Insulation boards are medical equipment that play a vital role in different critical areas of the hospital. since they prevent electrical microdischarges in both patients and medical staff during invasive procedures.

Besides,Insulation boards provide constant monitoring of electrical current leakage that power the medical devices connected to them.

The areas that require the installation of isolation boards are:

  • Intensive Care Units.
  • Operating Rooms.
  • Delivery Rooms.
  • Transplantation Rooms.
  • Procedure Rooms.
  • Areas with electrical risk.
  • Labor and Delivery Rooms.
  • Shock or Trauma Rooms.
  • Intermediate Care Units.
  • Intensive Care Rooms.
  • Coronary Care Units.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care.
  • Operating Theaters.
  • Emergency Rooms.
  • Hemodialysis Areas.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis.
  • Portable X-ray Equipment for critical areas.
  • Portable Laser X-ray Equipment for critical areas.

To determine if an insulation board is working properly, you can perform the following verifications:

  • Visual inspection:

Examine the insulation board for visible damage, such as cracks, breaks or deformations and check that the leakage current limits are within normal limits. These problems can compromise the effectiveness of the insulation board. and must be repaired, checked or replaced immediately.

  • Resistance measurement:

The resistance of the insulation board is a key indicator of its effectiveness. It can be measured using a megohmmeter (also known as a megger) or other insulation board resistance measuring instrument.The megger applies a controlled voltage to the insulation board and measures the resistance between the conductors and the ground.

  • Compliance with norms and standards:

Make sure that the isolation board meets the applicable regulations and standards in your area or industry in this case hospital. It is normal (NFPA99) They establish the minimum requirements for insulation board performance and safety. Check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure the board meets relevant standards.

  • Professional evaluation:

In case of doubt or for a more thorough evaluation, you can turn to professionals specialized in electrical insulation. They can perform more advanced testing and detailed analysis to ensure the correct operation of the insulation board.

Remember that electrical safety is of utmost importance, so Any signs of malfunction or doubt about the effectiveness of the insulation board should be addressed immediately.It is always advisable to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and consult experts on the subject to guarantee the integrity of the insulation system.

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