Apart from dealing with combatants on the battlefield & other serious threats, military men and women must also deal with another threat which can be as deadly: heat.
Facing fires, floods or storms while wearing their protective equipment, our firefighters and SES emergency need their focus & sharpness and avoid heat strain.
Wearing bullet proof/tactical gear, our police forces work to protect and prevent offenses, this also means to face heat stress when working in stressful situations.
Saving life and reduce suffering are responsibilities of our ambos, they work in stressful situations while wearing their PPE feeling the heat.
When wearing safety/tactical equipment, heat develops under the layers of personal protective equipment. Recognising heat strain in people wearing them is essential, watch for:
Recognising heat stress symptoms will be essential to ensure everyone is working safely. All of the above factors can seriously affect how military or first responders make decisions, particularly when posted where weather conditions can be very unpredictable during summers.
Inuteq has developped INUTEQ-PAC for those conditions: closed/airtight environment, hot and humid.
The INUTEQ-PAC® Phase Change Material (PCM) CoolOver is an unique cooling solution which is powered with bio-based Phase Change Material (PCM) which can be worn under garments, soldiers and service people can enjoy a comfortable constant temperature of e.g. 21°C for up to 3 hours, with no risks whatsoever such as tissue damage, frostbite or other general discomfort. The bio-based PCM we offer in five different temperatures: 6.5°C, 15°C (low temperatures mainly used as pre-post cooling for athletes), 21°C, 24°C and 29°C.
Our innovative phase change technology offers a high latent heat – this is ideal for use in specific thermal management applications. We offer the only 100% bio-based USDA certified and REACH-registered PCM cooling vests on the market, offering healthcare workers not only cool body temperatures to help focus more and stay productive, but also other notable advantages:
Activate the PCM CoolOver is easy – Put the vest in a refrigerator, freezer or ice water. Alternatively, you can store it at 3°C lower temperature than the PCM temperature until it becomes completely solid.
Ready to use – Wear the cooling vest directly over your functional shirt and underneath your garment.
Enjoying instant and constant cooling – Put on your garment and enjoy a constant cooling effect at the desired temperature, e.g. 21°C, for up to 3 hours or more.
Easy to wear Inuteq-PAC CoolOver 21 degrees
Easy to wear BodyCool Pro vest with PAC 21 degrees inserts to keep cool