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Bus garages, maintenance and repair facilities, and other enclosed buildings where buses run idle or higher are at risk of overexposure to exhaust fumes and emissions. Diesel exhaust, emitted from both the tailpipe and engine vent of a bus, is especially dangerous if uncontrolled.

The emissions generated during bus repair and maintenance operations contain harmful pollutants, posing health and safety risks to technicians and other staff members. These exhaust emissions contain pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter, which can cause health issues ranging from minor respiratory problems to severe conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

Among these pollutants, carbon monoxide (CO), also known as the silent killer, can quickly reach toxic levels when released inside of an enclosed building. It is produced by diesel and gas-powered vehicles, and excessive exposure can result in severe bodily harm. The most effective way to safeguard against CO emissions is by utilizing exhaust removal systems.

Bus exhaust removal systems utilize an at-source capture method to instantly remove fumes, exhaust, emissions, and other hazardous contaminants. At-source capture prevents facilities from exceeding legal exposure limits and is particularly relevant where engine testing and running generate significant exhaust emissions. The primary goal of bus exhaust removal systems is to provide a safe work environment by exhausting hazardous engine emissions away from the building. These systems typically consist of exhaust hoses and nozzles that connect directly to the bus's exhaust pipe.

Implementing an exhaust removal system requires a tailored solution that addresses the specific needs of each facility. Key considerations include the layout and size of the building, the number of bays, how many buses are generally serviced, and local environmental regulations. To maximize efficiency, choose a Fume-A-Vent bus exhaust removal system — built to overcome the unique challenges your facility is faced with.

Fume-A-Vent supplies businesses worldwide with overhead systems, hose reels, and boom arms for buses, trucks, and other specialty vehicles equipped with large horizontal tailpipes. All the exhaust removal systems manufactured by Fume-A-Vent are affordable, user-friendly, and engineered to meet the demands of almost any application. Contact our team of specialists to learn more or to start your free quote.

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Fume-A-Vent boom arms installed to capture diesel exhaust and emissions from an engine repair shop.

Case Study:
Diesel Exhaust Removal

Diesel Power Equipment Co., is a diesel engine repair shop that also provides overhaul, welding, and fabrication services. They had an overhead Jib Crane that their technicians were working under and needed a boom arm that allowed for a longer reach of 25-feet for an extended range of motion.

The Fume-A-Vent team provided Pivoting Articulating Boom Arm Simple Drop System that comes equipped with a balancer for hose storage. The Articulating Boom Arm is excellent for shops with overhead cranes or high ceilings because it scissors at the midpoint for max. flexibility!

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