Designed for large-scale hydroponic grow rooms, hydroponic chillers from Cold Shot Chillers® can achieve the close temperature control required for optimal plant growth.
Hydroponics is a special type of hydroculture that grows plants in nutrient-rich, water-based solutions rather than soil. Like regular nurseries, hydroponic systems require light from the sun or grow lights for crops to develop properly.
Temperature management is also critical to growing plants hydroponically as several plants develop optimally at specific temperatures. For example, cucumbers thrive at higher temperatures.
There are several ways to control the ambient temperature of hydroponic reservoirs such as using water-cooled systems, reflective metal to shield the reservoir from ambient heat, or investing in a hydroponic water chiller. Of all the temperature control methods, industrial chillers provide the best cooling efficiency.
A hydroponic chiller is a system that provides process cooling for hydroponic reservoirs. High water temperatures can have a severe impact on the growth of your plants. The ideal water temperature for hydroponics fosters a good balance between oxygen usage and metabolism of your plants. For commercially-cultivated plants, this can be anywhere from 59 to 86°F.
Hydroponic water chillers have the same principle of operation as standard industrial chillers. The nutrient-rich solution within the system is circulated through the chiller which contains cooling coils that chill it to the required temperature.
Industrial chillers can be used to achieve temperature control within hydroponic cultures to aid proper plant growth. A water chiller system for hydroponics offers the following benefits over other process cooling methods:
To find the best water chiller for hydroponics, you may use the following steps:
Alternatively, you can use Cold Shot Chillers® chiller sizing tool by providing your incoming water temperature, ideal chill water temperature, and flow rate.
Cold Shot Chillers® offers hydroponics chillers with capacities ranging from 1.5 to 100 tons. They can maintain temperatures between +/-2 °F of your desired set point.
Unsure of where to buy hydroponic water chillers? Grow room cooling systemsfrom Cold Shot Chillers® use high-efficiency cooling coils to regulate the temperature of your hydroponic system/reservoir. Our chillers are manufactured using premium-grade materials for durable operation.
Please contact us today for more information about our hydroponic chillers or to request a quote.
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