Health Care Facility Backup Power Generators
Power Continuity When Lives Are at Risk
Parallel Power Averts Crisis
For medical facilities such as hospitals, health care facility backup power generators aren't just important—they're vital. That's why the National Electrical Code, as well as many state codes, mandate that hospitals and critical care facilities have backup power systems that will startup automatically and be running at 100% capacity within 10 seconds of power failure.
For these facilities, HIPOWER SYSTEMS often installs paralleling generators, which feature wireless paralleling and a specialized control panel configurable via the front panel or a PC without dedicated software. Running multiple parallel generators—with individual generator output at three different voltages—makes the odds of total failure statistically astronomical and ensures care facilities can power every possible piece of equipment, no matter what voltage it requires. In the event of an outage, these Hospital Emergency Generators can be capable of covering all electrical loads for up to 120 hours (five days) without refueling.
Health care facility backup power generators help ensure round the clock operations for extremely mission critical applications such as hospitals and clinical laboratories. Without alternative sources of power in place to serve as a reliable energy backup system, the lives of countless patients may be affected, and in a worst case scenario, loss of life can occur. From the intensive care unit (ICU) to the operating room, hospitals have to be self-sufficient in the face of continuing power shortages and grid failures. For this reason, backup power generators should be seen as a critical component of proper hospital management.
Numerous types of medical equipment need 24/7/365 power to perform vital life support functions. These include oxygen compressors, dialysis machines, mechanical ventilators, cardiac monitors, and so on. These types of hospital machinery are power-sensitive in that a power failure or outage can affect the quality of care given to patients. Given the sensitive work nature of hospitals and how important the service they provide to the public is, any compromise to hospital operations should therefore never be tolerated. This is why hospitals and other health care facilities such as clinics, laboratories, and nursing homes should invest in high-performing standby generators for their power contingency plans.
Along the same lines, it is equally critical that these health care facility backup power generators are functioning without any deficiencies during times of crises. While acquisition of generators is one step, their proper installation is another. With this in mind, hospital administrators, staff, and engineers should ensure that their emergency systems are well-designed down to the last exam or patient room. Running simulations to test the reliability and real-time response of emergency generators are recommended.
Here at HIPOWER SYSTEMS, we carry various high-capacity power sets and other power distribution equipment that will safeguard your health care facility's power continuity. We invite you to contact us to learn more about us and our power generation packages.
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