How Does RF Welding Save Lives?

Medical facilities should contain equipment that does not allow for the possibility of life-threatening contamination in iv bags. Radio frequency welding makes it possible for hospitals and other medical offices to secure their IV bags and other vinyl containers, to prevent leakage that is potentially injurious or even fatal for patients and medical professionals.

How RF Welding Works

RF welding is a sealing method that effectively fuses materials such as vinyl and coated fabrics together from inside the seams, unlike external sealing methods. The use of high frequency electromagnetism creates an airtight seal that keeps liquid and air from escaping. The seal forms at a molecular level, which makes it a strong sealing method to accompany others such as hot air heat sealing in many applications.

Ways It Helps Patients

The seal is the reason why the medical industry benefits hugely from utilizing RF welding in disposable materials. IV bags are particularly vulnerable to contamination and leakage. If an IV bag allows air to enter into an IV feed, a single air bubble that travels intravenously could deprive the brain and other vital organs of a necessary supply of oxygen, causing serious injury or death. An RF welded seam also helps to keep harmful bacteria and dust particles in the air from contaminating IV feeds, colostomy bags and blood bags.

RF Welding Works with Other Sealing Methods

Aside from simply using RF welding, many kinds of medical applications have found use for heat sealing methods. Clean room curtains and other containment enclosures have used a combination of heat-sealing methods and radio frequency welding to maintain contaminant-free areas.

These tight seals are responsible for helping save the lives of many patients, creating much of the clean room environments doctors rely on day-to-day. Doctors’ responsibility may save the lives of patients every day, but without RF welding and heat sealing methods, the safety in clean medical procedures wouldn’t be as dependable.