Murray Hill and New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., September 15, 2014 --Two Linde Healthcare experts will present a paper on the critical elements of installing and maintaining U.S.P. (United States Pharmacopeia) medical oxygen storage and deliver systems at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Convention and Exposition. The Convention will be held at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago, September 20-24.
Derrick West, program manager of Hospital Services for Linde Healthcare, and Eric McCormick, medical engineer, will provide an overview of typical bulk U.S.P. medical oxygen systems for healthcare facilities. “U.S.P. oxygen, considered a drug delivery system by the FDA, provides critical life support to patients,” said West. “As such, there are strict guidelines, design elements, and codes involved with the medical bulk oxygen systems to ensure safe and reliable storage and delivery of oxygen to the healthcare facility and its patients.”
Their presentation will provide details on:
• The all-important code requirements (NFPA 99)
• Critical factors in designing and sizing the system
• Location parameters – size of pad, NFPA 55 safety distance requirements, etc.
• Installation, verification and operation qualifications
“We believe attendees at our presentation will come away with an understanding of all the steps involved to ensure installation of a safe and dependable system,” McCormick said.
ASPE's Convention and Exposition is designed to showcase innovations in plumbing system design—where plumbing engineers, designers, specifiers, and contractors can learn about the latest plumbing products, services, and design techniques.
About Linde Healthcare
Linde is a globally leading healthcare company specializing along an integrated respiratory care path. It combines pharmaceutical gases, medical devices, services and clinical care into solutions with the patient in mind. Linde Healthcare is present in over 60 countries and generated revenue of EUR 3,015 billion in 2013. Its product and service offering encompasses a wide range of product-oriented services such as gas supply and gas therapies, sleep and pain therapies, and patient-centered services. Linde Healthcare focuses on four strategic business segments: Hospital Care, Gas Therapies, Homecare and Care Concepts. Long known for expertise in respiratory homecare, our Homecare competencies cover the full spectrum of services with a focus on patients’ individual needs. In the Care Concepts business segment, REMEO® is Linde Healthcare’s innovative program for long-term mechanically ventilated patient care, offering an integrated care path that bridges the gap between a hospital’s ICU and a patient’s home.
About The Linde Group
In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 23.1 bn, (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
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