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Evaporative coolers can be used in a variety of applications. Generally speaking, they are the best solution for extreme working conditions and for large areas where applying air conditioners is not feasible and other solutions won’t generate the required cooling capacity. The below describes the most common application areas.

Evaporative coolers can be used in a variety of applications. Generally speaking, they are the best solution for extreme working conditions and for large areas where applying air conditioners is not feasible and other solutions won’t generate the required cooling capacity. The below describes the most common application areas.

The industry in general

Applying ovens or other heat-generating equipment as part of their manufacturing processes, many industrial operations offer working environments that are hot throughout the year. Examples include the glass, steel and plastic industries. In production facilities that have several floors, the heat problems increase as you move up inside the building.

Moreover, many factories are relatively old and were not designed to deal with excessive heat to modern standards. Sunshine quickly warms them up, making employees feel like they are working in an oven. Not only does that affect productivity, it may also be a legal issue. The laws and regulations in Europe are getting stricter, and in certain locations extra breaks are required when the temperature exceeds a certain level. In addition, heat can affect machinery too, increasing the risk of breakdowns or failure.

Depending on requirements, portable evaporative spot coolers or stationary evaporative coolers can deliver the necessary cooling capacity. In factories, some zones are often hotter than the rest of the factory. Reason for these specific hot areas are for example because of the heat of the machinery or production process, or because there are a lot of people working in that specific area. With the portable coolers you can spot cool those hot areas.

Automotive

The automotive industry and many of their suppliers (tyre factories, car glass and gear box manufacturers etc.) generate a lot of heat during the day. A typical car repair shop or tyre centre often has the doors open and uses simple fans to try and circulate the air a bit. However, fans only move hot air around. Evaporative coolers do a better job and they can be scaled to fit both small and big shops.

Aviation

Cooling solutions for the aviation sector are always in high demand. A hangar is very difficult to cool due to high ceilings and frequently open doors. Here, using portable cooling solutions to spot cool only working areas is ideal. Cooling the entire indoor space would be a waste of money. For full flexibility, portable coolers should be chosen so cooling can be move to where it is required.

With the option of ducting cool air, it is also possible to cool the inside of airplanes. Our evaporative coolers are ideal for large, well-ventilated areas, but they can also be used outdoors – ideal for some armies who use evaporative coolers for outdoor maintenance of their helicopters and airplanes because they do not have access to a hangar.

Agriculture

High temperatures can negatively influence animals (less eggs and milk for example). Chickens, for example, do not sweat so when it gets extremely warm, they may become sick or even perish. Also, they grow less because they do not eat as much because of the heat stress they are facing.

With our evaporative cooling solutions, temperatures can easily and efficiently be reduced, creating a comfortable climate inside the stables or chicken houses.

Military

In the military, many applications benefit from the use of evaporative cooling solutions. Due to the durability and practical use we are a preferred supplier of many international armies when it comes to cooling workshops, tents, hangars, etc. A great deal of military missions take place in extremely warm weather in Africa, the Middle East and similar environments that require the use of cooling solutions. Here, portable units that are easy to transport and apply come in handy.

Tents and events

During events with a lot of people and during hot summer days it can be extremely warm. Utilising equipment such as our BC 341, you can cool more than 300m2, creating an ideal inside and around tents. Once connected to a water hose, this solution delivers instant and fully mobile cooling without requiring a lot of energy.

Hotels, restaurants and catering (HORECA)

Applying small and quiet evaporative coolers at a hotel terrace creates a very comfortable dining and relaxation area for customers on hot summer days. In addition to enticing customers to stay longer, the nature of evaporative cooling also reduces the presence of insects since they do not like air conditioning.

The coolers can be used indoors (with doors and windows open to guarantee maximum level of ventilation and highest cooling effect) or outdoors. Using the louvers, the air flow can be directed to where cooling is required.

Logistics

Evaporative coolers cannot create a guaranteed specific temperature such as 23 degrees maximum. Instead, they will cool down your air by 3 to 10°C , depending on the temperature, humidity and ventilation of the surrounding air. Logistics centers wanting to cool a warehouse should be careful to choose a solution that meets their specific requirements. For example, portable spot cooling is ideal for cooling of loading/unloading areas. To cool an entire storage, a more powerful and fixed installation is required.

Trucks can also become very hot when exposed to direct sunlight. Sometimes, even to the point where it is nearly impossible to unload them. Small portable solutions such as our BC 80 will help reduce the temperature enough for staff to load or unload trucks, containers and more.

Other

In general, evaporative cooling is a great choice for most big and partially or fully open spaces. Examples include greenhouses, sport halls, churches, or fitness centers. Oftentimes, for such applications, there are no realistic alternatives that will deliver the right amount of cooling in a financially feasible manner.

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