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The AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System

Frequently Asked Questions

  » Is AIRVAC 911® a FEMA “Fire Act” approved system?
  » Can I amend my current FEMA Fire Act Grant to use the AIRVAC 911® System?
  » Is the AIRVAC 911® System affordable?
  » Does the AIRVAC 911® System meet 2007 edition of NFPA 1500 -9.1.6/OSHA Guidelines?
  » What is the Warranty on the AIRVAC 911® System?
  » How efficient is the AIRVAC 911® System?
  » Installation: is it a lengthy and costly process?
  » How long will my filters last?
  » How do I know when it is time to change my filters?
  » Does the AIRVAC 911® System duct & exhaust to the outdoor environment?
  » Does the system remove gases?
  » How are the dimensions the AIRVAC 911® unit?
  » GSA contract?
  » Made in the U.S.A.?

Is AIRVAC 911® a FEMA “Fire Act” approved system? Yes. The AIRVAC 911® System is a compliant exhaust removal system under the FEMA Grant Program “Fire Operations and FireFighters Safety” Activity: c) Modifications to fire stations and facilities.

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Can I amend my current FEMA Fire Act Grant to use the AIRVAC 911® System? Yes you can! In fact, amending the grant is VERY easy to do. As a result, we can save you tens of thousands of dollars on a completely installed AIRVAC 911® System AND all of the “excess funds can be used to create or expand a fire prevention program”

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Is the AIRVAC 911® System affordable? YES! A Complete AIRVAC 911® System for your entire apparatus area will initially cost 1/3 that of a hose or canister system.

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Does the AIRVAC 911® System meet 2012 edition of NFPA 1500 -9.1.6/OSHA Guidelines? YES, due to our ability to remove gases and particulate AUTOMATICALLY, 100% of the time, (e.g. engine exhaust backwash) the AIRVAC 911® System is more efficient over a 24 hour period than other products on the market.

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What is the Warranty on the AIRVAC 911® System? FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY on each AIRVAC 911® unit. Regardless of who does the installation, an AIRVAC Technician or if the installation is done “in house” does not affect the warranty.

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How efficient is the AIRVAC 911® System? Each unit contains a “4-stage” filter pack. The heart of our filter bank is the 99.97% Efficient (1st pass) H.E.P.A. filter and respirator grade carbon filters.

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Installation: is it a lengthy and costly process? Installation is simple and can be performed by an AIRVAC 911® technician or a local electrician. Units are ceiling hung via chain or threaded rod. We do not require any structural changes to your station (e.g. holes in the wall or additional ceiling supports). Units are mounted in between bays, thus eliminating any interference with vehicle movement. Power is then supplied to each unit's location (110/220 Volt), with a switch leg running back to our “Smart Timer.” All you have to do is make the Low Voltage connections for the activation devices and you’re ready to go. It's that easy.

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How long will my filters last? The life of the filter pack is dependent upon the activity level of the station (ave. no. runs per year). We will be able to give you an approximate filter life expectancy upon receiving your “FREE Quotation” form.

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How do I know when it is time to change my filters? A highly visible Dwyer filter gauge on the unit indicates when the filters require replacement.

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Does the AIRVAC 911® System duct & exhaust to the outdoor environment? NO! Each unit is 100% Self Contained. NO heating or cooling loss. NO exhausting of polluted air to the outdoor environment in violation of EPA guidelines.

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Does the system remove gases? Yes, each unit is installed with 30 lbs. +/- of chemically treated carbon specifically formulated to remove diesel exhaust gases.

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How are the dimensions the AIRVAC 911® unit? Each unit is 26" wide X 25" deep X 29" high, with an approximate weight of 180 lbs. All units hang from the ceiling and do not interfere with daily activity. We have designed the units to be compact and non-obstructive.

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GSA contract? YES, Air Vacuum Corporation is a fully registered company with the US Government. Please contact a sales representative for our contract number and a list of government and military installations.

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Made in the U.S.A.? Yes, Air Vacuum Corporation is a registered Corporation within the United States (New Hampshire) and all products are fully manufactured and assembled within the USA to the highest quality standards.

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“As an ambulance service,
we value having clean
equipment and vehicles for
our patients as well. The air
in our vehicle bay actually feels better and smells better!”
– Administrator
White River Valley Ambulance, Inc.
Bethel, VT