Cincinnati Institutions – Baseball, 3-Ways and Vortex Tubes

Every decent sized town has its own institutions. Cincinnati proper’s population is about 300,000 while the greater Cincinnati area is 2.1 million. Founded in 1788, Cincinnati grew as a result of the Miami-Erie Canal connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio river and became a major trade partner with the southern states. And as every city will, it began to develop its personality…

The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the countries first professional baseball team was created in 1869. There has been baseball in this town ever since, and the Reds are having a fairly good season this time around.

Baseball history photo: An 1868 studio photo of the 36 and 7 Cincinnati Club with a listing of the player’s primary position. Standing (L to R): Asa Brainard, Second Base/Pitcher; J. Williams Johnson, Right Field, Johnny Hatfield, Left Field; Rufus King, Centre Field; John Con Howe, Short Stop. Seated (L to R): Harry Wright, Pitcher; Fred Waterman, Third Base; Charley Gould, First Base; Moses Grant, Substitute.
Of course many cities also develop their own unique flavors and tastes. Around here, Cincinnati style chili represents our unique taste. Order yours as a 3-way, 4-way or 5-way and you’ll receive chili covered spaghetti topped with cheese (3-way); add onions (4-way); add beans (5-way). Years ago, as an outsider myself (a Wolverine in Buckeye territory no less) I couldn’t fathom this even represented what chili should actually be. Today, however, I can regularly be found thoroughly enjoying a 3-way.

Cincinnati chili, 3-way style.
Major business is also a part of every cities identity. Cincinnati houses the world headquarters of Procter and Gamble and Kroger. GE Aviation has built jet engines here since 1946. It also depends on a large and diverse manufacturing base to keep people working.

That’s where EXAIR comes in, as part of that diverse manufacturing base. Cincinnati is also the genesis of commercial Vortex Tube technology and developing Vortex Tube products for the industrial manufacturing market. EXAIR has been a part of that tradition for 29 years, our founder has been involved with the Vortex Tube market for 40 years.

The uniqueness of Vortex Tubes, and the way they operate, make them suitable for many industrial applications. Applications which require low maintenance, steadfast, reliable solutions will benefit form a Vortex Tube product. Vortex Tubes will also remain operational in extreme environments whether it is from a overly dirty or oily surrounding to very hot or isolated in a remote part of a facility where regular maintenance is not an option.

Vortex Tube products can cool small areas where space is limited such as cooling brazed joints on a rotary assembly station or cooling glue beads in a packaging operation. Heat seals can be cooled to prevent leakage and high temperature camera electronics can be kept cool when looking into furnaces or boilers.

Cabinet Coolers systems are in full swing this time of year as well. Based on Vortex Tube technology, these products keep your electronic cabinets from overheating in the sweltering summers, or if they are packed with heat generating components that cause problems year round. Cabinet Cooler systems benefit from the same inherent qualities of a Vortex Tube; low maintenance, durable, reliable, low cost and simple to install. See the video below.

So whether it is baseball, Cincinnati style chili or Vortex Tubes – EXAIR is proud to be part of the institutions of Cincinnati.

Kirk Edwards
Application Engineer

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