Never compromise on patient care and safety
Hospitals are complex environments that demand careful consideration for HVAC system design, maintenance and repair. When a HVAC system goes down, surgical procedures can be delayed and other emergency situations rerouted to other hospitals. Older HVAC systems also increase the risk of airborne legionnaires’ disease for patients, which is often caused by bacteria in the water within ventilation systems.
With patient care and safety absolutely paramount, the operating rules for HVAC systems are therefore incredibly strict. Viruses must be prevented at all times, so airflow needs to be constantly renewed. Sanitary risks need to be kept as low as possible, meaning water must have the right quality. And hot water needs to be instantly available, making tap pressure crucial.
This means it’s essential that HVAC and pressure boosting systems can deliver maximum reliability. That they can increase efficiency to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. And that they can ensure a hospital doesn’t have to compromise on the health and safety of both its patients and the environment.
How an Irish hospital saved money and solved its Delta T problem
Sligo University Hospital retrofitted its heating system with new boilers and intelligent pumps from Grundfos. The hospital is now saving up to 80% on pump energy.
How a Belgian hospital can grow 40% without growing energy use
University Hospital Brussels will save an estimated €65,000 a year in energy by replacing more than 200 outdated pumps with newer models from Grundfos.
Retrofitting for energy efficiency
When renovating a hospital, a common concern is the compatibility of new systems and the benefits of replacing solutions. But whether the task is upgrading equipment, complying with new regulations or increasing the hospital’s value, it’s essential to keep energy efficiency in mind.
In Grundfos, energy-efficient retrofitting can mean everything from replacing old pumps to transforming the entire system with intelligent solutions that monitor performance.
New hospital project?
At the start of a new hospital project, a number of questions will be asked in relation to HVAC systems since careful planning is critical to integrate and optimise each system. Which pump type is right for the system? Can it be connected to a BMS? And how easy is it to size?
Luckily, Grundfos has a wealth of tools, insights and services to answer these questions and more. We help you select, size, install, commission and maintain your HVAC systems. So you can be sure they meet all your performance needs and provide the best comfort possible.
Remove the worry with a Customised Service Agreement
Discover how a Grundfos Customised Service Agreement could reduce your OPEX, maximise uptime and give you complete peace of mind. Take a few minutes to assess your service agreement needs.