Mistcooling case studies
Customer: Enterprise Products (Houston, Texas)
Type of Business: Propane Transfer
The Problem: This company owns and operates boat loading facilities in Houston, TX for oil, natural gas, and propane. Historically, propane had been loaded onto tankers during the winter to minimize heat expansion and facilitate faster transfer from land to ships. World demand has grown and changed; now ships must be loaded in the summer months too. But because the dry cooling tower could not keep the propane cool enough during the hot summer days, the transfer rates would stop or be so slow that tankers would start lining up in the harbor.
The Solution: Our largest state-of-the-art 1400-Nozzle Commercial Pre-Cooling Misting System was installed under the dry cooling tower in order to lower temperatures. The cooling capacity was improved by approximately 30%. So that even on the hottest days, the propane transfer rates were as good as the middle of winter. The system was so efficient that the entire project was paid-off within 1 Day! Talking about return on investment!
Customer: Ashcroft Bakery (Stafford, Texas)
Type of Business: Commercial Bakery
The Problem: This commercial bakery mass produces a wide assortment of fresh bread, rolls, buns, muffins, cookies, cakes, pastries, pies, and other specialty items on daily basis. Bakery is one of the largest suppliers for restaurants and grocery stores in the greater Houston area and operates 7 days a week. The entire indoor facility has no air conditioning system and their 150ft long oven room consists of rows of walk-in ovens operating 12-15 hours a day. Average indoor temperatures of 100-105 degrees were normal. The heat from these ovens made it almost impossible for the employees to work in and around this oven room and be productive at the same time. In addition, the extra dry heat was ruining baked products.
The Solution: A network of strategically placed mist lines with multiple zones and ultra-fine stainless steel mist nozzles with the anti-drip features. All powered by industry-leading 1500psi high-pressure mist pump. Because of its indoor application, the entire misting system was professionally calibrated to achieve flash evaporation ensuring that the floor does not get slippery/wet and manufacturing equipment does not collect any moisture. The result was up to a 20% reduction in temperature. A comfortable environment was created and workers have never been happier. In addition, the same misting system was configured to increase the humidity in the storage room to keep the products "moist."
Customer: PV Rentals (Houston, Texas)
Type of Business: Vehicle Rental and Leasing
The Problem: This company owns and operates several rental locations around the Houston area. Their fleet consists of more than thirty-five different vehicle types encompassing a wide range of trucks, vans, and passenger vehicles. The company also operates a 10,000sqft service center where it performs maintenance on its vehicles. Just like many other auto repair facilities, this building did not have central air conditioning. Working conditions became miserable during the hot summer months. Existing floor fans were no help as they simply moved hot air around.
The Solution: Master-planned mist cooling system that utilized a positive ventilation technique to cool the hot air inside the building and displace it every 3-5 minutes. This allowed fresh air into the building and eliminated any "hot spots." Once installed, a combination of high-velocity oscillating mist fans and stainless steel misting line drastically reduced the overall temperature and created a pleasant working environment for the employees.
Customer: Jewell Concrete Products (Richmond, Texas)
Type of Business: Concrete Manufacturing Plant
The Problem: Jewell manufacturing facility produces Architectural Masonry and Concrete aggregate products that are used in thousands of construction projects throughout the United States and Canada. The company's Richmond, TX plant produces pavers, concrete blocks, stones, and bricks. The plant's outdoor tumbler area and indoor conveyer belt areas became extremely hot during the summer months. In addition, the manufacturing process produced heavy dust particles throughout the facility.
The Solution: MistCooling, Inc's UL outdoor-rated, high-velocity oscillating mist cooling fans for both indoor and outdoor working areas. This high-performance system not only helped reduce the temperatures, it also suppressed dust particles generated from the manufacturing process. End result was a cool, comfortable, and productive working environment with better visibility and breathing conditions. The overall cost of the system was significantly less than what the company had previously spent on ineffective and space-hogging evaporative coolers. This Cooling/Dust suppression system was installed overhead with zero footprints.
Customer: Igloo Products Corp. (Katy, Texas)
Type of Business: Personal Coolers
The Problem: Igloo is one of the largest recognized brands in the USA with its ever-expanding line of coolers. At its world headquarters in Katy, TX, the company's blow molding plant operates 24/7 to meet the high demand for coolers. The heat generated from the blow mounding machines was resulting in a 10 to 20 degrees higher temperature difference on any given day and time. Cost of installing a central air conditioning system for a building that is over 100,000sq feet was outrageous and impractical at the same time.
The Solution: The facility already had 30'' wall mount fans installed in various areas of the plant. MistCooling, Inc utilized those existing fans and retrofitted them with a high-pressure misting system. at a fraction of the cost. Instantly cooler and more comfortable working space was created to potentially reduce heat stress and heat-related injuries among workers. Igloo is currently in talks to install the similar misting system for its adjacent shipping and receiving facility.
Search Terms: Warehouse misting system, employee cooling, increase productivity, reduce heat stress and injuries
Customer: Primrose School (Sugarland, Texas)
South Hampton Montessori School (Houston, Texas)
Woodlands Young Learners Academy (The Woodlands, Texas)
Type of Business: Education Centers / School
The Problem: Above institutions combined educate thousands of young children in the greater Houston area. Each facility houses multiple playground areas for various age groups. During the hot summer months, their outdoor playground areas became unplayable for the kids. Teachers and parents simply could not expose kids to extreme outdoor temperatures. As a result, kids were forced to spend their precious recess time indoors.
The Solution: MistCooling, Inc custom fabricated mist lines for each of their playgrounds. Each system was specifically designed with kids' safety in mind. Automatic Timers and controllers ensured that systems would automatically turn ON/OFF during pre-set recess times. Kids are now able to enjoy the playground even on the hottest summer afternoons.
Customer: Ned Kahn Studios (Sacramento, California)
Type of Business: Architecture and Special Effects Artists- Special Effect Mist-Fogging System
The Problem: Ned Kahn is a world-famous special effects artist who often incorporates flowing water, fog, sand, and light to create complex and continually changing systems into his architecture designs. During the design of the park along the Sacramento River in the center of Sacramento, Ned Kahn and his team planned to build a large sculpture intended to suggest a flying boat or "Cloud Vessel." Challenge for this artwork was to create a "Cloud" effect without compromising the looks of its overall design.
The Solution: Experts at MistCooling, Inc worked closely with Ned Kahn and custom-manufactured one of a kind misting system that would dematerialize the form of the "boat" and produce "Mist Cloud" to cool people passing underneath the structure during hot summer days. Misting lines were fabricated with rust-proof rigid 316 stainless steel material so that all tubing, fittings, and nozzles would aesthetically blend in with the structure. In addition, kids in the park could walk up to the structure and activate the mist by push of the button on the nearby pole. Since then, Ned has used fogging systems for many of his other projects as well. View them all at his website: www.nedkahn.com
Customer: Bravo Ranch Super Market (Houston, Texas)
Type of Business: Spanish Super Market
The Problem: Bravo Ranch Supermarket’s newest Houston branch provides healthy choices in meat, produce, and groceries at family-friendly prices. The store’s produce section carries a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. After the inauguration, store employees had to manually spray water on the products at timely intervals in order to keep produce fresh. This redundant and time-consuming job was a hassle for the produce manager and prevented him from allocating employees for more important jobs. Produce was going bad sooner than expected as employees would sometimes forget to spray the produce at regular intervals.
The Solution: MistCooling, Inc custom-built a mist module with an automatic timer that would spray just the right amount of mist every 5-minute intervals. Our technicians made sure that mist produced would evenly cover all the products and prevent customers and floor from getting wet. An NSF-approved filtration system was used to filter the water. In addition, the entire mist system utilized nonrusting parts to prevent any health hazards. This misting system was completely automatic and allowed the produce manager to increase overall department productivity while offering the most delicious and juicy fruits and vegetables to everyday customers.
Customer: Dacentec, Inc (Lenoir, North Carolina)
Type of Business: Building Green Datacenters
The Problem: This company designs and builds ultra GREEN data centers. The rising cost of energy combined with environmental objectives to lower carbon footprints has led to much greater demand from both existing and new data centers for methods to improve power usage. Their goal was to optimize each level of the data centers and bring energy levels well below the normal levels. They needed a reliable and cost-effective solution that would achieve significant power savings for their next-generation datacenters. Challenge was to implement a system that can keep servers cool using only fresh air, thus eliminating the use of air conditioners on a 101-degree day.
The Solution: Cooling Inc's pre-cooling system was installed to "Pre-Cool" the outside air coming into the data center. The outside air was passed through a mixing room via large fans, where it was mixed with cool mist to regulate the temperature. This multi-zone misting system was tied into the building automation system so it started when the humidity dropped from the heat or the mixture on the outside air source. MistCooling Inc's Scale Free TAC filtration was also installed to eliminate calcium buildup and to reduce maintenance time. By managing humidity and heat, our fresh air cooling mist system allowed Dacentec to achieve significant power savings(up to 5 times), increased reliability, and huge energy reductions compared to other data center construction models. With the use of our mist system, this GREEN data center now has a carbon footprint that is 75% less than traditional data centers. More and more companies are now using misting systems to improve energy efficiency. Facebook and Google have already installed misting systems in numerous data centers.
Search Terms: Commercial and Industrial AC Pre-Cooling system, Green Misting System, Energy Saving Mist System, Carbon Footprint Reduction, Improved power usage, cool mist
Type of Business: Junior Olympics
The Problem: The AAU Junior Olympic Games is the largest, national, multi-sporting event conducted for young athletes. Approximately 15,000 participants representing the 50 states and U.S. territories were to take part in 18 various sports. With an estimated 500,000 spectators, the economic impact for the local host communities was estimated at over $60 million. For the first time, the 2012 Junior Olympic Games were scheduled to be held in Houston during the months of July and August. These are the hottest months of Texas summer where temperatures reach triple digits on regular basis. Knowing this, the AAU Junior Olympics committee reached out to MistCooling Inc in early February to help them find cooling solutions for the participating athletes. Their biggest concern was heat stress and heat-related injuries to young athletes.
The Solution: MistCooling Inc strongly believes in the promotion and development of sports and physical fitness programs. We could not let any future superstars get hurt in our hometown! So with all hands on deck and less than 5 months to the event deadline, we decided to custom build portable fan misting units from the ground up. After looking at other portable mist fans in the industry we realized that most of them operated around 40-150psi and generated poor quality mist that often "rained on" anyone standing in front of them. Others were too bulky to move around and yet consisted of small fans that did not oscillate. So we decided to build powerful mist fans with the highest performance and comfort that is expected from a MADE IN USA product. End result was 24''and 30''oscillating high-velocity mist cooling fans with rugged steel frame and all-terrain wheels. Industry-leading 1500psi mist pump produced ultrafine fog that flash evaporated instantly even in the humid Houston weather. Misting Fan's comfort grip handles at optimal standing height allowed a single user to move this portable unit easily without lifting or getting hurt. The well-planned design of the steel frame ensured that the mist fans do not tilt over and allowed easier loading and unloading off the trucks. MistCooling Inc was able to meet all requirements set forth by the Olympics committee. Numerous portable units were installed throughout Turner Stadium as workers started preparing the venue for the big event. Two-week Junior Olympic event in Texas heat saw consistent triple-digit temperatures. However, not a single heat-related incident was reported at the conclusion of these games! Our mist fans were termed as "Life Savers" by the Junior Olympic Committee and received invaluable approval of the athletes and parents.
Customer: Multiplicity (Katy, Texas)
Type of Business: Outdoor Events Venue
The Problem: This scenic property is the perfect setting for outdoor weddings, celebrations, functions, or meetings. The venue can be rented for any outdoor event. Even though large trees provide shade throughout the property, guests were uncomfortable spending the time in the heat and often opted for cooler/indoor space. As summer days got hotter, owners saw their event reservations dry up.
The Solution: Mistcooling installed high-pressure mist fans throughout the property without compromising the looks of the venue. With a combination of permanently mounted oscillating misting fans and portable mist fans, the owner is now able to cool almost any part of the facility with a push of a button. Multiple zones and valves allow guests to control the amount of mist for their immediate seating areas. The facility now hosts afternoon events even during triple-digit summer days. Our misting system has become one of its largest selling points.
Customer: Profur Farm Equipment (Polska, POLAND)
Type of Business: Poultry Farm
The Problem: This company operates a large poultry farm in Poland that houses more than 50,000 chickens. Factors such as nutrition, water, air, temperature, and humidity can greatly affect poultry production and its physiological responses. By controlling these external conditions, poultry producers try to maintain normal physiological functions so that they can produce meat or eggs at the maximum rate. After the facility was built, the company found it difficult to control temperatures and humidity on large scale with only fans. They found that air circulating fans were only moving hot air around. Another issue presented was foul odors that were generated and needed to be controlled. Profur needed a solution that was reliable and effective..
The Solution: MistCooling Inc has supplied misting systems for various agriculture and animal cooling applications. For this project, experts at MistCooling, Inc designed state of an art 15,000-Nozzle mist cooling system (That's right...FIFTEEN THOUSAND NOZZLES!) to cool this gigantic facility. Over 20,000feet UV-treated flexible mist tubing was also supplied. System was configured with the building's automation system to efficiently control the temperature and humidity levels. Soon after the system was installed, the company was able to significantly increase their production as "Happy" chickens throughout the facility returned the favor. A separate 500-Nozzle odor control system was also installed to control foul odors. MistCooling Inc was successfully able to reduce the devastating effects of heat stress on poultry production by effectively reducing the temperatures with the basic principle of evaporative cooling.