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PowerLift Doors Special Function Custom Hydraulic Architectural Doors
 
         
SECTION 08 34 00
 
         
SPECIAL FUNCTION CUSTOM HYDRAULIC ARCHITECTURAL DOORS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** PowerLift Doors; hydraulic doors.
This section is based on the products of PowerLift Doors, which is located at:
1482 200th Ave. P.O. Box 311
Lake Benton, MN 56149
Toll Free Tel: 855-368-9595
Tel: 507-368-9500
Fax: 507-368-1358
Email: request info
Web: http://www.powerliftdoors.com
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For over 28 years PowerLift has exemplified quality, reliability and service in the development of hydraulic door systems to suit any application. Every door is custom built, delivered and installed by factory trained, certified PowerLift professionals.
PowerLift has a sterling reputation through unwavering commitment to innovation, quality and customer service. Established in 1992, the PowerLift design became the gold standard in aviation, agriculture, commercial and architectural doors. Rapid expansion led to construction of a much larger shop. PowerLift door inquiries began coming in from all over North America.
Realizing that it is impossible for one manufacturing facility to offer local installation, service and support across a continent we entered a new expansion phase. We found other steel fabricators who share our customer centered quality and service ideals. Instead of a single production point, PowerLift now has 42 manufacturing and service centers across North America.
Our single source accountability business model means every PowerLift location offers professional design, sales, manufacturing, delivery, installation and support.
Please see our ' Locations' page for a location near you. Look over our project pictures for details on PowerLift projects in many applications.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Custom designed hydraulic doors.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications. Door opening jamb and head members.
 
          B.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry. Door opening jamb and head members.
 
          C.Section 07 20 00 - Thermal Protection.
 
          D.Section 08 31 16 - Access Panels and Frames. Access doors.
 
          E.Section 08 70 00 - Hardware.
 
          F.Section 09 70 00 - Wall Finishes.
 
          G.Section 09 91 00 - Painting. Field painting.
 
          H.Division 26 - Electrical wiring and conduit, fuses, disconnect switches, connection of operator to power supply, installation of control station and wiring, and connection to alarm system.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM A500 - Standard Specification for Cold-Formed Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel Structural Tubing in Rounds and Shapes.
 
          B.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):
          1.ASCE 7 - Minimum Design Loads For Buildings and Other Structures.
 
          C.Hydraulics Institute (HI).
 
          D.International Building Code (IBC).
 
          E.National Electric Code (NEC),
 
          F.National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          3.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          4.Typical installation methods.
 
          C.Shop Drawings: Include details of materials, construction and finish. Include relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          D.Delegated-Design: For systems indicated by a Registered Professional Engineer, Certified and Licensed in the state or municipality the project is located.
          1.Details of fabrication of components.
          2.Signed and sealed design calculations for systems indicated used to determine load carrying capacities.
          3.Analysis data, signed and sealed.
          4.Sizing methods and calculations, signed and sealed.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with a minimum five years documented experience.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum two years documented experience with projects of similar scope and complexity.
 
          C.Source Limitations: Provide each type of product from a single manufacturing source to ensure uniformity.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include mock-up if the project size or quality warrant the expense. The following is one example of how a mock-up might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          D.Mock-Up: Construct a mock-up with actual materials in sufficient time for Architect's review and to not delay construction progress. Locate mock-up as acceptable to Architect and provide temporary foundations and support.
          1.Intent of mock-up is to demonstrate quality of workmanship and visual appearance.
          2.If mock-up is not acceptable, rebuild mock-up until satisfactory results are achieved.
          3.Retain mock-up during construction as a standard for comparison with completed work.
          4.Do not alter or remove mock-up until work is completed or removal is authorized.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCE
 
          A.Convene a conference approximately two weeks before scheduled commencement of the Work. Attendees shall include Architect, Contractor and trades involved. Agenda shall include schedule, responsibilities, critical path items and approvals.
 
          1.7DELEGATED DESIGN
 
          A.Engage a qualified professional engineer, as defined in Section 01 40 00 - Quality Requirements "Quality Requirements," to design indicated systems and equipment.
          1.Must be licensed in State or Municipality the project is located.
          2.Comply with performance requirements and design criteria.
 
          1.8DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Store and handle in strict compliance with manufacturer's written instructions and recommendations.
 
          B.Protect from damage due to weather, excessive temperature, and construction operations.
 
          1.9PROJECT 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.
 
          1.10WARRANTY
 
          A.Manufacturer's standard limited warranty unless indicated otherwise.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: PowerLift Doors, which is located at: 1482 200th Ave. P.O. Box 311; Lake Benton, MN 56149; Toll Free Tel: 855-368-9595; Tel: 507-368-9500; Fax: 507-368-1358; Email: request info; Web: http://www.powerliftdoors.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.
 
          2.2PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wind load and Dead load are assumed for the purpose of comparing door styles with similar loading and do not represent loads for a specific site design.
 
          A.The Custom hydraulic door design is to comply with relevant IBC, NEC, and NFPA standards and relevant local codes governed by authorities having jurisdiction at the Project location. Where standards and local codes differ, the stricter is to apply.
 
          B.PowerLift Typical Hydraulic Door Reaction Design Parameters:
          1.Wind load of 115 mph (185 kph).
          2.Door Size: 30 x 16 ft (9144 x 4877 mm).
          a.Design Parameters:
          1)Area: 480 sq ft (44.59 sq m).
          2)Wind Load: 20 psf (958 Pa); assumed.
          3)Total Wind Force: 9600 lbs (42703 kN).
          4)Dead Load: 5 psf (0.239); assumed.
          5)Total Weight: 2400 lbs (10.57 kN).
          b.Reactions: Door closed.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 640 lbs (2847 N).
          2)Horizontal Hurricane Pin Reaction: 1760 lbs (7829 N).
          3)Horizontal Top Frame: 160 lbs per ft (1.4 N per m).
          c.Reactions: Door opened.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 600 lbs (2669 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 718 lbs (3194 N).
          3)Horizontal Top of Post Reaction: 600 lbs (2669 N).
          4)Vertical Top Frame: 60 lbs per ft (81.3 N per m).
          3.Door Size: 40 x 18 ft (12192 x 5486 mm).
          a.Design Parameters:
          1)Area: 720 sq ft (66.89 sq m).
          2)Wind Load: 20 psf (958 Pa); assumed.
          3)Total Wind Force: 14,400 lbs (64054 N).
          4)Dead Load: 5 psf (239 Pa); assumed.
          5)Total Weight: 3600 lbs (16014 N).
          b.Reactions: Door closed.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 960 lbs (4270 N).
          2)Horizontal Hurricane Pin Reaction: 2640 lbs (11743 N).
          3)Horizontal Top Frame: 180 lbs per linear ft (244 N per m).
          c.Reactions: Door opened.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 900 lbs (4003 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 1076 lbs (4786 N).
          3)Horizontal Top of Post Reaction: 900 lbs (4003 N).
          4)Vertical Top Frame: 60 lbs per linear ft (81 N).
          4.Door Size: 60 x 20 ft (18288 x 6096 mm).
          a.Design Parameters:
          1)Area: 1,200 sq ft (111.5 sq m).
          2)Wind Load: 20 psf (958 Pa) (assumed).
          3)Total Wind Force: 24,000 lbs (106.8 kN ).
          4)Dead Load: 5 psf (239 Pa) (assumed).
          5)Total Weight: 6000 lbs (26.7 kN).
          b.Reactions: Door closed.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 1600 lbs (7117 N).
          2)Horizontal Hurricane Pin Reaction: 2780 lbs (12366 N).
          3)Horizontal Top Frame: 200 lbs per ft (271 N per m).
          c.Reactions: Door opened.
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 1500 lbs (6672 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 1795 lbs (7985 N).
          3)Horizontal Top of Post Reaction: 1500 lbs (6672 N).
          4)Vertical Top Frame: 60 lbs per ft (81 N per m).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** PowerLift Free Standing Style Doors are designed to place no wind load or dead load onto the building. All loads are distributed through the PowerLift frame header and PowerLift frame posts providing years of consistent, trouble free use. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Powerlift Free Standing Style Door Reactions per ASCE 7-10.
          1.Door Size: 24 x 14 ft (7315 x 4267 mm).
          2.Design Wind Speed: 115 mph (185 kph).
          3.Door Design: Meets requirements for IBC. All tube members are fully welded.
          4.Loading Requirements:
          a.Reactions assume 26 gage sheet metal door siding.
          b.Reactions do not account for the following:
          1)Regional seismic requirements.
          2)Hurricane regions.
          c.Door Closed:
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 1582 lbs (7037 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 1366 lbs (6076 N).
          3)Horizontal Hurricane Pin Reaction: 1451 lbs (6454 N).
          4)Bending Moment at Post Base: 21.8 ft-k (29.56 kN-m).
          d.Door Opening:
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 0 lbs (0 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 1378 lbs (6129.7 N).
          3)Bending Moment at Post Base: 4.7 ft-k (6.37 kN-m).
          e.Door Open:
          1)Horizontal Post Reaction: 0 lbs (0 N).
          2)Vertical Post Reaction: 1398 lbs (6219 N).
          3)Bending Moment at Post Base: 6.63 ft-k (9 kN-m).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Each door or opening wall project is unique.
          4)You can have confidence in the integrity of our design for you since our project managers review each installation. Whatever the size of your project, PowerLift door and opening wall systems impose lower structural loads than most other options. PowerLift solutions stand alone in their simplicity, function and ease of maintenance.
          5)Every PowerLift Hydraulic Door is built to provide a lifetime of smooth and reliable performance. You can eliminate the frustrations of doors that do not seal tightly, are hard to open and require a lot of headroom.
          6)PowerLift offers the only one-piece door in the industry! Our unique, all-welded construction has no bolts to fatigue or work loose. A PowerLift door provides the tightest seal available in any door: when it closes the elements are left outside.
          7)There are several other key advantages that elevate PowerLift above everyone else in the door industry.
 
          2.3HYDRAULIC DOORS
 
          A.Basis of Design: PowerLift Hydraulic Door as designed and furnished by a licensed PowerLift manufacturing location.
          1.Construction of Panel and Frame Sections:
          a.Framing: Structural steel tubing, of ASTM A500 grade minimum, complying with applied wind code.
          b.Frames: Structural steel tubing and other structural steel shapes.
          1)Design to same loading requirements for live, dead and wind loads as the surrounding construction.
          2)Maximum Spacing:
          a)Between Vertical Members: 96 inches (2438 mm).
          b)Between Horizontal Members: 48 inches (1219 mm).
          c.Panel Frame: Factory-welded at all joints and connections, with smooth welds minimum 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick.
          d.Frame and Door Panels: Painted with direct to metal paint. Prepared for field finishing if desired.
          e.Doors are fabricated with anticipation the door will be insulated and completed with a liner panel. No additional door modifications are required if this application is undertaken in the future.
          f.Cane Bolts: On larger width doors, cane bolts may be added to inside of the truss near the door center adding strength at the door truss location.
          1)If Severe or Abnormal Weather is Anticipated: Cane bolts are to engage by lowering bolt into a hole in the floor slab. This will aid in preventing unwanted building or door damage.
          2)Normal Weather Conditions: Cane bolt may be left in the raised unengaged position.
          3)Never operate door when cane bolts are in the lower engaged position.
          2.Hinges: Silent, greaseless, efficient, with zero maintenance.
          a.Permanent Bronze Bushings: Teflon impregnated providing a greaseless solution to hinge lubrication. This eliminates the safety risk inherent with working 12 to 30 ft (3658 to 9144 mm) in the air greasing door hinges.
          b.Hinge Pin: Yield Strength: 100,000 psi (689475.7 kPa)
          3.Factory-Supplied Upper Weather Stripping: Shipped with frame and door panel for field-install.
          4.Factory-Supplied Lower Weather Stripping: Installed on door panel before installation.
          5.Hydraulic Doors: Operated by hydraulic cylinders mechanically fastened to panel frame.
          6.Two Hydraulic Cylinders: open and close hydraulic door. Design to carry required loads during operation, open position, and closed position.
          a.Internal Stops: Installed to prevent over-extension of cylinders, restricting system from opening or closing beyond its limits.
          b.Equipped with restrictors to control oil flow on the down cycle.
          7.System to Lock Closed: Hydraulic cylinders to provide a minimum of 2,000 lbf (8.9 kN) of closing force.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Hydraulic doors will be powered by one or more of the following options. While these are the most common operating systems for a PowerLift door there may be special circumstances that require a different operating system. Please contact your PowerLift installer if you have additional questions regarding your operating system. Delete options not required.
          8.Hydraulic Power Unit: Review Power Unit Specification Sheet for Requirements.
          a.Power: 1 HP
          1)110 Volt and requires a 20 Amp breaker.
          2)Toggle Style Switch:
          a)Push in desired direction according to labels; raise or lower.
          b)Switch requires constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on switch is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          b.Power: 3 to 5 HP
          1)230 Volt and requires a 30 Amp breaker. Standard.
          2)Toggle Style Switch:
          a)Push in desired direction according to labels; raise or lower.
          b)Switch requires constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on switch is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          c.Power: 5 HP
          1)208-230 Volt 3-Phase Unit and requires a 40 Amp breaker.
          2)460 Volt 3-Phase Unit and requires a 20 Amp breaker.
          3)Toggle Style Switch:
          a)Push in desired direction; raise or lower.
          b)Switch requires constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on switch is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** For MAX/Max Plus PowerLift Doors. Delete options not required.
          d.Power: 10 HP
          1)230 Volt and requires a 70 Amp breaker.
          2)208-230 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 80-70 Amp breaker.
          3)460 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 35 Amp breaker.
          4)Double Push Button Controls:
          a)Push button for desired direction; raise or lower.
          b)Buttons require constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on button is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Only on SuperMax PowerLift Doors. Delete options not required.
          e.Power: 15 HP
          1)208-230 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 120-110 Amp breaker.
          2)460 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 50 Amp breaker.
          3)Double Push Button Controls:
          a)Push button for desired direction; raise or lower.
          b)Buttons require constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on button is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Only on SuperMax PowerLift Doors. Delete options not required.
          f.Power: 20 HP
          1)208-230 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 150-140 Amp breaker.
          2)460 Volt 3-Phase and requires a 70 Amp breaker.
          3)Double Push Button Controls:
          a)Push button for desired direction; raise or lower.
          b)Buttons require constant pressure to operate.
          c)When pressure on button is released, pump operation stops causing door to stop and stay at door's present position.
          g.Electric motor and pump are combined into one self-contained unit located adjacent to the door. Fastened to Framing: Four, 1/4 inch (6 mm) lags.
          h.The Owner is responsible for providing electrical power connections for the pump unit.
          i.Electrical power installation is to meet federal, state and local codes.
          j.Pre-wired and factory tested. Final hook-up by others.
          1)Wiring Connections: Power unit and remote control option can be wired to a common power supply. A 220 VAC 30 Amp breaker is required.
          k.Controls: Wired for constant-hold operation to raise or lower the door.
          1)Controls Height: 72 inches (1829 mm) or higher from finished floor.
          l.Hydraulic Oil: ISO 32.
          9.Alternative Hydraulics: Allow door operation when electrical pump has lost power.
          a.Two Male Pioneer Style Hydraulic Connections: Pump side, adjacent to pump.
          b.Hydraulic Oil in Pump Reservoir: Must be compatible with equipment to operate door.
          c.Parker Couplers: Allow hook up to hydraulics under pressure. (optional)
          10.PowerLift PowerPak:
          a.A self-contained unit mounted to a two wheeled cart.
          b.Requires a 12 VDC deep cycle battery; group 27 recommended.
          c.Pendant for Door Operation:
          1)Push desired button on pendant to raise and lower door.
          2)Pendant buttons require constant pressure to operate.
          3)When button pressure is released, the pump stops causing the door to stop moving and stay at its present position.
          11.Remote Control:
          a.Remote operates electrical motor by energizing internally wired relays.
          b.Push desired button to raise and lower door.
          c.Operation of remote transmitter requires constant button pressure to operate.
          d.Small lights on remote will flash when sending a signal to receiver.
          e.When button pressure is released pump operation stops causing door to stop moving and stay at the door's present position.
          f.Remote control requires batteries.
          1)Change out batteries and inspect remote yearly to prevent damage to remote.
          g.Should the remote not energize the motor verify that the motor has electrical power or replace the remote control batteries.
          h.If the battery shows signs of corrosion, change them out immediately to prevent damage to the transmitter.
 
          B.Finishes:
          1.System Frames and Panels: Cleaned and painted with direct to metal paint, prepared for field finish.
          2.Exterior Field Finish: By others. Door Manufacturer is to approve finishing and application.
          3.Interior Field Finish: By others. Door Manufacturer is to approve finishing and application.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The available accessories are optional. Delete options not required or delete the paragraph in its entirety.
 
          C.Available Accessories and Options:
          1.Remote Receiver with Transmitters:
          a.Additional transmitters available.
          2.Battery Back-Up System: 24 VDC.
          3.Electric-over-hydraulic lock system for cylinders.
          4.Warning horn with strobe light assembly.
          5.Walk through door framing.
          6.Window Framing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Windows in the doors are optional. Delete if not required.
          7.Window Types: Awning, fixed, or sliding only.
 
          D.Operation: A constant-contact toggle switch or key switch operating hydraulic cylinders mounted to the door/window frames. Hydraulic system extends and retracts the doors and windows in opening.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed and prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          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.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
          1.Installation of custom designed hydraulic doors is only to be executed and completed by licensed PowerLift personnel.
 
          3.4FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
 
          A.Field Inspection: Coordinate field inspection in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include if manufacturer provides field quality control with onsite personnel for instruction or supervision of product installation, application, erection or construction. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Manufacturer's Services: Coordinate manufacturer's services in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
 
          3.5CLEANING AND PROTECTION
 
          A.Clean products in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
END OF SECTION