Building Code of the Philippines(1)

As follows 851 mechanical protection appropriate

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Unformatted text preview: surface of vaults constructed of hollow concrete blocks shall have a coating of cement or gypsum plaster not less than 20 mm thick. the vault shall have a concrete floor not less than 100 mm thick. Building walls and floors which meet these requirements may serve for the floor, roof and one or more walls of the vaults. Other forms of fire-resistive construction are also acceptable provided they have adequate structural strength for the conditions and a minimum fire resistance of two and one-half hours according to the approved Fire Test Standard. The quality of the material used in the construction of the vault shall be of the grade approved by the Building Official having jurisdiction. 9.4 Doorways. follows: Any doorway leading from the vault into the building shall be protected as 9.4.1 9.4.2 SILLS. A door sill or curb of sufficient height to confine within the vault, the oil from the largest transformer shall be provided and in no case shall the height be less than 100 mm. 9.4.3 10. TYPE OF DOOR. Each doorway shall be provided with a tight-fitting door of a type approved for openings in such locations by the authority enforcing this Code. LOCKS. Entrance doors shall be equipped with locks, and doors shall be kept locked, access being allowed only to qualified persons. Locks and latches shall be so arranged that the door may be readily and quickly opened from the inside. Ventilation. Ventilation shall be adequate to prevent a transformer temperature in excess of the prescribed values. 10.1 Ventilation Openings. When required, openings for ventilation shall be provided in accordance with the following: 10.1.1 LOCATION. Ventilation openings shall be located as far away as possible from doors, windows, fire escapes and combustible material. 10.1.2 ARRANGEMENT. Vaults ventilated by natural circulation of air may have roughly half of the total area of openings required for ventilation in one or more openings near the floor and the remainder in one or more openings in the roof or in the sidewalls near the roof; or all of the area required for ventilation may be provided in one or more openings in or near the roof. 10.1.3 SIZE. In the case of vaults ventilated to an outdoor area without using ducts or flues the combined net area of all ventilating openings after deducting the area occupied by screens, gratings, or louvers, shall be not less than .006 sq. mm per KVA of transformer capacity in service, except that the net area shall be not less than 0.1 sq. m. for any capacity under 50 KVA. 10.1.4 COVERING. Ventilation openings shall be covered with durable gratings, screens, or louvers, according to the treatment requirement required in order to avoid unsafe conditions. 10.1.5 DAMPERS. Where automatic dampers are used in the ventilation openings of vaults containing oil-insulated transformers, the actuating device should be made to function at a temperature resulting from fire and not a temperature which might prevail as a result of an overheated transfo...
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