Broiler Houses with Air Scrubber, Llanymynech
Designed by Powell & Co for others to follow are two steel framed 360ft x 80ft broiler houses for Gary Mountford. The two-house site, which produces over 100,000 birds per crop for Maelor Foods, is based in Powys, Wales and owned by farmer Gary and his family. With a background in dairy farming, this was their first venture into the poultry business. The site features the first UK installation of DLG certified Air Scrubber, which is housed in a 24.7m by 9.1m building.
Due to permit and planning regulations it was required that the site delivered a level of abatement that met the rigorous DLG certified standards for emission reduction from broilers. This certification involves testing to ensure the technology used delivers reduction in ammonia and dust of over 90% and of odour to 40%. The air scrubber system used for this project was designed as a built-in system. This means the technology is built into the end of the building at the point of exhaust, as opposed to being shipped as a module or ‘box’. The fully automated system includes a washing table where the air makes contact with the wash water and a separate technical room where the washing process is controlled. For this particular build, permitting required the air scrubber manages a maximum of 350,000m3 of air/hour/house during the hot summer periods. In this way, the levels of emission reduction required can be met throughout the year.
- Two Steel framed 360ft x 80ft broiler houses
- Juniper Green
- Amenity building
- First UK installation of DLG certified Air Scrubber
- Air Scrubber housed in 24.7m by 9.1m building
- Birds supplied to Maelor Foods