Over the last several decades there have been
spectacular breakthroughs in medicine. Many of those breakthroughs
have been driven by the sizzling pace of advance experience in
medical electronics. Imaging, monitoring, data management, and
instrumentation equipment has never been more capable.
Unfortunately, medical electronics have also never been more
susceptible to damage from transients because all of the new devices
include sensitive and powerful integrated circuits.
While hospitals, laboratories, clinics, doctor’s offices, and other
medical facilities may appear to be electrically benign environments
they actually represent the electronic equivalent of a war zone.
Elevators, air handlers, imaging equipment, and many other types of
equipment in the facility all create large numbers of surges. In
fact medical equipment is impacted by literally millions of
transients during its operating life causing damage, degradation,
and excessive maintenance costs. Not only are there higher than
necessary medical equipment maintenance expenses but the quality of
patient care is reduced.
Also surges do more than destroy imaging, monitoring, data
management, and instrumentation equipment: they degrade and/or ruin
electrical outlets, light switches, fluorescent light, HVAC
components, and Elevator controls. The net result is that the
elimination of transient induced wear and damage can result in large
maintenance savings for all types of medical facilities. Facility
managers for hospitals, laboratories, clinics, doctor’s offices that
are finding themselves under constant pressure to reduce operating
costs need a comprehensive layered protection system covering all
wiring based equipment. A properly configured comprehensive layered
protection system covering all wiring based equipment will quickly
pay for itself and reduce your maintenance costs for years to come.
The Total Protection Solutions team offers facility surveys that
will help you determine the optimum layered surge protection system
to insure that minimized maintenance costs. Call your local Total
Protection Solutions distributor today to get help in improving the
reliability of your medical electronic investments and in cutting
your facility operating expenses.