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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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