Indoor Agriculture

Indoor Agriculture

Indoor agriculture is a growing market, both literally and figuratively. All over the world, crops are cultivated indoors for a variety of reasons — but mainly due to control over growing conditions. Despite their best efforts, meteorologists can’t always predict the weather. And even when they can, protecting crops from harsh weather conditions isn’t always feasible. Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US helps farmers more successfully grow indoors with accurate temperature and humidity control, while also reducing energy consumption by as much as 40% when compared to traditional methods.

 

NOT COMFORT COOLING

Indoor agriculture HVAC systems are designed for loads and operations that vary greatly from what is required to comfort cooling for humans. For example, during “daytime” modes, where growing lights are on and emitting heat, high latent loads from evapotranspiration and sensible cooling effects from plant transpiration result in a need for both sensible cooling and also dehumidification. But during “nighttime” mode, there is very little sensible load, some latent load from evapotranspiration and some sensible cooling from transpiration. This, then, results in a need for dehumidification but little or no sensible cooling.

Because of such distinct conditions unique to indoor agriculture, Mitsubishi Electric systems are designed to handle these specific modes of operation: cooling and dehumidification when lights are on, and primary dehumidification (with possibility of heating) when the lights are off. 

 

ALWAYS ON

Our systems are also designed and configured to facilitate year-round operation. In regions where winters are cold, growers turn to Mitsubishi Electric HVAC equipment to maintain desired space conditions, likely for dehumidification. In addition, because many growers choose not to bring in outdoor air to help keep up indoor levels of carbon dioxide, growers are turning to Mitsubishi Electric, as our systems can operate in cold, ambient conditions without airside economizing.

 

MAXIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Mitsubishi Electric VRF zoning systems are up to 40% more efficient when compared to conventional systems. This is due to the fact that the built-in INVERTER-compressor technology uses the minimum amount of energy necessary to maintain comfort levels while adjusting to partial-load conditions, which occur most of the time. Because you use only the exact amount of energy you need, and nothing more, you may find your Mitsubishi Electric system can lead to big savings.

 

USING MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC VRF SYSTEMS FOR YOUR INDOOR AGRICULTURE PROJECT

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