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Car Park Heat & Fume Exhaust Systems

These are specifically designed to control temperature levels and eliminate harmful gases and fumes.

Car park heat and fume exhaust systems play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal environment within enclosed car park areas. These ventilation systems are specifically designed to control temperature levels and eliminate harmful gases and fumes. Typically comprising fans, ductwork, and strategically positioned exhaust outlets throughout the car park, these systems effectively manage air quality.

The primary objective of car park heat exhaust systems is to extract hot air generated by vehicles. This prevents excessive heat accumulation and enhancing the overall comfort and safety of the parking facility. By efficiently removing heat, these systems contribute to maintaining a more pleasant environment for both drivers and pedestrians.

Mechanical Ventilation

In cases where natural ventilation alone is insufficient due to the car park's design, the installation of a mechanical ventilation system becomes necessary. This system operates independently from other ventilation mechanismss. It is specifically engineered to provide a minimum of 10 air changes per hour in the event of a fire. All components employed in these systems must adhere to the rigorous standards. These are outlined in BS EN 12101-3:2015, which ensures compliance with the specification for powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilators.

Additional Considerations

Smoke ventilation systems are designed to provide clear smoke-free access for fire fighters to tackle the seat of the fire or to protect means of escape from the car park. These ventilation systems exceed the requirements of the Building Regulations and are often more complex. They are generally used as compensating features when other requirements of the regulations are not met.

Fume Exhaust Systems

Effective ventilation is essential in car parks to address not only heat build-up but also the accumulation of vehicle exhaust fumes and fuel spills. Car park fume exhaust systems play a crucial role in eliminating harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants, generated by vehicles. By efficiently removing these exhaust gases, these systems ensure and maintain good air quality within the car park, reducing the health risks associated with prolonged exposure to such pollutants. Furthermore, proper air circulation is vital to prevent the formation of stagnant air pockets within the facility.

In the same vein, car park heat and fume exhaust systems operate together as a dual-purpose system, addressing both ventilation needs simultaneously. By controlling temperature levels and removing dangerous gases and fumes, these systems contribute significantly to the safety, comfort, and well-being of car park users. Adequate ventilation ensures a pleasant environment within the parking facility, mitigating health risks and promoting a safer overall experience for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Working with G.S Stothers

At G.S Stothers Smoke Ventilation Specialists, we possess extensive expertise in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of car park heat and fume exhaust systems. Our solutions are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each car park, taking into consideration factors such as design constraints, air change rates, and compliance with relevant regulations. With our commitment to excellence and adherence to industry standards, we ensure the effective removal of heat and harmful substances, promoting a safer and more comfortable car park environment for all users.

By tailoring our systems to the specific requirements of each car park, we prioritise the safety and comfort of users while adhering to relevant regulations and industry standards. With our commitment to delivering high-quality solutions, we create car park environments that promote optimal air quality and enhance the overall experience for all occupants.

The G.S Stothers Facilities Management Department were recently tasked with carrying out reactive works to the underground car park Adelaide Exchange in Belfast.
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