Diagnostics & Audits

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Calibration & Field Checks - What and When!

Thursday, April 26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Salon A (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This session will explain the manufacturer calibration process, requirements and how it relates accurate measurements. We will cover different procedures by each manufacturer to make sure you understand what must be completed and when and good QA procedures. Ever wonder what the manufacturer does before you receive your equipment or when you send it back to be calibrated? We’ll take you behind the scenes to see the process. This session will explain the difference between gauge calibration (pressure) and fan calibration (flow). Do you know which will cause a greater error - a gauge off by 10% or a fan off by 10%? Find out the reality of accuracy and repeatability in this session.

Learning Objectives:

Sam Myers

Marketing and Training Consultant

Sam is a certified HERS rater and has a great deal of experience in the field conducting blower door, duct leakage, and ventilation tests. He holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainability concentrated in the built environment from East Carolina University and spent several years at Advanced Energy in Raleigh, NC working as a Building Science Specialist. He has trained many HERS raters, builders, and HVAC contractors on building science concepts, diagnostics, and remediation procedures. Sam is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in NC where he has worked with realtors and developers to show how building science concepts can add value to properties.


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Frank Spevak

Marketing & Sales Manager
The Energy Conservatory

For the last 15 years with The Energy Conservatory, prior to that, TSI and Alnor Instruments. BBA from Loyola University Chicago, MBA from University of St. Thomas. Member of ASHRAE. Served as chair for – Standard 41.3 Standard Method of Pressure Measurement, Instruments and Measurements, Test and Balance, Laboratory Controls.


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