Philippines using Oxair systems to save lives

Philippines using Oxair systems to save lives

Australia-based gas processing system specialist Oxair is supplying its pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation systems to Philippines, helping to ensure a continuous flow of life-saving oxygen to patients.

By switching from ordering traditional medical oxygen cylinders to PSA technology, hospitals can reduce the reliance on delivery times by generating oxygen onsite, a feature that could make the difference between life and death for healthcare facilities located in remote parts of low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Supplied throughout the country by Brilliant Metal Craft & Machine Design (BMC), the organisation has now installed nearly 40 Oxair PSA systems from Isabela to Tagum City.

Using air extracted directly from the atmosphere, the systems enable the supply of 94-95% purity medical oxygen through PSA filtration, a process that separates air into its constituent components.

Stating that the systems can help secure the supply of oxygen for the hospital, Kristine Belle, BMC, added, “No more worries and red tape associated with deliveries of cylinder-stored oxygen. Handling and storage difficulties are also effectively eliminated.”

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