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Cost effective, safe and eco-friendly manure management systems
The unique Smart Manure Aeration System established by Dairypower in the 1990s is proven to be the safest, most cost-effective and eco-friendly system to keep manure in a homogeneous, pumpable state that is always ready to extract. With over 3500 systems in operation Worldwide and a daily growing customer base, the Smart Manure Aeration System has become the market leading system in manure handling.
Suitable for dairy, beef and hog manure our Smart Manure Aeration System has a unique rotary valve that aerates a section of the manure tank for set time periods, stopping the formation of crusts and eliminating the build-up of dangerous gases like methane and hydrogen sulphide associated with agitating manure.
Can be added to:
- Deep manure pits (Under-slat)
- Open concrete tanks
- Round tanks
- Lined lagoons
- New or existing storage facilities
- Any shape or size
Added benefits include:
- Better air quality
- Safer environment for animal and farmer
- No need for manual / tractor agitation
- Fully automated
- Low-running costs with minimal maintenance
- Savings on fuel, labor and fertilzers
- Higher ammonia nitrogen values (up to 71% increase)
- Complete consistency – pumpable, spreadable manure whenever you need it
- Better crop regrowth rates
Manufacturer of high-quality manure handling equipment
Dairypower Equipment founded by Mr John O’Donovan in 1973 and now run by his son Pat, is a family-owned business based in Cork, Ireland. Through premium customer service and product manufacturing, John and Pat, have used their knowledge and experience to build their high-quality patented manure management solutions for the dairy, beef and hog industries. Their global company now exports equipment to over 35 countries worldwide.
Drive Unit Features
The electric drive unit is designed for a long and trouble-free life with a low-noise level. The blower pump is protected by a suction filtration system, helping to extend the lifespan of all components. The system operates on a high-volume low-pressure basis (5 PSI approx.) so the smooth operation does not disturb the animals. Adjustable air pressure makes it possible to optimize each plant to actual conditions.
The pipe we use is 50mm class D uPVC which neither corrodes nor degrades. The pipework is fixed to the tank floor by stainless steel brackets and stainless steel bolts. Each supply pipe, feeds an outlet-branch which has self-closing neoprene non-return outlet valves, these open when the air is supplied from the pump. The introduction of air into the tank has two main effects on the manure: effective mixing caused by the physical action of rising air bubbles, and odour reduction of the aerobic bacteria which digest toxins, fatty acids and ammonia, reducing the biological oxygen demand of the manure.
Rotary Valve Features
Dairypower has developed and patented a very simple trouble-free electric rotary valve which operates on 24 Volts. The blower pump supplies air through a manifold to the rotary valve which in turn distributes air through the 50mm uPVC piping to an outlet-branch which aerates a section of the manure tank for a set period of time. The rotary valve then simply rotates to distribute air to the next outlet-branch and continues in sequence until the entire tank is aerated.