The National Fire Prevention Association's (NFPA) Standards for Health Care Facilities standard, also known as NFPA 99, defines medical item labeling requirements for gas systems in medical facilities. To receive acknowledgement and accreditation from the Joint commission, compliance with NFPA 99 is required for a hospital or medical facility from the Joint Commission.
Pipes carrying medical gasses, including medical air, nitrous oxide, oxygen, and other gasses,must be permanently labeled according to the NFPA 99. Labels must display the pipe/medical items content, pressure, direction of flow and any other important information. Test size must be visible and legible; at least 3/8 inches tall and running parallel with the medical item labeled.
Labels must appear: At changes of piping direction, before and after barriers, and on doors to enclosures containing piping, valves, or other medical gas components.
|Medical Air 50-55 psi||Black||Yellow|
|Nitrogen 180-200 psi||White||Black|
|Nitrous Oxide 50-55 psi||White||Blue|
|Oxygen 50-55 psi||White||Green|
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