FabricAir has introduced the FabricAir Rack Flow System, an air delivery system for multitier grow racks that does not use sheet metal duct or plenums.
"Rack Flow consists of fabric duct, fans, variable speed controllers, and a suspension system of stainless-steel cables and powder-coated mounting brackets," the FabricAir team explains. "The system is designed for multitier cannabis growing as it delivers conditioned ambient air through the racking into the plant canopy to prevent yield-restricting microclimates."
"Rack Flow is the only multitier rack air delivery system designed by an air distribution manufacturer," they continue. "The lightweight system is adaptable to all rack brands and compatible with any lighting grid. FabricAir guarantees the grow industry’s highest CFM/watt efficiency. The system serves racks up to 64 feet long."
Rack Flow ducts are supplied with conditioned ambient air from ETL-listed Energy Star fans. Growers can adjust the airflow to accommodate different stages of grow cycles. Fans come standard with variable speed digital controllers, are easily integrated with grow automation systems (GAS), and are compatible with feedback controls. Rack Flow’s fans are controllable using 0-10V or pulse wave modulation (PWM) formats. Rack Flow uses two antimicrobial, flame-retardant, and durable fabric cloud ducts that span the length of the rack.
"Rack Flow uses a proprietary linear venting that produces uniform, predictable airflow and velocities; additionally, it doesn’t use metal plenums or ductwork that are labor-intensive to install and clean. The ECM fans cut power consumption by up to half versus conventional AC fans, and conform to UL–507 and CSA C22.2 standards. Finally, it can be quickly disassembled, laundered, and reassembled up to six times faster than conventional systems."
For more information: