The Series SAH SMART Air Hood® balancing instrument looks different than traditional air hoods, but that’s because it’s solving balancers’ problems in a new way. Take, for example, some feedback we received from Ken (a TAB technician) earlier this year.
Small, highly maneuverable air hood Ken was measuring standard 2’ x 2’ diffusers with our SMART Air Hood® balancing instrument and the new app. While taking measurements, he ran into an area with very little clearance. Continue reading “Air Balancing Success Story”
The current COVID-19 pandemic spread and breadth is unprecedented. Because of this, it is important that precautions are taken when reopening schools and office buildings. The question we find ourselves asking as professionals in the HVAC trade is this:
High quality, well-functioning test equipment is an important part of any balancer’s toolbox. As a balancer, your customers rely on you to keep their buildings comfortable, to help them meet federal building regulations, and to help them save energy and money. Your customers expect you to provide accurate readings, and in order to do so, you need to use reliable, calibrated test equipment. By regularly calibrating your equipment, you will be able to provide your customers with the excellent service they expect. Continue reading “Calibration Service Tiers”
You’re probably familiar with OEM products. But what about OEM calibration services?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and describes companies that make devices from component parts. Some OEMs also offer calibration services that are specific to the product you purchased from them. For many types of test equipment, annual calibration is necessary to ensure the measured values meet the original specifications. Sending your equipment back to the original manufacturer ensures the highest-quality calibration, giving you the confidence needed to effectively measure and test in your business. Continue reading “Why Choose the Original Equipment Manufacturer for Calibration Services?”
I often get asked, how should one simplify the hydronic balancing process? Since system blueprints will specify exactly where to set the balancing valves on the hydronic system to achieve proportional flow, it may seem simple enough for an installing contractor to determine the pressure drop through each circuit; however, hydronic systems are rarely installed exactly as designed. Continue reading “Work Smarter, Not Harder. Hydronic Balancing Simplified.”