Regulating the Supply – Oxygen Regulators

Oxygen is key to human survival and with every growing modernization and the pollution it brings along, respiratory problems have become more rampant than they were. With this, people also have seen a loss in immunity to minor conditions thus making artificial oxygen supply a need in the recent past. Fortunately, technology has the perfect answer to our oxygen needs with oxygen regulators.

What is an Oxygen Regulator and How does it Work?

Oxygen regulators are devices that allow a person to adjust the liter flow from 1-25 liters per minute depending on the liter flow the doctor has prescribed for the device you are using. There are regulators for children too where the regulation is from 1 -32 liters and comes in small doses. In layman’s terms, an oxygen regulator is a device that regulates the flow of the oxygen from the tank so that the right amount of oxygen is given to the patient.

Regulating the Supply - Oxygen Regulators

What is a Conserving Regulator?

The Oxygen conserving regulators help your oxygen tank last about 5 times more than a continuous oxygen regulator at the same flow rate. A pulse dose of oxygen is given to the patient whenever the patient breathes. The oxygen conserving regulators only give out oxygen when they are initiated by the patient. The problem with these types of regulators is that if the patient breathes through the mouth or does not take a deep breath, the device won’t trigger and the pulse dose of oxygen will not be delivered. Most oxygen conserving regulators are highly sensitive to work with most patients but there are many situations where the patient does require a continuous flow regulator.

What is a Continuous Regulator?

Continuous flow oxygen regulators are attached on the top of your oxygen tank and have a dial that allows the patient to adjust their oxygen flow. These regulators provide continuous flow settings and so they get used up and empty your oxygen tank more quickly depending on how high is your intake and how often do you use your oxygen tank.

How to Attach and Use the Regulator?

  • Remove the protective sleeve from the cylinder stem and open the valve slightly by turning it counter-clockwise. Then close the valve tightly
  • Place the regulator over the cylinder valve and neck, lining up the regulator pins with the cylinder holes
  • Turn the screw clockwise and tighten it using the hand

What are My Options?

Regulating the Supply - Oxygen Regulators

Oxygen regulators are an important part of oxygen therapy and supplying external oxygen to patients. A fault in the regulator can imbalance the oxygen supply or contaminate the gas, both of which could harm the user. Choose the right oxygen regulator for a easy and enhanced oxygen therapy experience.

 

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