Healthcare Estates Webinars

Hear from expert speakers in a series of live and on-demand webinars designed to help bring the content of this year's Healthcare Estates Conference to your screen.

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Christopher Roberts

Director and Healthcare Solution Architect, Schneider Electric

Driving Efficiency in Hospitals: from Old to New.

The healthcare technology marketplace is buzzing with the latest innovations in equipment and applications each promising to solve a niche problem. In the complex healthcare environment these specific solutions are great, but the wider challenge is how to integrate these connected technologies to provide a safe, efficient, and sustainable patient experience across the continuum of care.
New integrated technologies can now provide the platform for change, automation of mundane and routine processes driving greater efficiency, but unless we transform the delivery process the benefits will not be fully realised.
The healthcare construction value chain has operated in much the same way for the last 50 years. Often operational costs, future use, and integration with other relevant and complementary technologies are not considered in the construction phase. Global leading technology companies are learning from their international experiences across the world to improve the way hospital critical systems and infrastructure are designed, built, and operated.
Through early engagement in the design process, a focus upon the operational needs of the end user, and a proven total cost of ownership model it is possible to transform the construction value chain benefiting both contractors and end users alike.
This presentation will also visit examples of international healthcare organisations who are forward thinking and willing to adopt new technologies. They also plan for the operation of their facility at the outset and are truly transforming the traditional value chain and driving more efficient solutions during construction and in the operation of their facilities.
Working within highly secure cyber environments and taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IOT), together with machine learning and artificial intelligence we can now access greater insights and value from information than ever possible before.
It's time to change and the issues highlighted above are all addressed within this presentation.

Adrian Hall

COO, Brandon Medical Co. Ltd.

Smart Operating Theatres.

Next-generation of surgical robots is ready to enter the market, or already had. Their design has been guided by the needs of patients, surgeons and surgical teams. It is now the task of Health Estates Managers and engineers to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate these technologies.
The Operating Theatre has been dramatically changed: Minimally invasive surgery means that more equipment has to be integrated and controlled than before, with complex audio-video solutions required, additional to Medical IT, UPS, gases, specialised carts etc.
Health Estates Managers and Engineers are facing challenges in integrating the new technologies whilst having to build-in efficiencies such as flexible use of operating theatres, instead of fixed, dedicated specialisms, all the while having to implement compliance such as HTM 06-01 in the UK and other current regulatory and recommendatory requirements, which continuously and rapidly change.
The sheer number of variables increases the risk associated with any operating theatre project. Compounding on the complexity of the project, the solutions need to be future proof, flexible in order to allow for various BMS platforms and development of new technologies, whilst delivering a user-friendly interface for the clinical staff: engineers cannot and should not be required during surgical procedures for troubleshooting - a nightmare scenario.
Whilst we agree on the above points, we need to consider and ask the question: is the integration of the operating theatre equipment with the building management system necessary, a nice to have or purely hindrance - and should be avoided at all costs?

Guenter Lang

Sales Director Europe, Thermal Energy International


Sam Mawby

Director of Technology, Thermal Energy International

Modernisation of Steam and Hot Water Systems: An Introduction To The Steam and Condensate Loop

An introduction on the main parts of a steam and condensate loop including Boilers and CHP, steam distribution and heat exchange, condense return and hotwell, highlighting best practice and where non-standard technologies can provide an efficient alternative to removal of a system.
Also touching on funding streams available for improvements, and successful improvements made on NHS sites.

Alex Emms

Operations Director, Kohler Uninterruptible Power

Neutral Earthing and Fault Clearance with UPS Systems

A practical insight to the often-misunderstood topic of fault clearing of loads and neutral earthing supplied by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Learn what the 18th edition regulations state, how a UPS operates in order to clear a fault, and things to consider when planning distribution. In this informative session Alex and KUP will cover:
• Neutral Earthing
o The galvanic isolation between input and output
o 4 Pole Changeover
o Earth Leakage
o Solutions
• Fault Clearance
o How does the UPS react to a downstream fault?
o Fault clearance with static bypass
o Fault clearance without static bypass
o Earth fault loops
o Inverter Specifications

Previous Webinars & On-Demand Content

Matthew Mears

National Healthcare Consultant, Bender UK

The Fundamentals of Secondary and Tertiary Electrical Infrastructure power for Group 2 Medical Locations.

When sizing power requirements for Group 2 medical locations as per BS 7671, regulatory and recommendatory compliance must be fully adhered to - ensuring the solution provides the highest levels of resilience and redundancy to eliminate the single points of failure and provide the highest level of patient safety.
The general principle follows the designer to follow some very straight forward steps:
- Sizing Medical IT power systems in accordance to the group 2 requirements
- Calculate Maximum Total Medical IT demand
- Calculate Maximum Standard TN UPS demand based on 40 watts per square meter, (If required) - centralised UPS systems
- Calculate overall total load system demand
- Correspond demand to correct UPS frame size
- Consider 2nd Fault Clearance requirements of UPS Inverter (Inverter Short Circuit) with respect to downstream protective devices
- Apply consideration to effects of loss of neutral/ neutral generation
- Put Medical IT systems into suitable frame size systems, to allow for sensible interleaving of final circuits (building resilience)
- Phase balance all loads to make sure of a balanced system and no poly-phases within a medical location
- Apply diversity factor if design requires Medical IT loads generally treated as "1"
- Split UPS units into N+N solution to provide diverse supply routes and to build UPS supply resilience
The final step to any Group 2 or Group 1 medical location is to design a robust earthing philosophy within the patient environment.

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