No sooner does summer arrive in Texas and the news agencies are issuing heat advisories. For most of Portable Air’s customers, the heat is a serious occupational hazard! Avoid excessive risk by setting up cooling stations on your jobsite.
Workers become overheated from two primary sources:
1. The environmental conditions in which they work; and
2. The internal heat generated by physical labor.
The heat index can be used to help determine the risk of heat-related illness for outdoor workers, what actions are needed to protect workers, and when those actions are triggered. Depending on the heat index value, the risk for heat-related illness can range from lower to very high to extreme. As the heat index value goes up, more preventative measures are needed to protect workers.
|Heat Index||Risk Level||Protective Measures|
|Less than 91°F||Lower (Caution)||Basic heat safety and planning|
|91°F to 103°F||Moderate||Implement precautions and heighten awareness|
|103°F to 115°F||High||Additional precautions to protect workers|
|Greater than 115°F||Very High to Extreme||Triggers even more aggressive protective measures|
Heat-related illnesses (heat stroke and heat exhaustion are the most serious) occur when the body is not able to lose enough heat to balance the heat generated by physical work and external heat sources. Helping your body maintain a stable internal temperature is vital in avoiding a heat-related illness. Once the air temperature gets near or above normal body temperature the blood circulated to your skin can’t lose heat. This causes you to sweat, but that’s not enough to cool your body if the humidity won’t allow the sweat to evaporate.
Surprisingly, OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments. Nonetheless, under the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized serious hazards in the workplace, including heat-related hazards.
Creating cooling stations with either spot coolers or misting fans is a very cost-effective way to help prevent heat-related illnesses. When the body becomes overheated and can’t cool itself, cool air and water are essential to alleviate and prevent the worsening of heat-related symptoms.
Cooling stations are not only preventative measures but they can also provide for a quick response in case there is a heat-related emergency on a work site.
Setting up spot coolers and or misting fans has never been easier! Because our units are on wheels, you can control the direction of breeze and mist to provide relief where you need it. Most of our portable products require a common 120V electric circuit. All our portable misting fans allow you to use a standard garden hose connection for easy hookup. Contact us to learn more!
Keeping your data centers at optimum temperatures is a challenging task. Servers and computers have specific temperature requirements to function efficiently and effectively. Any deviation from such temperatures could cause servers to overheat; resulting in servers crashing or failing. This possible data loss can be detrimental to a company.
There are several advantages to using spot coolers in data centers including:
It's not a matter of will my air conditioning unit fail, but when will it fail. For facility managers and network managers to best prepare for this situation, a company should have several portable air conditioning units or spot coolers readily available. These plug & play units are a great solution to a failed air conditioning system. They are portable and allow for easy manoeuvrability.
Reasons to use portable air conditioning units in data centers:
Contact Portable Air today to find out how we can meet your business' spot cooling and temporary air conditioning needs.
If you are planning on having any kind of outdoor event and if you are concerned about the temperature dropping during the festivities, you need to plan ahead to make sure your guests will be comfortable. An effective and reliable way to make sure your guests are warm enough is to rent a patio heater from Portable Air.
Portable Air is a trusted provider of rental heating and air conditioning equipment for the commercial and residential market, and is well-known for providing on-time delivery and pickup as well as top customer service. Everything is set up for you so you have nothing to worry about and can count on the heaters working when you need them with no effort on your part. Portable Air can help determine the most strategic placement of patio heaters to get the maximum benefit, and offers propane service included as part of rental costs so there are no surprises when it comes to the expense of operating a patio heater.
Don't leave your guests shivering in the cold at your next outdoor vent. Contact Portable Air today to find out about renting patio heaters and to get an efficient and affordable rental heating product for your next event.
If you need an air cooled chiller, look no further than Portable Air to provide it. Portable Air has one of the largest fleets of air cooled chillers which are available for rental. The large size of the fleet provides the versatility that you need in order to ensure the chiller can provide the cooling necessary to achieve productivity and decrease your downtime.
Air cooled chiller units available from Portable Air can range in size from around 7.5 tons all the way up to 300 ton chillers. If this is not large enough for your project and you need a larger chiller, it is also possible to use optional supplementary equipment which Portable Air has available to increase the capacity of the chiller to as much as 1,500 tons.
Air cooled chillers from Portable Air are available for use both alone and for use in tandem applications depending upon the scope of the need. Portable Air can work with you, help you to conduct an analysis of your chilling needs, and provide you with insight into the most cost-effective and efficient way to achieve the desired chilling effects. When you need a high-quality and effective air cooled chiller, contact Portable Air today for help.