The Medical Gas Network Sizing, Case Study: New Jardin America Hospital – Misiones Argentina
This paper presents the method used to perform the calculations and the different problems that arise in a particular hospital at the time of the location of the corresponding pipes for the distribution of medicinal gases both in trunk and in the referrals of each hospital sector
The calculation is carried out based on the requirements of the hospitals, the gases that are indispensable are oxygen, air and vacuum. If necessary, the pipes for nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen, carbon dioxide (CO2) and helium are also calculated.
It is important to take into account the location of the pipes at the time of the execution of the work, as well as at the time of maintenance of the work and future extensions.
The main components in a network of medicinal gases are: Trunk or main network, Secondary or bypass network, Regulation station and Consumption station. Where the backbone network are the pipes that are located from the storage center to the second reduction central or sectioning valves of each secondary network. The secondary network is the pipe section from the sectioning valves to the consumption points. The Central of regulation is located in a strategic place in such a way to be able to regulate the pressure of the gas in question from the main network to the secondary network. The points of consumption correspond to the polyducts of the beds, roof turrets, wall boxes and there the equipment or accessories of use are coupled.
Keywords— Clinical Engineering, Medical Gas Network Calculation.