The Importance of Positive Air Shutoff Systems
When you’re out in the field, working hard, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you’re safe. You take precautions, you keep up on your safety checks, and you try your best to ensure that nothing goes wrong. But here in Alberta, where volatile and dangerous gases are everywhere out in the oilfield, there are extra steps that you must take to keep things running smoothly.
While your truck’s engine already has filters in place, they are only there to protect from particles IN the air: dust, bugs, debris, and so on. They’re not enough when it comes down to heavy-duty work sites, with volatile and explosive gases that make up the air – gases that don’t naturally occur in the atmosphere. If you’re running a diesel engine near a source of airborne gases or hydrocarbons, a filter won’t do much...and diesel engines, if allowed to pull in air with such gases, will rev uncontrollably at high levels before blowing up! Obviously, this is something that both you and we alike want to prevent – when this happens, it can be fatal, and such a loss would be even more tragic knowing that it could have been avoided. Even if no one is around to get caught in the blast, such an explosion can ruin vehicles or the surrounding infrastructure permanently, costing thousands (or more) in repairs and replacements. At West Tech Mobile, when it comes to our customers, we want every single one to be safe while they’re on site.
So how can you prevent this catastrophic engine failure? What you need is a device known as a Positive Air Shutoff System. We have looked at and installed many different systems, but one stands out above the rest: it’s called a Shocker PASS, and it’s made right here in Alberta with innovative, cutting-edge technology that is always improving. They are manufactured by our good friends at Headwinds in Camrose, Alberta, and they get the job done like nothing else. Take a look at their website for more information by clicking the "Shocker PASS" logo at the bottom of this blog.
The fact is, whether you have a small pick-up or a giant dump truck – if you have a diesel engine, you must have one of these to be safe on a job site. Whether it’s for welding, heavy operations, transport, towing, or any other heavy-duty job, a Positive Air Shut-off System is required on a diesel vehicle by all the big companies, because they save lives and equipment.
Don’t get left behind by the competition! Call West Tech Mobile today and we would be proud to install a Shocker Positive Air Shutoff System onto your rig. We can be reached at 403-265-5699, or feel free to come down to our shop at 22-5555 51 Ave SE, in Calgary’s industrial area. Our goal is to keep your vehicles going and your workplace safe, and it’s a goal that we take very seriously.