Medical Gas Services

Medical Gas Services

  • Annual Medical Gas Inspections
  • Medical Gas Installations
  • New Installation Verifications
  • Medical Gas System Maintenance
 

Medical Gas Services are made up of 4 major components; installations, verifications, maintenance, and inspections. All of these services are required by the NFPA and necessary in maintaining a medical gas system. 


Each of these services require a medical gas tech with a specific ASSE 6000 Certification. Types of medical gas service techs include; 6030 Verifiers, 6040 Maintenance Personnel, and 6020 Inspectors.

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Verifications

Once a medical gas system has been installed, the installation must be verified by an ASSE 6030 verifier. The verifier must be an independent party not associated with the initial system installation. For example, the installing contractor cannot also be the same entity verifying the installation. 

The medical gas verifier must hold an active ASSE 6030 certification. Without a verification certificate on file, a medical gas system cannot be used. Below are the NFPA guidelines that pertain to medical gas verifications: 

    • Verifications shall be conducted after the system installation and installation related tests have been completed by the installing contractor.
    • Verification testing must be conducted by a party other than the installation contractor.
    • Verification testing needs to be conducted by a competent and experienced medical gas professional with a valid ASSE 6030 verifiers certification.

Additionally, any time there is a repair and/or cut-in to the downstream gas pipeline, a verification will be required.

Tests conducted by the verifier include: Standing Pressure Test, Cross-Connection Test, Alarms Test, Piping Purge Test, and Piping Particulates Test.

Inspections

An important part of maintaining your medical gas system is ensuring the system is inspected periodically or at a minimum on an annual basis. These inspections help maintain the integrity of the system and ensure that the system is functioning properly and safely. 

The NFPA 99 code indicates that both bulk systems and central supply systems need to be inspected on an annual basis and documentation must be kept on hand. Annual Medical Gas Inspections are critical to patient life safety and must be done by an ASSE certified inspector. Below are the NFPA guidelines that pertain to medical gas inspections:

    • Bulk systems must be inspected on an annual basis to ensure the system meets the requirements for sufficient capacity.
    • All central supply systems for nonflammable medical gases must adhere to the following:
      • Must be inspected on an annual basis.
      • Must be maintained by a certified representative.
      • Records of the annual inspections must be available upon request for the overseeing regulatory authorities.
    • All inspections must be conducted by a medical gas professional with an ASSE 6020 Inspector Certification or an ASSE 6030 Verifier Certification.

Additionally, any time there is a repair and/or cut-in to the downstream gas pipeline, a system verification will need to be done in order to ensure the system is safe and ready for patient use. Some of the tests that will be conducted by the verifier include: Standing Pressure Test, Cross-Connection Test, Alarms Test, Piping Purge Test, and Piping Particulates Test.

Verifiers & Inspectors

The verifiers and inspectors are specialized, highly trained and certified professionals. They make sure to verify and inspect the entire medical gas pipeline system and any supporting systems and/or components. As per NFPA 99 code, they must hold valid and active ASSE certifications prior to performing any job. Verifiers must have an ASSE 6030 certification and inspectors need to have an ASSE 6020 or ASSE 6030 certification. At MGI Inc. our team of expert medical gas technicians are all ASSE certified and have many years of on the job training and experience.

Available Positions

MGI Inc. is currently hiring for medical gas installers with ASSE 6010 certification, medical gas inspectors with ASSE 6020/6030 certification, and medical gas verifiers with ASSE 6030 certification. Positions can be remote within the United States and will require travel to job sites. Visit us our Medical Gas Jobs page for more information or give us a call at 844-339-1110.

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