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HVACEquipment (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are healthcare facilities required to have the heating and cooling systems on the emergency back-up generators by code? A: The answer is yes for some heating equipment, but no …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 17, 2020
HVACAir Handlers

Q: We are presently undergoing our 3-year licensure inspection by the Dept. of Health. One of the inspectors asked to see our air change records for the morgue. We have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2020
Facilities ManagementHVACOperating Room

Q: We have operating rooms with two doors, one that is adjoining to the sterile corridor and one to the common corridor in the Surgery department. We monitor the common …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 31, 2020
Testing (Facilities Management)HVAC

Q: Do you know if the ambulatory health care facilities are required to do an annual Test and Balance of the HVAC system? A: No… I am not aware of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 20, 2019
VentilationHVAC

Q: This question concerns isolation room negative pressure parameters. Our ICU isolation rooms have two sensors for air pressure; one located inside the room and the other located outside the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 5, 2019
ArticleHVACSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This is another picture of sprinkler pipe supported from HVAC ductwork, similar to last week's …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 25, 2019
VentilationHVAC

Q: We have two small processing rooms in a hospital where they clean and reprocess vaginal probes, using the chemical RESERT. Should these rooms be held to the same standard …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 24, 2019
ArticleHVACSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Some organizations fail to install sprinklers underneath the ductwork that is 48-inches wide or wider …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 18, 2019
SuitesVentilationHVACOperating Room

Q: I have a small 28 bed hospital with one OR suite. Within the OR suite are sterile rooms, a soiled room, and of course the Operating Room, etc. We …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 29, 2019
ArticleHVAC

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Okay... this was not taken at a hospital. This AC condensing unit was suspended from 2x4s …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 16, 2018
Q&AHVACSmoke Compartment

Q: I have never been able to understand what a fully ducted heating system is and when a damper is not required. Can you explain this matter to me? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 23, 2015
VentilationArticleHVAC

I was asked recently if the ventilation requirements for Endoscopy procedure rooms have changed recently, and the answer is yes. But the changes only apply to new construction, meaning you …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 10, 2013
Portable Space HeatersArticleHVAC

As I write this posting, it is very cold in Northern Illinois. Keeping a healthcare facility warm and cozy for staff is always a challenge in cold weather, but one …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 6, 2013

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