As a Design Engineer, Hospital Facilities Engineer or Hospital Administrator you should be concerned about the installation location of the transducers for area alarm panels. Why? The long range cost and safety risk aspects of testing will be increased drastically if they are installed above the ceiling.
1. Find the correct ceiling tiles to remove for each alarm
3. In many facilities – erect a HPA or ICRA containment area tent and wear protective gowning and a breathing mask.
If your facility has 20 area alarms, multiply the above additional costs by 20 and then by the number of years the system is installed. These are all additional long-term perpetual costs and safety risks that could have been avoided by simply installing the transducers in the alarm back box or in the zone valve box.
Recognizing this need, we at Tri-Tech Medical invented the E Z Find retro-fit kit and new installation products (shown below) to help facilities lower their costs and improve safety. In addition, it should be noted that the initial installation cost is minimized because the E Z products below eliminate the need to braze fittings (risers & tees) onto the pipeline above the ceiling or in the alarm back box.
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