Dismantling of laboratories
Over the past few years, MTAB has been received increasing numbers of commissions involving the dismantling of various X-ray laboratories at hospitals all over Sweden and the Nordic region.
– Most of our jobs come from our existing major medical supplies clients, Philips, GE and Siemens, says Tommy Mårtensson, project manager at MTAB. But we have also received commissions directly from hospitals.
According to Tommy, it can take anything from a day to a week for two people from MTAB to dismantle this equipment, depending on what is to be done with it. There are often a lot of large, complex machines to handle.
– We do more or less the entire job ourselves, but we are normally helped by electricians to power down the machinery before we start dismantling it. As well as a range of special tools, we bring with us a high lifter as most hospitals have wall-mounted machines which have to be lifted down.”
Hospital labs are mainly dismantled in order to provide space for new equipment. The old equipment is recycled, or else parts of it are reused at existing laboratories or sold on.