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Pit Ventilation

Application: used within deep-pit buildings


  • Very little cost if included in original design prior to construction.
  • Construction using wall fans in lieu of pit fans may be simpler.
  • Fans are more easily cleaned and maintained.


  • More wall surfaces are used for fan installation.
  • Potential for more particulate matter to be released during winter.
Figure 1. A fan mounted on an under-building manure