Redline Detection releases truck and bus exhaust leak detector

Redline Detection releases truck exhaust leak detector

Redline Detection released its HD PowerSmoke, a diagnostic machine that ensures the safety of truck drivers by eliminating the threat of toxic carbon monoxide fumes entering the cabin.

According to the company, HD PowerSmoke is the only diagnostic machine in the heavy-duty market that can, in a single 10-minute procedure, detect any boosted intake or exhaust leak, pinpoint its exact location and precisely identify failing components. With this new technology, fleets can be assured there are no exhaust leaks and ensure that driver cabin/passenger compartments are fully sealed, affording a double layer of safety protection, said Redline Detection.

“HD PowerSmoke was recently named essential equipment for several fleets. And as soon as these technicians saw HD PowerSmoke in action, they immediately recognized it is the only way to ensure that the driver and the passengers in their vehicles will not be exposed to fumes or carbon monoxide in the cabin, a rising concern among many fleet operators,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “With Redline’s new HD PowerSmoke technology, fleet operators can focus on their business at hand, knowing the driver cabin/passenger compartments have been scanned for exhaust leaks and are fully sealed, and be confident that they have eliminated the associated liability from these leaks.”

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

By generating variable vapor pressure from two to 20 PSI, HD PowerSmoke gives heavy-duty technicians the ability to vary flow as different types and sizes of leaks will be visible at different pressures. HD PowerSmoke 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 safe for technicians, safe for vehicle engines and safe for the environment.

HD PowerSmoke has been named mandatory/essential equipment by several OEMs, said Redline Detection. In response, the company will expand its manufacturing capacity to meet the steeply increasing demand.

To learn more about Redline Detection and its products, visit

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