Thread: AIR COR DIESEL EXHAUST FILTERS
06-19-1999, 11:30 PM #1WRENCHFirehouse.com Guest
AIR COR DIESEL EXHAUST FILTERS
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME INFORMATION FROM SOME OF OUR BROTHERS MAINLY IN THE MASSACHUSETTS,CONNECTICUT,RHODE ISLAND AREA OR IN THE LOWER EASTERN CANADA REGION. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS HEARD OF OR HAD ANY EXPERIENCE WITH DIESEL EXHAUST FILTRATION SYSTEMS MADE BY A NEW HAMPSHIRE CO CALLED AIR COR. THEY ARE SIMILAR TO WARD FILTERS. THEY ARE USED TO CUT DOWN ON DIESEL EMMISSIONS ON APPARATUS. WE WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME GOOD HONEST EVALUATIONS AS TO COSTS TO INSTALL,MAINTAIN, ANY PROBLEMS ,AND HAS ANYBODY HAD THEM AND REMOVED THEM AND CHANGED TO A DIFFERENT SYSTEM. YOU MAY EITHER POST HERE OR CALL RICH MEIER AT CRANFORD FIRE DEPT CRANFORD NJ 07016 908-709 7360 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE OR A CONTACT NUMBER. ALL HELP WILL BE GREATFULY APPRECIATED. ALSO IF ANY ONE HAS HAD ANY GOOD OR BAD WITH WARD FILTERS OR PLYMO VENT EXHAUST SYSTEMS THAT WOULD BE GREAT ALSO
06-20-1999, 12:40 PM #2Herb KingFirehouse.com Guest
We looked into Plymo-vent and others when we put our exaust system in. A few different manufacturers came to the station and showed us samples, set-up, etc. We also looked at systems at Fire-Rescue. Since we have ARFF and structural equipment we went with a system that involved the least retro-fit to vehicles and station, while also providing some better air at the scene for personnel. We installed the Exhaust track system made in Warminister PA. It routes your exhaust to the top of the vehicle and when pulling out or backing in the exhaust marries into a tube which vents the gas by fan to the outside. Our ARFF vehicles already had high exhausts (due to fuel vapor at crash/spills) so this worked well for them. We also noticed a better air quality/noise level on the structural pieces while operating. The units do not need to operated by a ff, all is automatic when the truck backs in or starts up and the price was less than others quoted. All minor adjustments to our station have been accomplished free after we discovered them after installation and the installation was professional. If you want any other information E-mail me. We have eight systems installed.
05-10-2006, 09:41 PM #3
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the only way to deal with exhaust is to collect it and transfer it to the exterior of the building. several companies have devices that attach to the stack or allow the stack to slide inside a collector, some with a special adapter that mounts on top. Nederman (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a high-capacity system that compensates for side-to-side variances while the truck moves in & out of the bay; SeaTac (Port of Seattle Fire) has several on their ARFF vehicles which work well. they also have Ward filters on the smaller trucks which do nothing for the bad smell and bad gases in the exhaust.
05-11-2006, 07:32 PM #4
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- Las Vegas,Nevada
I prefer to vent the exhaust to the outside. Having had a Wards No Smoke system once many years ago they may have improved but at the time we had the engine it was installed on suffocate twice at fire scenes (not good). If the internal systems fail it could possibly suffocate the engine depending on the set up. It is far less troublesome and safer to go with any one of the systems that sucks the exhaust out the station.
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