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Hospitals October 1, 2000

Baring their Teeth: Dental Care for Animal Patients

Animal dental treatment is a relatively new field of practice, and while many hospitals do not have full-time dentists on staff, more stand-alone clinics are being built. Dental treatment rooms generally have a tub table for carrying out procedures, with hot and cold potable water and connections for compressed air, vacuum and oxygen.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals October 1, 2000

A Dog’s (Medical) Life: Equipment Specs for Vets

While the mechanical system needs of veterinary facilities can vary, hospital installations tend to comprise the same basic equipment. The following is a list of the most common items.  Tub table or wet table. A tub table comes in 5-foot or 6-foot lengths, and consists of a grated table with an underlying sink.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals October 1, 2000

Plumbing for Pets—and Vets

Although it may surprise many engineers, veterinary hospitals are undergoing a transformation from neighborhood "mom and pop" facilities into specialized referral centers that resemble hospitals at teaching institutions. With the increased sophistication come bigger challenges for architectural and engineering teams to design better and more efficient facilities.

By RAMZI Y. NAMEK , P.E., Associate, Siegel, Rutherford, Bradstock Ridgway Inc., Baltimore, Md.
Hospitals January 1, 1970

The Need for Steam

As is the case with many health-care institutions, Kaiser Hospital in Sunnyside, Ore., periodically requires large amounts of steam for heating and sterilization. However, in the past, the difficulty was that one boiler was not sufficient to handle the sudden load swing. "In the wintertime, our two 300-hp fire-tube boilers would not hold the load, so we'd have to run our 500-hp boiler with a 30...

By Staff
Hospitals January 1, 1970

New products literature

Magnetic-drive pumps are specifically designed to handle difficult fluids such as corrosives, pollutants, ultrapure liquids and toxics. This seamless pump can handle flows up to 1,500 gpm at 2,900 rpm and 1,760 gpm at 3,500 rpm. (Model ICM by Goulds Pumps) Circle 1 Structured cabling system doubles the bandwidth of the proposed category-6 standard, tested to perform at up to 400 MHz.

By Staff
Hospitals January 1, 1970

Speedway Club at the Texas Motor Speedway Features Latest Life Safety

The Speedway Club is a nine-story tower in a famous racing setting. It is located outside the first turn of the 1.5-mile main track at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Both the Speedway and The Speedway Club are recognized as among the most modern in the world, and both are busy almost every day of the year. The Speedway hosted its inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series races in April 1997 and its first Indy Racing League and NASCAR Craftsman Truck events that June.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Hospitals January 1, 1970

Stay Cool Round-the-Clock: 7×24 Cooling in Health-Care Facilities

Creating and maintaining comfort conditioning in hospitals has long been the design goal and an operational requirement of HVAC systems, not only for patients and health-care providers, but also for equipment such as telephone rooms and computer rooms. Lately, it is becoming even more of a challenge. Most central air systems operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week to provide comfort conditioning and minimum air change rates as required by code. But the increasing use and need for digital communications, computerized patient records, digital radiology imaging and storage systems are creating an increasing need for year-round cooling in hospitals and related health-care facilities. Many new types of equipment are creating larger cooling loads: digital radiographic equipment such as computed tomography (CT) scan equipment and heat exchanger; cardiac cath lab and EP lab computer equipment, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, computer rooms themselves; and uninterruptible power supplies.

By J. Patrick Banse, P.E., Smith Seckman Reid, Houston