ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Vibrator Supplies??
by gfretwell - 10/19/19 08:33 PM
FPE in Germany
by NORCAL - 10/16/19 08:24 AM
Help with aging employee advice.
by Bill Addiss - 10/15/19 10:58 PM
Fuse blower plug?
by gfretwell - 10/13/19 03:23 PM
Power factor and transformer efficiency
by TeslaEdison - 10/13/19 04:05 AM
New in the Gallery:
FPE Breaker panel in germany
What is this for?
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 28 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
O.R. Rooms #94448 07/30/05 07:34 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 73
S
Surfinsparky Offline OP
Member
I am an electrician for a small 250 bed hospital.I should say I am thee electrician for the hospital.Anyway we built a new facility 3 years ago.each O.R. suite has its own 120/208V 3 phase panelboard.There is no ground isolation, line isloation monitors or gfcis in the rooms.The rooms are anything but a dry location.The way I understand the code you must have gfcis and if you can't tolerate nuisance tripping you must have a ground isloation panel.Any clarity will help.

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: O.R. Rooms #94449 07/31/05 08:21 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
R
Roger Offline
Member
Don, you are absolutly correct. In N.C. all O.R.'s must be supplied with Isolated Power systems so no problem here. I thought FL still mandated them as well. (guess I was wrong)

For an article from another frustrated Facilty Person on the Wet Location topic, click the link below.
http://www.healthcareengineering.net/archive/phile/Article.aspx?aid=192

And a little more information.
http://www.healthcareengineering.net/archive/phile/Article.aspx?aid=190


Roger



[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 07-31-2005).]

Re: O.R. Rooms #94450 07/31/05 09:45 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 73
S
Surfinsparky Offline OP
Member
The way I see it it is an accident waiting to happen.I have found extension cords in buckets of water the staff was used to isolated power systems in our other facility.However they seem pretty clueless to the dangers.The only way I see how they got around A.H.C.A was they must have insisited they were only going to dry procedures.Then I still feel they at least need gfcis.The really odd thing is they are still grouding patients is this crazy or is it just me.If I mention my concerns to the chiefs they just think well it passed inspection so it must be right.I would like to install the right equipment but I feel it is a slippery slope does profit come before safety.I have been trying to correct this issue for some time.I don't really want to call it to inspectors attention if I can help it but if I am sure I am right on this and they don't cough up the cash to fix it.I almost feel obligated to do something about it.


Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
cookcc
cookcc
California ,Long Beach
Posts: 28
Joined: May 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 10
Popular Topics(Views)
259,759 Are you busy
195,075 Re: Forum
184,483 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3