Self-regulation and low maintenance
Another important deciding factor for choosing the Porcus, was its ability to self-regulate. Maintaining nitrogen concentrations and PH levels that ensure wash water quality. This is important for system performance and to maintain a level of air cleaning that meets the regulations set out in the permitting. During the periodic checks over the last two years, the system has been running well and continues to perform at the levels expected.
With more basic air scrubbers that usually consist of very basic components such as a filter package, sprayer, pump with an on off switch, ongoing performance usually becomes a problem, due to lack of self-regulation and poor maintenance. The other benefit from the Porcus system’s ability to self-monitor means low maintenance for the farmer and his staff. Wastewater is also managed automatically, being sent to a storage tank when concentration levels rise and is replaced with fresh water when necessary.
Since the system was installed in the summer of 2018, our engineers have had to change one PH sensor, and visited one time to add foam reduction additive. Cleaning by hosing the washing table down, takes approximately 1 hour each month to ensure best performance.