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Installation, Operation and Maintenance Instructions

Medical Vacuum Filter Modules


Part number 4107 9022 25.00
24 July 2018
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual
Medical Vacuum Filter Modules

This unit is purchased from:

Date purchased:

Model number:

Serial number:

Option(s) included:

Any information, service or spare parts requests should include the machine serial number and
be directed to:

BeaconMedæs
1059 Paragon Way
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Telephone: (888) 463-3427
Fax: (803) 817-5750

BeaconMedæs reserves the right to make changes and improvements to update products sold
previously without notice or obligation.

Part number 4107 9022 25.00


24 July 2018
Medical Vacuum Filter Modules

Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction ......................................................................1-1
1.1 Audience��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
1.2 Definition of Statements������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-1
1.3 Product Description�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
1.4 Environmental Considerations�������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
1.5 Environmental Declarations������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-1
2.0 Installation ........................................................................2-1
2.1 Inspection Upon Receiving��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
2.2 Handling��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
2.3 Location���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
2.4 Space Requirements������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
2.5 Inlet and Outlet Piping���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
2.6 Floor Mounting Instructions������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-1
2.7 Drain Flask Installation Instructions����������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
3.0 Operation ...........................................................................3-1
3.1 Precautions���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-1
3.2 NFPA 99: 2018 Operational Procedure������������������������������������������������������� 3-1
3.3 ISO 7396-1: 2016 Operational Procedure�������������������������������������������������� 3-1
3.4 HTM 02-01: 2006 Operational Procedure�������������������������������������������������� 3-1
4.0 Trouble Shooting................................................................4-1
5.0 Maintenance ......................................................................5-1
5.1 Maintenance Procedures����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-1
5.2 Maintenance Schedule��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5-6

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1.0 Introduction 1.5 Environmental Declarations


1.1 Audience Disposal
This manual provides information related to
General
the installation, operation, and maintenance of
the Medical Vacuum (MV) Filter Modules manu- When developing products and services, Bea-
factured by BeaconMedæs. Service information conMedæs tries to understand, address, and
contained in this manual is intended for use by minimize the negative environmental effects that
technicians or personnel qualified to repair and the products and services may have, when being
service medical equipment. manufactured, distributed, and used, as well as at
their disposal.
1.2 Definition of Statements
Statements in this manual preceded by following Recycling and disposal policies are part of the
words are of special significance. development of all BeaconMedæs products. Bea-
conMedæs company standards determine strict
requirements.
WARNING:
When selecting materials the substantial recyca-
Means there is a possibility of injury or death bility, the disassembly possibilities and the sepa-
to yourself or others.
rability of the materials and assemblies are con-
sidered as well as the environmental perils and
dangers to health during the recycling and dis-
1.3 Product Description
posal of the unavoidable rates of non-recycable
The MV Filter Modules are designed to be a filter materials.
for the central vacuum system in hospitals and
surgery centers and are located in the plant room BeaconMedæs products for the most part con-
(or basement) of these facilities. sist of metallic materials that can be remelted in
steelworks and smelting works and that is there-
The filters are designed to protect the vacuum sys- fore almost infinitely recyclable. The plastic use is
tem from liquid, solid, or bacterial contamination.
labeled; sorting and fractioning of the materials
There is a transparent drain flask on the bottom
for recycling in the future is foreseen.
of each filter that collects liquids and can be eas-
ily removed for sterilization. The filters are placed
before the vacuum system. By filtering bacterial NOTE:
contamination before the vacuum system, the fil-
ters not only protect the vacuum system, but also This concept can only succeed with your
the men and women who service the vacuum sys- help.
tem. The moving air created by the vacuum sys-
tem eventually gets exhausted into the outside Support us by disposing professionally.
air. The filters also protect people in the commu-
nity where the exhaust gases are being released By assuring a correct disposal of the product
into the outside air. you help to prevent possible negative
consequences for environment and health
1.4 Environmental Considerations that can occur with inappropriate waste
handling.
The MV Filter Modules are to be installed in accor-
dance with requirements stated by NFPA 99, ISO Recycling and re-usage of materials helps
7396-1, HTM 02-01, and all applicable local codes. to preserve natural resources.

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Disposal of Materials

Dispose contaminated substances and materials


separately, according to local applicable environ-
mental legislations.

Dispose all components according to the appli-


cable disposal regulations.

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2.0 Installation 2.6 Floor Mounting Instructions


An Installation Diagram is available as a
2.1 Inspection Upon Receiving
supplement to this Operation and Maintenance
The condition of the MV Filter Module should be Manual. Please contact BeaconMedæs to have
carefully inspected upon delivery. Any indication the Installation Diagram sent to you or download
of damage by the carrier should be noted on an electronic version from the website at
the delivery receipt, especially if the system www.beaconmedaes.com.
will not be immediately uncrated and installed.
The MV Filter Modules may remain in their 2.7 Drain Flask Installation In-
shipping containers until ready for installation.
If the MV Filter Modules are to be stored prior
structions
to installation, they must be protected from
the elements to prevent rust and deterioration.

NOTE:

Do not remove the protective covers from the


inlet and discharge connection ports of the
unit until they are ready for connecting to the
hospital’s pipeline distribution system.

2.2 Handling 1. Locate the box with the label “ADDITIONAL


PARTS INSIDE”. Contents of the box should
include a cap with integrated fitting,
WARNING:
glass flask, two sealing washers, biohazard
Use appropriate load rated lifting equipment decal, and two arrow decals.
and observe safe lifting procedures during all
moves.

2.3 Location
The MV Filter Modules should be installed indoors
in a clean, well-ventilated environment. Areas of
excessive dust, dirt or other air-borne particulate
should be avoided.

2.4 Space Requirements


The MV Filter Modules should be placed to ensure 2. Place the biohazard decal onto flask.
easy access to perform maintenance and high
visibility of gauges. It is recommended that a
minimum space of 24” be allowed on all sides.

2.5 Inlet and Outlet Piping


All pipe must be either seamless copper tubing
or other corrosion resistant metallic tubing, as
detailed in NFPA 99.
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3. Place one sealing washer over fitting. The


second sealing washer is an extra.

5. Lastly, install the drain flask by screwing it onto


the ball valve located on the bottom of the
filter. Open the ball valve (handle in vertical
position) before startup and during operation.

4. The finished assembly is now ready to be


installed. The two arrow decals pictured above
may or not be included. If so, discard. They are
not required for this application.

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3.0 Operation
3.1 Precautions

WARNING:

Do not put MV Filter Module into operation until


verified by a qualified person per NFPA 99, ISO
7396-1, or HTM 02-01.

3.2 NFPA 99: 2018 Operational


Procedure
In order to comply with NFPA code, one filter must
be in reserve at all times. This means that the but-
terfly valves on both sides of one filter must be
closed at all times.

3.3 ISO 7396-1: 2016 Operational


Procedure
In order to comply with ISO code, one filter must
be in reserve at all times. This means that the but-
terfly valves on both sides of one filter must be
closed at all times.

3.4 HTM 02-01: 2006 Operational


Procedure
In order to comply with HTM code, half of the
filters must be in reserve at all times. This
means that the butterfly valves on both sides
of half the filters must be closed at all times.

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4.0 Trouble Shooting


Problem Possible Causes Solution
Higher than usual differential Dirty filter element See maintenance schedule in section 5.2
pressure across the system or
lower than usual flow through Too many filters offline See operational procedures in sections 3.2-
the system 3.4 for the minimum required filters to be
offline

Blockages in system Inspect tubes for blockages


Reduced vacuum level Leak(s) in system Check monthly for blockages and leaks in
the system. If a leak is suspected, pressurize
the system to maximum 30 psi and check
for leaks.

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5.0 Maintenance
5.1 Maintenance Procedures

WARNING:
Filter element and drain flask are
biohazard materials and need to be
handled with proper care.

WARNING:
Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
must be worn when servicing this equipment.

A PPE kit is available through BeaconMedæs.


The kit includes a XL disposable coverall,
N100 disposable respirator, wrap-around
safety glasses, and two heavy-duty 30-gallon
biohazard waste bags. The P/N for the kit is
4107 4018 65. More information can be found
by referencing the Parts List. Please contact
BeaconMedæs to have the Parts List sent to you or
download an electronic version from the website at
www.beaconmedaes.com.
1. Close butterfly valves on both sides of
filter being serviced.
In addition to the PPE kit, below are the
recommended gloves to be worn when servicing
this equipment:
 Grainger P/N: 2VLZ8

o Description: 9-1/2” Powder Free


Unlined Nitrile Disposable Gloves,
Black,Size L, 100PK

 Grainger P/N: 2VLZ9

o Description: 9-1/2” Powder Free


Unlined Nitrile Disposable Gloves,
Black, Size XL, 100PK

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2. Close the ball valve on the bottom of the


drain flask, unscrew the drain flask, and
dispose of using hospital procedure for
biohazard waste.

 It is recommended to replace the drain flask


Valve shown in open position with every filter element change. The drain
flask is available through BeaconMedæs.
The P/N for the flask is 4107 6558 95. More
information can be found by referencing the
Parts List. Please contact BeaconMedæs to
have the Parts List sent to you or download an
electronic version from the website at
www.beaconmedaes.com.

 The drain flask is also suitable for steam


sterilization up to 273 °F (134 °C) using hospital
equipment and procedures.

Valve shown in closed position

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3. Open the ball valve to relieve the vacuum in


the filter assembly and ease in removing the
filter housing.

5. The picture above shows the filter housing


unscrewed from the filter head and partially
removed.

4. Unscrew the filter housing. A strap wrench will


ease in loosening the filter housing. After the
filter housing is loosened, it can be unscrewed
by hand.

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6. The picture above shows the filter housing


removed and the filter element exposed.

9. Purchase filter service kit from BeaconMedæs.


The kit will come with the filter element
(including double O-rings preinstalled) and
filter housing O-ring. Each filter housing has
a label specifying MV80 or MV160. For an
MV80 filter, the kit P/N is 4107 4018 70. For
an MV160 filter, the kit P/N is 4107 4018 71.
More information can be found by referencing
the Parts List. Please contact BeaconMedæs to
have the Parts List sent to you or download
an electronic version from the website at
www.beaconmedaes.com.

7. Remove the filter element by giving a gentle


pull downwards and dispose of the filter using
hospital procedure for biohazard waste.

8. Dispose of gloves. Put on a new pair of gloves


before proceeding further.

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10. Install new filter by pressing firmly upwards


into the filter head until the filter is seated.

12. Re-install the drain flask by screwing it onto


the ball valve located on the bottom of the
filter and re-open the butterfly valves on
both sides of the filter.

13. Lastly, dispose of all contaminated PPE.

11. Install new filter housing O-ring that is


provided with kit and re-install housing by
fully tightening the housing onto the head.

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5.2 Maintenance Schedule

Item Kit Part Number Recommended Maintenance Frequency


MV80 Filter Element 4107 4018 70 Replace annually (*or as needed)
MV160 Filter Element 4107 4018 71 Replace annually (*or as needed)
Drain Flask 4107 6558 95 Replace with every filter element change
Differential Pressure 1629 0438 00 Check monthly
Gauge
*If the gauge reads 0.4psi (≈30mbar) or more, change
the filter element. Do so even if this occurs before a
year has gone by before the filter element was changed
last.

If gauge is damaged, purchase Kit Part Number on the
left.
MV Filter Module – Check monthly for blockages and leaks in the system. If
a leak is suspected, pressurize the system to maximum
30 psi and check for leaks.

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1059 Paragon Way, Rock Hill, SC 29730
(888) 4-MEDGAS (888) 463-3427
Fax: (803) 817-5750
www.beaconmedæs.com