Forklifts and other lift equipment running on diesel, gas, or LPG power give off dangerous emissions that contain many harmful chemicals. These emissions are not only dangerous to the health and well being of your workers, but also to the environment.
Confined space applications such as underground facilities or warehouses are regulated by ambient air quality standards that determine the maximum concentrations of air contaminants, like emissions, allowed in the workplace. These standards are put in place by government organizations and the guidelines can vary depending on your location.
Emissions are made up of a variety of key particulates such as:
Carbon Monoxide (CO): Generated by the incomplete combustion of fuel, carbon monoxide is generated by diesel, gas and LPG powered engines and is released in exhaust fumes. Carbon monoxide can cause headaches, dizziness and can make workers lethargic.
Hydrocarbons (HC): Also generated by incomplete combustion and released in exhaust fumes, hydrocarbons are known for their negative effects on the environment and are one of two main contributors in the smell of diesel emissions.
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx): Created by a combination of nitrogen and oxygen in the high pressure and temperature conditions in the engine cylinder, it is found in the exhaust of all internal combustion engine machines. Mostly consisting of nitric oxide (NO) it also contains a small amount of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) an extremely toxic gas that plays a large part in smog formations.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2): Generated from sulfur present in all diesel fuel, the concentration will vary based on the sulfur content of the fuel. A colourless and toxic gas, sulfur dioxide has a distinct smell and is one of the major causes of acid rain.
Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM): Defined by the EPA as a complex aggregate of solid and liquid material, DPM composition will vary based on a number of factors such as the engine, the load, and the speed conditions.
How can you reduce harmful emissions?
Air quality in your facility is effected by a combination of things such as ventilation in your building and the equipment you are running. With regards to your equipment, emissions will be affected by your engine’s construction, your maintenance schedule, as well as things like catalytic converters, forklift mufflers, exhaust pipes, and exhaust intake or output valves. Talk to our parts representatives today to learn more.
How can we save you money on a forklift muffler or catalytic converters?
Over the years we have worked to develop strong buying relationships with parts suppliers and manufacturers across North America. We use our large quantity orders and our strong buying power to pass extra savings onto our customers. Ask your parts representative about our volume pricing options for customers purchasing parts for more than one machine.
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