IAPMO LA MC
2020 CITY OF LOS ANGELES MECHANICAL CODE
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
The provisions of this Code shall apply to the addition to or erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, use, or maintenance of heating, ventilation, cooling, refrigeration systems; incinerators; or other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances within this jurisdiction.
Additions, alterations, repairs to, and replacement of equipment or systems shall be in accordance with the provisions for new equipment and systems, except as otherwise provided in LAMC Section 102.0.
Where, in a specific case, different sections of this Code or referenced standards specify different materials, methods of construction, or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern as determined by theAuthority Having Jurisdiction.Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall prevail. [OSHPD 1, 2, 3 & 4]
Conflicts Between Codes.
Where the requirements within the jurisdiction of thisMechanical Code conflict with the requirements of the Plumbing Code, the Plumbing Code shall prevail.
Design and Testing.
The design and testing of equipment regulated by this Code shall be subject to the approval of the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
The provisions in the appendices are intended to supplement the requirements of this Code and shall not be considered part of this Code unless formally adopted as such.
The purpose of this article is to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating the design, construction, installation, alteration, repair, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances installed in the City. The provisions of this Code are not intended to apply to equipment installed on railroad cars, motor vehicles, aircraft or on shipboards that are not used as permanent occupancies for longer than six months.