South Africa – Termotecnica Pericoli recently teamed up with their newly established distributor in South Africa, Dynamic Automation as well as two other prominent international companies which Dynamic represents, Lubing (Germany) and TPI (Holland) to conduct a series of three technical seminars in Johannesburg, Gauteng, Camperdown, KZN and Somerset West in the Cape. All three seminars were well attended by a cross section of the industry, layer and broiler production. As “Energy” is the current catch phrase and the role that ventilation plays was the prime focus of the presentations. Energy efficiency in ventilation is not restricted to production cost savings but this plays a significant role in production performance and subsequent bottom line. The full range of ventilation – environment control and management was from initial stages of heating and minimum ventilation to exhaust stages to eventual cooling via pads or misting systems. The speakers presented the relevant equipment and disused the technical aspects of the selection and operation of each item of equipment with a view to minimizing cost, improving energy efficient through effective installation, operation and maintenance. A number of new Pericoli models were unveil, the new EOS/EWS 53” fan, the new EOC 53” efficient cone fans and agriTERM heater which has a 99.5% combustion, efficient and reduced carbon omissions.