Hotraco Agri presents innovative solution for ventilation of free range houses with pop hole doors
Dutch company Hotraco Agri presents a highly innovative solution for optimum ventilation of free range houses with pop hole doors: Fortica®FreeFlow®. The company responds to four relevant problems experienced by these poultry farmers: condensation on the litter at pop hole doors, strong air stream at the pop hole doors which can reduce the productivity of the animals, an optimal distribution of fresh air in the poultry house and the high energy costs that occur with an equal pressure system.
Fortica®FreeFlow® automatically switches from negative to positive pressure ventilation when the pop hole doors are opened. Fresh air is blown into the poultry house by the inlet chimneys and pushes the (warm) air out through the pop holes. A perfect distribution of fresh air throughout the house. Without condensation and wet spots in the litter, without separate exhaust chimneys on the roof and without double energy costs to run both inlet and exhaust fans simultaneously. When the shutters are closed again Fortica®FreeFlow® switches back automatically to pressure ventilation.
Touch screen poultry computer
FreeFlow® is linked to the innovative full touch screen Fortica® poultry computer, which Hotraco Agri introduced in 2014 and won the VIV Innovation Award. With the FreeFlow® setting, Fortica® automatically switches on the right fans and shuts down others compulsive, to switch from negative to positive pressure ventilation. The advantages for the farmer are evident: No condensation on the litter because the warm air is pushed out. No strong airflow at the pop hole doors when the negative pressure drops, so the performance of the animals remains optimal, and less diseases occur. No double investment costs for extra exhaust chimneys on the roof. No double energy costs to run both inlet and exhaust fans simultaneously.