Testing, Adjusting and Balancing

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Jun. 20-24, 2022

Madison, WI

Course Overview

Anyone with an interest inefficient operation of commercial HVAC systems will benefit from a working knowledge of TAB. Reduce your operating energy costs and improve the comfort of your building occupants by properly balancing your HVAC air and water systems.

Learn how to:

  • Balance air and water systems to achieve energy efficiency and comfort
  • Verify performance of equipment and controls
  • Select and use appropriate test instruments
  • Report balancing results
  • Identify common problems and solutions

Who Should Attend?

  • Consulting engineers 
  • Building owners and facility managers
  • Building operating staff 
  • Commissioning authorities
  • Service organizations desiring balancing experience 
  • Contractors interested in operation and service of all building environmental systems

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Course Outline

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MONDAY (8 AM to 4:45 PM)

Registration/Check-in (7:30 to 8 AM)

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Introduction to TAB
  • Test Instruments
  • Plan Reading
  • Pitot Tube Measurements
  • Grille and Diffuser Measurements
  • Daily Questions and Adjourn

TUESDAY (8 AM to 4:45 PM)

  • Duct Design and Pressure Measurement
  • TAB Forms and Reports
  • Fans
  • VAV Systems
  • Multizone Systems
  • Water Systems
  • Terminal Units and Controls
  • Daily Questions and Adjourn

WEDNESDAY (8 AM to 4:45 PM)

  • Air Balance Procedures
  • Grille and Diffuser Balancing Procedures
  • VAV Balancing Procedures
  • Pump and Control Valve Applications
  • Water System Balancing Procedure
  • Flow Measurement Devices in Hydronic Systems
  • Daily Questions and Adjourn

THURSDAY (8 AM to 4:45 PM)

  • Group Workstation Introduction and Walk-through
    • Small groups will rotate through seven workstations
  • Group Workstations 1-6
  • Adjourn 

FRIDAY (8 AM to Noon)*

  • Discussion of Certification Types and Costs of Balancing
  • Review of Questions
  • Group Workstation 7
  • Discussion and Q&A

*Please note that lunch is not included on Friday.

Testimonials

"The guys were excellent to work with. Very professional and personal with the entire class."
—Brandon Yacu

"The instructors were very willing to answer questions and had a great positive attitude."
—Charles Chladil

"Presenters were very knowledgable in their field and were able to explain things in a way that everyone could understand."
—Gerald Clark

"I enjoyed the presentations…the speaker has obviously a lot of experience… the instrumentation and lab are state of the art. Thumbs up."
—Luis Lopez

Instructors

Matt Bond

Matt Bond, NEBB CP, operates Badger Balancing LLC as a NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau) Certified Professional and Co-Owner. He is responsible for the supervision of all work performed by his firm and employees with an emphasis on engineering principles, system design and system equipment and procedures. Matt has extensive experience utilizing instrumentation and procedures to troubleshoot both air and hydronic systems. His clients include architects, engineers and building owners spanning healthcare, industry, education and other facility types. He is a member of NEBB, specializing in Air and Water testing and balancing policy and procedures for the industry. He is also an associate member and Silver Sponsor of Wisconsin Healthcare Engineers Association (WHEA).

 

Tj Mlodzik

TJ Mlodzik, NEBB CT, has been working with Badger Balancing LLC as a NEBB (National Environmental Balancing Bureau) Certified Technician since 2012. He is responsible for multiple projects, including balancing air and water systems to engineering specifications and NEBB requirements. Along with new and existing building projects, he does annual hospital ACH reporting throughout the state of Wisconsin. Prior to Badger Balancing LLC, he earned a BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.

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Joy Altwies

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