SteelGenix Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’S)
SteelGenix: The Ultimate Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s)
Solution for Energy-Efficient Cannabis Cultivation
At Hydrofarm’s Commercial Division, we pride ourselves in offering industry-leading solutions for the modern grower. Introducing SteelGenix – the Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s) designed for growers who understand the importance of energy efficiency, rapid construction, and effective odor control.
Our frames and steel insulated panels meet or exceed governmental energy-efficiency standards. The tongue and groove design creates a continuous, insulated cocoon, preventing the air leaks that result in costly energy loss.
Wildfires are a growing challenge as new construction sites become less available. Steel doesn’t burn and SteelGenix doesn’t use any combustible materials with our buildings.
Speed of Assembly
Bolted and screwed prefab steel buildings go up faster than traditional methods and allow for building in the most unforgiving, smallest, and remote locations.
Why SteelGenix Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s)?
- Proven Track Record: With a 50-year proven history in industrial and cold storage applications, SteelGenix insulated panels are a trusted choice for demanding environments.
- Energy Efficiency: SteelGenix panels are meticulously engineered for unparalleled energy conservation. They not only outperform traditional construction materials but also provide a consistent and comfortable indoor climate ideal for cannabis cultivation.
- Speed of Construction: The innovative design of our panels ensures that your cultivation facilities can be up and running in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional methods.
- Odor Control: For those cultivating cannabis, odor containment is crucial. SteelGenix panels offer superior insulation, ensuring odors are effectively contained within your facility.
Debunking the R-Value Myth
The R-value has long been considered a definitive measure of insulation effectiveness. However, it’s essential to look beyond the mere R-value when gauging the thermal performance of construction materials.
Technical Analysis Key Findings:
- Structural Insulated Panel (SIP): A 4″ SIP wall offers a “whole wall performance” of R-14.
- Traditional Batt Insulated Walls:
- A 2″x4″ batt insulated wall performs at R-9.5.
- A 2″x6″ batt insulated wall comes in at R-13.7.
- Efficiency Losses: Standard components in traditional stick and batt construction can diminish R-values by up to 30% from their initially advertised values.
What does this mean? Even if two materials boast the same R-value, their overall insulation effectiveness might differ. Factors like studs, bracing, nails, screws, and electrical boxes can significantly reduce a wall’s insulation performance.
Choose SteelGenix for Your Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s)Cultivation Needs
Harness the future of cannabis cultivation building with SteelGenix insulated panels. Whether your focus is rapid construction, energy efficiency, or superior odor control, our panels are crafted to meet your every need.
For more information or to discuss how SteelGenix can benefit your project, contact the Innovative Growers Equipment team at Hydrofarm’s Commercial Division today.
The R-24 “whole wall performance” of a standard SteelGenix 3″ IP is more than 2.5 times higher than a timber framed 2×4 batt insulated wall.
You would have to frame with 12″ walls to get this performance with timber framing, and it offers almost twice the thermal efficiency of a 4″ SIP wall.