Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook

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2012 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook
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*Starting in 2012, NFPA 99C will no longer be a standalone document.

In its place, the full-color 2012 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook offers installers, designers, inspectors and verifiers a new targeted complete tool for specialized knowledge about Category 1-3.

This one-stop source has all the latest medical gas and vacuum system rules plus valuable expert insight, explanations and full-color visuals you need to comply right and ensure high-quality patient care and facility safety.

The Handbook is your complete solution for expanded, up-to-date guidance in a portable format, and includes:

  • Chapters 1-5 from the 2012 NFPA 99 plus expert commentary that explains Code intent and practical application insights
  • 100+ full-color photos, tables, and charts that clarify concepts
  • Three information-packed supplements on qualifications for personnel performing medical gas work and general brazing procedures, cleaning for oxygen service and preparing a joint for brazing, and installation testing and documentation

Order today so you're equipped with up-to-date knowledge you need to stay competitive and make sure these vital systems won't harm the people they're designed to help. (Spiralbound, 5½" x 8½", 451 pp., 2012)

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Contents

Preface

About the Editors

About the Contributors

PART ONE

Medical Gas and Vacuum System Installation Handbook

1 Administration

1.1 Scope

1.2 Purpose

1.3 Application

1.4 Equivalency

1.5 Units

1.6 Code Adoption Requirements

2 Referenced Publications

2.1 General

2.2 NFPA Publications

2.3 Other Publications

2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

3 Definitions

3.1 General

3.2 NFPA Offi cialDefi nitions

3.3 General Defi nitions

4 Fundamentals

4.1 Building System Categories

4.2 Risk Assessment

4.3 Application

5 Gas and Vacuum Systems 81

5.1 Category 1 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems

5.2 Category 2 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems

5.3 Category 3 Piped Gas and Vacuum Systems

Annexes 387

A Explanatory Materials

B Additional Explanatory Notes

PART TWO

Supplements

1 Qualifications for Personnel Performing Medical Gas Work and General Brazing Procedures

2 Cleaning for Oxygen Service and Preparing a Joint for Brazing

3 Installation Testing and Documentation

Index