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June 2006

A/E CHECKLIST

TITLE________________________________PROJECT NO.

LOCATION___________________________________DATE

REVIEWED BY

ORGANIZATION

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING REVIEW

E

REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS FOR AIR -CONDITIONING

Para. 2.12

Follow ASHRAE standard 15-94 for personnel safety in chiller rooms. VA allows use of HCFC -123, HFC -134a, and HCFC - 22 refrigerants for its chillers.

VA Design Alert  FM-187C-DA8

F

MAINTENANCE OF mechanical equipment

Provide guards, handrails, ladders, and platforms for maintenance to meet OSHA requirements.

G

SEISMIC REQUIREMENTS

Para. 2.15

1

See VA Design and Construction Procedures (formerly Construction Standards CD-54), VA Handbook H-18-8, and Uniform Building Code.

2

Provide seismic restraints for equipment where ‘Z’ value is equal or greater than 0.10. Comply with local code if there are more stringent requirements.

3

Provide seismic bracing of piping and ductwork where ‘Z’ value is equal or greater than 0.20. Comply with local code requirements if there are more stringent requirements.

4

Z values of various VA medical Centers are listed in VA Handbook H-18-8. Verify these values before proceeding on a specific project.

5

VA allows use of SMACNA or NUSIG details for seismic bracing.

6

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