Procedural Gas Supply Control
The “StarShip Enterprise” Display panel is sited in clear view in the EEH Dental Operatory. This controller links to the Plant Room and the supplies of anaesthetic gases, scavenging, surgical air supplies and the oxygen concentrator. The system monitors the pressures within each of the pipelines and will automatically power-up the units should pressure fall. In the unlikely event that the units are unable to restore pressures within the oxygen supply, or the surgical air – then the control unit will automatically switch to the reserve gas cylinder supplies located outside. As a further fail safe – should the cylinder run low – then the alternate reserve cylinder would be brought into use. All of this is done automatically. These are the steps we have taken to ensure security of gas supplies – a large capacity reserve within the pump, a very large storage container outside, a reserve emergency supply cylinder of gas, a second additional reserve gas safety cylinder. Effectively a belt, a pair of braces, a second belt, and a second pair of braces! These measures are designed to ensure we can operate on patients as safely as possible.