The first key to hydronic control is design-flow availability at all terminal units under design condition. In theory, it is possible to obtain correct flows by properly sizing the plant, but in real life, installation does not always match design. Some oversizing occurs because components must be selected from existing commercial product lines. This could result in overflows and underflows in different parts resulting in poor delta-T, system performance and comfort. The solution to this issue is to perform systematic balancing with optimal pressure-drop for design condition by decomposing the plant into hydronic modules, ensuring design flow availability at all terminal units.
Learning from the session:
The key learnings from this session are:
What are the objectives of HVAC installation?
Why is hydronic balancing important? How does it affect system performance?
How do we properly mount/install a balancing valve?
How can we create hydronic modules for systematic balancing?
Years of experience enables IMI Hydronic Engineering to provide solutions that deliver optimum hydronic efficiency across entire HVAC systems. We help you engineer advantage from concept to installation, saving you time, reducing installation complexity and delivering GREAT standards of efficiency and sustainability
Hydronic Training Manager with IMI Hydronic Engineering North America is a mechanical engineer with a passion for connecting and sharing knowledge with HVAC professionals to help develop better understanding about design and operation to maximize the efficiency of their hydronic installation. Soham earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and has over 5 years of experience working with HVAC systems. He has been training HVAC professionals on hydronic products from a systems solutions strategy to help design energy efficient, optimized hydronic balancing solutions for their HVAC system applications.
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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