Heat, there’s nothing like it especially when you’re lying on a beach, breeze blowing, cool drink in-hand. Things are a little different, however, when its heat in a large factory where the labor is intensive and activities involve heavy work. A warehouse or loading dock in hot weather without adequate air circulation can be a serious accident waiting to happen. Heat in these conditions can raise body temperatures beyond the level that can be cooled by sweating.
Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that may occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures for several hours without sufficient hydration. Imbalanced replacement of the fluids and electrolytes occurs through excessive perspiration.
In-N-Out Burger takes action to produce happy employees.
In-N-Out has long been admired for its dedication to its employees’ safety and overall job happiness. This organization truly understands that by investing in their employees’ satisfaction they in turn will invest in their customers’ happiness by providing best-in-class customer service.
Recently In-N-Out installed Serco High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans at their Phoenix facility. The highest recorded temperature in Phoenix, Arizona, was 122°F in 1990. On average, July is the warmest month and with the real potential to surpass 120°F, keeping employees cool and productive is a challenge. A challenge that usually involves great expenditure and high energy costs.
HVLS fans enable customers to control their environments even in high temperatures.
Tom Buffum, Facilities Manager at the In-N-Out Burger Phoenix Distribution Center, said, “The guys working here will tell you the fans are a life saver.” “We had the fans installed in late summer and we went through most of the hot weather in comfort. Here in Arizona, they make a difference.”
Serco fans don’t just move air; they circulate efficiency and positively impact many factors in any large space or facility. The gentle mass of air or the “floor jet” gently balances the internal environment by creating a more even temperature, protecting product integrity, avoiding potential spoilage and increasing employee comfort. The even coverage provided by a Serco HVLS fan works to reduce moisture in the air which helps to keep your floors drier and safer for your employees.
Serco fans make things seem cooler.
Serco HVLS fans can deliver a perceived 7 to 11 degree temperature reduction making working conditions cooler, more comfortable and most importantly, safer in the hot summer months without adding stress to your HVAC system. The 20,000-square-foot In-N-Out Burger Phoenix facility has three fans in the dock area and two over the aisle running along the storage racks. Because each fan is able to circulate air in as much as 30,000 square feet of space, five 20-foot diameter fans can easily handle the needs of the room.
Do you have a large facility that you want to keep cool? Energy costs should not stand in the way of your achieving environmental control and happy, comfortable employees?
Reach out to a Serco fan expert today and see why this fan is leading the industry in energy efficiency.