Annual Medical Gas Testing is a very critical process that involves more than what meets the eye. Most evidently, all outlets in critical care areas – including but not limited to ICU’s, CCU’s, NICU’s, Surgery, Recovery and ER’s – are audited for their flow, pressure and vacuum, and any damage and wear. They are also checked for proper labeling, in accordance with NFPA 99 guidelines.
Additionally, bulk liquid systems are tested, in regards to the operation of the reserve, and activation of reserve-in-use signal, so that the facility maintains accurate knowledge of any systems that may require attention. Switches on the bulk medical gas system are also examined, so that the proper level is monitored for activation. Maintenance and frequent testing of the bulk medical gas system in conjunction with the bulk medical gas supplier is also verified.
The gas and liquid manifolds are tested for the operation of the changeover for its secondary supply, as well as the function of the switch for reserve-in-use alarm. Medical gas master alarms for all source equipment are physically tested at each alarm location so if and when a system failure occurs you know about it before it’s too late. Medical Air compressors and medical vacuum systems are tested for proper operation as per manufacturer recommendations.
Dew point and CO monitors are calibrated and their operation is tested. The annual testing process is an in-depth look at your facility, to make sure that all important aspects of your facility are maintained and in working order to lessen liability and increase patient and staff safety.
With Scales Medical, we inspect, test, and prepare a thorough report for your facility to have on hand for immediate reference. It is fully organized with a table of contents, and tabs for you to quickly locate each area of the report. When we find any deficiencies within your facility, we provide you with an immediate report of our findings in person so that you are able to remedy any issues that require attention. We will also work with you to correct any deficiencies during the testing so we don’t disturb patients any more than necessary.
As a Scales Medical customer, you can rest assured that your facility has been inspected and tested by credentialed medical gas technicians, in regards to NFPA 99 standards and other applicable code requirements.
For over 45 years, Scales remains the acknowledged leader in the design, installation, sale, and service of complete industrial compressed air solutions and advanced industrial technologies that work to reduce energy costs while increasing productivity, reliability and profitability.