Fire Station Air Filtration Services
Fire Stations are facilities with firetrucks coming in and out on a consistent basis. Exhaust is constantly going into the air and affecting the quality of the air firefighters are breathing in. In fact, firefighters are more likely than the general public to be diagnosed with cancer according to The Centers for Disease Control. Hastings Air Energy provides a beneficial solution for fire stations with our vehicle exhaust systems.
Vehicle Exhaust Removal System Benefits:
Health: Minimizes exposure to the dangers of diesel exhaust and hazardous gases
Cleaner Work Environment: Greatly reduces vehicle exhaust contamination throughout the bays and living quarters
Saves Money: Reducing investment in the air handling equipment and total energy consumption
Ease of Use: System connection from a full standing position and automatic controlled release
Code Compliant: UL and AMCA certified products
Safety: Built-in features consistent with other fire equipment
Evansville, IN Fire Department, Installs Plymovent Diesel Exhaust Removal System - link to May 30, 2018, news story on Channel 14
Fire and Emergency Response staff require protection from harmful vehicle exhaust. Hastings offers Plymovent products for the removal of vehicle exhaust and our systems are designed to meet or exceed health & safety standards.
We work with you to design systems that:
- Reduce firefighter exposures to carcinogenic contaminants.
- Eliminate air contamination in fire stations and improve housekeeping.
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Product Configurations include:
SBT - Sliding Balancer Horizontal Track System
STR - Straight Rail Vehicle Exhaust System
VSR - Vertical Stack Rail System
Exposure to vehicle exhaust emissions can cause serious health problems for your employees.
We understand the dangers of exposure to hazardous exhaust fumes. We continuously review safety management guidelines and listen to what the independent experts have to say:
- OSHA – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set a permissible exposure limit of 1 part of benzene per million parts of air (1 ppm) in the workplace during an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek.
- EPA - The EPA has classified benzene as a Group A carcinogen.
- The CDCs – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that exhaust from any incorrectly maintained vehicle can pose serious hazards. The most common source of carbon monoxide is automobile exhaust vented in confined spaces. Correct ventilation and prevention of carbon monoxide build-up in confined spaces must be assured.
- NIOSH – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, states that there can be no safe level of exposure to a carcinogen; the NIOSH Threshold Limit Value is, therefore, the “lowest feasible level.”
- AFG 2022, link to more info on the current application period.
Plymovent systems are designed to meet or exceed the standards of the most exacting health and safety codes –worldwide!
Hastings Air Energy Control is a leading, full-service provider of process ventilation systems, vehicle exhaust removal systems, air filters and intelligent, energy-saving controls. Working with Hastings, you can be assured that we look at more than just the initial capital expenditure; we consider the total cost of ownership. In providing you with the best value possible, we design our systems to minimize costs related to:
- Heating & Cooling
- Compressed Air
During installation and after commissioning, our service department works with your staff to answer questions and resolve any issues that arise.
Hastings Air Energy Control is a division of the Air Quality Group (AQG), which includes IVEC Systems, FumeVac, and Applied Air Systems. We are committed to providing the most effective and innovative air cleaning solutions available.
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OSHA Diesel Exhaust Standards
"Workers exposed to diesel exhaust face the risk of health effects ranging from irritation of the eyes and nose, headaches and nausea, to respiratory disease and lung cancer."
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
Carcinogenic Effects of Exposure to Diesel Exhaust
"...NIOSH recommends that whole diesel exhaust be regarded as "a potential occupational carcinogen," as defined in the Cancer Policy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)..."
North American Diesel Exhaust Emission Standards
Summary Table of Emission Limits
Cancer a Silent Killer for Firefighters
"According to recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, firefighters are more likely than the general population to be diagnosed with or die from cancer."
Case Study - White Springs Fire Department
Fire Department removes competing system and upgrades to PLYMOVENT
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