Commentary: Reliable power essential to Medical Facilities

3,314 Published by BSLBATT May 15,2020

“Essential” has become one among the defining words of 2020. Hospitals have always been essential to human health and flourishing, but we have a replacement appreciation for them after the COVID-19 crisis.

The importance of uninterrupted power Despite a number of the world’s best technologies and strictest regulations, power outages from severe weather to utility failures to human error, natural and national disasters remain a possible reality for the healthcare industry. for instance, during the COVID-19 outbreak, 89% of hospitals within the declared epidemic areas experienced significant challenges in responding to COVID-19. that’s to mention, during COVID-19, 93% of hospitals got to be placed within the right place and supply multiple functions.

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In order to support critical life safety equipment, healthcare facilities got to be prepared to face up to temporary and extended outages. Even extremely short power outages of a couple of seconds can compromise the health of individual patients and cause costly damage to sensitive medical equipment and IT systems. Consequently, standby power is required for all essential electrical systems (EESs), which include evacuation/egress lighting, HVAC systems for patient care and operating rooms, critical process equipment (such as medical imaging devices) and fire suppression equipment to assist response teams within the event of an emergency. Further, healthcare IT systems require back-up power systems to support full functionality within the case of an extended power failure.

Critical power takes on extra meaning for the healthcare industry. Interruption or loss of electrical power for a hospital is quite a mere inconvenience or loss of profit; it truly may result during a tragic event.

Generators are the foremost common source of backup power in hospitals. But many of the standard concerns about generators are exacerbated in medical settings.

System designers must make sure that the noise and exhaust of generators wouldn’t impact patient care – the last item a hospital would want during an extreme weather event, for instance, would be diesel exhaust blowing into the ventilation intakes. But they also don’t want the exhaust affecting adjacent residential areas, which may be a think about urban hospitals. Many hospitals also are trying to scale back their carbon footprint, for both PR and public health purposes, and diesel generators run counter thereto goal.

Sizing one or more battery banks against facility demands and inverter capacity puts a premium on flexible options.

BSLBATT’s 48V series batteriesfor instance, are rated for 100Ah, 200Ah, or 300Ah. That equates to five kWh, 10 kWh and 15 kWh, respectively. With appropriate installation guidelines supported the facility’s engineering, they will be connected to at least one or more banks to supply the maximum amount of power because the facility needs.

If the battery bank and inverter are capable of covering the emergency loads but the power still prefers a diesel generator, the battery might be the temporary alternate power supply in situations where the generator is out of service. this is able to normally occur during times of generator testing or maintenance.

The battery bank would wish to power the emergency loads for 90 minutes, with the voltage not dropping to but 87.5% of full capacity.

This is not a priority with lithium batteries, and is, indeed, a serious advantage over lead-acid batteries.

48v 100ah lifepo4 battery

Reduce downtime for carts and components

Lithium batteries maintain their full voltage throughout discharge and retain their full voltage throughout their lifespan. they will be cycled to a really low state of charge without a loss in performance and may stay during a partial state of charge with none degradation.

Finally, battery banks are often readily used as an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) between the first and backup supplies. If the specified voltage for the UPS is a smaller amount than 48V, BSLBATT’s batteries can cover this need.

Larger hospitals run surgical centers, medical care units, neonatal medical care units, and emergency rooms. These critical services also require the foremost power. Be it the suction machine, the ventilator or the cautery machine, everything needs electricity. When power supply from the grid is unreliable, hospitals must plan for a 24/7 power backup.

During critically overloaded situations, minimizing equipment downtime is more important than ever. Every minute a cart is being charged maybe a minute a patient might be delayed treatment. The faster A battery runs down its capacity and therefore the longer time it takes to recharge features a direct adverse impact on patient care when all available equipment is in use.

Lithium batteries have higher capacity, shorter charging time, longer lifespan, and greater reliability under fluid or unpredictable circumstances than earlier sorts of batteries. BSLBATT’s 12V batteries are rated from 5 – 300Ah, with 1.5 – 2x the run time and 10 times the cycle lifetime of lead-acid batteries.

And if nothing else, we will simply ask: does “lead-acid” sound like something you’d want to bring near your patients?

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Mobile power for mobile medical facilities

The COVID-19 crisis has caused a proliferation of temporary, mobile medical facilities. From field, hospitals found out in open outdoor areas to mobile testing for drive-thru testing, medicine, and medical professionals have gone where the necessity is.

Lithium batteries are the perfect power supply for the rapid installation and efficient movement of temporary facilities. they’re much more portable and customizable than generator-based systems, alongside the regular advantages of noise and pollution. The battery banks to power these pop-up facilities would be almost like what BSLBATT offers for off-grid housing or recreational vehicles. Indeed, many mobile testing facilities and medical units in remote areas resemble a modified RV.

The B-LFP48V series can support 200A (9.6 kW) loads per battery and may be recharged by solar panels during downtime or via the electrical grid or a generator overnight.

BSLBATT knows power is important to each one among our customers. Whether you’re on the water, off the grid, or on the front lines, you can’t take any chances together with your power supplies arising short.

Contact us to inform us what essential tasks you would like batteries to power. We’re looking forward to whatever challenge you set ahead folks.

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