Jul 14, 2022

Many of us think of the medical gas system as the oxygen that is pumped to patients during a surgery or operation. Interestingly, numerous gases are a part of the average medical gas system. This also includes anesthesia gas, which is a part of the cart in the operating room. Regulated as a drug, medical gas systems sustain life. This essentially means there are numerous restrictions on how to legally use them safely and properly. 

The most commonly used medical gases used in a healthcare facility include oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, medical air, helium, and carbon monoxide. 

Checklist of questions to ask before a medical gas system installation

  1. Is there a blueprint for the existing (and new) system? Blueprints play a crucial role to ensure the most optimized design along with patient safety. In addition, the NFPA design edition must be thoroughly followed. The design planning must also meet the state requirements.

  2. How is the risk assessment done before shutting down the medical gas system? With the successful completion of the assessment, concerned users would become well aware of the project and its potential impact on the patients of the facility. There must be an emergency plan in place in case medical gas systems get affected during the project tenure.

  3. Is there at least twice the estimated gas required to back-feed the system? There must be a few reliable and responsible people for the medical gas back feed.

  4. How exactly temporary is the temporary supply? Do you have a verifiable back feed wherein all the NFPA 99 requirements are being fully met? The master alarm system must be fully operational in case there is an emergency medical gas system shut down.

  5. Are there certified ASSE 6010 installers in place who are performing the project work? They need to have NITC identification to make sure they hold the latest certifications to work towards the betterment of the project. The contractor must ensure the inspection is completely passed.

  6. Is a credible and verifying company working for you? The company’s sole interest must be with your facility and not the contractor.
  7. Will the project be neatly documented when it is fully accomplished? Are the life safety drawings updated? Are there technical specifications and manuals in place to work for the new system components? 

Monitoring Systems and Fail Safes

A monitoring system must be in place to maintain an adequate supply of medical gases. The system should be able to trace the flow of the gas from its origin, right through the numerous outlets the gas passes through. The system must be able to tell you the exact amount of gas that is remaining in the tanks. The systems have to be carefully designed so that the correct female connector can be connected by using pin patterns. 

Choosing Medical Testing Solutions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, MTS has various partnerships with a number of medical gas installation contractors. Each sub contractor employees qualifying ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installers ready to meet your needs.
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: Yes, MTS provides annual medical gas inspections. We provide discounts on Annual Inspections when you sign multi year contracts. 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.
Yes, we can adapt any fittings to the desired hosing for any medical grade gas. High pressure gases such as Nitrogen can also be accommodated.
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: 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.

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