Title: Systems Integration Testing
Presenter: Gaylon Richardson, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
Completed system functional performance tests do not mean that commissioning-related testing is over. System integration testing ensures that interfaces between systems are functioning properly, such as verifying proper function of the complete HVAC system as it goes from normal power to emergency and back. NFPA requirements for smoke control testing are another example of integrated system testing.
Gaylon Richardson of Engineered Air Balance Co. in Houston, Texas, is an ASHRAE Fellow, an AABC certified test and balance engineer, and an ACG certified commissioning authority. He has served on numerous ASHRAE technical committees, and is the chair of AABC’s National Standards committee.