TAB Basic
Air & Water
Systems Course

TAB Basic Air & Water
Systems Course

Welcome to EAB Training!

We’re thrilled to embark on this journey together! This page serves as your comprehensive guide to all the essential information you need before attending EAB Training.

As always, if you have any other questions, please reach out to our Training Center Manager, Derek Glenn, at dglenn@eabcoinc.com.

What's Included in the Course?

– 5 Days of Instruction and Hands-on Training

– Resource Materials

– Instrumentation Instruction

– Daily Breakfast and Lunch

– 24 AABC CEUs

What's Included in the Course?

– 5 Days of Instruction and Hands-on Training

– Resource Materials

– Instrumentation Instruction

– Daily Breakfast and Lunch

– 24 AABC CEUs

What Should I Bring
to EAB Training?

Please bring:

– Calculator
– Safety Glasses
– Safety Gloves
– Mobile Device (capable of reading QR codes)

What Should I Bring
to EAB Training?

Please bring:

– Calculator
– Safety Glasses
– Safety Gloves
– Mobile Device (capable of reading QR codes)

What About Meals
and Snacks?

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be included for EAB Training Students.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Email Derek Glenn at dglenn@eabcoinc.com.

What About Meals
and Snacks?

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be included for EAB Training Students.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Email Derek Glenn at dglenn@eabcoinc.com.

TAB Basic Air & Water Systems

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

  • May 6, 2024 - May 10, 2024 

  • 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.

Learn More

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

Contact Our Training Center Manager

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

  • May 6, 2024 - May 10, 2024 

  • 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.

Learn More

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

Contact Our Training Center Manager

Daily Agenda

Daily Agenda

Day One

7:30 am

Breakfast and Welcome

Construction Specifications

Mechanical Plans

Contract and Document Changes

Submittal Review

12:00 pm

Lunch

Duct and ATU Leakage Demo

Pre-TAB Procedures

Constant Volume Systems Balancing Procedures

Proportional Balancing Classroom and Demo

 

5:00 pm
Homework

Day Two

7:30 am

Breakfast and Homework Review

ATU Balancing

Pressure Independent System Balancing

12:00 pm

Lunch

Balancing and Finalizing AHU Demo

5:00 pm

Homework

Day Three

7:30 am

Breakfast and Homework Review

Controls Documentation Review

Verify Controls on a VAV AHU Demo

Ductwork and System Airflow Problems

12:00 pm

Lunch

Troubleshooting Fans

Acoustics Classroom Instruction

Sound Measurement Demo

 

5:00 pm
Homework

Day Four

7:30 am

Breakfast and Homework Review

Kitchen System Testing

Refrigeration Classroom Instruction

12:00 pm

Lunch

Refrigeration Demo

Hydronics Classroom Instruction

5:00 pm

Homework

Day Five

7:30 am

Breakfast and Homework Review

Hydronics Balancing Procedures Demo

 

12:00 pm

Lunch & Dismissal

Your TAB Basic Air & Water Systems
Training Instructors

At EAB, our team of experts are uniquely equipped to train the next generation of TAB Professionals.

Bill Chalmers

Technical Training Manager

Derek Glenn

Training Center Manager

Gaylon Richardson

Past President
Training Instructor

Jason Hauska

Sr. Project Manager
Training Instructor

Terry Wright

Training Instructor

Spencer Kelley

Laboratory Supervisor
Training Instructor

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