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Vehicle Exhaust Ventilation Systems

Exposure to carbon monoxide and other vehicle exhaust gases within the workspace can lead to serious health issues or even death. The safest solution to minimize exposure to these harmful gases is to capture them directly at the source.

At Ventaire, our source capture vehicle exhaust extraction systems are available in two different types, overhead and underfloor. Each type offers several different configurations to best fit the specific requirements for your application.

  • Overhead Systems
  • Underfloor System (Underground Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems)
  • Hose Reels
  • Overhead Non-Disappearing Systems (Simple Hose Drops)
  • Boom Systems
  • Hoses & Exhaust Pipe Adapters
  • Self-Storing
  • Non-Disappearing (Plug-in) Underground Vehicle Exhaust Systems

Overhead Systems

Overhead vehicle exhaust extraction is the most common system type due to the broad range of hose storage configurations and system capacities. Each application, layout, and system requirements are different, and because of that, overhead systems offer the flexibility needed to keep the workspace safe from hazardous exhaust fumes.

Whether it’s hose reels, extension booms, or simple hose drops, the capabilities available within Ventaire’s extensive line of overhead exhaust options ensure an exhaust solution for virtually every application.

Underfloor System (Underground Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Systems)

Ventaire underfloor vehicle exhaust extraction systems are the ideal choice when overhead ductwork is not an option or undesired. Underfloor exhaust systems are common in new construction facilities with multiple service bays such as automobile dealerships and fleet maintenance garages.

These systems are typically installed before the concrete flooring is poured. Ventaire offers two different configurations, self-storing and non-disappearing (plug-in) style.

Self-storing underfloor systems allow for the flexible hose assemblies to be stored in the underground ducting while not in use. Non-disappearing (plug-in) systems require the flexible hose to be plugged into the floor fixture during use and stored on the wall when finished. 

These heavy-duty floor fixtures are available in multiple sizes and constructions to best suit your specific vehicle exhaust extraction requirements.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Automobile dealership service centers
  • Military vehicle maintenance facility
  • Public works vehicle maintenance facility
  • Heavy equipment maintenance garage
  • Bus transit maintenance facility
  • Power sport service center
  • Vocational Technology Schools

Hose Reels

Hose reels are the most common and efficient method for fully storing flexible hose assemblies in vehicle maintenance facilities. Available in spring retracting (Model HRA), and motorized (Model TMHR), Ventaire hose reels are a versatile solution for extracting hazardous exhaust fumes in a variety of applications.

Standard sizes range from 3” to 8” diameter, 25’ long hose capacity. Oversized and custom hose reels are available to fit your specific needs.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Automobile dealership service centers
  • Military vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Public works vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Heavy equipment maintenance garages
  • Bus transit maintenance facilities
  • Power sport service centers
  • Vocational Technology Schools
  • Automotive repair shops

Spring Hose Reel System

Ventaire automatic spring hose reels, model HRA, use heavy-duty carbon springs to manually extend and retract the hose. When needed, simply pull the hose assembly to the desired location and lock it into place.

Once finished, simply pull on the hose to unlock the reel and allow the hose assembly to retract automatically. The HRA spring hose reels can be ducted to a central fan or provided with an individual direct mount exhaust fan. Ventaire spring hose reels ship fully assembled from the factory.

FEATURES:

  • Robust reinforced steel construction with enclosed carbon springs.
  • Lock and latch design allow for convenient hose length control.
  • 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 8” high‐temperature or medium‐temperature flexible hose assemblies.
  • Pull cable with handle for simple extension and retraction of the flexible exhaust hose.
  • Hose lengths range from 16′ to 45′ in length, depending on hose diameter & type.
  • Available in ceiling, sidewall, or floor mounting configuration.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: Automatic damper, micro-switch for fan/damper control, direct mounted fan, special color.

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Motorized Hose Reel System

Ventaire motorized hose reels, model TMHR, are the industry’s only internal tubular motor, direct-drive hose reels. This patented compact design eliminates the use of chains and gears requiring minimal maintenance and provides superior longevity.

The TMHR motorized hose reels can be ducted to a central fan or provided with an individual direct-mounted exhaust fan. Factory assembled and wired, Ventaire TMHR motorized hose reels are simple to use and ready for installation.

FEATURES:

  • Robust reinforced steel construction with an internal motor.
  • US patented internal tubular direct-drive motor concealed inside hose reel drum for additional protection.
  • Fully adjustable motor limit switches to control hose reel rotation.
  • Momentary push-button control stations for hose reel control.
  • Available in ceiling, sidewall, or floor mounting configuration.
  • Custom manufacturing capability and various motor sizes allow for virtually limitless hose diameter and length capacity.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: Wall or hanging pendant UP/Down controls, 4-button control stations (hose reel-up/down, Fan-on/off), automatic damper, micro-switch for fan/damper control, direct mounted fan, custom color.

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Overhead Non-Disappearing Systems (Simple Flexible Hose Drops)

Overhead non-disappearing hose systems are an economical yet very efficient solution for storing hose assemblies overhead in vehicle maintenance facilities. Several different hose storage options are available within the “non-disappearing” flexible hose configuration.

Cable reel balancers are the most user-friendly options for retracting flexible hose assemblies out of the work area. In addition to cable reel balancers, Ventaire offers rope or cable pulley systems and telescoping hose assemblies.

With multiple storage systems available, Ventaire’s non-disappearing overhead hose storage systems are a suitable option for your vehicle exhaust extraction system requirements.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Automobile dealership service centers
  • Military vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Public works vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Heavy equipment maintenance garages
  • Bus transit maintenance facilities
  • Power sport service centers
  • Vocational Technology Schools

Cable Reel Balancer Systems

Ventaire’s automatic cable reel balancers utilize a high-quality, heavy-duty carbon spring to extend and retract the overhead flexible hose assembly. When needed, simply extend and retract the hose using the cable pull kit attached to the flexible hose assembly.

Ventaire offers two different spring-powered cable reel balancers depending on the weight of the hose assembly. The universal mounting bracket allows for the cable reel balancers to suspend from the ceiling, attach to a wall or mount directly to an extension boom arm. Installing the cable reel balancers is easy and requires minimal maintenance.

FEATURES:

  • Powder-coated reinforced steel construction with enclosed carbon spring.
  • Lock and latch design allows for convenient hose length control.
  • Spring cable reel balancers available in 15-pound and 25-pound lifting capacities.
  • 15’ of aircraft cable to connect to lifting saddle on hose assembly.
  • Pull cable with handle for simple extension and retraction of the flexible exhaust hose.
  • Cable stop to prevent over-rotation.
  • Various hose types, lengths & diameters.
  • Available in ceiling, sidewall, or extension boom arm mounting configuration.
  • Made in the USA.

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Rope & Cable Systems

Ventaire’s pulley systems are one of the most economical yet effective solutions to store flexible hose assemblies overhead for almost any vehicle exhaust system. Available with either rope or steel cable depending on the weight and length of the hose assembly.

Ropes are most common for lighter hose assemblies for quick and easy hose extension and retraction. Cables are commonly used with hand winch-assisted systems for heavier hose assemblies. These overhead storage systems are simple to install and virtually maintenance-free. 

FEATURES:

  • Provided with 50’ of 1/4” nylon braided rope or 1/8” aircraft cable. Custom lengths available.
  • Two ceiling pulleys with ‘S’ hook and one wall cleat provided as standard.
  • Two-way ratcheting hand winch with wall bracket typical for cable configurations.
  • Hose assemblies provided with lifting saddle or lifting elbow attached to cable or rope.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: wall pulley, additional ceiling pulleys & safety wall cleat.

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Telescoping Hose Drop Systems

TES654/TES543

TES654/TES543

TES6000

TES6000

Ventaire’s telescoping hose drops are economical options for vehicle exhaust extraction systems. Consisting of three different diameter hose sections, the telescoping hose drop assemblies slide into one another in its stored position.

The simplicity of the telescoping hose assemblies requires no additional external components such as pulleys and rope. Available with additional accessories to meet your specific design requirements. These telescoping hose drops are simple to install and maintenance-free.

FEATURES:

  • Extended length of 17’.
  • Fabric Hoses, Nocrush Hose
  • TES6000 telescoping hose assembly is constructed of a no-crush rubber hose with 3” dia. hose at the vehicle exhaust pipe.
  • TES543 telescoping hose assembly is constructed of 5”, 4” & 3” dia. steel reinforced fabric hose with 3” dia. high-temperature hose at the vehicle exhaust pipe.
  • TES654 telescoping hose assembly is constructed of 6”, 5”, & 4” dia. steel reinforced fabric hose with 4″dia. and high-temperature hose at the vehicle exhaust pipe for larger vehicle applications.
  • Provided with duct stub for rigid duct connection.
  • Hook & chain for secured storage in a retracted position.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: Custom hose lengths, shut-off dampers & additional exhaust pipe adapters to fit various vehicle exhaust pipe configurations.

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Boom Systems

Extension booms are common in larger facilities with overhead cranes or high ceilings where traditional style hose drops are not feasible. Ventaire’s heavy-duty booms offer robust construction, available in two different styles.

Our EXB extension booms are typically wall or column mounted and provide the additional length required to reach exhaust pipes in vehicle repair facilities with large maintenance bays.

Commonly packaged with a flexible hose assembly and optional hose storage system, these overhead booms allow for maximum vehicle exhaust extraction coverage throughout the facility vehicle service bays.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Military vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Public works vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Heavy equipment maintenance garages
  • Bus transit maintenance facilities
  • Power sport service centers
  • Vocational Technology Schools

Extension Boom Systems

Ventaire extension booms, model EXB are available in two different configurations – single swivel or double swivel. Each boom is provided with a 180° swivel at the wall/column mounting bracket.

The double swivel extension booms have an additional swivel positioned near the middle of the boom capable of 270° rotation providing for maximum flexibility.

This additional range of motion allows for exhaust extraction in a variety of vehicle exhaust pipe locations. Hose storage options range from hose reels and cable reel balancers to pulley systems.

FEATURES:

  • Heavy-duty reinforced powder coated rectangular steel construction.
  • Single or double swivel to provide maximum flexibility for your application.
  • Universal mounting bracket for sidewall or column mounting locations.
  • Booms available in 5’, 10’, 15’ & 20’ standard lengths. Custom lengths are available.
  • Booms available in 4”, 5”, 6” or 8” diameters. Custom diameters are available.
  • Spiral duct & flexible hose joints provided with each extension boom.
  • Flexible hose provided at each swivel point.
  • Various types & size hose assemblies mounted to boom elbow.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: cable reel balancer or hose reel.

 

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Hoses & Exhaust Pipe Adapters

Capturing and removing vehicle exhaust fumes from any facility associated with a running combustion engine is key to protecting building personnel and indoor air quality. To ensure exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide do not enter the workspace; a source capture exhaust system is the ideal solution for transporting fumes out of the building.

Two key components to properly removing harmful gases is a flexible hose and exhaust pipe adapter. With a wide variety of vehicle types and sizes, Ventaire offers a multitude of different options to meet your source capture vehicle exhaust requirements.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Military vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Public works vehicle maintenance facilities
  • Heavy equipment maintenance garages
  • Bus transit maintenance facilities
  • Power sport service centers
  • Vocational Technology Schools
  • Air force aircraft refueling facilities

Vehicle Exhaust Hoses

MODEL HTN

MODEL HTC

MODEL HSG

MODEL N1

MODEL S12

The most important component of a source capture vehicle exhaust system is the flexible hose. Selecting the appropriate size and temperature rating is key to a functional and efficient system.

Medium temperature hoses are most common for smaller applications such as car dealerships & small engine repair facilities. High-temperature hose construction is common for diesel and larger engine exhaust applications.

For specialty applications such as dynamometer or engine testing that produces sustained high temper exhaust, Ventaire offers hoses with a temperature rating exceeding 2000°F. Contact Ventaire to assist with hose selection and sizing for your specific application.

FEATURES:

  • Fabric, rubber (crush-proof), or steel construction.
  • Fabric hose temperature rating up to + 2000°F.
  • Fabric hose with internal or external steel support helix.
  • UL Flame Retardant Material available for some models.
  • Diameters from 3” up to 18”.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Options: Custom construction, colors, diameters, and lengths.

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Vehicle Exhaust Pipe Adapters

Ventaire offers a wide selection of vehicle exhaust pipe adapters to efficiently capture engine exhaust fumes from any vehicle type. Selecting the appropriate exhaust pipe adapter configuration is very important when designing engine exhaust extraction systems.

Rubber construction is most common for smaller applications such as automobile dealerships and small engine repair facilities. High-temperature applications such as diesel engine maintenance facilities or dynamometer systems require metal construction.

With our custom capabilities, Ventaire can provide vehicle exhaust pipe adapters to fit the most unique exhaust pipe configurations.

FEATURES:

  • Rubber, steel, or aluminum construction.
  • Single exhaust pipe or dual exhaust pipe adapter configurations.
  • Vertical diesel stack or under chassis horizontal exhaust pipes.
  • Options: heat resistant handles, vise grips, hand clamps, dampers, positioning hooks/rods, bumper hook & chain, free-standing base when direct connection to exhaust pipe is not possible or desired.
  • Fully adjustable.

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Self-Storing Underfloor System

Ventaire self-storing floor fixtures are the most common underfloor configuration for underfloor vehicle exhaust systems. The self-storing design offers a sleek design for virtually any vehicle maintenance facility as the ductwork and hose assemblies remain underground and out of sight.

Simply open the fixture door and pull out the required length hose to connect to the vehicle’s exhaust pipe, push the hose back into the ground and close the door. The lay-flat heavy-duty frame and doors can be repeatedly driven over and require almost zero maintenance for years to come.

FEATURES:

  • Heavy-duty reinforced door and frame.
  • Adjustable frame & door height for installation flexibility for pitch concrete floor.
  • Stainless steel and powder-coated steel frames available.
  • Available for hose 3”, 4” 5” & 6” diameter flexible hose assemblies.
  • Boots (elbows) & saddles available in stainless & galvanized steel.
  • Made in the USA.

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Non-disappearing (Plug-in) Underground Vehicle Exhaust Systems

Ventaire non-disappearing/plug-in style floor fixtures offer flexibility with system design requirements that cannot be met with self-storing systems. Non-disappearing underfloor systems are common in applications requiring longer hose assemblies, larger hose diameters & more airflow.

The non-disappearing design offers a sleek design for virtually any vehicle maintenance facility as the ductwork remains underground and out of sight.

Simply open the fixture door and plug in the hose assembly. Once finished, unplug the hose assembly and hang it on the wall. The lay-flat heavy-duty frame and doors can be repeatedly driven over and require almost zero maintenance for years to come.

FEATURES:

  • Heavy-duty reinforced door and frame.
  • Adjustable frame & door height for installation flexibility for pitched concrete floor.
  • Stainless steel and powder-coated steel frames available.
  • Boots (elbows) & saddles available in stainless & galvanized steel.
  • Made in the USA.

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About Ventaire

For nearly 40 years, Ventaire has designed and manufactured source-capture ventilation systems and components for extracting noxious fumes and gases in commercial and industrial applications.

Ventaire holds numerous patents for innovative ventilation components in our industry. We have built a solid reputation across the country for outstanding product quality and service to manufacturing representatives, engineers, contractors, architects, and business owners.

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