“40% of global health care organizations have experienced an unplanned outage in the past 12 months with the loss of power being one of the major drivers for $432,000 per incident”
The healthcare sector all over the world is undoubtedly one of the most critical consumers of energy, requiring uninterrupted supply for its support systems like ICU, OT, CPAP, Pulse oximeters, Ventilators, Robotic Systems, USG-ECG machines etc.,
Electrical system failures create a great risk of impacting the central mission of the healthcare facility, and of incurring several negative consequences:
Experience has demonstrated that efforts to monitor the UPS & Battery of critical systems can minimize potentially lethal interruptions of patient care services and the significant costs associated with medical equipment downtime.
Towards this,Building Energy Management System and Battery Management System (BMS) play a key role in optimizing energy usage to reduce wastage, and more importantly, predicting potential failures in UPS supporting critical care units like OT and ICU.
“Minimizing equipment malfunctions and maximizing uptime is a priority”.
Battery Management System (BMS) monitors the battery’s health, and predicts potential failure well before; thus preventing catastrophic power failure in critical medical units/equipment. A well-built BMS also provides the capacity assessment of UPS and enables an action plan for better resource management of power during power outages due to natural calamities / major power failures at the grid.
All critical care centres such as OT, Emergency Wards and ICUs are supported with high-capacity UPS, which in turn comprises a large number of batteries. As the batteries are chemical-based, the failure is unpredictable and hence needs to be monitored continuously for its correct functioning. It is also a known fact that, while the most expensive UPS would offer a warranty of five years for the electronics, batteries would carry a warranty of only one year. There have been instances where the UPS serving a particular Critical Care Unit not having enough power backup during the power failure resulting in the shutting down of the OT equipment, ventilators or CPAP etc.; putting several patient’s life at serious risk.
Building Energy Management System helps to monitor consumption and identify waste of power in any of the departments. Besides, as the hospitals work 24/7, comparing day-versus-night consumption can easily identify potential wastage times/spots. It is estimated that a well-implemented EnMS with Data Analytics can reduce the electricity bill by 20% -30%.
“In essence, a Smart BMS and Building Energy Management System should provide adequate information, notification and intelligence to the power managers of the Healthcare institutions to take timely action and to optimize the available resources. Besides such technological interventions help in the reduction of energy cost, as this industry is no exception to competition and intense budgetary limitations “
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