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Document ID (ISN)106443
CIS number 07-413
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-037-1
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-458
Author(s) Roberge B., Ménard L., Turcotte A., Beadet Y., Lazure L.
Title Evaluation of an exhaust gas evacuation system during propane-fuelled lift truck maintenance
Original title Evaluation d'un système d'évacuation des gaz d'échappement lors de l'entretien des chariots élévateurs au propane [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. iv, 37p. Illus. 7 ref. + CD-ROM. Price: CAD 7.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-458.pdf [in French]
Abstract Propane-fuelled lift truck tuning activities produce carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations in the workers' breathing zone that may exceed threshold limit values. Mechanics often tune and maintain these vehicles in open area shops, which in many cases do not meet minimum ventilation requirements. During the initial site studies carried out within the scope of this project, it was noted that a mobile system of CO collection system might solve this problem. The efficiency of such a system, consisting of a collection hose used alone or coupled with a portable fan connected to a vehicle's exhaust pipe, was demonstrated.
Descriptors (primary) maintenance; vehicle repair and servicing; ventilation systems; fork-lift trucks; exhaust gases
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; report; ventilation design; propane; exhaust ventilation; carbon monoxide
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Ventilation