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VA 23 05 93

TESTING, ADJUSTING, AND BALANCING FOR HVAC

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Organization: VA
Publication Date: 1 May 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 13
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DESCRIPTION

A. Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. TAB includes the following:

1. Planning systematic TAB procedures.

2. Design Review Report.

3. Systems Inspection report.

4. Duct Air Leakage test report.

5. Systems Readiness Report.

6. Balancing air and water distribution systems; adjustment of total system to provide design performance; and testing performance of equipment and automatic controls.

7. Vibration and sound measurements.

8. Recording and reporting results.

B. Definitions:

1. Basic TAB used in this Section: Chapter 37, "Testing, Adjusting and Balancing" of 2007 ASHRAE Handbook, "HVAC Applications".

2. TAB: Testing, Adjusting and Balancing; the process of checking and adjusting HVAC systems to meet design objectives.

3. AABC: Associated Air Balance Council.

4. NEBB: National Environmental Balancing Bureau.

5. Hydronic Systems: Includes // chilled water, // condenser water, // heating hot water // and glycol-water systems. //

6. Air Systems: Includes all outside air, supply air, return air, exhaust air and relief air systems.

7. Flow rate tolerance: The allowable percentage variation, minus to plus, of actual flow rate from values (design) in the contract documents.

Document History

VA 23 05 93
May 1, 2011
TESTING, ADJUSTING, AND BALANCING FOR HVAC
DESCRIPTION A. Testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. TAB includes the following: 1. Planning systematic TAB procedures. 2. Design...

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