Project

Development of a measuring technique for air flow rate in naturally ventilated animal houses

Duration
01 January 2011 → 30 April 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Biotechnology for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
natural ventilation animal houses measuring techniques
 
Project description

The EU considers natural ventilation to be the BAT for ventilating animal houses. Use of natural ventilation, however, is largely hampered by the absence of a reliable air flow rate measuring technique. As a result, controlling natural ventilation is much more difficult than for mechanical ventilation. For the development of a real scale measuring technique, a test infrastructure will be designed and built. The test infrastructure consists of a full scale test construction equipped with measuring equipment and sensors.