Heading Off Heat Stress
The summer months are great for baseball and the beach, but not so much for working in a large plant - particularly one that lacks airflow.
Industrial facilities have always had to combat hot weather, but with online commerce driving an even faster pace of shipping, facility managers will be facing a perfect storm of heat-related issues this summer. Workers who feel the heat are prone to mistakes and lapses in productivity, which will inevitable affect the company's bottom line. And those things are sure to be felt by management in declining revenue.
From an infrastructure standpoint, there are several facility upgrades that can have an immediate impact, such as using high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans to provide cooling breezes and fabric ductwork to evenly disperse cool air from the central system to where it is needed.
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