WHAT IS MEDICAL GRADE AIR?
Medical air is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas, similar in composition to the air that we breathe. It is made up of approximately 78% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen with traces of water vapour, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Argon and other various components.
CHEMICALLY, SINCE IT IS SIMILAR TO THE AIR AROUND US, IT EXHIBITS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME QUALITIES AS WELL.
SUPPLY AND USES
Medical air is used in high pressure cylinders or it can be manufactured onsite with compression and purification systems at health care facilities. Beside Oxygen, it is the only pharmaceutical drug that is manufactured onsite and administered at health care facilities. When manufactured with compressor systems onsite, clean, contaminant free air is brought into the facility, then it is compressed, cooled, dried, filtered and distributed through a medical gas pipeline distribution system.
Medical grade air is utilized in the most critical care areas of the hospital and used by patients who are the most reliant on the medical staff for survival. Its medical uses include:
- Transportation of inhaled medications
- Transportation of inhaled anaesthetic agents
- Surgical operations and procedures while patients are under anaesthesia
- Mechanical ventilation for treatment of respiratory depression
- Drive gas for power to the bellows of critical care ventilators
Medical grade air is administered by ventilator, face mask, nebulizer, endotracheal tube, NICU chamber. The use of a pressure compensated flow meter is common to control the rate of flow desired.
GASGEN MA & AT SERIES
On this purpose, Gasgen has conceived MA series, a dedicated range of Medical/Surgical air stations. MA series includes all the necessary components for the on-site compressed air production and storage, purification and breathing upgrade with final homogenization tank. Gasgen PLC-based control panel manages, controls and monitors all the operations of multiple compressors and air treatment systems. On request turn-key solutions in compliance with ISO 7396-1 standard within cabin or ISO 20’ or ISO 40’.
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