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Medical Gas Zone Valve Boxes

Medical Gas Zone Valve Replacement

Medical Gas Zone Valve Replacement Recently, a very unique, challenging and costly medical gas maintenance project was undertaken and completed at Cleveland Clinic. Because many medical gas systems installed in our older buildings are dated, some of the components did not meet current NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities, requirements. In an effort to …

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Medical Gas Supply System

Medical Microbulk Gas Supply – Central Medical Gas Supply System

Medical Microbulk Gas Supply – Central Medical Gas Supply System In these tough economic times, you might be driving by new account opportunities every day! With the right knowledge a distributor’s industrial assets can deliver the same molecule to hospitals and other medical accounts for a boost in sales and an expansion of its customer …

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EZ Backfeed

Remote Locating of Transducers

Remote Locating of Transducers 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. Most of the project drawings …

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Hyperbaric Manifolds

Planned Facility Shutdowns

Planned Facility Shutdowns Praxair Healthcare Services 55 Old Ridgebury Road Danbury, CT 06810 Tel (800) 431-2460       (914) 666-2990 Fax (914) 666-9103 Planning and testing the plan for an oxygen shut-down should be part of a healthcare facility’s program for maintaining the system. The following briefly describes the type and scope of planned shut-downs, and …

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Cylinder Manifolds

Misconceptions About CO2 & N20 Cylinder Manifolds

Misconceptions About CO2 & N2O Cylinder Manifolds You’re probably thinking that the cylinders connected to this manifold are gas, not liquid.  If that’s what you’re thinking, you are incorrect.  Don’t feel bad, most people are not aware that CO2 (carbon dioxide) and N2O (nitrous oxide) cylinders are filled (approximately 70%) with liquid.  Because these cylinders …

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Transducers vs Pressure Switches

Transducers VS Pressure Switches

Transducers VS Pressure Switches Hardly a week passes that we don’t receive a call from a plumbing or electrical contractor, facilities engineer or design engineer wherein they’ve confused transducers and pressure switches.  True, both may be classified as sensors but they are vastly different in their functionality and the information and safety they provide.  So, …

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Liquid X Liquid Manifold

Theory of Operation Liquid X Liquid Manifold

Theory of Operation – LLU Series Manifolds The Liquid X Liquid Manifold system consists of a control unit, and two portable bulk liquid medical gas sources and a bank (minimum of 3 cylinders) of high-pressure cylinders of medical gas.  The two portable bulk (vapor withdrawal) sources alternate between “primary” and “secondary” to provide an uninterrupted …

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