CPD presentation: Car park ventilation

Enclosed or underground car parks normally require ventilation systems to assist firefighting operations. These systems generally also prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide during normal day to day use of the car park.

This presentation covers:

  • An explanation of the basic legislative requirements and how these are achieved using impulse ventilation
  • Application of impulse ventilation, both for carbon monoxide and for smoke clearance or smoke control
  • The advantages of impulse ventilation over traditional ducted extract systems
  • Use of CFD
  • Control systems used: carbon monoxide and heat detection systems
  • How impulse ventilation can be used to control smoke movement, allowing smoke control to be used, as part of a fire strategy, to compensate for the relaxation of other legislative requirements, e.g. travel distances
  • A case history of a particular project where travel distances were relaxed using impulse ventilation designed for smoke control
  • An explanation of how this project was validated using CFD and live fire tests


This presentation is available as a seminar which can be held at your offices at a time to suit you. Usually this is over lunchtime. Each seminar normally lasts around one hour.

Attendees are provided with full supporting documentation and Certificates of Attendance are awarded on completion of the seminar.

To book a seminar at your office, please contact us.

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