Commissioning Specialists Association

The HVAC and Building Services Commissioning Engineers Association

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Publication Details


This has been written as a site reference book for use of working commissioning technicians and engineers. It contains guidance on air systems, water systems, heat exchangers, refrigeration, basic electrics, motor starters and pulleys. Conversion charts, basic SI units, area and volume formulae, health & safety guidance and a listing of relevant British Standards are also included. For further information, please click HERE.



The Distance Learning Courses are available to non-members as well as members - non members who apply for Individual Membership at the same time as enrolling on a Distance Learning Course will have the first years Membership fee waived. 

The Student pays for the course (Part A, B or C). A tutor is assigned and the first three modules are sent out electronically. The Student works through the Modules, carrying out the exercises contained in them. At the end of each Module the Homework is completed and emailed to the Tutor, via the CSA office, for assessment. At the end of the three Modules the CSA office releases the next set of Modules.

When all of the Modules have been completed, an Assessment Test is arranged for the Student. Satisfactory completion of the Assessment Test plus the Tutor feedback on the Homework assignments decides whether or not the Student has passed the course. Passing the course entitles the Student to a formal Certificate of Attainment.

Each Distance Learning Course (including the assessment test) is expected to be completed within 12 months. An administration fee will be charged for courses that are not completed within that time. 

Part A - Members = £225 + VAT - Non Members = £295 + VAT
Part B - Members = £275 + VAT - Non Members = £345 + VAT
Part C - Members = £325 + VAT - Non Members = £395 + VAT


Note: ALL DLC's are supplied on a Cash With Order basis.

There are various other publications in preparation. If you would like to be kept informed about these, please send your name and address to the CSA Office, or E-mail us. We will put your details on our database and notify you when a publication is released. Alternatively, ask to be put on the mailing list for our Index newsletter, which also publicises the release of new publications.


Price List For Services & Products

Flutec for water manometers (s.g 1.88) (increased January 2016)
£95.00 per 200ml bottle + Carriage + VAT (members)
£135.00 per 200ml bottle + Carriage + VAT (non members)

Technical Memorandums
All new TM’s are available for free to current CSA members only. 
If you have not received an email with the current password please contact the office by phone or email.
Non members can contact the office who can take payment over the phone and you will be emailed a copy of your chosen TM. TM’s are £24 for non-members. Click to download TM's

The Publications order form can be downloaded HERE.

Member Price
Non-member Price
Commissioning Engineers Compendium 2015 EDITION
(Corporate Personalised editions available and bulk purchase prices)
Contact CSA office for more info.
TM1 - Standard Specification for the Commissioning of Mechanical Engineering Services Installations for Buildings
TM2 - Guide to Trouble Shooting for Air Distribution Systems
TM3 - Test Sheets
TM4 - Design of Collection Hoods for Testing & Balancing
TM5 - Efficient Control of System Water Quality
TM7 - Commissioning of Steam Systems
TM8 - Trouble Shooting Refrigeration Equipment
TM9 - Water Treatment and the Commissioning Engineer
TM10 - Site Performance Testing of Heating & Cooling Coils
TM11 - Alternative Pipework System & Fixed Oriface Flow Measurement
TM13 - Electrical Control Panels (Hard Copy)
TM13 Electrical Control Panels has been withdrawn due to current legislation and health and safety issues. 
All existing copies in the public domain should be responsibly discarded and no longer referred to.
TM14 - Pressurisation Units, Design, Operation & Maintenance
TM15 - The Theory of Balancing Water Distribution Systems  Free £24.00 9781873623213
TM18 - PICVs Function and Commissioning Download here £24.00 9781873623220
TM18 - PICVs Function and Commissioning (Hard Copy) £12.00 £24.00 9781873623220
TM19 - Thermal Balancing of HWS and CWS Download here £24.00 9781873623237
TM19 - Thermal Balancing of HWS and CWS (Hard Copy) £12.00 £24.00 9781873623237
(Carriage will be charged for the above items)
£3 per item within UK - Overseas - on request
£3.00 - UK £3.00 - UK  
GN1 - White Water Balancing
GN2 - Constant Flow Regulators
GN3 - Variable Volume Water Systems
GN4 - Bacteria Within Closed Circuit Pipework Systems
GN5 - Site Safety for Commissioning Engineers
GN7 - Safe Use of Mercury Water Manometers
GN8 - Inverter Drives for Fans and Pumps Download here Download here N/A
GN12 - Dearation in Hot Water Services Systems Download here Download here N/A

Note: that these publications are Zero rated for VAT purposes.

Publications are supplied on a ‘payment with order basis’.
Please make cheques payable to C.S.A.
Payment by Debit/Credit Card please call 01403 754133