Summer Heat Safety Article - Tips for Staying Safe

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 4, 2017 6:46:13 PM

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Mike O'Brien Pens Article on Preventing Heat-Related Incidents

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 4, 2017 6:33:51 PM

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Portacool Jetstreams Showcased in Summer 2017

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 4, 2017 6:28:31 PM

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Portacool Cyclones Featured in This Old House & Beyond...

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 4, 2017 6:02:38 PM


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Industrial Distribution Q&A with Portacool: What's New with Industrial Fans

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Jun 12, 2017 11:58:57 AM

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It's practically summer, and at this time of year, more and more manufacturing customers need to ramp up their efforts to keep their facilities cool. Thus, industrial fans become a premium item throughout the season.

ID recently spoke with Shane Cupp, director of sales for industrial fans manufacturer Portacool, to get his thoughts on the latest developments in the market and what distributors of them should keep in mind. Here's what he had to say:

Shane Cupp
Director of Sales at Portacool

ID: So many industrial equipment purchases are now being made with energy efficiency in mind. What advances in energy efficiency are you seeing in industrial fans?

Cupp: Advancements in motor technologies is leading the way. We are able to achieve higher performances and velocities with portable evaporative coolers while lowering the energy consumption. Advancements in composite fan blades gives the manufacture a leading edge in comparison to metal props of yesterday. While taking the industrial fan to the next level of cooling, evaporative cooling is the most energy efficient way to cool industrial applications.

ID: What new features have come along in the past couple years for industrial fans that didn’t exist before? 

Cupp: We (at Portacool) are constantly asked about portability. Conventionally, fans were mounted on walls, support poles, or stationary on machines. Now, customers are requesting products that are easily moved and that can be placed exactly where cooling is required.

ID: With value-added being top of mind for industrial buyers, what recent advances have been made in the materials for industrial fans to boost longevity? 

Cupp: Industrial buyers look for a high quality product that will last for years. Composite housings, sealed bearings, direct drive motors are a few materials that boost longevity. Composite housings will last a lifetime while direct drive motors are maintenance free. Traditional fans that incorporate metal housings or belt driven require additional maintenance and generally see a shorter life cycle.

ID: What kinds of services are today’s industrial fan buyers asking for? (ex: installation, warranties, maintenance, etc.) 

Cupp: The buyer today wants exceptional warranties, most  reputable companies give a 3 year warranty on electrical components. Easy installation with minimal maintenance is a must. Ultimately, the buyer wants a product that is portable, easy to use, a can adapt to multiple applications throughout the facilities.

Portacool recently released its new Jetstream series of evaporative coolers, which feature revitalized designs that generate significant airflow and provide cooling options for a variety of work environments. Available in four sizes, customers can select the Jetstream evaporative cooler that will best accommodate their space with cooling area options ranging from 1,125 to 5,625 square feet.

Topics: Evaporative Cooler, cooling fans, Portacool, avoid heat stress, distributors, industrial fans, Portacool Jetstream

ISHN - Portacool Authors Article on Preventing Heat-Related Incidents

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Jun 7, 2017 2:58:55 PM 2017-06-05 09-55-47.jpg

Topics: avoid heat stress, Texas; global trade; business; evaporative cooling, Heat Illness, heat illness prevention, worker safety

Popular Mechanics Features Portacool Jetstream in Round-Up of Portable Cooling Products

Posted by Melodie Elliott on May 10, 2017 2:41:59 PM

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New Jetstream Series Makes a Splash in 2017

Posted by Melodie Elliott on May 10, 2017 2:37:02 PM

Whether you need cooling for an industrial or warehouse area or an automotive shop, we've got you covered. Here's a few magazines that have recently featured the Jetstream evaporative coolers as great cooling solutions!

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Outdoor Cooling with Portacool Featured in Dallas Morning News 8.7.16

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 12, 2016 2:06:54 PM


A popular Better Homes & Garden magazine, Country Gardens, also gave one of their readers their opportunity to win a Cyclone to be used on the patio this summer.


Topics: evaporative cooling, evaporative cooler vs air conditioner, Dallas Morning News, Outdoor Living, cooling fans, better homes and gardens, outdoor parties, Portacool, @cyclone1000, outdoor coolers, egyptians, swamp coolers

Article on Cooling Garage Spaces Features Jetstream 240

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Aug 12, 2016 1:59:19 PM

This August, the Portacool Jetstream 240 has been featured in a syndicated article running across the country in newspapers in print and online from the LA Times (as seen below) to the city papers in Chicago and Orlando.




Topics: evaporative cooler vs air conditioner, cooling fans, evaporative coolers, fans, garages, swamp coolers, jetstream 240, cooling garages

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