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Heating Up A Farm

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#1 Kangari


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:09 PM



I am volunteering in Mexico working on a project to design a biogas heater that will sustain temperature in the pig farms during winter. Air heater will be used which energy from combusting biogas will be transferred to air at specific flow rate.

However, I have never come across designing HVAC system. I would like to sustain temperature of a specific space volume for a specific time. Is there an online guide how to determine required parameters (outlet temperature and blower flow rate) in order to maintain a constant temperature in a room at specific insulation?

#2 Pilesar


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:49 AM

I know of nothing online to calculate heating requirements of Mexican pig farms. ASHRAE (https://www.ashrae.org/) is the standard for residential HVAC and has good reference material. You might adapt their Manual J calcs and Manual S calcs to size your equipment, but there would still be a lot of guesswork involved. Perhaps the US Dept of Agriculture would help?

#3 breizh


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:59 AM



Hi ,

I was aware of the use of electrical bulbs !

Attached a document explaining it ,


In fact a lot of info using your favorite engine , Key words : Pig farm heating


Good luck,


Edited by breizh, 09 July 2018 - 05:04 AM.

#4 Kangari


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for your guidance!

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