Static and Dynamic Temperature Distribution of Heat Mats for Swine Farrowing Creep Heating

@inproceedings{Zhang2017StaticAD,
  title={Static and Dynamic Temperature Distribution of Heat Mats for Swine Farrowing Creep Heating},
  author={Qiang Zhang and Hongwei Xin},
  year={2017}
}
Laboratory and in-barn tests were conducted to study the thermal characteristics of electrical heat mats for creep heating in swine farrowing crates. An infrared imager was used to evaluate the surface temperature distribution and controllability of four commercial heat mats under constant environmental conditions. The effects of pig resting behavior on surface temperature distribution of the heat mat were elucidated by in-barn tests. Embedded temperature sensors facilitated the controllability… CONTINUE READING
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