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Configured with the Flex option, an MTPS plant growth room becomes a highly adaptable environment for research programs requiring a range of plant heights and lighting intensities. The Flex option allows the MTPS to be converted from a tall plant/high light/single tier configuration to a short plant/low light/two or three-tier configuration. The flexible design means there is no need for special trades or services to adjust shelf height and airflow as research needs change. Simple plug-and-play design provides researchers with easily adjustable and removable cantilevered canopies.
The G1000 is specifically designed for consistent, uniform seed germination. To accommodate a wide range of seed types the G1000 features a temperature range from +4°C to +40°C – the lower temperatures being advantageous for prechilling to overcome dormancy. The high humidity of the unit (up to 98%) ensures adequate moisture is available for seeds, while the horizontal airflow design ensures excellent temperature and humidity uniformity throughout the growing area. The user adjustable fan speed further enhances airflow control.
The PGW40 equips the researcher with a walk-in environment accessible from two large doors on the front of the chamber. This model is ideally suited for research involving taller classified plants. The extended growth height ensures that most plants can be grown to full maturity within a moderate to high light regime. Also available with the PGW40 are low-temp options for running the chamber at temperatures below the standard 4˚C. A defrost option is also available which prevents a temperature rise during the defrost cycle.
The PGC FLEX offers the ultimate in flexibility. In its standard configuration, the chamber operates as a single-tier highlight growth chamber with a counterbalanced light canopy and upward airflow. A simple conversion alters the chamber’s configuration to either a double or triple tier configuration with medium light intensity and horizontal airflow.
The GR series of walk-in rooms, available in six standard sizes, is a highly economical platform for providing a controlled environment in a walk-in configuration. This series of chamber offers low to moderate level light intensities using multiple light canopies. The temperature range is narrower than on other Conviron walk-in chambers which affords greater energy efficiency and economy. The multi-lamp-canopy configuration enables researchers to have several experiments running simultaneously with plants at varying levels of maturity.
Conviron’s DR Series dew rooms are uniquely designed for testing in a high (100% RH) humidity, or ‘saturated’ or ‘mist’, environment. A typical application in plant pathology, for example, is the testing of plants infected with disease where the high humidity promotes disease propagation. Dew rooms provide horizontal airflow with air discharge via a perforated side wall plenum. Lighting on the standard configuration is for visibility purposes only.
Conviron's SR Series seed storage rooms are based on a modular platform. These seed storage rooms are custom sized for each application and are suitable for both long term and medium term collections. Long term seed storage conditions are typically set to minus 18 degrees C while medium term collections are stored at 4 degrees C and 30 to 50% RH. Dehumidification is provided using a chemical dehumidifier. Several different cooling methods are available while complete mechanical system redundancy is also available where required.
The TCR walk-in room provides a multi-tier modular platform available in increments of 60ft2 (5.6m2). This makes the TCR chamber suitable for research involving plant tissue culture and is often used within large micropropagation programs. The solid side wall plenums transfer air to individual air shelves ensuring upward airflow from each individual shelf, which is essential in mitigating condensation within media dishes.
The TC80 is specifically designed for the growth of tissue culture. With four shelves and a top-mounted refrigeration system, the TC80 provides an exceptional growth area-to-footprint ratio. The four shelves channel the airflow upward which acts to minimize the formation of condensation inside the lids of Petri dishes and other tissue culture vessels. Please consult Conviron regarding specific requirements.
The TC30 is specifically designed for tissue culture research. However, with its 25” (635mm) growth height, the chamber is also suitable for growing short plants that require low light intensity. The chamber provides two shelves that channel the airflow through the shelves discharging it upward. This helps to minimize the formation of condensation inside the lids of Petri dishes and other tissue culture vessels. The TC30 ships fully assembled and fits through standard doorways. Please consult Conviron regarding specific requirements.