Portable Oxygen Cylinder System

Document created by kbass Employee on Dec 30, 2016Last modified by kbass Employee on Feb 7, 2017
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Purpose


The portable oxygen system is to be used for traveling outside the home or emergency backup use during power failure.

 

Supplies you will need


  • Portable Oxygen System
  • Regulator
  • Oxygen Tank
  • Nasal Cannula

 

Operating your equipment

Using the small cylinder                      


  1. Open cylinder by turning the key counterclockwise (left) until it shows content.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  2. The contents/pressure gauge will register the amount of oxygen in the cylinder (a full cylinder registers about 2000 psi)
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  3. Adjust the flow control knob until the flow indicator is at the prescribed flow rate.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  4. Fit the cannula to your face so that it is comfortable. Wipe the cannula with a clean damp cloth each day and as needed. Replace it every 2 weeks or sooner if needed.
  5. When you are not using the oxygen, remove your cannula. Close the cylinder valve by turning the key clockwise (right) all the way.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  6. The flow of gas will stop when all the oxygen pressure is released from the regulator. The contents/pressure gauge indicator will read 0 (zero).
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder

  

Replacing an empty cylinder

  1. Close the cylinder valve by turning the key clockwise or to the right all the way.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  2. Loosen the regulator at the tee screw. If needed, use a wrench to loosen the screw.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  3. Remove the regulator by lifting it up over the cylinder valve.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  4. Remove the dust cover from the valve of the new cylinder.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  5. Slip the regulator over the valve of the new cylinder. Line up the pins on the regulator with the holes in the cylinder valve.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  6. Hand-tighten the tee screw. You may use a box wrench to firmly tighten the screw.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  7. Open the cylinder valve by turning the key counter-clockwise or left. Listen for leaks. If there is a leak, tighten the connection.
    • Portable Oxygen Cylinder
  8. The oxygen cylinder is ready to use

 

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