Is Your Healthcare Facility Ready For Future Challenges?
When it comes to health facilities’ backup power, you can never be too prepared for what may be possible. No matter how outlandish and strange the scenario, preparation is the key to saving lives. Healthcare facilities have a duty of care to their patients to provide safe and reliable medical care. That duty requires a safe and stable supply of power. To that end, healthcare facility managers are responsible for looking at past needs, examining present assets, and planning for anticipated future needs.
Scalability Is Essential
Technology is evolving, and healthcare facilities’ backup power systems must have the capacity required to support everything from lights and computers to respirators and x-ray machines. In addition, because the number of devices within hospitals, outpatient centers, etc., is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades, facility managers must consider the need for additional wattage and plan accordingly. This means investing in scalable systems that can be quickly expanded as emergency power requirements grow.
Of course, capacity planning isn’t an exact science. There are several ways to do it. One is to review long-term utility data trends to forecast future needs. Another is to examine the current needs of larger facilities to establish a baseline estimate based on anticipated growth. Ultimately, these are best guesses. Thus, a better approach is to install expansion-ready equipment. This includes switchgear, UPS, and other infrastructure that can be gradually added and upgraded over time. This is the most cost-effective strategy to ensure that a health facility’s backup power is sufficient for its need, while not excessive and cumbersome to budgetary concerns.
Don’t Ignore Maintenance & Repairs
What you have today won’t work tomorrow if you don’t care for your generator and power generation infrastructure. The most effective way to ensure long-term reliability is to secure long-term maintenance and repair agreements with a well-established service provider.
In addition to ensuring system reliability and longevity, EGSA certified technicians maintain up-to-date knowledge of advanced generator technology, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. Establishing a long-term relationship with a generator service provider has several advantages, including the fact that technicians have a detailed and thorough record of any previous service to review when servicing your generator.
Your generator service technicians know every quirk, hazard, problem, and repair. This allows them to customize maintenance services for your generator. In turn, this increases reliability, performance, efficiency, and longevity. Long-term contracts also save you money, not only on discounts and offerings, but in reduced repairs and premature system replacement.
Are you wondering the best way to ensure your health facility’s backup power meets your needs in the future? Contact the team at Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists to speak with our experts. We are happy to help you determine the best way to prepare your operations for the world of tomorrow and the demands that will come with it.