling, inside ducts, on roof etc., shall be in copper tube to BS 2871 or EN 1057 Part 1 Table X All fittings shall be of the capillary type to BS 869: Part 2 Manufactured from even metal, copper or dezincification resistance brass. All fittings shall be lead free. 2. CWS Underground & CWS/HWS embedded in screed or wall chase The copper tube shall be to BS 2871 or EN 1057 Part 1 Table Y externally coated over entire length with a continuous seamless polythelene sheathing for cold water piping. The colour of the Sheathing shall be green as per BS 4800 Ref: 12 D 45. For hot water piping the sheathing shall be polythelene with air channels on the internal surface. Joints shall be carefully wrapped with PVC waterproof tape to maintain protective coating. PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 64

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The copper tubes shall comply with the following specifications with regard to the sizes: Nominal size (Mm) Max 15 22 28 35 42 54 15.045 22.055 28.055 35.070 42.070 54.070 Outside Diameter (mm) Min 14.965 21.975 27.975 34.990 41.990 53.990 (mm) 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 2.0 Nominal Wall thickness sheathing (mm) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 of

Water pipe size more than 54mm shall be ductile iron pipework and shall comply with the relevant provisions of BS 4772. The entire length shall be coated with a continuous seamless polythelene sheathing for cold water piping. B. Pipes and Fittings Installations 1. Joints for Copper Pipes The jointing of copper pipe work shall be by means of dezincification resistant integral solder ring. Bronze welding will not be permitted. 2. Installation, Storage & Protection All pipe work; fittings & accessories shall be installed strictly in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations and due allowance shall be made for thermal movement. All pipe work; fittings & accessories shall be obtained from one manufacturer only, who shall be nominated by the contractor in writing and approved by the Engineer prior to ordering any Materials. All pipe work; fittings & accessories shall be stored in properly ventilated & well-supported racked storage sheds. All pipe work shall be installed to present a neat & orderly appearance arranged to or at right angles to the structural member of the building, giving maximum headroom and not obstructing window or doorways. Pipes shall bend round piers, projections and recesses forming part of the structural works whether indicated in the drawing or not. Pipe work shall be installed such that there is a minimum of 150mm clear below to the finished floor level & at least 25mm clear to the finished wall face. All pipe work, which is to be insulated, shall allow space for each pipe to be insulated around its whole circumference. Adequate clearance shall be provided between insulated pipe work running together adjacent to walls & floors. Clearance between insulation & floor & insulation and wall shall be as for bare pipe work. No joints shall be formed in the thickness of floor slabs or roof slabs. No pipe work shall be chased into floor or roof slabs. During the installation period open ends of pipe work shall be capped off using purpose made plugs or blank counter flanges. All pipe work shall be plumb in the vertical and leveled to the turn of a bubble in the horizontal, except where wall or floor finishes deviate from the vertical or horizontal, all pipe work shall be erected such that it may be vented and drained satisfactorily. Swing joints, offsets, expansion joints etc., shall be provided wherever necessary to accommodate expansion of piping. Unions or flanges shall be provided at all bypasses, tanks, heaters, pumps and elsewhere as may be required. Expansion joints shall be placed in all pipes where they cross building expansion joints. PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 65

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Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 08045

The contractor shall check all plumbing layouts with structural drawings. All pipe work, valves and fittings & other components forming the installation shall be such that they are accessible for maintenance and repairs. Unions and flanges shall be provided as appropriate in order to allow for equipment removal. All exposed pipe work in toilets, etc., shall be painted (minimum 2 coats) matching with the tiles as per the instructions of the Engineer. 3. Pipe Supports, Brackets & Hangers All pipe work shall be adequately supported in such a manner as to permit free movement due to expansion, contractions, vibrations or other changes in the system. Supports shall be arranged as near as possible to the joints and changes of direction. Spacing of support shall comply with Table 13 of BS 5572: 1978. Vertical rising pipes particularly in shafts shall be adequately supported at the base to withstand the total weight of the riser. Under no circumstances shall branches from vertical rising pipes be the means of support for the vertical pipe work. Pipe work up to and including 67mm diameter shall be supported clear of the structure with cast brass brackets. Where exposed to view, bright finish brass hospital brackets shall be used with crawl plugs and brass screws. Where pipe work is concealed, bright finish brass single pipe ring with BSP female screwed end and bright finish brass pack plate with male screwed end shall be used and fixed to the wall using brass screws & crawl plugs. All multi runs of pipe work within false ceilings or service shafts shall be supported on purpose designed proprietary brackets suitable for carrying more than one pipe run, and shall be secured using expanded plugs or other purpose designed fixing devices. Soft wood plugs shall not be allowed. All-purpose designed proprietary brackets shall be submitted to the Engineer for approval prior to ordering. Where rollers and chairs are required, these shall be performed as manufactured by a specialist approved by the Engineer, and where used singularly, they shall have restraining U bolts formed over the diameter of the pipe and bolted to the base support of the chair. The U bolts shall be fitted to all movement of the pipe without binding. All steel hangers & supporting brackets shall be painted with two coats of red oxide before dispatch from the works. The spacing of supports where not specified must not exceed the spacing given in the following schedules. Where one support carries more than one pipe diameter, the spacing shall be that specified for the smallest diameter. MAXIMUM SPACING OF SUPPORTS Nominal size Of pipes (mm) 15 22 28 35 42 54 67 76.1 108 PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Support Spacing Vertical Pipes (m) 1.8 2.4 2.4 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.6 3.6 3.6 HorizontalPipes (m) 1.2 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 Page 66

Consulting Engineering Group SHOPPING MALL (B+G+1) 4. Pipe Sleeves

Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 08045

Pipe sleeves shall be supplied where pipe work passes through walls, floors. Footings and waterproofing membranes. Sleeves shall be built in the correct locations at the time required, by the main contractor. The inside diameter of all sleeves shall not be less than 1.5mm larger than the outside diameter of the pipe passing through. Where pipes pass through buried walls or fittings, sleeves shall be 25mm larger than the outside diameter of the pipe passing through. The space between the pipe sleeves shall be neatly packed using mineral wool or fire stopping material to prevent the passage of noise, vermin or smoke. Sleeves shall not protrude beyond the finished surface, where pipe work is exposed to view and passes through wall or floor, chromium plated copper pipe flanges of the correct pipe diameter shall be fitted. The pipe sleeves shall be in new concrete construction before pouring. Sleeves in foundation wall shall make water tight installation. Sleeve through walls, floor and partition walls shall be in copper sleeve, through outside wall shall be UPVC sleeve properly caulked to ensure water tight joints. Pipe sleeve shall not be arranged to support the pipe work. 5. Taps All sanitary ware shall be provided as shown on the drawing and approved by the Engineer. Bib with mixers, taps, valves or mixer taps shall be bronze or gun metal castings or hot pressing of brass or manganese bronze and shall be chromium plated. Spindles. Glands, crutches, washer plates and nuts shall be of brass or bronze. The taps shall have crutch or capstan head made of metal, being marked hot or cold with tail having external parallel thread. They shall be marked with manufacturers name or trade mark. The water supply connection to sanitary fittings shall be in the following sizes. FIXTURES Washbasin W.C. Sink Unit Shower Urinal 6. Flashing / Puddle Flanges SIZE 15mm 15mm 15mm 15mm 15mm

Where pipe pass through water proofed membranes, sleeves shall be provided with a flashing flange to which a flashing shield can be clamped or brazed. The shield shall be zinc or copper and shall not be less than 200mm from the sleeve in all directions. The space between the sleeve and the pipe passing through shall be packed with waterproof material and mastic compound. 7. Anchors and Guides All pipe anchors shall be heavy gauge steel collars with lugs and bolts for clamping and attaching to anchor braces. No anchor brace shall be installed in a location where its installation may result in damage to the building structure. All anchors and guides shall be submitted to the Engineer for his final approval prior to the installation. 8. Pipe work Expansion Provision for pipe work expansion and contraction shall be made by changes in the direction of pipe work. The supports and brackets provided give adequate allowance for this movement. In certain cases expansion loops or expansion bellows shall be provided in the position indicated in the drawings. These items shall be manufactured by a specialist approved by the Engineer. All bellows shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. 9. Pipe Insulation All the exposed pipe work on the roof and all hot water supply and return pipework running within false ceiling void shall be installed with 25mm thick preformed rigid glass PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 67

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sectional insulation with 64kg/m3 density, covered by canvass glass cloth with 200gm/m2 and painted with two coats of weatherproof painting with minimum thickness of 1mm. The thermal insulation shall be non-corrosive to the metal, water repellant and fire retardant. Pipe Insulation: flame-attenuated glass fiber, bonded with thermosetting resin, maximum K factor of 0.25 at 240C mean temperature. C. Valves, Stopcocks and Gauges 1. General All valves and stopcocks shall comply with the regulations of the Ministry of Electricity and Water Department (Kahramaa) and shall be dezincification resistant. Valves shall be provided as shown on the drawings and detailed below or similar and approved, all valves shall be submitted for approval to the Engineer and this should be obtained in writing prior to ordering. All valves, strainers and non-return valves shall be numbered clearly using white/black Traffolyte label securely fixed to the valve or valve handle. These labels shall indicate the service and function of the valve. The exact wording shall be approved by the Engineer prior to manufacture of the labels. Once a manufacturer has been approved and selected all valves shall be of the same manufacturer. Gate Valves Gate valves shall be provided to each branch pipe and at the locations as indicated on the tender drawings or as directed by the Engineer. Gate valves shall conform to BS 5154 and shall be made of gun metal, non-rising stem, screwed bonnet, one piece wedge type and tested to 16 bars hydraulic pressure. Valves of 54 mm dia. and below shall be welded ends and provided with unions on both sides. Valves more than 54 mm dia shall be with flanged ends. Non Return Valves / Check Valves Non-return valves shall be provided in discharge line of each pump and at other locations directed by the Engineer to prevent reversal of flow. Non-return valves shall be made of gun metal and conform to BS 5154. Valves shall be swing pattern, metal to metal seat and tested to 16 bars hydraulic pressure. Strainers Strainers shall be of the 'Y' type with bronze body, having screwed (F) ends. Strainers shall have easily removable cylindrical stainless steel screen with 0.8 mm perforation. The total area of the holes in the strainer shall not be less than three times the cross sectional area of the suction pipe. The strainers shall be suitable for installation in horizontal or vertical pipework and for a working pressure of not less than 10 bars. Care shall be taken while installation that the direction of flow corresponds to the direction of arrow marked on the body of the strainer. The strainers shall be located in such a position that it is easily accessible for maintenance. Unions shall be provided on both ends for easy replacement and removal of the strainers. Drain cocks All drain cocks shall be of the same manufacturer and be in accordance with BS 2879. Generally drain cocks shall be provided at all low points in the system and other points where necessary and as directed by the Engineer. Stopcock All stopcock used shall be as per BS 1010 with all parts in contact with water made from material resistant to dezinctification (example) Yorkshire 501 GM. The size shall be 15mm 65mm. Float Valves PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 68

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Ball valves shall be of gun metal or other equally suitable corrosion resistant alloy in accordance with BS 1212 or Equal and Approved. They shall be of cast gun-metal construction having gun-metal or bronze seat and lever. Water tanks shall be provided with float valves where shown on the drawings. The floats shall be of copper construction in accordance with BS 1968. Ball valves shall be of the pressure pattern to suit the required working pressure of the system. Float Switches Float switches fitted to the water tanks shall be a mercury switch in a plastic casing suspended from its own cable. The casing of the float switch shall be made of polypropylene and cable shall be sheathed with PVC compound. It shall be suitable for water temperature upto 50C. Automatic Air Vents Automatic air vents shall be high pressure type made of DZR brass and shall be provided at all high points in the system or as instructed by the Engineer. 2. Valve Schedule Gate Valves Bronze screwed (F) Drain cocks screwed (F) bronze Strainers Y bronze Bronze screwed (F) Patt with 80 meshes Copper screen Non Return valves Bronze screwed (F) Ball Valves 15 54 15 65 BS 5154 PN Series 20 32 Bar at 100 deg C BS 1212 Pattern II Or Portsmouth Ball valves equilibrium 3. Testing of Pipe work All sections of pipe work shall be hydraulically tested during the installation of the works to avoid the necessity for disturbing the building programme at the later stages. No pipes shall be insulated, covered or made inaccessible before they have been tested. All tests are to be recorded and signed by the Contractors Senior Site representative and witnessed by the Engineer or his representative. All pipe work except open ended vents and drain pipes shall be tested to 700KN/sq m or twice the working pressure whichever is greater, for a period of not less than FOUR hours. Following successful completion of the test, the pipe work shall be thoroughly flushed out and all open ends carefully plugged to prevent the entry of any contamination. It is the Contractors responsibility to see that the tests are correctly carried out and that any necessary remedial measures are effected and the section retested, so that on completion of the Works each and every section has been tested satisfactorily and a complete set of test certificates has been forwarded to the Engineer. 3. UNDERGROUND COLD WATER PIPE LAYING A. General PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 69 15 54 Under Hayes gunmetal body 15 80 BS 5154 PN 32 B 15 28 15 80 BS 5154 PN Series 13 32 Bar at 100 deg C BS 2879

Consulting Engineering Group SHOPPING MALL (B+G+1)

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Underground cold water services shall with comply with British Standard Code of Practice 310: 1965, CP 2010: Part 1: 1966 and 2010: Part 3: 1972. Each type of pipe work material and associated fittings shall comply be obtained from one Manufacturer only, who shall be nominated by the contractor in writing and approved by the Engineer prior to ordering any materials. B. Jointing The jointing of copper pipe work shall be by means of dezincification resistant integral solder ring. Bronze welding shall not be permitted. C. Storage and Protection All pipework, fittings and accessories shall be stored in properly ventilated, well-supported racked storage sheds. All pipework, fittings and accessories shall be inspected prior to use and damaged material shall be disposed off. Protection shall be provided to the complete works as it proceeds to prevent impact damage from debris. All open ends of all pipes and fittings shall be plugged to prevent the ingress of debris and rubbish using temporary purpose made manufactured plugs or flanges. Plastic sheets or paper bags shall not be used for plugging pipework fittings. D. Trench Excavation Excavation work shall be executed in whatever ground conditions that may be encountered. The contractor shall be responsible for the stability of all excavations and any claim arising from accident or damage to the public, adjoining property or labor on site. The contractor shall provide all necessary steel sheeting, timber supports, strutting and shoring to the complete satisfaction of the Engineer. Any slip or fall shall be immediately reported & made good by the contractor at his own expense and the contractor shall take sole responsibility for any claim for damages arising out of inadequate support of excavations. All excavations shall be maintained dry and free from water. To achieve this the contractor shall without additional charge, provide all necessary pumping equipment, sumps, and drains The contractor shall also be responsible for operating, running and maintaining all equipment at all times to ensure excavations are free from water. All obstructions shall be broken out and voids and soft spots filled with concrete grade C15 or as otherwise as directed by the Engineer at the contractors expense. E. Granular Bedding Pipework shall be laid on a granular bed with a minimum cover above the crown of the pipe as follows: 1. Pipe lines: 600mm cover when there is no traffic on the ground above the pipeline 2. Pipe lines: 1000mm cover when there is traffic on the ground above the pipeline. The granular bedding shall comprise of gravel, stone chippings or crushed stone to pass through 12mm sieve and be retained on a minimum of 5mm sieve mixed with free draining coarse sand, in the ratio of two parts of crushed stone to every part of sand. Bedding material shall not contain more than 0.3%sulphate nor shall it be obtained from locations 0.1% sulphate is present in the ground water. Bedding shall be laid 150mm deep along the length of the trench and compacted prior to work commencing on the pipe laying. After pipe laying, inspection and testing, a further 300mm of bedding material shall be compacted by hand above the uppermost crown of the pipe lines along its entire length. The bedding material shall span the entire width of the trench and shall be laid in not more than 150mm deep- layers, each layer being compacted by hand. F. Laying of Pipelines and Fittings All underground pipelines shall be laid to true levels in straight lines to even gradients. Pipelines laying shall not commence until the Engineer has inspected and approved the granular bed and trench. All pipes passing through walls and foundations shall have sleeves PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 70

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Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 08045

with puddle flanges. The flanges shall not be less than 200 mm from sleeve in all directions. The space between the sleeves and pipes passing through shall be packed with waterproof material and mastic compound. When slings are used, only flat braided steel wire or band slings shall be used. The cutting of pipes shall be by hacksaw and all burrs shall be trimmed off by filing. G. Anchors and Thrust Blocks All pipelines shall be anchored with thrust bocks at dead ends, tees, bends, tapers and valves to resist the thrust arising from internal pressure. Where pipelines are laid in waterlogged areas, pipelines to be weighted to prevent floating. Where pipelines are laid on steep inclines they shall have transverse anchors as detailed in the table below: GRADIENT 1 in 2 and steeper below 1 in 2 to 1 in 4 below 1 in 4 to 1 in below 1 in 5 to 1 in below 1 in 6 ANCHOR SPACING (m) 5.50 11.00 516.50 622.00 not required

H. Backfilling Excavations After completion of granular bed and surround, the trench shall be backfilled using selected excavated Material free from all rocks, large hard objects and builders debris of greater than 40mm and shall be in layers of 150mm, each fully compacted over the width of the trench. Power rammers and vibrators shall be used to compact backfilling when the cover over the crown of the pipe exceeds 0.50 meters. I. Pipeline Inspections Written notice shall be given at least 24hours in advance for the purpose of inspection, measurement and testing for each of the following cases: 1. Setting out complete 2. Excavation complete 3. Bedding laid 4. Pipeline laid and thrust block in position 5. Pipeline bedding cover complete and compacted between joints and backfilling as necessary, complete and compacted between joints, ready for testing. 6. Joints, bedding cover complete and compacted and backfilling complete and compacted with ground level finish, ready for final testing. J. Testing of Pipework All sections of pipe work shall be hydraulically tested during the installation of the works to avoid the necessity for disturbing the building programme at the later stages. No pipes shall be insulated, covered or made inaccessible before they have been tested. All tests are to be recorded and signed by the Contractors Senior Site representative and witnessed by the Engineer or his representative. All pipe work except open ended vents and drain pipes shall be tested to 700KN/sq m or twice the working pressure whichever is greater, for a period of not less than four hours. Following successful completion of the test, the pipe work shall be thoroughly flushed out and all open ends carefully plugged to prevent the entry of any contamination. It is the Contractors responsibility to see that the tests are correctly carried out and that any necessary remedial measures are effected and the section retested, so that on completion

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of the Works each and every section has been tested satisfactorily and a complete set of test certificates has been forwarded to the Engineer. K. Water Tank 1. Ground Water tank and Elevated Water tank Cold water storage tanks shall be manufactured to (British Standard for drinking water storage) and comply strictly with the Water Departments Regulations of the State of Qatar, guaranteed by the manufacturer for a minimum of 7 years. Water storage tanks shall be horizontal tanks, constructed of glass fiber reinforced plastic with manhole inspection cover and all connections as shown in the drawings. The tanks shall be provided to the capacities, dimensions and locations shown on the drawings shall not encourage the growth of algae, have a smooth internal surface single piece and opaque body with no seams of joints. Tank is to be fixed on a concrete plinth which supports the whole of the tank. The details of the tank base are to be approved by the Engineer before any installation work begins. Tanks shall be fitted with the following ; A. Float Valve. B. Over flow pipe with diameter more than or equal 1 water supply pipe diameter. C. Air vent outlet with stainless steel insect screen. D. Drain valves. E. Cold water supply inlet and outlet. F. Sealed manhole cover adjacent to float valve. G. Water ultrasonic high and low level sensors for lift pump set cut in / out H. Overflow Alarm Sensor. I. J. Stainless steel external anchor bolts, nuts, washers, stay flanged etc. Stainless steel interval anchor bolts, nuts, washers, stay bolts, corner block etc. which touch the water inside.

K. Vent pipe with stainless steel insect screen Connections 50mm and larger shall be flanged, 35mm and below shall be screwed BSP thread. Provide high/low/overflow switches/alarm to be wired to remote control and annunciation panel. After installation, tanks shall be filled with water for testing for 24 hours. No leakage shall be observed. The whole Plumbing equipment and installation shall be guaranteed for a period of 7 years any defect, damage or leakage occurred during the guarantee period shall be made good by the contractor at no cost to the client. L. PLUMBING EQUIPMENTS 1. C.W.S. Lifting Pump set Lifting pumpset shall be installed for filling elevated water tanks. The unit shall be of the auto-pneumatic type complete with pumps, pressure vessel, control panel, interconnecting pipework, electrical wiring etc., that fixed to a single base plate. The pump shall be high efficiency centrifugal, vertical type single / multi-stage of cast iron construction with stainless steel shaft and stainless steel or bronze impellers and with mechanical sealed bearings. All interconnecting pipework to be in copper to BS 2871 Part 1 Table X with fittings to BS 864 Part 2. Each pump shall be provided with an isolating valve at the inlet and an isolating valve, non-return valve at the outlet. The pumpset shall be provided with flexible connections at the inlet and outlet. The pumpset shall be provided with a strainer at the inlet. PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 72

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The pressure vessel shall be of the fabricated steel construction with the water side coated with a proper epoxy resin. The tank shall house a replaceable butyl rubber diaphragm and will be precharged with nitrogen to the correct pressure at the factory. Motors shall have 2900 rpm and shall be TEFC, squirrel cage induction with Class 'F' insulation operating on 415 volts, 3 phase, 50 Hz A.C. supply. Motor shall be suitable for 50C. ambient temperature. The control panel shall be made of corrosion resisting dust proof mild steel. The panel shall include door interlocked mains isolator, earth leakage circuit breaker, pump starters and overload relays, live fuses, low water level cut-out alarm and control, pressure switch, duty selector switch, hand-off auto-switch for each pump, individual pump run, trip lights and panel alive lights, earthing bar, etc. The control panel cubicle shall conform to I.E.E. regulations with enclosure to IP 54 and will be mounted on vibration isolators to minimise the vibration to the electrical equipment's. The panel shall be provided for automatic changeover of the duty pump per pumping cycle. Minimum run timers shall be provided to prevent the frequent hunting of pumps during minimal demand. The standby pump shall switch on automatically in the event of failure of the duty pump or abnormal demand. The base frame shall be fabricated from M.S. angle and channel sections and will be of welded construction with lifting facility and suitable for providing anti-vibration mountings. The unit is to be securely fixed to concrete base with suitable anti-vibration mountings. A 100 mm dial type pressure gauge is to be provided on discharge to indicate the operating pressure. The pump set shall be completely factory assembled/wired, requiring only piping connections and shall be suitable for provisions made on electrical drawings. 2. Pipework Connections Flexible connections shall be used so as to prevent the transmission of pump and motor noise via pipework. All pipeworks connections to and from the pump shall be adequately supported and anchored against thrust. Inlet and outlet pipework connections to pumps shall be fitted with servicing valves complying with the relevant provisions. 3. Electrical Water Heater A. Individual Water Heaters. The water heaters with capacity up to 115 litres shall be pressure type as indicated on the drawings. The tank shall be high quality glass lining and have an anode for additional corrosion protection. The inner container of pressure type water heaters shall be made in accordance with the ASME code and shall be suitable for a working pressure of 125 psi. The water heater shall be vertical storage type suitable for wall mounting as shown on the drawings. It shall be complete with operating and high limit thermostats. The water heater container shall be insulated with thick Permafoam to minimize radiant heat loss and the whole encased in anti-corrosion treated steel sheet and finished in stove enamel. The water heater shall be provided with copper sheathed direct immersion heating element for fast,efficient water heating. Water heater shall have heating element with the following electric loads:

Capacity of Heater 30 gals. 20 gals. 20 gals. 12/6 gals PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009

Electric Load 3.0 kw / 1 phase 2.50 kw / 1 phase 1.50 kw / 1 phase 1.50 kw / 1 phase Page 73

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Water heaters shall have factory fitted Thermostat / high limits, combination control of sensitive temperature & overheat protection, complete with all necessary safety and controls. It shall be completely factory assembled / wired requiring only is final connections at site and shall be suitable for electrical provisions made on electrical drawings. 4. Reverse Osmosis Water purification The equipment shall be factory tested with membrane elements,installed and sanitized prior for delivery. A complete set of operating instructions and quality assurance data sheets shall be included on the package. The standard operations requirement, but not limited to, are the following: A. Maximum feed water temperature of 85 F B. Feed water pressure at 20 80 psi C. Operating pressure at 200 psi maximum D. PH range 3 11 E. Turbidity shall be removed F. Iron tolerance 0.05 ppm maximum G. Hardness over 10 gpg shall be softened H. Hydrogen sulfide must be removed I. J. Silica tolerance = 25 ppm maximum @ 50% recovery Average salt rejection shall be at 98%

5. Identification All valves, plant and equipment installed shall be suitable identified. The identification system shall be agreed in details with the Engineer, but shall broadly meet the following requirements: A. Valves Identification shall be provided on the valves by means of laminated plastic labels securely attached to each valve. The label shall be engraved with a number indicating the service and the area isolated or regulated by that valve. Each valve number shall be noted on the record drawings and record valve chart. B. Plant and Equipment Each item of plant and equipment (e.g. water heaters, pumps, etc), shall be provided with an identification plate giving complete identification of the equipment in English and Arabic. 6. Final Tests and Commissioning A. General The Contractor shall start-up and operates the whole installation for a period of not less than 48 hours, during which time all pumps, valves, heaters, fixtures, etc., shall be operated as would occur in the normal operation of the installation for the full period of this test. At the conclusion, the whole of the system shall operate to full satisfaction of the Engineer. Testing generally shall be in accordance with BS CP 310:1965. B. Pipework Pressure Testing All pipework services shall be subjected to a test of 700 KN/m2 or one and a half times working pressure whichever is the greater, for not less than 2 hours. PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 74

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Where pipework is tested in sections, all valves shall be blanked off temporarily using plugs or blank flanges. The valve wedge shall not be used to retain the water. The Pipework services shall be charged with water allowing all air to escape and avoiding shock or water hammer. The test pressure gauge shall be mounted within the pipework system with a loop and cock and shall be calibrated such that the test pressure falls above its mid-range. The contractor shall carry out his own test first to ensure there are no leaks prior to requesting the Engineer to witness the test. The witnessed test shall maintained for a minimum of one hour without measurable loss and a without further pumping. Pipework main laid in ground shall be tested for 24 hours and leakage shall be measured by the quantity of water pumped into the main under test. Leakage shall not exceed five liters per 25mm of pipe diameter per 1750-meter length of pipe for 33 meters head pressure in a period of 24 hours. The Engineer shall witness all pipework tests. The contractor shall give the Engineer a minimum of 24 hours notice of all tests. The contractor shall also provide test sheets set out in an agreed manner for each pipework section to be tested. C. Proving Tests Prior to fixing on site, all water heaters shall be re-tested for water tightness ensuring damaged equipment is not installed. Each water service shall be cleaned down and thoroughly flushed out to remove all dirt within the pipework system. After the particular water service has been flushed out, refilled and pressure tested, each tap and draw-off fitting shall be checked for satisfactory rate of flow. Particular attention shall be given to groups of sanitary fittings to ensure satisfactory flow with a number of taps open, also that is not drawn into any of the remaining taps or fittings when opened. D. Sterilization/ Chlorinization of Water Services All pipe works, fittings and storage tanks shall be sterilized / chlorinized starting with the external water supplies storage tanks and finally the water distribution system. No sterilization/chlorinization shall be carried out until the system has been flushed out and approval received in writing form the Engineer to commence sterilization/chlorinization. The following procedure shall be adopted for sterilization/chlorinization of the water distribution systems: Flush out all tanks, pipework, etc. Recharge all water systems adding sufficient sterilization/chlorinating chemical at the roof tank to a concentration shall be confirmed by using a measuring instrument approved by the Water Department. 4. SANITARY WARE INSTALLATIONS: Sanitary ware shall be as specified in the contract documents. All sanitary ware shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions for conditions indicated and as required to obtain a rigid installation. The location of each fixture and the fixing method of ceramic fixtures shall be as shown on the drawings or as directed by the Engineer. After all fittings have been mounted and are ready for use and before completion, all fittings furnished and mounted shall be thoroughly cleaned removing all plaster, stickers, rust, hair and other foreign matter or discoloration of fixtures, leaving each and every part in perfect condition and ready for use. PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS MAY 2009 Page 75

Consulting Engineering Group SHOPPING MALL (B+G+1)

Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. 08045

The Contractor shall take adequate precautions to ensure that the sanitary ware is not damaged in any way before or after installations. Any piece of sanitary ware that is damaged shall be replaced at the Contractor's expense. Testing Procedures Just prior to handing over the building to the Client, each piece of sanitary ware shall be tested. Each water closet shall be flushed twice and checked for leaks and any other defects by the Engineer. Each basin and sink shall be filled to the overflow level and then after running the water through the overflow for a minimum of 30 seconds, the plug shall be removed or opened. Each of the above mentioned fixtures shall be inspected for leaks and defects by the Engineer. Any defects or leaks shall be repaired or in the case of the defect being chips or cracks or other visible damage, the fixture shall be replaced at the Contractor's expense. Any sanitary ware condemned by the Engineer for any other reason shall be replaced at the Contractor's expense. 5. WARRANTY The Contractor shall guarantee for a period of 400 days after the Practical Completion of the installation that all plant and equipment shall operate free of any defects due to defective material or bad workmanship, and that any part found defective during this period shall be replaced free of cost by the Contractor. The contractor shall also guarantee the efficiency of performance of the plant and equipment as per specification for a similar period of 400 days after the practical completion, and if the services of Contractors personnel are requisitioned during this period such works shall be made available free of cost to the client. If the defects are not rectified within a reasonable period, the Client may proceed to rectify these defects by another agency at the Contractors entire risk and expense without prejudice to any rights of the Client. 6. LIST OF APPROVED MANUFACTURERS

A. Pumpsets

PULLEN GRUNDFOS HOLDEN & BROOKE NOCCHI SALMSON ARMSTRONG ITT BELL & GOSSETT EBARA OR EQUAL & APPROVED

B. UPVC Pipes and Fittings

HEPWORTH HUNTER MARLEY REDI OR APPROVED EQUAL

C. Copper Tubes

WEDNESBURY YORKSHIRE

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OR APPROVED EQUAL

D. Copper fittings

WEDNESBURY YORKSHIRE TRIFLOW OR APPROVED EQUAL

E. Water Heaters

I.M.I. RYCROFT SANTON SADIA INVENTUM A.O. SMITH BRADFORD WHITE OR APPROVED EQUAL

F. Water Filters (Central)

CULLIGAN PERMUTIT BRUNER CARESS AQUAMATCH OR APPROVED EQUAL

G. Reverse Osmosis

AQUAMATCH AMPAC USA WTEC OR APPROVED EQUAL

H. Gun Metal Valves

NEWMAN HATTERSLEY PEGLERS CRANE OR APPROVED EQUAL

I.

Supports

MUPRO OR APPROVED EQUAL

J.

Insulation

IZOCAM KIMMCO AFFICO

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K. Water Tank

BALMORAL SEKISUI MITSUBISHI

OR APPROVED EQUAL Note : For approval of materials equivalent to the specified, Engineers decision shall be final and binding.

XIX. PLUMBING FOR GASES


The Plumbing for Gases provisions of this specifications shall be in compliance with Section 19 of the QCS 2007. A. GENERAL 1. Scope The work covered in this part consists of providing all plant, labour and materials and performing all operations in connection with gas supply in buildings. (All provisions of the QCS 2007 pertaining to Compressed Air Supply in Buildings shall not apply here). 2. References The following standards are referred to in this part : NFPA 30, NFPA 54 3. Compliance A. Installation and testing of gas system shall be in accordance with NFPA 30, NFPA 54 and other authorities having jurisdiction over the project site. B. Gas pressure vessels and relief valves shall be in accordance with the relevant ASME codes. C. Electrical components for LPG systems shall be listed and labelled by Underwritten Laboratories. B. LPG TANKS SYSTEM General Description LPG tanks system comprehensively designed with best working conditions, WOQOD satisfaction and in accordance with the relevant accepted codes of practice and standards. The system shall meet the requirements of WOQOD, local authorities and civil defense approval. This system shall include, but is not limited to the following: A. Gas Storage Tanks B. Liquid Filling Line C. Gas Piping D. Pressure reducing station E. Gas Meter F. Gas Appliances connection G. Gas leak detection system H. Emergency shut off system I. J. Fire protection Gas Cylinder Manifolds

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