Medical liquid oxygen is stored in an insulated stainless steel container that works in a similar way to a thermos flask. Medical grade oxygen can be supplied in compressed gas form in a range of different sized containers. It is produced following strict pharmaceutical guidelines.
We deliver this stationary container to the patient’s home and replace it regularly with a re-filled container holding 20 or 30 litres of liquid oxygen (equivalent to 80 and 120 one-litre gas cylinders).
This is supplemented by small portable lightweight containers filled from the home container, and carried on the shoulders or in a specially adapted rucksack enabling the patient to get out and about.
We follow the pharmaceutical guidelines when documenting the safety and efficacy of our medical gases.
All our gas containers are robust, reliable, convenient to use and safe to handle. To provide the highest quality, all containers are tested at every fill to ensure continued patient safety.
The liquid oxygen is vaporized into gas and warmed to room temperature inside the equipment before it is delivered via tubing (called a cannula), which fits into the nostrils.
Linde homecare technicians demonstrate how to use a container safely, and provide detailed instructions and safety guidance.