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keep Workers Safe in Extreme Temperatures

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Vortec Cooling Vests (VCVs) to minimize heat stress and fatigue.  The VCV's improve comfort and productivity. Vortec personal cooling vests have two components:
  • a cooling tube that generates cold air to provide air flow to the worker
  • a perforated cooling vest through which the cold air flows to cool the worker’s torso
VCVs 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 perforated air vests are available in three sizes: Large, X-Large, and XX-Large which supplies cooled air continuously through its perforated inner lining. The durable vest allows a 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.

*Note: NIOSH approves only complete Supplied Air Respirators (SAR) Systems. None of the Vortec Cooling Vest products listed above are approved for use with a respirator system. More can be found about the requirements in CFR 84.131.
Prices start at $265

Benefits

  • Improves worker safety
  • Eliminates the incidence of worker heat stress
  • Reduces the frequency and duration of non-productive cooling breaks
  • Maximizes worker productivity and comfort in extreme temperatures
  • Eliminates the need to air condition large warehouse or shop areas

Features

  • Provide continuous, consistent cooling, unlike ice or gel packs
  • Two cooling capacities available
  • Has easy temperature adjustment by user, even with gloved hands
  • All VCV 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
  • Vest is impermeable to sweat, dirt, and other contaminants; easily cleaned
  • Vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions
  • Vest is made with flame resistant fabric that meets CPAI-84, Sec. 6 Fire Standard Specifications

Vortec Cooling Vest Specifications

Use the buttons to select either U.S. or Metric Dimension.
SPECIFICATIONCoolingVest-LCoolingVest-XLCoolingVest-2XL
Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)150025002500
Temperature Drop (deg F)606060
Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)253535
Recommended Filter 701S-24A701S-24A701S-24A
Vest SizeLargeX Large2X Large
SPECIFICATIONCoolingVest-LCoolingVest-XLCoolingVest-2XL
Cooling Capacity (Watts)440733733
Temperature Drop (deg C)333333
Air Consumption @ 100 psig (slpm)708991991
Recommended Filter 701S-24A701S-24A701S-24A
Vest SizeLargeX Large2X Large


Product Instructions



Case Studies

COOLING VEST KEEPS PAINT BOOTH WORKERS SAFE AND COMFORTABLE 

David Nutter, a Painter at Cadillac of South Charlotte, reports that the thermometer regularly reports temperatures of 100˚F in the summer, creating a potentially dangerous workplace for Nutter and his employees. Excessive heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and in the most severe cases, heatstroke. At worst, the working environment can hospitalize employees if not monitored carefully, but heat can....

SAFETY AND COMFORT FOR FOUNDRY WORKERS

Multiple furnaces and a high volume of billet production means that OVACO’s manufacturing facility operates at an extremely high level of heat. Temperatures in the pit area sometimes soar to 150 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. Corporate Safety Manager Laurie Ireland sought a way of keeping workers in the plant cool and safe...

KEEPING VETERAN EMPLOYEES COOL AND HEALTHY UNDER HOT CONDITIONS

Providing a healthy work environment for their employees, many of whom are veterans, is a high priority for DRS. Therefore, the company management team was concerned about the conditions in DRS’s paint booths. These facilities handle painting and coating of steel, aluminum sub-assemblies, and weldments. The structure of these buildings makes air conditioning cost prohibitive...

BODY COOLING UNDER PRESSURE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Keeping workers cool while protected from hazardous materials was a 10-year quest at TCI of Alabama, an electrical equipment recycling facility located about a half hour drive from Birmingham, AL. Thanks to Vortec’s cooling and heating vests that concern has been resolved...


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Products > Vortec Cooling Vest > Vortec Cooling Vest

keep Workers Safe in Extreme Temperatures

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Vortec Cooling Vests (VCVs) to minimize heat stress and fatigue.  The VCV's improve comfort and productivity. Vortec personal cooling vests have two components:
  • a cooling tube that generates cold air to provide air flow to the worker
  • a perforated cooling vest through which the cold air flows to cool the worker’s torso
VCVs 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 perforated air vests are available in three sizes: Large, X-Large, and XX-Large which supplies cooled air continuously through its perforated inner lining. The durable vest allows a 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.

*Note: NIOSH approves only complete Supplied Air Respirators (SAR) Systems. None of the Vortec Cooling Vest products listed above are approved for use with a respirator system. More can be found about the requirements in CFR 84.131.
Prices start at $265

Benefits

  • Improves worker safety
  • Eliminates the incidence of worker heat stress
  • Reduces the frequency and duration of non-productive cooling breaks
  • Maximizes worker productivity and comfort in extreme temperatures
  • Eliminates the need to air condition large warehouse or shop areas

Features

  • Provide continuous, consistent cooling, unlike ice or gel packs
  • Two cooling capacities available
  • Has easy temperature adjustment by user, even with gloved hands
  • All VCV 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
  • Vest is impermeable to sweat, dirt, and other contaminants; easily cleaned
  • Vest allows full range of motion with no airflow restrictions
  • Vest is made with flame resistant fabric that meets CPAI-84, Sec. 6 Fire Standard Specifications

Vortec Cooling Vest Specifications

Use the buttons to select either U.S. or Metric Dimension.
SPECIFICATIONCoolingVest-LCoolingVest-XLCoolingVest-2XL
Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr)150025002500
Temperature Drop (deg F)606060
Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm)253535
Recommended Filter 701S-24A701S-24A701S-24A
Vest SizeLargeX Large2X Large
SPECIFICATIONCoolingVest-LCoolingVest-XLCoolingVest-2XL
Cooling Capacity (Watts)440733733
Temperature Drop (deg C)333333
Air Consumption @ 100 psig (slpm)708991991
Recommended Filter 701S-24A701S-24A701S-24A
Vest SizeLargeX Large2X Large


Product Instructions



Case Studies

COOLING VEST KEEPS PAINT BOOTH WORKERS SAFE AND COMFORTABLE 

David Nutter, a Painter at Cadillac of South Charlotte, reports that the thermometer regularly reports temperatures of 100˚F in the summer, creating a potentially dangerous workplace for Nutter and his employees. Excessive heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and in the most severe cases, heatstroke. At worst, the working environment can hospitalize employees if not monitored carefully, but heat can....

SAFETY AND COMFORT FOR FOUNDRY WORKERS

Multiple furnaces and a high volume of billet production means that OVACO’s manufacturing facility operates at an extremely high level of heat. Temperatures in the pit area sometimes soar to 150 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. Corporate Safety Manager Laurie Ireland sought a way of keeping workers in the plant cool and safe...

KEEPING VETERAN EMPLOYEES COOL AND HEALTHY UNDER HOT CONDITIONS

Providing a healthy work environment for their employees, many of whom are veterans, is a high priority for DRS. Therefore, the company management team was concerned about the conditions in DRS’s paint booths. These facilities handle painting and coating of steel, aluminum sub-assemblies, and weldments. The structure of these buildings makes air conditioning cost prohibitive...

BODY COOLING UNDER PRESSURE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Keeping workers cool while protected from hazardous materials was a 10-year quest at TCI of Alabama, an electrical equipment recycling facility located about a half hour drive from Birmingham, AL. Thanks to Vortec’s cooling and heating vests that concern has been resolved...


Accessories

LIT0201 Cold Air Guns
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