Medical Gas Reticulation

MQ Vet, a part of Mediquip, has been designing, installing and commissioning medical gas systems for the Australian veterinary industry for more than 30 years. Our experience is second to none and crosses a broad range of disciplines.

Medical gas fit outs are essentially the internal pipework to your wall outlets and double inlet valves. Our engineering skills include install of medical gas manifolds, vacuum plants and gas alarm systems.

MQ Vet has long-running relationships with specialist plumbers across Australia, and inhouse technicians and project managers to provide the technical support and knowledge necessary to deliver the best solution and efficiencies.

Whether you’re building a new surgery, renovating or expanding, contact us to get your medical gas reticulation done right the first time.

Medical Gas Reticulation FAQs  

What is veterinary medical gas reticulation?

Veterinary medical gas reticulation refers to the installation of a delivery system to provide a safe supply of medical gases such as oxygen and anaesthetic gases to support animal surgery and procedures. Generally, internal pipework and wall outlets are installed which connect to a centralised oxygen plant or oxygen cylinder manifold providing on-demand medical gases from the wall outlet locations within the clinic. This eliminates the need to replace or cart individual oxygen cylinders around.

Why is it important to have a proper veterinary medical gas reticulation system?

A properly installed and maintained medical gas system ensures a reliable and safe supply of gases that are essential for animal surgery and procedures. The system also ensures that gases are delivered at the correct pressure and flow rates, which is critical for the safety of both animals and veterinary staff.

What is a gas alarm system?

A gas alarm system is a safety device that alerts staff when the system isn’t working as it should. It is an important component of a veterinary medical gas system because it helps ensure the safety of both animals and veterinary staff.

How long does it take to install a veterinary medical gas reticulation system?

While the installation and commissioning time for a veterinary medical gas reticulation system can vary depending on the size and complexity of the facility, it typically takes several weeks to complete. In the case of a new building, it can take many months of planning and coordinating with other trades to have the system installed at the correct stages during construction. To avoid delays, it is recommended you contact your local MQ Vet sales specialist early in the planning process if you are building a new facility. 

What is the role of a specialist medical gas plumber?

A specialist medical gas plumber is responsible for installing the pipework and fittings that make up the medical gas delivery system. They work closely with the medical gas engineers and project managers to ensure the system is installed correctly and meets all safety and regulatory requirements.

How does MQ Vet ensure the quality and safety of its veterinary medical gas reticulation systems?

MQ Vet has been designing, installing, and commissioning medical gas systems for the Australian veterinary industry for over 30 years. We have a team of experienced engineers, technicians, and project managers who are dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of every installation. We work closely with specialist medical gas plumbers across Australia to ensure that all installations meet regulatory requirements and industry standards.