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MedGas Plumbing is an ASSE 6010 (Medical Gas Installer), including the ASME IX Brazer certification, licensed medical gas plumbing installation company. Medical gases are essential for patients in many medical facilities such as hospitals and dentists offices, along with any other facility that offers medical services. Medical gas systems provide a facility with easy access to numerous types of gases including Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Nitrous Oxide. Medical gas systems are also responsible for the disposal of anesthetic gases and vacuum.
MedGas Plumbing also provides equipment installation services along with our piping services. Compressors, manifolds, multi-zone monitoring panels, gas columns, gas outlets, zone valves, and alarm panels are only a few of the products we install. Talk to one of our specialists today for a full list of our capabilities. We are fully equipped to handle projects of any size, no matter the size or sophistication level of your facility.
All of the high-purity piping and equipment we install meets the standards set in place by The American National Standard for Heal Care Facilities (NNSI-NFPA 99). The copper piping we install meets the standards for Type K and Type L copper tubing which meets the savefty requirements for positive-pressure medical gases. All requirements base on NFPA 99 for healthcare facilities are strictly adhered to and are as follows:
Installation and Testing of Medical Gas Piping Systems
- All piping, valves, fittings and other components for use in all non-flammable medical gas systems must be thoroughly cleaned by the manufacturer to remove oil, grease and other readily oxidizable materials as if they were being prepared for oxygen service. Use particular care in storage and handling. Such material must be capped or plugged to prevent recontamination before final assembly. Just prior to final assembly, the material must be examined internally for contamination.
- Cleaning must be done in accordance with the provisions of CGA Pamphlet G-4.1, Cleaning Equipment for Oxygen Service.
- All brazed joints in the piping shall be made up using brazing filler metals that bond with the base metals being brazed and that comply with Specification for Brazing Filler Metal, ANSI/AWS A5.8.
- Copper-to-copper joints shall be made using a copper-phosphorus brazing filler metal (BCuP series) without flux.
- Dissimilar metals such as copper and brass shall be joined using an appropriate flux with either a copper-phosphorus (BCuP series) or a silver (BAg series) brazing filler metal. Apply flux sparingly to the clean tube only and in a manner to avoid leaving any excess inside of completed joints.
(NOTE: Ensure proper ventilation. Some BAg series filler metals contain cadmium, which, when heated during brazing, can produce toxic fumes.)
- During brazing, the system shall be continuously purged with oil-free dry nitrogen to prevent the formation of scale within the tubing. The purge shall be maintained until the joint is cool to the touch.
- The outside of all tubes, joints and fittings shall be cleaned by washing with hot water after assembly to remove any excess flux and provide for clear visual inspection of brazed connections.
- A visual inspection of each brazed joint shall be made to assure that the alloy has flowed completely around the joint at the tube-fitting interface. Where flux has been used, assure that solidified flux residue has not formed a temporary seal that could hold test pressure.
- Threaded joints in piping systems shall be made up with polytetrafluoroethylene (such as Teflon®) tape or other thread sealants suitable for oxygen service. Sealants shall be applied to the male threads only.
Important NFPA Guidelines on Medical Gas Installations:
- Per NFPA Code 22.214.171.124.10.1
Any installation of medical gas systems must be inspected and verified by qualified technicians meeting the requirements for ASSE 6030 medical gas verifier.
- Per NFPA Code 126.96.36.199.10.2
Medical gas plumbers involved in the installation of piping systems, piped vacuum systems, and accompanying components for manifolds, zone valves, alarms, and outlets must be ASSE 6010 credentialed.