New leak detector eliminates Truck/Bus carbon monoxide risk

Posted on 17 Feb 2015 by Tim Brown

Redline Detection, the OEM-approved diagnostic leak detection equipment manufacturer, has released HD PowerSmoke, which is designed to ensure the safety of truck and bus drivers (and their passengers) by eliminating the threat of toxic carbon monoxide fumes entering the cabin.

In fleets where HD PowerSmoke is not in use, the odorless and tasteless gas escapes through undetected leaks in the exhaust system into the cabin. Traditionally, visual inspection has been the technicians only choice for detecting these leaks until now.

HD PowerSmoke is the only diagnostic machine in the heavy duty market that can, in a single 10-minute procedure, reliably detect any boosted intake or exhaust leak, pinpoint its exact location and precisely identify failing components, saving heavy duty truck operators and fleets valuable time, keeping drivers and their passengers safe from dangerous exhaust fumes and ensuring trucks and buses stay on the road.

With this new technology, fleets can be assured there are no exhaust leaks AND ensure that driver cabin/passenger compartments are fully sealed affording a double layer of safety protection.

“HD PowerSmoke was recently named essential equipment for several fleets. And as soon as these technicians saw HD PowerSmoke in action, they immediately recognized it is the only way to ensure that the driver and the passengers in their vehicles will not be exposed to fumes or carbon monoxide in the cabin, a rising concern among many fleet operators,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection.

“With Redline’s new HD PowerSmoke technology, fleet operators can focus on their business at hand, knowing the driver cabin/passenger compartments have been scanned for exhaust leaks and are fully sealed, and be confident that they have eliminated the associated liability from these leaks.”

HD PowerSmoke has been named ‘mandatory/essential’ equipment by several OEMs. In response, Redline Detection is expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet the steeply increasing demand.

It is unclear how common carbon monoxide poisoning is in the truck and bus industry as frequently the incidents go unreported due to the tasteless nature of the gas.