Diesel exhaust emissions pose a significant threat to air quality and human health. The toxic components found in diesel exhaust, such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides, can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Because of this, managing diesel exhaust extraction effectively is of utmost importance, especially in port environments where diesel engines power various equipment and vehicles. 

In this blog post, we will look at the significance of managing diesel exhaust while at port, what solutions are available, and highlight the expertise of Mid Mountain in this field.

Understanding Diesel Exhaust Extraction

Diesel exhaust extraction is the process of capturing and removing engine exhaust emissions at the source to prevent them from being released into the surrounding environment. By implementing effective extraction systems, ports can minimize exposure to diesel exhaust, maintain clean air standards, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and increase the longevity of equipment and vehicles by reducing the accumulation of exhaust residue.

Several diesel exhaust extraction systems are available, each designed for specific applications and operational requirements. Two key components in each system are inlet and outlet hoses and exhaust ducts. These are fitted to ensure diesel exhaust is effectively and safely extracted, significantly reducing the risk of harm. One crucial aspect of the performance of these components is the insulation solutions they are paired with. 

Exhaust hoses and ducts must be adequately insulated to help contain the fumes, and choosing the right insulation material is key to their success. In the following sections, we look at the materials most suitable for manufacturing exhaust duct and hoses insulation and how Mid Mountain can make that happen.

The Right Insulation Helps Manage Diesel Exhaust Extraction

When it comes to managing diesel exhaust extraction, silicone-coated textiles are becoming a suitable option for exhaust ducts. They offer a range of key benefits over traditional materials, including their ease of installation and lightweight properties, contributing to their cost-effectiveness.

Silicone-coated textiles are fabrics that have been coated with a layer of silicone on both or either side. The silicone layer acts as a protective coating that provides several advantages to the textile’s applications, including durability and high chemical resistance, and can be easily engineered for exhaust ducts. As a result, they help maintain an efficient extraction process while protecting both equipment and nearby personnel.

Working with Mid Mountain

At Mid Mountain, we take pride in our renowned reputation as a company with four decades of experience in engineering and manufacturing high-temperature-resistant solutions for various industries worldwide. Our expertise extends to the development of innovative diesel exhaust extraction components specifically designed to withstand the demanding conditions encountered at port facilities.

By partnering with Mid Mountain, port operators can benefit from our exceptional service, expertise, and extensive range of exhaust extraction solutions. Our systems are designed to effectively manage diesel exhaust while at the port, contributing to improved air quality and protecting worker health and the surrounding communities.

Contact us today to learn more about the high-quality products we offer for managing diesel exhaust extraction.