Earth Reference Bar (ERB)

Brandon Medical has launched a new range of Medipower Earth Reference Bars (ERB) to supply all Group 1 and Group 2 medical locations. Brandon Medical’s ERBs adhere to the MEIGaN set of regulations protecting both patients and clinicians in healthcare environments.

The Medipower Earth Reference Bars, designed and manufactured by Brandon Medical, complement our extensive range of Isolated Power Supply (IPS) and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) equipment. The ERBs are available in 350 ampere and high capacity 630 ampere current ratings allowing a greater quantity of protective earth conductors to be connected. All of Brandon Medical’s ERBs are fully compliant with MEIGaN requirements.  

Brandon’s ERBs are available in flush or surface mounting options. They are simple to install with easily removable links in order to fulfill recognised test procedures. The coloured labeling system allows for ease of identification of all the system earths connected to the ERB.

1) The mains supply protective conductor entering the location shall be terminated at the ERB.
2) The ERB shall be close to the mains supply isolator except with MR units.
3) The ERB shall be installed in an accessible position, to facilitate easy visual inspection and testing, not higher than 1.8m and not lower than 1m measured from the floor.
4) Circuit protection and potential equilisation conductors shall have crimped connections.
5) All circuit protective conductors shall be identified, and a list of connections made, a copy of which shall be available in the ERB cabinet. Equipotential conductors from the socket-outlets shall be identified as either 'Medical Location of Group 1' or 'Medical location of Group 2' as appropriate.
6) All installed equipment shall be earthed to the ERB if there are any conductive surfaces that are accessible to either patient or staff.
7) All non powered equipment with metal surfaces shall be similarly bonded to the ERB.  

 

  

Product Features

  • Equipment that can be earthed to the ERB includes:

 

Warning Lights

Injectors

Water Baths

Contrast Media Warming Equipment

Viewing Boxes

Power Drug Cabinets

Work surfaces

Heating pipes & radiators

Water tubes

Ceiling mounted hardware

Trunking & cable trays