Hanwell, NB

1967 Hanwell Road, Hanwell, NB, E3C 1Z5, Canada.


Smoke and Fire Damper Testing

Fire, smoke, and combination fire/smoke dampers are crucial pieces of equipment used to reduce the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. As with all fire protection and life safety equipment, fire and smoke dampers must be properly inspected, tested, and maintained to ensure that they will operate when needed.

Indoor Air Quality

Most Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems are system-related and can be traced back to poor ventilation. Basic IAQ investigations are performed, and the required air exchange rates are provided to ensure that the facility is receiving the appropriate air quantities.

Pre-Construction Plan Check and Construction Review

These services must be specified in addition to CAABC General Specifications; they are not required. These services will assist in achieving design intent, simplify the balance procedures, reduce the time required for balancing and substantially contribute to more efficient, economical system performance.

Duct Leakage Testing

This testing must be specified; it is not a required test in accordance with CAABC General Specifications. Duct leakage rate is measured and recorded. Unusual conditions are specified and leakage source is identified.

Verification of Control Systems

Controls are set to a proper fixed mode to prevent any changes during the balancing, and proper operation is verified.

Fume Hood Testing

Proper testing of the fume hood is crucial for a safe environment. Total flow quantities, both exhaust and supplies, as well as face velocities are adjusted in order to achieve effective performance of the fume hood exhaust system.

Total System Balance

The process of testing, adjusting and balancing HVAC systems to ensure operation is at the design intent. It requires the proper use of instrumentation, the skillful evaluation of readings and the ability to adjust the system to meet the design criteria. Members must also have the applied knowledge, accurate instrumentation and extensive field experience necessary to balance all system components for optimal performance. CAABC Certified Companies have the required personnel, expertise and instrumentation to provide the following building services

Air Distribution

Air quantities are measured according to CAABC National Standards and outlets are adjusted to design requirements.

Hydronic Balancing

Proportional fluid flow quantities are attained throughout hydronic systems in accordance with design requirements.

Sound and Vibration Testing

Sound pressure levels are measured with a properly calibrated meter in accordance with the contract specifications. Vibration of the HVAC components are measured and recorded for displacement and velocity where required by the project specifications.

Cooling Tower Performance Testing

As part of a complete system balance, the cooling tower is tested to determine its capacity to perform its specified duty. Measurements for cooling tower performance must be highly accurate for safety reasons.