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Ventilation Notes - #1 Fan Shutters
Ventilation Notes - #1 Fan Shutters

Learn how different types of shutters affect fan performance

 

By Austin Baker, ventilation director, Hog Slat Inc.

 

Shutters are an accessory item used to seal off backdrafts when the fan is not operating.  Air flows to a fan from inside the building and exits the fan in a spinning pattern. ...

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Slat U. - 105. Slat Maintenance
Slat U. - 105. Slat Maintenance

Routine examination of the slats will help operators identify problems and correct them before they become a more significant issue. 

 

Worn slat surfaces can cause foot and leg problems, additional cleaning time and premature slat failure. Most damage to concrete surfaces occurs from the acidic ...

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Slat U. 104 - Handling and storage
Slat U. 104 - Handling and storage

Follow these guidelines when slats are delivered and set on your next building project.

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Troubleshooting tunnel ventilation systems
Troubleshooting tunnel ventilation systems

Follow this step-by-step guide to diagnose and fix an underperforming ventilation system.

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Being a good neighbor is just smart business.
Being a good neighbor is just smart business.

It is a fact of life that the countryside around us is changing.  Places, where there were nothing but green fields and farm sites, have been replaced with new neighbors seeking a rural lifestyle.  Many of these new neighbors come without a rural background and are unaccustomed to the sights, sounds...

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Slat U - 103 Curing
Slat U - 103 Curing

Slat University is a series of articles providing useful information on manufacturing, handling and maintaining concrete slats.

Concrete doesn't dry...it cures.

 

Unlike a sponge, concrete does not reabsorb water after it dries.   The water doesn't leave the mixture; it reacts with it and becomes...

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Slat U – 101.Water
Slat U – 101.Water

Slat University is a series of articles providing useful information on manufacturing, handling and maintaining concrete slats.

Water: Most crucial component in a precast concrete mix.

 

Anybody who has ever poured concrete is familiar with the adage "the less water you use, the stronger the conc...

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Slat U – 102 Reinforcing Steel
Slat U – 102 Reinforcing Steel

Slat University is a series of articles providing useful information on manufacturing, handling and maintaining concrete slats.

Adding steel to precast concrete changes its properties.

 

We measure the strength of cured concrete by testing the pounds force per square inch or psi.   The ps...

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Western building concepts adapted by Russian production system
Western building concepts adapted by Russian production system

Cherkizovo Group discusses factors influencing their choice of equipment for their most recent building project.  

 

The following article contains excerpts from an interview with Brad Heron, Executive Manager of Pig Production for the Cherkizovo Group.  Cherkizovo is one of Russia’s largest pork...

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Smart Farming requires smart evaluation
Smart Farming requires smart evaluation

Evaluating new technology should be based on three critical factors…does it fit, will we use the information, and will it make us more profitable? 

By Fritz Richards, Sales Manager, Hog Slat Inc.

 

We just returned from the EuroTier show held in Hanover, Germany.  Billed as the largest animal p...

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