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EFFECTS OF MIST COOLING A BOAR STUD UNIT

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

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Authors:   Mark Armstrong, Ron MacDonald

A high pressure mist cooling system was installed in a Prairies boar stud unit to reduce the effects of heat stress on the boars. Misters were mounted in front of the air inlet system to provide cooling of fresh air into the facility. Monitoring was done during the summer of 2005 to determine the impacts on temperature, humidity and black body effects from the misting system. The data showed temperature reductions in the room when the misters were operating. Room temperatures were generally held below 26C when the misters were operating except during extreme hot temperatures with humid conditions. The misters lowered room temperatures versus outdoor temperatures by as much as 4.5C.

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