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Waste Anesthesia Gas Disposal (WAGD) in a hospital anesthesia evacuation procedures. Although it uses the same vacuum pump as the Medical Vacuum System, the piping may be a separate line from the source or can combined with the medical vacuum per NFPA 99. Continuous vacuum is maintained around 15-19 inches of mercury.[1]


  1. OSHA Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management. Anesthetic Gases: Guidelines for Workplace Exposures. Revised May 18, 2000.


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