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Video: Compressed Air Specialist Responds To Increased Demand
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:12
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus puts society in a state of emergency. The common goal is not to overwhelm the healthcare system with the care of critical COVID-19 cases - and at the same time to increase the capacity in hospitals.
Compressed air specialist Boge from Bielefeld is also involved. Medical compressed air is currently in great demand because it is used, among other things, to ventilate patients in the intensive care unit and to operate medical equipment. Boge is a supplier for plant manufacturers and device manufacturers in medical technology - and is currently processing orders from this sector with the highest priority.
Why medical compressed air is so important
Medical compressed air is a medicine. As a life-supporting gas in hospitals, it must be available around the clock without risk of failure and in the highest quality. In order to provide artificial ventilation for patients in intensive care units, the air we breathe must be absolutely clean - i.e. dry, oil and germ-free. This is ensured by compressors such as those made by Boge. Processing units also dry the air in seven stages and clean it additionally.
In order to ensure the continuous availability of compressed air, compressed air systems in clinics are at least three times redundant. At the same time, strict fire and noise protection requirements apply. The norm is that the compressed air system in clinics must be designed for extreme cases. This occurs with the simultaneous care of an unusually large number of patients - as can be expected worldwide in the current situation and is already a reality regionally.
Compressed air demand is skyrocketing
The demand for medical compressed air is rising rapidly due to the increasing number of COVID-19 patients. "At Boge, we do everything we can to intensify the production of our machines and equipment," says Michael Rommelmann, Technical Director at Boge.
In addition, the company has set up a corona crisis team, which monitors the development around the corona virus very closely and has taken appropriate precautions and continues to do so. Boge can continue to maintain its business operations through various security measures to protect employees, the existence of emergency plans and other measures.