When it comes medical gas and vacuum equipment and the entire system, it is essential to keep in mind that problems can arise if you do not do the right things. Usually, medical gas systems work pretty well. However, in some cases, they can experience certain issues. It is best to hire a fully licensed company that is trained and experienced in offering medical gas services such as medical gas system installation, maintenance, inspection, and verification. With the help of such companies, your medical gas system will continue to work well. In this blog, we will tell you some common problems that occur in medical gas and vacuum system. What are those problems? Let’s find out.
Leakage Issue In Outlets And Inlets
As you might be aware, oxygen, instrument air, Medair, and Nitrogen are all pressurized gases. These gases moved to the OR from the house system. And as for exotic gases such as CO2 and anesthesia, they are pumped from cylinders close to the operating theater. Normally, it requires some pushing to plug into a pressurized outlet. After getting attached, you need to make sure there is no hissing sound or cool breeze coming out from the connections. You need to check this because outlets that leak in the OR or in the pipeline circuit can bring down pressures. When that happens, the chemicals needed may still get supplied, but it can cause problems in sensitive anesthesia equipment. And as for outlets and their seals, it’s been found that if you plug and unplug them repeatedly, they can wear out prematurely. Often leakage issues can be solved quickly if the staff observing the service line knows how a solid connection sounds and feels like.
Alarms Going Off Without Any Reason
Alarms are an essential part of the medical gas system. They are present everywhere in the system and help ensure safety of both staff and patient in a medical facility. As much as they are vital, they are known for causing trouble as well when they go off for no apparent reason. If we talk about sensitive procedure equipment, alarms on this type of equipment go off when pressure of the incoming gases changes. In most cases, by adjusting the machine or replacing the outlet driving the device will fix the alarm issue. And when it comes to zone alarms, they go off unnecessarily when there is a problem outside the operating room or a set of rooms.
Apart from these two problems, some other common problems in medical gas and vacuum system include gas fittings not working and low suction affecting procedures. Often some problems are caused in devices used in medical gas system due to poor wiring during time of installation. Low voltage electrical wiring is essential for devices used in medical gas system to work properly. If you want to get your medical gas system inspected and repaired by a top ASSE licensed company, you can contact Medical Testing Solutions. We are experts when it comes to medical gas systems and offer a variety of services and products for this system.