Customized Environmental Rooms

Customized environmental rooms from Norlake Scientific meet the challenges found in a host of industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biomedical
  • Biotech
  • Blood Bank
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Life Science
  • Pharmaceutical
  • And many others

No matter your application, you can turn to Norlake Scientific for a customized environmental room that delivers stable, predictable results.

Enviro-Line customized rooms and stability chambers are designed to reproduce and closely monitor any environment through a precise combination of humidity, temperature and light. Create the exact settings required using a wide range of size, shape, refrigeration and control options. The Norlake Scientific team can assist with selecting from these options and configuring your customized environmental room.

Customized Environmental Room Panel Construction

Norlake Scientific Enviro-Line rooms are constructed of polyurethane insulated panels. We use polyurethane foam for many reasons including its superior temperature-retaining properties which also boosts energy efficiency. With a 97% closed cell content, polyurethane also provides excellent moisture resistance. Because polyurethane foam allows for thinner walls, you also get the maximum interior storage space. Plus, Norlake Scientific foam is also environmentally-friendly since it has a blowing agent with zero ozone depletion potential.

Whether you choose a multi-temperature or constant temperature environmental room for indoor or outdoor application, installation is simple. Norlake Scientific's modular panels with cam-lock construction make it easy to assemble your structure. Locks are easily activated using a factory-supplied 5/16-inch hex wrench. Should you need to relocate or add panels, you can take apart your customized environmental room and reassemble.

Norlake cam-lock construction

Norlake Scientific's modular panels with cam-lock construction are easily assembled.

 

Norlake cam-lock activation

Environmental room cam-locks are easily activated using a factory-supplied 5/16-inch hex wrench.

Environmental room panels feature a tongue and groove design for proper alignment and a dependable seal. To further ensure a tight seal, there are continuous gaskets around the outer perimeter of the panel without cuts or breaks at corners. Gaskets are foamed-in-place into the panel to prevent falling off or pulling off during shipment or installation.

Norlake tongue and groove panel design

Environmental room panels feature a tongue and groove design for proper alignment and a dependable seal.

Panels are also made to hold up to daily usage. The standard panels are four inches thick with 26 ga. corrosion-resistant coated steel interior and exterior. Customized environmental rooms supplied with a floor will include a smooth aluminum interior surface.  Other wall and floor finishes as well as a five-inch thickness are available to suit your application.

Customized Environmental Room Doors

Standard environmental room doors are designed to maintain inside conditions by creating an airtight seal. Doors feature a stepped profile design which forms a barrier to airflow. Other door components like spring-loaded hinges, spring-activated door closers and magnetic gaskets also help form a dependable seal.

Standard door widths are 26", 30" and 36" but other widths and door types are also available.

Refrigeration Systems For Customized Environmental Rooms

Industrial quality refrigeration systems supplied with each Enviro-Line environmental room may be either air or water-cooled. Either way, you can depend on your system to consistently provide the precise amount of cooling needed.

Each refrigeration system features high quality components for added dependability and efficiency. Energy efficient compressors and motors, for example, provide maximum energy savings while eco-friendly refrigerants help protect the environment.

For added security and peace of mind, Norlake can also supply a redundant refrigeration system to protect against system failure due to weather or other conditions.

Norlake Scientific environmental room industrial quality refrigeration system

Industrial quality refrigeration systems supplied with customized environmental rooms.

Environmental Room Control Panels

Electronic control panels provided with Enviro-Line rooms are fully programmable for the most precise control over operating parameters including air temperature, humidity and lighting. These controllers can also integrate into existing building systems for simpler operation. Optional chart recorders keep a record of temperature and humidity performance.

Control panel selection offers a variety of control needs including temperature monitoring of air and product temperatures, monitoring ˚C or ˚F, adjustment of temperature, documentation of temperature on chart recorders and audible and visual alarms. Advanced control provides a +/- 0.15˚C and +/- 1.0% accuracy.

Other features of the control panel include:

  • Emergency shutdown switch
  • Easily adjustable air and product Hi/Lo temperature and alarm settings
  • Key lock door for security
  • Touch pad programming
  • Easy to read alphanumeric displays
  • Dry contacts for remote alarm
  • Power failure alarm

Custom designed control panels are available for unique applications.

Norlake Scientific control panel

Norlake Scientific control panels provide precise control over air temperature, humidity and lighting.

Electronic Control Systems For Environmental Rooms

Electronic control systems are valuable options for customized environmental rooms. These systems make tracking room performance and adjusting settings simple. The LogiTemp Plus™ With Reverse Cycle Defrost electronic control system features an easy-to-use tablet interface on the front of the control panel. Operators may monitor and adjust refrigeration settings on site or remove the tablet and take with them for remote access. If there’s a problem, LogiTemp Plus warns immediately via error codes and online data.

Blood plasma freezer system settings are accessible through a detachable tablet interface located on the front of the freezer.

LogiTemp Plus™ settings are accessible through a detachable tablet interface located on the control panel.

LogiTemp Plus also boosts system efficiency and provides many other benefits:

  • More precise and reliable controls than an all-mechanical system for increased product safety
  • LogiTemp Plus patented design saves up to 27% more energy than an all-mechanical system
  • Demand Defrost technology initiates defrosts only as needed for further energy savings
  • System performance data may also be accessed from any other device with an internet connection including PC or Mac desktops as well as Android or iOS smartphones.
  • No need for a service tech to climb onto a roof or enter the freezer to monitor or adjust the refrigeration system

Other Environmental Room Options

Norlake Scientific viewport option for doors

Viewports provide convenient viewing of inside contents and conditions.

Other environmental room options include an ultrasonic humidifier that meets lab research requirements in humidifying environments that require up to 8 pounds of water per hour. Another option, the optional ultraviolet disinfection system, is a specially designed ultraviolet radiation lamp that is highly effective in killing bacteria, virus, mold and yeast. In addition, customize your environmental room with these options:

  • Diamondtread flooring
  • Exterior door ramp
  • Shelving kits
  • Viewport door (standard size is 14" x 14")
  • Duplex electrical outlets
  • Heater kit for cooler located outdoors in below 0˚C ambient
  • Leak detector/alarm (may be a requirement in some areas)

 

 

 


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