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T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E P R O F E S S I O N A L’ S C H O I C E   ■  ISSUE NO.

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Professionalism:
It’s Our Bottom Line
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Professionalism:
It’s Our Bottom Line
T
hey may not wear lab coats or carry stethoscopes, but the trained and the intelligence that is necessary to
certified professionals who care for mechanical systems in hospitals and coordinate space management with
health care facilities take pride in their professionalism. They are among other contractors, allowing us to fab-
the most valuable players on the teams that work to keep patients and staff safe, ricate material offsite.” DSI is respon-
healthy and comfortable in the indoor environments of America’s leading hos- sible for the full mechanical scope
pitals, clinics and specialty health care facilities. including duct work, HVAC piping
and all plumbing for DWV and the
In recognition of the unique chal- That’s why a company like Dynamic med-gas systems. There are stringent
lenges that the physical plants of Systems Inc. (DSI) has a leg up when requirements for installation for criti-
health care facilities present, increas- it comes to winning bids for mechani- cal systems such as medigas piping
ingly hospital administrators are cal contracting. DSI is one of several and only journeymen are allowed to
requiring specialized training and SMWIA signatory contractors work- do the installation.
certification before contractors can ing on major hospital projects in Opening up dialogue between
even qualify to bid on projects. South Texas. Jay Rohan, Sr. Vice health care administrators and con-
“Given the fact that a significant per- President for Labor at DSI, says tractors would seem to be an obvi-
centage of nosocomial infections con-
tracted by hospital patients are trans- “We have a special responsibility to see to it that everyone
mitted through airborne pathogens, working in a health facility understands how to minimize risks.”
we have a special responsibility to see — Mark Kenneday, Vice Chancellor for Medical Services, University of Arkansas
to it that everyone working in a health
facility understands how to minimize his company’s experience with BIM ous connection, but until contractors
those risks,” says Mark Kenneday, Vice (Building Information Modeling)— like Gowan Mechanical Services, an
Chancellor for Medical Services at the they’ve used CAD programs since EMCOR Group company in Texas,
University of Arkansas in Little Rock. 1993—is key to ensuring that “all began cold calling to discuss the ben-
From design to commissioning, the mechanical contractors on these efits of HVAC Fire Life Systems test-
maintenance to operations, owners projects are on the same page. We ing in Houston several years ago, no
demand full value for the dollars spent can easily exchange information. Our one had made the connection. When
on construction and renovation. software automatically brings in all Don Viningre of EMCOR’s Gowan
continued on p. 2

Also In This Issue TABB Staff


Case Study: Wing’s Testing & Balancing. . . . . . . . . .7 James Page  Administrator

New Metric: Study Proposes New Metrics John Hamilton  Chief Operating Officer
for Gauging Building Performance . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kevin Casey  Director of Certification

Value Chain: ICB/TABB—Leading the Way
Testing, Adjusting & Balancing Bureau
Toward Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. . . . 9
8403 Arlington Blvd, Suite 100
Problem Solving: Calculating Fairfax, VA 22031
a Dual Pump Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Phone: 800-458-6525  •  Fax: 703-683-7615
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Unless something goes


wrong, casual observers
rarely notice indoor air
temperature, humidity
or airflow. Behind the
scenes trained, experi-
enced specialists moni-
tor complex equipment,
electronic controls, and
on a regular schedule
check filters, fire and
smoke dampers and
document energy usage.

ICB/TABB encourages contractors to secure


professional training and specialty certifications.
Mechanical Services approached course and passing a 110-question In 2010, ICB/TABB’s training pro-
officials at several healthcare facili- examination developed by ASHE (the gram became the first (and remains
ties, including Memorial Hermann American Society of Health Care the only) HVAC industry group to
Healthcare Systems in Houston, he Engineers). earn ANSI accreditation for its certifi-
identified the American Society for “Passing this exam and securing cation process.
Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) as a the title of Certified Healthcare Whether they are designing and
natural partner interested in the bene- Constructor (CHC) shows that a con- installing the latest air handling
fits of services unique to TABB contrac- tractor has acquired a body of knowl- equipment, working as part of a com-
tors. “As an industry, we know HVAC edge and experience in the indus- missioning team assessing the overall
mechanical systems, design and build, try that is vital to understanding the performance of a building, or provid-
commissioning, hydronics, pressuriza- rigors of hospital operations,” said ing contractor crews to maintain an
tion, energy auditing and fire dampers Kenneday who also serves as ASHE’s HVAC system at peak performance,
as well as TAB services that extend to President. TABB-certified specialty contractors
compliance testing of laboratories and “As part of our drive to quality, and personnel play a vital role in
pharmacies,” Viningre points out, add- ICB/TABB encourages contractors to America’s health care industry.
ing: “Few administrators we meet know secure professional training and spe- Teams of ICB/TABB specialists also
or understand that one contractor can cialty certifications to strengthen the install fire life safety systems, inspect fire
supply all of the above and more, while foundation of their business. The chal- dampers, calibrate electronic controls
saving money on all of it.” lenge we all face is to keep pace with and compile real time energy use data.
Since 2010, nearly 500 contractors change and to master new skills that Hospital administrators credit fine-
have chosen to validate their com- will sustain our competitive edge and tuning by their ICB/TABB partners
petence in dealing with the special ultimately better serve the customer for saving millions in energy usage,
complications of working in health base,” explained John Hamilton, Chief dollars that can be added back to
care facilities by taking a two-day Operating Officer of ICB/TABB. health care operational budgets.

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Vincent Del Vacchio of Keystone Contractors and technicians who risk and maximize the efficiency of
Balance in Philadelphia has been in have earned their specialty certifi- indoor systems.
the forefront of another new technol- cations through the International Along the interstate corridors that
ogy to benefit both the health care Certification Board/Testing and link Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin
and R&D industries. Del Vacchio’s Balancing Bureau (ICB/TABB) are and San Antonio, contractors are hard
work with variable frequency drives the “go-to” source that health care at work on major hospital construction
and fume hoods, has produced big administrators rely upon to minimize projects that are likely continued on p. 4
savings for customers who operate
laboratories. He recently concluded a
series of installations in laboratories
on the campuses of Villanova and
Ryder University.
A veteran of 40 years in the HVAC
business, Del Vacchio says training
and many years of experience working
in pharmaceutical facilities has given
him particular insights. “I’ve built and
renovated specialty rooms, including
vivariums to house research animals.
Our work has evolved with the science.
Labs may have problems maintaining
pressurization and thanks to our expe-
rience, we sometimes find that the
solution can be as simple as filling hol-
low door jambs to eliminate sources
of air leakage.” Solving problems and
saving money for customers forges a
strong bond between companies like Workers install a fume
Keystone and the clients they serve. hood in Philadelphia.

SMWIA Local 105 in Southern California trains technicians


on facets of health care construction and operations in this
state-of-the-art clean room testing facility.

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continued from p. 3
to keep them busy for the next several The physical plant that houses biologic waste. It all presents addi-
years. Among these are new construc- patients, medical staff and all the tional design and technology chal-
tion and expansion of the University modern and expensive high tech lenges for contractors and technicians
Hospital System at San Antonio, a new equipment associated with 21st working in health care facilities.
massive facility, Darnall Memorial, at Century medicine plays a critical role Health care facilities—whether
Ft. Hood, and a $1.3 billion expansion in the delivery of first rate health care. they are large complex hospital build-
at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Similar Whether a patient lives or dies can ings, or small specialized clinics or
projects are underway in Austin and depend not merely on the skill of a laboratories—are intensely utilized
Houston. surgeon but also upon the proper per- buildings, meaning that their air
formance of thousands of vital com- exchangers, HVAC systems and occu-
Hospitals and specialized health
ponents—air exchangers, chillers, pant safety networks have more strin-
care facilities are the toughest test of
filters, fans, ducts, diverters, motors, gent compliance standards than other
mechanical systems and those who
sensors and controls. commercial structures.
install and maintain them.
There are complex space require- Even taking into account the reces-
Hospital buildings are subjected to ments and precise temperature and sion and a continued sluggish econ-
intense use around the clock, 365 days humidity parameters for sensitive spe- omy, health care construction spend-
a year. People are born and die inside cialized medical equipment—scan- ing grew by 68 percent between 2002
those walls and the task of sustaining ners, x-rays, laboratories, lasers and and 2012, to a total of $40.1 billion.
hygienic indoor environments that robotic operating tools. Design and Some 75% of that spending is for pri-
minimize the risk of transmitting bac- performance demands are rigid for vate facilities; the balance represents
teria and viruses falls to technicians clean rooms, fume hoods and cabi- spending on federal, state and local
and the contractors that employ them. nets used in the disposal of hazardous government facilities.
As with the health care industry in
general, education, specialization and
Lonnie Lentz of Mueller & Wilson
checks controls at the Methodist professionalism have become critical
Medical Center in San Antonio. elements for designers, developers,
contractors and technicians in health
facility construction.
Hospitals are no longer just brick and
mortar structures. Instead of sterile
hallways and cookie cutter rooms with
beds, 21st century health care facili-
ties are filled with sophisticated elec-
tronics: scanners, nuclear medicine,
countless monitors and thousands of
electronic connections. Instead of
large storerooms set aside for metal
filing cabinets and paper forms, hos-
pitals need specially designed rooms
for computer servers and data storage.
Chillers and HVAC systems must be
specialized beyond mere comfort; they
must be designed to minimize the risk
of HAIs (healthcare associated infec-
tions). Likewise, every individual in the
decision chain for health care facilities
must be conversant with the concept of
risk assessment and tactics to minimize
those risks. Many lives and millions of
dollars hang in the balance.
Dale Knowlton, with Mueller and
Wilson Mechanical in San Antonio,
holds certification from ICB TABB as
continued on p. 6

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a Fire Life Safety supervisor and as a
TAB supervisor. He and his company
This perfect storm is also imposing
added responsibilities for the indus- How ICB/
have been with the Methodist Medical
Center in San Antonio for 13 years.
try at every level to elevate its educa-
tional standards and professionalism.
TABB certified
Originally hired for construction at Organizations such as ASHE and oth- professionals
the hospital, Knowlton coordinated
with the Center’s facilities personnel
ers recognize the importance of per-
formance standards and have created
serve the
handling testing and balancing. The
company’s role has grown to include
a number of educational programs
accompanied by certification require-
health care
fire damper repairs, maintaining air ments for contractors and technicians industry:
exchanges in the Center’s four build- to ensure standardized performance
ings (including operating rooms and for critical systems.
other patient care areas) and testing About three years ago, ASHE began
• Using proprietary
and balancing, all of which keeps developing a process to qualify con- Benchmark Software,
eight Mueller and Wilson technicians struction professionals. According to they design, build, install,
busy virtually year round. Kenneday, “Certification is critical monitor and repair
mechanical and control
“Health care is a growth industry and it offers the promise systems.
of steady work for contractors who are willing to do
the homework required to equip themselves for the challenges. • They play the lead role in
It just makes good business sense to keep up minimizing exposure to
with the industry and earn every certification you can get.” biohazards and airborne
— Don Viningre, EMC Corp contaminants.

As scientific knowledge about to develop a pool of capable indi- • Hospital administrators


viruses and bacteria has expanded, viduals. It makes the bidding process rely on TABB specialists
entire medical specialties have grown smoother.” to maximize energy effi-
up around biologics and infection The ASHE Healthcare Construction ciency by balancing com-
control. So, hospitals need space for Certificate (HCC) workshop com- plex operational systems.
laboratories—necessitating clean bines a prerequisite e-learning pro-
Periodic maintenance,
rooms, fume hoods and specialized gram and a two-day seminar that edu-
storage cabinets to isolate and dispose cates attendees on critical topics in fine tuning and exploiting
of hazardous substances. health care construction. Participants the latest energy saving
There was a time when patients gain an understanding of the latest technology can produce
might spend days or even weeks in a compliance issues in health care con- savings that not only pay
hospital room. Today, few patients— struction and what owners, staff, and for themselves, but often
even those undergoing major surger- patients expect of constructors work-
provide funds for other
ies—are admitted for more than one ing in the health care environment.
or two days. So, rooms have become Since ASHE created its Certified
vital operations.
nodes or clusters where three or four Constructor program nearly 500 con-
• ICB-certified HVAC Fire
patients can be easily monitored by tractors have taken the requisite two-
nurses and technicians. day course and successfully passed the Life Safety professionals
Meanwhile, the evolution of BIM 110-question exam, Kenneday says. inspect and document
and new efficiencies in HVAC systems, “Health care is a growth industry operations of fire damp-
controls and fume hoods have created and it offers the promise of steady ers and related equipment
significant operational savings that work for contractors who are willing to protect against smoke
administrators can tap to pay for new to do the homework required to equip
and fire hazards and
construction and renovation. It’s a themselves for the challenges,” says
perfect storm enabling the health care Don Viningre of EMC Corp. “It just
ensure compliance with
industry to expand and adapt while makes good business sense to keep fire code requirements.
infusing the sheet metal industry with up with the industry and earn every
expanding opportunities. certification you can get.” ■

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Case Study: Wing’s Testing & Balancing

Providing One-Stop
Shopping for a
Major New York Hospital
By Matthew Cole, LEED AP BD&C

W
orking in the healthcare envi- also trained North Shore LIJ’s in-
ronment is challenging and house HVAC staff in methods of test-
rewarding at the same time. ing and the correct use of instruments
It has been documented that more for their daily rounds. ICB Certified ASHRAE 110 testing
people die from infections they receive As certified TABB Technicians and of the fume hoods on campus, and
in the hospital environment than from Supervisors, we not only document HEPA filter testing-in-place.
the diseases that sent them for care. As the results of our testing, but we are We are currently assisting in the
a TABB Technician and Supervisor, my also trained and qualified to adjust development of a scheduled mainte-
work in hospitals is extremely impor- the systems we test. At Lenox Hill, we nance program for Lenox Hill and
tant. It helps provide a safe, comfortable were able to adjust systems that were additional training for the in-house
environment for staff and patients. underperforming and bring rooms staff that will keep the campus run-
Our firm, Wing’s Testing & into compliance with codes and ning smoothly and efficiently.
Balancing, performs numerous guidelines. The hospital is pleased Our goal in our healthcare work is
projects for major hospitals in New with the results, since we provide a to leverage our training and certifica-
England and New York City. From ‘one-stop shop’ for them. We have bal- tions to become the ‘go-to’ company
consulting, to plan review, to perfor- anced renovation and project work for for our hospital client’s HVAC needs.
mance testing, to commissioning and
maintenance, our goal is to be part Our goal in our healthcare work is to leverage
of the hospital’s team. Our success our training and certifications to become the ‘go-to’ company
is a function of our ability to work for our hospital client’s HVAC needs.
directly with the owner. That allows
us to develop strong relationships so the Hospital, and we have performed The management of these high per-
that hospital management knows who plan reviews for major infrastructure formance buildings understand that
to call when they have any question upgrades on the campus. our ICB and TABB certifications are
about HVAC. Our TABB HVAC Fire Life Safety value-added. Even though a given
certifications have proved useful project might not need the expertise
New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital in reviewing testing reports for the of a particular certification, owners
Lenox Hill Hospital joined the North hospital. In the process we have feel more comfortable that techni-
Shore LIJ health system in 2010. uncovered some gaps in the report- cians trained in multiple specialties
Arriving onsite, the North Shore LIJ ing. Survey work on systems has are staffing their jobs.
Team faced challenges to ensure com- sometimes found unaccounted for TABB contractors can start these
pliance with healthcare regulations in fire/smoke dampers, or dampers that types of relationships by offering air
the environment of care. Wing’s collab- were in need of repair. change and pressurization testing for
orated with North Shore LIJ to develop Our filtration certifications with hospitals. At a minimum, this work
a scheduled testing program for operat- NAFA have proved valuable as we will need to be done annually for
ing rooms and specialized areas which meet with suppliers to the hospital, Joint Commission compliance. Our
need to comply with pressurization and review filtration efficiencies for AHJ on-site presence for regular testing
air change regulations. compliance, and ensure maintenance often leads to additional projects, all
While Wing’s performs monthly, is being properly performed. while we help to provide a safe and
quarterly and annual measurements We are also now in discussions with comfortable environment to staff,
of many rooms and systems, we have hospital management to perform the patients and visitors. ■

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new metric
Study Proposes New Metrics
for Gauging Building Performance

A
study undertaken by the National Center for The “Scientific Outreach Program,” as described in a
Energy Management and Building Technologies scholarly paper jointly authored by engineer Jim Woods
(NCEMBT) four years ago asked the question: are and NEMI’s Davor Novosel as a project of NCEMBT, is
buildings performing as intended? According to the study, slowly moving the dialogue forward in an effort to address
the answer is “seldom.” public policy and to develop market transformation.
In commercial buildings, the perfect balance between “There are indications that the federal government is
energy efficiency and occupant acceptability continues to be interested in our findings, but none of this stuff moves
an elusive target despite the mountains of information on quickly and that’s probably as it should be given the mul-
energy usage that has been collected over the past 30 years. titude of considerations. Improving how we use energy in
Along with a general dearth of useful metrics to validly commercial structures will remain a work in progress for
assess performance, the introduction of new terminology, many years to come,” Novosel said.
such as “high performance buildings,” has prodded stake- The authors dismiss the use of the Energy Utilization
holders to take a fresh look at how to improve data defining Index (EUI) as a standalone metric because it does not
efficient building operations and to enable stakeholders to quantify the effectiveness of how that energy is used.
take specific steps to address performance shortcomings. After all, Woods points out, “you can drive energy usage
down to zero by clos-
Forcing Response
ing a building, but that
Functions Functions would be absurd.”
Nevertheless, EUI has
Physical
Factors
cost been the standard mea-
Factors sure for some 30 years.
· S ources It has been adopted in
· First Costs
· Building
· O&M Costs federal regulation and
Systems
· Other Costs
legislation despite its
· Exposures shortcomings. Similarly,
the authors say, award-
ing green “credits” for
design options that
Personal
Human merely reduce energy
Factors
Responses
usage based on EUI
· Intrinsic Occupant
· Objective Performance
Productivity such as the case in
· Adaptive LEED construction do
· Perceptive
· P sychological/ Motivating not account for effective
· Affective
Environmental Factors energy use.
· Risk Perception
· Economic
While conceding that
Motivators EUI does address scien-
· Other tific-technical issues of
Social Motivators building performance,
Factors
Woods and Novosel set
· Secular Trends
· S ocial Factors
in Mini-
[ Human
Factors [ Figure 1. Extended rational model for
evaluation of Human Response, Occupant
out to determine how
to add measurable val-
Performance, and Productivity ues for other such real
environment
world considerations as

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occupant health and safety, productiv-


ity, lighting and acoustics and general
comfort to arrive at more precise per-
formance measurements. They came
up with an Acceptability Index Value
(AIV) which is a ratio of the EUI mixed
with responses of building occupants to
surveys that assess other environmen-
tal factors, such as lighting, acoustics,
temperature and productivity issues.
This new metric sets a number derived
from measurements and from care-
fully crafted occupant surveys to enable
interested parties to identify exactly
A rigorous training regimen strengthens the ICB/TABB value chain. This certified TAB lab in Boston,
how to improve building conditions to enables instructors from Local 17 to present real world challenges for technicians to solve.
reach performance targets.
The paper points out that during
the lifespan of a typical commercial
structure, transformations occur due
Value Chain
to changes in the original purpose of
the building and changing functions of
ICB/TABB—Leading the Way Toward
its occupants. Other factors that miti- Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
gate against perfect operation include

T
the quality of maintenance, the types of he link between HVAC technology and overall building perfor-
repairs and renovations that take place, mance and sustainability seems obvious today, but as recently as
and changes in the costs of owning the 1990s, there were few who understood just how vital that con-
and operating the building. All these nection could be until the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau
variables need to be accounted for to was founded in 2001. It was at that point industry professionals laid
get a snapshot of how any building is out a straight line—from concept and design through construction
working on a given day. and installation to operations and maintenance—enabling a holistic
The authors also noted that account- approach to HVAC. Since then, scientists, engineers, contractors and
ability for building performance technicians have jointly perfected a comprehensive approach toward
remains undefined. Should it be the sustainability. In the process, ICB/TABB has become the first and
designers and architects, owners, facil- only HVAC systems testing, adjusting and balancing organization to
ities personnel, or all of the above? earn official accreditation from the American National Standards
In the final steps of the research Institute (ANSI).
project, the authors tested their ANSI’s accreditation reflects the rigorous training regimen provided
theory on a set of seven buildings by the more than 160 Local Joint Apprenticeship and Training pro-
selected from criteria established grams nationwide where TABB technicians master vital skills with the
by the NCEMBT and the National support of the International Training Institute (ITI) of the SMWIA,
Institute of Building Sciences. TABB contractors and all the members of the Sheet Metal and Air
According to Woods and Novosel Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA).
“only a fraction of the available data As the term implies, sustainability is an ongoing concern. Sheet
are sufficiently valid and reliable metal workers and TABB contractors are the critical links in the build-
to establish new metrics.” They sug- ing performance value chain—keeping HVAC systems functional and
gest convening a charrette of stake- efficient long after the initial design and planning. And, the savings
holders to identify and document and return on investment accruing to stakeholders in commissioning;
other variables that could develop periodic re-commissioning; and testing, adjusting and balancing—as
other Figures of Merit to continu- well as regular system maintenance—can be dramatic.
ally improve the accuracy of per- Simple periodic adjustments to an HVAC system can yield energy
formance measurement while evolv- savings of from 5 to 15%. Advances exploiting new technology, such
ing new methods to improve perfor- as heat recovery and energy capture, high performance fans and more
mance at the same time. ■ can nudge those savings up even more significantly. ■

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Problem Solving
Industry Looks to Manufacturers for Better
Programs to Calculate Dual Pump Solutions

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By Matt Sano, Fisher Balancing Co., Williamstown, NJ

I n theory, all things are possible. In fact, achieving the possible


often requires trial and error.
That’s what confronted our team when we recently performed
a hydronic balancing operation in a 14-story research facility in
Philadelphia.

The customer’s air handling equip- building continuously, i.e., 24 hours


ment, using 100% outside air, serves per day, seven days a week, and other
35,000 square feet in multiple offices less-intensively used areas, such as the
and ground floor retail space, as well office and retail space, on an intermit-
as 32,000 square feet of vivarium tent basis.
research labs on two of the 14 floors. The system’s hydronic piping has a Each pump has the capacity to deliver
This diversity of space with very dif- differential pressure (DP) sensor at the 2,500 gpm. However, in the process of
ferent characteristics and indoor air riser, but no automatic vent to bleed off system testing we found that running
requirements presents a challenge to air when water is added. Consequently, these parallel pumps at full speed
the HVAC system. The geography readings from the DP sensor are likely only supplied a maximum of 3,750
of the region requires both sensible to be skewed and unreliable—send- gpm—21% below optimum.
seasonal cooling and a high level of ing signals that unnecessarily slow the The effect on the system varies as
dehumidification. pumps down and limit performance of the units modulate the controls on
Our focus was the chilled water sys- the HVAC system. the variable frequency drives and the
tem which supplies some areas of the In theory, we should be able to cal- control valve. With the current two
parallel operational pumps and one
culate a pump curve
standby, the system could not keep
and performance
up with demand for all the spaces. An
based on the variables
unreliable DP sensor further compli-
of rated pump capac-
cates the problem, indicating higher
ity, pressure, head and
levels of pressure than actually exist
required flow. In fact,
and slowing down the pumps.
simply inserting a sec-
Achieving proper system effect
ond pump—either
requires verification in the field
in a parallel or serial
where actual usage may get very dif-
conf iguration— cre-
ferent results than theoretical calcu-
ates a system effect lations provide; in other words, trial
that is typically some- and error.
what less than the We recommended installing a third
simple total of the pump to meet the cooling load dur-
system resistance and ing periods of peak demand. That
flow capacity of the pump would go off-line as the load
two pumps combined. decreases. This pump would be in
In this case, the addition to the stand-by pump which
connected coils in gives the system redundancy.
the customer’s system Although all the standard texts
have the capacity to provide handy pump curve calcula-
deliver 4,700 gallons tions to gauge pump sizes and system
per minute (gpm). capacities, no one has, as yet, come
The system has three up with a system to input onsite real
pumps—two online world data that brings in all the vari-
and one de-energized ables we find at the jobsite. Hey, man-
for standby service. ufacturers, are you listening? ■

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Your will also learn how our profes-


sionally trained testing, adjusting and
balancing technicians maximize
building performance, reduce costs
and improve energy efficiency for
your stakeholders.

ICB/TABB professionals can contrib-


ute to your success at any stage—
from design/build to maintenance,
repair and operations.

Contact John Hamilton


to request a
lunch and learn today:

jhamilton@tabbcertified.org

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