Co sensors for parking garages
With the continuous acceleration of urbanization, the construction of underground parking lots is becoming more and more popular. However, carbon monoxide (CO) leakage incidents in underground parking lots occur from time to time, which poses a serious threat to the safety of vehicles and personnel. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of the underground parking lot, it is particularly necessary to install a CO sensor alarm system.
The system consists of sensors, controllers, alarms and displays. The sensor is the core component of the system, which can detect the carbon monoxide concentration in the garage and transmit the detection result to the controller. The controller analyzes the sensor data through the internal algorithm, and determines whether to trigger the alarm signal according to the preset alarm threshold. The alarm and the display are respectively used to send out an alarm sound and display the current concentration value and alarm information, so as to remind the personnel and management personnel in the garage to take countermeasures in time.
Carbon monoxide hazards
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas, and due to its imperceptible nature, it is difficult to detect its presence in time. In the underground parking lot, the exhaust gas generated by the fuel combustion of vehicles and the poor exhaust system of the parking lot will cause the concentration of carbon monoxide to gradually increase. After exceeding the safe range, it will cause harm to the human body and even endanger life. Therefore, it is very necessary to install co sensors for parking garages concentration alarm system.
How to install Co sensors for parking garages
Determine the installation location: According to the layout and usage of the parking lot, choose a suitable location to install the CO sensor. In general, it is recommended to install the sensor in areas where CO accumulation may occur in the garage, such as vehicle parking areas, near entrances and exits, and around ventilation equipment.
Installation height: Install the sensor at a height of about 1.5-1.8 meters (5-6 feet) from the ground so that it can accurately measure the change of CO concentration in the human breathing area.
Avoid blocking: Make sure that the installation location of the sensor is not blocked by objects or obstacles so that the air can circulate freely and the sensor can accurately sense changes in CO concentration.
Connect power supply and communication: According to the requirements of the sensor, connect the power supply and communication lines of the sensor. This may involve connecting sensors to power and monitoring systems.
Test and Calibration: After installation, test and calibrate the sensor. This includes ensuring the accuracy of sensors, proper functioning of alarm functions, and stable connections to monitoring systems.
Set alarms and responses: Set alarm thresholds for CO sensors according to manufacturer’s guidelines and local regulations. Make sure that the sensor can send out an alarm when the CO concentration exceeds the safe threshold, and carry out linkage control with the garage’s alarm system and ventilation system.
Other applications of Co sensors for parking garages:
Household CO Alarm: The CO sensor can be used in the home CO alarm to detect the indoor carbon monoxide concentration and send an alarm when it reaches a dangerous level to protect the life safety of family members.
Industrial safety: CO sensors can be used in factories, mines and other industrial places to detect indoor carbon monoxide concentration and send an alarm when it is at a dangerous level to protect workers’ lives.
Vehicle exhaust detection: CO sensors can be used in vehicle exhaust detection to detect the concentration of carbon monoxide emitted by vehicles to ensure that vehicle emissions meet national and regional standards.
Building safety: CO sensors can be used in underground garages, elevator shafts and other areas of large buildings to detect carbon monoxide concentrations and trigger alarms when dangerous levels are reached to protect people’s lives.