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Walking alleys equipped with profiKURA 3D are significantly drier, as liquids are drained directly to the
central guide via an integrated slope. This is not only good for the claws, but also reduces ammonia
emissions. The report by the Dutch emissions expert Gert-Jan Monteny confirms the profiKURA 3D's
ammonia reduction potential.
A concreted 3 % slope towards the central guide on both sides of paved / concrete walking alleys has been
considered a floor design that reduces emissions in Switzerland for many years. Also in Germany and some other countries, a 3 % inclinded floor is often recognized as reducing emissions. The new, wedge-shaped profiKURA 3D walking alley mat reproduces this system precisely. The advantage: the 3 % slope is already
integrated in the rubber mat.
Thanks to profiKURA 3D, complex slope concreting of the walking alley is no longer required. Further, the
rubber mat is ideal for retrofitting an existing building. Experience has shown that the very precise, integrated slope can compensate for minor unevenness in the subsurface. Unwanted puddles in the walking alley are therefore reduced significantly.
The values measured for the 3 % slope at the Agroscope test barn in Tänikon (CH) by Zähner et al. (2017) were used to calculate the emission reduction potential of profiKURA 3D. The prediction model for NH3 emissions in a dairy barn developed and published by Monteny (2000) served as the basis for this. As such, it was possible to relate the results from Tänikon to a standard dairy barn. Monteny used these results to calculate an emission reduction potential of up to 44 % for profiKURA 3D compared to a standard cubicle housing system without an emission reducing floor.
Source: Monteny Milieu Advies, August 2021: Model-based assessment of the reduction potential for NH3-emission of the innovative solid floor KRAIBURG – profiKURA 3D