Variable refrigerant flow systems, a ductless technology originally introduced in the 1980s, have become increasingly common in commercial buildings in recent years. In this technical session from the company that literally invented the technology, attendees will get a brief overview of how these systems work, how to test them properly and what to look for when troubleshooting, and how remote monitoring technology supports efforts to keep them running properly long after initial installation and testing.
Installation- Cover the proper methods of installation for the VRV systems
Commissioning- Cover the steps during the start up process for the VRV systems
Service- Show the diagnostic tools that are available to assist with the proper system diagnosis of the VRV systems
Maintenance- Cover maintenance procedures for proper maintenance of the VRV systems
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
CABA is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. CABA is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the education, design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. CABA has a collaborative research program which brings members together to fund and direct market research for both large building technologies and home 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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