Healthcare Solutions

Construction of a healthcare facility is a complex task requiring several construction contractors orchestrating the various trades to create a fully integrated facility.



When it comes to a healthcare facility, there are special requirements that need to be considered when they involve patient examination and treatment spaces. Selecting the correct products that will be used for the electrical raceway to ensure that electricity runs through your facility safely and effectively is crucial. At Atkore International, we strive to provide you with products and solutions that meet those unique needs. Through our extended portfolio of raceway products, we offer a variety of solutions from steel and PVC conduit, armored cable, and flexible conduit — to the strut, wire basket, and cable tray needed to support it. Atkore has everything that you need from source to outlet.

Our goal at Atkore is to provide exceptional value by understanding our customers’ preferences, needs and wants and then delivering the highest quality materials and innovative solutions to get the job done safely and effectively. From blueprint to final inspection, Atkore gets you there faster.

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KEY CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

CORROSION RESISTANCE

When dealing with healthcare equipment such as life support systems, an increased risk of system failure can be detrimental if corrosion leaves wire and cable exposed and unprotected. PVC jacketed cable, stainless, aluminum and PVC coated conduit and fittings are a great fit for these areas.

ANESTHETIZING LOCATIONS

These locations are considered to be Hazardous through Class I Div 1 and are defined as hazardous gases, vapors and dusts by “Groups” which are characterized by their ignitable or combustible properties. Some products that can be helpful in these locations are rigid and IMC conduits.

GROUNDING BONDING

Patient care areas require that all branch circuits must be provided with an effective ground fault current path. This can be achieved by either using approved equipment grounding conductors such as steel conduit or by using products in conjunction with grounding conductors such as MC Stat® HCF, AC-90®, HCF-90®, steel conduit/EMT, and cable tray.

WET LOCATIONS

Wet locations are defined as patient care areas that are normally subject to wet conditions while patients are present. These locations may also include standing fluids on the floor or a drenched work area, causing exposure to patients and/or staff. Liquidtight and PVC coated products such as PVC jacketed cable are ideal solutions for wet locations.

ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

It is essential to have systems that are capable of supplying limited amounts of power services and lighting for life safety and orderly cessation of procedures during times where electrical services may be interrupted. These systems require mechanical protection from damage. Some products that may be used are aluminum, stainless steel and steel conduits, schedule 80 PVC conduit (not in branch circuits), and MC cable in special applications (per NEC® 517.30).

PATIENT ROOMS


Essential Electrical Systems, Anesthetizing Locations, Grounding & Bonding

OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE ROOM


Essential Electrical Systems, Anesthetizing Locations, Grounding & Bonding

CLEAN ROOMS, EMERGENCY ROOMS, ETC.


Wet Locations, Essential Electrical Systems, Anesthetizing Locations, Grounding & Bonding

IMAGING ROOMS


Essential Electrical Systems, Grounding & Bonding

GENERAL AREAS


No Specific Healthcare Codes/Standards



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