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Non-Medical Air Outlets

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 9:39 AM
    Message # 4632393
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    I m sad that Tri Tech no longer makes their non-medical air outlets.

    Its was great in Decontamination / Clean Rooms.

    To this point, I m also adamant on not using a medical air outlet or a support instrumentation air outlets in Decontamination / Clean Rooms.

    Does anyone have alternative ?


  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:03 AM
    Reply # 4634288 on 4632393

    AMICO Lab

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:27 AM
    Reply # 4635891 on 4632393
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    I do not think, Amico has a ( Amico Lab Division any more )

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:41 PM
    Reply # 4637967 on 4632393


    What was the connection for a DISS? Did they use the DISS 2080" Instrument Air" or DISS 1160 "Medical Air"?  I have a similar question thread in the Codes and Standards Section.

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:38 PM
    Reply # 5906650 on 4632393

    This will become a issue with the 2018 coed , medical air, non medical air, dental air, medical surgical vacuum, dental vacuum all needing different connectors.  OK  some manufacturer needs to step up and start manufacturing adaptors and inlet/outlets

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:12 AM
    Reply # 5914366 on 4632393


    BeaconMedaes does offer Non-medical Air outlets on their lab side.

    If the facility has a true Instrument Air gas system, than I would use an Instrument Air Outlet, relabeled for the non-standard pressure.

    If the facility does not have a true Instrument Air gas system, than an alternative like a lab air turret with a hose barb is a good alternative.

    There is nothing that says that these air outlets points needs to be a wall outlet. I've seen many facilities with a threaded ball valve at the wall penetration, and the users thread in what ever adaptor they need for their application.

    Bob Kroening (firebob1)

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:52 AM
    Reply # 5914786 on 4632393
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    IA Line Pressures ?


    OK, which now has us reading NFPA 99 2018 and new information for translation.


    Section # and


    In my opinion the IA system, can be ANY line pressures the healthcare facility.


  • Friday, March 09, 2018 10:02 AM
    Reply # 5933462 on 4632393

    Laboratory air Laboratory vacuum

    Instrument air



    None None

     There are no pressure requirements. 

  • Friday, March 09, 2018 4:45 PM
    Reply # 5938240 on 4632393
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    IA (i.e. medical support gas)

    used for a surgical procedure.

    IA as alway been design as a direct replacement for nitrogen.  

    see table # 5.1.11

    and then read the changes in 2018

    it may not be as simple as / no requirement.


  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:51 AM
    Reply # 5992573 on 4632393

    I pipe my clean rooms with a separate air compressor and a ball valve as the "outlet"

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