Space-Ray introduces Direct Spark Ignition brooder

15-02-2011 | |
Space-Ray introduces Direct Spark Ignition brooder

Poultry houses can save up to 22 litres of propane for each continuous 24-hour period in a house installed with 14 new Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) brooders being introduced by Space-Ray to the worldwide poultry markets, according to a recent fuel study conducted in Europe.

Instead of using a standard pilot light, the new Space-Ray DSI brooder has a powerful spark ignition system that directly lights the main burner. This lowers maintenance since there is no standing pilot to clog up, blow out or waste fuel.  
The design of the brooder allows quick access to the main burner orifice by simply sliding back a quick release bracket. This assures longer life, fast and easy maintenance as necessary and lower operating costs.

Considerable savings
Made of stainless steel, both the gas valve line and the thermostat are integrated into the burner. Stock capacities per burner are 2,000 to 3,000 broilers, 1,500 to 2,000 pullets, 750 to 1,000 turkeys or ducks and 1,500 to 2,000 pheasants.
“If you multiply daily fuel savings by the length of a crop in days and the number of crops per year, our DSI brooder can save poultry houses a considerable sum of money and add to operational efficiency,” noted Damien Oakley, managing director of Space-Ray UK. “An independent fuel study in the UK using the new Spark Ignition heaters found that the cost per brooder per day was up to 84p or £168.78 per year, less than that of a conventional Pilot brooder.”

Broad heat pattern featured
Available in natural or propane gas, the new CE-approved DSI radiant gas brooder has a 12 kW /hr capacity and features a broad heat pattern. The heat pattern is enhanced by Space-Ray’s unique 60o emitter angle that is especially designed to aim the radiant heat directly at the birds where it is needed most. The stainless steel emitter is fully insulated and enclosed so that the insulation will not crumble or distort in the tough operating conditions normally found in poultry houses. The DSI brooder can be used in both single and multi-zone installations. 

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