Health Care Facilities/Hospitals Isolated Power and Safety in the Operating Room When do I need to test my Isolated Power System? First check with the local authority having jurisdiction. It is recommended that a “Periodic Testing/Maintenance Program” be instituted on all Isolated Power Systems based on testing requirements stated in NFPA99 4.3.4.1. These procedures can be implemented in your Health Care Facilities “Utility Systems Management Plan” in order to satisfy requirements of “The Joint Commission” (JCAHO) Environment of Care (EC.02.05.01 and EC.02.05.05), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) 42CFR482.41(c) (2) and DNVAC NIAHO Accreditation Program. This plan should include the following: 1) Date of installation and initial use. 2) Date of any upgrades or major repairs. 3) Maintenance History of all Line Isolation Monitors (LIMs).
Recommended Preventative Maintenance Plan (per most manufacturers) For Isolated Power Systems Plan A: (Annually) 1) Line to Ground Fault simulations.(NEC 517.160) 1a) Bi-Annual for Analog LIMs. 2) Calibration check of LIMs. 2a) Bi-Annual for Analog LIMs. 3) Proper operation of associated remote indicator alarms. 4) Electronic report for recording purposes. Plan B: Recommended every 3-5 years or after system upgrades or repairs (in addition to Plan A) 1) Measurement /Calculation of branch circuits and system impedance (leakage currents). 2) Ground system testing. Patient Care Area Analog LIMs: Analog meters should be tested on a monthly basis by qualified facility personnel. These tests shall consist of simply depressing the “Test Button” on the LIM to assure proper functionality of the audible alarms and visual indictors. Meters should also be checked for proper operation. The alarm Mute/Silence button shall also be verified to insure proper operation. Demand Enterprises Electrical Testing can perform these recommended tests. We can discuss a plan that best suits the needs of your Health Care Facility meeting and sometimes exceeding the minimum set by the Joint Commission (JCAHO) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). Demand Enterprises Electrical Testing also performs Start-up and Commissioning Services per NEC517 and NFPA99 specifications to include new construction and remodeled/upgraded Isolated Power Systems. Call today to set up an appointment or to get a quote to see why it is so important to have a safe and healthy Isolated Power System.
Health Care Facilities/Hospitals Isolated Power and Safety in the Operating Room When do I need to test my Isolated Power System? First check with the local authority having jurisdiction. It is recommended that a “Periodic Testing/Maintenance Program” be instituted on all Isolated Power Systems based on testing requirements stated in NFPA99 4.3.4.1. These procedures can be implemented in your Health Care Facilities “Utility Systems Management Plan” in order to satisfy requirements of “The Joint Commission” (JCAHO) Environment of Care (EC.02.05.01 and EC.02.05.05), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) 42CFR482.41(c) (2) and DNVAC NIAHO Accreditation Program. This plan should include the following: 1) Date of installation and initial use. 2) Date of any upgrades or major repairs. 3) Maintenance History of all Line Isolation Monitors (LIMs).
Recommended Preventative Maintenance Plan (per most manufacturers) For Isolated Power Systems Plan A: (Annually) 1) Line to Ground Fault simulations.(NEC 517.160) 1a) Bi-Annual for Analog LIMs. 2) Calibration check of LIMs. 2a) Bi-Annual for Analog LIMs. 3) Proper operation of associated remote indicator alarms. 4) Electronic report for recording purposes. Plan B: Recommended every 3-5 years or after system upgrades or repairs (in addition to Plan A) 1) Measurement /Calculation of branch circuits and system impedance (leakage currents). 2) Ground system testing. Patient Care Area Analog LIMs: Analog meters should be tested on a monthly basis by qualified facility personnel. These tests shall consist of simply depressing the “Test Button” on the LIM to assure proper functionality of the audible alarms and visual indictors. Meters should also be checked for proper operation. The alarm Mute/Silence button shall also be verified to insure proper operation. Demand Enterprises Electrical Testing can perform these recommended tests. We can discuss a plan that best suits the needs of your Health Care Facility meeting and sometimes exceeding the minimum set by the Joint Commission (JCAHO) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). Demand Enterprises Electrical Testing also performs Start-up and Commissioning Services per NEC517 and NFPA99 specifications to include new construction and remodeled/upgraded Isolated Power Systems. Call today to set up an appointment or to get a quote to see why it is so important to have a safe and healthy Isolated Power System.