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Month: September 2014

DOT Vehicle Requirements

September 17, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

The DOT has specific rules for what is required on board vehicles delivering medical oxygen or any hazardous material. It is important to follow these rules in order to avoid penalties and fines. Please see our DOT Cheat Sheet below for vehicle requirements: DELIVERING OXYGEN: DOT LAW PERTINENT TO HOME MEDICAL OXYGEN Vehicles Whats Required On Board Vehicles 1.Things required to be on board for a vehicle carrying 1,001 lbs of oxygen and over: Oxygen Manifest aka Shipping Papers (49 CFR 172.200 Fire Extinguisher 10BC (49 CFR 393.95) Spare Fuses (49 CFR 393.95) 3 bi-directional reflective triangles (49 CFR 393.95) ERG or equivalent information (49 CFR 172.602) 2. Things required on board any vehicle with a hazardous material that is engaged in commerce (i.e. any of our customers vehicles): Shipping papers(49 CFR 172.200) ERG info(49 CFR 172.602)

Posted in Deliveringoxygen, DOT, Oxygenvehicles, DOTvehiclerequirements

Are You Using the Right Cleaner on Your Cylinders?

September 10, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

Oxygen can react with any residue, particles, dirt, oil, grease or other contaminants that are left on the surface of equipment. Therefore, it is very imortant to use the right cleaners and follow the manufacturer instructions as directed. 3G Label Remover Adhesive and grime can be tough to scrub off cylinders... but be careful- cylinders have special properties that could be harmed by some cleaners. For example, cylinders have a special clear paint coat that contains a radiant heat indicator. If the cylinder body becomes too hot, the cylinder will not be safe to be used with oxygen. So, the clear coat turns brown when the cylinder has gotten too hot. Some cleaners may harm this special coat and render the cylinder unsafe. 3G Label Remover is a 3rdgeneration label remover designed specifically for removing adhesive, grease, and labels from oxygen and compressed gas cylinder bodies and cryogenic vessels. When used as directed the fast drying formula wont harm the radiant heat indicator

Posted in 3GLabelRemover, ConcentratorCleaner, OxygenEquipmentCleaner, CleanerDisinfectant

The biggest problems with your oxygen supplier now solved

September 03, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

Have you considered filling your own oxygen cylinders lately? Most companies can pay for a liquid to gas system in the first year and save about $10,000! The average savings over five years is $182,865! Now with competitive bidding and cost cutting, there has never been a better time to start filling oxygen! My supplier is increasing my oxygen cost, but I am getting paid less! SOLUTION: By filling your own cylinders you can increase your profits by 50% or more. Typically, an oxygen filler can pocket up to 2 bucks a cylinder or more by filling the cylinders themselves (a typical E cylinder is about 55 cents). I think my supplier is losing or damaging my cylinders. SOLUTION: By filling your own cylinders, your cylinders never leave your control. I think my supplier is overcharging me for my rental cylinders. SOLUTION: When you buy cylinders from Applied, you can either purchase by pallet (with free shipping) or lease to own the cylinders when you purchase your system. I dont

Posted in Oxygensupplier, Competitivebidding, Oxygencylinders, Fillingoxygen

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