Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) to minimize heat stress and fatigue. The PAC's improve comfort and productivity by using a cooling tube with belt that generates cold air to provide air flow to the worker.
PACs are available in two cooling capacities; 1500 BTUH and 2500 BTUH. Both 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 on the hot air muffler end of the PAC.
*Note: NIOSH approves only complete Supplied Air Respirators (SAR) Systems. None of the Vortec Personal Air Conditioner products listed above are approved for use with a respirator system. More can be found about the requirements in CRF 84.131.
Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioning Vests to minimize heat stress, cold stress and fatigue, and to improve comfort and productivity. Cold (or Warm) Air circulates through a Diffuse Air Vest to distribute cooling (or heating) to the wearer's torso and neck. The air supplied to the vest achieves a temperature differential of 45 - 60 F° from the inlet compressed air temperature.
|Cooling Only Personal Air Conditioner||22825||22835|
|Description||Cooling only||Cooling only|
|Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)||1500||2500|
|Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)||25||35|
|Temperature Drop or Change (deg F)||60||60|
|Recommended filter model||701S-24A||701S-36A|
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Vortec's Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) make high temperature work environments more comfortable and healthy for workers at DRS Technologies when working in paint booths, reducing the need for frequent work breaks, and improving productivity and safety.Click Here to Read
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