Cutting Edge Innovations

SHJ is leading the industry in harnessing the power of 21st century communication technologies to implement AI- driven techniques of medical gas plant control.

Real-time diagnostics allow for ever-smarter predictive maintenance and energy saving measures – vastly increasing a system’s productivity and efficiency.

The configuration of a real-time AI system for medical air plant

Our market leading products include:

K’nect – Web-based Medical Gas Data Management Portal

  • Real-time plant and alarm monitoring 24/7
  • From any device, anytime, anywhere

Fully bespoke for each customer, it is tailored to your specific MGPS and site configuration. The encrypted data is available 24 hours a day from any browser, and helps you prove compliance with statutory regulations quickly and easily.

Depending on your contract, this will include:

  • Invoices and quotes
  • Asset register
  • KPI compliance data
  • Plant diagrams
  • Safety certificates
  • Insurance certificates
  • Permits to work
  • Comprehensive details of PPM visits
  • Faults logged during past service visits and
  • due dates of future service visits.

K’nect is FREE to all customers with a maintenance contract.

Empower is our intelligent plant control system providing fully automated control, ensuring our medical gas plants are safe, reliable, and working at maximum efficiency.

Empower harnesses the power of 21st century communication technologies to implement AI driven techniques of medical gas plant control.

The resilience of the system allows for the plant to continually run independently in the event of multiple faults occurring, due to its design and intuitive AI technology.

Real-time data and diagnostics allow for ever-smarter predictive maintenance and energy saving measures – vastly increasing a system’s productivity cost effectiveness.

  • Outstanding reliability
  • Maximum efficiency enhanced by an AI neural network
  • Excellent build quality
  • Real-time data and diagnostics

In the event of multiple faults occurring, the resilience of the Empower system allows for the plant to continually run independently, due to its design and intuitive AI technology.

The following magazine article clearly demonstrates the technology in action at one of our client sites, the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Any medical gas alarm system used by the customer can be managed using SHJ’s innovative Evolution technology, which offers a remote, multi-site monitoring and alert service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Evolution consists of a centrally positioned, simple to understand intuitive touchscreen, which lets Estates Managers, Authorised Person (MGPS), and on-call engineers know what is happening as it happens. It notifies hospital personnel what to do, who to contact, details of a fault, and where a fault is located, saving staff valuable time, and keeping them constantly informed on how a fault is being taken care of.

Evolution is monitored 24/7 365 days a year by SHJ as a digital add-on to existing alarm systems. Once a fault occurs, the details go straight to SHJ, who then organise for an engineer to attend to the fault.

A fantastic benefit of this remote monitoring capability means that your switchboard staff no longer have to relay alarm information to relevant personnel or engineers, who then have to determine the severity of the alarm and react accordingly. SHJ can now handle the entire process on the hospital’s behalf, significantly reducing the amount of time it takes to rectify a fault.

Evolution keeps hospital staff updated on a fault’s progress by e-mail, SMS, or voicemail, and records of the fault are automatically updated, and summary reports produced for specified periods, for review meetings, together with response times (for SLAs) and improvement targets.

Evolution is available over cloud services, and can be streamed to remote devices.

Oxygen flow rate and line pressure monitoring and alerting
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Any device, any time, anywhere

FLO2 helps you analyse and optimise your hospital’s oxygen use with greater accuracy than ever before.
You’ll be alerted by email and text when oxygen supplies are approaching maximum capacity so that you can respond quickly.

Hospital managers rely on having timely, detailed information on oxygen usage to help them plan.

Flow meters can be a valuable tool to assist with this. But the traditional way of tracking them using the Building Management System can be restrictive and inconvenient.

That’s why we developed FLO2 for speedy, agile, round-the-clock oxygen monitoring and alerting.

If you don’t have them already, we start by fitting one or more oxygen flow meters—either an ultrasonic clamp-on or a permanent plumbed-in model. The FLO2 box connects to the flow meter.

Every 5 seconds FLO2 reads the 4-20ma output from the meter and transmits the data back to SHJ servers using the mobile phone cellular data network. The flow rates of each meter, along with a totaliser, are displayed in K’nect, SHJ’s cloud-based customer data portal which can be viewed via the web on any device. Graphs are available to show usage over the last hour, 6, 12 or 24 hours, one week or one month.

FLO2 can also read and relay oxygen line pressure. This is achieved by plugging a pressure transducer into a NIST connector and hard-wiring it into FLO2. This provides live data showing how line pressure is responding to system demand.

Trigger points are set at pre-set pressures and flow rates, allowing us to send text or email alerts to the relevant people.

K’nect is free to all our customers with a maintenance contract, up to a maximum of 5 users.

A typical installation of clamp-on flow meters and FLO2 can be carried out within about 4 weeks.

We will demonstrate FLO2 on your MGPS using portable clamp-on meters so you can see for yourself the value of instant, easy access to such vital data.


FLO2 was the subject of an in-depth article in the June 2021 issue of the Health Estate Journal. Click here to read about the development of the product and how it is helping one of our largest customers, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, manage their oxygen supplies.

FLO2 was also Highly Commended for Product Innovation of the Year at the Healthcare Estates IHEEM Awards 2021.