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Topic Title: pat testing - portable x-ray machine
Topic Summary: is it required to PAT test medical devices
Created On: 25 January 2013 04:42 PM
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 25 January 2013 04:42 PM
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SeanElec

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Hello, Have any of you PAT tested on portable medical devices. The cost of these machines must be enormous & I am not enthusiastic about damaging 1 of them. Any experiences ?
 25 January 2013 05:06 PM
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jcm256

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Read this, you can select the next page 2 to 5.


http://www.ebme.co.uk/forums/u...bdbcec50466038d4115191
 26 January 2013 07:44 PM
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deleted_1_Grizzly01

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As vaguely mentioned in the forum thread that jcm256 links to above, there is special test equipment for testing medical equipment.
It shouldn't be done with a standard PAT tester, and is done to specific standards that are no longer covered by the IET Code of Practice.
If anyone doesn't know what these standards are, or involve, then they shouldn't be attempting to test medical equipment (and I include myself in that).

Rigel Medical (a division of Seaward) make a range of testers (or 'Electrical Safety Analysers' as they are called), that might look a tad familiar: Rigel Medical
 28 January 2013 12:40 PM
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SeanElec

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Lads, Many thanks. i thought the request was daft, now I have the background information to point the clinic in the correct direction.
 30 January 2013 03:15 PM
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rogerbryant

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You may also want to check that it's not one of these:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20579318

Best regards

Roger
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