The use and delivery of medical gas has advanced over the years so that the need for individual gas cylinders is not nearly as necessary. The various medical gasses can be delivered to a hospital or surgery center in bulk to on-site bulk or micro-bulk tanks and then distributed to the various examination, surgical, and treatment rooms through a vacuum system that uses manifolds.
Manifold systems are designed to keep the gas flow ready on demand at the appropriate psi for the type of medical gas being delivered. Manifolds have a number of complex parts, including regulators, pressure transducers, gauges, and valves that must be kept in top working condition to ensure safe and reliable performance of the entire vacuum system. A master and area alarm system alerts the monitoring personnel if a component needs to be replaced, but systems should still be inspected regularly. Another thing to know about manifolds is that the sizing criteria varies depending on the type of medical gas and usage calculations.
The complex nature of manifolds in medical gas vacuum systems dictates that only certified and qualified contractors should be utilized for the installation and repair of vacuum and medical air sources. If you are looking for someone in the Durham, North Carolina area to service your hospital, surgical center, or other facility that uses medical gases, reach out to us at Pure-Line Plumbing. Our certification goes beyond the basis required for installers, and our trained technicians have more than 25 years of medical gas experience. Contact us today to learn more.