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SPS 364.0202(1)(1)Additions. These are department definitions in addition to the definitions for this chapter in IMC section 202:
SPS 364.0202(1)(c) (c) "DHS" means the department of health services.
SPS 364.0202(1)(d) (d) "Health care facility" means a hospital, nursing home, or outpatient surgical facility.
SPS 364.0202(2) (2)Substitutions. Substitute the following meanings for the corresponding definitions in IMC section 202: "Approved" has the meaning given in s. SPS 362.0202 (2).
SPS 364.0202 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: r. (2) (b), renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (b) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; correction in (2) (b) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2003 No. 568; CR 06-120: am. (1) (intro.), r. (1) (a), (b) and (2) (b), r. and recr. (1) (d), renum. (2) (a) to be (2) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register February 2008 No. 626; corrections in (1) (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats; CR 10-103: am. (1) (d) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; corrections in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., 7., Stats., Register August 2011 No. 668; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 364.0300 SPS 364.0300 Health care facilities.
SPS 364.0300(1) (1) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IMC chapter 3: In addition to the requirements in this code, the heating and ventilation systems for health care facilities only shall conform to the applicable provisions of The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, except as provided in sub. (2).
SPS 364.0300 Note Note: The Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities are not intended for use in the design or construction of HVAC systems for other types of institutional health care facilities including community-based residential facilities (CBRFs) or residential care apartment complexes (RCACs).
SPS 364.0300(2)(a)(a) The requirements in parts 1 and 5 of FGI guidelines are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 364.0300(2)(b) (b) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in part 6 of the FGI guidelines: Addenda a, b, d, e and f for ASHRAE 170 are included as part of this chapter, except as provided in sub. 2.
SPS 364.0300(2)(c) (c) Substitute the following definition for the corresponding definition listed in ASHRAE 170 section 3: "Alteration", has the meaning as given in IEBC section 202.
SPS 364.0300 Note Note: IEBC section 202 defines "alteration" as "any construction or renovation to an existing structure other than a repair or addition. Alterations are classified as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3".
SPS 364.0300 History History: CR 06-120: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: renum. to (1), cr. (2) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
SPS 364.0301 SPS 364.0301 General regulations.
SPS 364.0301(1) (1)Scope. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IMC section 301.1: This chapter shall govern the approval and installation of all equipment and appliances that comprise parts of the building mechanical systems regulated by this code in accordance with subch. 1.
SPS 364.0301(2) (2)Energy utilization. This is a department informational note to be used under IMC section 301.2:
SPS 364.0301 Note Note: See ch. SPS 363 for additional requirements.
SPS 364.0301(3) (3)Listed and labeled. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IMC section 301.4:
SPS 364.0301(3)(a) (a) General. All appliances regulated by this chapter shall be listed and labeled as specified in this chapter, unless approved by the department in accordance with par. (b) or the product approval criteria in s. SPS 361.50.
SPS 364.0301(3)(b) (b) Unlisted appliances. The department may approve an installation of an unlisted appliance after receipt of all of the following:
SPS 364.0301(3)(b)1. 1. A statement from the appliance manufacturer indicating the national standard with which the appliance complies.
SPS 364.0301(3)(b)2. 2. The results of a test on the output and safety controls in accordance with the national standard used by the manufacturer.
SPS 364.0301 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: r. and recr. (2) (a) and (b) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. (1) to (4) to be (2) to (5) and am. (3) (a), cr. (1) Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; CR 06-120: am. (3) (b), r. (4) and (5) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: am. (3) (b) 2. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 364.0304 SPS 364.0304 Installation. This is a department informational note to be used under IMC section 304.2:
SPS 364.0304 Note Note: See s. SPS 361.03 (3) for clarification on the application of different requirements and where the most restrictive requirements apply.
SPS 364.0304 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02.
SPS 364.0306 SPS 364.0306 Access and service space. This is a department exception to the requirements in IMC section 306.5.1: These provisions do not apply when the installation consists of fans only.
SPS 364.0306 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 06-120: am. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.
SPS 364.0307 SPS 364.0307 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems. The requirements in IMC section 307.2.3 are not included as part of this chapter.
SPS 364.0307 History History: CR 10-103: cr. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
SPS 364.0309 SPS 364.0309 Temperature control. These are department exceptions to the requirements in IMC section 309.1:
SPS 364.0309(1) (1)Alternate minimums. For those interior spaces intended for human occupancy listed in Table 364.0309, the heating system shall be capable of maintaining an inside temperature of not less than that shown in the table at 3 feet above the floor.
Table 364.0309
Alternate Minimum Inside Temperature - See PDF for table PDF
NMR = No minimum requirement
a For inside temperature requirements in health care facilities, use American Institute of Architects (AIA) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities.
SPS 364.0309(2) (2)Seasonal occupancies. The heating requirements but not the ventilation requirements may be waived during the period of May 1 through October 15 for the following or similar occupancies: drive-in eating places, club houses, outdoor toilets, camp lodge buildings, canning factories and migrant labor camps.
SPS 364.0309 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-135: am. (1) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 06-120: r. and recr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 364.0312 SPS 364.0312 Heating and cooling load calculations. This is a department informational note to be used under IMC section 312:
SPS 364.0312 Note Note: For design parameters in the IECC refer to ch. SPS 363 or IECC section 503.
SPS 364.0312 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02.
SPS 364.0313 SPS 364.0313 Other requirements. These are department rules in addition to the requirements in IMC chapter 3:
SPS 364.0313(1) (1)Balancing, final test required. Every heating, ventilating and air conditioning system shall be balanced upon installation. The person or agency responsible for balancing of the ventilating system shall document in writing the amount of outdoor air being provided and distributed for the building occupants and any other specialty ventilation. The document shall be retained at the site and shall be made available to the department upon request.
SPS 364.0313(1)(a) (a) Air systems shall be balanced in a manner to minimize losses from damper throttling by first adjusting fan speed then adjusting dampers to meet design flow conditions. Balancing procedures shall be acceptable to the department. Damper throttling alone may be used for air system balancing with fan motors of 1 hp or less, or if throttling results in no greater than 1/3 hp fan horsepower draw above that required if the fan speed were adjusted.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b) (b) Either of the following test methods shall be used:
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)1. 1. Hydronic systems shall be balanced in a manner to minimize valve throttling losses by first trimming the pump impeller or adjusting the pump speed then adjusting the valves to meet design flow conditions.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)2. 2. Valve throttling alone may be used for hydronic system balancing under any of the following conditions as specified in subd. 2. a. to d.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)2.a. a. Pumps with pump motors of 10 hp or less.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)2.b. b. If throttling results in no greater than 3 hp pump horsepower draw for pumps of 60 hp or less, or no greater than 5% of pump horsepower draw for pumps greater than 60 hp, above that required if the impeller were trimmed.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)2.c. c. To reserve additional pump pressure capability in open circuit piping systems subject to fouling. Valve throttling pressure drop shall not exceed that expected for future fouling.
SPS 364.0313(1)(b)2.d. d. Where it can be shown that throttling will not increase overall building energy costs.
SPS 364.0313 Note Note: National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) Procedural Standards, the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) National Standards, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Inc. (SMACNA), or equivalent balancing procedures are acceptable to the department.
SPS 364.0313(2) (2)Balancing, proper working condition. HVAC control systems shall be tested to assure that control elements are calibrated, adjusted and in proper working condition.
SPS 364.0313(3) (3)Balancing, operating and maintenance manuals.
SPS 364.0313(3)(a)(a) The designer or installer shall provide the owner with written instructions for the operation and maintenance of the HVAC systems and equipment. An operating and maintenance manual shall be provided to the building owner or operator. The manual shall include basic data relating to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment.
SPS 364.0313(3)(b) (b) Required routine maintenance actions shall be clearly identified. Where applicable, HVAC controls information such as diagrams, schematics, control sequence descriptions, and maintenance and calibration information shall be included.
SPS 364.0313(4) (4)Applicability. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IMC chapter 1:
SPS 364.0313(4)(a) (a) The designer or installer shall provide the owner with written instructions for the operation and maintenance of the system and equipment. An operating and maintenance manual shall be provided to the building owner or operator. The manual shall include basic data relating to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment.
SPS 364.0313(4)(b) (b) Required routine maintenance actions shall be clearly identified. Where applicable, HVAC controls information such as diagrams, schematics, control sequence descriptions, and maintenance and calibration information shall be included.
SPS 364.0313 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 06-120: r. and recr. (3) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: (4) renum. from Comm 64.0102 Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
SPS 364.0401 SPS 364.0401 Ventilation.
SPS 364.0401(1)(1)Ventilation required.
SPS 364.0401(1)(a)(a) These are department rules in addition to the requirements in IMC section 401.2:
SPS 364.0401(1)(a)1. 1. Natural ventilation shall be in accordance with s. SPS 364.0402.
SPS 364.0401(1)(a)2. 2. Mechanical ventilation shall be in accordance with IMC section 403 and as modified in ss. SPS 364.0403 (1) to (6).
SPS 364.0401(1)(b) (b) These are department exceptions to the requirements of IMC section 401.2:
SPS 364.0401(1)(b)1. 1. Outdoor air ventilation by natural or mechanical means shall be permitted to be omitted in large volume spaces containing 5,000 or more cubic feet per occupant.
SPS 364.0401(1)(b)2. 2. A toilet room that has only one water closet or urinal and no bathtub or shower may be provided with either natural ventilation via a window or louvered opening with at least 2 square feet of area openable directly to the outside or mechanical exhaust ventilation as specified in Table 364.0403.
SPS 364.0401(1)(b)3. 3. A janitor closet that has only one service sink may be provided with either natural ventilation via a window or louvered opening with at least 2 square feet of area openable directly to the outside or mechanical exhaust ventilation as specified in Table 364.0403.
SPS 364.0401(2) (2)When required. Substitute the following wording for the requirements of IMC section 401.3:
SPS 364.0401(2)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), ventilation shall be provided during the periods that the room or space is occupied.
SPS 364.0401(2)(b) (b) Mechanical exhaust ventilation shall be provided for natatoriums even when the space or building is not occupied.
SPS 364.0401(4) (4)Intake openings.
SPS 364.0401(4)(a)(a) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IMC introductory section 401.4: Air intake openings for both mechanical and gravity ventilation systems shall comply with all of the following:
SPS 364.0401(4)(b) (b) Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IMC section 401.4. 2.: Intake openings shall be located not less than 10 feet horizontally from any hazardous or noxious contaminant source.
SPS 364.0401(4)(c) (c) This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IMC section 401.4: The lowest side of outside air intake required openings shall be located at least 12 inches vertically from the adjoining grade level, above adjoining roof surfaces, or above the bottom of an areaway.
SPS 364.0401(4)(d) (d) These are department exceptions in addition to the requirements in IMC section 401.4 and par. (c):
SPS 364.0401(4)(d)1. 1. The setback distances as specified in IMC section 401.4 and par. (c) shall not apply to the combustion air intake of a direct vent appliance.
SPS 364.0401(4)(d)2. 2. Where it can be demonstrated that an engineered system design will prevent the maximum concentration of contaminants brought in through the outside air intake from exceeding the maximum contaminant concentration obtainable by providing the separation distances in accordance with IMC section 401.4 and par. (c), the outdoor air intakes may be located in accordance with such engineered system design.
SPS 364.0401 Note Note: See ch. SPS 382 for plumbing vent setbacks. That rule requires plumbing vents to be 10 feet from air intakes and 10 feet horizontally from or 2 feet above roof scuttles, doors or openable windows.
SPS 364.0401 Note Note: See NFPA standard 45, Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals, adopted under s. SPS 362.3500, for chemical fume hood exhaust location. Health care and related facilities may have additional requirements.
SPS 364.0401 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-135: r. and recr. (4) (a) (intro.), cr. (4) (a) 4. and (b) 5., CR 01-139: r. and recr. (4) (a) 3., am. (4) (b) 2. Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 06-120: r. and recr. (1), (2) and (4) (a), r. (3), (4) (b) 2. to 4., am. (4) (b) (intro.), 1. and (5) (intro.), renum. (4) (b) 5. to be (4) (b) 2. and am., cr. (6) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: r. and recr. (1), renum. (4) (a) and (b) to be (4) (c) and (d) and am., cr. (4) (a) and (b), renum. (5) and (6) to be Comm 64.0501 (3) and (5) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11 correction in (1) (a) 1., 2., (b) 2., 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 364.0402 SPS 364.0402 Natural ventilation. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IMC section 402: The use of natural ventilation shall be permitted under either of the following:
SPS 364.0402(1) (1) In occupancies specified in Table 364.0402.
SPS 364.0402(2) (2) For any occupancy, provided an engineered design indicates how the ventilation satisfies the needs of the occupancy.
Table 364.0402
Natural Ventilation
Allowed for Specific Occupancies - See PDF for table PDF
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