Replacement Vest

Product Overview

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) to minimize heat stress, cold stress and fatigue and improve comfort and productivity. The new Dual Action PAC switches quickly from cold to hot, to provide comfort in all seasons.

Vortec PACs have two components:

  • a cooling/heating tube with belt that generates cold and/or hot air to provide air flow to the worker;
  • a diffuse cooling vest through which the cold or hot air flows to cool the worker’s torso and neck

PACs are available in three cooling capacities, and two models that provide versatility to switch back and forth between heating and cooling. All models can achieve temperature differentials of +/- 45 – 60 deg F (+/- 33 deg C) from the inlet compressed air temperature using vortex tube technology. The cooling only models are adjustable by the worker using an integral temperature adjust knob.

The diffuse air vest is available in three sizes and provides continuous cooled or heated 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. The vest can also be worn under other protective clothing.

Benefits

  • Improves worker safety
  • Eliminates the incidence of worker heat stress
  • Reduces 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 that are used intermittently

Features

  • Provide continuous, consistent cooling, unlike ice or gel paks
  • Easy temperature adjustment by user, even with gloved hands
  • Three cooling capacities available; one model has both heating and cooling capability
  • All PAC models are supplied with an adjustable waist belt and an Industrial Interchange style quick connect for attachment to the compressed air supply
  • Air is delivered at up to +/- 60 deg F (+/- 33 deg C) differential from the compressed air inlet
  • 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 non-flammable; material conforms to MIL-C-43006F type 2

Specifications

Diffuse Air Vest865867869
Size Large X-Large XX-Large
Girth (inches) 36 to 41 41 to 46 46 to 52
For use with:
22815 X - -
22825 X X -
22835 X X X
29625 X X -
29635 X X X
Diffuse Air Vest865867869
Size Large X-Large XX-Large
Girth (cm) 91 to 104 104 to 117 117 to 132
For use with:
22815 X - -
22825 X X -
22835 X X X
29625 X X -
29635 X X X

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Installation and Operating Instructions
Dimension & Specifications

Case Studies

Keeping older veteran employees cool and healthy under hot conditions

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.

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Body Cooling under Pressure Protective Equipment

Vortec's cooling vests solve a challenge at an electrical equipment recycling facility by standing up to the heat of Alabama summers, in a facility where the high number of air exchanges in the room make it impossible to successfully cool the entire area with air conditioners.

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Safety and Comfort for Foundry Workers

Temperatures in the production area of an Aluminum billet manufacturing facility sometimes soar to 150 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. Ohio Valley Aluminum Safety Manager relies on Vortec Personal Air Conditioners to keep workers in the plant cool and safe, while not interfering with the ambient temperatures needed to produce high quality billet.

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Keeping Welders Cool

Respiratory Equipment uses Vortec’s Personal Air Conditioners. Thanks to our client Arc One, cooler heads prevail in the welding industry. Vortec helps make it possible for Arc One to extend its line of welding personal safety equipment, developing a personal cooling helmet for welders.

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