Biora Growth Chambers

Biora Growth Chambers provide biotechnology industries with the control and repeatability needed to efficiently sustain precise conditions, maximise production capabilities, product quality and security, whilst conserving water and energy use.

Building on MineARC’s successful capabilities in creating controlled environments for industrial safety, Biora’s componentry allows for the development, refinement and repetition of specific growth and testing conditions. Cooperating with clients and ensuring we understand their requirements and specifications guarantees Biora Growth Chambers provide maximum flexibility to meet changing research requirements. Clients benefit from high involvement in every aspect of the design and manufacture process, enabling us to provide the solution to best suit their needs.

All componentry is designed, manufactured, installed, commissioned and serviced by MineARC Systems.

Overview

MineARC’s Biora offers multi-functional Walk-In and Reach-In Growth Chambers for all plant science and agricultural biotechnology applications. Enjoy the benefits of innovative functionality, versatility and the replication of any environmental conditions within a secure and robust modular shell.

Biora chambers are designed for use in the research of:

  • Plant Growth
  • Germination
  • Tissue Culture
  • Crop Sciences & Diseases
  • Algae
  • Arabidopsis
  • Entomology
  • Seeds and their storage and drying applications
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Precise environmental control based on required specifications
  • Remote monitoring and inter-chamber connectivity with MineARC’s GuardIAN System
  • Purpose-engineered gas monitoring and atmosphere control
  • High output, compared to standard container farms
  • Robust, durable chamber shell with modular options available for ease of transport
  • Dedicated Engineering team to provide customised configurations and internal features
  • End-to-end service with local after sales support and maintenance schedules
  • ISO 9001:2018 Certification
  • Advanced, highly efficient cooling, heating and ventilation control
  • Adjustable air flow rate, custom air direction in horizontal and vertical, and near uniform flow and use of variable speed fans for accurate air control
  • Redundancy HVAC and control systems ensuring the health of crops
  • Built-in dehumidification and advanced humidification equipment
  • Extended range of temperature and relative humidity control, ensuring research requirements are met
  • Custom lighting design based on requirements, including LED, HPS, and MH
  • Advanced lighting control with customisable light intensity and spectrum, dimming, and seasonal replication
  • Single and multi-tier lighting opportunities
  • Optional high-quality built-in light measurement equipment can be added to optimise growth yield
  • Gas monitoring and control of oxygen and carbon dioxide as standard (additional gas sensors can be added as required)
  • Gases are measured by internal Aura-FX probes
  • Excess carbon dioxide removal with MineARC scrubbing technology, reducing CO2 levels as required
  • Carbon dioxide enrichment to optimise the vegetative and reproductive growth stages.

MineARC’s integrated GuardIAN control system enables real-time remote monitoring, providing confidence that your Biora Growth Chambers are operating efficiently and effectively at all times.

GuardIAN is an independent system that continuously monitors all vital operating systems, sending alarms and push notifications (email and text message) via Ethernet and/ or WiFi.

All diagnostics and real-time monitoring are easily accessible through a secure, locally hosted webpage; compatible with any computer, tablet or smart phone. The GuardIAN home page features a summary of your entire Biora fleet and overall operational status, with the ability to drill down to a detailed report of each grow chamber.

In addition to it’s remote monitoring capabilities, GuardIAN can also be accessed by a user-friendly touchscreen HMI Control Panel, located on the face of each Biora Grow Chamber. Fan speed, fresh air intake and exhaust ports can all be controlled by GuardIAN via the HMI Control Panel.

GuardIAN provides the added advantage of security within the grow chamber, with an internal IP camera; accessible remotely. A number of optional security access solutions are available to protect your investment including:

  • Electric smart key lockable door with PIN code or swipe access
  • External IP cameras installed for both security and remote chamber monitoring
  • Internal temperature, humidity and pressure sensors.
  • Optimization of growth area with single and multi-tier internal design options for crops with different heights
  • Fully insulated structure
  • Optional built-in irrigation equipment
  • Designed to suit client requirements and specifications for the entire research project life cycle
  • Design can allow for transport with minimal installation, including forklift and crane access points for a semi modular system if intended
  • Airlock options available.

Biora Chambers For Cannabis Growth

Stage 1: Propagation Room

Creating a high humidity environment to stimulate growth & prevent drying during the most vulnerable stage.

  • Temperature control (70-80°F)
  • Humidity control (80-90% RH)
  • CO2 control (400ppm)
  • Lighting: 2700K
  • Storage racking
  • Irrigation
  • Security – access monitored/logged, cameras, locks
  • Standard size: 3m x 12m x 3m H
  • Primary structure - Steel sub frame with 75mm structural insulated panel (SIP) external white, internal stainless
  • Optional addition of Reach-In Chambers

Stage 2: Vegetation Room

Larger scale room, providing a consistent temperature, humidity and watering cycle for healthy, sustained growth.

  • Temperature control (70-80°F)
  • Humidity control (50-70% RH)
  • CO2 control (400-800ppm)
  • Lighting: 6500K
  • Irrigation
  • Security – access monitored/logged, cameras, locks
  • Standard size: 3m x 12m x 3m H
  • Primary structure - Steel sub frame with 75mm structural insulated panel (SIP) external white, internal stainless

Stage 3: Flowering/Grow Room

Shortened light cycle, and reduced temperature & humidity to prevent mildew and disease on flowering buds.

  • Temperature control (65-80°F)
  • Humidity control (40-60% RH)
  • CO2 control (800-1400ppm)
  • Lighting: 2700K
  • Air Conditioning (44kW) ducted system w/ evenly distributed flow
  • Irrigation
  • Controlled ventilation and exhaust
  • Odour control
  • Standard size: 3m x 12m x 3m H
  • Security – access monitored/logged, cameras, locks
  • Reflective internal surfaces
  • Primary structure – Steel sub frame with 75mm structural insulated panel (SIP) external white, internal stainless.

Stage 4: Drying Room

High ventilation with low humidity to reduce water content of buds, removing unwanted pigmentation.

  • Temperature control (60-70°F)
  • Humidity control (45-55% RH)
  • Hang racks (pre-trimming)
  • Security – access monitored/logged, cameras, locks
  • Diffused Air circulation
  • Standard size: 3m x 12m x 3m H
  • Primary structure - Steel sub frame with 75mm structural insulated panel (SIP) external white, internal stainless

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