Color coding of gases

BT_SQ 1.10

For the end of January puzzle: See how many safety and standards violations you can find in this picture!

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One of my friends was telling me about an incident at her hospital a while ago, where the patient became hypoxic after being given 100% oxygen. The hospital had done some work on the piping, but hadn’t tested it or notified anyone…

T/F Nitrous oxide hoses should be colour coded light blue

T/F Oxygen hoses should be colour coded green

T/F Air hoses should be colour coded yellow

T/F CO2 hoses should be colour coded gray

T/F Scavenging hoses should be colour coded black and white

 

Bonus questions:

1. How are the gas pipelines themselves coded so the workmen know which outlet to connect them to.

2. (Non examinable) What qualifications do you have to hold to install a medical gas pipeline in Australia?

 

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