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Quick Tips For Oxygen Cleaning!

April 28, 2015 by Kristen Cifranic

What Is Oxygen Cleaning? Clean equipment that comes into contact with oxygen requires specific procedures to ensure that nothing is left on the surface that could interact with oxygen. There are two types of cleaning that are pertinent for oxygen equipment, cleaning with oxygen compatible cleaners and cleaning equipment for oxygen service. 1. Cleaning with oxygen-compatible cleaners Oxygen can react with any residue, particles, dirt, oil, grease or other contaminants that are left on the surface of equipment the comes into contact with oxygen, such as the cylinder surface. The body of a cylinder or a regulator for example, should be cleaned with chemicals that will leave nothing behind that will cause an interaction with oxygen. 2. Cleaning equipment for oxygen service Surfaces that come into direct contact with oxygen, such as the valve opening on a cylinder, the inside of a cylinder or oxygen connection, must not only be cleaned with an oxygen compatible cleaner, but also with special

Posted in Oxygencleaning, Cleaningequipment, Oxygencylinders, Valves, Leaktesting, Disinfectingoxygenequipment

Cylinder Valve Connections

February 02, 2015 by Kristen Cifranic

Cylinder Valve Questions? Applieds Got Answers! Medical Oxygen cylinders are equipped with either CGA-870 or CGA-540 valves. Each gas and each different type of gas service has a unique connectionassigned to it by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). This connectionsystem is designed to help reduce mix-ups involving compressed gases. We willexplain the differences between the types of valves. Post Valve Connections: Require a tool of some sort to open the valve. These connections are designed with a pin indexing system. The valve has holesdrilled into it which allow pins installed on equipment designed for that specifictype of service to fall into the holes when the equipment is mated together. Foroxygen service this is a CGA-870 connection. This connection has two holesdrilled below the valve opening which allows the corresponding pins on a pieceof connection equipment to fall directly into the holes. If the equipment doesntmate properly, it wasnt designed for oxygen service. CGA

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