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Good ventilation in the house is essential to extract damaging waste substances such as CO2, NH3, moisture and dust and to introduce oxygen rich air. During the growth process, your animals produce CO2 and moisture by breathing, while the metabolism and growth produce manure and heat. A poor balance of gases in the house air causes animal health problems. This has a negative impact on animal performance, increases the risk of mortality, and can cause additional mortality at a later stage. There is also a higher risk of the animals being rejected at the abattoir, which will effect profitability. On top of this, a too high CO2 concentration is not only bad for the birds, but also for the people who have to work in the house. All compelling reasons to ensure sufficient supplies of fresh air in the house under all circumstances.

However, too much ventilation also has risks. For instance, too much heat is removed unnecessarily, resulting in additional heating costs. And young animals especially are very sensitive to draughts. Air that flows too fast can cause respiratory problems or seriously reduce the body temperature. 

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What aspects should be considered when choosing the right fan?

There are very few situations where natural ventilation is adequate to meet the demands of a healthy house climate. For this reason, the majority of buildings that house animals are mechanically ventilated. When choosing the right fan, there are a number of aspects to consider:

  • Choose a fan that is resistant to the aggressive substances in the house air. A pig or poultry house is ”enemy territory” for most materials, and the aggressive substances have destructive effects. However, with a Fancom fan in the house there's no need to worry. Fancom fans feature an aluminium motor housing, plastic or coated steel edges and synthetic fan blades. The IP66 classification makes then highly resistant to corrosion and corrosive substances. 
  • Pay attention to a fan’s noise production levels. Generally, the larger the fan is, the higher the noise production. However, Fancom has resolved this issue by fitting fans with larger diameters with a motor that runs at a lower RPM. The result is significantly lower noise production
  • Consider how well the fans can be regulated, and make sure they deliver a stable air output even at lower capacities and are not affected by pressure influences such as wind, for example. Fancom fans have an extremely stable motor that can be regulated to low levels The motor will still deliver a guaranteed air flow and automatically compensates for wind influences, for example. In many situations, adjustable fans can be combined with more economical on/off fans.

Accurate ventilation with flow measurement

There is only one way to ensure there is sufficient ventilation in all conditions: measure it! This can be done with a built-in RPM feedback sensor in your fans. The airflow can also be constantly and accurately measured using an airflow transmitter. This is a rotating transmitter that is placed in a round chimney. As air flows through the chimney, the transmitter starts to rotate. The RPM of the airflow transmitter is indicative of how much air is flowing through the chimney. The Fancom climate controllers use this airflow measurement to precisely control the ventilation level. Never too much, or too little. An energy-saving solution that also saves on heating costs. 

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The right fan for every situation

Fancom offers an entire range of fans in diameters from 35 to 145 cm and accessories:

  • Complete fans to be mounted in or on a wall. Our wall fans are supplied in a strong plastic or metal housing. 
  • Another Fancom development is a series of extremely energy efficient fans, the I fans. The I-fan is equipped with an energy efficient motor that produce less heat, so that less energy is lost. 
  • The largest fans in our range are the tunnel fans with a diameter of 145 cm These fans are available in an energy-efficient controllable version and an on/off version. 
  • To mount your fan under a chimney, Fancom supplies the fan in a robust, dimensionally stable synthetic module that is part of a complete package of chimney systems that supply air and are suitable for all possible types of roof. Our chimney system has a unique, quick mounting system for rapid and easy installation. All the chimneys have a special roof plate, which ensures the chimney fits perfectly onto the existing roof of your house. During development Fancom paid much attention to creating an aerodynamic design to lower the air resistance in the chimney.
  • Fancom measuring and damping units complete the ventilation system. The control valve and airflow transmitter are integrated into the same module that can be linked directly to the fan module. 

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