CO2 in Greenhouses
IGC is your Nationwide high-quality CO2 provider of choice
CO2 is a crucial greenhouse gas which facilitates the photosynthesis process. Photosynthesis converts CO2 and water into energy which promotes healthy growth of the plant, and so if CO2 levels aren’t maintained this process is disrupted. IGC recommends CO2 fertilisation to maintain optimum levels of CO2 and promote the best yields out of your greenhouse agricultural processes.
CO2 fertilisation explained….
The ambient levels of CO2 are around 340ppm (parts per million) and this levels needs to be maintained in order to promote optimum conditions for photosynthesis to occur. Within greenhouses, due to the amount of crops, the time of year or the level of ventilation the CO2 levels are prone to decreasing below the ambient levels – sometimes up to as much as 50%. This decrease can hinder growth and negatively effect the harvest of the crops, resulting in decreased quality. To maximise the growth and yield of crops, IGC recommends CO2 fertilisation within greenhouses. The optimum level of CO2 for seedlings to thrive is around 800-1000ppm, particularly for strawberries and tomatoes.
Advantages of CO2 fertilisation:
• Increased quality of crops
• Increased yield of crops
• Quicker harvest times due to enhanced growth levels
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CO2 is one of the purest methods of production available for the food and drinks markets of today. IGC, as an independent company, offers very affordable pricing for your business. With over 25 years of experience we have solutions for your business at every stage of your production, manufacture and retail processes. The high quality storage and supply services from IGC means that your business can operate in the most profitable and efficient way possible.
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Vessel manufactures construct pressure vessels under various codes, IGC Engineering are flexible and can accommodate the design to suit the clients requirement, the most popular is Pressure Equipment Directive (Directive 97/23/EC) (PED). IGC also deal with ASME – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the United States and work under BCGA recommendations in the United Kingdom. Each association works with suppliers of pressure vessels through a dialog with government agencies. In addition we as company comply with the Health and Safety Executive to promote the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), this ensures both customer and operatives are working with in UK laws, and more importantly are confident in knowing safety and security is at the forefront of the design and manufacture.
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