Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) to minimize heat stress and fatigue. The PAC's improve comfort and productivity.
Vortec personal cooling vests have two components:
a cooling tube with belt that generates cold air to provide air flow to the worker;
a diffuse cooling vest through which the cold air flows to cool the worker’s torso
PACs are available in two cooling capacities; 1500 BTUH and 2500 BTUH. All models can achieve temperature differentials of +/- 45 – 60 deg F from the inlet compressed air temperature using vortex tube technology. These models are adjustable by the worker using an integral temperature adjustment knob.
The diffuse air vests are available in three sizes; large, X large and XX large which provides continuous cooled air through its perforated inner lining. The durable plasticized PVC vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions, and does not absorb sweat or other contaminants. Body cooling vests can also be worn under other protective clothing.
Improves worker safety
Eliminates the incidence of worker heat stress or cold stress
Reduces the frequency and duration of non-productive cooling and warming work breaks
Maximizes worker productivity and comfort in extreme temperatures
Eliminates the need to air-condition large warehouse or shop areas
Provide continuous, consistent cooling, unlike ice or gel packs
The Dual Action PAC can be easily switched from one mode to the other by rotating the tube and swapping the muffler from one end to the other.
Three cooling capacities available in the cooling only mode; heating and cooling model is available at two heat/cool capacities
Air is delivered at up to +/- 45-60 deg F (+/- 25 – 33 deg C) differential from the compressed air inlet
The cooling-only version has easy temperature adjustment by user, even with gloved hands
All PAC models are supplied with an adjustable waist belt and an Industrial Interchange style quick connect for attachment to the compressed air supply
Can be worn under other protective clothing
Three vest sizes available to fit all workers, plus a vest extension for varying sizes
The vest is impermeable to sweat, dirt and other contaminants; easily cleaned
The vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions
The vest is made of an abrasion-resistant, flame retardant vinyl laminated nylon that is self-extinguishing and has a melting point of 300°F (149°C).