A Lancashire poultry farmer came to Shaw Renewables for a bespoke heating solution that would reduce his energy bills, produce healthier birds and increase revenue…
A biomass boiler system was easily the best solution for heating the 3 large chicken sheds – the biomass heating system produces drier heat than conventional heating fuels, which will help to reduce health issues that many chickens suffer from in humid conditions, making for happier, healthier birds.
Both of the 500kW Froling Turbomat boilers use wood chip fuel, substantially reducing our customer’s fuel costs. The heat enters 3 chicken sheds as hot water via a pre-insulated underground pipe. Once in the sheds, it is distributed to 2no. air handling units that transform the hot water to hot blown air, providing nearly 40˚c of air temperature.
The heating is fully modulated and controlled by the shed’s ventilation technology and delivered by 3 network pumps. The plant room is situated in a purpose-built agricultural building.