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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 there…

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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 has…

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Summer Kicks-off Tomorrow – Be Heat Safety Aware

Yep, tomorrow is the official start of summer with the beginning of the summer solstice. That also means that it is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. What will you do this weekend to take in all that sunshine? Besides sunny skies, when we think about the summer we…

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The Cost of Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries

We all know heat intense environments are uncomfortable, but in a working environment it can be costly to a company’s bottom-line. For many businesses, heat-stress and heat-related illnesses — such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke — are a very real challenge in the summer months. Heat is a condition that affects thousands of worksites…

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