Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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SMACNA’s System Air Leakage Test Standard: Aspects to Testing an Entire HVAC System

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EDT

Mark Terzigni, SMACNA Director, Engineering & Technical Resources

This session will introduce you to SMACNA’s newest standard, the System Air Leakage Test Standard (SALT).  Attendees of this session will learn a brief history of how and why testing ductwork and the system has changed over time. 

Additionally, this session will cover what is required by various codes and energy standards and where the SMACNA Technical staff believes things are headed in the future.  Other topics covered in this session will include:

  • Consistencies with previous SMACNA standards
  • What is new or different in this standard
  • How to handle specifications that are in direct conflict with this standard

Several examples will be provided to better illustrate the topics mentioned above.