Every Robotic Parking System design includes fire alarms and sprinkler systems to ensure that the automated parking garage is fire-safe and protected. This design is based on the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 2011 Edition of “NFPA 88A: Standard for Parking Structures” which includes for the first time automated parking structures. (See the blog on NFPA 88A at http://wp.me/pK0hr-3T).
In fact, the CEO of Robotic Parking Systems is a member of the NFPA Garage and Parking Structures Committee and was instrumental in getting automated parking garages recognized in this key international code.
Robotic Parking Systems use an aspirating smoke detection system which draws a sample of air through a network of pipes and evaluates the sample to detect smoke in specific areas of the system. This is then reported on an addressable panel as the picture shows below. Aspirating smoke detectors are highly sensitive, and can detect smoke before it is even visible to the human eye.
Fire Fighting and Sprinkler Systems
A comprehensive sprinkler system conforming to NFPA 88A regulations is incorporated in every Robotic Parking System.
If needed based on local water supplies, a water tank is added to the design to ensure immediate access to a large volume of water necessary to address any fires.
A jockey pump pulls water into the fire fighting system from a public water supply or tank, etc.
Fire pumps force water through the pipes to the sprinklers.
Three highly sensitive and quick response sprinkler heads are used to cover every two parking slots in the steel racking system providing protection for vehicles and the automated parking garage.