Air And Hydronic Balancing
All air and water flow volumes associated with the HVAC Systems are measured and adjusted with calibrated instruments to meet the design determined by the mechanical engineer’s design requirements.
Cleanroom Performance Testing
Cleanrooms provide controlled environments that require strict certified performance testing and adjusting, including space leakage levels, progressive room pressurizations, HEPA filter leakage, air flow and pressure testing, and required Cleanroom air flow volumes.
Control System Verification
Correct operation of the Building Automation Control System and associated communication devices are verified, tested, calibrated and functionally tested during the testing and balancing process.
Chiller And Cooling Tower Performance Testing
Chiller and Cooling Tower System testing and adjustments are performed to ensure optimum system performance and safety. Malfunctioning Chiller and Cooling Tower System performance can adversely affect the performance and energy consumption of the overall HVAC System.
Duct Pressure Testing
Duct leakage is a major contributor to overall poor system performance and available pressure inconsistencies to provide for the needed airflows per the design requirements. With our duct pressure testing method we are able to quickly identify duct system leaks and assist the mechanical contractor to efficiently remedy them.
Exhaust air volume and velocity measurements are taken to insure safety with proper fume hood exhaust for operator safety and assists in certification of the fume hood in order to meet design specifications for the lab space.
Building Systems Commissioning
The Project Commissioning Process begins with a design review of the mechanical, electrical, piping/plumbing and control documents that affect the HVAC and Controls Systems. The Commissioning Plan provides for verification and documentation of the Installation, Operation and Integrated Performance Testing of the complete HVAC system to insure the Mechanical, Electrical, Piping and Controls System installation, operation and performance. The commissioning process includes construction site observations, attending commissioning meetings, managing deficiency issues, owner’s facility operator training and 10-month Post Construction reviews. The entire commissioned system is verified and documented and the Commissioning Report provided to the owner, design and construction team.
Indoor Environmental Testing
We perform a variety of indoor environmental testing including air flow tests to determine air changes per hour for specific occupancy functions. Improper ventilation and distribution is a cause of a poor indoor environment which will affect employee comfort and productivity.
System Performance Testing normally takes place during the commissioning phase of the project, and ensures that all of the systems, subsystems and equipment are functioning properly in all modes and conditions to meet the design requirements for the project. All system communications and control interfaces are also checked for proper operation.
Pre-Construction Document Review
Our Pre-Construction Document Review provides for review to identify coordination issues and potential problems that will affect the balancing and system performance. This assists in the testing and balance phase of the project to provide a much more efficient process.
Sound And Vibration Testing
Design parameters for the occupied building spaces normally have specified noise and vibration level requirements. We provide testing which identifies the amount of noise and vibration that is permitted to enter the spaces from the HVAC equipment or diffuser/grille air velocities. Noise is measured in (SPL) Sound Pressure Levels with a calibrated SPL meter. This meter is used to confirm that the spaces are in agreement the design requirements. Equipment and System Vibration is measured similarly and recorded.