Car and truck maintenance facilities often face the challenge of dealing with fumes and gases emitted while engines are running during tune-ups or repairs. These exhaust emissions contain harmful pollutants, including carbon monoxide, which can pose health hazards to humans and are also known to be carcinogenic.
COEXHAUST, with over 40 years of experience in the automotive and industrial ventilation industry, offers the COEXHAUST REEL fume extraction system that is specifically designed to capture the deadly pollutants produced by combustion engines.
The COEXHAUST REEL is equipped with a flexible hose that can be recoiled around the drum when not in use. A heavy-duty dual spring pack with ratchet lock mechanism is located on the side of the reel.
Optionally, a fan can be mounted on each reel, or one fan can be selected to be central for multiple reels.
The largest selection of tailpipe exhaust nozzles in our industry are made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum or rubber and are fitted directly on the automobile tailpipe or truck stack. Depending on the application, hoses are available in 4” (102 mm), 5” (127 mm), 6” (152 mm), and 8” (203 mm) diameters, and the hose reels can take up to 35’ (10 m) of hose. For extreme-duty applications, high-temperature hoses (up to 1200°F/650 °C) are also available.
Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas, and exposure to it can lead to serious health issues, even death. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommends an 8-hour TWA Threshold Limit Value (TLV) of 5,000 ppm (parts per million) and a Ceiling exposure limit (not to be exceeded) of 30,000 ppm for a 10-minute period. A value of 40,000 is considered immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH value). Both labor and building codes require effective ventilation to be both available and used by workers where vehicles are being operated indoors.
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Diesel exhaust is a mixture of gases and particulates produced during the combustion of diesel fuel. The small particles, known as diesel particulate matter (DPM), are composed mainly of solid elemental carbon (EC) cores with organic carbon (OC) compounds adhered to the surfaces. The organic carbon includes polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which are known to cause cancer in animals. Workers exposed to diesel exhaust face the risk to health ranging from irritation of the eyes and nose, headaches, and nausea, to respiratory diseases and lung cancer.
Vehicle exhaust extraction systems are essential for providing safer workplaces for emergency personnel and mechanics. In work environments where hazardous fumes are present, having an efficient and convenient exhaust extraction system in place is critical, not to mention a legal requirement. Diesel engines are used in many industries, including transportation, mining, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing operations, and they emit diesel exhaust fumes that can pose significant health risks to workers exposed to them.