AABC Member Explains How to Correctly Setup and Balance a VAV Air-Handling System
AABC Member, Vern Gray, TBE, CxA, explains how to properly set-up and test VAV air-handling systems. Vern walks through setup, proper balancing to troubleshooting techniques for optimal system performance. In Vern’s 16+ years of experience in TAB and commissioning, he’s seen many VAV systems setup incorrectly. This leads to energy waste and/or failure to maintain the project required outside air ventilation requirement. By following Vern’s steps in the article, one can properly setup and balance a VAV system. It’s not rocket science, but it does require the TAB technician to follow systematic protocol until all components are operating as intended. Click here to read the full article. The article was originally published in TAB Journal and was republished in February 2021 on the Engineered Systems news website.
Vern Gray, TBE, CxA, is a field director with The Phoenix Agency Inc. He is both a certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) and a certified Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) with more than a decade of testing and balancing (TAB) experience. Gray’s responsibilities include design review, technical support, training and supervision of field personnel, and managing a variety of commissioning projects. AABC – Since 1965, AABC has maintained stringent membership requirements that ensure its members’ independence, objectivity, integrity, and technical expertise. To this day, AABC’s foremost objective is to safeguard the reputation, competence, and independence of the Council and the TAB profession. Efforts to promote state-of-the-art TAB procedures and services through technical papers and other publications led to the development of the AABC National Standards; the industry’s first ANSI-accredited comprehensive standards for field measurement and instrumentation. Learn more about AABC certifications, AIA-approved TAB Journal, and technical webinars.