The City Tower in Koblenz, the Commerzbank tower block, is to be completely refurbished. As part of this, the underground car park will be protected with a Fogtec high-pressure water mist firefighting system.
The number of electric cars is constantly rising and lithium-ion battery fires are still relatively new to the world of firefighting. In underground car parks in particular, the structural conditions pose a complex challenge regarding fighting the fire as well as evacuating people. In enclosed and underground spaces, accessibility to fire sources can be severely impaired due to high temperatures and the spread of smoke gas.
IWMA member Fogtec has gained knowledge as part of the SUVEREN research project, especially in the area of lithium-ion fires. Thus, the company, which is based in Cologne, was able to offer a solution for this specific application. The aim of their concept is to effectively fight a fire and prevent it from spreading.
High-pressure water mist can fight fires quickly and in a targeted manner. The fine but powerful water mist can effectively contain the spread of fires, minimising damage to the surrounding area. In addition, the technology offers increased safety when evacuating people, as the visual obstruction caused by smoke and high temperatures is reduced.
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