Medical grade oxygen, nitrous oxide, and other gases are critical in any facility where medical patients are being treated. Medical gas outlet designs and placement strategies should be planned out, prior to or during the installation of gas tanks and other essential equipment.

A Service Plan

Medical grade gas outlets are regulated through the Food and Drug Administration. Labels, connectors, and outlet placement variables may be restricted. Medical equipment that is used nationally may include a few distinct gas outlet styles. The style of an outlet will be dependent upon the gas valves and piping that will be attached to it.

A service plan may involve a consultation with a representative of a medical-grade equipment business. The consultation will aid a client with choosing medical gas outlets and scheduling a service appointment to have the outlets installed within a facility. Some businesses that furnish medical equipment may provide gas tank installations, gas deliveries, and inspections. Having access to a comprehensive service plan will provide patients with a high level of care.

Usage Guidelines

A service technician can install outlets in a centralized area or in targeted areas. A large facility may necessitate the use of many gas-driven pieces of equipment. A technician should be furnished with a map of a medical facility. The map should highlight which rooms or common areas will be used to administer gas.

Gas may be needed in patients' rooms and surgical rooms. Medical gas outlets are typically installed along walls, but they can also be installed in the ceiling or flooring. The safety of the patients who will be treated will be considered, prior to finalizing a medical gas outlet installation plan. Outlets should be placed where medical personnel can access them, but where patients or visitors within a medical facility will not be able to access them.


The proper use of medical outlets is essential. This will support a constant supply of gas when it is needed. Servicing equipment should be performed by a licensed technician. The servicing may include checking the status of each outlet, gas valve, and piping.

Additionally, the amount of gas that is available should be closely monitored. Some companies provide their clients with an online measuring tool. This tool will aid with determining a daily gas consumption amount. A customer will be able to replenish gas, by placing an order through a medical supplier's website. 

For more information, contact a medical gas outlets supplier near you.