By working near vehicles that are running at or higher than idle, repair and maintenance technicians can become exposed to carbon monoxide (CO). This poisonous gas is odorless and colorless making it extremely dangerous.
Carbon monoxide is developed during the incomplete combustion of fuels in gasoline and cannot be filtered! Without proper exhaust removal, gas emissions can quickly reach toxic levels when released inside of a closed building.
Although vehicle exhaust is the number one cause of CO in the U.S., it's important to understand that CO is not the only toxic particulate found in gas emissions. Vehicle exhaust is also made up of nitrogen dioxide, benzene and formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and particulate matter.
Automobile emissions are byproducts developed during the engine combustion process and from the dissolution of fuel. Exposure to air pollutants associated with vehicle emissions can result in severe health issues including but not limited to:
Keep in mind that ventilation alone is not effective enough to ensure a clean air working environment. Vehicle exhaust removal removes the risk! Vehicle exhaust removal systems are designed to capture exhaust directly at the source and drawing it away from the work area.
Applications That Require Vehicle Exhaust Removal: