The supply of medical air to theatres and hospital beds is critical to patient safety and care and is considered a vital life support service. Medical air is classified as a pharmaceutical product and compliance with the European pharmacopoeia monograph requires carefully controlled concentrations of impurities.
Medical gas distribution systems from BeaconMedæs, part of the Atlas Copco Group, are utilised in numerous health care facilities across South Africa for the delivery of ultra clean air to patients, and includes medical air, vacuum and oxygen delivery plants.
The company asserts that it operates under all international medical gas standards and is NFPA 99, ISO 7396-1 and HTM 02-01 compliant. Furthermore, all products are designed and manufactured to the ISO 13485 quality management systems.
The BeaconMedæs range of medical gas products and systems includes:
- Medical air plants
- Oxygen generation plants
- Medical vacuum plants
- Anaesthetic gas scavenging systems or AGSS
- Control systems for gases
- Monitoring and alarm equipment
- Pipeline components for all gases
- The supply of bed head units and ceiling pendants
Atlas Copco is licensed by the South Africa Health Products Regulatory Authority for the BeaconMedæs medical gas solutions portfolio.