GRAND RAPIDS – Antrum, a sensor technology company specializing in Indoor Air Quality monitoring solutions for commercial HVAC systems, won a 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Award with technology developed by engineers at Grand Valley State University.
“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we should better understand the quality of the air we’re breathing,” said Antrum President, Adam Donovan. “AntrumX gives building managers the data they need to ensure healthy spaces for their occupants while optimizing efficiency.”
AntrumX monitors the Indoor Air Quality of up to 32 spaces from a single location on a scalable platform with zero moving parts.
Antrum’s patented technology leverages the building’s supply air duct static pressure to continuously pull air, via quarter inch tubing, from each monitored space to the main control panel, where it is sampled for CO2, RH, TVOC, PM2.5, and PM10.
IAQ data is sent over a secure connection to the building management system and the cloud. Building managers can access detailed reports on their computer or smartphone.
The technology monitors more than 600 rooms and 900,000 square feet there, leading to 30 percent energy savings while maintaining healthy spaces for students and faculty.
In buildings with upwards of 100 spaces, traditional systems employ at least 100 sensors—one for each space, each of which needs to be maintained over the life of the building. Antrum can monitor 100 spaces with seven sensors, making it ideal for educational and healthcare settings, and for commercial buildings.
“What differentiates us from our competitors is the scalability of our sensing platform and our Air Accelerator, which moves air to our monitoring panel with no moving parts,” Donovan said. “The result is a low-maintenance/high-value product that optimizes ventilation, saves energy, and creates healthy spaces.=
For more information, visit antrum.com