These systems are often combined with fume ventilation to prevent the build-up of vehicle exhaust gases in normal day-to-day use of the car park.

 

Enclosed or underground car parks, loading bays, and service areas generally need smoke clearance or smoke control ventilation to assist fire-fighting operations. 

Technologies / products
  • Smoke control systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Cladding and ventilation louvre
  • Shading and daylighting products

These systems are often combined with fume ventilation to prevent the build-up of vehicle exhaust gases in normal day-to-day use of the car park.

 

Smoke clearance or smoke control ventilation systems can provide:

  • day-to-day ventilation to control build-up of vehicle exhaust fumes or spilled fuel when the car park is in general use;

and enable: 

  • a clear means of escape
  • a clear view of the fire to assist fire-fighters 
  • smoke to be cleared from the car park during and after a fire, in order to limit smoke temperatures and structural damage and inhibit smoke spread between floors.

Complete solutions for car parks

Colt offers a complete range of products for car parks. In addition, we can provide complete supply and extract systems tailored to meet the project requirements. These may include ductwork, attenuators, grilles, volume control dampers, shutoff dampers, bends and transitions. We can supply weathered external terminations, including louvres, dampers, turrets, gravity shutters, cowls and motorised ventilators such as the Seefire, Coltlite and Firelight.

Controls and link to fire alarm system

We can also provide a full controls and monitoring system comprising control panels, carbon monoxide (CO) detection, and addressable heat/smoke detection systems, with the potential to be linked to the building’s fire alarm system.

Above ground, architectural effect

Colt also offers a wide range of cladding and louvre products for natural ventilation and architectural effect.

View our Car Park Ventilation leaflet (based on the UK’s codes) for further information regarding the legislation and standards, the design approaches, design tools and equipment options.

The benefits of working with Colt include:

  • We offer a pre-order design service
  • We offer CFD modelling to optimise the design and to prove compliance with legislation
  • We design our schemes to ensure that day-to-day consumption of energy is minimised
  • Our equipment is third party tested and approved
  • We offer an integrated approach as the partner which is responsible for design, delivery, installation, commissioning and good performance of the entire scheme.
  • We have a broad experience and know-how built on a global track record spanning many decades.
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