Underground Parking Garages represent a significant risk of exposure to hazardous materials through vehicle exhaust. Without continuous ventilation, Underground Parking Facilities can see a rapid buildup of toxic chemicals like Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) – which are common byproducts of vehicle exhaust. That’s why an underground parking garage gas detection system is vital.
Underground parking garage ventilation systems help with the detection of Carbon Monoxide or Nitrogen Dioxide. When these toxic fumes are at dangerous levels, they require an immediate increase in ventilation.
Gas Detection and ventilation monitoring are required by building and fire codes for most underground parking areas. Check with your local building and fire codes to see which parking garage ventilation system is necessary for your structure. Make sure that your CO sensors for parking garages are up to code.
As CNG and Propane technologies move forward, there will be additional sensing requirements due to the flammability and explosive potential for these new vehicle fuel sources. Read more about Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)