Air Systems Balancing and Testing Service Inc., has a fifty year history of providing quality work.
Our customers include major corporations, universities, mechanical contractors, institutions and hospitals.
The work we do is certified by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), the Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) and is guaranteed by them.
These organizations ensure that we possess the applied knowledge, calibrated instrumentation, and extensive field experience to test and balance all system components for optimal performance and to obtain maximum energy efficiency.
-Testing and Balancing, Air and Hydronic
-Cleanroom Performance Testing (CPT)
- Annual and Periodic Testing
-Building Systems Commissioning
-Fire and Smoke Damper Testing
-Duct Leakage and Pressure Testing
-Indoor Air Quality
All our technicians have completed a minimum of four years of training and possess all the necessary skills and knowledge to complete complicated projects. The measuring instruments they use are the best available and are verified for calibration on a regular basis.
All personnel work safe and have completed the OSHA Ten-hour Safety Course. Most of our technicians have graduated from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 46 apprenticeship program which teaches all aspects of HVAC, including TAB. This program is the most comprehensive testing and balancing training available in Upstate New York.
Our personnel have attended other HVAC and safety classes too numerous to mention here including MCC's HVAC program.
In 2017 Air Systems was awarded the first-place national trophy in the SMACNA Safety Excellence Awards Program for the lowest injury / illness rate in the 1-25,000-man hours category.
Environmental systems are designed to provide a proper balance of air movement, temperature and humidity to create a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.
In order for these systems to perform as designed, testing and balancing is needed. Without proper TAB (testing, adjusting and balancing), an environmental system can rarely meet all the objectives set by the design engineer. Research has proven that proper TAB will improve HVAC performance in terms of comfort and health, reduce maintenance costs by uncovering potential problems and provide 5 to 15% savings in energy costs.
Air Systems is now NEBB Certified in Cleanroom Performance Testing.
We are the only firm located in Upstate New York with this internationally recognized and respected distinction.
CPT is the act of evaluating the performance of a cleanroom by performing a series of defined tests with prescribed procedures and reporting requirements.
Primary cleanroom tests include:
Airflow Velocity, Volume and Uniformity
HEPA Filter Installation Leak Test
Airborne Particle Count Cleanliness Classification
OSHA requires annual testing of laboratory fume hoods. Air Systems Balancing tests the face velocity at multiple points to determine if the fume hood is working as intended. If it is not, we take the steps necessary to help resolve the problem. Air Systems Balancing can test and balance any kind of exhaust system, including: paint spray booths and dust collection systems.
Hospital isolation rooms, operating rooms and nuclear imaging rooms should be tested on a scheduled basis to verify the required air changes per hour and room pressurization. Air Systems Balancing performs this work for several hospitals to help protect public health.
Building Systems Commissioning is a disciplined procedure designed to provide a building owner with a completed building operating as designed and specified. Its intent is to furnish a building owner with a high degree of assurance that equipment and systems have been installed in the prescribed manner and will operate according to the performance guidelines. Air Systems Balancing is a NEBB & ICB/TABB Certified Commissioning Administrator and is prepared to offer a full range of Commissioning services.
Fire dampers, smoke dampers, and combination fire smoke dampers are hidden from view but they play an important role in passive fire protection by preventing fire and smoke from spreading through a facility.
The significant protection capabilities of fire dampers to life and property are now widely recognized by facility managers throughout the United States. More and more Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and building owners are requiring fire dampers to be operational tested and maintained on a regular basis.
AHJs are requiring operational tests to determine if the damper will function when needed in order to resist the spread of fire. All the dampers installed in a building must be tested prior to occupancy and again one year later under normal operating conditions. After that, fire damper inspection and testing requirements are every four years and every six years for healthcare facilities.
During fire damper testing, our certified technicians make sure that the dampers open and close as designed. Operational testing normally involves removing the fusible link and letting the damper close. Once the damper has proven to close, it is reopened and the fuse link reinstalled.
We provide our customers with a comprehensive fire damper analysis report that notes all the important information about each of their devices. No matter what service you require, we help to keep you compliant with JCAHO and NFPA fire damper testing, inspection, and maintenance requirements.
Air Systems Balancing has the equipment and experience to test for duct leakage. We can test to very low loss systems at high pressures, such as for a process.