Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
Allowing HVAC systems to meet or exceed the performance levels of their design specifications, Testing, Adjusting and Balancing helps provide environmentally efficient buildings. Using specialized instruments, this methodical regulation of the system is intended to evaluate equipment and system performance, and proper adjustment of the balancing devices when necessary. It provides building owners and tenants with optimal environmental performance, while minimizing costs through efficiency.
Building owners and tenants are concerned that the environmental performance of buildings must be optimal while the operating cost should be minimal. These goals can only be accomplished when a building’s HVAC and hydronic systems are properly balanced. Three major steps used to achieve the proper operation of the HVAC and hydronic systems and a desirable climate are testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB).
The purpose of NEBB’s TAB certification program is to offer tangible proof of competent firms and professionals qualified in the proper methods and procedures for testing building systems for optimum performance. The objectives of NEBB’s TAB certification program are:
Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Certification Requirements
NEBB’s Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing program provides certification of firms and individuals that meet the criteria established by NEBB.
View TAB Practical Exam Sites
For the convenience of applicants, NEBB offers various TAB practical exam sites at NEBB chapter locations nationwide. Click below to view the full list.
TAB Certification Requirements for Firms
Have operated for a minimum period of 12 months continuously with full time employees as an installing piping contractor; installing sheet metal contractor; installing mechanical contractor; or contractor engaged in TAB work.