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What Needs to Be Powered?

The following is an example of an equipment list for each specialty. You can see that some specialties require more equipment than others. It is important to understand what equipment is required to complete a procedure in the event of a power failure.

Life Safety Branch

Egress Lighting

Lighting that switches on automatically during a power outage

Fire/Gas Detector

Used to sense the presence of smoke or gas.

Automatic Doors

Doors are doors that open and close without human intervention.

Sprinkler Systems

Prevents fire growth and spread by releasing water through a series of sprinkler heads.

Surveillance Systems

Network of cameras, monitors, and recorders that can be used to monitor people or areas

Critical Branch

Anesthesia Machine

Used to to deliver general anesthesia to patients during medical procedures.


A mobile X-ray imaging device used in a variety of medical procedures

Surgical Microscope

Provides surgeons with a magnified and illuminated images.


Uses an electric current to create heat and destroy tissue.

IV Pump

Delivers fluids or medications into a patient's body.

OR Table

A table where a patient lies during a surgical procedure.


Displays information or high-quality imaging to help diagnose, treat, and monitor patients.


X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body.


Devices that use precisely focused light sources to treat or remove tissues.

Surgical Lights

Helps surgeons and other operating room staff see a patient's operative site during a surgical procedure.

Equipment Branch

Central Suction

Uses pumps to create a vacuum in sterile environments and to suction human material.


Responsible for the circulation of conditioned air throughout the facility.

Medical Gas Systems

Supplies specialized gases and gas mixtures to various parts of the facility.


Moves patients or supplies vertically between levels of a building

Air Compressors

Supplies clean, dry, odorless, and compressed air to a healthcare facility through a pipe system.

Learn more about emergency power outage FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY With our new “Planning Guide”

Learn more about emergency power outage FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY With our new “Planning Guide”



The NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code is intended to provide safety guidelines for protection against fire, explosion, and electrical shock in health care facilities. The requirements in the code are based upon the level of risk to building occupants, rather than the type of building or medical practice. These codes state the criteria for the design and construction of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and medical gas and vacuum systems. Among the many requirements specified is a source of backup power.

What is an Essential Electrical Systems (EES)? Healthcare facilities are required to have two sources of power - main utility power from the grid, and an alternate power source from an EES. This alternate source is required to provide power to all systems and equipment needed for staff and patient safety, in the event that the 'normal' utility power should fail.

EES Branches The NFPA 99 specifies that the EES load be divided into three separate branches that will operate sequentially, in order of importance, in the event of a power outage. The three branches are as follows:

Life Safety Branch The Life Safety Branch of the EES is to provide power to all systems related to exiting the building safely in the event of an emergency, including egress lighting and signs, alarm systems, automatic doors, etc.

Critical Branch The Critical Branch is to provide power for any systems or equipment related to patient safety, such as the operating room equipment used to perform the surgery.

Equipment Branch The Equipment Branch is used to supply power to equipment that is central to the building, such as ventilation and central suction systems.


  • When Does a Fuel Powered Generator Make Sense? - NFPA 99 specifies two different types of alternate power sources: battery systems and fuel powered generator sets. Fuel powered generator sets potentially provide a lot of backup power. However, this will typically come with sizable operating and maintenance costs. This section assesses fuel powered generator sets to determine when they will be useful and their advantages for surgery centers.
  • When Are Battery Systems More Practical? - Battery technology has seen significant advances within the past decade. But are they suited to the backup power needs of your surgery care, especially considering the varying, and sometimes heavy, power loads that might be required? Ask us how they compare to fuel powered generators.
  • Fuel Generator Considerations - If you have decided to install a fuel powered generator as your surgery center's backup power system, what should you keep in mind? Will installation space be a concern for you? Or will you require a modular solution for mobile use or stationary installation as the circumstances demand? These are the most important considerations around installing a fuel powered generator system, including the advantages and disadvantages of choosing this solution. storage.
  • Battery Backup System Considerations - Are you leaning more towards a battery backup system? Then you should know the advantages and limitations that this system might bring, as well as the considerations to note before installing the system. Will a battery backup system provide the power you need to operate your most important equipment? Will it provide sufficient power to last through even an extended outage, especially one that occurs around a busy period? This section analyzes battery backup systems. storage.

Compliance and Accreditation

All our systems are designed to meet the stringent requirements of major accreditation bodies, ensuring your practice remains compliant with healthcare regulations.


Recognizing the diverse needs of surgery centers, we offer customized solutions to meet the exact requirements of your specialty, ensuring optimal support for your specific equipment.

Space Efficiency

Our Silent Sentry series and other battery backup options are designed for space efficiency, fitting seamlessly into your practice without requiring extensive space.


With decades of experience and a bio-medical background, Medi-Products is equipped to design and implement backup power solutions that integrate seamlessly with the unique needs of surgical practices.