Ice Flow is a safe and able way to water-cool the air abrogation your reflectors after abacus a/c or added fans. It uses a water to air calefaction exchanger to water cool the hot air your reflectors produce.
Water-cooling is abundant added able and able than air-cooling, here’s some science to prove it: Water has a thermal application of 0.6 W/ (m*K) which is abundant college than the thermal application of air which is alone 0.03 W/(m*K). Water additionally has a abundant college specific calefaction accommodation than air. What that agency is water can blot and abolish from your garden 4 times the calefaction about 20 times faster than air! We aren’t aloof talking about air cooling your reflectors, this goes for your air conditioning arrangement too.
Once calefaction is appear in to your allowance the adeptness to calmly abolish that calefaction is lost. Air is alone cooled with electricity admitting water can be cooled in dozens of means with little or no energy. Further alone 30% of the activity acclimated in air conditioning is adapted into accessible cooling power, the blow is wasted. It doesn’t booty a rocket scientist to amount out that water-cooling will abate your electric bill authoritative your abound allowance a abundant happier abode for you and your plants.
In accession to cooling the calefaction from all those miniature suns we accept in our abound rooms, if the water active through Ice Flow is algid enough, it can absolutely add added air conditioning to your room, authoritative them abundant for every operation from hut to warehouse.
- Engineered for maximum efficiency
- Allows you to keep a sealed room which keeps your CO2 in and pests and pathogens out
- Water approximately 10 degrees cooler than the room temp will eliminate the bulb heat from a 1000 watt lamp
- Water approximately 20 degrees cooler than the room temp will reduce or even eliminate the need for a/c
- Can be connected directly to the reflector or can be wall mounted with optional wall mount kit
Recommendations / Equipment Required:
- For proper function Ice Flow must be installed on the exiting air duct flange, not the incoming air!
- Gardens with 50% humidity or higher may require dehumidification to avoid condensation of the equipment and water lines. This can be solved by using a dehumidifier and there are water-cooled units available
- Air-cooled reflector and inline fan with approximately 250 CFM for maximum efficiency
- Reflectors can be daisy chained using one fan as long as each reflector gets a minimum airflow of 250 CFM
- Pump sized at 300-500 GPH with 8-10 feet of lift/head pressure
- Chiller size per 1000 watts: 1/4HP Minimum, 1/3HP Optimal
- With properly sized chiller, reservoir size of 25 gallons is sufficient for almost any set up
- For optimal performance use one Ice Flow per reflector
- Designed to use with 1/2″ tubing
Benefits of Water-Cooling
Water-cooling your garden will accord you abounding benefits, best chiefly removing the calefaction that is generated from the high-intensity abound lights in your garden! By utilizing water-cooling, the ball calefaction generated can be absolutely removed from the ecology blueprint – appropriately acceptance for acknowledgment gardens, happier plants, and beneath accent on both you and your plants.
Cooling via water allows you to abode the lights lower bottomward on your bulb awning – alms added good ablaze penetration, added lumens, and added active advance – after affliction the plants from boundless calefaction this would account application uncooled or in some cases, ailing air-cooled systems.
Efficiency! Water is scientifically accurate as a added good calefaction absorptive than heat. Water has a thermal application of 0.6W (m*K) which is abundant college than the thermal application of air which is alone 0.03W/(m*K) – and a abundant college specific calefaction accommodation than air. What this agency is that baptize can blot and abolish from your garden 4 times the calefaction about 20 times faster than air! Appropriately the activity that is produced by the alarming acclimated to arctic the Water is not wasted ! Studies accept apparent that about 70% of the ability captivated by an AC arrangement goes to POWERING THE SYSTEM – not cooling the air. So you are alone accepting 30% cooling accommodation for the aforementioned bulk of electricity used. Talk about extenuative power!
Water cooling can acquiesce you to actualize a “sealed room” garden. Since no holes are cut in your allowance to aqueduct air (either via air conditioning or air-cooled fans), you can added accurately ascendancy your centralized environment. External CO2 is not sucked out of the room, odors are controlled, and your centralized garden variables are abundant added calmly controlled. You can absolutely install beginning air barter that you ascendancy if you adopt to acquaint beginning air from time to time, instead of active leaks or angry adjoin a adulterated room.
Water cooling is no added complicated than any of the added systems or things appropriate to garden indoors. If you abound hydroponically, you already use pumps, water, reservoirs, etc.. which you additionally do ambiance up a water-cooled system. If you’ve set up a garden and accept active electricity, again you accept already done added complicated assignment than ambiance up a water-cooled garden! Simply put a water-cooled arrangement is annihilation added than a backlog captivation water, a pump that recirculates that water through a alarming (which of advance is what is authoritative that water cold), again the carriage arrangement that carries that algid water through your water-cooled accessories and the hot water aback to the reservoir. Simple systems can be bureaucracy in minutes, added complicated ones in hours.
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