In the world of Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machines, there is a need for annual preventative maintenance. The maintenance is often overlooked due to pricing and available options on it; however, it is a key part of your business that needs to be completed on a yearly basis, not only to keep yourself and the end-users safe and the very import pets that are being sedated.
In our business to often we are all called to come out to complete maintenance after there was a close call, a pet that was not able to be sedated, or worst-case scenario where a pet died; these cases here are typically avoidable from a preventative maintenance perspective (if the machine was at fault) as so often we come on-site to notice that improper/no maintenance had been completed on their Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machine.
Sadly there are several companies out there (we cannot name names) that complete subpar work on Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machine. These companies come in with test equipment (if you are lucky) that has never been calibrated or is not the correct test equipment to be used on the job. For instance, we have followed a company who was on-site to complete maintenance on a Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machine using an HVAC flow meter, trying to measure the vertical feet per minute of flow. While in this case, the test equipment that they are using is not a tested and true indication of why your Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machine is doing. In our case, we use a certified TSI Venitallar test setup that is calibrated yearly and it is calibrated to a NIST certification. If our calibrations are ever called into question, we can support them by showing documentation that our equipment is calibrated yearly, and we follow a strict testing procedure that helps keep your end-users and pets safe.
When it comes to our testing methodoly, we only employ Biomedical Technologist to complete the work, which our competition does not, in some cases they use automotive or hydraulic technicians to test your Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machine! Well at TRH Services, we believe that every pet is important, just like every human life is important and we employ our trained Biomedical Technologist to test and certify your Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machines just like we would test and certify a human use anesthetic gas machine.
During our testing process, we use our guided test procedure to test our Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machines to the manufacturer’s standards fully. By testing the equipment using our guided test procedure, it allows us to generate instant reports and allows us to send you digital copies of our calibration certificates for your reference. Our calibration certificates meet the standards set forth by the Ministry of Labour, and the Veterinarian Association for how your equipment is to be tested and maintained.
While we are on-site testing your Veterinary Anesthetic Gas Machines, we recommend that we test and clean your autoclave, scale, infusion pumps, dental control unit and your scavenging system to ensure that everything is working up to standards.
The added value of having TRH Services complete your yearly maintenance is that we have our computer maintenance management system that allows us to track all repairs and maintenance completed on your units to date; this allows us to predict repairs required on your unit(s), which will help decrease equipment downtime. With our computer maintenance management system, it allows us to electronically document, and test your equipment on-site; this allows us to create manufacturer-specific calibration certificates and summary reports which you can use for your accreditation process. At TRH Services all of our service technologists are trained Biomedical technologists, which is a requirement to test your medical equipment. At TRH Services we carry WSIB insurance (our WSIB number is 739379), and we are Health Canada Licensed which is required to support and maintain your medical equipment on-site; our Health Canada number is 2578
Written By: Tyler Hasenpflug CET