Industrial Portable Air Conditioning

As the original UK industrial portable cooling range Mighty Cool has a proud 30 year history of constant evolution to meet the ever changing requirements of climate control.  Designed and built with the growing emphasis on energy efficiency in mind, our latest range is designed to meet 21st century requirements with the largest available cooling outputs from a 13A supply, A* efficiency ratings, ErP compliance and the pioneering use of EC fans in industrial portable air conditioning.  Made in England to the highest possible standards Mighty Cool’s extensive range includes traditional monoblocs, water cooled splits and now an industrial evaporative cooler capable of producing the equivalent of 20kW of cooling from just 2A.


Fully serviceable equipment

Full spare parts availability

Full technical support

2-year warranty

MCe6.0 portable air conditioner, image with white background and angle to show front and side view of unitnt white background

MCe6.0 Portable Monoblock Air Conditioners

  • Nominal 6.5kW Cooling Duty
  • Standard 13A supply
  • Narrow duct outlet allowing for upto 10m exhaust duct
  • Variable fan speed control
  • Low GWP refrigerant

The unit that supersedes the ever popular MCM230, the MCe6.0 promises up to 6kW of cooling. This deceptively powerful monoblock unit utilizes Broughton’s unique airflow delivery system to power the exhaust air along up to 10m of narrow 150mm diameter ducting. Not only does this make the ducting much more manageable and easy to store, it also allows the unit to be sited up to 10m away from the warm air exhaust point. The cold air side also uses the same airflow technology, allowing a single unit to cool two area’s at the same time with the option to extend the ducting. The dual outlets included as standard give the unit directional airflow as they can be positioned for maximum cooling effect.

MCSe7.3 Water cooled split air conditioner and heat exchanger front on image on white background

MCSe7.3 Portable Water Cooled Split Air Conditioners

  • 7.3kW Cooling Duty
  • Standard 13A supply
  • Umbilical lines can be extended to 35m
  • 15⁰C-35⁰C operating range
  • Low GWP refrigerant

This low GWP version of our industry standard MCWS250 sees it upgraded to meet modern environmental standards while still promising up to 7.3kW of cooling without the need for ducting. This makes the MCe7.3 ideal for use in data centres, especially as the main unit and outdoor section can be up to 35M apart. With digital thermostatic control, twin louvre directional and variable speed control the MCe7.3 can have it’s air delivery tailored to suit a range of needs, while a status panel lets you know what the units is doing at a glance and low temperature operation is also included as standard.  With all this in mind, the MCe7.3 has reset the standard for portable split air cooling equipment.

MCe9.0 monoblock air conditioner with front/side on position on a white background

MCe9.0 Portable Monoblock Air Conditioners

  • Nominal 9kW Cooling Duty
  • Standard 13A supply
  • Narrow duct outlet allowing for upto 10m exhaust duct
  • Variable fan speed control
  • Low GWP refrigerant

Building on the legacy of the MCM350, the unit that invented high volume portable cooling, the all new MCe9.0 not only promises a massive 9kW of cooling but it does so with today’s environmentally conscious user in mind. High efficiency EC fan technology is used to improve fan performance whilst the all new low GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant is 95% less harmful than traditional types, ensuring  maximum performance with minimum impact.

The MCe9.0 features fully adjustable airflow, digital thermostatic control, auto shut off and indicator light when the condensate tank is full, as well as lockable castors for easy maneuverability. The MCe9.0 is probably the most powerful and versatile portable air conditioner on the market.

MCSe14.6 water cooled split air conditioner with heat exchanger picture on white background

MCSe14.6 Portable Water Cooled Split Air Conditioners

  • 14.6kW Cooling Duty
  • 230v 32A supply
  • Umbilical lines can be extended to 35m
  • 15⁰C-35⁰C operating range
  • Low GWP refrigerant

The most powerful water cooled split on the market, the MCSe14.6 takes everything the MCSe7.3 has to offer then doubles it. With a massive 14.6kW cooling duty, powerful EC fan technology and low GWP refrigerant combining to deliver cool air with maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact.

As with the MCSe7.3 the MCSe14.6 doesn’t require any ducting and the main unit can be sited up to 35M from the outdoor section allowing it to be sited deep within a building. Heavy duty lockable castors on both indoor and outdoor sections allow them to be easily moved into place while the strong steel case ensure it’s up to daily site use and perfect for hire fleets

MCe3.0 Portable Monoblock Air Conditioners

  • Nominal 3kW Cooling Duty
  • Standard 13A supply
  • Operating range 18°c – 45°c
  •  Noise 50-60db
  •  Ideal compact air conditioner for a host of application

Hot on the heels of our pioneering use of low GWP refrigerants, the latest additions to the Mighty Cool MCe range represent the next stage in the environmental evolution of portable air conditioning.

The Mighty Cool MCe3.0 is an ideal spot cooler that can be used to help make working environments more comfortable on hot, stuffy days. Featuring a steel body, locking castors and quiet operation these versatile units can be used anywhere from the plant room to reception, from shops to server rooms and factories to events.

Each unit is supplied with a removable filter, lockable castors, large volume condensate tank, cooling and exhaust duct supplied as standard

Evaporative Cooling – Comcool52

  • 5,200m3/hr Airflow
  • 2A Running current
  • Diaphragm pump
  • Mulitple fan speeds

A large volume, heavy duty evaporative cooler capable of producing an equivalent 20kW of cooling from as little as 2A. Comcool52 can be fed directly from a tap or via the internal 90l tank and is ideal for large open spaces such as warehouses and outdoors where traditional air conditioning is not an option. Other features include a diaphragm pump, water filter, locking castors and tank purge system.

Additional product information

Portable Air Conditioning Units

At Broughton EAP, we are experts in supplying state-of-the-art portable air conditioning units to suit a whole host of working environments and industries. There are a huge number of advantages attached to investing in the right industrial conditioning systems, not least helping the health of your workforce. When you have the right commercial AC units in place, you  enhance air quality, reduce illnesses by eliminating bacteria, allergens and dust and distribute warmth and coolness appropriately. This in turn heightens productivity and comfort, cultivating a more satisfied and professional workplace.

Decades of Innovation

We have been designing, manufacturing and supplying industrial air conditioning solutions for over four decades. After our foundation in 1979, we have constantly adapted our approach and invested in pioneering new solutions to cater for the ever-changing and expanding needs of our customers. Our current industrial air conditioning systems are designed to provide you with all the energy-efficiency you require, including fantastic efficiency ratings, ErP compliance, EC fans and the latest low GWP refrigerant technology. We can supply a wide range of valuable solutions, including monobloc packages, portable water-cooled split systems and industrial evaporative coolers.

What is Industrial air conditioning?

An industrial portable air conditioner is a unit that uses the principles of refrigeration to remove heat from the air. The process is very similar to that used by fridges and freezers but rather than cool the air within a sealed, confined space they draw air in, cool it and redeliver it to the room. Both systems also use the same group of major components; an evaporator, compressor, condenser and an expansion valve/capillary which are all piped together using copper (most commonly) refrigeration pipe. A refrigerant is then pumped around the circuit as follows:

Fixed installation air conditioning usually comes in two parts, an indoor unit and outdoor unit. The indoor section is normally installed in the area to be cooled and houses the cold element (the evaporator) which is the part of the process where the refrigerant evaporates. This evaporation is caused because the refrigerant has a very low boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure, typically around -40ºC. In order for this evaporation to happen a rise in temperature is needed and this is supplied by the air of the area which needs cooling and where the indoor unit is installed. As air is drawn across the evaporator coil heat is removed and the ambient area temperature can be reduced.

The compressor draws the refrigerant vapour through the system, reduces the pressure in the evaporator coil and as a result the refrigerant evaporates. The vapour then enters the compressor where it is compressed to increase the temperature and pressure. This hotter, more pressured gas then enters the condenser coil (usually installed outside the area to be cooled) where it cools to its condensation point again and returns to liquid form. Just as the evaporation process requires warm air the condensation process needs cooling to prevent the pressure and temperature climbing too high. This cooling can be provided by either air or water (hence water cooled systems).

The next stage in the process, the expansion valve or capillary, narrows the pipework which decreases the pressure and allows the liquid refrigerant to evaporate. Because warm air is needed for this evaporation the circuit is closed.

Types of portable industrial air conditioning

Broughton EAP Ltd makes two forms of commercial portable air conditioner:

– THE MCe6.0

The MCe6.0 monobloc is a low GWP unit able to provide 6.5kW of chilled air to two areas at the same time, and is an ideal match for environments such as events, data centres, offices and retail outlets. This commercial air conditioning unit comes with insulated exhaust duct and directional cooling duct outlets, and is supplied with a two-year warranty.

– THE MCe9.0

The largest monobloc in its field, the MCe9.0 is capable of supplying about 9kW of chilled air to two areas simultaneously, and comes with features such as variable fan speed and a thermostat. The product comes with insulated exhaust duct and directional cooling outlets. The MCe9.0 is also able to keep working in lower ambient temperatures, down to around 15C – cooler than most industrial portable air conditioning units. As with the MCe6.0, the MCe9.0 uses low GWP technology and comes with a two-year warranty.


Our compact MCSe7.3 system offers all the benefits of a water-cooled split as it uses water to remove heat as opposed to air. This type of industrial air con unit avoids the derating effect of the condenser synonymous with traditional systems making it incredibly efficient, and is able to provide up to 7.3kW of chilled air. You can store your main unit as far as 30-metres away from the outdoor section, with the system coming complete with a 5-metre umbilical line. The MCSe14.6 is a first class leading portable 14.6kW unit, designed to provide comfort and contentment to workforces across and outside of the UK.


Finally, our pioneering COMCOOL evaporative cooling system is a large volume, robust and heavy duty evaporative cooler that can produce the equivalent of 20kW of cooling from just 2A by harnessing the cooling effect of evaporation. You can either feed the system directly from a tap or use the internal 90l tank. The system is an ideal match for environments where traditional air conditioning systems cannot meet requirements, such as outdoor areas and large warehouses. The commercial air conditioning unit comes with features including a water filter, a tank purge system, locking casters and submersible pump.

Calculating the amount of cooling required

As with all portable air conditioning, industrial air conditioning is specified by the amount of cooling duty they deliver in either kilowatts (kw) or British thermal units (Btu’s). 1kw = 3412Btu.

Due to the huge number of variables (such as building direction, roof type, insulation type number of people and computers, windows facing the sun etc) in accurately calculating the required cooling capacity it is very difficult to give an exact answer without a site visit. You can however get close enough for 99.9% of applications by using the following rules of thumb:

· Normal, Modern Offices ± 46 W per m³

· Portable Buildings ± 57 W per m³

· Tents/Marquees ± 95 W per m³

Any equipment within the area that generates heat must also be taken into consideration. Following are approximate heat generation values to be allowed for:

PC ± 150w
Laser Printer ± 500w
Photocopier (standby) ± 200w
Photocopier (in use) ± 1000w
Fax Machine ± 500w
Coffee Machine ± 800w
TV/ Video Screen ± 50w

Commercial Applications for portable air conditioning equipment

It would be impossible to list all the possible uses for our industrial cooling and air conditioning here but most tend to go into the Hire Industry, Facilities Management and Event Hire. Below is a list of some of the most popular commercial applications:

Considerations for selection and installation

Once the appropriate industrial portable air conditioner has been selected there are several other things to be considered. These include:

  1. Where will the hot air be exhausted to? Is there a window or ceiling void that can be used?
  2. Is there a 13a 230v socket within 2m (of indoor unit on split types)? The unit must also be situated without obstruction to any airflow, both in and out. PAC equipment uses large amounts of electricity and is therefore unsuitable for use with extension leads and on ring mains with other similarly power draining equipment.
  3. When using a split type the room must be within 35m of an appropriate position for the heat exchanger section (It is however recommended that the line length be kept to the minimum possible). Ideally it should be positioned outside as it will expel large quantities of warm air and the condensate. If it is positioned inside then there must be a means of draining this.
  4. The heat exchanger should always be placed out of direct sunlight and where it will cause the minimum amount of disruption.

Finally, don’t forget that while most AC manufacturing companies are based in the far east these days we are the UK’s premier AC manufacturers. The advantage to that is full technical support, totally serviceable equipment with complete spare parts availability and most importantly; portable air conditioning that’s built to last.

Get in Touch

Portable air con systems are ideal for environments where emergency, back up or additional cooling is needed for guests, staff or even processes on either a permanent or temporary basis. If you’re looking for an AC manufacturing company, we can provide you with the perfect industrial air conditioning products and cooling fans no matter what your needs or budget are, including energy-efficient systems with low running costs. We can also provide spare parts and help with maintenance whenever required. To find out more about our various air conditioning systems, simply contact us today by calling +44(0)1527 830610 or send a message to