Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is a process where air and hydronic flows in a building are measured, adjusted, and documented to meet design specifications and local building codes. To ensure thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and system energy efficiency are optimized.
Fume hood testing and certification performed in accordance with ASHRAE 110. As part of the certification process velocity measurments will taken and documented. Local visualization smoke tests will be performed using smoke tubes and a large volume smoke machine. According to OSHA standards fume hood testing should be performed at a minimum of an annual basis.
Our team will provide a thorough indoor air quality survey of the facility. Through occupant interviews, ventilation airflow (outdoor air), and VOC testing. If problems are identified we work closely with the building's owner or manager. To provide the best resolution for the situation. Benefits of IAQ testing include; a more productive work environment, better comfort, and legal documentation of a healthy building.
Precision Balancing Group is also a member of Breathe Easy Wisconsin.
Testing, verifying, documenting air changes and room pressures in healthcare facilities. Maintaining that healthcare facilities are in compliance with FGI Guidelines in accordance to ASHRAE Standard 170. Examples of rooms to be tested are: operating rooms, isolation rooms, sterile process, decontamination, etc...Critical room tests should be performed annually to show the facilities "due diligence" to healthcare accreditation firms.
The HVAC system's fire smoke safety components will be tested per NFPA 80 standards and codes. Examples of fire life safety components are: Fire smoke dampers, the smoke control system, fire smoke door/vent, and stairwell pressurization systems. Fire smoke damper inspections should be performed one year after construction and every 4 years after that. Testing in hospitals is required every 6 years. While fire smoke door/vent and stairwell pressurization testing are recommended annually or per your local fire marshal.