Medical Vacuum Plant
Atlas Copco's mVAC systems provide a highly reliable medical vacuum (suction) for a variety of applications, mainly in operating theaters, intensive care, emergency and respirology units.
mVAC systems are suitable for both continuous and frequent start/stop operation. They keep the vacuum level at the point of connection as low as or lower than -600 mbar(e) / -450 mm Hg at all times.
Specific applications include:
- Wound drainage
- Assisted wound closure
- Chest and lung drainage
- Removal of excess blood during surgery
- Collection of other bodily fluids
- Gastric emptying
- Cleaning endotracheal tubes
- Liposuction (lipoplasty)
Every mVAC system is subject to comprehensive Quality Assurance controls, is fully tested prior to dispatch and therefore ensures there will not be service interruptions even in extreme circumstances.
Your mVAC is installed, piped and wired as modular stacked components or as a tank-mounted unit. Every system is delivered with all interconnection piping and copper connections. The "plug and play" approach makes installing even easier.
mVAC redundancy scheme
Systems complying with HTM 02-01 and ISO 7396-1 are provided with at least two back-up pumps. In this case the design flow of a single system with three pumps is provided by a single pump.
mVAC systems complying with HTM 2022 are provided with at least one standby pump. The design flow of such a system with two pumps is provided by a single pump.
Having more pumps to tackle the load has more advantages than safety. The scheme demonstrates three different pump set-ups for the same flow. As more pumps are provided, the energy decreases.