With the new advancements in oxygen supply technology, now may be a good time to learn if an alternative to bottled Oxygen is right for your veterinary practice. Finding out which oxygen system is best for your veterinary practice isn’t as hard as it sounds. At Airnetic, we’ve developed the following guide to help you decide which Oxygen supply system fits your practice needs.
There are basically three types of Oxygen source technologies that are most commonly used in today’s veterinary hospitals: Bottled Oxygen (H-Tanks), Liquid Oxygen (Bulk & Portable Cryogenic Cylinders) and traditional Oxygen Generators.
There are two sizes of bottled Oxygen used most often in veterinary clinics: H-Tank Cylinders and E-Tank Cylinders. H-cylinders hold approximately 6,600 liters of medical grade oxygen and are far too heavy to be considered portable. At 2 LPM, an H-Tank can deliver about 55 hours of use. E-cylinders hold approximately 660 liters of medical grade oxygen and are easily moved or mounted directly onto an anesthesia machine. At a use rate of 2 LPM, oxygen volume equates to approximately 5.5 hours of use.
Key areas of concern associated with bottled Oxygen tanks include:
Liquid Oxygen is used primarily in larger volume practices due to its ability to store large amounts of Oxygen in a smaller space when compared to bottled Oxygen.
Liquid Oxygen (a light blue colored liquid) is cryogenic, making it less bulky and less costly than an equivalent inventory of high-pressure bottled H-tanks. However, there are some key issues associated with Liquid Oxygen that requires staff training and monitoring which include:
Traditional Oxygen Generators feature: An oxygen generator, air compressor, air dryer, air receiver tank, air storage tank, special water filters, and other required accessories. Depending on the size of the veterinary practice and volume of oxygen being used, some Oxygen generators may be limited in their ability to meet the high volume demand of the veterinary practice. Some of these limitations include:
The Airnetic high performance Oxygen System is a scaleable, on-demand solution that provides Oxygen throughout your Veterinary practice. Airnetic’s powerful and compact design, along with exceptional reliability, the Airnetic system is quickly becoming one of the leading oxygen solutions for today’s Veterinary Hospitals of any size.
The Airnetic Oxygen Supply System Models start at 20lpm with additional models scaling to 180 lpm and beyond. Airnetic delivers oxygen at a constant 50psi throughout the facility, no matter how many drops are in use at one time.
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Dr. Brian Maxwell, DVM
Adobe Animal Hospital
Dr. Roach, DVM