Transforming power supply at Vancouver Island hospital

In an article first published in Canadian Healthcare Facilities, Lisanne Naeth, P.Eng, a senior electrical engineer at AES Engineering, describes plans for a new, remotely located, electrical energy centre at Victoria General Hospital on Vancouver Island. The project will see essential electrical supply greatly improved, increase resilience, address safety issues related to the proximity of the current main electrical room to two water mains, and provide additional future site flexibility.

Ensuring cable management systems are fit for purpose

It is easy to understand why fire safety is paramount in electrical installations, but – says Paul Martin, head of Specification for Cable Management Legrand UK & Ireland – where fire rating for cable management systems is concerned, the lack of a British Standard leaves room for confusion. Here he explains how those looking after healthcare facilities can ensure that their product specification offers them peace of mind in terms both of performance in a fire situation and significantly reduced ongoing costs.

Ensuring critical power needs are properly met

Healthcare providers have a duty of care to patients. Along with nursing and medical staff, this includes the requirement that healthcare estates and facilities management and healthcare engineering personnel ensure that appropriate governance arrangements for critical power back-up at their particular healthcare facility are managed effectively. Alex Emms, Technical director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP), looks at some of the key considerations.

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