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Associated Air Balance Council
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AND OFFICERS
President
Michael L. Delcamp
National Precisionaire, LLC

CONTENTS

It Takes Time to do it Right

Balancing Renovated Spaces & thier Challenges

Executive Vice President
Benjiman J. Link
United Testing & Balancing, Inc.

Robert Durosko, TBE
Kahoe Air Balance Company

Secretary/Treasurer
Michael S. Kelly
American Testing, Inc.

Chilled Beam Leakage

Vice President/Eastern Zone-1
Brian G. Venn
Mechanical Testing, Inc.
Vice President/Central Zone-2
Douglas R. Meacham
Kahoe Air Balance Company
Vice President/Western Zone-3
Gaylon Richardson
Engineered Air Balance Co. Inc.
Immediate Past President
Daniel J. Acri
Flood and Sterling, Inc.
Director, Canadian Chapter
Donald F. C. Mowat
D. F. C. Mechanical Testing & Balancing Ltd.

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Jay Johnson, TBE
Thermal Balance, Inc.
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Vincent Ciccarella, TBE
Precision Testing & Balancing, Inc.

A Case for As-Found Air Flow Investigations

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Steve Koutsonicolas, P. Eng.
Caltab Air Balance, Inc.

Proper Strainer Cleaning Goes a Long Way

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Kevin Little, TBE
Flood & Sterling, Inc.

Hospital Critical Room Certifications

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Paul Mocny, TBE, CxA
MESA3, Inc.

Executive Director
Kenneth M. Sufka
Editorial Director
Ray Bert

From the Publisher

TAB Journal Editor
Ashley Weber
Technical Advisor
Joseph E. Baumgartner, III, P.E.

The Spring 2018 issue of TAB Journal covers balancing projects in
healthcare facilities, as well as other topics related to testing and balancing.

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Jay Johnson, TBE, of Thermal Balance, Inc., discusses challenges faced
during bidding and the additional work that can arise when specifications are
missing from a project.

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Robert Durosko, TBE, of Kahoe Air Balance Company looks at the
balancing of renovated spaces and challenges that can arise, particularly in
the remodeling of healthcare facilities and laboratory settings.
Vincent Ciccarella, TBE, of Precision Testing & Balancing, Inc., examines a
case study involving chilled beam leakage at a healthcare research facility.
Steve Koutsonicolas, P. Eng., of Caltab Air Balance Inc. highlights an
encounter with a rooftop exhaust fan after the initial exhaust airflow
measurements came well below design.
Kevin Little, TBE, of Flood & Sterling, Inc., discusses a case at a local
medical center where an air handler wasn't providing the necessary chilled
water flow.
Finally, Paul Mocny, TBE, CxA, of MESA3, Inc., looks at hospital
accreditation of critical spaces and how test and balance agencies can aid in
achieving compliance for those rooms.
We would like to thank all of the authors for their contributions to this issue
of TAB Journal. Please contact us with any comments, article suggestions,
or questions to be addressed in a future Tech Talk. We look forward to
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