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Time for a Power System Reliability Check


Emergency equipment receives much attention, but normal power infrastructure requires scrutiny, too

The reliability of a hospital’s normal power system depends upon many factors, including the system’s physical equipment and their arrangement, and facility professionals’ knowledge, training and informational tools.

In hospital and other health care facility electrical power systems, much of the operational focus has been on the emergency power systems. This is understandable, but normal power systems also require attention.

In many ways, a hospital’s normal power system is its first line of defense against power failures. Moreover, if an emergency power system’s scope is limited, the failure of normal power equipment can cause an adverse impact greater than expected. Continue Reading

This article appeared in the March 2019 issue of Health Facilities Management.