Hospital electrification in Oulu, Finland


The hospital's operations places special demands on building technology and this is one of the reasons why Ensto installation products were chosen for the site. This hospital in Oulu is one of the first projects with Ensto eDuct socket outlets and accessories for trunking systems. In addition, Ensto Jono luminaires and Ensto electric vehicle chargers are installed in the hospital.

- The wiring accessories must be usable and technically suitable. All electrical installations must be done with particular care and not even minor errors can be tolerated. They could be fatal to the patients being treated. Hospital installations require a little more than usual. It is also important that the installation of accessories is quick and easy. Ensto's eDuct socket outlets and accessories for trunking systems fulfilled all these requirements, says Rautio.

 

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Project information

  • Hospital in Oulu, Finland
    • Surface area: 6000 m²
    • Floors: 3
    • Opened in June 2017
  • Architect: Aihio Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Building contractor: Rakennusliike Lapti Oy
  • Building consultant: Prodeco Oy
  • Electrical designer: Ramboll Finland Oy
  • Electrical contractor: Caverion Suomi Oy

Ensto solutions

Over 1000 Ensto products have been installed in this hospital:

  • Ensto eDuct trunking systems accessories
  • Ensto Intro wiring accessories
  • Enston Jono luminaires
  • Ensto EV charging stations

Ensto's biggest strength is their extensive product portfolio, comments Juva Rautio from Caverion Finland Oy, the electrical contractor of the site.

The challenges of the hospital environment

  • Electricity supply has to be secured even when there is, for a reason or another, disruption in the distribution of electricity
  • The structure of electricity distribution is challenging 
    • 40-50 different systems
      • such as patient supervision and nurse attendance
  • The wiring accessories must be usable and technically suitable

- It is also important that the installation of accessories is quick and easy. Ensto's eDuct socket outlets and accessories for trunking systems fulfilled all these requirements, says Rautio.

Ensure the availability of electricity in every situation

Ensto eDuct duct sockets, as well as Ensto Intro sockets are available in SFS 6000-7-710 in the colors required by the hospital standard:

  • Normal network: Normal colour (white, black)
  • Emergency pover over 15s: light blue f.ex. RAL5024
  • Emergency pover under 15s: Blue f.ex. RAL5007
  • Emergency pover under 0.5s: Red f.ex. RAL3011
  • UPS-system also IT: Orange f.ex RAL 2000
  • Medical IT-systems: Green f.ex RAL6025

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