The heat is on now!
Working in a clinical engineering workshop is interesting, if not challenging work! Since our workshop is located in the basement below an entire hospital facility, we receive in equipment from patient rooms, dentist’s offices, surgical operating rooms, plus several other venues around the facility, but we’re expected to repair and/or replace this equipment in a matter of minutes, which can be harshly stressful when it’s a patient in serious need of the equipment! I’m just thankful that the hospital’s leadership has recognized the stress that our team plus others enjoy it face every afternoon, which is why they’ve allotted budgetary room for us to have the best heating plus cooling systems that money can buy! See, our workspace shares a wall with the hospital morgue – if you’ve ever thought it can be creepy to see a morgue, try walking around in it because you wouldn’t think how chilly it is in there! For that reason, our workshop tends to be ice-chilly all the time. It’s enjoyable in the summertime when temperatures are flying high into the eighties all afternoon, but it’s brutal when we’re already while in chilly temperatures due to the chilly weather of the fall plus winter, that’s where our expensive heating systems come into play, as we use radiant heating in the form of cove furnaces to stay warm. Cove furnaces act enjoy radiant floor heating, but instead of the heat generating from the floor plus moving up, the heat will generate from the ceiling plus radiates downward. I think it’s fabulous, as it provides just the right amount of warmth for us to be cozy plus focused on our work… After all, when I’m soldering cables for a piece of equipment used to monitor heart rates, you don’t want myself and others making a mistake!