Separator installation tips for biobedding application
Tips from Valacon-Dairy in Dutch weather conditions
- Make the area where the separator is to stand tall and wide enough. You can then easily load the biobedding.
- If the separator is located outside the building, then more space is available, and space for cubicles is not taken up. It goes in and out easier. However, the machine should be under cover to prevent the bedding becoming too wet when it rains.
- When stationary the separator may freeze at low temperatures. In low temperatures, it is important to leave the separator as empty as possible and to loosen the press settings. Even in a building, the separator may freeze with considerable frost.
- Fresh biobedding slightly increases in temperature and will not freeze easily. If spread quckly after production it will not have the chance to heat (composting see page 17/18) or freeze.
- Avoid short-cut between the supply and return in the manure pit. The separation capacity and separation efficiency will decrease quickly.
- Provide an easily accessible and easy to use mixing machine. The manure must be mixed at least once a week.
- The slurry collected from solid floors is deposited in the pit or manure starage tank in large amounts at one point. Mix frequently.
For solid floors with an underlaying pit and intermediate depositing slits, the slits are often clogged. Than you need an wide slit at the end of the passageway.