Medical Gas Systems Installation Guidelines
MGPS should be kept away from areas where they may be subject to:
Splashing, dripping or permanent contact with oil, grease or bituminous compounds, electrical sparks etc.
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Use suitable bracketing materials – not plastic (Due to problems arising in case of Fire)
Supports should be of suitable material or suitably treated to minimise corrosion and prevent electrolytic reaction between pipes and supports.
Clearances and bracketing intervals
INTERVALS BETWEEN COPPER PIPE SUPPORTS
A clearance of at least 25 mm should be maintained between each service and 150 mm should be the separation distance between the medical gas pipeline and heating pipes, hot water service and steam pipelines.
IDENTIFICATION OF PIPELINES
Pipelines should be identified in accordance with BS 1710:1984, and colour banding for the pipelines should be used. Colour band identification (see below) should be applied near to valves, junctions, walls etc. A label applied every 3 m and bearing 6mm size letters should identify each gas. Self-adhesive plastic labels of an approved manufacturer may be used for this purpose. A band 150mm wide is usually adequate.