Alaska Air Balancing offers several services for the successful completion of your project.
Air balancing of a properly engineered and installed ventilation system is to ensure that the system is performed the way it is designed to with proper air flows and facility pressurization with fans operating as efficiently as possible. Air balancing helps to provide comfort for the occupants as well as a great level of manageable temperature control.
Duct Leakage Test
Hydronic balancing is the practice of measuring a fluid pumping system's performance and setting the distribution of the fluid throughout a specified piping system. Hydronic balancing helps to ensure that a pumping & piping distribution system is installed and functioning properly with all associated components in an efficient manner
Sound pressure testing is used to measure the sound pressure present in the various rooms. Sound pressure readings are compared to Noise Criteria (NC) Curves or to RC curves as a way of quantifying the actual levels to predetermined industry standards. The more noise sensitive the usage of a room, the lower the required NC or RC level.
Duct Air Leakage Testing is an extremely important service that as a company we believe should be done on every
project no matter how large or small the ductwork system. Ductwork that leaks is the major source of wasted
energy in a building and contributes to indoor air quality, room pressurization issues, TAB deficiency issues, and
TAB Support of Cx
Building Envelope Testing
Fume Hood Certification
Separate from the TAB process, TAB support of the commissioning process involves us working with the commissioning agency and other trades to ensure that the building or project being turned over to the owner properly designed and constructed to meet the owner's needs.
Building envelope testing detects the uncontrolled movement of air into and out of a building which is not for the specific and planned purpose of exhausting stale air or bringing in fresh air.
In fact, the impact of air leakage in which uncontrolled air leakage enters or leaves a building imposes a significant
energy penalty on the building. In addition to the direct energy penalty imposed by air leakage, there are other associated problems that usually occur, these include:
The occupants discomfort due to drafts
Degradation of the building fabric due to interstitial condensation
Poor indoor air quality due to the ingress of fumes, dust, molds, etc.
The inability to achieve the required pressure conditions in controlled
With certified Level 2 Thermography, specializing in building heat loss, we are able to identify heat loss through the building envelope.
Thermal Imaging can be used in conjunction with Blower Door Testing while the building is in
either a positive or negative pressure condition. In this mode, leaks of all sizes can be easily detected.
Chemical fume hoods are one of the most critical items of safety equipment present within the laboratory. It is vitally important they are properly used and maintained. Chemical fume hoods serve to control the accumulation of toxic, flammable, and offensive vapors by preventing their escape into the laboratory atmosphere. Fume hoods provide physical isolation and containment of chemicals and their reactions, thus serving as a protective barrier between labora-tory personnel and the chemical or chemical process within the hood. Chemical fume hoods are an invaluable means of protecting professionals from chemical exposure.