This session will explore system analysis in the field, from the perspective of three members of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force’s Building Readiness Team. The intent will be to review not only the approach to the review of the existing systems and how to best check the current operation but also to review how they can be improved to reduce the risk of transmission for the systems. The implementation of increased ventilation, improved filtration, adding air cleaning devices, potential re-entrainment and to identify failure points in the system. The concepts will be looked at from the commissioning and TAB perspective.
Learn how to investigate the existing systems for their ability to reduce infectious aerosol transmission
Learn the different engineering control strategies that are available to mitigate transmission
Understand the methods to check for re-entrainment
Understand the methods to check for ERV cross-leakage
Engineered Air Balance
Engineered Air Balance is a leading authority in total system balancing and building commissioning at the forefront of industry standards and training. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our clients and training the next generation of technicians, engineers and building operators. Our state-of-the art training center in Houston, Texas offers instructor-led classes with hands-on demonstrations providing enhanced technical learning opportunities. The multidisciplinary courses increase proficiencies needed for total system balancing, building commissioning, control sequence verification of HVAC systems, building optimization and much more.
Troy Byers is a Consulting Engineer with over 25 years of experience in TAB and Cx. Training and serving aboard nuclear powered submarines led to a passion toward not only mechanical engineering, but also life safety systems.
An independent Testing and Balancing Agency certified by the AABC shall be engaged to Test and Balance the HVAC systems. Systems shall be balanced to plus/minus 10% of design requirements. The contractor shall place all systems and equipment into full operation for Testing and Balancing. One copy of the final Test and Balance report with the AABC National Performance Guaranty shall be sent directly to the engineer of record. Provide five (5) additional copies to the contractor.
AIA-Format LONG-FORM SPECIFICATION
Section 230593 – TESTING, ADJUSTING AND BALANCING FOR HVAC
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