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Pre-Conference Test & Balance Seminar at CxEnergy 2018

CxEnergy TAB Seminar Meeting Registration and Schedule information

Test & Balance Seminar for CxAs, Engineers
& TAB Professionals

Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Get Acquainted Reception is preceding the seminar on Monday, April 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $250

Proper test and balance is an integral part of the commissioning process. This series of in-depth, practical presentations will help commissioning providers, engineers, and test and balance professionals understand how key aspects of the test and balance process are carried out, why they are important, and what the expected results should be. The TAB experts leading the sessions will emphasize best practices and how to apply AABC’s recently updated National Standards to challenges encountered in the field.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
     Kitchen Hoods and Components
                                    David Harrell, TBE, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.

                                    This practical overview of verifying the installation and performance of 
                                    kitchen hood system components will include discussion of design
                                    intent, types of hoods and different performance testing methods, and
                                    various ductwork installations related to fan performance and hood
                                    capture. Attendees will learn about capacity testing using the K-Factor
                                    Model outlined in the AABC standards, and variables that affect hood
                                    capture performance.

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
   USP 797/800 for Healthcare Pharmacies: What the TAB Firm
                                    Must Know
                                    Justin Garner, TBE, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.

                                    Pharmacies present a unique challenge to the TAB firm due to specific
                                    industry standards such as the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP),
                                    which includes operating environment requirements. This presentation
                                    will focus on the specific requirements that a TAB provider must know
                                    when testing a pharmacy under both the USP 797 and USP 800

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  Proper Use of Airflow/Air Velocity Measuring Instrumentation
                                    Jim Hall, P.E., TBE, CxA, Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.

                                    This overview will cover a variety of topics including understanding the
                                    different types of instruments used for air velocity/airflow measurement,
                                    best practices for properly selecting and using them, developing air
                                    velocity/airflow correction factors for various applications, and proper
                                    application of the AABC standards for air velocity/airflow measurement,
                                    including the data and information required to be reported.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Smoke Control Verification — Airflow Measurement
Daryl Norris, TBE, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
                                    The intent of the smoke control system is to maintain a tenable space to
                                    allow safe egress from the building in the event of a fire. The
                                    requirements of the systems and testing are determined by local
                                    jurisdiction typically through adoption of the International Building Code.
                                    The presentation will cover identification of smoke control systems,
                                    determining testing requirements, developing a test plan, and evaluating
                                    test data to determine whether systems achieve the design intent.

For additional information, contact AABC at or call 202-737-0202.

To register, visit.