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Demand factor for the medical equipments

  1. May 16, 2012 #1
    My question to the professional engineers is how to apply the demand factors for the medical equipment in health care facilities. As you know the critical loads is too heavy and logically it is not possible to work all of these on the same time.
     
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  3. May 16, 2012 #2

    russ_watters

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    It is a big, big problem without a clear-cut answer. Some guidance:

    -If there is one piece of equipment in a room with a high demand you must assume it is running. Two big draws? Still both running. Three? Assume two are running. Etc...
    -Read manufacturer's data to find true steady state demand.
    -Interview workers to help gauge usage patterns.
     
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