Military vehicles are typically powered by diesel engines - the exhaust that generates while diesel engines are running in a tent, garage, or building produces a toxic mixture of contaminants and gases. This mixture, also known as soot, is made up of over 40+ airborne contaminants with many known or suspected of causing cancer, including arsenic, formaldehyde, and benzene.
Soot moves through the vehicle's exhaust pipe and is suspended in military working environments or vehicle depots creating severe health risks for personnel. To ensure that workspaces do not exceed legal emissions levels, it's highly recommended that military facilities implement a diesel exhaust removal system.
What Are the Health Risks of Diesel Exhaust Exposure in Military Environments?
• Eye, nose, throat and lung irritation
• Cough, headache, lightheadedness, and nausea
• Lung inflammation which may increase the severity and frequency of asthma attacks
• Individuals with allergies can become more receptive to the dust and pollens they are allergic to
• Increase in ER visits, hospital admissions & premature deaths for people with respiratory issues
By utilizing dexhaust removal systems to capture and remove toxic emissions at the source, military bases and camps can establish safety and health protection for their troops. At-source capture systems remove toxic exhaust emissions allowing military bases to secure clean, breathable atmospheres.
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.