The PBC Group 
Testing, Balancing, Commissioning & Special Services
Providing Buildings a Safe and Comfortable Atmosphere

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Engineering Technicians

Mike Cyrgalis, TBE/CxA
Certified Test and Balance Engineer/Certified Commissioning Authority
Local 33 Cleveland - Journeyman 

Josh Cyrgalis, TBT
Certified Test and Balance Technician, HEPA/Cleanroom Certified
Local 33 Cleveland - Journeyman

Ryan Eick, TBT

Certified Test and Balance Technician
Local 33 Akron - Journeyman

Jason Simpson, TBT
Certified Test and Balance Technician, ICRA-8 Certified
Local 12 Pittsburgh - Journeyman

Mike Watson
HEPA/Cleanroom Certified
Local 33 Akron - Apprentice

Judson Alwine 

Test and Balance  
Local 12 Pittsburgh- Apprentice


Each of our Engineering Technicians must have completed a five year program that covers all facets of HVAC testing, balancing and system commissioning. Included as part of their training for AABC Technician Certification are the following:
  • Air Pressure
  • Measuring Rotational Speed
  • Electrical Components and Measurements
  • Air Distribution Devices and Terminals
  • Fans
  • Air Balance Preparation
  • Basic Balance Procedures- Air Systems
  • Hydronic Instruments and Flow Measurement
  • Pumps
  • Hydronic Devices
  • Basic Hydronic Piping Systems
  • Water Balance Preparation
  • Basic Water System Balance Procedures
  • Psychrometrics
  • Controller and Controlled Devices
  • Control Verification
  • Balancing Procedure for Constant-Volume Systems
  • Balancing Procedure for Variable Air Volume Systems
  • Equipment and System Performance Verification
  • HVAC Refrigeration
  • Water Chillers and Other Heat Exchangers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Boiler and Steam Traps
  • Special Systems
  • Sound and Vibration
Also, as testing and balancing requires extensive calculations, the program includes a refresher course on basic algebra and trigonometry.
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