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Reduce vehicle exhaust fumes in your station

Hazardous vehicle exhaust emissions in a fire station are a firefighter’s most significant cancer health risk and could be a serious legal liability for the fire department. Eliminate this hazard from your fire station with Plymovent vehicle exhaust capture and removal systems. From existing stations, to new turnkey facilities, our totally automatic start-up and disconnect source capture systems are the recommended method for controlling exhaust emissions at your station.

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It is the philosophy of Plymovent to deliver quality systems that are safe, user friendly, regulation compliant and that will enhance the quality of life for your firefighter’s and emergency service personnel. That is why we have developed a line of source capture systems designed to meet your station’s needs:

  • Under Carriage Track Systems – for single and double bay applications
  • Under Carriage Rail Systems – for drive through bays with up to four vehicles
  • Vertical Stack Rail Systems – for vehicles with overhead exhaust stacks
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Drive-through systems

The STR/VSR/MRP systems are the preferred systems for any drive-through apparatus bay, and is designed to connect to any motor vehicle tailpipe, capturing virtually 100% of the exhaust emissions. These systems can accommodate up to four vehicles parked in tandem in a single bay. It is a fully automatic system, including fan activation and system disconnect from the exiting vehicle. These systems meet the current international mechanical code (IMC).

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Back-in systems

The Sliding Balancer Track System (SBT) sets the standard in extracting vehicle emissions for fire and emergency response vehicles around the world. The SBT system is the preferred system for a single back-in apparatus bay, and is designed to connect to any motor vehicle tail pipe, capturing virtually 100% of the exhaust emissions. It is a fully automatic system, including fan activation and system disconnect from the exiting vehicle. The SBT system meets the current international mechanical code (IMC).

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Vertical stack rail system (VSR)

The Vertical Stack Rail (VSR) system is designed for vehicles with an overhead exhaust stack. With no operational intervention needed, the “V” shaped catcher guides the vehicle tailpipe into the rail profile. The VSR is a free-floating system that allows for side-to-side movement and automatically aligns itself with the vehicle’s tailpipe. It is a fully automatic system, including fan activation and system disconnect from the exiting vehicle. The VSR system meets the current international mechanical code (IMC), and is easy to use.

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Source Capture

At the source capture of airborne particles, prior to their spreading in the local environment, is the most efficient method to achieve a safe and healthy working environment. It minimizes the amount of air that needs to be removed, thereby reducing the total investment in air handling equipment and also reducing the total energy consumption.

A key component to our system is the sealed nozzle design called the Grabber®. The Plymovent Grabber® is available in either a pneumatic or a magnetic version. With the Grabber®, the Plymovent system can provide a virtually 100% source capture performance hereby meeting various regulations. The Grabber® connects to the tailpipe, capturing and eliminating virtually all exhaust fumes. Plus, it is simple to use:

  • Magnetic Grabber®
    Just attach it to the tailpipe and you are done. We call this the Plymovent “click and seal” principle.
  • Pneumatic Grabber®
    Attach it to the tailpipe, and push the fill valve to quickly ensure a positive seal around any size tailpipe.
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Magnetic Grabber®

The Magnetic Grabber® is a vehicle exhaust removal device that through a conical design, integrated magnets and centre self-alignment, provides very quick, easy and controlled connection and disconnection to a vehicle’s exhaust system. This nozzle is used mainly in areas were the vehicle is moving through an enclosed space, such as fire stations.

The Magnetic Grabber® won the red dot product design award 2011.

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Pneumatic Grabber®

The Pneumatic Grabber® connects to the vehicle’s exhaust pipe via an inflatable rubber bladder. The Grabber can be deflated manually or automatically. The unique rubber construction is ideal for applications that require a soft connection that will not damage the exhaust tailpipe. This nozzle is used mainly in areas were the vehicle is moving through an enclosed space like, fire stations.

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