Post by skate4life on Jul 21, 2017 10:35:51 GMT -5
I just want to remind everyone that uses the oxygen cylinders (like a 'D' tank) that the actual amount in the tank when you open the regulator showing 2000 psi is 350 liters of oxygen. It is NOT 413 or similar number punched on column of contents on the company label on your tank. When figuring out how long your tank will last based on your liter flow, 350 is the number you need to calculate for a D tank. There are a number of online sites that will compute for you and in another older (Sept ') post there is a link provided for a ball park time: phe-online.com/O2-tank-duration_a/151.htm. for a variety of tanks for pulse dose & continuous flow. Please review.
There is a formula that can be used to get times more closely if you want to know. It is not hard. I took blank business cards, punched a hole, put a rubber band loop through the card and attach one to each regulator on top as I use it. I made columns for #psi (2000 down to 400), 4-5-6 lpm so I always have a good idea how much longer my tank will last. At bottom I pencil in amount remaining so I know when to take a second/third tank with me. Cards last a long time
The Pulmonary Paper has come out with their chart of current POCs etc. and is online. I did post it last year (had to post the whole mag, couldn't do just the pages) but this year I realized I might be in violation re 'advertising' unless John gives me special permission, or someone else who has mag and better cut/past expertise can get just those pages for ya all....
Once again, I must stress to all POC users that the numbers on your machine are NOT liters per minute unless you are using continuous flow. [/b]Nor does a '3' on one company's machine give you the same amount of oxygen as a '3' on a machine by a different company!
Skate if you feel the the information is important and I do trust your judgement . I give you permission to post what ever you need to to get the info out there . Thank You for your steadfast interest in the welfare of your fellow members .