Tri-Tech Med Touch Series Medical Gas Alarm Panel: Installation and Maintenance Guide

Introduction

The Tri-Tech Med Touch Series Medical Gas Alarm Panels are essential for monitoring and maintaining medical gas systems in healthcare facilities. Designed to ensure safety and compliance with NFPA 99 standards, these panels provide real-time monitoring and alert capabilities for up to 16 medical gases. This blog post will guide dealers, installers, and healthcare facility engineers through the key features, installation process, and maintenance tips for the Med Touch Series Alarm Panels.

Key Features and Benefits

  1. Digital Monitoring: This device displays gas pressure in 1 psi increments and monitors up to 128 remote medical gas source signals.
  2. Alarm Conditions: This feature provides alarm notifications for up to 16 medical gases, ensuring compliance with the latest NFPA 99 standards.
  3. User-Friendly Interface: Features a 2.85″ LCD touchscreen for easy programming and real-time status updates.
  4. Emergency Preparedness: Allows customized emergency instructions to be displayed during alarm conditions.
  5. Advanced Connectivity: Options for Ethernet and BACnet modules for remote monitoring and integration with building management systems.
  6. Durability and Warranty: Come with five-year parts and a one-year labor-limited warranty.
Med Touch Series Medical Gas Alarm

Installation Process

  1. Rough-In Box Installation
    • Location and Mounting: Based on the building plans, determine the installation location. Securely mount the rough-in box, ensuring it is flush with or just below the finished wall surface.
    • Wiring: Route wires through the power supply conduit and connect the 120 or 240 VAC facility emergency power source to the terminal strip in the rough-in box. Ensure separate conduits for low—and high-voltage wires.
  1. Installing Risers and Transducers
    • Riser Installation: Install the riser extension tubes at the top of the back box, connecting them to the gas piping system using nitrogen purge and silver brazing joints.
    • Transducer Installation: Connect non-remote transducers to the appropriate riser extension tubes. For remote transducers, ensure they are mounted securely and connected via standard 18 gauge stranded twisted pair wire.
  1. Alarm Front Panel Installation
    • Hinges and Front Panel: Install hinges on the lower front edge of the rough-in box. Attach the front panel to the hinges and connect the wiring harness to the power supply and circuit board.
    • Ground and Power Connection: Secure the ground wire and plug connector, then replace the power supply cover and plaster cover to protect the unit during wall finishing.
  1. Connecting Transducers and Remote Devices
    • Wiring Connections: Connect transducer wires to the appropriate gas board terminals. Ensure proper polarity and secure connections for remote signal devices and 4-20mA transmitters.
    • Testing and Power On: After all connections are made, restore power to the alarm panel and verify the green power LED is illuminated. Pressurize the piping system to normal operating pressures and confirm the alarm displays function correctly.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular Testing: Perform routine tests by pressing the Test button to ensure all LEDs and buzzers are operational.
  • Alarm History: Utilize the Last Event History feature to review and clear previous alarm conditions.
  • Set Points and Calibration: Regularly check and adjust high and low alarm pressure set points and calibrate the digital pressure readings as necessary.
  • Software Updates: Keep the alarm panel’s software up to date, especially if using Ethernet or BACnet modules for remote monitoring.

Conclusion

The Tri-Tech Med Touch Series Alarm Panels are robust, user-friendly, and essential for maintaining the safety and compliance of medical gas systems in healthcare facilities. Proper installation and regular maintenance are crucial for optimal performance. For more detailed instructions and support, refer to the product manual or contact Tri-Tech Medical’s customer service.

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By following these guidelines, dealers, installers, and engineers can ensure the reliable operation of the Med Touch Series Medical Gas Alarm Panels, providing peace of mind in critical healthcare environments.

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Hello, I'm Ken Coffman, a member of the Engineering team at Tri-Tech Medical, Inc. Based in Avon, Ohio, I've forged a career steeped in a passion for technology, with a skill set as broad as it is deep. I hold several esteemed certifications, including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+. Additionally, I am a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and a Sage 100/300 Systems Administrator. Alongside these, I am also a VMware Technical Solutions Professional and have achieved various Microsoft Virtual Academy Accreditations, such as Core Solutions of Exchange Server, Exchange Cutover Migrations, Troubleshooting Windows, and Sysinternals for IT Pros. These accolades reflect my commitment to continual learning and mastering the complexities of IT systems administration.

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