has mandated that for MedGas systems the "dew point
for locally compressed air shall be monitored and alarmed
per 4-18.104.22.168 and 4-22.214.171.124(f) to protect from a line
pressure dew point rise to 39ºF from a nominal design of
35ºF." This safeguard was the foundation for the new
Edgetech DPM-99 Med Gas Dew Point Monitor. This
specifically designed monitor exceeds the requirements set
forth by the NFPA
and was a collaboration with Airvac Technical Services who
are Certified by P.I.P.E. as medical gas inspectors in all
50 US states.
DPM-99 utilizes a chilled mirror sensor, the most accurate
reliable dew point sensing scheme. This primary
measurement is directly traceable to N.I.S.T.. The DPM-99
also uses a modified Automatic Balance Cycle (ABC) that
allows for continuous monitoring of dew point with
virtually maintenance free operation. Dew Point is
monitored continuously for safety in the DPM-99 in
comparison to only 5% of the time as touted by other
Easy to Install
DPM-99 is a complete Dew Point Monitoring system. It
consists of the sensor, Audible and Visual Alarms, and
flow controller contained within an easily mountable
ruggedized aluminum NEMA-12 enclosure. Only 1 sample line
and power connections need to be made to become
Why do I
need this DP Monitor ?
section 4-5.1.5 requires dew point levels be monitored and
maintained below 39ºF. This is not only to protect
expensive equipment such as ventilators and respirators
but most importantly the end use: THE PATIENT. The EdgeTech
DPM-99 surpasses the requirements set-forth by the NFPA.
I upgrade ?
systems that are "grandfathered" should be
upgraded for peace of mind that your MedGas System is not
endangering patients with dew points that are higher than
the 39ºF mandated by the NFPA.