Dual-Action PAC Keeps Workers Comfortable in Extreme Environments


Working in extreme environments can take a toll on workers, but dual action personal air conditioners (PACs) from Vortec keep workers comfortable and productive in either hot or cold working conditions. PACs minimize heat stress and fatigue in elevated temperatures, or with simple adjustment, they raise vest and body temperatures to ward off the cold. A dual action PAC generates cold or hot air to provide airflow to the worker, along with a cooling/heating vest that diffuses the airflows around the worker’s torso.

Durable, plasticized vests are available in three sizes and provide continuous cooled or warmed air through its perforated lining. They do not restrict movement, do not absorb sweat or other contaminants, and can be worn under other protective clothing. Vortec PACs are ideal for any work environment where temperature extremes pose a problem, including foundries, steel mills, boiler rooms, mines, smelters, glass manufacturing, cold storage, powder painting lines, and more.

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Cold-only PACs feature an integral temperature adjustment knob that allows workers to easily “dial in” the desired temperature. When wearing PACs, workers require fewer and shorter cooling and warming work breaks, increasing overall productivity.

Vortex Tubes convert compressed air to a low-pressure cold- or warm-air source.

A compressed air stream enters the vortex tube where it spins rapidly, splitting into hot and cold air streams. 

Source: Vortec

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