Energy saving

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Energy saving

Energy saving

Energy saving for superior chick quality


In these “increasing energy cost times” energy savings have become an important aspect of managing a hatchery.

More and more large integrators have made it their priority to lower their carbon footprint through energy saving solutions.

EMKA Hatchery Equipment has proven itself to be the ultimate energy saving champion in the hatchery business.

By implementing both: 

  • spiral cooling coils 
  • Dry Hatch technology 
  • together with direct drive motor-reductors with permanent magnets


EMKA Hatchery Equipment has succeeded in significantly reducing the energy consumption and energy requirements of the incubators.

We are proud to say that our incubators consume significantly less energy than any incubators on the market today.

We are no longer talking about a decrease of 1, 2 or even 3 % but more than 50% of the in some cases.

Often, depending on the climate, no chiller is required for the incubators. 


Here is how we do it. 


  • Permanent magnet motors with frequency inverters
  • Spiral cooling tubes with cooling water above the Dew Point
  • Dry Cooler Tech …


Permanent magnet motors & frequency inverters:

Here, EMKA Hatchery Equipment marries technology with embryo development.

During the 18 incubation days in the setter, the first 9 days of the embryo’s development is endothermic.

This means that the embryo needs energy/heat to be added to the egg to start and maintain incubation and embryo growth.

In the beginning, the embryo has only a few cells which continue to divide.

At that time, these cells require very little oxygen.

It is therefore unnecessary to overload the embryos with unnecessary oxygen supplied by the airflow. 

The incubation program used can keep the ventilation to a minimum.

This is already an energy saving in itself.

Our air-handling units will detect the reduced demand in air volume and adapt the supply accordingly.

Permanent magnet motors already consume up to 25% less energy and produce significantly less heat.

Standard electrical frequency is 50 to 65 Hz.

Because of the lower oxygen needed in the first 9 days of incubation, the frequency inverters can be programmed, within the EMKAWare incubator program, to run at a lower frequency of down to 35 Hz. 

This change in frequency results in a 50% energy saving.

Because the frequency is only reduced during the first 9 days of the 18 setter days, this is a total of 25% energy reduction.



Spiral cooling tubes with cooling water above the Dew Point:


All hatchery managers know the effects of condensation water on the cooling tubes;

The water on the floor, the raking out of the water when it becomes a pool of water.

In the hatcher, it can be even more devastating.

As the chicks pip, the fluff collects on the wet cooling tubes.

They are then covered with fluff and insulate the tubes, acting as an insulant.

The result is that many hatchers aren’t able to cool enough.

The hatchery manager can:

  • stop the machine, 
  • open the doors, 
  • take out the hatcher baskets temporarily 
  • remove the fluff from the cooling tubes to help normalize the heat exchange
  • And then start the hatcher up again.

Or he can lower the temperature of the cooling water to improve the cooling capacity but, in so doing, increase the energy consumption.

The chillers are now running at a higher rate.


Using our spiral cooling tubes, the heat exchange is optimum. 

Running water with a temperature above the dew point through the spiral cooling tubes eliminates condensation.

Without condensation, the fluff produced by the pipping chick doe snot stick to the cooling tubes.

Therefore the heat exchange capacity remains at its best and doesn’t increase the energy consumption as in traditional incubators.


Dry Cooler tech:


In climates where the outside temperature/climate is, on average, below 26°C, there is NO NEED for a chiller.

Very often people think that they live in a hot climate. That is not always the case because they don’t consider that they have cooler nights or that there is a cold season.


EMKA Hatchery Equipment successfully supplies a Dry Cooler to take out the excess heat produced by the embryos.

There is no use of either a compressor or a condenser.

These two elements of a chiller are the single most costly and energy consuming machines in a hatchery.

Our Dry Cooler technology is able to run hatcheries without chillers for cooling the incubator water.

The use of a dry cooler vs. a chiller is > 50% energy consumption.


With installations running Dry Coolers successfully in countries with a wide range of temperature variations such as  Belarus, Canada, Morocco, Russia or The Netherlands, find out if your hatchery project could take advantage of this energy saving innovation?




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Find out how EMKA can help you improve your chick quality with its superior energy savings.  


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