Dynamometers, also known as dynos, can be used for emission testing and mileage accumulation or for measuring the force, torque, and power of a vehicle. Dynos are used in many different industries but are most popular in the automotive industry. Although there are many variations of dynos, they're all faced with a common factoring issue, temperature.
Engines running at or near capacity for extended lengths of time generate higher temperatures than a typical engine running at idle. In addition, dynamometers produce heavy airflow at high volumes presenting an increased concentration of carbon monoxide. A proper exhaust extraction system makes dynamometer testing safe for technicians and guarantees accurate test results.
⚠ Risks of Carbon Monoxide ⚠
When inhaled, carbon monoxide (CO) displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the brain, heart and other vital organs of oxygen. Based on the levels of CO and the length of exposure, technicians and individuals in the work area may experience:
|• Chest tightness||• Drowsiness||• Unconsciousness|
|• Headaches||• Nausea||• Muscle weakness|
|• Fatigue||• Vomiting||• Suffocation|
|• Dizziness||• Collapse|
CO poisoning may happen more quickly to people that are susceptible - including individuals with lung or heart disease, people at high altitudes, and smokers.
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in work environments where dyno testing takes place it's critical to implement a dyno exhaust extraction system that captures emissions directly at the source.
Dyno exhaust extraction systems work alongside dynamometer engine testing to prevent emissions from reaching hazardous levels. Dyno exhaust extraction utilizes a highly effective source capture method to quickly draw contaminated air away from the work area. We carry dyno exhaust hoses, tailpipes, fans, ducting, wall systems, and portable solutions that are designed to meet custom application requirements.
When it comes to designing an exhaust extraction system for dyno testing or rooms, it's highly recommended to consult with a specialist. A direct nozzle connection could affect the performance results of the vehicle being tested - our team specializes in this and can customize an engineered system to fit your airflow needs.