There are no industry standards for rebalancing HVAC water systems, so it got me thinking about the topic and I came up with several questions pertaining to rebalancing chilled water, condenser water, and hot water heating systems. With each question, I filled in my thoughts based on my own knowledge of various HVAC applications using health care facilities for my discussion.
Inpatient Hospitals: These buildings are intended to be built with an eye to maximum equipment life cycle because hospitals are intended to be around for several years. Within each hospital is a wide range of HVAC applications to satisfy patient room comfort, minor and major treatment rooms for safe operation, and infection control care of patients, to mention just a few rooms. There may be medical research occurring and the hospital may be a teaching hospital, which further expands the HVAC applications within the health care facility. The hours of operation will include 24-7 occupancy for much of the facility, but will also have occupancy hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for administration spaces.