Medical piped gas systems – Medical Gases
Medical piped gas systems in hospitals, and most other healthcare facilities, are essential for supplying piped oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and medical air to various parts of the hospital. These systems are usually highly monitored by various computerized alarm systems.
The Medical Gas Pipeline System (MGPS) is installed to provide a safe, convenient and cost effective system for the provision of medical gases to the medical and nursing staff at the point of use as detailed in the guidance document HTM02-01.
Hospital Technical Memorandum 02-01: Medical Gas Pipeline Systems provides the current best practice with regard to medical gas pipeline system design, installation, operation and maintenance.
It should be operated and maintained in a safe condition with minimal risk of harm to patients, staff and contractors.