TAB Classes

TAB class starts Wednesday September 12, 2018

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The TAB program at Local 265 has been very popular since its inception back in the early seventies. Testing and balancing has become very important in the sheet metal industry, many buildings must be tested to find out what the Heating and air conditioning system is doing and if it is delivering the proper air and water quantities. The technician sets up the equipment and adjusts the systems to design specifications. The air course runs 32 sessions and is covering the airside of the HVAC system. The water course runs 18 sessions and is covering the water side of the HVAC system. The course will cover the instruments used and how to use them, and covers how to record the findings and develop a report. Math and the formulas for this kind of work also are a big part of the class.

The program is recognized and certified by the ILLINOIS-SMACNA, SMARTA Test And Balance program and will give the student a SMARTA airside certification if the student successfully passes the final exam.

To expand our testing and balancing program even further our TABB certified lab offers the opportunity for our certified SMARTA balancers to become a TABB Certified Technician by taking and passing a written and hands on performance exam.

Any of you who hold a SMARTA Certification, you might want to start thinking of upgrading to an ITI TAB Technician Certification. Please call me if you have any questions on what route you would have to take to achieve that certification. Please get the word out to any balancing technicians you know.

Joel Orozco and Eric Bonny are the instructors for the night air and water TAB classes. Both are full time balancers in the industry and bring a lot of experience to the class. Both are SMARTA, TABB and NEBB certified balancers.

There is a running list of names of people who are interested in taking the airside or waterside balance class, if you are interested please contact the education office.

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Jim Page ITI (Left) and John Lyons ITI (Right)

present John Boske Business Manager Local 265 

The Locals TABB Certified Lab Certification