RAM Sono Acoustic Insulated Ducting
- Sound proof ducting
- Reinforced layers of ducting and fibre wool
- High tensile steel wire holds shape
- Made from aluminium, polyester and fibrewool
- Available in 4″-12″
- Fire resistant
- 5m or 10m lengths
This RAM acoustic ducting has been designed to reduce noise from fans and airflow. The micro-perforated inner ducting will dampen noise along with the 25mm of fibre wool insulation. Its then covered with an outer jacket which acts as an additional barrier to vapour. It holds its shape with a seamless void when fully extended and has extra air tightness over a standard alloy ducting. The laminated layers have been encapsulated in a high tensile steel wire helix. The ducting will be strong in both shape and light resistance. It comes in 4″-12″ individually boxed in 5m or 10m lengths.
The Importance of Good Ventilation
An indoor garden’s ventilation system is just as important as its lighting system or nutrient regimen. The ventilation system is responsible for maintaining the atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels) within an indoor growing space. Temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels all directly affect photosynthesis and, therefore, the way a plant grows and develops. When these variables are kept in the desired range, a plant’s ability to photosynthesize will not be compromised. Like other key contributors to a successful indoor garden, consistency of the ventilation system is important to providing the optimal conditions for accelerated plant growth.
In a hobby indoor garden, the ventilation system may consist of little more than intake fans, exhaust fans, and recirculating fans. For more advanced garden set-ups, the ventilation system could also include air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and CO2enrichment equipment. Regardless of whether a gardener implements a basic or more advanced ventilation system, the basic functions of the ventilation system remain the same: to provide uniform temperature and humidity levels within the desired range and to supply the plants with CO2 for photosynthesis.
The optimal temperature range for most indoor gardens is 72-80˚F. In grow rooms with enriched CO2 levels, the optimal temperature range is a little higher (80-85˚F) in grow rooms with enriched CO2 levels. The pieces of equipment used in the ventilation system will help a grower maintain temperatures in these ranges. The most common piece of equipment in any ventilation system is a motorized fan. For a small indoor garden with a low heat signature, a single fan could make up the garden’s entire ventilation system. An exhaust fan could remove the excess heat from the growing area while drawing fresh air into the garden space. The fresh, cooler air would help lower the temperature of the growing space and contain CO2 for the plants to “breathe.” Larger growing spaces or gardens with more grow lights would need multiple fans to regulate the temperature, humidity, and CO2levels. Using motorized fans for both the intake and the exhaust is common in medium-sized grow rooms. In this type of set-up, the fans work together to evacuate air within the grow space and replenish it with fresh air. Atmospheric controllers with built-in thermostats and humidistats allow growers to automate motorized fans within the growroom and to provide more consistent atmospheric conditions. Recirculating fans are another valuable tool for creating uniform atmospheric conditions within the growing space as they help to “mix” the temperature and humidity of the garden’s environment.
Other Rapid Air Movement Products
This RAM Ultrasonic Humidifier has been designed especially to keep moisture levels at their peak for the requirement of your plants. It has a 5 litre tank and can pump out up to 400ml per hour. The adjustable dial on the front allows you to control the level of humidity exactly to where you need it. Having the correct humidity can hugely improve the quality of your plant, particularly in the early stages of plant growth. Its really simple to use, simply fill up the reservoir, set the dial and you are ready to go.
The Ram Bug Barrier Insect Screen is a cover that fits directly onto your air intake system. The shield is made up of a layer of fine mesh – the holes are small enough to ensure bugs are not being sucked into your grow-space without having a negative effect on air flow rates. The Bug Barrier also comes with Velcro fasteners sewn into the edges. Each segment of Velcro has a separate matching piece that comes with a peel-off sticky side. These pieces of velcro can be stuck around the edges of your ducting or spigot and used to secure the shield in place.
As hydroponic ventilation experts, RAM understands the importance of having the right balance of air movement for the growth and yield of your plants. We provide high quality, specialist ventilation equipment for grow rooms, grow tents and other hydroponic growing environments. All of our fans, carbon filters, ducting, fan speed controllers and air movement accessories have been designed by growers, for growers.