Every cultivation operation is unique; therefore, every drying scenario will be unique, too. A new emphasis for Cann Drying Systems (CDS) in 2021 is the sale of drying components to retrofit existing dry rooms with the latest cutting-edge technology. Selling individual components allows CDS to help customers save money by continuing to use some of their associated equipment/space. We can provide a customized solution for a dry room retrofit by selling; dehumidification units, air handling components, touch screen controls, racks and trays, and instruments.
What are the components that CDS offers to Retrofit a Dry Room?
CDS dehumidification units feature heat pump technology and range from small to very large to meet the volume of the chamber or dry room they’ll service. Designed to be modular, customers can combine multiple units to achieve their drying needs. The air handling gear consists of airflow equalization units, including perforated baffles, and circulation fans with energy-efficient motors, and the ability to reverse airflow. The controls are PLCs with an easy-to-use touchscreen to adjust temp, humidity, and airflow. The PLCs collect data and have remote access capability from a phone, laptop, or tablet. The accessories include rehydration units, racks & trays, hanging accessories, and instrumentation such as sensors and meters.
A recent report by Cannabis Business Times summarized a survey of growers and highlighted how humidity control is the leading concern. A typical scenario in the U.S. is a mid-size cultivator with a dry room built in the early days of legal cannabis. Now they’re experiencing capacity and quality concerns and recognizing safer and more efficient drying options like Cann Drying Systems. Many of the early dry rooms were installed using a grow room approach; separate, non-integrated units and controllers for dehumidification units, fans, and temperature. For example, many dry rooms are hooked into central air conditioning ductwork that adjusts the temperature but often ends up “fighting with” the independently operating dehumidification units. In this scenario, environmental conditions in the dry room can fluctuate, resulting in no precision control or consistency, jeopardizing the product quality, and allowing the risk of mold.
We can solve this problem for growers with existing dry rooms by integrating and controlling their space and equipment with our products, including the dehumidification units and controls that are the core of our systems. We can take an inconsistent dry room environment and give it the precision control it needs to ensure repeatable quality every cycle.
Whether you are retrofitting an existing dry room or building a new facility, Cann Drying Systems has a solution that will provide you with the ultimate control of the drying environment. Want to learn more about how Cann Drying Systems can help improve your existing dry room? Contact us for a free consultation.