Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants without soil, via the use of a mineral and nutrient rich water solution instead, which enables plants to be grown indoors. In order to compensate for the lack of natural sunlight, grow lamps are typically used to synthesise the photosynthesis process that all plants go through.
The lamps used in your hydroponics set-up will generate a fair amount of heat, so it’s important to ventilate the space in order to prevent fires from occurring. Our ventilation ducting kits are designed to be used with your hydroponics equipment,allowing you to maintain a safe operation and prevent your plants from undue harm.
Here at Ducting Online we supply a wide range of ducting and ventilation products for a variety of applications, including this ventilation kit designed to be used with hydroponic growing systems. It has the following specifications and features:
High Quality 4" (100mm) diameter -Hydroponics Ducting Kit (DOHK - 100 VKO 1T)
The ventilation kit is equipped with a regulated timer, with the operating time programmable from 2 to 30 minutes. The kit also includes:
100dia Carbon Filter 250mm long
100dia VKO 1tk Inline Fan
100dia Aluminium foil, flex x 2.5mtrs
AFDT - Silver Tape 50mm
The premium activated carbon filter is 100mm 4” in diameter, and 250mm long. It has an 18 month life span under normal operating conditions, and there is a pre-filter included in the kit. The extra virgin activated carbon pellets enable better airflow, whilst the 0.1 second contact time ensures 100% odour removal.
The multi-ply aluminium foil ventilation ducting is very flexible and hard-wearing. It is puncture resistant, and fully operational in temperatures ranging from -30°C to140°C. Available in lengths of 5m and10m, it is manufactured to EU standard EN13180 and fire resistant in line with BS 476 which greatly reduces the risk of flames and smoke spreading to different rooms in the event of a fire.
The VKO1T fan has 100mm 4" diameter duct connections, and up to 137 m3/hour airflow rate. The run-on timer is adjustable inside from 2 to 40 minutes (an additional live switch is required), and has 16 watts of running current. The fan has a noise level of 37 db(A) at a 3m distance, and an IP rating of IPX4 which means that it is also protected from splashes of water.