Whenever there is a need to run vehicle engines indoors, there is a need for vehicle exhaust extraction. Removing vehicle exhaust keeps your employees and facility safe, clean and healthy.
Vehicle exhaust emissions from a cold-start engine can reach toxic levels in only a matter of minutes within a closed building. Repeated exposure to hazardous and carcinogenic exhaust fumes at lower levels can lead to health issues over time. So, whenever there is a need to run combustion engine vehicles indoors, such as in a vehicle workshop, there is a need for efficient exhaust extraction to keep employees safe and equipment in good working condition.
By removing the exhaust fumes from your vehicle workshop it becomes safe for employees, facility maintenance can be reduced, and there is less risk for damage to sensitive electronic equipment.
Diesel exhaust extraction
Diesel exhaust, found in every vehicle service station, is produced when an engine burns diesel fuel. It is a complex mixture of thousands of gases and particles (soot) containing several toxic air contaminants. These include many known or suspected carcinogenic substances (benzene, arsenic and formaldehyde). It also contains other harmful pollutants, including nitrogen oxides. In the long term, repeated exposure is as dangerous as being subject to cigarette smoke. The exhaust spreads into the areas where firemen eat, sleep and reside. It even penetrates the clothes. Nederman vehicle exhaust systems can help minimize this rate.
Exhaust extraction at source
The most effective method of capturing and removing of vehicle exhaust fumes is capture at source. Capturing the vehicle exhaust gases provides a safer and more pleasant working environment when you need them. And out of your way when you don’t.
Nederman exhaust extraction solutions
Nederman’s products and systems for exhaust extraction can be used for all types of vehicles - from cars to heavy vehicles. Our solutions are therefore widely used in the automotive sector.
Nederman solutions for vehicle exhaust extraction contributes to:
Improved health conditions and cleaner environment
Safe and ergonomic workplaces
Easier facility maintenance
Less damage to the sensitive electronics in servicing equipment
Stationary vehicle exhaust extraction
Engines are run stationary, when carrying out tests and fault tracing. This is common in vehicle repair shops and testing stations. Key aspects for the stationary extraction systems are; easy handling, good reach and possibility to quickly remove after use.
The Nederman Single Extractor is ideal for small workshops where an individual solution is required or where an additional extraction point is needed to expand an existing system. A damper can be fitted to reduce noise and unnecessary extraction of air when not in use.
Exhaust Hose reels
Hose reels have a great advantage in that the hoses can be hoisted completely out of the way when not in use. They can be installed for individual fan extraction or connected to ducting with a central fan serving a number of units. In normal use, hose reel solutions are virtually maintenance free.
Extraction rail with extraction hoses or telescope units - Touchless
These systems are mounted on trolleys sliding on rail and equipped with either extraction hoses or telescopic extraction units. Extraction hose units are available with balancer for keeping the hose raised, and damper for automatic airflow control. The Telescopic Extraction unit is a Touchless system, meaning that it extracts the fumes without being in contact with the exhaust pipe or the car body. This ensures that there is no risk of scraping the vehicle.
The Touchless system is equipped with a balancer for smooth height adjustment and an automatic damper. A horizontal arm with a large, efficient exhaust hood is easy and safe to position by means of adjustable joints and release/locking handle at the hood.
Extraction units are easy to move, thanks to light-weight material and ball bearing wheels. One extraction unit can serve several work bays. Two units serve cars with twin exhaust pipes.
The Nederman Extension Arm is designed for long reach applications for heavy vehicles where there are limited options for installing extraction equipment. The extension arm is available for 14 feet or 20 feet when extra reach is needed.
Exhaust Rail Systems for stationary or in-motion vehicle exhaust extraction
In many cases there is need also for exhaust extraction from vehicles driving indoors. This is often the case for emergency vehicles, inspection centers, bus garages, and manufacturing facilities, where vehicles are driven off the assembly line. Key features in such a solution are easy connection, automatic and safe disconnection of the nozzle, and in some cases an automatic and safe return of the extraction unit.
The exhaust rail systems offers an ergonomic and reliable solution. The trolleys and hoses are moved between the vehicles. The number of trolleys required is determined by the specific application.
Contact our experts if you want to know more about how we can help you design your vehicle service station for optimal functionality and design.