Mechanical Library

Written by professional engineers and specification experts especially for mechanical engineering firms, the Mechanical Specifications Library helps you quickly and accurately specify equipment and systems for:

  • Air handling, heating, and cooling
  • Chillers
  • HVAC Commissioning
  • Plumbing
  • Steam and hydronic systems
  • Controls
  • Fire suppression standpipes and sprinklers

With SpecText®, your master guide specification system not only helps you cover all your technical specification “bases,” but also easily integrates with standard EJCDC and AIA Contract Documents.

From one user-friendly screen, you can access over 155 thoroughly written specifications, manufacturer- and product-selection tools, and automated editing software.

Benefits
Whether you work in a large engineering firm or a small practice, you can rely on SpecText for:

  • Cloud-based Background Research — Create on-target specifications in less time with 24/7/365 access to SpecText’s Supporting Documents.
  • Answers for Varied Project Sizes, Types, and Complexities — With SpecText, you can easily accommodate various mechanical projects.
  • Codes and Technical Reference Standards — With regular updates to the Mechanical Specifications Library, you know you are working with the latest industry reference standards and codes.
  • Sustainability Guidance When You Need It — You can easily find and integrate sustainable design criteria from relevant SpecText master guide specifications.
  • Simplified Specification Production — Minimize your risk of errors and reduce time-consuming, repetitive tasks with MasterWorks, a plug-in for Microsoft® Word that gives you more consistent project documents and office masters.
Uses
With the Mechanical Specifications Library, you can specify:
  • Plumbing — Fixtures; piping, valves, fittings, and loops; insulation; water distribution and tanks; sanitary sewage collection; sump pumps; water heaters and softeners; swimming pool systems; and medical gas and vacuum systems
  • Fire Suppression — Standpipes; wet-pipe, dry-pipe, and deluge sprinklers; fire pumps
  • HVAC — Ducts, accessories, and terminal units; piping, valves, fittings, and loops; fuel piping and storage; hydronic piping and pumps; steam/condensate piping and pumps; refrigerant piping; insulation; fans; chillers; air handling and air-conditioning units; heat pumps and geothermal energy exchange wells; and convection and radiant heating units; humidity control; solar collectors; boilers and furnaces; cooling towers; water treatment; testing and adjusting; commissioning; and control systems
  • Integrated Automation Instrumentation — Controls; power meters, current sensors and lighting relays
  • Excavation — Trenching and backfilling
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Samples
Explore SpecText Mechanical Library sample sections and Supporting Documents:
Sample Section – 238200 Convection Heating and Cooling Units
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View Supporting Documents forSection 238200, Convection Heating and Cooling Units

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