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SECTION 08 71 13
LOW ENERGY SWING DOOR OPERATORS
 
 
Copyright 2015 - 2016 ARCAT, Inc. - All rights reserved
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** NABCO Entrances Inc.; automatic pedestrian doors and sensors.
This section is based on the products of NABCO Entrances Inc., which is located at:
S82 W. 18717 Gemini Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150
Toll Free Tel: 877-622-2694
Fax: 888-679-3319
Email: request info (info@nabcoentrances.com)
Web: www.nabcoentrances.com
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NABCO Entrances Inc. is dedicated to being the premier supplier of quality automatic pedestrian doors that meet the growing needs of retail stores, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other commercial and industrial institutions throughout North America. With a focus on unsurpassed reliability and reducing operating and liability costs, along with the worldwide support of its research and development resources from its parent company, Nabtesco, NABCO takes pride to continually provide effective solutions, shorter lead times, and new products to meet the demands of the automatic door industry. Together with the creative teamwork among its employees and independent distributors, NABCO Entrances Inc. strives to provide a safer, more convenient, and more comfortable environment for people.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete door types below not required for project.
 
A.
Low Energy Swing Door Operators of the Following Types:
1.
Heavy duty overhead concealed (OHC) units. (NABCO GT350/GT8350)
2.
Heavy duty conversion units (CU). (NABCO GT500/GT8500)
3.
Medium duty overhead concealed (OHC) Units. (NABCO GT20/GT310/GT8310)
4.
Medium duty conversion units (CU). (NABCO GT20/GT710/GT8710)
5.
Fire rated door units. (NABCO GT600)
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications.
B.
Section 07 91 26 - Joint Fillers.
C.
Section 08 11 13.16 - Custom Hollow Metal Doors and Frames.
D.
Section 08 14 23.16 - Plastic-Laminate-Faced Wood Doors.
E.
Section 08 41 13 - Aluminum-Framed Entrances and Storefronts.
F.
Section 08 71 53 - Security Door Hardware.
G.
Section 09 22 16.13 - Non-Structural Metal Stud Framing.
H.
Division 16 - Electrical: Connections to building services; access control.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM):
1.
AAADM Certified Installers.
B.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
1.
ANSI A156.19 - Power Assist and Low Energy Operated Doors.
C.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
1.
NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** NFPA 80 applies to fire doors only. Delete if not required.
 
2.
NFPA 80 - Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.
3.
NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code.
D.
Underwriters Laboratory, Inc. (UL):
1.
UL325 - Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: Submit manufacturer's product data including materials, components, profiles, fabrication, finishes, capacities, operational data, and accessories for each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Shop Drawings:
1.
Provide drawings indicating details and relationship with adjacent construction.
2.
Include complete elevations, doors, frames, and sidelites, methods of anchorage, hardware and mounting heights, size, shape, joints, connections, options and finishes.
3.
Include wiring diagrams, operator, activation and control devices, and hardware schedule.
D.
Test Reports: Submit certified test reports indicating low energy operators comply with specified performance requirements.
E.
Templates: Provide templates and diagrams to fabricators and installers of adjacent work for field coordination with building services, doors, partitions and adjacent construction.
F.
Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
G.
Qualification Data: AAADM certification and manufacturer approval for installer.
H.
Installer's Field Reports: Submit field reports from AAADM certified technician of inspection and approval of door operation for compliance with ANSI/BHMA A156.10 after completion of installation.
I.
Operation and Maintenance Manual: For operation and maintenance manual including spare parts list and local supplier information.
J.
Warranties: Submit copy of manufacturer's warranty.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Member of AAADM with minimum 5 years experience manufacturing similar products.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Factory authorized and trained distributor with parts inventory and trained service personnel with experience installing and maintaining units indicated for this project.
C.
Electrical Components, Devices, and Accessories: Listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70 by a qualified testing agency.
D.
Automatic Equipment: Comply with ANSI A156.19 and UL 325.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Below applies to fire doors only. Delete if not required.
 
E.
Fire Rated Doors:
1.
Approved for use with UL listed door frames and latching devices as designated by NFPA 101 and NFPA 80.
2.
Interface with fire alarm system as required.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if there are a large quantity of automatic sliding doors or the interface with adjacent construction is complex or varies from the manufacturer's standard details. Delete if not required.
 
F.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Locate in area acceptable to Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
3.
Rework mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
4.
Accepted mock-up may be included as part of the work and will set the standard of acceptance for remaining installations.
G.
Pre-Installation Meeting: Convene at the project site a minimum of two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation. Handle materials in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions to avoid damage.
1.7
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete warranty if not required.
 
1.8
WARRANTY
A.
Warranty: Manufacturer's standard form to repair or replace automatic entrance components, power operators, controls and labor against defects in material and workmanship, at no cost to owner, for the specified warranty period. Provide warranty to owner after completion of installation.
1.
Warranty Period: One year from date of Substantial Completion.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: NABCO Entrances Inc., which is located at: S82 W. 18717 Gemini Dr.; Muskego, WI 53150; Toll Free Tel: 877-622-2694; Fax: 888-679-3319; Email: request info (info@nabcoentrances.com); Web: www.nabcoentrances.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
2.2
HEAVY-DUTY OVERHEAD CONCEALED (OHC) UNITS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete types not required.
 
A.
Bottom Load Low Energy Operators, Overhead Concealed (OHC): NABCO GT350 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 5 inch (127 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.093 inch (2 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
B.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Overhead Concealed (OHC): NABCO GT8350 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3.0 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
2.3
HEAVY DUTY CONVERSION UNITS (CU)
A.
Bottom Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Units (CU): NABCO GT500 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 5 inch (127 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.093 inch (2 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
B.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Units (CU): NABCO GT8500 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3.0 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
2.4
MEDIUM-DUTY OVERHEAD CONCEALED UNITS (OHC)
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete types not required.
 
A.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Overhead Concealed (OHC): Nabco GT20 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3.0 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
B.
Bottom Load Low Energy Operators, Overhead Concealed (OHC): NABCO GT310 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 5 inch (127 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.093 inch (2 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
C.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Overhead Concealed (OHC): NABCO GT8310 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
2.5
MEDIUM-DUTY CONVERSION UNITS (CU)
A.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Units (CU): Nabco GT20 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 4-3/4 inch (120 mm) deep by 3-3/4 inch (95 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3.0 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
B.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Unit (CU): NABCO GT710 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-3/4 inch (146 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
C.
Bottom Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Unit (CU): NABCO GT7510 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 5 inch (127 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.093 inch (2 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
D.
Side Load Low Energy Operators, Conversion Unit (CU): NABCO GT8710 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 6 inch (152 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames.
2.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
3.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.10 inch (3 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
2.6
FIRE-RATED DOOR UNITS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
A.
Fire-Rated Low Energy Operators: NABCO GT600 as manufactured by NABCO Entrances Inc.
1.
Operation: In a fire emergency, the system powers down allowing doors to close and latch. Entry is prevented but egress is permitted through panic hardware.
2.
System is a complete package including mechanical operator, sensors, jambs and stiles.
3.
System operates in conjunction with new or existing UL listed door, frame, and exit hardware.
4.
Recycle feature stops and reverses direction of swing path when an object is encountered to protect pedestrians.
5.
Operator Housing: Factory assembled unit 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) deep by 5 inch (127 mm) high aluminum extrusion with finished end caps prepared for mounting to new or existing door frames. Optional lengths are available for improved appearance.
6.
Structural sections are minimum thickness 0.166 inch (4 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum alloys.
7.
Housing cover is removable for service access, minimum thickness of 0.093 inch (2 mm) fabricated of 6063-T5 aluminum, plastic covers will not be accepted.
2.7
FABRICATI0N
A.
Automatic Operation:
1.
Power Opening: Swing operator opens door by energizing motor and stops door by reducing voltage and stalling motor against mechanical stop.
2.
Spring Closing with selectable power assist: Door closes by means of spring energy with power assist if selected, controlled by gear system and with motor used as a dynamic brake without power.
3.
System operates manually in the event of power failure requiring less than 15 pounds (6.8 kg) of force applied.
4.
Opening and closing speeds are adjustable.
5.
Hold open time adjustable from 1 to 30 seconds.
6.
Door Operation shall not require fluids or gases under pressure to open or close doors.
B.
Power Operator:
1.
Factory assembled and sealed unit including mechanical spring and bearings within aluminum housing and filled with special lubricant for extreme temperature conditions.
2.
Transmission System: DC permanent magnet motor with sealed ball bearings.
3.
Motor Electrical Characteristics: 115 volt supply, requiring less than 5 amps at full power stall.
4.
Complete unit resilient mounted to adjust and replace motor and gearbox without removing door.
C.
Electrical Control:
1.
Solid state micro-processor unit to allow opening speed, closing speed, back check and latch check to be adjusted separately and independently.
2.
Adjustable opening and closing speeds are set in accordance with ASNI A156.19.
3.
Control shall include time delay, push and go functionality and sequential mode operation.
4.
Encoder motor provided to ensure accurate positioning and adjustability of check locations as well as providing consistent speed during opening and closing.
5.
Recycle upon obstruction capability to be active in both opening and closing cycles.
6.
LCD display for programming and display of status of all input/output circuits.
7.
Selectable power assist close as well as hold close feature to resist stack and wind pressure.
8.
Integrated relay output to signal external devices such as air curtains or security systems.
9.
Electric lock relay and sequencing built in. No additional modules necessary.
10.
On board back check lockout to prevent spurious safety signals from door mounted sensors.
11.
On sim pair units, true simultaneous door motion through CANBus connection.
12.
Built in lockout function to prevent approach side door mounted sensors from activating the door in the closed position.
13.
Adjustments shall be specific and reproducible.
D.
Connecting Hardware:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Select based on swing type and OHC or CU. Delete type that is not required.
 
1.
Overhead Concealed (OHC) Doors: Power operator drive arm connects to door with a pin linkage rotating in a self-lubricated bearing, within a self-adjusting slide block, traveling in an interconnected steel track and top door pivot assembly. The OHC unit will independently support doors on heavy-duty steel top and bottom door pivots. Door shall not pivot on the output shaft of the operator.
2.
Conversion Unit (CU) Outswing Doors: Connected to operator by a two piece drive arm with self-aligning rod ends and connecting door brackets for low energy assisted push operation.
3.
Conversion Unit (CU) Inswing Doors: Drive arm with urethane covered roller rides in a track fabricated of 6061-T6 or A380 Aluminum attached to the door rail for low energy assisted pull operation.
E.
Activating Switches:
1.
Stainless Steel Wall Switches:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Select size. Delete size not required.
 
a.
6 inch (152 mm) diameter round stainless steel.
b.
4-1/2 inch (114 mm) diameter round stainless steel.
c.
4-1/2 inch (114 mm) square stainless steel.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Select mounting. Delete type not required.
 
d.
Surface mounted.
e.
Flush mounted.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Select graphics. Delete type not required.
 
f.
Engraved graphics, Push to Open.
g.
Engraved graphics, ADA Wheelchair Symbol.
h.
Engraved graphics, ADA Wheelchair Symbol and Push to Open.
i.
Blank, no graphics.
F.
Emergency Break-Away:
1.
Emergency breakaway door stop mounted directly to the underside of operator housing to function as a stop on center pivoted in-swinging doors.
2.
A force of not more than 50 lbs (222N) applied at the lock stile shall cause the breakaway stop to rotate, interrupt automatic operation, and allow the door to swing open 180 degrees opposite the normal path of travel.
3.
Swinging the door back into normal mode of operation resets the breakaway doorstop and reengages the operator.
2.8
FlNlSHES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Standard aluminum finishes include clear and dark bronze. Delete finishes not required.
 
A.
Finish: Manufacturer's standard coating as follows:
1.
Aluminum Finish:
a.
Clear anodized, AA-M12-C22-A31 (204R1).
b.
Dark bronze anodized, AA-M12-C22-A44.
c.
Black anodized, AA-M12-C22.
d.
Custom Anodize, match the Architect's sample.
2.
Cladding:
a.
Polished stainless steel.
b.
Satin stainless steel.
c.
Polished muntz metal.
d.
Satin muntz metal.
3.
Factory Finish:
a.
Match RAL #______.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Examine and measure installation areas are prepared to receive low energy door operators and site conditions are within the manufacturers limits.
B.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared and necessary building services are installed.
1.
Electrical Installation:
a.
Provide conduit and electrical wiring for activating devices and door operators including minimum of 5 amperes, 115 volts, A/C, 1-phase circuit for each door operator.
b.
Terminate and connect to operator control panel in operator housing.
C.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Automatic door equipment shall be installed by factory-trained installers in compliance with manufacturer's recommendations, ANSI/BHMA A156.10 and approved shop drawings.
B.
Connect door operators and access control devices to building services. Install and adjust sensors to detection field and functions required.
C.
Install units complete with accessories in accordance with approved submittals and manufacturer's recommendations. Install in proper relationship with adjacent construction. Separate dissimilar metals with bituminous coating or other material acceptable to the Architect.
D.
Install sealants in accordance with Section 07 91 26 - Joint Fillers.
E.
Lubricate bearings and adjust doors for proper operation, balance, clearance and similar requirements.
F.
Adjust door operators, controls, and hardware for operation and specified tightness.
3.4
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A.
Manufacturers Field Service:
1.
Provide initial inspection and technical assistance as recommended by manufacturer.
2.
AAADM certified technician shall inspect and approve doors for compliance with ANSI/BHMA 156.10 prior to placing doors into operation.
3.5
PROTECTION
A.
After installation, clean framing members as recommended by the manufacturer.
B.
Remove and legally dispose of construction debris from project site.
C.
Remove temporary coverings and protection of adjacent work areas. Repair or replace installed products damaged prior to or during installation.
D.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
E.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION