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EAB Training

Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc. is the leading authority in total system balancingbuilding commissioning, and critical environment certifications at the forefront of industry standards and training.
 

At EAB, our team of experts are uniquely equipped to train the next generation of technicians, engineers and building operators. Our state-of-the-art training center in Houston, Texas is committed to developing technical knowledge, expertise and problem-solving skills to move the entire industry forward.

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Total System Balancing Training

Our Training Courses

Our Training Courses

TAB Professional

Testing Adjusting and Balancing of HVAC and Control Systems

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TAB Fundamentals Course

TAB Fundamentals course is an optimal mix of classroom instruction, practical training, and problem-solving challenges. Classroom instruction is an essential component of the course, as it provides the foundational knowledge of HVAC thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, psychrometrics, electricity, TAB equations, safety, systems, refrigeration and equipment. Practical training provides students with hands on experience using state- of- the- art equipment and instruments to apply classroom learning by measuring air and water system velocity, flow, pressure and temperature, electrical voltage and current and fan rotational speed. Problem-solving challenges in class, during practical exercises and assigned in daily homework help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills which are essential for a TAB technician’s success. EAB’s instructors with decades of industry experience offer students proficiency in using air, water, and electrical instrumentation, making balancing calculations, conducting duct traverses, adjusting belts and sheaves, and understanding HVAC systems, equipment, and components.

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: 20 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 15 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours
This course develops the following skills:
  • Apply Basic TAB Formulas and Calculations

  • Utilize basic TAB Instrumentation and Measurements
       - Flow Capture Hood and Digital Manometer
       - Contact and Contactless Tachometers
       - Electrical Meter (Clamp and Multimeter)
       - Digital Thermometer and Psychrometer
       - Hydro-data Meter and Ultrasonic Flowmeter

  • Identify air and hydronics equipment and components

  • Collect and record equipment nameplate data

  • Safely take electrical measurements

  • Change speed of belt driven fans

  • Explain the refrigeration vapor compression cycle

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: 20 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 15 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours

Upcoming Dates

  • September 9, 2024 - September 13, 2024 

  • November 11, 2024 - November 15, 2024 

The class schedule is as follows.
Day 1: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Day 4: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 5: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch provided.

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To learn more about our training programs or to register to attend, please contact our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn.

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TAB Basic Air & Water Systems

The goal of the TAB Basic Air & Water Systems professional course is to provide students with practical skills that make them job-ready upon completion of the course to organize and balance a mid-size commercial building HVAC system. The course is an optimal mix of classroom instruction, practical training, and problem-solving challenges. Classroom instruction is an essential component of the course, as it provides an understanding of construction documents and foundational knowledge of HVAC air leakage testing, air & water balancing procedures, control sequences, duct system effects, kitchen ventilation systems, acoustics, and pre-TAB procedures. Students apply the classroom instruction with practical training that includes performing a leakage test, balancing three different air systems, verifying a functioning air handler’s controls, trouble shooting a fan, measuring sound pressures, and balancing a mockup of eleven air handler hydronic coils. Problem-solving challenges in class, during practical exercises and assigned in daily homework, help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills which are essential for a TAB professional’s success. EAB’s instructors, with decades of industry experience, offer students proficiency in performing Total System Balancing tasks or procedures.

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals Course with 2-5 years of TAB experience; participants must have a thorough understanding of instrumentation, equipment and components, and fundamental TAB calculations (electrical, fan laws, pump laws, psychrometrics, density correction, and heat transfer).
Classroom Instruction Time: 25 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 10 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours
This course develops the following skills:
  • Demonstrate preparation and site observations for TAB

  • Explain functional design intent of basic air and water systems

  • Recognize design intent of basic control sequences

  • Demonstrate balancing procedures for constant volume air and water systems

  • Demonstrate balancing procedures for terminal units and variable volume air systems

  • Explain duct pressure testing methods

  • Describe kitchen ventilation testing methods

  • Demonstrate sound measurement procedures

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals Course with 2-5 years of TAB experience; participants must have a thorough understanding of instrumentation, equipment and components, and fundamental TAB calculations (electrical, fan laws, pump laws, psychrometrics, density correction, and heat transfer).
Classroom Instruction Time: 25 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 10 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours

Upcoming Dates

  • September 23, 2024 - September 27, 2024 

  • November 18, 2024 - November 22, 2024 

The class schedule is as follows.
Day 1: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 4: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 5: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch provided.

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To learn more about our training programs or to register to attend, please contact our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn.

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TAB Control Systems Verification

The TAB Control Systems Verification course is a blended learning experience that combines traditional classroom instruction with practical training and problem-solving challenges. Classroom instruction is an essential component of the course as it provides the foundational knowledge of control theory, networking, programming, sensor types, control devices, calibration, sequence verification, safety devices, and circuits. Practical training, aided by custom workstations emulating an HVAC system, reinforces students’ foundational knowledge. Problem-solving challenges, during the practical exercises and assigned in the daily homework, help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills which are essential for a TAB professional’s success. The goal of the TAB Control Systems Verification course is to provide students with practical skills that make them job-ready to conduct control systems verification requirements of Total System Balancing of basic HVAC systems found in commercial and institutional buildings.

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals and TAB Basic Air & Water Systems courses with 3-5 years of TAB experience; participants must have a thorough understanding of HVAC equipment and components, TAB procedures, and system design intent.
Classroom Instruction Time: 12 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 8 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 12 Hours
This course develops the following skills:
  • Recognize basic control concepts and signals

  • Manipulate and test various types of sensors and outputs

  • Explain and test safety devices and circuits

  • Demonstrate point verification procedures

  • Apply control point troubleshooting techniques

  • Identify sensor calibration procedures

  • Practice control sequence verification procedures

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals and TAB Basic Air & Water Systems courses with 3-5 years of TAB experience; participants must have a thorough understanding of HVAC equipment and components, TAB procedures, and system design intent.
Classroom Instruction Time: 12 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 8 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 12 Hours

Upcoming Dates

  • June 3, 2024 - June 5, 2024 

  • October 28, 2024 - October 30, 2024 

The class schedule is as follows.
Day 1: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Learn More

To learn more about our training programs or to register to attend, please contact our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn.

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TAB Advanced Air & Water Systems

The TAB Advanced Air & Water Systems course teaches Total System Balancing of specialty systems a TAB professional must know to pass the AABC Test and Balance Engineer’s (TBE) Exam. The course is an optimal mix of classroom instruction, practical training, and problem-solving challenges. Classroom instruction is an essential component of the course, as it provides an understanding of underfloor air distribution (UFAD), psychrometrics, smoke control testing, domestic hot water balancing, energy recovery, laboratory HVAC, healthcare HVAC, chilled beams, humidifiers, steam fundamentals, vibration testing, cooling tower capacity testing, chilled water systems, and heating systems. Students apply the classroom instruction with practical training using EAB’s Training Center which has working demonstrators of most systems including a functioning lab. Problem-solving challenges, in class during practical exercises and assigned in daily homework, help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills which are essential for a senior TAB professional’s success. EAB’s instructors, with decades of industry experience, offer students proficiency in performing Total System Balancing tasks or procedures of complex HVAC systems found in healthcare, research, manufacturing, industrial, and mission critical facilities.

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals, TAB Basic Air & Water Systems, and TAB Control Systems Verification courses with a minimum of 8-10 years of TAB experience.
Classroom Instruction Time: 25 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 10 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours
This course develops the following skills:
  • Explain underfloor air distribution (UFAD)

  • Verify smoke control system operation.

  • Balance a single lab system

  • Explain and balance basic healthcare HVAC systems

  • Laboratory and Healthcare Ventilation

  • Domestic hot water recirculation system balancing

  • Analyze and solve complex psychrometric processes

  • Describe advanced central plant testing and control strategies

  • Describe and compute capacity testing calculations for cooling towers

  • Perform TAB for common energy recovery systems.

  • Balance chilled beam air and water

  • State a TAB professional’s steam system procedures

  • Take vibration measurement of HVAC rotating equipment

Prerequisites: TAB Fundamentals, TAB Basic Air & Water Systems, and TAB Control Systems Verification courses with a minimum of 8-10 years of TAB experience.
Classroom Instruction Time: 25 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 10 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: 24 Hours

Upcoming Dates

  • May 20, 2024 - May 24, 2024 

  • December 9, 2024 - December 13, 2024 

The class schedule is as follows.
Day 1: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 4: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Day 5: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Learn More

To learn more about our training programs or to register to attend, please contact our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn.

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Commissioning Provider

Building Commissioning of Electrical and Life Safety Systems

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Commissioning Electrical Power Systems

The Commissioning Electrical Power Systems course teaches students with limited electrical knowledge the commissioning process for Standard Power Systems, Emergency Power Systems, and Lighting Control Systems. Offering comprehensive instructions in classroom and practical formats, students learn the completion of electrical System Verification Checklists (SVCs) and Functional Performance Tests (FPTs). The Electrical Power Systems covers power fundamentals, equipment, coordination studies, applicable codes, and much more. It aims to impart a basic understanding of electrical fundamentals and commercial building power systems, including NETA testing for key components. The Emergency Power Systems focuses on emergency power components, sequencing, and testing, ensuring participants gain proficiency in emergency power equipment and functionality. Meanwhile, the Lighting Control Systems delves into energy code requirements, lighting control devices, and commissioning best practices, with a goal of proficient understanding in these areas. At the conclusion of the course, the participant performs a commissioning exercise of a commercial building’s power, emergency power and lighting systems under the supervision of an experienced commissioning provider.

  • Electrical system SVCs and FPTs
  • Electrical Theory
  • Overview of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Motors, Starters, and VFDs
  • Overload, Overcurrent, and Short Circuit Protection
  • Overview of NFPA 110/111 Standard on Stored Electrical Energy and Emergency Power Systems
  • Overview of NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code
  • NETA Testing
  • Equipment Review – Panelboards, Lighting Panels, Switchboard/Distribution Panels, Switchgear, Emergency Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Lighting Control
Prerequisites: 3-5 years of building commissioning experience is required
Classroom Instruction Time: 20 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 16 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD
This course develops the following skills:
  • Electrical Systems SVCs and FPTs

  • Electrical Theory

  • Overview of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Motors, Starters, and VFDs

  • Overload, Overcurrent, and Short Circuit Protection

  • Overview of NFPA 110/111 Standard on Stored Electrical Energy and Emergency Power Systems

  • Overview of NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code

  • NETA Testing

  • Equipment Review – Panelboards, Lighting Panels, Switchboard/Distribution Panels, Switchgear, Emergency Power

  • Renewable Energy

  • Lighting Control

Prerequisites: 3-5 years of building commissioning experience is required
Classroom Instruction Time: 20 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 16 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

Upcoming Dates

  • November 4, 2024 - November 8, 2024 

The class schedule is as follows.
Day 1: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 3: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 4: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 5: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Learn More

To learn more about our training programs or to register to attend, please contact our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn.

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Commissioning Plumbing Systems

The Commissioning Plumbing Systems course is a comprehensive program of instruction that will provide both classroom and technical instruction on all aspects of plumbing systems in modern commercial buildings. The course will cover relevant codes and standards as well as basic design intent of supply systems, storm and sewer systems as well as renewable systems such as rainwater harvesting and greywater reclamation. The course will include detailed instruction on supply pressure boosting equipment, tanks and level controls, pressure reducing valves, and hot water circulation systems. Participants will have a mix of classroom instruction and technical hands-on demonstrations. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will have a proficient understanding of design intent and functionality of typical commercial building plumbing systems.

Prerequisites: None; 3-5 years of design or building commissioning experience is recommended
Classroom Instruction Time: 6 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 2 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD
Prerequisites: None; 3-5 years of design or building commissioning experience is recommended
Classroom Instruction Time: 6 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 2 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Commissioning Life Safety Systems

The Commissioning Life Safety Systems course is a detailed program of instruction that will provide both classroom and technical instruction on life safety code requirements and functionality for control of fire alarm, fire suppression and smoke control systems. The course will cover fire sprinkler system components and controls, dry-pipe systems, fire pumps and controllers, fire tanks and level controls, flow testing and fire alarm monitoring and integration. The course will also include detailed instruction on testing fire alarms systems and engineered smoke control systems in large commercial, healthcare and public assembly facilities. Participants will have a mix of classroom instruction and technical hands-on demonstrations. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will have a proficient understanding of life safety code requirements in addition to operation, testing and commissioning best practices of fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems and engineered smoke control systems.

Prerequisites: None; Successful completion of the Commissioning Emergency Power Systems course as well as 3-5 years of design or building commissioning experience is recommended
Classroom Instruction Time: 6 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 2 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD
Prerequisites: None; Successful completion of the Commissioning Emergency Power Systems course as well as 3-5 years of design or building commissioning experience is recommended
Classroom Instruction Time: 6 Hours
Hands-On Instruction Time: 2 Hours
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Construction Manager

TAB and Building Commissioning Concepts for Contractors

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Construction Manager – Commissioning Process Implementation

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Construction Manager – Control Systems

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Construction Manager – Power/Lighting Systems

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Construction Manager – HVAC Systems

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Design Professional

Mechanical and Electrical Technical Training for Consulting Engineers

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Design Professional – TAB Fundamentals

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Design Professional – Hydronic System Applications

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Building Operator

HVAC and Electrical Systems Fundamentals for Operations and Maintenance Personnel

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Building Operator – Building Operator Course

Prerequisites: None
Classroom Instruction Time: Hours TBD
Hands-On Instruction Time: Hours TBD
AABC Continuing Education Credits: Hours TBD

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Learn About Our Training Programs

EAB has developed exclusive competency-based learning programs to provide practical industry training. Instructor-led classes with hands-on demonstrations offer enhanced learning opportunities to introduce and reinforce skills. The multidisciplinary courses will increase proficiencies needed for total system balancing, building commissioning, control sequence verification of HVAC systems, building optimization and much more.

The Difference Is Our Training Team

As experts in our field, our team is specifically trained, equipped, and technically astute in all markets we serve.

Justin Garner

Vice President
Branch Manager

Bill Chalmers

Technical Training Manager

Derek Glenn

Training Center Manager

Gaylon Richardson

Past President
Training Instructor

Tom Schlachter

Training Instructor

Jason Hauska

Sr. Project Manager
Training Instructor

Spencer Kelley

Laboratory Supervisor
Training Instructor

Houston Training Center

Address

604 Spring Hill Dr Ste 140, Spring, TX 77386

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