Keeping an overview of the Medical Gas Pipeline System (MGPS) in hospitals is sometimes easier said than done, especially if there is a mixture of paper and electronic records and the pipeline system has been altered, upgraded, or expanded over the years. Accurate and up-to-date drawings representing medical gas pipeline systems are vital, particularly in the event of an emergency as lives could be put at risk if errors are left undetected.
BOC Medical Engineering Services offers the complete range of drawing options, ensuring gas pipeline transparency, and allowing hospitals to comply with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 and HTM 02-01 Part B:
As-fitted drawings provide detailed information on the medical gas pipework within a hospital, reflecting the full extent of the MGPS and its capability. BOC will visit the site and undertake a detailed survey of the MGPS system. Final drawings will be supplied on the latest edition of Auto-CAD, with each gas separately layered. This service assists with identification and ensures hospitals are aligned to HTM 02-01 Part B requirements.
On completion of the survey and as-fitted drawings, BOC can provide:
- Supply and fitting of valve number tags
- AVSU plaques
- Key organisation and register
- Key cabinets.
Upon receipt of a full set of as-fitted drawings, BOC can also provide isometric drawings. Isometric drawings are the best way to gather all relevant and essential information with regard to calculating pipeline pressure drops and diversified flow rates. These drawings can determine if the existing MGPS can be expanded or added onto. BOC can also assist in identifying potential pressure drops in the system where new extensions can be added or where increased pipe sizes are required to avoid issues. Drawings are in line with ISO standard units and can be easily cross-referenced with HTM 02-01 tables.
Schematic drawings provide a simple view of the whole MGPS, from source supply equipment to terminal unit. Schematic drawings from BOC ensure the MGPS is easy to interpret, and key components are easily identified.
Given today’s challenging healthcare environment and the high demands placed on safety and performance, it is more important than ever for hospitals to have complete control of their medical gas infrastructure as well as compliant documentation.
BOC Medical Engineering’s range of medical drawings ensures hospital and patient safety and can assist in MGPS requirements. They are an invaluable asset for an Authorised Persons (MGPS) and estates personnel, delivered by a trusted supplier with years of experience and an unrivalled reputation.