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Passenger Exhaust Filters

Auto Extract System’s passenger exhaust filter should be included as personnel safety equipment for those who work with petrol or diesel engines in cars or small vans. The particle filters are ideal for light-driving styles, for example, when used light driving styles or when vehicles are started or driven indoors on short journeys, e.g. in car showrooms.

Car exhaust pipe filters are relatively inexpensive, can be used on the majority of exhaust pipes and have a >99% filtration efficiency to remove the dust from the exhaust gas, however, they shouldn’t be relied upon as a long term or permanent source of local exhaust ventilation.


Passenger Exhaust Filters Benefits

  • Separates hazardous substances
  • For short distance driving indoors
  • Reduces particles by 99%
  • For cars and light vehicles
  • Use in factories, showrooms, workshops etc.
  • Unaffected by humidity


How do Passenger Car Exhaust Filters Work?

Exhaust filters for cars easily push directly on to the exhaust pipe and are effective as soon as the when the engine's started. They have a filter within the unit to capture particulates after the catalytic converter and diesel particulate filters to help reduce air pollution in the workplace. However, it must be noted that they are unable to filter carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide gases.

Passenger Exhaust Filter Infographic
Passenger Exhaust Filter Infographic

  1. The Capture Nozzle - Easy to fit directly on a vehicle's exhaust pipe and are effective immediately when the engine starts.
  2. Membrane Indicator - Indicator to alert the user when the filter's full of captured particles and needs replacing.
  3. Particulate Filter - Filters are inexpensive, can be used on the majority of exhaust pipes and are over 99% efficient.


What Are Exhaust Particulates?

Particulates, also often known as particulate matter, is a mixture of solid and liquid particles that are suspended in the air. In the example of motor vehicles, the particulates are formed when the car's exhaust system is engaged and the fuel is emitted into the environment. Particulates can be dangerous as they contain several hazardous substances and when inhaled, can cause serious health issues. This is why car exhaust particulate filters are extremely useful and important. Filters help to trap dangerous particles, such as soot, and prevent them from entering the environment.


What Are the Dangers?

Passenger Exhaust Filter - The Dangers
The Dangers


Emissions include over 40 substances that are listed as hazardous air pollutants and 15 of them are listed as carcinogenic to humans. Exhaust fume can either appear as a grey or black smoke, or be invisible.

People can only see particles down to 20 microns. New-generation diesel engines produce 15 to 35 times more smaller particles than old-generation diesel engines.


The Health Benefits

Passenger Exhaust Filters - The Health Benefits
The Health Benefits


Not only are the people who are in the same confined spaces as running engines exposed to the harmful emissions, but as a result of ineffective ventilation, people (such as office workers working in adjacent spaces) are also exposed to the dangers of airborne particles.

We inhale airborne particles without even thinking about it and particles enter our respiratory system and fasten in our lungs.


Short Term Impact

  • Decreases in lung function
  • Increased coughing
  • Laboured breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Asthma

Long Term Impact

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Reduced pulmonary function
  • Lung cancer


The Right Vehicle Exhaust Fume Extraction Solution for Your Needs

At Auto Extract Systems, we can find the right solution for your business to safely remove vehicle exhaust fumes, including carcinogenic diesel fumes from your vehicle maintenance workshop or garage.

We can help specify and design the right LEV system for your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.


A Complete LEV System

To find out more about passenger exhaust filters and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on +44 (0)1942 267444 or click the yellow Request Information button abov


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We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email. 

We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!

This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments. 

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Why Choose Us?

Auto Extract Systems is the UK’s leading Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) company. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.

As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about us here.

Why Work With Us?

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Celebrating 20 Years’ of Service

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Experts Across Multiple Industries

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High Quality LEV Design, Supply & Installation

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Affiliate BOHS Member & Fully Accredited With CHAS, ISO and More!

12 month installations warranty

12 Month Installations Warranty

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