Smart Sense® Heating System

The Guardian with Smart Sense®, L.B. White's Auto Control Pig Heater

Smart Sense® - Automatic Variable Rate Heat
U.S. Patent No. 9,328,937

Smart Sense® is an auto control, technologically-advanced swine facility heating solution.

This innovative heating technology eliminates the inefficiency of conventional on/off heaters that require manual adjustments and always run at 100% Btu ouput. In comparison, Smart Sense® heaters are automatically managed through the facility control and operate at firing rates as low as 25% of maximum Btu output.

Guardian Forced Air Heater with Smart Sense heating System in a swine building.

Smart Sense® generates only the amount of heat required to reach, maintain, and hold a desired temperature by automatically modulating Btu output—a proprietary technology engineered for L.B. White forced air heaters and radiant-heat brooders.

  • Automates building temperature management
  • Saves up to 35% in fuel costs
  • Maintains consistent room temperature

Infraconic Brooder Heater with Smart Sense heating System in a swine building.

Environmental Control Integration

Smart Sense® automatic variable rate heat for hog confinement buildings now works with these leading environmental controls:

Maximus-Systems
Maximus-Systems

Dicam USA
Dicam USA

Edge™ Control System
Edge™ Controls

Fusion
Fusion

Genius: Monitrol
Genius

Automated Production Systems
AP

VAL-CO
VAL-CO

Poultry Management Systems, Inc.
PMSI

Smart Sense® Manages Pig Building Room Temperature Automatically

Smart Sense® automatically provides heat at only the rate required to reach a set point, and then maintains that temperature. This technology has been field tested across the upper Midwest with results that reflect significant increases in fuel-cost savings.

Actual Field Test Results for L.B. White Forced Air Heaters and Brooders

L.B. White Guardian Forced Air Heaters with Smart Sense®

Guardian® heaters with Smart Sense® provide an automatic variable-rate control, compared to manual control in today’s standard Guardian heaters. The Smart Sense® upgrade allows the heater to run longer at lower firing rates and become part of the circulation system. This results in a much more consistent room temperature.

Available Smart Sense® configurations:

  • 15,000 to 60,000 Btu/h
  • 25,000 to 100,000 Btu/h
  • 65,000 to 250,000 Btu/h

Ignition types:

  • Spark Ignition
  • Hot Surface Ignition

Ignition Control Enclosure

  • All corners and seams are sealed with silicone
  • Liquid tight / air tight "pass throughs" are used for wiring entrances and exits
  • All terminations have 'flags'

Certifications:

  • CSA

Only L.B. White Guardian heaters are capable of operating at firing rates as low as 25% of max Btu/h while maintaining acceptable carbon monoxide levels and ignition characteristics.

L.B. White Radiant Brooder Heaters and Smart Sense®

L.B. White Smart Sense® technology provides the ability to set and manage temperatures at pig level, independently of the ambient room temperature. Gain control of the pig occupied zone with Smart Sense® versus 3-stage or hi-lo control panels that are not controlled by precision-based technology.

  • Both standard manual and spark ignition I-17 brooders function with Smart Sense®
  • Fires at 10% of max btu output (17,100 btu/h).
  • Requires sensor mounting kits for existing and new installations
  • Operates with an existing 0-10 vdc control or with the SmartBox® controller

I-17 Brooders with Smart Sense® auto managed heat control

The L.B. White Smart Sense® Sensor is a critical component in our variable-rate heat technology. Our sensors are not restricted by a shield or isolator, and are less sensitive to wire length or gauge. Combined with proprietary control logic, the sensor is always locked into position by a bracket to achieve precise results based on suggested protocols and a desired swine pattern.

More Info About Smart Sense® Heating System for Pig Buildings

Smart Sense® automatic variable rate heat technology for Pig Buildings can be used in multiple pig production phases, including: farrowing, nursery, wean-to-finish, and finishing applications.

For more information on our Guardian Smart Sense® auto managed pig heaters and High Pressure Radiant Brooder heaters with Smart Sense®:

Call 1-800-345-7200 (toll-free) or 608-733-5691
Email customerservice@lbwhite.com

⚠ WARNING: When operating, this heater produces chemicals, including Carbon Monoxide, known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

The Guardian with Smart Sense™, L.B. White's Auto Control Pig Heater

This innovative heating technology eliminates the inefficiency of conventional on/off heaters that require manual adjustments and always run at 100% Btu ouput. In comparison, Smart Sense™ heaters are automatically managed through the facility control and operate at firing rates as low as 25% of maximum Btu output.

Smart Sense™ generates only the amount of heat required to reach, maintain, and hold a desired temperature by automatically modulating Btu output—a proprietary technology engineered for L.B. White forced air heaters and radiant-heat brooders.