2018 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook - Current Edition
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    Author: Jonathan R. Hart, P.E.

    Install medical gas and vacuum systems correctly, troubleshoot problems, answer questions, and train to the latest NFPA 99 requirements using the 2018 edition of the Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Handbook.

    Now with improved features that help you quickly identify criteria and implement the 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, the expanded Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Handbook gives installers, designers, inspectors, and verifiers a targeted tool for specialized knowledge about gas, air compressor, and vacuum systems Category 1 through 3.

    Error-free medical gas and vacuum system installation and maintenance are vital to patient care and facility safety.

    This unique NFPA® Handbook combines all the latest medical gas and vacuum system rules plus valuable expert insights, explanations, and full-color visuals. You'll gain a better understanding of the requirements for electrical systems, gas and vacuum systems, mechanical systems, medical equipment, and health care emergency management, along with security and patient safety based on risk.

    It's the only comprehensive resource for:

    • Chapters 1-5 from the 2018 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, plus new Chapter 15 dedicated to gas and vacuum systems for dental applications, Annex A with Code references, and Annex B with explanatory notes
    • Commentary explaining the rules' intent and practical application. Insights from a Code expert help you install systems correctly and also train to the latest edition of Chapter 5 for ASSE certification.
    • 110 full-color photos, tables, and charts that clarify concepts
    • A new feature with specific procedures for conducting installation and verification of medical gas systems, including suggested procedures for each of the six installation tests
    • A supplement highlighting key changes from the 2015 to the 2018 edition of NFPA 99 -- such Category 3 systems removed from Chapter 5 of the Code, new permitted material for medical gas and vacuum systems, and new requirements that now allow for the use of oxygen concentrators as central supply sources for piped medical gas systems
    • Other supplements include 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.

    Get the up-to-date knowledge you need to complete jobs correctly.

    Stay informed about major changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 99 and make sure vital medical gas and vacuum systems won't harm the people they're designed to help. This full-color Handbook is essential for anyone responsible for the safe installation of medical gas systems including plumbers, pipe fitters, system designers, and AHJs. (Spiralbound, 8½" x 11", 408 pp., 2018)

  • How the NFPA Handbooks Differ from Codes and Standards

    THE NFPA HANDBOOKS DIFFER FROM CODES AND STANDARDS

    Ever wonder what the difference is between an NFPA® handbook and a code or standard? We’re glad you asked.

    NFPA codes and standards both provide requirements for achieving outcomes. Handbooks take a deeper dive, providing the full text of a code or standard as well as expert commentary and features such as graphics, decision trees, testing procedures, case studies, sample forms and checklists, and other helpful aids to give a better understanding of the reasoning behind the requirements and how to apply them.

    JUST REMEMBER:

    • A code or standard is a framework—a set of rules to follow with a goal to achieve a certain result
    • A handbook is a connector—linking requirements to application by helping you understand the reasoning behind a code or standard

    The simplest way to think about it is that codes and standards list the technical requirements while handbooks explain those requirements to clarify how to apply them.

  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

     

    Author: Jonathan R. Hart

    Install and inspect critical systems with advice and visuals in NFPA's 2015 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook.

    Expanded and updated for the 2015 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, the Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook gives installers, designers, inspectors, and verifiers a targeted tool for specialized knowledge about gas, air compressor, and vacuum systems Category 1 through 3.

    Be ready to install systems correctly, troubleshoot problems, answer questions, and train to the latest requirements.

    NFPA® introduced the full-color Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook in 2012 as a one-stop resource for users of the former NFPA 99C. Now in a larger 8½" x 10" spiralbound format for the 2015 edition, the Handbook combines all the latest medical gas and vacuum system rules -- plus valuable expert insights, explanations, and full-color visuals that help you comply and ensure high-quality patient care and facility safety.

    It's the only comprehensive resource for:

    • Chapters 1-5 from the 2015 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code
    • Commentary explaining the rules' intent and practical application. Insights from a Code expert help you install systems correctly and also train to the latest edition of Chapter 5 for ASSE certification.
    • 110 full-color photos, tables, and charts that clarify concepts
    • An all-new supplement highlighting key changes from the 2012 to the 2015 edition of NFPA 99 -- such as new requirements for allowable valve types based on performance requirements, and new rules for auxiliary source connections
    • Other supplements include 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

    Get the up-to-date knowledge you need to complete jobs correctly.

    Stay informed about major changes in the 2015 NFPA 99 and make sure vital medical gas and vacuum systems won't harm the people they're designed to help. This full-color Handbook is essential for anyone responsible for the safe installation of med gas systems including plumbers, pipe fitters, system designers, and AHJs. (Spiralbound, 8½" x 10", 308 pp., 2015)


     

    2012 Edition

     

    *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)

  • Sample Pages (2015 Edition)

    Important information about NFPA codes and standards available


    NFPA® Handbooks are your 'Roadmap to the Codes' with insights and graphics that answer code questions. View these sample pages for a preview of the valuable information you'll access including complete code or standard text; explanatory commentary highlighted in a second color; hundreds of full-color photos, charts, tables and illustrations to clarify concepts; and much more.

    Preview the 2015 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook

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  • eForms Table of Contents (2018 Edition)

    2018 eForms Table of Contents

    General

    • Hot Work Permit
    • Central Supply Location Identification and Labeling (New and Existing)
    • Central Supply System Operations (New and Existing)
    • Central Supply Location
    • Zone Valve

    Installer Tests

    • Initial Blow Down
    • Initial Pressure Test
    • Cross-Connection Test
    • Piping Purge Test
    • Standing Pressure Test
    • Standing Vacuum Test

    Verifier Tests

    • Standing Pressure Test
    • Cross-Connection Test
    • Valve Test
    • Alarm Test
    • Piping Purge Test
    • Piping Particulate Test
    • Piping Purity Test
    • Dew Point Test
    • Operational Pressure Test
    • Medical Gas Concentration Test
    • Medical Air Purity Test
  • Also in Health Care Facilities Code