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Standard Growth Rooms

Standard Growth Rooms

Standard Growth Rooms

Fitotron® Standard Growth Rooms

Fitotron ® Standard Growth Room (SGR) offer unsurpassed accuracy and reliability in the control of temperature, humidity and lighting. State-of-the-art programmer technology and energy efficient lighting systems are used which provide unequalled reliability and durability. This sustainable design offers the end-user a cost-effective solution.

Fitotron ® Walk-in’ Standard Growth Rooms enable the researcher to maintain controlled growing conditions of temperature and humidity in a 24hr period with independent selection of photoperiods. A full range of ‘day/night’ cycles with ‘dawn/dusk’ effects can be programmed.

Fitotron ® Standard Growth Rooms allow the researcher access to most world climatic conditions whilst eliminating the variability found in nature.

whilst eliminating the variability found in nature. Weiss Technik UK is a world leader in the

Weiss Technik UK is a world leader in the design, build, installation and servicing of controlled environments, environmental test chambers and test rooms. Building on over 40 years experience, our Fitotron ® Plant Growth equipment incorporates the latest developments in technology, many having been originated by the company’s own design team.

Our proven innovation and design incorporates the very latest advances in state-of-the-art programmer technology and energy efficient lighting systems, culminating in Standard Growth Rooms with a wider performance range, greater control of conditions and with unequalled reliability and durability.

Growth Rooms with a wider performance range, greater control of conditions and with unequalled reliability and
Growth Rooms with a wider performance range, greater control of conditions and with unequalled reliability and

Our combination of high quality components, design, and manufacturing expertise enables us to offer outstanding control performance and reassurance of the integrity of the results of temperature, humidity, light and atmospheric testing. Our policy of continual liaison with leading researchers ensures we maintain our premier position as suppliers of high quality plant growth and associated facilities.

of high quality plant growth and associated facilities. Weiss Technik UK provide a range of Fitotron

Weiss Technik UK provide a range of Fitotron ® Standard Growth Rooms. Alternatively, we can design custom-fit solutions for bespoke requirements.

Fitotron ® Standard Growth Rooms are available with growth area sizes from 1.4m 2 to 24.5m 2 and are available with lighting up to 500 mol m- ² s- ¹ plus full humidity control.

We are equipped with Computer-aided Design (CAD) and manufacturing technology to provide a high level of design and development facilities.

We offer a comprehensive project management service, ensuring smooth and efficient installation.

Our wealth of experience enables us to offer services for customer’s projects including:

• Turn-key projects

• On-site project management

• Cost control management

• Installation, commissioning and validation

• Integration into local BMS and other facilities

• Training of customer’s own operating and service personnel

• Full user, client co-ordination

At initial enquiry stage, Weiss Technik UK offer an on-site service to establish exactly what is needed to meet the customer requirement. It includes the application, the most suitable facility and site suitability to meet the customer’s needs.

Early consultancy on product specification and design has proven to be beneficial to customers in terms of avoiding unnecessary cost, maximising total project value for money and enabling easy maintenance with whole life service support.

• Consultancy and planning

• Development of systems to meet specified needs

• Design and build

• Range of standard and customised rooms

• Fully customised facilities using established principles and technologies

• Modular ‘Walk-in’ rooms to meet site restrictions

• Feasibility studies

• Cost-effective solutions

Fitotron® Standard Growth Rooms are available in a number of different formats, dependent upon user requirements.

They are available as single or double sided (one or two bays), one, two or three light banks deep (cells) and one, two or three tiers high.

The example below shows a two bay, three cell, single tier room:

Cell 1 (1 deep) Cell 2 (2 deep) Cell 3 (3 deep) Bay 1 (1
Cell 1
(1 deep)
Cell 2
(2 deep)
Cell 3
(3 deep)
Bay 1
(1 wide)
1 Tier

Availability Chart

Cell 1

(1 deep)

Cell 2

(2 deep)

Cell 3

(3 deep)

Bay 2

(1 wide)

1 Tier

 

Light banks

Growing levels

Max. light level at each tier

Temp. only or with humidity

Cyclic or programmable control

deep

(tiers)

Single-sided room

1

1

500

either

either

2

280

either

either

3

180

either

either

2

1

500

either

either

2

280

either

either

3

180

either

either

Double-sided room

1

1

500

either

either

2

280

either

either

3

180

either

either

2

1

500

either

either

2

280

either

either

3

180

either

either

3

1

500

either

either

2

280

either

either

3

180

either

either

ROOM REFERENCE

SGR111

SGR112

SGR113

Function/facility

1

wide, 1 deep, 1 tier

1

wide, 1 deep, 2 tier

1

wide, 1 deep, 3 tier

Layout Single or double-sided Lamp trays deep

single

single

single

1

1

1

Internal dimensions Width (plenum to plenum wall) Depth (inner walls) Height (aisle headroom) Internal volume (user space) No. of lit growing levels Adjustment Growing area Each growing bench size (W x L) Growing height

1.95m

1.95m

1.95m

1.8m

1.8m

1.8m

2.0m

2.0m

2.0m

7m 3

7m 3

7m 3

1

- fixed

2

- fixed

3

- fixed

nil 1.36m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 2.72m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 4.08m 2 850mm x 1600mm

2.0m

0.8m

0.5m

Light output

     

Maximum lights levels (mol m -2 s -1 ) Distance from lamps

500

280

180

350mm

350mm

350mm

Lighting Fluorescent lamp type No. fitted Power Output regulation Supplementary (60W tungsten)

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

 

18

 

10

6

58W

58W

58W

electronic

electronic

electronic

2

2

2

Temperature control tolerance - lights off Stability Uniformity

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±2.0°C

±2.0°C

ROOM REFERENCE

SGR121

SGR122

SGR123

Function/facility

1

wide, 2 deep, 1 tier

1

wide, 2 deep, 2 tier

1

wide, 2 deep, 3 tier

Layout Single or double-sided Lamp trays deep

single

single

single

2

2

2

Internal dimensions Width (plenum to plenum wall) Depth (inner walls) Height (aisle headroom) Internal volume (user space) No. of lit growing shelves Adjustment Growing area Each growing bench size (W x L) Growing height

1.95m

1.95m

1.95m

3.45m

3.45m

3.45m

2.0m

2.0m

2.0m

13.45m 3

13.45m 3

13.45m 3

1

- fixed

2

- fixed

3

- fixed

nil 2.72m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 4.08m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 8.16m 2 850mm x 1600mm

2.0m

0.8m

0.5m

Light output Maximum lights levels (mol m -2 s -1 ) Distance from lamps

500

280

180

350mm

350mm

350mm

Lighting Fluorescent lamp type No. fitted Power Output regulation Supplementary (60W tungsten)

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

 

18

 

10

6

58W

58W

58W

electronic

electronic

electronic

2

2

2

Temperature control tolerance - lights off Stability Uniformity

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±2.0°C

±2.0°C

ROOM REFERENCE

SGR211

SGR212

SGR213

Function/facility

2

wide, 1 deep, 1 tier

2

wide, 1 deep, 2 tier

2

wide, 1 deep, 3 tier

Layout Single or double-sided Lamp trays deep

double

double

double

1

1

1

Internal dimensions Width (plenum to plenum wall) Depth (inner walls) Height (aisle headroom) Internal volume (user space) No. of lit growing levels Adjustment Growing area Each growing bench size (W x L) Growing height

2.75m

2.75m

2.75m

1.8m

1.8m

1.8m

2.0m

2.0m

2.0m

9.9m 3

9.9m 3

9.9m 3

1

- fixed

2

- fixed

3

- fixed

nil 2.72m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 5.44m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 8.16m 2 850mm x 1600mm

2.0m

0.8m

0.5m

Light output Maximum lights levels (mol m -2 s -1 ) Distance from lamps

500

280

180

350mm

350mm

350mm

Lighting Fluorescent lamp type No. fitted Power Output regulation

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

 

18

 

10

6

58W

58W

58W

electronic

electronic

electronic

Supplementary (60W tungsten)

2

2

2

Temperature control tolerance - lights off Stability Uniformity

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±2.0°C

±2.0°C

ROOM REFERENCE

SGR221

SGR222

SGR223

Function/facility

2

wide, 2 deep, 1 tier

2

wide, 2 deep, 2 tier

2

wide, 2 deep, 3 tier

Layout Single or double-sided Lamp trays deep

double

double

double

2

2

2

Internal dimensions Width (plenum to plenum wall) Depth (inner walls) Height (aisle headroom) Internal volume (user space) No. of lighted growing shelves Adjustment Growing area Each growing bench size (W x L) Growing height

2.75m

2.75m

2.75m

3.45m

3.45m

3.45m

2.0m

2.0m

2.0m

18.9m 3

18.9m 3

18.9m 2

1

- fixed

2

- fixed

3

- fixed

nil 5.44m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 10.88m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 16.32m 2 850mm x 1600mm

2.0m

0.8m

0.5m

Light output Maximum lights levels mol m -2 s -1 Distance from lamps

500

280

180

350mm

350mm

350mm

Lighting Fluorescent lamp type No. fitted Power Output regulation Supplementary (60W tungsten)

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

 

18

 

10

6

58W

58W

58W

electronic

electronic

electronic

Temperature control tolerance - lights off Stability Uniformity

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±2.0°C

±2.0°C

ROOM REFERENCE

SGR231

SGR232

SGR233

Function/facility

2

wide, 3 deep, 1 tier

2

wide, 3 deep, 2 tier

2

wide, 3 deep, 3 tier

Layout Single or double-sided Lamp trays deep

double

double

double

3

3

3

Internal dimensions Width (plenum to plenum wall) Depth (inner walls) Height (aisle headroom) Internal volume (user space) No. of lit growing shelves Adjustment Growing area Each growing bench size (W x L) Growing height

2.75m

2.75m

2.75m

5.1m

5.1m

5.1m

2.0m

2.0m

2.0m

28m 3

28m 3

28m 3

1

- fixed

2

- fixed

3

- fixed

nil 8.16m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 16.32m 2 850mm x 1600mm

nil 24.48m 2 850mm x 1600mm

2.0m

0.8m

0.5m

Light output Maximum lights levels (mol m -2 s -1 ) Distance from lamps

500

280

180

350mm

350mm

350mm

Lighting Fluorescent lamp type No. fitted Power Output regulation Supplementary (60W tungsten)

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

T8/HF/58W/840

 

18

 

10

6

58W

58W

58W

electronic

electronic

electronic

2

2

2

Temperature control tolerance - lights off Stability

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

Uniformity

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

±1.0°C

Specifications common to all variants

Access to growing areas Personnel Material

walkway - 950mm silicone rubber

Performance Temperature range Maximum

+35°C

Minimum - lights on

+15°C

Minimum - lights off

+10°C

Change rate

+12.5°C per hour

Control tolerance - lights off Stability

±1.0°C

Humidity range Maximum - lights on

80%RH

Maximum - lights off

90%RH

Minimum - lights on

55%RH

Minimum - lights off

60%RH

Stability

±5%RH

Change rate Dewpoint range - lights on Dewpoint range - lights off

15%RH per hour 8 - 28°C 8 - 26°C

Airflow Direction Max. velocity across shelves

horizontal 0.5m s -1

Fresh air exchanges per hour - max.

4

- min.

0

Facilities Programmer (C** models)

diurnal controls

Data input

digital

Display

LCD

Monitoring of conditions

yes

Alarm settings

yes

Communications

optional

Programme segments

2

Programme storage

no

Networking

no

Data collection

no

Programmer (P** models)

eurotherm controller/programmer

Data input

digital

Display

L.C.D

Monitoring of conditions

yes

Alarm settings

yes

Communications

RS232

Networking Data collection

yes via RS232 link

Plant specimen protection

upper/lower

Chamber over-temp. protection

upper

Systems

Climate conditioning

integral

Control

3 term - p.i.d.

Sensors

capacitance

Heating

long-life electrical resistance heater

Cooling

electro-mechanical

Cooling medium

liquid

Humidification

vapour generator

Dehumidification

dehumidification via the cooling system

External dimensions Width

2.21m

Depth

1.96m

Height

2.67m

Min. slab to roof height required

3.4m

Construction

Exterior

coated steel

Finish

white - smooth

Interior

Pvf2 coated steel

Site requirements Voltage

410V +6%/-10%

Phase

3

Configuration

star

Power requirement (room only)

18A

Chilled water requirements Chiller ambient temperature

-5°C to +35°C

Maximum cooling duty required

3.9kW

Chilled water flow rate required

1200 l/hr

Chiller power required

6A

De-mineralised water requirements Quality Pressure Consumption Drainage

15 to 35 µScm -1 0.14 - 0.7 bar 2 l/hr 22mm pipe connection

Weiss Technik UK Ltd

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