How to select regulators and flow meters for medical oxygenPublished on 19 May 2022 by Hana Holasová
HISTORY OF MEDICAL REGULATORS
The first medical regulators were just industrial regulators with a few alterations. Today’s medical gas control devices have many advanced design features that make them easier to use, more accurate, simpler to maintain and less costly. Now, as COVID-19 has brought about the highest need for medical oxygen than ever before, there’s a higher demand for gas delivery devices such as regulators and flowmeters.
WHICH DEVICE DEPENDS ON APPLICATIONS
Knowing which devices to choose depends on the application for which it’s going to be used. The primary applications for oxygen (and oxygen mixes such as nitrous oxide) are hospital wards, emergency medical services (ambulance, rescue kit), long-term care facilities and home. Each of these situations has different variables that require different devices.
THE SOURCE ACCORDING TO DELIVERY POINT
The source of medical oxygen also varies by delivery point. Bulk vessels are used in mid- to large-sized hospitals and long-term care facilities that require constant access to gas. The bulk tank is connected to a central gas supply system that has terminals through out the facility.