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Flexible ducts for air distribution
Flexible ducts are an inexpensive, lightweight and efficient method of air distribution, they are used in many industries, including mushroom farming. To produce mushrooms profitably precise control of the mushrooms environment is vital. The flexible ducts must not only be able to distribute air evenly to prevent temperature gradients, but to also ensure air is not blown directly onto the crop.
The advantages of Activair flexible ductsActivair flexible ducts are manufactured from polythene tubing, and are ideal for use in commercial mushroom growing rooms. They are:
Lightweight - less than 0.5kg/m - so can be suspended overhead, placing negligible load on the structure
Flexible ducts in a mushroom growing roomThe picture shows a typical mushroom growing room, built inside a highly insulated polytunnel. An Activair flexible duct, suspended at ceiling level, runs the length of the room.
Small holes in the sides of the duct create jets of air that mix and distribute the air uniformly. The holes are carefully positioned so that the air is not blown directly onto the crop.
A mixture of fresh and re-circulated air, is heated or cooled as required, and distributed by the flexible duct.
Mushroom growing is divided into four distinct phases:
Pasteurising phase - The compost is packed into trays, bags or containers. The trays are heated to approximately 55C for upto 7 days to kill pests and unwanted fungi. Steam is then injected to raise the temperature to 60C for several hours.
For more information or a quotation on Activair flexible ductsActivair flexible ducts are suitable for air distribution in the most demanding applications, including mushroom farming where poor air distribution means lost profits. Their lightweight, low cost and adaptability make them the perfect choice for use in the highly competitive mushroom industry.
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See designing a duct system or installing air ducts for further details.
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