Topic Archive: regulations

Facilities Levels NFPA 99, 2005

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 and tagged:

This is how we interpret these sections. In NFPA 99, 2005

Level 1:  Anesthesia is provided.  If ANY mechanical ventilation is to be expected, the facility clearly falls within this category.

Level 2:  No mechanical ventilation.  A common application would be a nursing home, or a hyperbaric chamber.

Level 3:  Medical gas is not required to sustain life, such as the gasses in a dental office.

Cut and Cap Certification Requirements

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 and tagged:

Opinon based on NFPA 99, 2005

NFPA 99, 2005  states that all pipeline down stream of a break in the pipeline must be verified. What if the break is a cut and cap?  NFPA also states that any time the system is remodeled or repaired it should be verified to confirm that it meet the NFPA standards.