Noisy Parlour

Green green giant

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Livestock Farmer
Hi

I'm currently running a 16x32 Dairymaster parlour. It has two vacuum pumps, there is a lot of extra vacuum produced and this makes the vacuum regulator in the parlour make a lot of noise. Just wondering if anyone has this issue, not sure if the regulator can be relocated or if a variable speed vacuum pump would make it less noisy.
Any thoughts.....
 

bar718

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We had exactly the same problem in our old parlour. It originally had a dairy master regulator on it which we swapped for a Fullwood cervac one which can sit in a bowl and have the air piped to it which eliminated the noise for us.

ps with variable speed pumps the regulator is only there for emergencies and is not in theory used so no noise.
 

rusty

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When I was looking at putting in a new parlour 20 years ago it was noticeable how much noisier Dairymaster parlours were to the rest I looked at.
Varispeed vacuum pump will make a massive difference. We now know when a cow has kicked a unit off as you here the pump rev up.
 

Horn&corn

Member
£3,300 from local crew although had to squeeze them a bit. £2,300 back from farm equipment fund grant so not too bad. Must be significantly reducing our Elec bill and pump wear.
 

jerseycowsman

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Livestock Farmer
Location
cornwall
Hi

I'm currently running a 16x32 Dairymaster parlour. It has two vacuum pumps, there is a lot of extra vacuum produced and this makes the vacuum regulator in the parlour make a lot of noise. Just wondering if anyone has this issue, not sure if the regulator can be relocated or if a variable speed vacuum pump would make it less noisy.
Any thoughts.....
Why 2 pumps? We have one pump running 40 units perfectly ok, and quietly on variable speed
 

Real cool

Member
Yes farming grant available in wales just quoted vacuum pump with motor and variable speed control £4600 plus vat grant available £1866.00
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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