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Medical Gas and Vacumm Pipeline Sizing Charts / Calculator

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 8:16 AM
    Message # 5501212
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    Most all the packagers have charts for sizing

    the capacities of the medical air and vacuum source equipment.

    Who, has or where can I find charts / calculator for the pipeline itself ?

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 9:30 AM
    Reply # 5501894 on 5501212


    I would be happy to share my pipe sizing charts but for some reason I cannot paste them on the reply form.

     The charts I have have been used in hospital's for years in sizing 300 / 400 beds facilities and down. Larger facilities would require calculating using lpm or scfm and friction losses.

     Additionally long runs require calc's with the lpm / scfm method. The charts work great for under 300 feet for positive gases and 500 for medical vacuum.

     Larry Rains   

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:45 PM
    Reply # 5582852 on 5501212

    Hello mister Moon, it was a real pleasure to meet you at Las Vegas 

    Mister Larry, I did not have the pleasure to meet at Las Vegas MGPHO Annual meeting.

    I have been working on the the design of medical gas pipe line for quit some time, but I do not have a trustworthy Sizing Chart for small facilities.

    Could you bee kind enough to share it with me? I will appreciated a big time 

    Best Regards



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