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
- Oxygen Tank
- Nasal Cannula
Operating your equipment
Using the small cylinder
- Open cylinder by turning the key counterclockwise (left) until it shows content.
- The contents/pressure gauge will register the amount of oxygen in the cylinder (a full cylinder registers about 2000 psi)
- Adjust the flow control knob until the flow indicator is at the prescribed flow rate.
- 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.
- When you are not using the oxygen, remove your cannula. Close the cylinder valve by turning the key clockwise (right) all the way.
- 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).
Replacing an empty cylinder
- Close the cylinder valve by turning the key clockwise or to the right all the way.
- Loosen the regulator at the tee screw. If needed, use a wrench to loosen the screw.
- Remove the regulator by lifting it up over the cylinder valve.
- Remove the dust cover from the valve of the new cylinder.
- Slip the regulator over the valve of the new cylinder. Line up the pins on the regulator with the holes in the cylinder valve.
- Hand-tighten the tee screw. You may use a box wrench to firmly tighten the screw.
- Open the cylinder valve by turning the key counter-clockwise or left. Listen for leaks. If there is a leak, tighten the connection.
- The oxygen cylinder is ready to use