ventilation for improving air quality in agricultural areas
Poor air quality and hot, stale air can negatively impact plants and livestock's daily feed intake, weight, reproductive performance, and overall production levels. Summer heat can also make employees less productive; a study at Waseda University in Tokyo showed that for every degree rise in temperature above 77°F, productivity dropped by 2%. Add on heat-related injuries and sickness to both livestock, plants, and workers as a result of poor ventilation, you could be looking at significant losses and safety noncompliance. Agricultural ventilation turbines extract fumes to improve air quality for maintaining plant health and livestock safety in agricultural areas.
how the agricultural ventilation turbines improve air quality
The ventilation turbines don't just improve air quality: they reduce heat, reduce moisture levels and humidity, along with extracting fumes, pollutants, and odors. The ventilation turbines exhaust the hot air generated and replace it with cool air overnight, lowering temperatures during summer by removing trapped ceiling heat and removing air impurities. Unlike traditional industrial exhaust fans that consume energy and perform poorly, the ventilation turbines are completely wind-driven, meaning they require no energy or wiring and won't drive up your utility bill. Having been tested in continuous wind speeds up to 149 mph without damage, the turbines are designed to withstand adverse weather so it can provide ventilation under any circumstances.
For the most optimal ventilation to extract fumes and impurities in the air, there must be positive air pressure in your facility in order for the air to be exhausted since air always travels from high to low pressure zones. Air intake can come from open bay doors, floor level vents, or any other means. The number of air exchanges required is determined by the facility type; for stables, hog barns, poultry houses, and other agricultural areas, it varies from 10 to 50.
additional benefits of agricultural ventilation turbines
The agricultural ventilation turbines do more than extract fumes and improve air quality. Some of the additional benefits include:
- Natural operation: no electrical operating costs or wiring costs
- Very low maintenance
- Minimal structural impact
- Virtually silent operation
- Includes manufacturer's 15 year warranty
- Fire-rated and meets requirements of Low Speed Dynamic Rain Penetration Test
- Manufactured from 5005 grade aluminum specifically designed to stand up to adverse weather
- Available in a variety of sizes from 24" to 36" in diameter
contact us for agricultural ventilation turbines to improve air quality
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services to agricultural facilities for wind turbines that extract fumes, odors, and pollutants to improve air quality for workers, livestock, and plants. SSG will even provide a free consultation to determine your facility's exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with an agricultural specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.