must be considered in determining costs. The savings of an open plant
installation will be appreciable to an indoor plant. Maintenance cost will
increase considerably because of equipment and surface exposed to weather.
Handicapped. Construction of room access and toilet facilities
shall satisfy the requirements for the physically handicapped.
Openings. Provide openings or doorways for passage of the largest
equipment units. Make openings for ventilation louvers, breechings, and
piping where necessary. Fire doors and/or fire shutters may be required.
Provide a freight elevator in multiple floor
Outside Fuel Storage. Grade, drain, and surface fuel storage
areas. Do not use cinder-base surfaces under coal storage.
Personnel and Parking. Furnish necessary shower room, toilet room
facilities and lockers for operating personnel for both sexes in buildings.
The plant shall contain a sampling laboratory space, storage area, small
repair area, control room (in larger plants), generator room, lunch room,
compressor room, chemical storage area, and office space for supervisors and
clerks. Provide parking spaces for plant personnel and visitors near the
Equipment Rooms. Room size shall provide adequate space for
equipment installation, maintenance, and removal. Allow a minimum of 4 ft
(1.22 m) aisle space between equipment, if feasible. Allow a minimum of 8 ft
(2.44 m) of clearance between boilers with a maximum generating capacity
greater than 60,000 lb/hr (7.56 kg/s). Size rooms to allow for planned future
expansion. Construct equipment rooms with double door openings and steel
supports for chain hoists to allow for equipment removal. Provide adequate
ventilation and heating and consider equipment noise level when designing the
Paint Finish. Plant interior walls and tunnels shall be painted
with a durable paint which will permit hose-down or scrubbing of areas.
Structural Criteria. For data on structural criteria, refer to
para. 10.1.1 through para. 10.1.4. Structural items include but are not