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LABORATORY SERVICE FITTINGS

All laboratory service fixtures shall be WaterSaver standard construction with a polished chrome plated finish and a clear acid and solvent-resistant epoxy coating.

WaterSaver faucets are engineered and built for performance and durability. All faucets meet the requirements of ANSI/ASME A112.18.1 - 2005 and are certified by CSA International under CAN/CSA B.125.1 - 05.


The Architectural Plumbing Specification:
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2.17.1 General

  1. All service fittings and emergency plumbing fixtures shall be specifically designed for laboratory use.
  2. Service fittings, emergency fixtures, sinks, etc. specified in this Section shall be furnished and delivered to point of use for
    installation as specified in Division 26.
  3. All service fittings shall be factory pre assembled including the assembly of valves to turrets, mounting shanks to turrets, etc., and individually factory tested.
  4. All laboratory service fittings shall be the product of one service fitting manufacturer to assure ease of replacement and maintenance.
  5. All service valves, fittings, and accessories shall be of cast brass with a minimum copper content of 85%, except for items which are to be brass forging or bar stock.
  6. Provide fittings as shown in laboratory fitting details for all laboratory equipment at locations shown on the Laboratory Furnishings drawings. See Service Fitting Schedule.
  7. Assembly components and operating parts such as valve stems, renewable units, packing nuts, outlet nozzles and straight serrated hose ends shall be made from solid brass stock.
  8. Replaceable seats, needle cones, valve disc screws and other accessories shall be Monel or stainless steel alloys especially selected for use intended.
  9. Fittings shall be factory tested and shall be supplied with nipples, lock nuts, shanks, etc.
  10. Serrated tip fittings shall have 3/8 inch. ((9.525 mm)) IPS thread with the hose end being tapered. Diameter of orifice in serrated tip shall be 1/8 inch (3.2 mm), except where otherwise specified.
  11. Turrets shall be brass drop forging of design indicated in details shown elsewhere in the Section and shall be one
    or two way, as required, with 3/8 inch ((9.525 mm)) IPS female inlet thread for connections. Units shall be furnished with brass shanks, brass locknuts, and washers.
  12. Fittings located on the same plane shall have their handles project the same distance from the plane of reference to present a uniform related appearance, regardless of valve type construction.
  13. Flanges shall be brass forging of approved design with 3/8 inch ((9.525 mm)) IPS female inlet and outlet.
  14. All goosenecks shall provide full thread for attachment of anti-splash outlet fittings, serrated tips, and filter pumps.
  15. Hot water/cold water gooseneck mixers and wall mounted cold water goosenecks shall swivel. Swivel point shall be at turret or at valve level if wall mounted. Swing joints shall have heavy Teflon type packings; "0" rings will not be permitted.
    Cold water goosenecks at cup sinks shall be rigid.
  16. All fittings shall have plastic colored service index buttons as specified in this Section.
  17. Provide vacuum breakers at hand held drench hoses, see details on Laboratory Furnishings drawings.
  18. Provide durable 1 inch x 3 inch (25 x 75 mm) sign "CAUTION: NONPOTABLE WATER, DO NOT DRINK" at each bench mounted industrial water fitting, see details on Laboratory Furnishings drawings.

2.17.2 Manufacturers

  1. Products, which comply with this specification section as judged and approved by the Architect, may be provided by the following manufacturers. All products specified in this section shall be provided by a single manufacturer.

    a. Water Saver Faucet Co., 701 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60610, or
    b. Approved substitution.

2.17.3 Pattern
All service fittings shall have tapered body profiles.

2.17.4 Handles

  1. Faucets designated to be accessible to the disabled (ADA): provide "wrist blade" handles with screw on index (identification) discs.
  2. Laboratory gas, air and vacuum valves at workstations indicated to be accessible to the disabled (ADA): Provide ball valves fitted with lever type handles and screw on index (identification) discs.
  3. Other fittings shall be fitted with four arm handles.

2.17.5 Finish
Polished chrome, with clear, acid resistant coating.

2.17.6 Water Valves

  1. Water valves shall include a renewable unit containing all the working parts which are subject to wear, including stainless steel or monel seat, monel screw and heavy duty seat disk and Teflon packing, and an integral adjustable volume control.
  2. Unit shall be capable of being readily converted from compression to self closing, and vice versa, without disturbing faucet body proper and shall also be capable of being readily converted from water construction to needle valve or steam valve construction having outside packing gland without disturbing faucet body.
  3. Unit shall be sealed in valve body with special composition gasket. Metal to metal or ground joint type of sealing is not acceptable.
  4. Water fixtures shall be fully assembled and factory tested at 80 psi (0.55 MPa) water pressure.

2.17.7 Needle Valves
Fully assembled and factory tested at 225 psi (1.55 MPa) air pressure. Gas, air, vacuum and steam needle valve fittings shall have stainless steel replaceable floating cone that is precision ground and self centering which shall seat against a stainless steel or monel renewable valve seat. Action of valve shall be slow compression for fine control under pressure up to 150 psi (1.03 MPa) and shall have subject to wear parts easily replaceable. Provide pressure regulators designed for use with the appropriate service at locations indicated on the Laboratory Furnishing drawings. Needle valves for natural (laboratory) gas service shall be certified for use with natural gas by the Canadian Standards Association under ANSI Z21.15-1997/CGA9.1-M97. Needle valves in fume hoods shall be mounted on the front panel of the fume hood, with all components subject to wear accessible from the exterior face of the hood.

2.17.8 Laboratory Ball Valves
Suitable for laboratory gas, air and vacuum and be supplied fully assembled and factory tested at 125 psi (0.86 MPa) air pressure. Ball valves shall be of quarter turn (closed to fully open) design, be fitted with lever handle requiring less than 5 lbf (22 N) force to operate, and shall have subject to wear parts easily replaceable. Ball valves for natural (laboratory) gas
service shall be certified for use with natural gas by the Canadian Standards Association
under ANSI Z21.15-1997/CGA9.1M97.

2.18 LABORATORY EMERGENCY PLUMBING FIXTURES

2.18.1 Manufacturers

  1. Products, which comply with this specification section as judged and approved by the Architect, may be provided by the following manufacturers. All products specified in this section shall be the provided by a single manufacturer.

    a. Water Saver Faucet Co., 701 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    b. Approved substitution.

2.18.2 Emergency Plumbing Fixtures

  1. All emergency plumbing fixtures shall comply with requirements of ANSI Standard Z358.1-2004: American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.
  2. All emergency plumbing fixtures shall be accessible to the disabled in compliance with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

2.18.3 Barrier-Free Safety Station

Barrier-free safety station with swing-down eye/face wash and emergency shower actuation valve in stainless steel cabinet for recess mounting: Water Saver Model No. SSBF2100, or equal, with the following characteristics or modifications:

  1. Ceiling-mounted exposed showerhead. Nipple length shall be as required for a complete installation; verify finished ceiling height.
  2. Exposed piping, showerhead, nipple, and escutcheon shall have white epoxy coating.
  3. Safety shower actuating arm shall be stainless steel.
  4. Showerhead shall be perforated stainless steel spreader.
  5. Eyewash heads shall be ABS plastic.
  6. Eyewash flow shall be activated by swing-down actuation valve connected to eyewash piping.
  7. Eyewash components and safety shower actuating arm shall be mounted in a flanged, recessed-mounted 18 gauge (1.3mm) stainless steel cabinet with No. 4 finish.
  8. Stay-open brass ball valves concealed behind stainless steel/access panel housing.
  9. Fixture shall be furnished with green plastic sign with graphic symbol for safety shower/eyewash.

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