Boosting the KZN Healthcare Industry

Boosting the KZN Healthcare Industry

Intaka Tech, manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art gas and water equipment, will be boosting the health care industry in KwaZulu-Natal with the installation of 45 of its Gas Generation Systems (GGS / PSA Generator) at hospitals throughout the province.

Intaka Tech’s GGS generates pure medical oxygen and medical air on-site providing a cost effective supply on demand. The GGSs will be the main source of supply in the KwaZulu-Natal State Hospitals for medical oxygen and medical air.

The first Phase of the project, the installation of the first 14 GGS, is complete. Phase two, which entails the installation of eight GGS, is currently underway and should be finalized in the first week of June. Once this is complete, Phases three and four will follow. The KwaZulu-Natal hospital contract comprises a Master Lease Agreement over five years, followed by the transfer of ownership.

The atmosphere that the medical oxygen and medical air is produced from is limitless and free at every hospital site. This is one of the reasons why the GGS operating costs are so low. Use of the Intaka Tech GGS means that the hospitals concerned are not vulnerable to the priorities or problems of a transport contractor who is responsible for deliveries.

As with all Intaka Tech’s designs, the GGS is very robust and demands very little maintenance. Rodrigo Savoi, Intaka Tech CEO says, “Its operation is easy to master, and maintenance is limited to normal air compressor upkeep and the periodic cleaning of filter parts”.

It offers easy information access. Oxygen purity and pressure information is accessed via a touch screen.

All essential components are monitored allowing early response to potential problems. Savoi explains, “Using a telemetry option (GPRS), monitoring of the equipment may be done from a central control centre. In the unlikely event of our system deviating from preset limits, it immediately switches to a secondary supply or back-up system”.

The minimum oxygen concentration produced by the Intaka Tech GGS, as well as the entire specifications for medical oxygen, is in accordance with the International U.S. Pharmacopeia:

  • 2008 USP NF 26 Vol. 3 for Medical Oxygen (min 90% by volume);
  • 2008 USP NF 26 Vol. 2 for Medical Air.

Intaka Tech models occupy a unique market niche, in that they can produce between:

  • 1 and 191 tons of medical oxygen per month, and
  • 5 and 126 tons of free medical air per month.

Intaka Tech is currently the only South African manufacturer of mid-sized gas generation systems. It has a track record of successful GGS installations at hospitals across the country. To date in excess of 100 systems are operating at various locations.

It is ideal for applications in:

  • government owned hospitals,
  • private sector hospitals, and
  • clinics

With its head office in South Africa, the industrial gateway to the African continent, Intaka Tech is operating throughout South Africa and its neighbouring countries, and is committed to growing and entrenching its presence in Africa on an ongoing basis. The organisation is able to supply its equipment to even the most remote communities, helping to make these communities more self-sufficient and independent.