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Are your existing pipeline drawings on paper and/or in digital form, or maybe a mix of both? Where are they stored? How can you be sure that you get the latest updated as-fitted version in your hands when you urgently need it?
Linde Healthcare can help by assessing your present management procedures and status of your drawings as well as convert your old paper drawings to a consistent CAD format. We can also see to it that all material is stored in a database accessible 24/7 from any internet-connected computer. These are a few of the benefits of QI® Infrastructure, designed to make the management infrastructure information such as drawings and component interconnectivity simple and secure and always updated.
With QI Infrastructure, you get access to internet-based software applications that enable you to check your drawings with respect to standards compliance and acceptable engineering implementation practices as well as maintain ‘as-built’ drawings. You can make sure that you are always using the lastest version of you drawing for trouble-shooting, simulation before doing changes to your installation, training and planning for renovations. In the event of an emergency, the service offers you the ability to quickly analyse your infrastructure system.As-fitted drawings
Drawings representing medical gas pipeline systems are the primary tool in the management of medical gas systems. Accuracy in the drawings, and the assurance that they truly represent installed systems and that all pipelines are correctly labelled with the gas name it contains , is a prerequisite for patient and hospital safety.Generally, drawing detail should include:
Main distribution pipe work with branches to, and internally within, wards and departments.
Direction of flow and pipe work labelled with gas name.
Pipe work sizing together with location where pipe work changes size.
Controls and warning equipment – valves, pressure reducing sets and alarm systems (excludes wiring runs).
Terminal unit details.
Valve chart detailing: valve number, key number and area served where identified.
Current ward and department names and functions.
With QI Infrastructure, drawings would be in an AutoCAD format with each gas separately layered and accurate enough to show the general location of equipment and run of pipe work. A valve chart is an essential element of the drawings as it is a link between the drawing and the physical element. The valve chart also details the date of verification of a specified valve and provides sufficient information to enable valve and AVSU labels to be manufactured.