Guidance on safer hospital plant isolation launched

Spirax Sarco document highlights key issues impacting on hospitals

Effective isolation is key to ensuring hospital maintenance and engineering managers can quickly and safely address plant issues that could place patients and essential processes at risk, according to a new guide published today.

With the NHS constantly under the microscope in the news, Spirax Sarco’s Definitive Guide to Safe and Effective Double Isolation of Plant and Equipment highlights the importance of minimising disruption during maintenance tasks and repairs.

Authored by Angelo Giambrone, business development manager at Spirax Sarco, the guide explores issues associated with different isolation options and presents a practical and innovative alternative for maintenance teams.

It goes on to explore the role of double block-and-bleed (DBB) valves in providing safe and effective plant isolation; and how the latest DBB valve technology can overcome previous concerns around space, pipework configuration and ease of installation.

“Safe and effective isolation is critical to maintaining continuous plant operation with minimal down-time,” said Giambrone.

“Facilitating critical repair jobs or planned maintenance tasks with a safer and more-effective means of isolation will minimise any interruption to the running of the hospital services and help to keep the repair time as short as possible.”

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