Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

535

Last Page

542

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

Abstract

This article describes the spatial and diurnal patterns of air temperature and relative humidity (RH) in commercial-scale broiler houses (12 ¥ 122 m, 40 ¥ 400 ft) using experimental conventional and tunnel heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. The experimental broiler houses used 76-cm (2.5-ft) side curtains and combined mechanical and natural ventilation. Heating was provided by propane brooders and space furnaces. Cooling was accomplished with side-mounted cooling fans and misting nozzles in the conventional houses, but with fans and evaporative cooling pads in the tunnel houses. Interior mixing fans, arranged to circulate air in a “racetrack” fashion, were used in the tunnel houses.

Comments

This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 10, no. 4 (1994): 535–542.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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