Discussion:
Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Are their concerns with CO levels with lp forklifts operating in a small 8500 sq ft warehouse when dock doors won't always be open during the winter? I believe that Toyota 5k lifts' CO emission are 20.8 g/kW-hr, almost 2 times it's competitors.
  • Posted 13 Dec 2020 14:27
  • Discussion started by Wayne_G
  • Georgia, United States
Wayne
Showing items 1 - 5 of 5 results.
The air exchange system in the building has a lot to do with the total CO concentration in any building too plus other sources of CO emission.
Hard to believe that any brand of lift has twice as much as another brand as they all must comply to the same Tier standards - can't recall seeing this info on a spec. But right now right now many popular Toyota LP lifts shipped have zero emissions - they are all in dry dock last I heard.
  • Posted 29 Oct 2021 08:51
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
IC truck emissions should always be a concern for companies that run IC trucks indoors on a consistent basis. It is up to the customer to make sure they monitor the CO levels and keep their machines maintained to insure the CO levels are kept to an acceptable level. Proper building ventilation is also a factor.
As for as which brand lift has more CO emissions versus another? As i said previously, it all depends on the maintenance and the consistency of monitoring the trucks emissions and making sure they are tuned up and CO levels kept down to a minimum. Sure, if there is a real concern about CO emissions then install CO detectors to monitor this throughout the areas effected.
  • Posted 28 Oct 2021 21:40
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com
read and become enlightened. Found this info in less than 2 minutes via a Goggle search. The last I knew Canada adopts many of the OSHA regulations but has a hard time getting Lord Stanley's Cup North of the US border - 1993 last time as I recall - but we still appreciate having Gordie Howe in Hockey-town USA - grew up in the Motown area where we drive SOUTH to get to Canada. Ciao!
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/carbon-monoxides-impact-indoor-air-quality
https://www.homedepot.com/p/UEi-Test-Instruments-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-with-Alarm-CO71A/306091460?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US&&mtc=Shopping-B-F_D27L-G-D27L-027_005_FIRE_SAFETY-NA-NA-Feed-SMART-NA-NA-SAFETY_SECURITY_FireSafety_New_Engen&cm_mmc=Shopping-B-F_D27L-G-D27L-027_005_FIRE_SAFETY-NA-NA-Feed-SMART-NA-NA-SAFETY_SECURITY_FireSafety_New_Engen-71700000082263410-58700006984682162-92700062875449987&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjLPS8Nfs8wIVxaeGCh20pQD5EAQYBCABEgKAFfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  • Posted 28 Oct 2021 19:33
  • Modified 28 Oct 2021 19:56 by poster
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
No Idea about the CO level
  • Posted 28 Sep 2021 22:02
  • Reply by Rechird_S
  • Ontario, Canada
Here is what OSHA states
"OSHA PEL] The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for carbon monoxide is 50 parts per million (ppm) parts of air (55 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m(3))) as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) concentration [29 CFR Table Z-1].Oct 22, 2020"

In a nut shell having a sufficient building air exchange system can help business to be in compliance no matter what the forklift lift CO out put.

Of course, all forklifts must comply to the same emissions EPA standards Tier II, III, IV since the early 2000s depending on the year of manufacture.
  • Posted 16 Jan 2021 23:16
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"

Having trouble using the Discussion Forums? Contact us for help.

Forkliftaction.com accepts no responsibility for forum content and requires forum participants to adhere to the rules. Click here for more information.

Frimley, United Kingdom Hyster has launched its new A Series forklift series, with the H2.0-3.5A internal combustion models now available.  The newly released models replace the Hyster Fortens and XT lift trucks...
Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States While many forklift brands are having to cope with 12- to 18-month delays in getting new trucks to customers, Big Joe claims to have plenty of stock ready to...

Forklift Diaries

Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

Next Editorial Features

MH MANUFACTURERS IN EUROPE - 12th May
SAFETY INNOVATIONS - June
United Kingdom Bobcat has become the latest manufacturer to step up its used equipment sales, with the launch of Bobcat Certified, the company’s new certified pre-owned program. Following a successful pilot...
Auckland, New Zealand Jungheinrich has acquired Industrial Truck Sales New Zealand Forklifts (ITS Forklifts) and established its 41st sales unit in New Zealand. The company will distribute its entire portfolio through the...

Forklift Diaries

Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

Next Editorial Features

MH MANUFACTURERS IN EUROPE - 12th May
SAFETY INNOVATIONS - June
Slough, United Kingdom Toyota Material Handling has announced two further additions to the BT Reflex reach truck range in the United Kingdom. Following the recent updates to the R, E and O-series...
Las Vegas, NV, United States Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a forklift driver died. The incident, which occurred at a warehouse, involved the accidental flipping of a forklift. OSHA investigators...

Forklift Diaries

Oil and sweat: a forklift technician's tale
Joe Zamora
Every challenge presents a learning opportunity for J.V. Equipment forklift technician Joe Zamora of Edinburg, Texas. He talks about his journey in materials handling so far.

Next Editorial Features

MH MANUFACTURERS IN EUROPE - 12th May
SAFETY INNOVATIONS - June