Kohler’s Take on Healthcare Estates 2023

Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP) attended this year’s Healthcare Estates show in Manchester. As well as showcasing its medical IT / IPS system, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and emergency lighting solutions for healthcare environments, it was also taking the pulse of the industry when it comes to UPS installations.

Kate Jones, Marketing Manager at KUP, said: “We had a great show and some interesting conversations with existing customers and facilities managers and design engineers visiting the show. It seemed the main challenge when it came to UPS installation and support in healthcare was space – no matter whether it was a new build or an existing set up!”

Conversations with the KUP team and those at the show at the start of a new build covered how to specify a healthcare ups system with the ability to futureproof it. Discussions were focused on KUP’s advice and expertise in designing suitable power protection systems and there was much interest in their series of CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) accredited CPD options including its new Healthcare focused Training Academy, developed for estate engineers and system designers who work with critical power within healthcare environments.

Aimed to help users understand the principal design aspects of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and secondary supplies discussed in HTM06-01 guidance, Kohler’s new academy course looks at how the HTM06-01 regulation integrates a UPS into the electrical infrastructure to design a reliable and resilient system in a hospital or medical facility.

Kate adds: “Other conversations were also directed at the other end of the spectrum – how to update legacy equipment when space is at a premium. We had many conversations about the performance and footprint of our products and the savings that can be achieved when sustainability is added into the mix.”

Medical uninterruptible power supplies

Offering a range of UPS systems from modular 3ph units with certified class-leading efficiency, along with medical IT / IPS systems that are easy to integrate with UPS and generator system, Kohler supplies kite-marked performance tested static inverters for emergency lighting systems and a range of compact, quiet and efficient generators. This means that all your healthcare critical power solutions can be obtained from one supplier that understands power systems, backup and redundancy and how this relates to HTM06-01 guidance. KUP delivers to and supports many of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital and the Manchester Royal Infirmary among others.

Speak to us whether you are in the planning stages for a new healthcare facility or are looking to better manage an existing solution on [email protected] or call Kohler on 0800 731 3269. And don’t forget to check out our CPD- accredited Training Academies for Healthcare. For groups of 12-14, Kohler will arrange to visit a Healthcare Trust to provide the training session on its site. Please contact us for more information at [email protected].

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