The Danger of Exhaust Leaks
Exhaust leaks are a lot more dangerous than some may think. If your exhaust fumes are exiting your exhaust before they’ve had a chance to travel the full length of your tubing, you may be at risk of inhaling them. This is especially true if the leak is near your passenger compartment. Exhaust fumes are a known carcinogen, and as such, inhaling them is extraordinarily bad for you.
How Exhaust Emission Control Systems Work
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
Your DPF is responsible for catching soot and diesel particulate matter. Your DPF is fastened to your exhaust tubing and, as such, must be traversed by diesel exhaust before it can enter the atmosphere. One important thing to note about your DPF is that its storage capacity is finite and, as such, must be cleaned out regularly. We here at Neudorf Enterprises offer this service for heavy-duty vehicles of all kinds.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Catalyst
Your SCR catalyst is responsible for reducing the number of nitrogen oxides that exit your exhaust system. This particular component works by breaking down nitrogen oxides into water, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide. The elements are then dealt with individually. When separated, they are significantly less harmful.
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)
Your heavy-duty vehicle’s DOC is responsible for reducing the amount of carbon monoxide that exits your exhaust tubing. This particular component is usually used alongside both your SCR catalyst and DPF.
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