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7 Engine Exhaust Safety Precautions You Must Observe



7 Engine Exhaust Safety Precautions You Must Observe

Engine Exhaust Safety Precautions

An exhaust system is usually piping used to guide reaction exhaust gases away from a controlled combustion inside an engine.
The entire system conveys burnt gases from the engine and includes one or more exhaust pipes. The fume coming out from your vehicle’s engine is not good for human health and you should be careful at all time to avoid inhaling it.

In a bid to avoid inhaling this fume that is dangerous to human health, we came up with these safety precautions you must observe.

Below are the 7 Engine Exhaust Safety Precautions You Must Observe

1. Avoid inhaling the engine exhaust. It contains carbon monoxide, which is a colourless and odourless gas. It can cause unconsciousness or even death.

2. Make sure the exhaust system has no holes or loose connections. The system should be checked from time to time. If you hit something, or notice a change in the sound of the exhaust, have the system checked immediately.

3.Do not run the engine in a garage or enclosed area except for the time needed to drive the vehicle in or out. he exhaust gases cannot escape, making this a particularly dangerous situation.

4. Do not remain for a long time in a parked vehicle with the engine running. If it’s unavoidable, however, do so only in an unconfined are and adjust the heating or cooling system to force outside air into the vehicle.

5. Keep the trunk lid closed while driving. An open or unsealed trunk lid may cause exhaust gases to be drawn into the vehicle.

6. To allow proper operation of your vehicle’s ventilation system, keep the inlet grilles in front of the windshield clear of debris and other obstructions  like leaves.

7. If you smell exhaust fumes in the vehicle, open the windows and close the trunk lid to ensure plenty of fresh air enters the vehicle. If you can smell exhaust fumes even though there are no other vehicles in the surrounding area, have your vehicle checked by a professional . Continued inhalation of exhaust fumes can lead to death by gas poisoning.

In a nutshell, exposures to both diesel and gasoline exhaust emission must be minimized because vehicle exhaust fumes are carcinogenic.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.