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Forth Valley Acute Hospital         

Southmead Hospital, Bristol      

Pembury Hospital - Kent                

Mediserve Hospital Product

C&B Systems manufactures and installs pre-plumbed sanitary assemblies. The design meets and/or exceeds current legislation and guidance notes for hospitals. Mediserve sanitary assemblies are installed in many UK hospitals, both large and small, some of which are illustrated.


 

New Products and Materials

C&B Systems strives to improve the Mediserve system and the materials used. Working with contractors, trusts, component suppliers, facility managers, infectious controls and manual handling on the assemblies has enabled C&B to bring innovations and special features to this sector.


C&B Systems continues to improve the Mediserve system and is ready to discuss a client’s requirements and put forward solutions for any sanitary assembly.


Consideration is given to the many strange requirements that occur on a project. This could include the ADL rooms, mortuary, endoscope, birthing pool, foot wash, or the basic en suite/ward arrangements.


Facility Management

Increasingly C&B Systems is regularly involved with the supply, or supply and install, of sanitary ware and panel sets in existing hospitals to keep a hospital up to date with any alerts or changes to upgrade products.



Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Specifics


Pre-plumbed Mediserve Systems


Material choices for the products


The following are typical  of the questions that regularly arise and  for which C&B Systems has developed some solutions.

Are anti-bacterial products a good idea or not? What anti-bacterial materials are available? Can all pieces in the room contain the defence or just some? What is the effect of anti-bacterial products on the skin? What about the good bugs? Is there a danger of creating a super bug? Will sterilising chemicals damage the equipment?


Copper, Plastic or Stainless pipe work? Trace heating, insulation or neither? Consideration has to be given to the water and its source. Is it hard or soft, brown-field, green-field, grey or borehole? These items have an effect on the water and the water can be affected by the pipe/product. What is your water and how will it affect the equipment?


Electronic or Manual Taps? Cool touch or scald? Bugs can breed differently in both types of products. Are you sure you have the correctly researched taps? Is the tap coordinated with the basin, sink or trough? What are the water flow rate/pressure ranges, does the system have flow limiters, and do they work with BREEAM? Will the water funnel or splash? Can you actually get your elbow behind the lever, or does the lever go back to the panel? Should the TMV3 valve be integrated or external? Has the chosen component assembly been tested? Is it WRAS approved? Should the pre-plumbed assembly be kept free of water before delivery and be pressure tested with dry air/nitrogen, etc?


Pottery Products. How much glaze has been applied and at what temperature was it cured? Is the surface flat, full or pit holed? Does the water run smoothly away?


Stainless Products. What grade is being used and what is the finish? Does it resemble the Himalayas or a cross section of a wavy sea or has the surface been ground flat? What is the surface like at the bends? How many places for bugs have been created?


Weights and accessories. Will the total assembly take the prescribed downward load and how does it integrate with grab rails and group two equipment? There are other materials not within the current system that may bring improvement to the hospital. Can C&B Systems bring those into this closed arena?


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GROHE

Weight Testing for Basins and Toilets, January 2018

 

C&B Systems products are required to meet and comply with current hospital guidelines, minimum performance criteria and other statutory requirements.  Weight testing, also called downward load testing, for all projecting products is just one of the requirements.  The image shows a C&B Systems hospital assembled basin, that is bolted through the panel frame assembly, withstanding up to and in excess of 150kg successfully.

 

The wall hung toilet weight test is 400kg.  It is unlikely that hospital walls and floor will accommodate that weight without distortion occurring somewhere.