How Can Properly Applied Surge Suppression & Power Filtering Benefit Our HealthCare Systems?

Given the nature of the healthcare industry, reliable operation of medical equipment is not just an economic issue.   While hospitals, laboratories, clinics, doctors’ offices, dentists’ offices, and other medical facilities may appear to be electrically benign environments, they actually represent the electronic equivalent of a war zone.  Elevators, air handlers, imaging equipment, compressors, motors, printers, emergency generators, and many other types of equipment in the facility all create large numbers of transients.  In fact, medical equipment is impacted by literally millions of transients during its operating life causing lockups, glitches, damage, degradation, and excessive maintenance costs.  Not only are there higher than necessary medical equipment maintenance expenses caused by dirty power, but the quality of patient care also is reduced.  Downtime causes disruption of schedules for both patients and medical personnel.  Reducing medical equipment lockups, glitches, and failure is important to all of us and to the bottom line of the facility and heathcare system!


Surges do more than destroy imaging, monitoring, data management, lab and diagnostic equipment.  They also degrade and shorten the life of building automation controls, electronic ballasts and LED drivers, fluorescent lights, HVAC components, pumps, motors, UPS equipment, and elevator controls.  The net result is that the elimination of transient induced wear and damage, can result in large maintenance savings for all types of medical facilities.  Facility managers for hospitals, laboratories, clinics, and doctors’ offices find themselves under constant pressure to reduce operating costs and downtime.  They need a comprehensive layered protection system covering all critical electrical and electronic equipment.  A properly configured TPD system covering all wiring based equipment will quickly pay for itself and reduce maintenance costs and downtime expenses for years to come.  See our Healthcare information sheet.


  1. Reduced downtime of microprocessor equipment in biomed.

  2. Clearer scanning images.

  3. More reliable operation of x-ray computer equipment.

  4. Reduced circuit board replacement in diagnostic equipment.

  5. Reduced downtime and lock ups in electronic equipment in administrative areas.

  6. No lightning damage.

Come visit us at our TPD booth #C5643 at the 2014 InfoComm next week in Vegas!!!