As hospitals begin building new preparedness plans and preparing for potential patient surges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical oxygen and gas manufacturers are feeling the pressure, and engineers are working around the clock to develop custom systems to fit the needs of each hospital. MTS is working with 14 manufacturers to meet these demands, and have already developed custom medical oxygen systems for portable and modular emergency shelters.
A Medical Gas Certification (Also called a medical gas verification) is an NFPA required inspection and approval of newly installed medical gas delivery systems. All newly in installed medical gas pipeline and equipment must be certified by an ASSE 6030 before use.
Answer: Per NFPA guidelines, it is a requirement for any facilities using medical grade gases for the purpose of human consumption to have their gas delivery systems inspected by and ASSE 6040. Read more about Medical Gas Inspections Here.
Answer: The Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board issues medical gas piping certification to medical gas system installers who possess valid certification from the National Inspection Testing Certification Corporation or NITC. Certification from other organizations may be considered with approval of the board.
The requirements for a board-issued medical gas piping certification are as follows:
Must submit an application either online or via the paper application;
Pay the medical gas piping certification fee;
Must be at least 18 years old;
Must show proof of NITC certification or a board-approved equivalent certification, including proof of current brazing qualification.
Yes, Those items for shipment to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country (“Import Fees”). The recipient of the shipment is the importer of record in the destination country and is responsible for all Import Fees. With respect to each item for which Import Fees have been calculated, you authorize Export or Merchant (as applicable) to designate a carrier (“Designated Carrier”) to act as your agent with the relevant customs and tax authorities in the destination country, to clear your merchandise, process and remit your actual Import Fees for such item. “Import Fees Deposit” represents an estimate of the Import Fees that will be levied on the items in your order for shipment to countries outside of the U.S. By placing your order, you agree to allow Export and/or Merchant (as applicable) to collect the Import Fees Deposit for the applicable items in your order. This deposit will be used, on your behalf, to reimburse the Designated Carriers for the import fees that they have paid on your behalf to the appropriate authorities of the destination country.
Answer: A Medical Gas Inspection refers to the inspection of medical gas delivery systems on an annual basis. This includes the inspection of all medical gas pipeline and equipment that make up the gas delivery system. NFPA guidelines requires that you receive inspections from a certified ASSE 6040 medical gas inspector at least once per year. Read more about Annual Medical Gas Inspections Here.
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