Oxygen USP 

General

Present in abundance in nature, the oxygen molecule represents in weight 21% of the air we breathe. It also represents in weight 46% of the earth’s crust (in the form of oxides, of silicates, etc.), 89% of the water present on Earth (under molecular state), and 62% of the human body (under molecular state). Oxygen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas, and it is essential for sustaining life.

Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen enriched air as a medical intervention, dispensed mainly to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from chronic or acute ailments such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Oxygen is also effective in the treatment of cluster headaches, a rare but extremely painful relative of the migraine.

Material Safety Data Sheets

WHMIS (Canada) ClassificationClass A: Compressed Gas
Class C: Oxidizing Material
UN NumberUN1072 (gas) ;
UN1973 (liquid refrigerated)
Color Code Cylinder ShroudMajor Hazards:
Fire & High Pressure
HazardsWhite
ToxicityAvoid Oxygen Rich (>21 vol%) atmospheres
Flammability limits in air (STP conditions)Highly oxidizing

Download the complete Oxygen MSDS

Safety

Know all of the hazards (fire/explosion, health, chemical reactivity, corrosive, toxicity, pressure) of the materials you work with. Read the MSDS and labels for all of the materials you work with and check the label, not the cylinder color, to identify the gas. Only discharge compressed gases safely using devices, such as pressure regulators, approved for the particular gas. Follow your employer’s occupational health & safety guidelines.

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Regulatory

We comply with Health Canada Regulations and hold Drug Identification #02238755 for Oxygen USP.

Ordering Information & Technical Details

West Care Medical has an extensive selection of cylinder sizes and materials (aluminum and steel) to help our customers attain their objectives with total satisfaction. Please contact us at 1-888-540-8288.

Recommended Regulators

Please see our catalogue for regulator information

Bulk Oxygen Systems

In order to use Oxygen from a bulk cryogenic vessel there must be a transformation of the liquid into gas. Cryogenic liquids are converted to gaseous state using a vaporizer. The most common type of vaporizers are ambient finned tube vaporizers. The fins absorb the warm ambient air and transfers the heat to the cryogenic liquid flowing in the tube. The heat transfer converts the liquid into a gas.