4th May 2017
Refrigerators for blood bank – Purpose
One of the various essentials of a healthcare setting, a blood bank refrigerator is a device designed to provide a safe and expedient room for the storage of whole blood and other blood components that are used for medical treatment purposes. When stored at the required low temperature, blood and blood components are able to maintain their usefulness for longer.
Internal structure of the device
A blood bank refrigerator is designed to offer the required functionality in a healthcare unit. Its internal system is composed of an electrically powered compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, evaporator and integrated tubing. The task of temperature regulation is performed by the component called the thermostat. Today’s refrigerator manufacturers aim at designing a compact layout with the minimum space utilized for the components and the maximum space available for storage. The storage area is generally constructed in the shape of a set of rectangular drawers with pullout handles. Some designs also include rotating shelves layout for easy accessibility. A power backup is yet another important component of the system. In case of power failure, the system automatically switches to the power backup to maintain the required temperature and keep the components safe.
The internal functionality of a refrigerator is a good to know information as in case of a mechanical failure, the problem can be decoded faster. The evaporator provides an outlet for the refrigerant gas at low pressure and temperature. The compressor circulates this gas through the condenser with the help of a suction valve. The compressed gas reaches the condenser at a higher temperature where it is cooled and converted into liquid form. The refrigerant which is now in a liquid form, enters a low pressure area where it absorbs the heat from the area where the components are stored. The gas thus formed is circulated back to the compressor and this cycle is followed repeatedly.
How to install a blood bank refrigerator
The refrigerator is a ready to use device designed in a way that makes it easy to install. Here are the steps for how to set it up and start using:
- Unpack the device carefully and place it at the location of use.
- Plug in the device.
- After a mentioned time, the device will reach its temperature of use. Some equipment have an alarm affixed in the system to let the user know about the temperature.
- As it reaches to the usable temperature, the blood can be stored in it packaged in containers or small pouches.
- During its use, the refrigerator temperature and the power backup system should be checked regularly.
Blood when required the most has to be given to the needy or it can have some serious consequences. The integrity of blood depends on the refrigerator. Thus, when purchasing such a significant piece of equipment, trust only professionals. Get in touch with us at Rajas Enterprises India to serve the healthcare industry with perfection.