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SECTION 15955

HVAC TESTS
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Notes: This Section is intended to include Testing requirements or HVAC s!stems "nd sh"ll #e edited #!
the A$E to s"tis! indi%idu"l &ro'ect requirements(
)elete this Section i no HVAC s!stems "re to #e commissioned(
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*A+T 1,ENE+A-
1(.1 )IVISION 1 A**-IES(
1(./ +E-ATE) 0O+1 )ESC+I2E) IN OTHE+ SECTIONS:
A( Commissioning: )i%ision 13 )i%ision 153 "nd )i%ision 14(
2( 5Other 6 s&eci!3 i "n!7
1(8 TEST SE9:ENCE:
The Testing o HVAC s!stems3 equi&ment "nd com&onents sh"ll #e &erormed #! the ;ech"nic"l
Contr"ctor3 "nd "ll s!stems3 equi&ment "nd com&onents sh"ll #e certiied to #e com&lete &er the
contr"ct documents "nd ull! o&er"tion"l &rior to c"lling or the Testing3 Ad'usting "nd 2"l"ncing
<TA2= >or? #! the inde&endent Testing3 Ad'usting "nd 2"l"ncing Contr"ctor <TA2C=(
*A+T /*+O):CTS
/(1(1 TESTIN, E9:I*;ENT:
A( The ;ech"nic"l Contr"ctor sh"ll &ro%ide "nd use the s&eciic equi&ment required to &erorm the
>or? s&eciied herein(
2( A&&"r"tus used sh"ll #e the st"nd"rd o the industr!(
/(/ 5OTHE+7
*A+T 8E@EC:TION
8(.1 *I*IN, *+ESS:+E TESTS:
A( Chilled >"ter "nd condenser >"ter &i&ing sh"ll #e h!drost"tic"ll! tested to " &ressure o 15. &si or
1A1$/ times design &ressure3 >hiche%er is higher(
2( Test sh"ll #e &erormed or " minimum &eriod o /B hours >ith no luctu"tion in &ressure(
C( *ressure testing sh"ll #e &erormed &rior to inst"ll"tion o therm"l insul"tion "nd >ith "ll 'oints
ull! eC&osed to ins&ection(
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)( :nderground "nd other &i&ing th"t >ill #e co%ered #! su#sequent construction sh"ll not #e co%ered
&rior to the "&&ro%"l #! ;)A) o successul testing(
8(./ +ED+I,E+ANT *I*IN, *+ESS:+E TESTS:
A( Dield "ssem#led reriger"nt &i&ing "nd "&&"r"tus3 other th"n "ctor! tested equi&ment shi&&ed rom
the "ctor! >ith reriger"nt holding o&er"ting ch"rge3 sh"ll #e tested >ith " suit"#le dr! g"s such "s
nitrogen or "ir(
2( Test &rocedures sh"ll #e in "ccord"nce >ith the l"test edition o ASH+AE St"nd"rd 153 S"et!
Code or ;ech"nic"l +eriger"tion(
C( -e"?s in &i&e 'oints sh"ll #e corrected #! rem"?ing the 'oints(
)( C"ul?ing is not &ermitted(
E( Ch"rging o the equi&ment >ith reriger"nt sh"ll ollo> the test "s closel! "s is &r"ctic"l to
minimiFe the &ossi#ilit! o "ir or moisture #eing returned to the s!stem(
D( Ater ch"rging "nd &rior to c"&"cit! tests3 'oints in reriger"nt &i&ing "nd "&&"r"tus sh"ll #e
chec?ed >ith " sensiti%e le"? detector(
,( I le"?s "re ound3 the s!stem sh"ll #e &um&ed do>n "nd the le"?s corrected(
8(.8 CO;*+ESSE) AI+ -INES *+ESS:+E TESTS:
Com&ressed "ir lines or "utom"tic tem&er"ture control s!stems sh"ll #e &neum"tic"ll! tested or "
minimum &eriod o /B hours "t " &ressure o 1A1$/ times design &ressure >ith " minimum
m"Cimum "llo>"#le le"?"ge o 1.G or 8 *SI,(
8(.B ):CT SHSTE; -EA1A,E TESTS:
A( The ollo>ing &ortions the duct s!stem sh"ll undergo le"?"ge tests:
5Identi! >hich &ortions here7
2( The le"?"ge tests sh"ll #e conducted &er &rocedures in the S;ACNA HVAC Air )uct -e"?"ge
Test ;"nu"l <l"test re%ision=(
C( The minimum test &ressure sh"ll not #e less th"n the "n o&er"tion"l st"tic total &ressure(
)( The tests sh"ll demonstr"te th"t the le"?"ge is equ"l to or lo>er th"n the "llo>"#le duct le"?"ge "s
ollo>s:
5)eine limits here7(
)( I " test indic"tes eCcess le"?"ge3 se"ling "nd retesting must #e conducted(
E( Test re&ort su#mitt"l requirements sh"ll include:
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5-ist requirements here(7
D( +eer to Section on TESTIN,3 A)I:STIN, AN) 2A-ANCIN,3 or "ddition"l requirements(
8(.5 C-EANIN, $ D-:SHIN, NE0 CHI--E) 0ATE+ AN) CON)ENSE+ 0ATE+ *I*IN,:
A( All ne> chilled >"ter "nd condenser >"ter &i&ing sh"ll #e lushed(
2( Tem&or"r! #!A&"ss3 &um&s "nd str"iners sh"ll #e used3 "s required3 to circul"te the &e"? design
c"&"cit! o the s!stem(
C( S!stem sh"ll o&er"te until ull lo> c"n #e m"int"ined or " BJ hour &eriod >ithout str"iner
cle"ning3 "nd the >"ter meets the qu"lit! test s&eciied #elo>(
)( ;)A) Engineering sh"ll #e notiied o the d"te "nd hour o &ro&osed lushing not less th"n se%en
<K= >or?ing d"!s &rior to the s!stemLs #eing lushed(
E( This lushing "rr"ngement sh"ll #e tem&or"r! until >"ter qu"lit! is "&&ro%ed #! the Engineer o
+ecord(
D( Ater successul lushing3 remo%e unnecess"r! &i&ing "nd equi&ment not required or norm"l
o&er"tion(
,( The s&eciic &i&ing "rr"ngement "nd lo> required or this lushing sh"ll #e sho>n on the dr">ings
"nd "s ollo>s:
5Add det"ils here "s "nd i required(7
H( Str"iners sh"ll h"%e screens >ith &eror"tions not l"rger th"n 1$J inch(
I( The in"l lo> me"surements during lushing sh"ll #e &erormed #! the inde&endent TA2 Agenc!
used or the &ro'ect(
I( Dlushing sh"ll #e >itnessed #! the A$E Consult"nt or its re&resent"ti%e "nd #! the ;)A)
Engineering +e&resent"ti%e(
1( As "n "ltern"te lushing method3 " high &ressure >"ter 'et cle"ring s!stem m"! #e s&eciied(
-( The lushing o e"ch section o &i&e3 including the &ro&er se"ling "nd "n! su#sequent &i&e itting
>or? on the o&en ends o e"ch section lushed3 sh"ll #e >itnessed #! the A$E Consult"nt or its
re&resent"ti%e "nd #! the ;)A) Engineering +e&resent"ti%e(
8(.4 0ATE+ 9:A-ITH TEST:
A( Chilled >"ter "nd condenser >"ter s!stems >ill not #e "cce&ted until " s"m&le o the >"ter h"s
#een t"?en "nd "n"l!Fed #! " re&ut"#le3 est"#lished3 loc"l l"#or"tor! "nd " s"tis"ctor! re&ort on
the results h"s #een &ro%ided to the A$E "nd the ;)A) Engineering +e&resent"ti%e or re%ie> "nd
"&&ro%"l(
2( 0"ter qu"lit! sh"ll not #e in eCcess o the ollo>ing limits:
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1( * M ; "l?"linit! 1. "nd B. **;
/( Chlorides 1.. **;
8( Tot"l dissol%ed solids K. **;
B( Tot"l dissol%ed solids B.. ;;HOS
5( *H J(/A9(.
4( Solu#le$Insolu#le oils #! / **;
Dreon eCtr"ct"#le "n"l!sis
<K/ hour &eriod is required=
C( I the oil le%el is too high3 the s!stem sh"ll require " N#oiloutN using " chemic"l &roduct com&osed
o "l?"lies3 so"&s3 s!nthetic detergents3 em#rittlement inhi#itors "nd dis&ersents(
)( I >"ter is "llo>ed to st"nd idle in &i&ing s!stem longer th"n 9. d"!s3 this >"ter qu"lit! test sh"ll
#e re&e"ted #eore in"l "cce&t"nce(
8(.K ACCE*TANCE:
A( Ne> chilled >"ter "nd condenser >"ter s!stems sh"ll not #e connected to eCisting s!stems until the
lushing "nd >"ter qu"lit! tests "re successull! com&leted "nd ;)A)Ls concurrence o#t"ined(
2( In "ddition3 &rior to o&ening to eCisting s!stems3 the s!stems sh"ll #e ch"rged(
8(.J CHA+,IN, OD SHSTE;:
A( Dor inde&endent ne> chilled >"ter "nd$or condenser >"ter s!stems3 the >"ter sh"ll #e ch"rged "nd
m"int"ined >ith "ntiAcorrosi%e "nd "ntiAsc"le &roducts "ter "cce&t"nce o the lushing "nd >"ter
qu"lit! tests(
2( +eer to Section on 0ATE+ T+EAT;ENT OD CON)ENSE+ AN) CHI--E) 0ATE+
SHSTE;S(
C( Dor ne> chilled >"ter "nd$or condenser >"ter s!stems connected to "n eCisting s!stem3 use onl!
"ntiAcorrosi%e "nd "ntiAsc"le &roducts "s ollo>s:
5Coordin"te &roducts >ith ;)A) Engineering "nd list here during design3 "s >ell "s construction
i equ"ls or su#stitutes "re &ro&osed(7
)( 5C"lcul"te the %olume o the ne> chilled >"ter "nd$or condenser >"ter s!stem "nd include here(
+eer to Section on 0ATE+ T+EAT;ENT OD CON)ENSE+ AN) CHI--E) 0ATE+
SHSTE;S(7
E( Ne> chilled >"ter "nd$or condenser >"ter &i&ing s!stems sh"ll not #e o&ened to eCisting s!stems
until "ll testing is com&lete3 "nd ;)A) Engineering $ ;)A) ;"inten"nce *ersonnel "re re"d! to
"dd the corrosion "nd sc"le inhi#itors(
8(9 CON)ENSE+ AN) CHI--E) 0ATE+ 9:A-ITH TESTS:
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0"ter qu"lit! "nd corrosion &rogression tests sh"ll #e &erormed "s s&eciied in Section on
0ATE+ T+EAT;ENT OD CON)ENSE+ AN) CHI--E) 0ATE+ SHSTE;S(
END OF SECTION
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