RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Polyflor’s Expona Commercial and Polysafe Arena flooring ranges were recently chosen or use on a project involving the expansion of InHealth’s community endoscopy service in Oxfordshire, with the opening of an additional ‘state-of-the-art’ Community Health Clinic in Bicester.
In hot water supplies, the use of use of unvented cylinders in hot water supplies is very common, and expansion tanks are often the preferred method to take up thermal expansion. One potential problem that can arise, however, is when the expansion tank is sited incorrectly, resulting in a ‘deadleg’, and a possible microbial problem.
Viega has extended what it dubs its ‘market-leading’ Megapress S range with press connections for pipe sizes between 3/8 and 2 inch diameter. Part of the ‘industry-first’ Megapress range of press connections for thick-walled steel tube, Megapress S features a FKM sealing element, and has been engineered for high temperature applications up to 140 °C and pressures up to 16 bar.
Forbo Flooring Systems has ‘refreshed’ its Flotex Colour collection with the addition of a new design and format, as well as ‘an array of new colours’ that it says are ‘inspired by the moods and illuminating and spectral shades of cities around the world’.
Venesta’s Vepps pre-plumbed sanitaryware – reportedly the sector’s first precision engineered pre-plumbed panelling system with a click-fix assembly into an aluminium frame – has been extensively used throughout two new short-stay inpatient wards at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.
Geberit and Twyford have launched a new brochure – ‘Everything Healthcare’ – revealing the company’s unique understanding of the healthcare industry, and its capability to provide the perfect all-round piping and sanitaryware solution to the sector.
Located within Glan Clwyd Hospital, a new £18m Sub-Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC) provides care for premature and sick new-born babies from across North Wales.
Tandrup, the manufacturer of the T-Safe filter shower, says it is ‘now in the unique position’ of being able to provide healthcare estates teams with ‘the full spectrum of shower head and hose compliance management solutions’, with its extended T-Safe Hygiene Shower range.
Static Systems says that, ‘with a high level of inpatient falls continuing to challenge the NHS’, the new bed exit alert to its Lnx wireless connectivity system will help alert staff ‘within the shortest possible time’ that a patient has left their bed.
Brandon Medical has launched a range of ‘smart, digital solutions’ for embedding in medical and electrical devices to allow automated testing and data collection, to ‘support and empower engineers to mitigate major electrical risks’. Once embedded, the ‘digital solutions’ can be read by engineers via Brandon’s Medicontrol Intelligent Theatre Control Panels, a building energy management system, or stored ‘in a cloud’. The i2i digital solutions were developed by the company’s R&D team in Leeds. Mobile device applications have been designed to give engineers immediate access to readings.
A ‘badly needed’ refurbishment of the communal area at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices’ Shooting Star House hospice in Hampton has seen Zip Water UK supply one of its Zip HydroTap Arcs to provide filtered boiling and chilled water instantly. The drinking water systems manufacturer was asked to supply the Hydro Tap by design and fit-out specialist Area, which undertook the ‘refurb’ of the ‘tired and dated’ communal area.
Brandon Medical, the designer and manufacturer of advanced technology for operating theatres and critical care areas, says it can now offer a range of service and maintenance packages ‘for the majority of installed equipment to be found in any operating theatre or other hospital department environment’.
Abloy UK says it has launched ‘the world’s first intelligent motor locks’ – the EL495 and EL595.
Zumtobel Lighting and the Thorn Lighting brand have supplied the lighting for the new Durham DTC (Durham Treatment Centre), a purpose-built facility ‘designed with patient experience in mind’. The two companies have supplied ‘a huge variety of fittings’ to illuminate all areas of the 2,500 m2 facility, which is located just outside (Durham) city centre, and where thousands of patients across Durham and the surrounding areas can their specialist care locally at a new diagnostic and treatment centre described by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as ‘state-of-the-art’.
Tandrup, the manufacturer of the T-Safe filter shower, says it is ‘set to introduce further innovation to the realm of shower head and hose compliance in the healthcare sector’, with the launch of T-Safe Shower Management. The ‘innovative service solution’ will, the company explains, combine the ‘next generation’ T-Safe CL Hygiene Shower, with a ‘collection, clean, and return’ service delivered via Water Environmental Treatment (W.E.T). Tandrup said: “The CL Hygiene Shower features Biomaster antimicrobial silver additive technology and colour coding in a robust, modern design that helps improve patient safety and infection control between cyclical PPM.”
Pressure tank and water treatment product specialist, Global Water Solutions, says it can offer a simple way to eliminate the threat of Legionella proliferation posed by expansion tanks in hospital plant rooms being connected to hot water cylinders or booster sets by simple ‘T’ fittings, which can result in deadlegs.