MEGA 1 Alarm Sensor Installs

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:58 PM
    Message # 7235347

    Wanted to get comments on the continued use of the MEGA 1 series sensor installed in standard console back boxes and if that meets the following: All pressure-sensing devices and main line pressure gauges downstream of the source valves shall be provided with a gas-specific demand check fitting to facilitate service testing or replacement.

    or General. All master, area, and local alarm systems used for medical gas and vacuum systems shall include the following:

    (15) Alarm switches/sensors installed so as to be removable


    David Meek

    IGN Medical

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:29 PM
    Reply # 7235559 on 7235347
    Deleted user

    Gas specific pin indexing with a back check - does that satisfy these two aspects of the code?

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:33 AM
    Reply # 7236045 on 7235347
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    The back box is safety keyed and gas specify to the front assembly plus is a demand check. So Yes. In my opinion it's was good from day one and today.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:02 AM
    Reply # 7236171 on 7235347

    Al my thoughts match yours, I was called into a facility for my opinion as they were written up by another testing group and have been mandated by the main hospital to replace all their units. 

    I feel this is unnecessary they should probably go ahead and start budgeting for these replacements over the next 1 to 3 years as the product is discontinued and we are having a tough time getting new sensors for some of the gases.  Fortunately we continue to have enough units being replaced that we have a decent amount of used devices to utilize as temporary solutions until the new alarms can be ordered and replaced.

    Last modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:05 AM | David Meek

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