Dan is President of MGI Consulting, Inc. and serves as Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees responsible for NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 111, Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and a technical committee member of the Electrical Section of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, while also serving as a primary emergency power consultant to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the Department of Defense. In addition, he serves as an expert witness in cases where emergency power equipment has been involved in legal disputes.
Dan’s numerous speaking engagements have included addressing annual Healthcare Engineering Association meetings in 40 states and annual meetings of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) during the last 30 years. His publication credits include authoring Emergency Power Supply Systems white papers for the American Hospital Association, Joint Commission, CMS, FEMA, and the Veterans Administration. MGI Consulting, Inc. provides emergency power systems design, construction, and professional services including:
- Arc Flash Studies
- Capital Planning for Infrastructure
- EPSS Commissioning
- Decommissioning Services*
- EPSS Design, Build, and Ownership
- EPSS Management
- EPSS Online Monitoring
- EPSS Risk Analysis and Compliance Surveys**
- Expert Witness
- Fuel Management
- Microgrid Feasibility Studies and Design
- Peer Reviews
We’ve helped move over 450mW of decommissioned generators and associated gear during the last 5 years. Some of the older non-Tier rated gear moves exceptionally fast in Europe, the Caribbean, and SE Asia where emissions aren’t as limited as in the US. In order to receive the maximum amount for equipment we normally recommend advertising it well in advance of removal, and still in service. In this manner, a potential buyer can have confidence they’re not buying a pig in a poke. Sale prices can actually double.
Our core business involves performing Risk Assessments on Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS). We can now perform those assessments in some cases without site visits.
While reviewing documents and photos supplied by staff we can determine whether the systems, and protocols, are in full compliance with all healthcare standards including 42 CFR 482.15(d) and (e). In addition, we can determine if all components would be 100% reliable and sustainable in the event of any power outage. A list of those documents includes:
- One-line diagrams
- Utility bills and load analysis
- Inspections, tests and maintenance reports
- AHJ reviews
- Photos of equipment
- Fluid analysis
- Contractor Agreements
- EPSS equipment inventory
- Expansion plan projections
- Completed On-line “CMS-NFPA standards questionnaire”
- Emissions analysis
- Microgrid analysis (if available, if not, we can provide)
We also project “end of life cycles” on all EPSS gear and budgets for replacements, and expected revenues from the sale of decommissioned gear.
Finally, we provide renewable and virtual training programs for staff using hospital-specific equipment. These programs can be used by multiple users and stored on client servers.