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  • AABC vs. NEBB WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? - Brian C. Kaupp & Charles W. 'Chuck' Kaupp
    "What's the difference between AABC and NEBB?" We get this question a lot. Let's start off by saying that our firm is certified by both... (read more)
  • THERMAL IMAGE - THERMALLY TUNED IMAGE - Michael Reiter
    What's involved in a good thermally tuned image. Let's talk about FORD. In thermal imaging, FORD is not a car or a truck... (read more)
  • FLOW DEVICES AND HAND WHEEL SETTINGS - Brian C. Kaupp
    Having a general understanding of flow devices or balancing valves is important for the Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Mechanical Contractors... (read more)
  • OUTSIDE AIR MEASUREMENTS - Charles W. Kaupp
    The measurement of outside air being introduced into a building is of major importance for maintaining correct indoor air quality and to assist in maintaining positive building pressure when... (read more)
  • PUMP GAUGES: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Brian C. Kaupp
    The location, as well as the installation, of pump gauges has been a problem in the HVAC industry for years. There is a lack of information on proper installation and the understanding of why the location of the pump gauges is extremely important for... (read more)
  • CERTIFIED OR NON-CERTIFIED - Brian C. Kaupp
    Environmental systems continue to become more complex and owners and occupants often have expectations far beyond the designed capabilities of the system... (read more)
  • BUILDING EXHAUST SYSTEMS - Charles W. Kaupp
    With more than thirty-one years spent in testing and balancing, it has been my experience that industry emphasis has been directed mostly toward the building supply system and less toward its counterpart - the building exhaust system... (read more)
  • FLORIDA TESTING AND BALANCING OUTSIDE AIR MONITORS AND INTAKES - Brian C. Kaupp
    A properly pressurized building is very important in Florida; especially with its tropical environment which can play havoc with the indoor environment of the building. One way to ensure the quality of the building environment and pressurization is to... (read more)
  • HYDRONIC BALANCING - Courtesy of TAB Journal, AABC; Summer 2017
    One would think that balancing closed water systems would be easy with no leakage, unlike ventilation systems. Many times it is, but it can be a real problem when balancers cannot troubleshoot or look inside the system. Ventilation items can be... (read more)