NFPA has launched a new online training course on medical gas and vacuum systems. The four hour course provides a detailed review of the medical gas and vacuum requirements of the 2018 edition of NFPA 99. It will satisfy criteria for ASSE 6000 series recertification which requires a four hour course on new editions of the code. The training can also serve as an excellent overview for those looking to gain a greater understanding of the requirements for medical gas and vacuum systems.
All of the topics in Chapter 5 of NFPA 99 are covered including source requirements, valve requirements, installation specifics, installer performed test, and system verification. Changes to the 2018 edition of the code are also detailed including allowance for oxygen concentrator supply systems, changes to pressure regulation, and the addition of corrugated medical tubing as a permitted piping material.