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Plant complies with latest medical standards

02 July 2013

Atlas Copco has released the Medical Air Plant (uAIR series) which is said to be among the most advanced technologies for the medical world.

The Air Plant incorporates dedicated GA-MED compressors, the latest generation of medical purifiers MED+ and a Medical Central Controller to manage the complete  installation.

Atlas Copco’s range of Medical Air Plants (uAir series) consists up to six dedicated compressors, two air purifiers and the ES Medical Central Controller. The new uAIR Medical Air Plant offers a multiple backup supply in case of failure of individual components and complies to the ISO 7396-1 standard. It is installed, piped and wired as modular, stacked components for fast and easy installation. The Medical Air Plant is suitable for both continuous and frequent start/stop operation and supports different pressure levels. It provides reliable, high-quality air for a variety of applications.

"With the launch of this Medical Air Plant, Atlas Copco is targeting both hospitals and installer companies”, says Horst Wasel, division President for Atlas Copco Quality Air division. "We have a strong history in medical products and during the last few years we have introduced several new innovative and reliable products. Now we are glad to be able to offer a completely new pre-certified Medical Air Plant. This saves the hospital a lot of work and guarantees them peace of mind”.

GA-MED compressors
The GA MED screw compressor range offers the proven reliability of the latest high-efficiency compression element. GA MED compressors are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 1217, Ed. 3, Annex C. All GA MED compressors are equipped with an additional safety protection required in medical applications. Even in the event of a single fault condition, air supply is always assured.

MED+ purifier
MED+ air purifiers provide ultra-clean air and are designed according to the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC. Their innovative filtration system is the definitive medical air solution, while a small footprint allows to make the most of the space available. The MED+ offers air purity through seven stages of active purification. This purifier is also certified as a medical device. The MED+ is supplied with Purge Control as a standard feature. This saves up to 70% of compressed air during times of low demand (over night for example).

ES-Medical Central Controller
The ES Medical Central Controller offers a single point of control for the whole Air Plant, ensuring all compressors and purifiers provide optimum performance. The result is high quality and consistency of air supply, and a dependable and energy efficient network, while helping to keep costs at a minimum. The ES Medical Central Controller allows total control over the installation, full integration into existing Building Management Systems, and compliance with the medical alarm and monitoring requirements specified in ISO 7396-1. The new ES Medical Central Controller is based on the well-known ES6 system, but deeply reworked to increase safety, reliability and to comply with strict medical regulations.