Army Reserve Center
Apr 24, 2013

Army Reserve Center

Commissioning, TAB, & BAS testing- Leavenworth, Kansas

Sys-Tek provided commissioning, testing, adjusting, and balancing services for the mechanical equipment, and building automation systems (BAS) control for this 40,000 square foot Army Reserve Center. The systems balancing and commissioning included chillers, boilers with associated pumping and distribution systems, air handling units, traditional variable volume systems, terminal units including VAV boxes, fan coil units, unit heaters, exhaust fans, and temperature control systems.

Ensuring Owner’s Design Needs Were Fully Met

As the commissioning agent, Sys-Tek developed and documented the functional testing procedures for the controls and equipment. We executed the functional tests for the air handling systems, hot water, and chilled water systems with the assistance of installing contractors when required. The installing contractors implemented required corrections to the equipment and control sequence programming after approved from the CX agent and owner’s representative. Implemented corrections were verified by retesting of the specific sequence.

In the design phase, we documented the design intent, and continued through construction, acceptance, and supported these efforts during the warranty period. Commissioning services during construction included the following specific objectives:

  1. Verified installation was in accordance with the Contract Documents
  2. Ensured applicable equipment and systems were installed properly and received adequate operational checkout by the contractors
  3. Verified and documented proper performance of equipment and systems
  4. Ensured O&M documentation left on site was complete
  5. Ensured the owner’s operating personnel were adequately trained
  6. Tested equipment and controls associated with the chilled water system were functional, including chiller and pumps
  7. Tested Hot water systems included boilers and circulating pumps
  8. Tested air-handlers, included heating and cooling sequences
  9. Tested terminal units in computer room AC units
  10. Tested and calibrated unit heater temperature control and BAS, including verification of operation, the sequence of control of each piece of equipment, and calibration of hardware points
  11. Tested supply/exhaust fans and building pressurization