New Online Manure Ventilation Tool Available

Posted: March 27, 2015

Penn State's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has released an online manure pit ventilation design tool.
Flow Simulation

Flow Simulation

The Confined-Space Manure Pit Ventilation Design Tool uses SolidWorks® Flow Simulation and is now accessible. Once you access the site, by clicking the link above, apply for a user account, wait for authorization, log-in, and begin using the tool.

One of the main goals of the Online Tool is to offer a web-based computer simulation program to assist in the custom development of ventilation systems for confined-space manure storage pits. Proper manure pit ventilation reduces the risk of entry into confined-space manure pits and decreases the potential for farm injuries and deaths.

Funding for the project was provided by the Northeast Center for Agricultural and Occupational Health.