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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 do not outline specific heat safety laws. However, several countries in the EU have their own rules and guidelines. Online outlet Refinery 29 offered a roundup article on workplace temperature limits around the world. Here, we list the article’s key findings as a…

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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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Cal/OSHA code & compliance rules to address now for outdoor workers

June is National Safety Month, as deemed by the National Safety Council. Nationally, worker safety and health on the job is advocated through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA. In addition to OSHA regulations, further worker protection is provided by individual state regulatory agencies. In California, that agency is the…

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Military – Heat Affects Those Who Sacrifice for Our Country

May is National Military Appreciation Month as declared by Congress back in 1999. It is a time for all of us to observe and honor the sacrifices of the United States Armed Forces – both those currently serving and those who have served. Among their sacrifices of comfort, one condition that has begun to disproportionately…

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Portacool Celebrates 30 Years!

Home Alone, Time Warner, and the Simpsons– all things that have been around for 30 years. Did you know Portacool was also on that list? Founded in 1990, Portacool portable evaporative coolers entered the marketplace offering the first version of a portable evaporative cooler designed to provide economical, effective cooling wherever it was needed. Since…

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Why Today’s Evaporative Coolers are NOT Yester Year’s Swamp Coolers

An evaporative cooler’s operation hinges squarely on the effectiveness of its rigid evaporative media. Evaporative media is the visible surface in evaporative coolers or evaporative cooling walls (such as those used for poultry applications) where you see water flow taking place. More importantly, it is where the “magic,” or science, occurs to generate cooling from…

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Built-In Safety – Going Beyond Cooling Power

At Portacool, safety and wellbeing are always top of mind. We create evaporative cooling products that aid in preventing heat stress to help companies and their employees stay cool and safe, including those in our own manufacturing plant. With safety as a top brand focus, it’s only natural that we extend features to protect those…

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Efficient Cooling From the Tailgate to the sideline

Our Texas hearts are happy! Football season is FINALLY back! Take a look at the sidelines — high school, college, and professional — and you might just see that many of the teams will be cool, comfortable, and protected from heat stress with a Portacool portable evaporative cooler. That’s not just any fan you see there…

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An Inside Look at Kuul Vitality Evaporative Media

  Kuul evaporative media, a part of the Portacool family, has been produced in Center, Texas, for more than 25 years. Our company has prided itself on providing the highest quality products for superior performance to our customers. The Kuul Vitality series of evaporative media has been specially designed for the agricultural industry, specifically for…

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