All liquid oxygen systems consist of two essential components – the reservoir and the portable. A liquid oxygen system provides the oxygen user with high concentration oxygen and does not require any electricity.
A liquid oxygen reservoir is a larger tank, usually weighing over 55 kg (120 lbs.) and standing over 0.75 m (30 in) in height. The reservoir typically sits stationary in an oxygen user’s home environment and contains actual liquid oxygen. The primary function of the reservoir is to fill the liquid oxygen portable units for an oxygen user to utilize while being active or away from home. Also, the oxygen user can breathe continuous flow directly from the reservoir, or as an emergency source of oxygen is needed in the event of a power outage when the user also utilizes an oxygen concentrator. Because the reservoir holds oxygen, its contents will deplete as it is used. Your oxygen provider will either refill or exchange your reservoir every few weeks to ensure you always have a sufficient source of oxygen.
The liquid oxygen portable unit is to be used for portability and time away from home. They are easily carried by a handle, shoulder strap, bag, or backpack. The oxygen user fills their own portable unit from the reservoir. The filling process is simple and quick. Liquid oxygen portables provided extended durations in much smaller packages compared to traditional oxygen cylinders. They give oxygen users ultimate freedom with lengthy durations away from home.
CAIRE continues to maintain its position as a global leader in liquid oxygen products. Liquid oxygen is lightweight, has lengthy durations, is not dependent on electricity, and can treat all disease states. Liquid oxygen is also incredibly durable and dependable in use. These features make it a great option for many users.
CAIRE’s vast selection of liquid oxygen reservoirs (bases) ranges in size from 20 liters for easy delivery and portability, to 60 liters to maximize time between refills. We also have multiple fill connection options to meet the needs of the oxygen provider’s inventory and the user’s needs.
CAIRE’s extensive inventory of liquid oxygen portables includes both lightweight pulse flow devices for maximum ambulation, and continuous flow portables up to 15 LPM to treat more severe disease states.