Cut car park energy consumption in half with gas detection

The energy savings made by installing gas monitoring systems in underground and multi-storey car parks can save operators thousands of dollars and reduce their carbon footprint.

Austech installed a Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas monitoring system in an underground multi-storey car park in Sydney.

Designed in accordance with AS1668.1 the installation of CO gas monitoring means fans are not required to run 24/7 instead they can be automatically switched on and run only when needed. Since installation, this system has reduced energy consumption of the car park ventilation fans by more than 50%.

The system comprised of 34 Austech CO gas sensors and a rack mounted controller connected to the fans Variable Speed Drives. As part of a recent system upgrade, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system was supplied. The system provides real time remote view of the gas values on the monitor in the control room and also provides data logging functionality. The system is expandable and easily configurable for future growth.

Austech’s CO gas detectors are affordable, robust devices specifically designed for use in car park systems.