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Pressure Testing

Flowtech Air Conditioning now offers a complete range of pressure testing services, including whole-of-building, individual room and mechanical ductwork.

Pressure testing has occurred in Europe and the USA for many years but it is still in a fledging state in Australia. However, it will become mandatory for many services in the future.

Pressure testing is specifically used to determine what, if any, outside air infiltrates a building during its normal operation. Conditioning of outside air is a major cost in energy consumption. Pressure testing can help to minimise such costs.

Retrotec door testing rigOur pressure testing services have delivered immediate results to our clients.

Our pressure testing services include:

  1. Whole-of-building testing
  2. Part façade tests
  3. Riser tests
  4. Individual room testing
  5. Contamination and laboratory room testing
  6. Hepa filter ducting

Our instrument list includes:

  1. Rotometers
  2. Retrotec Door Testing Test Rigs
  3. AirFlow Instruments TSI: Duct Pressure Testing

We would welcome the opportunity to assist wherever possible. Please contact us for advice or a quotation.


Building pressure testing

This requirement is new in Australia – mainly due to the advent of the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) and National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). A ‘tight’ building is strongly recommended if a chilled beam system has been installed.

Testing is conducted to Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) standards (UK).

Clean room and isolation room testing

Many facilities now have rooms which require testing because contamination can be an issue. Facilities with these rooms include hospitals, medical factories, animal quarantine areas and universities. Flowtech Air Conditioning can test all clean rooms and isolation rooms during construction and then at periodical intervals to ensure they remain free from contamination. Duct pressure testing

Ductwork pressure testing

Improve your duct installation quality by inviting Flowtech Air Conditioning to perform a ductwork pressure test – a must with the advent of green buildings and energy conservation. All testing is carried out to international standards.

It is not uncommon to find duct leakage rates in excess of 10%!

Our ductwork pressure test rig can also test flow rates on other pieces of equipment. We strongly recommend off site testing of components to prevent major issues during commissioning.

Find out more about us, the projects we’ve worked on and the services we offer and then contact us to discuss your unique requirements.
We look forward to doing business with you.