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Cannabis Facilities

Driven by deregulation and evolving societal perspectives, the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational use is rapidly becoming part of the modern industrial world. We have seen significant investment in the construction of new facilities and the conversion of existing buildings to serve as growing and/or production facilities. As these facilities have evolved in their sophistication so have local and national codes to ensure that best practices are being put in place.


General Recommendations

In cannabis grow rooms the primary hazard we are concerned with would be carbon dioxide that is used in the enrichment process to increase plant growth and development. It is also not uncommon for producers to monitor the oxygen levels in the room to ensure that they remain optimal for plant health.

For extraction rooms we are generally monitoring for carbon dioxide or combustible gases. Facilities that use natural solvent extraction need to be mindful of the highly combustible nature of those chemicals and ensure levels in the air remain below the explosive limits. Where subcritical or supercritical carbon dioxide extraction is used we need to guard against the depletion of oxygen in the room by either directly measuring CO2 levels, and/or by monitoring the O2 levels.

Equipment Recommendations

We offer a variety of solutions that can be scaled to suit the specific needs of the facility, and the types of processes they are using.

For grow rooms we offer a range of CO2 sensor/transmitters that support ranges from 0-2000ppm all the way to 0-5% Volume. These are available in both commercial (AMC-310 Series) and industrial grade (AMC-360-IREP-CO2 or AMC-DTR) offerings. If monitoring for oxygen depletion the AMC-270-D series transmitter provides great value, and the AMC-DTR serves as a more feature-rich option.

In extraction rooms we typically see explosion-proof requirements, making our AMC-360 Series and AMC-CSA-CAT great value options for monitoring combustible gases. If there is a requirement for more complex features, including display, non-intrusive calibration, or local relays then the AMC-DTR would be our recommendation.

In either application we offer a variety of monitor options ranging from single/dual channel units such as the AMC-1A series, to larger multi-channel units like the AMC-1400 and AMC-1800. For larger applications or facilities that require systems to integrate over BACnet our AMC-1DBx monitor can be configured to suit virtually any size facility.

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