Mechanics of Altering Stable Air There are several factors to consider when thinking about the overall topic of stable air quality. Both ventilation and air exchange rate in a stable greatly affect the ability of airborne particulates to settle or be removed from the barn. Ventilation is the process of replacing stale air with fresh air. Most horse barns have inadequate ventilation, which can increase the risk of respiratory disease in animals and humans. Ventilation involves infiltration, mechanical and natural ventilation. The air exchange rate — how fast outside air can replace indoor air — also is important. As fresh air from the outside enters a barn, particle concentration in the air will decrease, providing a healthier breathing environment. Infiltration is unintended ventilation. It occurs in a barn when air slips in through cracks in walls and floors or through gaps around windows and doors. Although not the ideal form of ventilation, many stables have significant infiltration. Mechanical ventilation utilizes equipment such as fans, vents in the walls, and ducts. For natural ventilation consider the stack/chimney effect, aspiration and perflation. Aspiration can be thought of as the effect of the wind blowing across the roof of the barn, while perflation is the effect of air blowing from one side of the stable to the other. The stack/chimney effect depends on temperature and moisture differences between the inside and outside, as well as the height of the stable.
This is visually demonstrated by the steam seen as heat rises from a horse’s back while in the barn. In warmer temperatures, the hot air in the barn escapes through openings in the ceiling or at higher levels of the barn (vents, windows, cupolas, etc.), reducing the pressure at the lower level of the barn. The reduction in pressure near the ground allows cooler air to be drawn in through open doors, windows and vents. This phenomenon can occur in reverse to a lesser degree during cooler months when the difference in temperature between the inside and outside of the barn isn’t as great. Under these conditions, the stack effect is not as strong. Soffet and ridge vents also can be used to improve ventilation. Soffet vents are installed under the eave of the roof and work to pull cool air in, allowing warm air to escape through openings in the roof. Ridge vents run along the entire length of the peak (ridge) of the roof. These work primarily to allow warm air to escape from the facility.
The product details:
|1. Length||3000mm, 3600mm, 3800mm, 4000mm|
|2. Height||1800mm, 2200mm, 2400mm|
|3. Standing Post||OD115mm|
|4. Frame and middle brack||SHS 50x50mm|
|5. surface treatment||Hot-dipped galvanized/ (black, green, red etc) powder coatding|
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