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An Introduction to Plumbing and Gas Systems for Medical Facilities

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course will introduce you to the basics of designing plumbing and gas systems for medical treatment facilities such as hospitals, medical and dental offices, and clinical and research medical and dental laboratories. You will learn about plumbing systems including cold and hot water; sanitary, storm and industrial (acid) drainage systems. You will learn fundamentals of medical gas systems including medical and dental compressed air, surgical handpiece drive air, medical-surgical vacuum, high and low dental vacuum, dental dust evacuation, waste anesthesia gas disposal, oxygen, nitrous oxide, sterilization and process (fuel) gas.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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