Medical Air Plant
The critical field of patient care requires ultra-clean, purified medical air delivered to operating theatres and hospital beds with absolute reliability. The medical air supply in a hospital is a vital life support service, maintaining respiration of the critically ill during mechanical ventilation.
A reliable source of medical air is critical to patient safety. The Atlas Copco Medical Air Plant is based on specially designed, reliable, medical scroll compressors and dryers and therefore will provide an uninterrupted air supply in critical situations. If the central controller should fail, every element of the system still has its own controller. Every compressor/dryer is subject to comprehensive Quality Assurance controls, and is fully tested prior to dispatch.
The medical sector is more tightly regulated than ever before. Atlas Copco’s Medical Air Plant is pre-certified to international regulations including Pharmacopoeia and quality norms such as ISO 13485. Pre-certification simplifies organization and inspection by regulatory bodies, saving the hospital time and money and reducing the risk of system rework to satisfy requirements. Medical Air Plant complies with the most demanding standards and regulations such as:
- Medical Device Directive MDD 93/42/EEC.
- EN ISO 7396-1.
- ISO 14971.
- Health Technical Memorandums HTM 02-01 and HTM 2022.
Furthermore, it is designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and the ISO 13485:2003 quality management system.
As a manufacturer of all components (compressors, purifiers, control system …) our complete packages use all functions of each component. For example, digital communication between components achieves full integration and up to 50% reduction of dryer working time.
Built to exacting standards, Atlas Copco’s Medical Air Plant is engineered to provide certified medical air, even in situations where the air intake may contain high concentrations of ambient pollution. The multi-stage filtration system ensures patient safety in ‘worst case’, but real life pollution scenarios. With the assurance of worldwide after-sales and service, our air plant systems offer the complete solution for all critical medical air applications.
The Medical Air Plant complying with ISO 7396-1 and HTM 02-01 is provided with at least two standby compressors and one backup purifier (i.e. the design flow of a system with three compressors is provided by a single compressor and one dryer). Our plant complying with HTM 2022 is provided with at least one standby compressor (i.e. the design flow of a system with two compressors is provided by a single compressor).
It is a common task for hospital engineers, developers or medical specialist to select the appropriate components for a hospital medical air plant. To help with this often complex task Atlas Copco introduces a new medical air plant calculation tool. This software tool assists selecting the size and quantity of the compressors needed, as well as the medical purifiers and the vessels for a specified flow requirement.
Try it out: Medical Air Plant Calculation Tool
Medical Air Plant Leaflet
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ES-Medical central controller
A latest addition to our Medical Air Plant is the advanced ES-Medical central controller, which supervises the complete medical installation (including compressors, dryers and vessels) and is specially designed to make plant complying with medical regulations.
Atlas Copco commits to keeping your healthcare environment running in the most efficient and safe way. GA MED compressors specially design to work as part of complete package Medical Air Plant
All GA MED compressors are equipped with additional safety protections. Even in case of a single fault condition, the air demand is always assured. These products are built to perform according to the latest medical standards ISO 7396-1 and HTM02-01.
Built to the most exacting standards, the MED+ series is engineered to provide certified medical air even in areas with high ambient pollution.