Automated fire protection for car parks
Fires involving electric vehicles are rare. But when a fire does occur, it is difficult to extinguish.
In enclosed car parks or buildings, special protective measures must be devised to minimise damage to the building fabric in the event of a fire and to protect the surrounding area from the enormous heat and toxic smoke.
Introducing ecell-guard – the first automated fire protection system for electric cars.
Detect heat or smoke, trigger the alarm, activate the protection system, alert the fire brigade – all this happens automatically and without human intervention. Within seconds.
Surrounding cars, people and objects are protected and the risk to the building structure, for example in a fire in a multi-storey car park, is minimised.
ecell-guard – system of 3 components
The ecell-guard system operates in three stages. The components are certified and optimally matched to each other.
The special feature: ecell-guard is equipped with rechargeable batteries and thus works reliably even if the power fails.
The VLITEX fire blanket withstands temperatures of up to 1,000 °C, and even 1,300 °C for short periods, making it suitable for containing fires in lithium-ion batteries.
One security system with wall cassette for each parking space, one fire alarm system for a maximum of 30 systems – ecell-guard can be used to secure parking garages, underground parking spaces, but also private garages.
This is how the ecell-guard works with the VLITEX fire barrier blanket
The ecell-guard can also be installed in your private garage. The minimum dimensions of the parking lot of LWH 5 x 2.5 x 2 m apply.
The ecell-guard requires a 230 V connection. To ensure that the system works even in the event of a power failure, it is equipped with a buffer battery (16 A fuse). This is sufficient for alarming and triggering the pull-out mechanism.
The system includes spacers that ensure the correct positioning of the vehicle.
Each parking space requires its own wall cassette. The fire alarm system can manage up to 30 bays.
When triggering, no persons should be in the dropping area of the blanket. Audible and visual warning signals clearly indicate impending tripping. In addition, highly visible signs should be posted asking people to leave the danger area when the alarm sounds.
What are the advantages of ECELL GUARD compared to the conventional use of fire containment blankets?
The ECELL GUARD continuously monitors the parking space to be protected – even without the personal presence of personnel. It reacts quickly in the event of a fire and places the fire blanket over the affected vehicle within a few seconds.
Without ECELL GUARD: Two people are normally required to overlay a fire blanket. In addition, the cramped conditions in a parking garage make it difficult to act quickly.
We have tried it – the fire blanket sinks gently on the vehicle and no damage is expected. Nevertheless, the probability of false triggering is low. However, if this does occur, we recommend that you do not pull the blanket off the vehicle on your own, as this can actually cause drag marks.
Data & Dimensions
Minimum dimensions parking lot
Height: 2.0 m
Width: 2.5 m
Length: 5.0 m
Dimensions wall cassette
Length: 2.48 m
Height: 0.49 m
Depth: 0.39 m
Weight wall cassette (incl. ceiling)
approx. 146 kg
VdS certification for all components of the fire alarm system (BMA, detectors, signaling equipment, etc.)
230 V connection, 16A fuse (for buffer battery)