System Components

The components provide accuracy, reliability, and flexibility for system configuration and implementation.

Aircuity's system continuously collects an array of building indoor environmental data. Air samples are gathered from individual spaces and at the air handler level and routed through the network to the Sensor Suite for analysis. The sampled data is then transmitted to the web based platform for archiving and reporting. Additionally, the data is communicated to the facility's Building Management System for control of the facility's ventilation systems to reduce energy costs while improving indoor environmental quality.

Sensor Suite

The Sensor Suite (SST) is built on a scalable architecture to accept a variety of sensors for multipoint sampling of a host of indoor environmental parameters. The sensor suite affords distributed, multiplexed based sensing of the monitored areas by automating the collection of real time, area specific data received from Air Data Routers. A shared sensor platform minimizes calibration and maintenance costs while maximizing potential energy savings.

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Sensor Suite Sensors

Located within a Sensor Suite, Sensor Suite Sensors (SEN) evaluate an array of environmental conditions using a shared sensor architecture. Each sensor is designed for optimal performance based upon a specific control or monitoring application. A range of sensors are available to measure: -carbon dioxide (CO2) -carbon monoxide (CO) -dewpoint temperature -total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) -airborne particulates

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Information Management Server

The Information Management Server (IMS) provides network management of the Sensor Suites; communications to the Aircuity Knowledge Center for a web based user interface and reporting; and for integration to a facility's Building Management System.

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Structured Cable (OSC)

The OSC is the communications backbone for Aircuity's system. The cable is a composite of both traditional LAN based technologies; and a cutting edge air sampling medium named MicroDuct®. An exact blend of carbon nanotubes and a fluoropolymer resin maintain superior particle transport and chemical purity of the air sample.

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Tubing (OT)

The OT air sampling medium provides a cost-effective solution for environments where carbon dioxide (CO2) and/or carbon monoxide (CO) levels are being monitored. OT is suitable for use between the Air Data Router (ADR) and the location from where the sample is being taken.

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Room Sensor

The Room Sensor (RS) interfaces to the Air Data Router for room level sensing of temperature; and for drawing air samples from the test areas through the patented MicroDuct® communications path. The sensor also supports connections to tubing used in applications involving only CO2 and/or CO measurement as the virtual parameter. The assembly is flush mounted and can be custom painted to match architectural interiors.

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Duct Probes

The Duct Probe (DPB) interfaces to the Air Data Router for duct and outside air level sensing of temperature; and for drawing air samples from the test areas through the patented MicroDuct® communications path. The duct probe also supports connections to OT used in applications involving only CO2 and/or CO measurement as the virtual parameter. Enclosures are selected based on interior and exterior (weather tight) applications.

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Air Data Routers

Air Data Routers (ADR) convey air samples to the Sensor Suite from up to four distinct test areas (sample points) via dedicated Room Sensors and/or Duct Probes and the associated OSC. The router multiplexes air samples from the room sensors and probes via onboard solenoid valves that are commanded to open/close through the router; and take direct temperature readings from the same sensors and probes when so equipped. Multiple areas can be monitored from one Air Data Router, and the routers can be networked as part of a larger distributed system. Where dewpoint, particle counts and TVOC levels are of importance the OSC is used between the ADR and test locations. When the application is simply monitoring CO and CO2 only, the more cost effective OT may be used between the ADR and test locations.

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High Flow Vacuum Pump

The High Flow Vacuum Pump (HFP) draws a continuous flow (vacuum) of air through the communications backbone for evaluation. The pump interfaces to a Sensor Suite for sequencing of air samples from the Air Data Routers in the space.

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