Factory workers in industries all over the world are looking for better care and facilities from their organizations, especially when it comes to elements that affect their health and happiness during working hours. Progressive plant heads and factory managers need to frequently review the working environment to ensure good health and high enthusiasm of their workers.
Workers in manufacturing plants frequently face several hazards, including exposure to extreme temperatures and malfunctioning machinery. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and occasionally heat stroke can result from working in environments with high temperatures.
Heat can also lower output levels by causing machinery to run less effectively or to malfunction completely.
With the steady rise in average global temperatures and worsening of heat waves, providing a comfortable work environment for workers is becoming more challenging. According to a recent report, about 323 million people in India are at high risk from extreme heat and a lack of cooling equipment.
Finding ways to reduce the temperature on the manufacturing floor will lower health risks, and they will be able to work more effectively, safely and happily.
Among the various working conditions, air quality has been found to have a considerable impact on worker productivity and the overall efficiency of the factory. The new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that the harmful effects of air pollution (both indoors and outdoors) on human health are at significantly lower levels of pollutants than previously thought.
In addition to causing serious health and morale issues in workers, indoor air pollution can directly increase production costs by causing more manufacturing disruptions and resulting in a greater percentage of finished goods that do not meet quality standards.
The air that workers inhale on the shop floor accounts for a large amount of their total lifetime breath volume. As per an estimate, an employee who works on the production line for their whole working life would spend more than ten years (93,000 hours) inside these industrial facilities.
These numbers indicate how poor air quality from manufacturing processes can have a long-term detrimental impact on workers’ health, productivity, and attitudes toward their jobs. Reduced concentration levels, higher error rates, and increased health-related absenteeism are all examples of how poor air quality can have a real and measurable impact.
According to another estimate, for every ten employees, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is expected to result in six more lost workdays each year. On the flip side, better indoor work conditions, as measured by higher IAQ, greater ventilation, and comfortable temperature levels, can boost productivity by 5% to 10%, as per several studies.
The most cost-effective, and environmentally responsible approach to keeping your areas cool is evaporative air cooling. Traditional means of air conditioning will be prohibitively expensive in vast areas, both in terms of initial investment and ongoing power and maintenance costs.
To cool any building or work area, evaporative cooling uses totally fresh, filtered outside air. This significantly improves interior air quality, especially when compared to mechanical cooling, which mostly recirculates heated, dirty indoor air.
Evaporative air cooling has been found to be perfect for vast expanses, open areas, and high and dry areas. This technology takes full advantage of open spaces – the results are better if you keep the doors and windows open to allow regular air circulation and exhaust.
Evaporative coolers use the natural process of water evaporation to cool the air to a favorable temperature. The temperature of air particles in contact with liquid water decreases as water evaporates.
In direct evaporative air coolers, a pump is used to circulate water from the tank onto the cooling pad, wetting it. A motor-driven fan pulls hot air in from the outside and pushes it through the dampened pad. Evaporation cools the air as it passes through the wet pad. The cooled air is then circulated throughout the workspace, decreasing the total temperature. This method is very effective for cooling large outdoor areas in factories.
To design and install the world’s best evaporative air-cooling solution for your manufacturing plant, we urge you to invite our factory cooling experts to study your factory layout. Our experts will assess the amount of air flow required in different parts of your premises and recommend the most appropriate solution for each area.
For example, for central cooling in work areas, ARCTIC Direct Evaporative Coolers are considered optimal. These tough body coolers are built to provide great central cooling over a big area using long ducts and many grills for better air control.
A combination of ARCTIC “Free Flow Portable Air Coolers” could be employed to cool relatively hotter regions of your factory if needed. These are simple to set up and can be moved about freely. Our “Free Flow side discharge Air Cooler” is a variation with the most formidable air throw and a damper (basically, a valve or plate) to adjust the air supply and distance. A “Free Flow Top Discharge Air Cooler” with a built-in L-shaped duct and grill is another option for very effective spot and concentrated cooling.
Our team of factory cooling experts will help you achieve the highest cooling efficiency at the lowest possible cost in different parts of your manufacturing plant – including shop floors, warehouses, and other facilities. The primary benefits of evaporative air cooling are that its energy consumption is low and it requires less maintenance. It’s also great for getting rid of stale air, smells, and other vapors.
The ARCTIC range of evaporative coolers has been developed by Desiccant Rotors International (DRI) – an innovative leader in the HVAC&R space. DRI belongs to the Pahwa Group, which is the fastest growing Adsorption Technology group in the world today. Pahwa Group has submitted 100+ patent applications worldwide, with 57+ patents granted / already permitted for energy smart technologies. We have nine state-of-the-art test facilities to give our R&D and products a competitive edge.
DRI has a worldwide presence, offering end-to-end solutions for fresh air purification, green buildings, and evaporative cooling.
DRI installations are helping maintain the indoor air quality in some of the world’s most iconic buildings in several countries, like Australia, India, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, USA, and many more.
The ARCTIC brand, with the world’s largest choice of products, is well known for its customer-centric approach. ARCTIC solutions are guaranteed to maximize the ROI of your investment. Servicing ARTIC products is stress-free due to the quick and easy availability of spare parts through national and global networks. Call us now to schedule a visit with our factory cooling experts.
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