Safe Cooling in Hazardous Locations


Portacool leads the evaporative cooling industry by manufacturing superior cooling solutions that are trusted to get the job done. To provide cooling comfort in high-heat environments, Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are designed to keep workers safe and comfortable in any extreme environment.

Hazardous locations, as defined by the National Electrical Code, are areas where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or flyings. This industry faces consistent challenges when determining safe and effective ways to cool workers. Heat safety is a constant and serious threat in industrial and hazardous locations, but it’s important to ensure cooling solutions don’t introduce or compound environmental hazards in the safety equation.

The Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are ETL Certified for Class I, Division 2, Groups C &D hazardous locations. These environments, featuring high heat with airborne gas and debris that can be potentially combustible, include petrochemical refineries, offshore and onshore oil/gas exploration, chemical production, fuel depots, garages, or hangers where fuel is present. The ETL certification was given by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by OSHA.

The specified series of evaporative coolers is available in two sizes – the Portacool Hazardous Location 260 and the Portacool Hazardous Location 270, which can cool up to 3,125 square feet and 5,625 square feet. The evaporative technology in the Hazardous Location coolers is used to safely lower the temperature around these extreme environments. The switches, cords, motors, and pumps are sealed in UL-listed products to ensure an intrinsically safe design where airborne hazards exist. Plus, the heavy-duty pump, motor, and switches are made to be nearly indestructible. The Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are armed with the innovative Kuul Evolution FirePro™ evaporative media – a flame retardant evaporative media designed to UL900 standards. Additionally, the housing is static resistant and comes in safety orange to aid hazardous location visibility.

Portacool Hazardous Location coolers are covered by Portacool Protect, a program that includes a three-year warranty on the motor and electrical components, a lifetime warranty on all molded housings, best-in-class technical support, and live customer service to provide customers with an ownership experience that is second to none. The Hazardous Location portable evaporative cooler requires a certified electrician to hardwire the evaporative portable cooler for use. To learn more about the Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers and how it keeps you safe and comfortable when it counts, visit our website.