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Medical vacuum used for dental

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:59 AM
    Message # 9867904

    I came across this during a verification on a dental clinic inside a hospital. They are trying to use the hospital medical vacuum system to run the dental vacuum in two dental procedure rooms.

    1. Is there a code reference disallowing use of med vac for dental?

    2. What flow rate(s) are to be achieved at the dental chair? 

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  • Monday, January 25, 2021 3:56 PM
    Reply # 10032380 on 9867904
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    WHAT YEAR EDITION OF NFPA 99 - WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK FROM?

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2021 8:06 AM
    Reply # 10058361 on 9867904
    Steve Bradshaw (Administrator)

    Here are a few obstacles from 2018 that might prohibit using a medical-surgical system for dental vacuum inlets


    15.3.3.5.1.2   Dental vacuum inlets shall not be interchangeable with any other vacuum inlets, including dental-surgical vacuum.

    5.1.14.1.3* Liquid or debris shall not be introduced into the medical–surgical vacuum or WAGD systems for disposal.


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