Medical Gas Lines Information

Medical Gas Lines Michigan

When it comes to building management and safety, you may need to have medical gas lines installed and maintained if your building is a hospital, dental practice, veterinary clinic, or assisted living home…

Medical Gas Lines MichiganWhen it comes to building management and safety, you may need to have medical gas lines installed and maintained if your building is a hospital, dental practice, veterinary clinic, or assisted living home.

Medical gas is generally a necessary service to ensure healthy circumstances for all of these, but what does it do and what do you need to know as someone in charge of the building? For more information on medical gas lines, keep reading.

(This article does not go over, nor cover, all the requirements of NFPA 99 and should never replace the official NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code.)

Common Industries That Use Medical Gases

Whatever the facility, there are a lot of uses for medical gas piping lines. Below we have a general breakdown of the main for facilities that use medical gas lines.


For hospitals, the most common types of medical gas are referred to as medical air. Medical air typically uses either nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, or nitrous oxide and is used in a variety of ways for patients, or research.

Dental Practices

Most often dental practices utilize nitrous oxide, commonly known as “Laughing Gas” to their patients when performing dental surgeries or other painful procedures. Other sedation gases are also used when putting a patient under to perform dental surgery.

Veterinary Clinics

When it comes to your pets, you generally don’t have to worry about them getting a medical gas people wouldn’t breathe. Gases like nitrogen, oxygen, and pressurized medical air are the most common, and these gases are typically administered in lower doses than humans receive.

Assisted Living Homes

In-home care centers, medical-grade oxygen and nitrogen are common to help with improving respiratory systems. These devices may seem simple, but proper care and maintenance of them is a high concern of ours.

If the retirement community you or your loved one lives in refills medical gas equipment in house, it was probably set up by someone like us.

As a professional medical gas line installation company, we take every safety precaution and provide our clients with information on emergencies, maintenance, proper care and more.


When it comes to installing medical gas lines, no ordinary HVAC or plumbing company has the credentials to do it.

Medical gas lines require specific certification and approval from organizations such as OSHA, CMS, and the NFPA. These organizations verify that the team or person doing the installation has the necessary tools, knowledge, and skill set to work with medical gases.

Although medical gases are meant to promote life, when installed improperly or poorly they can cause drastic problems including death.

Never let an installation team install, repair, or work on your systems without providing proof of their credentials. At Parker-Arntz, we take a lot of pride in being one of the only HVAC and plumbing companies in Michigan with a medical gas installation license.

Medical Gas Equipment Warning Signs

When it comes to medical gas alarms and warning signs, the NFPA has set requirements that must be fulfilled by an installation company to ensure people’s safety.

These automated systems are usually all you need to know if something isn’t right. They can alert, and report information about the gases we can’t see with our eyes.

The sensor and safety mechanisms on medical gas equipment will also inform you if a non-urgent thing comes up, like when the pressure levels are getting lower and need to be refilled soon.

The high tech monitor systems Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating can install will give you the peace of mind that everything is working as it should and is constantly under watch.

Need Medical Gas Lines Installed?

If you’re in charge of a building’s operations and need a certified medical gas line installation company in Greenville, MI, Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, INC. is here to help. Our certified team has the tools and knowledge to get the job done right. Feel free to reach out and contact us online or by phone at (888) 641-3907 to request an estimate or ask any questions.