So what does this mean for the incoming air?
During the hot period last summer, the incoming air went from +35⁰C back to 17⁰C behind the heat exchanger. The air was then warmed up by animal heat and sun infiltration to 23⁰C with a Relative Humidity of 65%. The climate was so comfortable in the house the staff on site even joked they should move the canteen to the main corridor. The average cooling period per year is 2000 hours when it is warmer than 18⁰C outside.
Evidence that it works
After an evaluation meeting in December, Rik was very pleased with the initial results. For the first time, he has had no returns and there are as many very healthy and strong piglets with the sows than ever, which probably guarantees continuity of production.
However, Rik wants to have worked with this system for another summer before he can draw a final conclusion. For the time being, he has 0.4 piglets per sow more due to cooling in the warm period of the year. This means a gain of approximately 400 piglets.
At Inno+ we can remotely follow, monitor and tune the installation to optimize the machine and the condition of the air. As a result, we also saw the ventilation capacity in the house decrease by 30%. The system works mainly on the energy generated by the solar panels, so the comfort pays for itself in a relatively short time.
And when the cooling machine is no longer needed, a nearby potato grower rents it from October to April.
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