In healthcare facilities, NFPA requires regular testing of isolated power systems to ensure they are in peak condition, keeping patients and staff safe. Bender offers a complete range of services to validate the state of these systems and ensure certification of meeting NFPA, NEC, and JCAHO regulations and standards.
Per NFPA 99:2015 Article 18.104.22.168.5, facilities must perform testing using external simulated faults after any system modification, repair, or renovation. Bender Field Service Technicians provide recertification testing for any manufacture and model of Isolated Power. Although a facility can perform its own “in-house” testing on their LIMs (Line Isolation Monitors) utilizing a Bender LIM tester, this is not recommended due to the infrequency of testing needed and tools required to test correctly. It is recommended to use in-house testing to supplement the more thorough testing performed by a qualified, reputable service provider.
On-site start-up commissioning and LIM recertification and testing by a Bender technician is offered with all equipment sales for new installations. Bender offers an exclusive 5-year warranty on qualifying IPS (Isolated Power System) components, which is applied based upon successful commissioning by a Bender certified technician.
For new installation, please refer to the Site Readiness Pre-Checklist for instructions to ensure proper preparation prior to Field Service Technician dispatch to site.
Bender provides complete services for upgrading and updating Isolated Power Systems without replacing complete panels. Upgrading to Bender's LIM2010 Line Isolation Monitor and MK2000 series of remote annunciators eliminates issues due to aging systems and reduces testing costs.
Bender can retrofit any existing make or model of Line Isolation Monitor and remote annunciator. Many common models have existing retrofit kits, and custom solutions are available for unique situations. Our service engineers will walk you through the evaluation, planning, and implementation of all retrofit solutions to ensure an efficient process and minimal interruptions in your facility.
NFPA 99 requires periodic testing of all Isolated Power Systems in Healthcare Facilities. Bender authorized technicians are available to perform annual testing on any make or model of isolated power panel and bi-annual testing of any analog line isolation monitors.
Annual and Bi-Annual recertification services include, but are not limited to:
If any issues are detected in the system during testing, onsite technicians will assess for best solutions that will be documented anthe d included with recertification report.
Don’t want to worry about when annual testing is due? Bender has multi-year service agreements available that will notify you one month prior and ensure priority scheduling with Bender technicians.
Bender Authorized technicians are available to complete Certification Field Testing Services on all makes and models of Isolated Power Panels. To be compliant with NFPA 99, all new installations of isolated power panels must be factory certified to ensure proper installation and function, prior to putting the panels into service.
Bender offers an array of options for periodic testing and maintenance programs for Isolated Power System needs. Our technicians are specifically trained in all models of Isolated Power Systems and accessories. Bender is the manufacturer of the industry-leading testing equipment utilized by numerous hospitals and facilities to test their systems at a frequency more often than required by code.
Certification Field Testing includes, but is not limited to:
Technicians can also advise hospital staff on annual recertification options, including multi-year agreements, to ensure the continued compliance and proper function of all equipment.
For new installation please refer to the Site Readiness Pre-Checklist for instructions to ensure proper preparation prior to Field Service Technician dispatch to site.
Looking to add or expand your isolated power system? Bender’s expert engineers are available to guide you through the steps involved in designing an effective and safe isolated power system.
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