Porcus air scrubber from Big Dutchman performing well after the first year in France.
Last year Big Dutchman provided a biological air scrubber to David Grone, a pig farmer located in Prat, in the region of central Brittany, France. The farm is home to 450 sows and the plan was to build a new 3000 piglet building. Big Dutchman was asked to quote for the complete farm Ventilation system which included, CL 1540 ceiling inlets and fans all controlled by the MC 310 Computer.
At the time, it was agreed to design the building with a central exhaust system for easy capture of air for cleaning. It was a requirement on the permit that good air cleaning was provided, due to the location of the building and the need to protect the environment and local neighbours from harmful emissions and smells.
Plug and play air scrubbing makes installing easy
The initial phase of the project did not include air scrubbing as part of the build, which was quickly picked up by the local authorities during their first visit. Due to our simple approach to use a modular system. It meant the unit was specified for 3000 piglets, built, installed and commissioned within one month. This meant production could continue undisturbed and no issues with the local authorities. Using a central exhaust also made the task of retro fitting relatively cheap and simple. The total time to install, plug into the farm and commission took less than two days for one engineer to carry out. At the same time, training was provided to the local support team, to carry out maintenance and manage this and subsequent installations in the region.