Poultry House Airflow Management

November 22, 2021 | Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Poultry house airflow management systems use air velocity and temperature sensors to regulate climate conditions for healthier flocks and improved efficiencies.

Poultry house airflow management systems use air velocity and temperature sensors to regulate climate conditions.

Poultry need superior nutrition, clean water, and a well-managed environment for health, well-being, and optimal quality. For regulating climate conditions in poultry houses, ventilation, airflow measurement, and control systems are indispensable. Ventilation provides essential fresh air, helps maintain optimum temperature and humidity levels, and prevents ammonia and carbon dioxide from reaching harmful levels. Air velocity and temperature sensors monitor the environmental conditions throughout poultry houses and trigger an alert or control when measured values fall outside of acceptable ranges.

Airflow sensors are used to assess air velocity distribution throughout poultry facilities. They measure incoming air at poultry house inlets, monitor air exchange rates, and alert facility managers to fan and equipment failures. Ventilation requirements change with the weather and size and age of birds, hence full-time tracking of air velocities allows ventilating systems to be adjusted automatically.

Poultry house airflow management systems use air velocity and temperature sensors to regulate climate conditions.
F-Series Air Velocity Sensor

F-Series probe-style airflow sensors from Degree Controls use dual-sensing elements to measure air velocity and temperature simultaneously. They are designed with conformal coated electronics and sealed enclosure to withstand demanding environments. Sensors are configurable, offering choices for velocity range, supply voltage, probe length, and analog/digital output communication. For humidity and airflow direction sensing options, see our embedded sensing platform.

Add airflow sensing to your climate control system to keep birds within optimum performance temperature zones and maintain healthy flocks.

Note:  Degree Controls F-Series sensors are used to assess air velocity distribution in commercial broiler houses.  See example, article Luck, Brian D., Jeremiah D. Davis, Joseph L. Purswell, Aaron S. Kiess, and Steven J. Hoff. “Assessing Air Velocity Distribution in Three Sizes of Commercial Broiler Houses During Tunnel Ventilation.” Transactions of the ASABE 60, no. 4 (2017).