Patented MERC Systems

The MERC® System (Mortuary Enhanced Remains Cooling System) – designed, engineered, and patented by MRS® – is the first direct contact cooling system utilizing liquid cooling technology.

The MERC® System is used to efficiently and continuously cool human remains and requires NO refrigerated or chilled air. The systems are completely portable and scalable to meet end user requirements.

The MRS® MERC System is covered by one or more US and International Patents.

Made in the USA
Low Maintenance
Rapidly Deployable
Portable & Scalable
Consistent Temperatures
Independently Tested

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Product Line

Two ton cooling unit capable of cooling up to 48 sets of remains.

Available Capabilities

MERC® System TCS 48
Part Number: K-MERC48-SS
Remains Capacity: 1-48

System Includes*

  • 1 – 2 Ton Cooling Unit
  • 1 – Supply Return Manifold (48 Body Capacity)
  • 48 – Cooling Pads
  • 48 – Cooling Pads Hoses
  • 4 – 5 USG 70/30 Heat Transfer Fluid
Size

43” L – 32” W – 39” H
(109.2 cm L – 81.3 cm W – 99.1 cm H)

Electrical

220 Volt – 30 Amp – Single Phase
CE & UL Packages Available

Dry Weight

495 lbs (225 kg)

Decibel Level

78 DB

Exterior Housing
  • Standard – Stainless Steel
  • Custom Colors Available Upon Request

One ton cooling unit capable of cooling up to 24 sets of remains.

Available Capabilities

MERC® System TCS 24
Part Number: K-MERC24-SS
Remains Capacity: 1-24

System Includes*

  • 1 – 1 Ton Cooling Unit
  • 1 – Supply Return Manifold (24 Body Capacity)
  • 24 – Cooling Pads
  • 24 – Cooling Pads Hoses
  • 3 – 5 USG 70/30 Heat Transfer Fluid
Size

36” L – 22” W – 28” H 
(91.4 cm L – 55.9 cm W – 71 cm H)

Electrical

220 Volt – 30 Amp – Single Phase
CE & UL Packages Available

Dry Weight

350 lbs (159 kg)

Decibel Level

74 DB

Exterior Housing
  • Standard – Stainless Steel
  • Custom Colors Available Upon Request

TCS Series 3

Indoor & Outdoor

3/4 ton cooling units capable of cooling up to 8 sets of remains.

Available Capabilities

MERC® System TCS 8
Part Number: K-MERC08-SS
Remains Capacity: 1-8

System Includes*

  • 1 – 3/4 Ton Cooling Unit
  • 1 – Supply Return Manifold (Attached to Unit / 8 Body Capacity)
  • 8 – Cooling Pads
  • 8 – Cooling Pads Hoses
  • 2 – 5 USG 70/30 Heat Transfer Fluid
Size

27” L – 18” W – 32” H 
(68.6 cm L – 45.7 cm W – 81.3 cm H)

Electrical

110 Volt – 30 Amp – Single Phase
CE & UL Packages Available

Dry Weight

249 lbs (109 kg)

Decibel Level

72 DB

Exterior Housing
  • Standard – Stainless Steel
  • Custom Colors Available Upon Request

TCS Series 3G

Indoor Only

3/4 ton cooling units capable of cooling up to 8 sets of remains.

Available Capabilities

MERC® System TCS 8
Part Number: MERC-TCS-8
Remains Capacity: 1-8

System Includes*

  • 1 – 3/4 Ton Cooling Unit
  • 1 – Supply Return Manifold (Attached to Unit / 8 Body Capacity)
  • 8 – Cooling Pads
  • 8 – Cooling Pads Hoses
  • 2 – 5 USG 70/30 Heat Transfer Fluid
Size

27” L – 18” W – 32” H 
(68.6 cm L – 45.7 cm W – 81.3 cm H)

Electrical

110 Volt – 30 Amp – Single Phase
CE & UL Packages Available

Dry Weight

237 lbs (107.5 kg)

Decibel Level

72 DB

Exterior Housing
  • Standard – Galvanized
  • Custom Colors Available Upon Request

Accessories

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MERC® System Repair Kit

The TCS Repair Kit is recommended for purchase with each MERC® unit. The TCS Repair Kit is fully compatible with all MERC® System series.

Kit Includes:

  • 2 MERC® System TCS Cooling Pads
  • 2 Supply Hoses
  • 1 Roll of Thread Tape
  • 8 Fittings for Manifolds
  • 8 Metal Bands for Manifold Hoses, Supply Hoses, and TCS Pads
  • 1 Pair of Clamp Pliers for Metal Bands
  • 1 – 5/16” Nut Driver
  • 1 Yellow Zipper Storage Bag

MERC® System Heat Transfer Fluid

MERCSystem® Heat Transfer Fluid is available in 100% concentrate and 70/30 pre-mixed solution. Heat Transfer Fluid is sold in 5 USG pails with handle for easy pouring. Required for operation of all MERC® System.

Available Capabilities:

100% Concentrate
Part Number: MRS-DF-100-5G

70/30 Premixed
Part Number: MRS-DF-7030-5G

How It Works

1

Carefully pour DowFrost solution into the holding tank and switch the machine on.

2

Place the MERC® Cooling Pad over remains and carefully place arms on top of pad.

3

Connect the cooling pad hoses to the MERC® System manifold and carefully zip the body bag.

4

Carefully lift and place the cadaver onto an MRS cadaver storage system.
Full Operating Instructions

More Information

With the ever increasing threat of mass fatality incidents comes the need for portable mass fatality cold storage capability. Although there is no specific number of fatalities that define a mass fatality incident, the number generally exceeds the local hospital, city, and/or county’s mortuary resource capabilities.

In response to this, Mortuary Response Solutions® has designed, engineered, and patented the MERC® System (Mortuary Enhanced Remains Cooling System) to provide portable human remains cooling. The MERC® System is the first direct contact cooling system utilizing liquid cooling technology in conjunction with an engineered cooling pad. The MERC® System is used to efficiently cool human remains and requires no refrigerated or chilled air, and the systems are completely portable and scalable. Systems are available in footprints from 4-body to 48-body capacity. The MERC® System can be used to replace a traditional mortuary cooler or can be used to supplement current human remains storage in the event of a mass fatality, as the systems can be fully operational within 20 minutes and can be set-up virtually anywhere with a power source.

*Please Note: MERCSystem® units only include the above mentioned items. Number of supply / return hoses and cooling pads depend on capacity of MERCSystem® unit purchased. Cadaver Storage Systems and Accessories and MERCSystem® Operational Accessories are sold separately.

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