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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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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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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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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…

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The Basics of Portacool Portable Evaporative Coolers

  Portacool portable evaporative coolers are known as some of the best evaporative coolers in the world. So, how do they work to provide cooling? Here’s an overview Before we discuss how an evaporative cooling system works, let’s point out the components in a Portacool evaporative cooler: Housing – this is the exterior of your…

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Pump Up Your Portacool

Ever wonder what that extra switch is next to the power button on your Portacool portable evaporative cooler? Sure, it says “Pump,” but what does that pump actually do inside the cooler? The pump actually plays an important role in the evaporative cooling process that takes place within Portacool portable evaporative coolers. Without a pump…

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Cooling on Auto Drive

Finding a cooling solution for hot, open-door garages can be an ongoing challenge for auto enthusiasts, hobbyists and business owners. Air conditioning for these areas can be impractical and cost-prohibitive and you can’t stop hot rodding just because of hot weather! This is where evaporative cooling systems can come to the rescue. The automotive industry…

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