The following are excerpts from NFPA 99. These standards where put in NFPA 99 to ensure healthcare facilities about the safety and efficacy of the Smart Tap Procedure.
18.104.22.168 Memory Metal Fittings.
22.214.171.124.1 Memory metal fittings having a temperature rating not less than 538°C (1000°F) and a pressure rating not less than 2070 kPa (300 psi) shall be permitted to be used to join copper or stainless steel tube.
126.96.36.199.2 Memory metal fittings shall be installed by qualified technicians in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
188.8.131.52.12 Breaching or Penetrating Medical Gas Piping.
184.108.40.206.12.1 Positive pressure patient medical gas piping and medical support gas piping shall not be breached or penetrated by any means or process that will result in residual copper particles or other debris remaining in the piping or affect the oxygen-clean interior of the piping.
220.127.116.11.12.2 The breaching or penetrating process shall ensure that any debris created by the process remains contained within the work area.
This was put in NFPA 99 to protect our process