Reducing costs and energy by replacing inefficient ventilation fans

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  • Published: 4 Jun 2015

  • Author(s): Brown, Grant

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This report presents the results of several case studies that investigated the potential benefits of replacing old and potentially inefficient ventilation fans in meat chicken sheds with higher efficiency models that are currently available.  To assist producers to calculate the potential energy and cost savings of replacing fans in their own situation, a spreadsheet was developed – ‘Ventilation Fan Cost Calculation Spreadsheet’ – which can also be downloaded from the RIRDC website. Additional guidance on how to estimate the potential savings from replacing inefficient fans, using this spreadsheet, can be found in the associated guide: ‘Guide—how to reduce costs and energy by replacing inefficient ventilation fans on meat chicken shed’, which is available on the RIRDC website (RIRDC Publication No. 15/034).