Geovent has delivered a special solution consisting of an extraction hood with electric hoist for train exhaust gases.
At DSB (The Danish National rail company) they had a challenge with exhaust gas from their diesel locomotives. The hoods, they were using were not working properly, which resulted in exhaust gas polluting the air in the garage. The airflow was too low and the hood was not designed to do the job properly.
MOE Engineers contacted Geovent to get advice and help, in order to find the right solutions. Geovent offered 24 electrical controlled hoods, with motorized telescopic function, designed to extract diesel fumes. It means, when the train drives into the maintenance garage, the hoods are automatically lowered to a position right above the exhaust pipe of the train and all gas is extracted effectively. When the staff is done servicing the train, the hoods are automatically raised and the train can leave the garage.
This solution was approved by MOE Engineers and the project was an open tender and E. Klink won the job. At first, a prototype was installed and tested, why after a few corrections, production and installation could begin.
During the process, there has been an open and positive dialog between all parties, which has ended up with an excellent result and a pleased customer.
Ones again, an example, that Geovent is not only good at standard solutions, but also capable of solving special requests.