SENER ENGINEERING HAS DEVELOPED RESPIRA®, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) SYSTEM TO REGULATE THE VENTILATION OF LARGE COMPLEX AND CONNECTED SPACES, ESPECIALLY IN SUBWAY INFRASTRUCTURES SUCH AS METROS.
RESPIRA® predicts the environmental conditions inside the stations and efficiently controls all the ventilation equipment distributed in the network in a centralised manner, which makes it possible to establish the optimum ventilation strategy for each of the metro lines. The system takes into account the thermal sensation of passengers and workers by means of comfort indexes, as well as various criteria and variables, such as temperature, humidity, air quality inside the stations and the electrical consumption of the ventilation. With these data, it implements a dynamic algorithm for predicting environmental conditions inside the stations.
Therefore, RESPIRA® makes it possible to improve the comfort of passengers and workers in a metro network, as well as optimising energy consumption, which contributes to reducing the carbon footprint. Likewise, thanks to greater air renewal, RESPIRA® allows the risk of microorganism proliferation to be reduced, as in the case of covid-19.
RESPIRA® is already implemented in the Barcelona Metro network, thanks to a collaboration agreement between SENER and Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona (FMB). The system can be quickly implemented in large infrastructures or complex spaces such as metro networks, airports, shopping centers or sports centers.