To the non-medical person, the idea of there ever being an oxygen shortage when the air all around us is filled with oxygen is perplexing. The reality is that the air you take in with each breath is really only about 21 percent oxygen. The rest is primarily nitrogen, with a few other gases in the mix. When you are a patient in the hospital, there is sometimes the need to have a richer mix with a higher percentage of oxygen. That is where medical oxygen comes in.
To get the higher oxygen level, the typical process is a cryogenic distillation technique that separates the nitrogen and oxygen. Once the process is complete, the oxygen is at least 82 percent pure oxygen and is able to be shipped to hospitals and other medical facilities in either a liquid form or pressurized gas cylinder. For the hospital to be able to use the oxygen safely and efficiently, the medical gas system is installed, including oxygen bulk farm concrete pads, fencing and bollards, as well as other components and master and area alarms.
Oxygen systems, as well as other medical gas systems, are installed and serviced by highly trained and certified professionals, such as our team at Pure-Line Plumbing. Our technicians have more than 25 years of medical gas experience. Our certification goes beyond the basics (ASSE 6010 and ASME IX Brazer) required for installers and includes the certifications of ASSE 6030 Verifier, ASSE 6040 Maintenance and ASSE 6050 Instructor. These are nationwide certifications. Reach out to us today if you are in need of any of our oxygen or other medical gas services.