MGI-EPSS Fuel Management designs diesel fuel polishing and leak detection systems in coordination with AXI International and TraceTek.
The CMS and all other AHJs are enforcing fuel cleanliness which can only be accomplished by “polishing” the fuel on a frequent basis. The Final Rule states:
42 CFR 482.15(e)(3) Hospitals that maintain an onsite fuel source to power emergency generators must have a plan for how it will keep emergency power systems operational during the emergency unless it evacuates.
The word “during” according to Webster meaning: “throughout the duration, continuance, or existence of:” This would seem to mandate permanent fuel polishing equipment versus mobile services. I think in most situations it would be problematic to expect a mobile unit in the middle of a storm, or other disasters.
The CMS has mandated a fresh look at all emergency plans during any disaster.
“An all-hazards approach is an integrated approach to emergency preparedness planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters, including internal emergencies and a man-made emergency (or both) or natural disaster. This approach is specific to the location of the provider or supplier and considers the particular type of hazards most likely to occur in their areas. These may include, but are not limited to, care-related emergencies, equipment and power failures, interruptions in communications, including cyber-attacks, loss of a portion or all of a facility, and interruptions in the normal supply of essentials such as water and food.” CMS – April 27, 2017