Medical Gas Piping

Piping systems for medical gases

Medical gas systems include

Compressed Air - Medical and Surgical

  • Common delivery pressure: ~50 psig (~3.5 bar)

This is low pressure dedicated system not allowed for other use than medical and surgical.

Compressed Air - High Pressure Instrument

  • Common delivery pressure: ~120 psig (~8 bar)

This is a high pressure system providing compressed air to pneumatic equipment.

Compressed Air - Laboratory

  • Common delivery pressure: ~30 psig (~2 bar)

Compressed Air - Dental

  • Common delivery pressure: ~90 psig (~6 bar)

Oxygen

  • Common delivery pressure: ~50 psig (~3.5 bar)

Nitrous Oxide

  • Common delivery pressure: ~50 psig (~3.5 bar)

Carbon Dioxide

  • Common delivery pressure: ~50 psig (~3.5 bar)

Nitrogen

  • Common delivery pressure: ~160 psig (~11 bar)

Vacuum - Surgical and Medical

  • Common vacuum pressure: ~50% (15 inc mercury gauge, 500 mbar abs)

Vacuum - Waste Anesthesia Gas Disposal (WAGD)

  • Common vacuum pressure: ~50% ( 15 inc mercury gauge, 500 mbar abs)

Vacuum - Laboratory

  • Common vacuum pressure: ~50% ( 15 inc mercury gauge, 500 mbar abs)

Vacuum - Dental

  • Common vacuum pressure: ~50% ( 15 inc mercury gauge, 500 mbar abs)

Reference - NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities

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