by Dennis Spurlock
According to a contributor on Quora, the place with the most stable climate on earth is Nukulaelae in Tuvalu. It’s a low latitude atoll, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean right on the equator. The temperature varies just a few degrees all day, all night and all year. The trouble is — you can’t get there from here so — product testing is pretty much ruled out. Another contributor suggested the geothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean, but we can’t get there either nor can we control the moisture content of the surrounding environment. Enter the constant climate chamber.
What is a constant climate chamber you may ask? It is exactly what it sounds like — chamber designed to hold an accurate long term constant climate. The Memmert HPP line of constant climate chambers are industry leading in design and performance. With their user-friendly touch screen controller operation and quality data logging features, you can operate the constant climate chamber with ease. There is no similar unit on the market right now that can compare.
Long-Term Constant Climate
Peltier Technology Saves Energy
Furthermore, the use of Peltier technology for heating and cooling offers tremendous energy savings over compressor cooled units. Using the unit to simulate room temperatures, you can expect up to a 90% decrease in energy consumption over a compressor style unit. Testing done at Memmert’s facility revealed an energy savings of over 1,000 Euro over the course of a year. Who doesn’t want a piece of equipment that literally pays for itself? Another benefit of not having a compressor means the units are virtually maintenance free. You will no longer need to maintain records of when the compressor was last serviced or the inevitable solenoid failure leaving you with costly downtime.
Memmert constant climate chambers provide stable and precise long term testing for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, materials, and life science industries. For example, in the HOBOS project (HOney Bee Online Studies), Dr. Jürgen Tautz uses the HPP Memmert constant climate chamber to replicate the exact conditions in a beehive. The goal of his project is “to transfer the richness of invention in nature into technical innovations.” Every bee in the project is born in the climate chamber. This allows for learning that could not be accomplished as well any other way — even on Nukulaelae. It’s why scientists and researchers need both chambers and constant climates.
When you are ready to purchase your next constant climate chamber, a wide range of options and accessories means the unit can be tailored to meet your individual needs, including the ability to perform both climate and light tests in a single chamber if your research requires it. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!