MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
Public and private hospitals protect their power supply onsite with uninterruptible power supplies and generators. All clinics, surgeries, healthcare centres and pharmacies should consider protecting their power supply to provide the best service to patients and safety for all.
- Optical equipment
- Screening and scanners
- Surgical lasers
- Diagnostic tools
- Laboratory equipment
- Medical refrigeration
- Medical record computer systems
Short-term battery backup is often integrated into high-end electrical medical equipment. A UPS can be installed to provide another layer of protection, or the first form of defence against power loss if the medical equipment does not have an internal battery. Further battery extension packs can be connected to increase the running time available if there is a prolonged problem with the incoming mains.
Consider longer term protection with an automatic mains failure (AMF) generating set. To protect the whole building, or dedicated “essential” circuits, a generator can be installed with a longer running fuel tank for several hours or days of backup power support.
Veterinary practices, equine hospitals and animal welfare facilities should also consider the above. Solutions may be more cost-effective than first thought and capital expenditure grants may be available.