Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Better Know a Distributor - Conviron

The ‘Better Know a Distributor’ series highlights other companies that distribute and resell Apogee products. 

Conviron has been in business for almost fifty years and is known worldwide for its quality service and products. The following excerpt is Conviron’s company profile:

Established in 1964, Conviron is the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of controlled environment systems for plant growth research. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, Conviron employs a global sales, distribution, and service network. Our products can be found in more than 80 countries worldwide, with projects ranging from single-chamber installations to large-scale, multi-chamber plant growth facilities designed and supplied entirely by Conviron. Our innovative design and manufacturing expertise has established Conviron as the industry leader with products that are proven, reliable and robust. As an ISO 9001 company, our products meet universally recognized quality and safety standards. 


As a fully integrated supplier of controlled environment systems, our services encompass the entire project life-cycle - from project consultation to manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and on-going maintenance and service. Our specialized equipment includes reach-in chambers, walk-in rooms and research greenhouses that precisely control light, temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and other gases, as well as other environmental conditions. With a staff that includes a highly qualified design group of specially trained engineers, technicians and controls experts, Conviron is well equipped to supply both standard and custom applications for our clients.
www.conviron.com

Conviron has utilized Apogee quantum sensors in their cutting-edge environmental growth chambers for nearly 12 years. Throughout that time, Conviron has not only provided Apogee with a high level of independent validation of our quantum sensors, but they have also acted as an indicator for when certain lighting technologies start to become obsolete while others take hold of market demands. An example of this comes from a couple of years back when Conviron had made the switch from using T12 cool white fluorescent lighting in their growth chambers to the more efficient T5 lamps. This led to the question of whether we could supply our quantum sensor with an electric calibration under T5's rather than our standard T12 calibration. After favorable testing and data comparison with Conviron, we ultimately made a system-wide changeover to T5's for all of our electric calibration quantum sensors. It was later announced that the magnetic ballasts used in many T12 fixtures would no longer be produced for commercial or industrial applications, and as of July 2012 many T12 lamps will be phased out of production completely.

Apogee is happy to work with a knowledgeable and progressive company like Conviron. We are proud of our products used in Conviron chambers and we are proud of the contribution they make to science and research across the globe. For more information about Conviron’s products you may visit their website at: www.conviron.com.
 

 







Jacob Bingham
Customer Support and Technical Manager


 







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