How do Cann’s systems recapture normal terpene loss while maximizing retention of terpenes on-plant?
Cann Drying Systems has refined the traditional processes that are currently utilized on a large scale in commercial cannabis cultivation dry rooms. Our sealed chamber heat-pump design allows the operator to maintain environmental conditions precisely – the key element in maximizing the retention of terpenes and cannabinoids on-plant. Standard setups in commercial dry rooms typically utilize mounted oscillating fans, which produce turbulent airflow – often resulting in the formation of dead pockets of moisture. These dead pockets often create conditions for microbial growth.
Cann’s sealed-chamber environment and special components produce laminar airflow. Laminar airflow allows for the uniform distribution of airflow, which results in gentle, uniform drying across all cannabis in the chamber. Maximum on-plant terpene and cannabinoid retention is possible thanks to the consistency and precision of the environmental conditions.
No matter what method you use for drying (i.e. low-and-slow, 60°F/60%RH, etc.) – there is always some terpene loss. The goal is to maximize on-plant retention through consistent environmental conditions AND capture those terpenes that would otherwise escape and be pumped out of HVAC systems and lost forever.
Cann Drying System’s heat-pump-based, sealed chamber design allows the operator to reclaim those escaped terpenes by capturing the terpene-rich moisture in the air that comes off the flower in the chamber and convert the moisture back into a liquid where it is captured in the dehumidification unit. These high-quality, reclaimed terpenes can then be used later to be incorporated into high-value extract products such as HTFSE vape carts, distillates, sauce, and other extract products.