TOTAL SYSTEM BALANCE

The Leader in HVAC Air & Water Balancing​

Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc. is the leading authority in total system balancing and originally coined the term Total System Balance (TSB), now widely accepted as an industry benchmark.

At EAB, we firmly believe that our success and the unprecedented value we bring to our clients are defined by a unique set of principles. These guiding elements are the bedrock upon which our services are built, and they empower us to stand out as the leading authority in the field of total system balancing. Join us as we delve into the key difference points that distinguish EAB.

Use the dropdowns below to dive into the key difference points that distinguish EAB in the world of testing and balancing!

How We Define the Total System
Balance Difference

Independence (AABC Firm)

Control Verification

Thermal Capacity Verification

Understand Owner Wants and Needs

Design Intent

Balanceability Reviews

Independence (AABC Firm)

Our independence is a cornerstone of our testing and balancing services, offering a dependable and impartial perspective to all parties involved. This autonomy ensures we adhere to the utmost standards of integrity, free from external pressures or influences. AABC's membership criteria and standards for professional practice underscore our dedication to providing the highest quality TAB services. You can be confident that our steadfast allegiance is solely to the project and its owner, as we maintain no affiliations with any other entities.

Control Verification

The assurance of control verification is crucial for attaining a perfectly balanced system. Without this step, there is no certainty that your systems are operating at their optimal functionality. Consider it as an extensive examination and documentation procedure that verifies components are working as intended. This process is essential for meeting design objectives and for achieving the intent of Building Automation System (BAS).

EAB formulates a comprehensive control verification and documentation strategy encompassing point to point integrity, calibration verification and control sequence verification. This plan clearly outlines the interplay of the control systems and delineates the procedures for system adjustments necessary to accomplish Total System Balancing (TSB). Control documentation is submitted as an integral component of the TAB plan for review and approval before commencing the TSB process. This step ensures that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the control systems' functionality and the approaches for achieving an optimal operating facility.

Thermal Capacity Verification

At the core of our testing procedure is the crucial role of capacity verification, which ensures that every piece of equipment operates at its optimal level. We take great care to confirm that each piece of equipment fulfills the thermal capacity specifications outlined in its submittal, a task we approach with diligence and assurance.

In the realm of thermal capacity testing, our aim is to verify that each unit performs according to its designed purpose. While we sometimes encounter challenges due to varying ambient conditions, these do not deter us. We're prepared to adapt or recreate system design conditions to accurately assess performance. And in cases where environmental conditions are not conducive, we are ready to revisit the testing in a different season if necessary. Armed with traceable and calibrated instruments, we are dedicated to providing precise and reliable results.

Understand Owner Wants and Needs

In our approach, we consistently adopt the perspective of the equipment owner, extending beyond the role of balancers. Our goal is to proactively address potential challenges, including aspects not directly related to balancing, like confirming the ease of maintenance for each equipment piece.

We engage in clear, open communication and ask relevant questions to swiftly identify the necessary services and suggest modifications that resonate with the owner's goals. We are committed to comprehensively understanding their expectations and procedures, aiming to bridge any gaps that might exist in the specific requirements or expectations initially outlined by the design team.

Design Intent

Understanding the individual functions and collective integration of various systems is crucial for establishing an optimally balanced system.

At EAB, our extensive experience spans a variety of HVAC systems, equipping us with the expertise to evaluate if the installation, components, and control strategies of a facility are apt for the intended use of the space. Our knowledge of different industry standards provides us with key insights into necessary modifications to align with the design intent.

Balanceability Reviews

At EAB, achieving total system balance lies in our thorough balanceability reviews. These reviews are critical as we meticulously examine every component necessary for a well-balanced system.

Our in-depth balanceability evaluations involve a comprehensive analysis of contract documents, focusing on control sequences to verify that the system functions correctly and aligns with the intended design parameters. We swiftly identify and report any inaccuracies or missing information to ensure they are corrected or clarified.

Our plan reviews extend beyond simple checks, encompassing elements such as testing device installation, accessibility, capacity issues, pressurization challenges, and sensor placement. This extensive coverage is a result of our vast experience in the field.

What it’s Like to Work with EAB TAB Professionals On-Site

Our comprehensive approach to total system balancing tests and validates every component of an HVAC system and encompasses the complete spectrum of air handling and ventilating equipment, hydronic systems, and controls. EAB performs TSB on all HVAC systems and subsystems, confirming they perform at design intent and operate at optimum efficiency, which controls energy costs, reduces HVAC system malfunctions and ensures occupant comfort.

Our technically astute project managers, coordinators and supervisors develop and implement a test plan that covers all the HVAC components and verifies the appropriate interfacing between components. Our service includes reviewing documents and specifications during the design stage, construction observations, witnessing duct pressure tests, reviewing submittal data, and remitting reports with our observations.

Our technical knowledge, unmatched thoroughness, and continuous reliability is evident in our final product: the complete documentation of performance data that is easy for facility engineers and maintenance staff to reference.

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