We always make sure that at the time of start-up of the A/E specify that factory representatives be present for start-up of all major equipment, such as boilers, chillers and automatic control systems.
Testing and Balancing.
We always take responsibility of the A/E to adequately specify testing, adjusting and balancing resulting in not only proper operation of individual pieces of equipment, but also the proper operation of the overall HVAC and plumbing systems, in accordance with the design intent.
A/E to specify performance testing of all equipment and systems including chillers, boilers, and other systems for part load and full load during summer, winter, spring and fall season as per the schedules specified by the designer.
Pressure and Leak Testing.
We conduct Tests at static pressures equal to maximum design pressure of system and maximum leakage allowable less than 50% of that allowed in HVAC Air Duct Leakage Manual.
A/E to specify IAQ testing for CO, CO2, volatile organic compounds, NO2, O3, and tobacco smoke. A/E to specify operating tests on each air and hydronic system to measure and meet energy efficiency to specify and validate peak summer and winter energy consumption and performance.