REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL GAS MAINTENANCE

  NFPA 99 requirements for medical gas system maintenance has always been a gray area. There had been recommendations in appendix C, but they were not actually part of the requirements. It wasn’t until 2012 that the NFPA 99 actually included maintenance requirements for equipment and for people who perform maintenance. Inventory requirements, inspection schedules,…

BAD INSTALLATION VS GREAT INSTALLATION

Remember when designing an installation, a minimum of three feet of clearance on each side of any major component is optimal for ventilation and maintenance. Additionally, equipment should be positioned so that heated ventilation discharge air does not blow toward any equipment sensitive to an increase in ambient temperature. Bad Installation: The discharge of the compressor blows…