Reach-in Growth Chambers

UTM OVPR owns a total of 8 reach-in growth chambers.  Eight are Conviron chambers with temperature controls, programmable fluorescent and incandescent lamps.  Two are Sanyo Versatile Test chambers with temperature and humidity control and programmable fluorescent lamps.  UTM OVPR co-manages two Biochambers designed for maximum growth height and high light intensities and with controls for additive humidity and temperatures.  

Below are the technical specifications for all the reach-in growth chambers for research in plants and insects here at UTM:


 Reach-in Conviron plant growth chambers

Item Location Manufacturer Model Serial#
3028-06GC DV3028 Conviron EF7 030259
3028-07GC DV3028 Conviron EF7 030258
3028-08GC DV3028 Conviron EF7 030261
3028-09GC DV3028 Conviron EF7 030260
3092-01GC DV3092D Conviron E15 010274
3092-02GC DV3092D Conviron E15 010277
3092-03GC DV3092D Conviron E15 010276
3092-04GC DV3092D Conviron E15 010275

EF7 Technical Specifications:

  • Growth Area:  7.5ft ².
  • Growth Height:  42.5”.
  • Growth Capacity:  730L.
  • Temperature Range:  Lights off +4⁰C to +45⁰C, lights on +10⁰C to +45⁰C; programmable.
  • Humidity:  Not controlled, temperature-dependent.
  • Lighting:  Intensity 350 micromoles/m²/s., T8 fluorescent and incandescent lamps; programmable.
  • Control system:  Conviron CMP4030.

EF15 Technical Specifications:

  • Growth Area:  15ft ²
  • Growth Height:  46”
  • Growth Capacity:  1700L
  • Temperature Range:  Lights off +4⁰C to +45⁰C, lights on +10⁰C to +45⁰C, programmable.                                     
  • Humidity:  Not controlled, temperature-dependent.
  • Lighting:  875 micromoles/m²/s, T12 fluorescent and incandescent lamps; programmable.
  • Control System:  Conviron  CMP4030

Reach-in Sanyo Versatile Environmental Test Chambers 

Item Location Manufacturer Model Serial #
Sanyo growth cabinet  1 DV1012 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. MLR-350H (s.502-330) 50502766
Sanyo growth cabinet  2 DV1012 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. MLR-350H (s.502-330) 50401843

Sanyo Technical Specifications:

  • Effective Capacity: 294L.
  • Internal Dimensions: W520 x D490 x H1135 mm.
  • Removable Shelves Inside:  x5.
  • Temperature Range: Lights off +5⁰C to +50 ⁰C, lights on +10 ⁰C to +50 ⁰C; programmable, 9 steps with 3 patterns, maximum 99 cycles or continuous.
  • Humidity Control: 55% to 90% RH at temperature +15⁰C to +45 ⁰C; an external water supply tank is needed; non-programmable.
  • Lighting: Fluorescent light 40Wx15 (FL40SSW/37), programmable; maximum 6 lighting steps.
  • Control System:  control panel with digital display.

Reach-in Plant Growth Chambers from Biochambers

Item Location Manufacturer Model Serial #
1012-08GC DV1012 Biochambers Incorporated GC20-BDAF 10G001
1012-09GC DV1012 Biochambers Incorporated GC20-BDAF 13C001

GC20-BDAF Technical Specifications:

  • Growth Area: 20.4 ft².
  • Growth Height: 68 ½”.
  • Growth Capacity: 104 ft³.
  • Temperature Range: Lights off +5⁰C to +40⁰C, lights on +10⁰C to +40⁰C;   programmable.                                    
  • Humidity:
    • Designed for an ambient condition of 50% RH at 21⁰C.
    • Additive humidity up to 75% with light on, 90% with light off.  
    • PID control.
  • Lighting: Intensity 1200 μmoles/m²/s, dimmable, programmable via controller.  Lights used are High pressure sodium (HPS) Sylvania LU400/PLUS/ECO (67312) and Metal Halide (MH) Venture Lighting MS 400W/H75/PS/740 (58788)
  • Air Distribution:  Downward airflow, wind speed can be programmable.
  • Control System: BioChambers VNET 6000.

 

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