It is no secret that vehicle exhaust emissions are one of the biggest sources of air pollution both indoors and outdoors. Whether it is a fire engine, a heavy-duty truck, or a passenger car, they all bear their fair share of toxic exhaust emissions. Consequently, governmental agencies and private entities work towards encouraging and developing cleaner fuels and strengthening legal limits to reduce the negative environmental impact on our planet. However, what about how these fumes affect indoor air quality? Combustion fumes can increase to dangerous levels when trapped in a poorly ventilated or enclosed space. Having proper vehicle exhaust extraction systems is therefore of utmost importance.
- Health risks & Regulations
- Benefits to investing in solutions
- Types of vehicle exhaust extraction systems
- Safety Disconnect Handle
- Hose reels
- Hose drops
- Rail systems
- Exhaust extraction solutions
- Solution for different segments
- Why Plymovent?
Health risks & Regulations
Working near exhaust fumes poses a serious risk to your health as you get exposed to numerous toxic gases. Besides irritating the eyes, it can lead to coughing, nausea, and breathlessness. In addition, many specialized agencies have identified long-term exposure to be associated with an increased risk of cancer.
With the seriousness of vehicle exhaust emissions, governments and other regulatory bodies have established regulations that companies, including fire stations and vehicle repair shops, must follow. Failing to meet these regulations will put your workers at risk and thus result in an increase in absenteeism and a loss in productivity.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency – https://www.epa.gov/
- United States Department of Labor – https://www.dol.gov/
- Office of Environmental Health Hazzard Assessment – https://oehha.ca.gov/
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – https://www.cdc.gov/
- The International Association of Firefighters – https://www.iaff.org
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work – https://osha.europa.eu/en
- American Lung Association – https://www.lung.org/
- Health and Safety Executive UK – https://www.hse.gov.uk
- National Fire Protection Association – https://www.nfpa.org
Benefits to investing in solutions
Investing in efficient vehicle exhaust extraction systems provides firefighters, vehicle mechanics, customers, and more with a healthier working environment, reducing absenteeism while increasing productivity. It also ensures a cleaner workplace with clean equipment, vehicles, PPE, firefighter’s gear. Consequently, this will reduce workplace maintenance and damage to equipment, and it allows fire trucks to be dispatched quickly when called for duty.
Plymovent offers multiple solutions to capture exhaust emissions so it is important to know what solution works for your specific application and workplace.
- How big is your workshop or facility?
- How many times do you run a combustion engine inside?
- How much floor and wall space is available for vehicle exhaust extraction systems?
- How many people work at your workshop or facility?
- What types of vehicles do you manage?
- Do you need a safety auto-disconnect function?
Types of vehicle exhaust extraction systems
Whether it is a car being repaired or a firetruck leaving the station, our hoses can help you capture hazardous fumes. With the varieties of diameters and temperature ratings, from flexible and crush-resistant hoses to hoses with flame-retardant walls, we can provide almost any vehicle with a suitable hose.
Our wide range of nozzles are designed for stationary and moving vehicles and can be positioned vertically or horizontally. They provide a fast, easy, and controlled connection and disconnection. From nozzles that can handle high exhaust temperatures to nozzles that include special outlets for emission testing. Our nozzles are suitable for almost any commonly used exhaust pipe.
Combustion fumes can increase to dangerous levels when trapped in a poorly ventilated or enclosed space. Having proper vehicle exhaust extraction systems is therefore of utmost importance.
Safety Disconnect Handle
The Safety Disconnect Handle is a fire station vehicle exhaust system that connects the lower hose to the upper house. In the unlikely event of a nozzle staying connected to a firetruck when it exits the station, the Safety Disconnect Handle can safely disconnect, preventing damage. This system is easy to operate and can be used on all existing systems.
A balancer prevents damage to the hose by holding and lifting the hose so it does not hit the ground. These vehicle exhaust systems for garages and emergency stations enable smooth operation and are easy to install.
The Single Hose Drop (FE) and the Boom Arm (FEB) are user-friendly and efficient exhaust extraction hose drops that remove the toxic fumes from your workshop or fire station. The Single Hose Drop is preferred for smaller areas with limited space while the Boom Arm is designed for larger spaces.
The Spring-Operated hose reel (SER) retracts the hose with the help of a spring and the Motorised Hose Reel (MHR) retracts the hose with an electric motor. Both reels should be used for general applications. The Motorised Hose Reel (MER) and the Motorised Spring-Assisted hose reel (MSHR) are designed for heavier applications. Both retract the hose with an electric engine but the Motorised Spring-Assisted hose reel gets extra help from a spring.
The Sliding Balancer Track (SBT), the Straight Rail (STR), the Vertical Stack Rail (VSR), the Mini Rail Profile (MRP), and the Crab Return System (CRS) are one of our overhead vehicle exhaust systems, designed to offer you flexibility. Do you need a rail system for drive-through apparatus bays, single-bay applications, or for simply moving vehicles in and out of your workshop? We got you coffered.
Failing to meet these regulations will put your workers at risk and thus result in an increase in absenteeism and a loss in productivity.
Exhaust extraction solutions
Our Exhaust Extraction Solutions are the perfect fire station vehicle exhaust systems that protect firefighters from hazardous fumes. While the Sliding Balancer Track System (SBT) is preferred for single back-in apparatus bays, the Straight Rail System (STR) is designed for drive-through bays. Our Vertical Stack Rail System (VSR) is perfect for fire trucks with overhead exhaust pipes that need to move through a bay.
The FUA and the TEV are our safe and efficient fans. The FUA is ideal for fire stations and can be used as a central fan or it can be mounted directly to extraction systems. The TEV is designed to be used as a central fan and is recommended for big extraction systems.
This portable vehicle exhaust extraction system is ideal for any vehicle workshop and fire and emergency station. It is an easy-to-use plug-and-play system that allows flexibility. It is directly attached to the exhaust pipe, capturing the emissions at the source.
Solution for different segments
We understand that every application, workplace and segment is different. However, they all share the same objective: having a healthy, safe and well-functioning working environment. Our vehicle exhaust extraction systems not only provide solutions to fire and emergency stations and bus, truck and car repair facilities. Our systems are also ideal for educational institutions and other repair facilities such as facilities for motorcycles, ATVs and farm equipment. No matter the size of your workplace or the type of working activities, we have a suitable solution for you.
As a proven industry leader, Plymovent acknowledges the importance of finding solutions for the dangers of vehicle exhaust emissions in your facility. With tens of thousands of vehicle exhaust extraction systems installed across the globe, we want to continue providing you with a clean environment, safeguarding your health.