TOTAL SYSTEM BALANCE

EAB is the leading authority in total system balancing and originally coined the term Total System Balance (TSB), now widely accepted as an industry benchmark. This comprehensive approach tests and validates every component of an HVAC system and encompasses the complete spectrum of air handling equipment, hydronic systems, and controls. EAB performs TSB on all HVAC systems and subsystems, confirming they perform at design intent and operate at optimum efficiency, which controls energy costs, reduces HVAC system malfunctions and ensures occupant comfort.
 

Our technically astute project managers, coordinators and supervisors develop and implement a test plan that covers all the components and verifies the appropriate interfacing between components. Our service includes reviewing documents and specifications during the design stage, construction observations, witnessing duct pressure tests, reviewing submittal data, and remitting reports with our observations.

We check for optimal noise, temperature, and airflow conditions, plus performance of pressurization and smoke control systems. Tests cover peak demand and seasonal conditions. A resolution-tracking document identifies deficiencies between the specified and observed performance. After deficiencies are corrected, we retest.

Our technical knowledge, unmatched thoroughness and continuous reliability is evident in our final product: the complete documentation of performance data that is easy for facility engineers and maintenance staff to reference.

Total System Balance

Building Annual Verification

EAB offers annual verification for pressure sensitive areas in hospitals and lab environments to ensure comfort, safety, and an optimum operating facility. In implementing the verification testing, our team establishes the total air changes per room (either positive or negative) and required pressurization relationships between rooms.  

If the areas do not meet the requirements, we then thoroughly investigate all possible solutions to make the corrections. After the deficiencies are corrected our team will, retest and submit a complete report. 

Cleanroom and HEPA Filter Testing

EAB offers specialized testing of HEPA filters and cleanrooms throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.  Our certified testing specialists are specifically trained to adhere to current ISO and GMP standards and will follow site specific Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) to ensure an optimum operating facility.   
 

To verify filter efficiency, we will test for integrity, uniformity, and velocity of HEPA filters.   

Cleanroom ventilation verification
Cleanroom ventilation verification

Cleanroom and HEPA Filter Testing

EAB offers specialized testing of HEPA filters and cleanrooms throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.  Our certified testing specialists are specifically trained to adhere to current ISO and GMP standards and will follow site specific Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) to ensure an optimum operating facility.   
 

To verify filter efficiency, we will test for integrity, uniformity, and velocity of HEPA filters.   

critical space verification

Room Cascade and Differential Pressure Testing

Our team is well-versed in the testing and balancing needs of operating rooms, isolations rooms in hospitals, BSL labs, pharmacies, and cleanrooms. By testing and adjusting room pressures, our team will ensure your pressure critical space meets all standards and requirements.  

To verify filter efficiency, we will test for integrity, uniformity, and velocity of HEPA filters.   

Existing System Troubleshooting

In addition to providing testing and balancing for new or replacement systems, EAB is frequently requested to investigate HVAC issues and make suggestions to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.

 

We are frequently engaged to scrutinize problems with starting and stopping manifolded systems, air handling units not operating to capacity and lack of water flow through hydronic systems.

 

For smoke control systems we check for failures of dampers closing, fans starting and sealed barriers. For hospitals and laboratories, we pinpoint problems with pressurization systems and adjust controls to maintain a healthy environment. 

HVAC equipment troubleshooting
HVAC equipment troubleshooting

Existing System Troubleshooting

In addition to providing testing and balancing for new or replacement systems, EAB is frequently requested to investigate HVAC issues and make suggestions to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.

 

We are frequently engaged to scrutinize problems with starting and stopping manifolded systems, air handling units not operating to capacity and lack of water flow through hydronic systems.

 

For smoke control systems we check for failures of dampers closing, fans starting and sealed barriers. For hospitals and laboratories, we pinpoint problems with pressurization systems and adjust controls to maintain a healthy environment.