Carbon Monoxide Detector

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Redline Detection says its new HD PowerSmoke leak detection system ensures the safety of truck drivers by eliminating the threat of toxic carbon monoxide fumes entering the cab. In trucks where leak detection is not in use, the odorless and tasteless gas escapes through undetected leaks in the exhaust system into the cab. Traditionally, visual inspection has been the technician’s only choice for detecting these leaks until now.

Redline's HD PowerSmoke detects carbon monoxideHD PowerSmoke is said to be the only diagnostic machine in the heavy-duty market that can, in a single 10-minute procedure, reliably detect any boosted intake or exhaust leak, pinpoint its exact location, and precisely identify failing components.

HD PowerSmoke has been named mandatory/essential equipment by several OEMs.

It’s specifically engineered to apply the precise pressure and volume of vapor needed to test the integrity of HD intake and exhaust systems in one quick procedure, with the engine safely off. Redline’s patent-pending PowerSmoke Adaptors expand to seal off most every intake or exhaust system with every brand of heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

By generating variable vapor pressure from 2 to 20 psi, HD PowerSmoke allows technicians to vary flow as different types and sizes of leaks will be easily visible at different pressures. It creates a dense, long-hanging, and easily visible vapor without the use of dyes or other contaminants. Many OEMs prohibit the use of dyes in diagnostic testing as they may coat critical sensors and void warranties; once injected, dyes can never be fully removed from the system. HD PowerSmoke’s OEM-mandated vapor-producing fluid is said to be safe for technicians, safe for vehicle engines, and safe for the environment, the company says.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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