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Maintaining the Angels Share: Preventing Distillery Evaporation

2/26/2021byVortec Engineer
When distillers make whisky, a small amount evaporates through the barrels and into the heavens. It’s known as the “angel’s share.” In winemaking, when wine evaporates during the aging process, it’s called product loss. Over the course of three years, a barrel can lose 14% of its wine. For a small, family-owned winery like Miramont Estate, that’s a lot of product loss.
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What Do NEMA Ratings Mean?

9/11/2020byVortec Engineer
NEMA is a common term used in the manufacturing industry, it stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing electrical products, equipment, or wiring in industrial facilities. By creating a defined set of standards, NEMA helps alleviate any miscommunications that could occur between the manufacturer and purchaser.
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Managing Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace

6/17/2020byVortec Engineer
Heat-related illness can take many different forms, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Heat-related illnesses often occur when people are exposed and actively working outside during periods of high temperatures and humidity.
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Personal Cooling in the Hottest Work Environments

6/10/2020byVortec Engineer
In manufacturing, workers frequently operate in hot, cramped environments. Heatstroke begins to set in when a body’s core temperature reaches 104°, resulting in fatigue, dizziness, and if untreated, loss of consciousness. To keep employees comfortable, safe, and productive, employers turn to Vortec Cooling Vest (VCV).
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Spray Nozzles for Sanitizing Applications

5/15/2020byVortec Engineer
Choosing the right type of spray nozzle for your application can be tricky. To make it easy, we developed this guide to outline the main difference between our offerings. As Coronavirus has changed the way we live and work, we’ve seen the world take action to protect one another.  Over the last few weeks, inquiries about using spray nozzles for disinfectant solutions have spiked. Sanitizing stations have become an essential fixture for a multitude of objects, from packages and PPE, to individuals themselves.
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Common Compressed Air Pressure Supply Problems

4/30/2020byVortec Engineer
Our applications engineers often field calls with woes of compressed air products not functioning to their fullest capacity. Many companies struggle with compressed air issues, and we're here to help you through it.
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6 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Compressed Airflow

4/17/2020byVortec Engineer
Have you noticed you're not getting the full effect of your compressed air products? Here are some of the first places to check when you are having trouble with air supply.
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A Quick Guide to Enclosure Cooler Maintenance

3/3/2020byVortec Engineer
Nothing in life is ever as simple as ‘set it and forget it,’ but if there was, compressed air enclosure coolers are about as close as it gets. Once you install the cooler on your enclosure or cabinet, attach the compressed air line, and you are in business. For a quick and easy installation process, check out our Vortex AC’s. We designed it, so installation takes under 10 minutes, see our “How To: Installing a Vortex AC Enclosure Cooler System” video for more information. 
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Oil & Gas Protection: Enclosure Coolers for Hazardous Locations

2/20/2020byVortec Engineer
All hazardous locations face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety, and prolonging equipment life. When it comes to providing clean* and efficient cooling solutions in these environments, Vortec's hazardous location line of enclosure coolers (HazLoc, ATEX, and ProtEX) are unrivaled in functionality and reliability.
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Improve Employee Productivity with Vortec Cooling Vests

9/17/2018byVortec Engineer
Vortec Cooling Vests (VCVs) are a type of specialty protective equipment that is designed to maintain healthy body temperatures in extreme environments- making employees more comfortable and productive. Cooling vests can counter-act the negative effects of both dangerously high and low temperatures that can cause harm to workers, including fatigue and stress.
Read more

Vortec Blog

Maintaining the Angels Share: Preventing Distillery Evaporation

2/26/2021byVortec Engineer
When distillers make whisky, a small amount evaporates through the barrels and into the heavens. It’s known as the “angel’s share.” In winemaking, when wine evaporates during the aging process, it’s called product loss. Over the course of three years, a barrel can lose 14% of its wine. For a small, family-owned winery like Miramont Estate, that’s a lot of product loss.
Read more

What Do NEMA Ratings Mean?

9/11/2020byVortec Engineer
NEMA is a common term used in the manufacturing industry, it stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing electrical products, equipment, or wiring in industrial facilities. By creating a defined set of standards, NEMA helps alleviate any miscommunications that could occur between the manufacturer and purchaser.
Read more

Managing Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace

6/17/2020byVortec Engineer
Heat-related illness can take many different forms, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Heat-related illnesses often occur when people are exposed and actively working outside during periods of high temperatures and humidity.
Read more
Tags:

Personal Cooling in the Hottest Work Environments

6/10/2020byVortec Engineer
In manufacturing, workers frequently operate in hot, cramped environments. Heatstroke begins to set in when a body’s core temperature reaches 104°, resulting in fatigue, dizziness, and if untreated, loss of consciousness. To keep employees comfortable, safe, and productive, employers turn to Vortec Cooling Vest (VCV).
Read more
Tags:

Spray Nozzles for Sanitizing Applications

5/15/2020byVortec Engineer
Choosing the right type of spray nozzle for your application can be tricky. To make it easy, we developed this guide to outline the main difference between our offerings. As Coronavirus has changed the way we live and work, we’ve seen the world take action to protect one another.  Over the last few weeks, inquiries about using spray nozzles for disinfectant solutions have spiked. Sanitizing stations have become an essential fixture for a multitude of objects, from packages and PPE, to individuals themselves.
Read more

Common Compressed Air Pressure Supply Problems

4/30/2020byVortec Engineer
Our applications engineers often field calls with woes of compressed air products not functioning to their fullest capacity. Many companies struggle with compressed air issues, and we're here to help you through it.
Read more

6 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Compressed Airflow

4/17/2020byVortec Engineer
Have you noticed you're not getting the full effect of your compressed air products? Here are some of the first places to check when you are having trouble with air supply.
Read more

A Quick Guide to Enclosure Cooler Maintenance

3/3/2020byVortec Engineer
Nothing in life is ever as simple as ‘set it and forget it,’ but if there was, compressed air enclosure coolers are about as close as it gets. Once you install the cooler on your enclosure or cabinet, attach the compressed air line, and you are in business. For a quick and easy installation process, check out our Vortex AC’s. We designed it, so installation takes under 10 minutes, see our “How To: Installing a Vortex AC Enclosure Cooler System” video for more information. 
Read more

Oil & Gas Protection: Enclosure Coolers for Hazardous Locations

2/20/2020byVortec Engineer
All hazardous locations face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety, and prolonging equipment life. When it comes to providing clean* and efficient cooling solutions in these environments, Vortec's hazardous location line of enclosure coolers (HazLoc, ATEX, and ProtEX) are unrivaled in functionality and reliability.
Read more

Improve Employee Productivity with Vortec Cooling Vests

9/17/2018byVortec Engineer
Vortec Cooling Vests (VCVs) are a type of specialty protective equipment that is designed to maintain healthy body temperatures in extreme environments- making employees more comfortable and productive. Cooling vests can counter-act the negative effects of both dangerously high and low temperatures that can cause harm to workers, including fatigue and stress.
Read more