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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Kim McElroy

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name: Kimberly McElroy Role: Director, Customer Service and Logistics Years at Portacool: 12…

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Kuul Vitality Maintenance

Kuul Vitality™ evaporative media (a type of rigid evaporative media) is designed to achieve optimal cooling in agricultural environments, including poultry house, greenhouse, dairy farm and swine industry applications. At industry standard air velocity, Kuul Vitality meets efficiency standards and exceeds pressure drop requirements. Not only does Kuul evaporative media last longer, but it helps…

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Cal/OSHA Regulations

As employers delve into determining what rules must be followed when it comes to heat safety protection and mitigation for their workers, it can be helpful to look to the most stringent guidelines as a guide. Beyond the national standard and education provided by OSHA, the agency website also notes states that have set their…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Todd Waldhauser

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name:  Todd Waldhauser Role:  Director, Sales Years at Portacool: 19 (20 years come…

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National Focus on Heat Safety – OSHA Regulations

Record-setting high heat temperatures and marked warmth has been on the rise since 2015. Beyond being uncomfortable, extreme heat presents a real danger to workers in a variety of occupations. Less than a decade ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a formidable campaign to raise awareness among employers and employees about the…

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Portacool Jetstream Series Overview

As the leader in evaporative cooling technology, Portacool has been manufacturing portable evaporative coolers for 30 years. Continuing in the pattern of innovation, Portacool designed the Jetstream series of evaporative coolers to answer the need for cooling relief in a variety of challenging spaces and environments. The Portacool Jetstream series includes the Portacool Jetstream 220,…

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The Kuul Effect Difference

At Portacool, LLC we have been producing our own rigid evaporative media since 1998. Now, as the leader in evaporative cooling technologies, we have the most advanced evaporative media available on the market. So, what sets Portacool and Kuul evaporative media apart from competitors? We like to say it’s a little something called “The Kuul…

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Europe’s Approach to Heat Stress & Worker Safety – Specifics

As discussed previously on our blog, the European Union and its EU-OSHA does not outline specific heat safety laws. However, several countries in the EU have their own rules and guidelines. Online outlet Refinery 29 offered a round up article on workplace temperature limits around the world. Here, we list the article’s key findings as…

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Europe’s Approach to Heat Stress & Worker Safety – Overview

Portacool, LLC is a global company, selling to distributors in more than 56 countries worldwide, including a number of European countries. No stranger to heat, Europe experienced record setting temperatures last year in many of its countries as noted in this New York Times article from July 2019. One area of France even reached 115°F/…

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A Kuul History Lesson

Today Kuul evaporative media offers three lines of rigid evaporative media designed for specific applications. Kuul Vitality is utilized primarily in the horticulture, poultry and swine industries. Kuul Control is used in data centers, power gen and HVAC systems. Kuul Comfort is exclusively made for usage in Portacool-branded portable evaporative coolers. But do you know…

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