Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worldwide need oxygen for use in resuscitation, major trauma, anaphylaxis, major haemorrhage, shock, active convulsions and hypothermia to name just a few.
Other uses in the medical field include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen¹ therapy is defined by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) as a treatment in which a patient intermittently breathes 100% oxygen while the treatment chamber is pressurized to a pressure greater than sea level (1 atmosphere absolute, ATA). The pressure increase must be systemic, and may be applied in mono-place (single person) or multi-place chambers. Multi-place chambers are pressurized with air, with oxygen given via face-mask, hood tent or endotracheal tube; while mono-place chambers are pressurized with oxygen.
1:HYPERBARIC OXYGEN: its uses, mechanisms of action and outcomes – A.L. Gill and C.N.A. Bell (Oxford Journals)
Oxygen Generators – Medical Oxygen Suppliers – Foxolution design and build both Oxygen and Nitrogen gas boosters for a number of industries and applications. Our gas boosters allow for the safe and efficient transfer of a gas from a large cylinder into a number of smaller cylinders and increase the pressure thereafter. This makes transporting and handling cylinders easier. Gas wastage is minimized as a result of the high gas compression ratio by design.
Extreme care is taken to protect the operator from any unforeseen high-pressure discharge of gas. Sturdy steel cover plates are fixed to the front and top of the booster. The line pressure gauges are fitted with safety glass and the gauge housing comes complete with a rear blow-out facility. The design includes a gas inlet filter and a compressed air filter-regulator with auto-drain as standard. A pressure safety valve is fitted to the secondary side of the station and its outlet is directed away from the operator behind the steel cover plates.