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National PHCC Convention

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September 30-October 1, 2020

Virtual Event

 

 

Medical Gas Certification Course

November 16-19, 2020

Sioux Falls, SD 

 

 

SDAPHCC Annual State Convention 

March 4-5, 2021

Sioux Falls, SD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Gas Certification Class

The Medical Gas Certification Course has been rescheduled for November 16-19, 2020 and will be held in Sioux Falls, SD at Midwestern Mechanical.  Classes will run from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

 

To Register

Click Here to download the Registration Form or contact the SDAPHCC Office.

 

About the Class

The class will consist of training in all facets of medical gas pipeline equipment installation for hospitals, office-based occupancies, nursing homes and other health care facilities.  A portion of the class will be devoted to learning proper brazing techniques and requirements for working with medical gas equipment and piping.  The textbook for the class will be the 2012 edition of NFPA 99 and will be provided, as well as other learning aids.

 

Contractor employees need to be journeyman level or active in the trades for at least four years.  Estimators, construction company officials and hospital employees who will not be installing medical gas systems, and building officials/inspectors, are welcome into the class with the four year requirement waived.

 

NFPA has mandated brazing qualifications since 1993.  NFPA 99 now mandates that all installers meet the requirements of the A.S.S.E. series 6010, 32-hour course.  In addition, many major design firms now mandate compliance with the ANSI/A.S.S.E. 6000 series in their specification.  As of July 2016, the federal government has mandated compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99.

 

Class will consist of training in all facets of medical gas pipeline equipment installation for hospitals, office-based occupancies, nursing homes and other health care facilities.  A portion of the class will be devoted to learning proper brazing techniques and requirements for working with medical gas equipment and piping.  The textbook for the class will be the 2012 edition of NFPA and will be provided, as well as other learning aids.  

 

Students will also be required to successfully complete a written examination as well as a brazing practical in which they will be required to braze vertical and horizontal full-penetration joints on 1-1/2" tubing and the brazing coupons will be tested by a Certified Welding Inspector at an independent laboratory.

 

Class fees will include the use of turbo torches and acetylene.  Each student will need 1' of 1-1/2" L tubing (no cleaned) and 6-8 1-1/2" wrought couplings with stops, as well as 1lb of silver solder.  

 

About the Instructor

Bill McCormick has more than 27 years experience in design, testing, verification, troubleshooting and repair of all components in medical gas systems, including air compressors and vacuum pumps.  He is a ASSE 6050 credentialed medical gas instructor and has been teaching classes for more than 10 years.

The course is conducted by Medical Engineering Services, LLC.

 

 

 

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