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Military repair and maintenance depots, tents, and other enclosed environments frequently house a high volume of diesel-powered vehicles, making them particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of diesel exhaust. This exhaust, a toxic mixture of over forty airborne contaminants — including known carcinogens like arsenic, formaldehyde, and benzene — poses severe health risks to personnel once it escapes from exhaust pipes and enters the airstream.

Diesel exhaust removal systems significantly reduce these risks by capturing and eliminating toxic emissions directly at the source. The at-source capture method is simple yet effective: it exhausts diesel emissions at the point of origin, reducing the overall levels of airborne contaminants in the environment and lowering the risk of exposure.

Fume-A-Vent exhaust removal systems can be tailored to specific vehicles, ensuring comprehensive coverage across a range of military maintenance and repair environments. Our systems attach directly to the exhaust pipe or pipes of diesel-powered vehicles — when starting the engine, emissions are immediately drawn into the removal system, preventing their release into the environment. The system then exhausts the contaminated air outside and away from the building, creating a safer, cleaner atmosphere.

By installing diesel exhaust removal systems, military vehicle repair and maintenance environments can protect the health and safety of their personnel. This measure ensures clean, breathable air within depots, tents, and other enclosed spaces by reducing the risk of respiratory illnesses, allergies, and other health problems associated with diesel exhaust exposure.

Health issues caused by the prolonged exposure to diesel exhaust can range from mild to severe. Individuals may expereince eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, or more severe conditions, including an increased severity and frequency of asthma attacks. Even more concerning is the long-term risk of developing cancer due to continual exposure to the carcinogenic components of diesel exhaust.

Implementing diesel exhaust removal systems not only safeguards the health of military personnel but also contributes to a cleaner and more sustainable future. This critical initiative minimizes hazards associated with diesel exhaust and reinforces a commitment to the well being of those who serve and protect.

Fume-A-Vent diesel exhaust removal system shown installed and attached to a military humvee to exhaust dangerous exhaust and emissions.


Fume-A-Vent exhaust removal system shown installed and attached to a military vehicle.

Case Study:
Military Vehicle Exhaust Removal

Alaska Structures has developed high-grade fabric building and camp systems for over 40+ years. They specialize in engineering military vehicle repair facilities, shelter systems, field hospitals, and more. The Alaska Structures team installed military vehicle repair tents in the desert and required exhaust removal systems to guarantee safe working conditions.

Alaska Structures outfitted the repair tents with rope-and-pulley simple drop systems.Fume-A-Vent simple drop systems allow for dual exhaust in each repair and maintenance tent. Our rope & pulley systems conveniently pull up and out of the way when not in use, but are readily available when field humvees are running idle or higher.

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