Marshall-Tufflex handles operating-theatre cabling requirements
The refurbishment of seven operating theatres at Plymouth NHS Trust’s Derriford Hospital includes Marshall-Tufflex Powerpoles as the specified ceiling-mounted power-delivery system. They were selected for ease of installation, aesthetics and trusted brand name.
This acute general hospital offers a full range of services to around 450 000 people.
M&E consultant Hoare Lea required pendant-style containment for the delivery of additional data cabling to expand and co-ordinate existing services. The practice’s Steven Libralon said, ‘We chose Marshall Tufflex as it is a proven specified brand and we have used Powerpoles successfully before. We also chose them for ease of installation, technical suitability and neatness of profile.’
Newey & Eyre of Plymouth supplied the ceiling-mounted inverted hanging Powerpoles in 1100 mm lengths for installation by MITIE Engineering.
An important benefit of Powerpoles is avoiding the trailing cables associated with wall-mounted systems, an important safety consideration in operating theatres.