Optimizing Plant Growth Chambers with Embedded Airflow Sensors

April 30, 2021 | Posted By: Alex Sargent

Plant growth chambers and rooms create environmental conditions for healthy growth and controlled environments for analyzing plants. Growth chambers vary in size, style, and features. They may include airflow or ventilation systems, as well as methods to control and monitor lighting, temperature, and humidity, in order to simulate different environmental conditions.

Embedded airflow sensors and switches are key elements of the HVAC and airflow systems controlling the air moving through, and inside of, growth chambers. Air velocity & temperature sensing products from Degree Controls are used in and around grow cabinets and grow rooms for:

  • speed control of fans to regulate temperature, adjust humidity levels, replenish CO2 concentrations, and manage the number of air changes per hour
  • measuring intake and exhaust air velocity to verify that levels are adequate
  • measuring air velocity at the face of HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) fan filter units delivering pretreated air to controlled environments to ensure that face velocities are within design specifications
  • monitoring the output of fans generating upward, downward, or horizontal airflow across grow areas
Air velocity & temperature sensing products from Degree Controls are used in and around grow cabinets and grow rooms.
Embedded airflow sensors and switches are key elements of the HVAC and airflow systems controlling the air moving through, and inside of, growth chambers.

Our embedded sensors measure air velocity and temperature simultaneously. Probe style sensors are designed with conformal coated sensing elements and sealed enclosures, and pcb mount and remote sensor head styles are also available. Sensors and switches are configured to order with a variety of air velocity ranges and analog/digital output styles for communicating measured values to controllers or signaling an alarm condition.

Enhance the performance and integrity of plant incubators and environmental growth chambers in laboratories, greenhouses, and research centers with embedded air velocity and temperature sensing, monitoring, and control.  Plants improve the environment and help us in many different ways.

About the Author

Alex Sargent

Alex joined Degree Controls, Inc. in 2018 bringing with him nearly a decade of experience with sensor technology and instrumentation. As Technical Sales Engineer he handles the sales of embedded sensors and consults some of the world's largest manufacturers on the use of these instruments.