Compressor section interior surfaces shall be lined with 1/2 inch (12.7mm) thick, 1-1/2 lb/ft3 (24 kg/m3) acoustic type glass fiber insulation. Air handling section interior surfaces shall be lined with 1/2 in (12.7mm) thick, 1-3/4 lb/ft3 (28 kg/m3) foil backed fiber insulation for ease of cleaning. Insulation placement shall be designed in a manner that will eliminate any exposed edges to prevent the introduction of glass fibers into the air stream. Units without foil faced insulation in the air handling section will not be accepted.
Horizontal heat pumps shall be fabricated from heavy gauge galvanized steel, with powder coat paint finish on front access panel. Color to be pewter. Both sides of the panel shall be painted for added protection.
Vertical heat pumps shall be fabricated from heavy guage galvanized steel, with powder coat paint finish on all access panels. Color to be pewter. Both sides of the panel shall be painted for added protection.
Standard insulation must meet NFPA Fire Hazard Classification requirements 25/50 per ASTM E84, UL 723, CAN/ULC S102-M88 and NFPA 90A requirements; air erosion and mold growth limits of UL-181; stringent fungal resistance test per ASTM-C1071 and ASTM G21; and shall meet zero level bacteria growth per ASTM G22. Unit insulation must meet these stringent requirements or unit(s) will not be accepted.
Horizontal units to have discharge air duct collar, 1” (25.4mm) or 2"(50.8mm) filter rails with filters factory installed, and factory installed mounting brackets. Vertical units to have discharge air duct collar shipped loose, and 1"(25.4mm) 2"(50.8mm) or 4"(101.6mm) full filter frame with filters factory installed [1"(25.4mm) frame is field convertible for 2"(50.8mm) filters]. If units with these factory installed provisions are not used, the contractor is responsible for any extra costs to field install these provisions, and/or the extra costs for his sub-contractor to install these provisions.
All units must have an insulated panel separating the fan compartment from the compressor compartment. Units with the compressor in the air stream are not acceptable. Horizontal units shall have factory installed filter rails with filter removal from either side. Vertical units shall have factory installed full filter frame with filter removal from bottom. The contractor shall purchase one spare set of filters and replace factory shipped filters on completion of start-up. Filters shall be standard sizes. If units utilize non-standard filter sizes then the contractor shall provide 12 spare filter sets for each unit.
Cabinets shall have separate knockouts on front and sides for entrance of line voltage and low voltage control wiring. All factory-installed wiring passing through factory knockouts and openings shall be protected from sheet metal edges at openings by plastic ferrules. Supply and return water connections shall be copper FPT fittings, connections on both sides (installer to choose side and plug opposite) and shall be securely mounted flush to the cabinet side allowing for connection of a flexible hose without the use of a back-up wrench. Water connections that protrude through the cabinet or require the use of a backup wrench shall not be allowed. Water connections on only one side will not be accepted. All water connections and electrical knockouts must not interfere with the serviceability of unit. Contractor shall be responsible for any extra costs involved in the installation of units that do not have this feature.