Vortec Cooling Tube

Product Overview

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Vortec Cooling Tubes to minimize heat stress and fatigue.  The Vortec Cooling Tubes improve comfort and productivity by using a belt with an attached cooling tube that generates cold air to provide air flow to the worker.

Vortec Cooling Tubes 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 Cooling Tube.

*All Cooling Tubes have 1/4” compressed air quick connect and 3/4” garden hose thread for discharge of air to vest


  • Improves worker safety
  • Eliminates the incidence of worker heat stress or cold stress
  • Reduces the frequency and duration of 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


  • Provide continuous, consistent cooling, unlike ice or gel paks
  • Three cooling capacities available
  • Air is delivered at up to -45-60°F (-25-33°C) differential from the compressed air inlet
  • Easy temperature adjustment by user, even with gloved hands
  • All Vortec Cooling Tube 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
  • All Cooling Tubes have 1/4” compressed air quick connect and 3/4” garden hose thread for discharge of air to vest

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


Personal Air Conditioners

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.


Vortec Cooling Tube2282522835
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
For use with:
Vortec Cooling Vest - L X X
Vortec Cooling Vest - XL X X
Vortec Cooling Vest - 2XL - X


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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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5 Micron Air Filter 701S-24A

Models: 22815, 22825
5 Micron Air Filter 701S-36A

Models: 22835, 29635
Oil Removal Filter 701S-48

Models: 22815, 22825
Oil Removal Filter 701S-54

Models: 22835, 29635
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