Annual medical gas inspections of both source and pipeline systems provide an important check-up of this critical life safety system.
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Source Equipment Inspected:
- Vacuum pumps
- Medical air compressors
- Medical air dryers
Pipeline Equipment Inspected:
- Master alarm panels
- Area alarm panels
- Station inlets/outlets
- Oxygen EOSC
FS Medical Technology (FSMT) carefully and thoroughly identifies patient safety and regulatory compliance issues without disrupting normal facility operations. Our highly trained and credentialed technical staff have years of medical gas inspection experience and understand each client’s requirements to operate properly to ensure patient safety.
Our industry leading annual report provides a complete inventory of all medical gas equipment displayed using easy-to-view charts and graphs. Detailed and comprehensive data fully meet accreditation requirements required by The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Reports are available in both digital and paper formats – with 24×7 online access to all digital reports.
FSMT’s state-of-the-art test equipment serve as important tools to assess medical gas quality and purity. Ultrasound tests checking for leaks, infrared cameras evaluating machine room equipment, and oil analyses are all inspection methods used to minimize unscheduled down time.
All master and area alarm panels receive function testing during an annual inspection. Field switches are triggered and both high- and low-pressure alarms are evaluated. Zone valves are reviewed for proper operation and correct description of coverage areas. Laboratory tests are obtained to determine particulate and gaseous hydrocarbon levels of contamination.
FSMT uses standards established by National Fire Protection Association – NFPA 99, American Society of Sanitary Engineering – ASSE 6000, and manufacturer recommendations as the basis of our inspections.
When deficiencies are identified, clear inspection results are color coded, allowing quick review. Our inspection reports are always accompanied by a corrective action/repair proposal allowing rapid response to maintenance issues.
NFPA 99 requires that non-stationary booms and articulating assemblies be inspected at least every 18-months. FSMT incorporates this inspection requirement into our annual inspection test procedures. Booms are opened, checked for leaks, HEPA vacuum cleaned, and tested for proper boom brake operation.