Tunnel Inlet Opening and Air Movement

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Date: 
1995
Volume: 
7
Number: 
6
Tip Category: 
Air speed
Tunnel ventilation

The biggest difference between a tunnel-ventilated and a naturally ventilated house with circulation fans is the amount and uniformity of air movement. If properly designed and operated the air in a tunnel-ventilated house is exchanged about once every minute and birds throughout the house are exposed to a windchill effect of 10 degrees or more. But, if there are not enough fans or fan performance is reduced for one reason or another, the birds in a tunnel-ventilated house may not perform any better than those in a naturally-ventilated house.