Power backup to the healthcare facility

Healthcare industry is one of the most critical industry in any country and power outage in a hospital can cost a lot of life. At any point in time, there are patients who are on life support system, there are doctors who are performing surgery and there are medics conducting vital medical tests. A power outage can put a halt on all of these activities and a lot of patients may lose their life because of non-functional equipment. A power outage can also damage the expensive medical equipment and it can cause heavy loss to a hospital. In the case of a diagnosis lab, a power outage would mean downtime which is nothing but a loss of revenue. In such a scenario, it becomes extremely important for the healthcare industry to have an efficient power backup system. Here are some of the points that should be considered while making a choice of power equipment for your industry.

  • The power backup system should be capable of providing power to all the electrical system and all the data systems. Non-functionality of any of these systems can prove to be fatal for the business as well as for the patient. It is important to ensure that the power equipment is deployed after keeping the load requirement in mind as overloading of the system would cause the system to fail.
  • Idle running of the generators can impact the profitability of the organization hence the generators should have a feature which enables it to shut down when the power supply is normal. The system should enable the power generators as soon as the main supply goes off and the time between the two should be in milliseconds. This helps the hospital in saving costs and the money saved can be used as an investment in technology for providing better healthcare services.
  • No one would like to visit a noisy hospital and at the same time, the noise from the generators would distract the surgeons so it is also important to deploy generators which are silent. This would help patients in easy and quick recovery. The generators should also be safe and it should not cause any fire hazard. This would ensure the safety of the patients and the safety of the staff.
  • It is also important to have parallel generators in a hospital. The generators and other power distribution equipment are very reliable but there is always a risk of failure. Having a generator connected in parallel configuration provides a back up to the main generator in case of the failure of the primary generator. The system also helps in distributing the load properly.
  • Some of the equipment in the hospital requires a high amount of power. The generator should be able to cater to the need of variable load without impacting the power supply to other units. There should be no fluctuation in the output with variance in load. This would ensure that all the equipment are protected against electrical failures.

These are some of the points that should be considered while deploying a power backup system in a hospital.