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SMACNA updates HVAC Systems Testing, Adjusting & Balancing Manual

May 28, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine


The fourth edition has been updated to include modern HVAC systems, technologies, and practices to properly balance and adjust both hydronic, forced air and hybrid systems.

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has published the fourth edition of its HVAC Systems Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB) Manual, available digitally and in print.

This edition has been updated to include modern HVAC systems, technologies, and practices to properly balance and adjust both hydronic, forced air and hybrid systems.

The manual includes a revised chapter with sample test & balance report forms included for the end user.

General requirements for skill levels for training of TAB technicians are now incorporated.

As most of today’s HVAC systems are being designed more with individual controlled temperature zones for improved occupant comfort, the need for properly balanced air and water systems is critical. Ventilation systems are the heart of most buildings, and TAB ensures these systems provide the right amount of fresh/filtered air for all occupants.

The updated 406-page standard was revised to provide contractors, designers, and facility owners with the information they need to apply effective and efficient solutions to their projects.

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