Barn Heating

Re: Barn Heating

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:52 pm

Wouldn't think what small efficiency differences would be the most important issue...clearly seems which system is least affected by corrosion is the issue. (Has greater longevity)

Circulate ammonia laden air thru the least costly to replace air mover.
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Re: Barn Heating

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:15 pm

I believe the poultry barns in question are in Ontario, so both the quantity of coal used and the delivered price may make efficiency differences relatively more important for this application. I agree that the corrosion issue may be important if there are significant differences.

Mike
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Re: Barn Heating

PostBy: Willis On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:21 pm

Without getting to much scorn from my hard coal brethren I do have to ask the question - why anthracite and not lower cost bituminous coal. I could see a outdoor bit coal stoker fitting the bill. Portage and Main is one such builder. Not sure what part of Ontario but I Have shipped coal to London, ON for a reasonable price from Eastern Ohio. So I definitely think it would be competitive with Anthracite if not cheaper.
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Re: Barn Heating

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:08 pm

No scorn from here. The OP spec'd anthracite.

Mike
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