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SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP)

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Inspection of any MEP systems is more than “does it work the way it should”. It requires a thorough understanding of the system and continuous engagement with the engineer to ensure that the commissioning of the system goes without a hitch and the installed system can provide the intended service life.

Regardless of the type of system required for inspection; a general checklist that is applicable to all systems includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verification that the components of the system are compete and per the manufacturers installation guidelines. The equipment is as specified and the installation is per approved construction documents.
  • Supports, hangers and vibration isolation equipment are properly sized, properly spaced and anchored to support the system – Including seismic bracing.
  • All piping systems were tested hydrostatically or pneumatically as required by their respective codes.
  • Flushing and Flow tests performed if part of system requirements.
  • Installation of required signage and safety instructions are in place.
  • Required painting and labeling of piping systems is complete, operational instructions and safety signage properly posted.
  • All related special inspections for each system is complete (e.g. compaction for underground piping, concrete encasement if required,etc.)

Testing more specific to certain systems may include but not be limited to:

  • Electrical components are installed and an electrical sign-off issued.
  • Ventilation balancing report is complete and in accordance with design documents and the system is operating as designed.
  • If mechanical equipment is set on the building exterior, is noise testing required to be performed?
  • Are fire and smoke dampers installed and functioning properly?

Some of the systems inspected are:

  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Storm, Sewer and Sanitary Systems
  • Domestic Water Piping Systems
  • HVAC / Duct Systems / Venting Systems
  • Fire Smoke Damper Installations
  • Refrigeration
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Emergency Generator
  • Fire Alarm

In summary, a basic checklist of any system would include; Are the components of the installed system those which were specified, has the system been installed per the contract documents, manufacturers requirements and the governing building codes, and have all tests required for that complete system been performed and the results in accordance with code requirements.

AEIS has the expertise and qualified engineers and inspection team to insure all requirements of your Mechanical, Electrical and/or Plumbing systems are complete and in accordance with the contract documents and code requirements.

Services

Some of the inspection services and field tests that can be performed are:

  • Standpipe System Inspections (STPS)
  • Sprinkler System Inspections (SPKR)
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators) - Visual Inspection (EGVI)
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators) - Operation and Test Log (EGTL)
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems (Generators) - Load Test (EGLT)
  • Smoke Control Systems (SCSI)
  • Mechanical Systems: Refrigerant System, Kitchen Equipments, Exhaust and Duct System, Hydronic Piping(MECH)
  • FSD-FD-SD Inspection (FSDR)
  • Fuel-Oil Storage and Fuel-Oil Piping Systems (FOSP)
  • Heating Systems Inspections (HTSY)
  • Inspection for the construction of private on-site storm water drainage disposal systems, and detention facilities (SPTW)
  • Inspection for the construction of on-site private sewage  disposal systems (PSDS)
  • Hydrostatic Test (HYDR)
  • Pneumatic Test (PNEU)
  • Hydrant Flow Test (HYFL)
  • Water Flow Test (WAFL)
  • Seismic Isolation System Inspections (SIST)
  • Electrical System Inspections (ELEC)
  • Grounding - Fall of Potential Test (GRND)
  • Fire Alarm Visual Inspection (FAVI)
  • Fire Alarm Functional Test (FAFT)

Other services can be performed to meet the needs of your project. Engage with an AEIS expert to discuss your project requirements and ensure a smooth inspection process.

Codes, Standards & Specifications

Typical MEP references in project specifications:

2014 NYC Building Code

  • Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems
  • Appendix Q: Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, Fire Pump and Fire Alarm Systems
  • Chapter 27: Electrical
  • Chapter 28: Mechanical Systems
  • Chapter 29: Plumbing Systems
  • 16 Special Inspection for mechanical systems
  • 16.1 Tests for mechanical systems
  • 16.2 Special Inspection of Mechanical Systems
  • 17 Special Inspection for fuel storage and fuel piping systems
  • 18 High Pressure steal piping and high temperature hot water piping
  • 18.1 Welding
  • 18.2 Welding operations
  • 18.3 Testing of high pressure steam systems and high temperature hot water piping systems
  • 19 High pressure gas piping
  • 19.1 Welding
  • 19.2 Welding operations
  • 19.3 Testing of high pressure gas piping
  • 21 Private on-site storm water disposal system and detention facilities
  • 21.2 Installation special inspection
  • 23 Sprinkler system special inspection
  • 23.1 Hydrostatic pressure testing
  • 24 Standpipe system special inspection
  • 24.1 Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • 24.1.1 New Buildings under construction
  • 24.1.2 Enlargements or additions to existing systems
  • 24.1.3 Removal of stories, including full demolition
  • 24.1.4 Alterations
  • 24.1.5 Readiness
  • 25 Heating Systems
  • 26 Chimneys
  • 7 Mechanical, Plumbing, Fuel Gas and Electrical Components
  • 8 Seismic Isolation systems

2014 New York City Mechanical Code

  • MC 810 Test run and smoke test
  • MC 928.2.1 Noise Control Requirements
  • MC 1108 Refrigeration – Field Test
  • MC 1208 Hydronic Piping - Tests
  • MC 1210 High Pressure Steam and High Temperature Hot Water Piping Systems
  • MC 1210.2.2Installation
  • MC 1210.2.3 Testing
  • MC 1308 Fuel Oil Piping and Storage - Testing
  • MC 1308.1 Testing Required
  • MC 1308.2 Hydrostatic Testing

2014 NYC Plumbing Code

  • PC 107 Inspections and Testing
  • PC 312 General Regulations Tests and Inspections
  • PC 1114 Private on-site storm water disposal system

2014 NYC Fuel Gas Code

  • 4 Test Pressure Measurement (gas system)
  • 5.6 Inspection of Chimneys

NFPA

  • NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • NFPA 31 Standard for the Installation of Oil Burning Equipment
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • NFPA 111 Standard for Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • NFPA 211 Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances

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