Fan assessment numeration system (FANS) scaling and upgrades

Michael P. Sama, Richard S. Gates, Will C. Adams, George B. Day, Carl L. King

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Abstract

Ventilation requirements for poultry and livestock operations can vary substantially, and there is a broad range in fan performance. Typical ventilation fans come in several standard sizes, and there is a need for a method to determine in-situ performance for this range in fan sizes. A device previously designed for in-situ fan airflow measurement of 92 and 120 cm (36 and 48 in) diameter ventilation fans, called the Fan Assessment Numeration System (FANS), was modeled in three-dimensions using computer aided design (CAD) software. This allowed for efficient scaling of size to support smaller and larger fans. With this improvement, three new size configurations were designed and fabricated. The new design incorporates a custom hardware and software interface to reduce dependence on obsolete commercial instrumentation and includes additional sensor inputs for measuring building static pressure, temperature, and humidity in real-time. This paper describes the enhanced design features of the new FANS, including both hardware and software. Results from the calibration of fourteen newly manufactured units, and ten upgraded units, are provided. 084723.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages6152-6164
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781605605364
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008 - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
Volume10

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period6/29/087/2/08

Keywords

  • Ammonia emissions
  • Calibration
  • Engineering design
  • Instrumentation
  • Ventilation rates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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