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3.0 Reference Specifications

There are multiple references from which specifications for a given project may be developed
(see the Summary of Key Codes and Standards section earlier) including:

  • BCICA Quality Standards for Mechanical Insulation
  • Thermal Insulation Association of Canada

Appendix C includes reference specifications that cover the most common scenarios.

Four separate specification sections, prepared to CSC formats (MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat), are included in this section. Section numbers are designated in 5-digits (MasterFormat 1995) and 6-digits (MasterFormat 2004).
 

Table 3.0.1 – Specification Numbering Formats

NMS Numbering Matrix MasterFormat 1994 to 2004 and UniFormat (2010)

1995 Format

2004 Format

UniFormat

15075 Thermal Insulation for Piping 23 05 54 Thermal Insulation for Piping D2010.40 Domestic Water Piping
        D2020.40 Sanitary Sewage Piping
        D2030.20 Stormwater Drainage Piping
        D2060.50 Process Water Systems
        D3050.10 Facility Hydronic Distribution
        D3050.30 Facility Steam Distribution
15082 Thermal Insulation for Ducting 23 07 13 Thermal Insulation for Ducting D3050.50 HVAC Air Distribution
        D3050.10 Supply Air
        D3060.20 Return Air
        D.3060.30 Exhaust Air
        D3060.40 Outside Air
15083 Thermal Insulation for Equipment 21 07 18 Thermal Insulation for Equipment D3020.10 Heat Generation
        D3020.20 Thermal Heat Storage
        D3030.50 Thermal Cool Storage
15084 Acoustic Duct Lining 23 33 53 Acoustic Duct Lining D3050.50 HVAC Air Distribution
        D3050.10 Supply Air
        D3060.20 Return Air
        D.3060.30 Exhaust Air
        D3060.40 Outside Air

 

Note that these specifications have been numbered in Division 23 – HVAC (per MasterFormat 2004). Sections for plumbing (Division 22) and Fire Suppression (Division 21) piping and equipment should be renumbered accordingly.

It is recommended that these specifications be selected and incorporated in project specifications to complement system design.