Modular Walk-In Grow Chambers - Biora

Modular Walk-In Grow Chambers by Biora provide the agricultural and biotech industries with a flexible solution to controlled environment requirements.

These in situ Grow Chambers are shipped and constructed onsite by a team of trained MineARC Technicians. Suited for indoor locations where access is limited, they are modular in design; allowing for multiple rooms and sizes within a single facility.

Biora Modular Walk-In Grow Chambers provide the control and repeatability needed to efficiently sustain precise conditions and maximise production capabilities, product quality and security. Chambers can also be engineered to comply to with the necessary standards for research-based applications.

Biora Plant Growth Walk-In Chamber

Modular Walk-In Chambers for Indoor Use

Biora Plant Growth Walk-In Chambers are available in a range of models, engineered specifically for the various growth stages of the plant. Chambers are customised during the design and manufacturing process to suit client requirements, industry recommended standards and best practice.

Biora Walk-In Chambers provide a significantly higher output than standard container farms, due to the purpose-engineered gas monitoring, LED lighting and cooling technology that allow for precise environmental control, despite its location.

The structure is framed with 3mm (11-gauge) steel, powder coated and bolted together with stainless steel hardware. Custom dimensions available on request.

 

  • Range of standard and custom configurations available
  • Robust steel frame with stainless steel hardware
  • Industry-leading HMI control system with intuitive programming
  • Remote web-based chamber monitoring and control
  • CO2 monitoring and regulation, with optional gases such as Nitrogen available
  • Precise temperature and humidity management
  • Ducted ventilation for air flow manipulation
  • Security and data protection options
Model External Dimensions - m [ft] (H x W x L) Internal Dimensions - m [ft] (H x W x L) Weight - kg [lbs] Shelves Grow Area - m2 [ft2]
BI-WI-BO-10-10-15 3 x 3 x 4.6 [10 x 10 x 15] 2.8 x 2.9 x 4.5 [9.2 x 9.7 x 14.7] 3,100 [6,625] 18 20.1 [216]
BI-WI-BO-10-10-20 3 x 3 x 6.1 [10 x 10 x 20] 2.8 x 2.9 x 6.0 [9.2 x 9.7 x 19.7] 3,900 [8,500] 24 26.8 [288]
BI-WI-BO-10-10-28 3 x 3 x 8.5 [10 x 10 x 28] 2.8 x 2.9 x 8.4 [9.2 x 9.7 x 27.7] 5,300 [11,500] 36 40.1 [432]
BI-WI-BO-10-10-32 3 x 3 x 9.8 [10 x 10 x 32] 2.8 x 2.9 x 9.7 [9.2 x 9.7 x 31.7] 5,900 [13,000] 42 46.8 [504]
BI-WI-BO-10-10-40 3 x 3 x 12.2 [10 x 10 x 40] 2.8 x 2.9 x 12.1 [9.2 x 9.7 x 39.7] 6,900 [15,000] 54 60.2 [648]

Walk-In Chamber Technology

Take charge of temperature, humidity, light intensity, air flow and CO2 levels, with MineARC's advanced and unique technology, that is available in all Biora Walk-In Chambers.

 

Biora's industry-leading control system allows for intuitive programming and remote, web-based management. Enjoy real-time monitoring of all control processes, with the ability to access 12 months worth of historical data.

The 7" high resolution, user-friendly touch screen can also be customised with various levels of security to ensure your crops are kept safe and secure at all times.

  • Web-based software with both local and remote access
  • Real-time monitoring of all control processes
  • 12 months of historical data accessible
  • Limitless customisable programs
  • Data export and import options
  • Push notifications based on custom alert settings
  • Data protection and security options
  • Customised HMI options and local engineering support

In addition to it’s remote capabilities, Biora’s Control System can also be accessed by a user-friendly touch-screen HMI Panel, located on the face or inside of each Biora Chamber. Chamber status, historical data, alarms and programming can all be accessed and controlled via the HMI.

HMI Control System for Plant Growth Chamber

Supplementing light will affect plant growth and the development of metabolic processes. Optimal light conditions will vary across plant variety, crop and region.

Adjusting light wavelength will impact disease resistance, taste and nutrition. Variations on light intensity, direction and distribution are just some of the conditions that can be manipulated within a Biora Walk-In or Reach-In Plant Growth Chamber.

Lights emit different colour spectrums, and although not all are visible to the human eye, they are inherent to plant growth. Photomorphogenesis is the growth pattern in plants in response to varied colour spectrums of light. As a plant develops, different spectrums become more critical; blue light may be necessary for propagation while red light is introduced later to promote flowering.

Too much or too little of a particular wavelength can hinder growth, produce blisters and block chlorophyll production which will eventually halt photosynthesis.

  • Custom lighting design based on requirements, including LED and HPS
  • Control over canopy, intensity and spectrum for day time and seasonal replication
  • Single and multi-tier opportunities
  • Optional high-quality built-in light measurement equipment for optimisation of growth yield

Biora Walk-in Chambers are fitted with high quality split system ducted air conditioners. Inverter-driven DC motors ensure the units are extremely energy efficient; automatically switching between heating and cooling to accurately maintain the ambient temperature and humidity. Advanced heat pump technology permits use in outdoor climates down to -25°C (-13°F).

Optional individual ducting and zone control is available for different grow areas; ideal for eliminating micro-climates or enabling different grow areas to maintain varying temperature and airflow gradients. Alternate refrigeration methods such as water cooled with hot gas bypass or centrally controlled are available depending on customer requirements.

Uniform airflow is introduced to the chamber through variable speed fans. The air changes can be reduced or halted to support CO2 enrichment practices with minimal waste. A replaceable HEPA filter ensures minimal cross contamination (<1%) between entering and leaving air streams. For extreme temperature climates, an optional energy recovery system will ensure fresh air is appropriately cooled or heated before being injected into the chamber.

The monitoring and control of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) is an optional feature of all Biora Walk-In Chambers.

For rapid CO2 removal, MineARC scrubbing technology can be utilised to reduce levels within the system to below 250ppm (0.025%). Alternatively, CO2 enrichment can be included within the chamber.

Handheld gas monitors are also available, providing a portable safety solution for individuals when entering a chamber.

Biora Gas Monitoring Unit O2 and CO2 Detection

Biora Walk-In Chambers can be engineered to cater specifically to science and research applications.

Research Grade Chambers are customised during the design and manufacturing process to suit client requirements, industry recommended standards and best practice.

  • Airlock/anteroom options
  • Exterior architectural facade
  • Customisable HMI control system and programming
  • Automated irrigation and fertilisation
  • CO2 monitoring and regulation
  • Cold temperature environmental conditions
  • Variable spectrum lighting
  • PC/PPC-2 and PC/PPC-3 laboratory certification
  • Security and data protection options
  • Customised dimensions and modular solutions
  • External lighting and entry ramp

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