Static home concentrator machines

Concentrator machines are designed to be used within the home. Concentrator machines work by taking the air around you and converting it into oxygen. You may be supplied with a specific concentrator machine because of the flow rate of oxygen that has been ordered on your Home Oxygen Order Form (HOOF).

It is important to remember that some flow rates are very low and you may feel as if there is no oxygen coming out of the machine. If you think that the concentrator machine is not delivering any oxygen, remove the cannula from the tubing, place the end of the tubing into some water and check for bubbles – the bubbles will show that the concentrator machine is working. The concentrator machine may make a slight humming noise when it is in use – a little bit like a fridge.

AirSep Newlife Elite concentrator machine

airsep

Technical Data – AirSep Newlife Elite concentrator machine
Flow range
(standard)
1-5 lpm
(0.5 lpm increments)
Flow range
(low flow)
0.1-2 lpm
(0.1 lpm increments)
Flow range
(high flow)
2-8 lpm
(0.5 lpm increments)
Weight 24.5kg (54lb)
Height 68cm (26.7ins)
Width 38cm (14.9ins)
Depth 28cm (11ins)

  1. On/Off switch
  2. Flowmeter/adjustment knob
  3. Oxygen outlet
  4. Indicator light
  5. Handle grip/side handles
  6. Filter
  7. Power cord
  8. Circuit breaker reset button
  9. Hour meter

Caution

  • Ensure the concentrator machine is kept upright at all times.
  • Plug your concentrator machine into the mains, do not use an extension lead.
  • Make sure the flow rate on the concentrator machine is set to the flow rate ordered by the Healthcare Professional.
  • Do not restrict the ventilation around the concentrator.
AirSep VisionAire 3 concentrator machine

visionaire

Technical Data – AirSep VisionAire 3 concentrator machine
Flow range 0.5-3 lpm
(0.5 lpm increments)
Weight 13kg (28.6lb)
Height 57cm (22.4ins)
Width 34cm (13.3ins)
Depth 28cm (11ins)

  1. On/Off switch
  2. Flowmeter/adjustment knob
  3. Oxygen outlet
  4. Indicator light
  5. Handle grip
  6. Power cord
  7. Circuit breaker reset button
  8. Hour meter

Caution

  • Ensure the concentrator machine is kept upright at all times.
  • Plug your concentrator machine into the mains, do not use an extension lead.
  • Make sure the flow rate on the concentrator machine is set to the flow rate ordered by the Healthcare Professional.
  • Do not restrict the ventilation around the concentrator.
Respironics Millennium concentrator machine

millennium

Technical Data – Respironics Millennium concentrator machine
Flow range 0.1-1 lpm
(0.1 lpm increments)
Weight 21.7kg (48lb)
Height 60cm (23.6ins)
Width 43cm (16.9ins)
Depth 28cm (11ins)

  1. On/Off switch
  2. Flowmeter/adjustment knob
  3. Oxygen outlet
  4. Indicator lights
  5. Handle grip
  6. Filter (on reverse)
  7. Power cord (on reverse)
  8. Circuit breaker reset button
  9. Hour meter (internal)

Caution

  • Ensure the concentrator machine is kept upright at all times.
  • Plug your concentrator machine into the mains, do not use an extension lead.
  • Make sure the flow rate on the concentrator machine is set to the flow rate ordered by the Healthcare Professional.
  • Do not restrict the ventilation around the concentrator.
DeVilbiss concentrator machine

devilbiss

Technical Data – DeVilbiss concentrator machine
Flow range 1-4 lpm
(0.5 lpm increments)
Weight 22.7kg (50lb)
Height 70.5cm (27.7ins)
Width 40.6cm (15.9ins)
Depth 35.6cm (14ins)

  1. On/Off switch
  2. Flowmeter/adjustment knob
  3. Oxygen outlet
  4. Indicator lights
  5. Handle grip
  6. Filter (on reverse)
  7. Power cord (on reverse)
  8. Circuit breaker reset button
  9. Hour meter (internal)

Caution

  • Ensure the concentrator machine is kept upright at all times.
  • Plug your concentrator machine into the mains, do not use an extension lead.
  • Make sure the flow rate on the concentrator machine is set to the flow rate ordered by the Healthcare Professional.
  • Do not restrict the ventilation around the concentrator.

How to use your concentrator machine

Before using your concentrator machine you should become familiar with its parts.

The flow rate will be set to the ordered flow by your Healthcare Technician. Any changes to this should be done only if recommended by your Healthcare Professional.

Cleaning your concentrator machine

You should wipe the outside case of the concentrator machine regularly with a damp cloth. Please be careful if you move the concentrator machine as it is heavy.

Our Healthcare Technician will service the concentrator machine every six months, but in between these services we ask that you do some simple maintenance.

The most important thing to do is to clean the filter in the concentrator machine at least once a week (excluding the VisionAire). To do this you should take the filter out of the concentrator machine and place your spare filter in the concentrator machine. If you don’t have a spare filter, please call our Healthcare Helpline on 0800 373 580, or ask your Healthcare Technician when they next visit.

Rinse the filter in warm water, then squeeze all the excess water out and leave the filter to dry; you should make sure that the filter is totally dry before you put it in the concentrator machine again.

Piped oxygen systems

A piped oxygen system involves connecting clear plastic tubing (5mm diameter) from your concentrator machine to convenient points around your home.

A piped-in system allows you to receive oxygen in different rooms without having to move the concentrator machine, have cylinders placed around your home or have loose tubing trailing around the house which can present a trip hazard.

wall tap pipe in

  • The Healthcare Technician will do a survey and risk assessment, then talk to you about the best location for the concentrator machine.
  • A wall tap will be placed in a suitable location to direct oxygen to the rooms where you need it (see images to the left). The wall tap will be attached with a length of loose tubing to enable movement around the room.
  • Tubing will be attached to skirting boards and door frames.
  • For safety, fire breaks will be fitted in the tubing. These must not be removed.
  • Remove the cannula or mask and block the tubing with your thumb (see image to the left). Check that the ball in the concentrator machine flowmeter drops to the bottom of the flow gauge.
  • This will be fitted with a cannula or mask depending on your oxygen order.
  • A hole (10mm wide) may need to be drilled through walls or a ceiling to access rooms where you want the oxygen outlet.
  • It is important that you only use tubing and masks/cannula which have been supplied by Baywater Healthcare.

Caution
You must turn your concentrator machine off when it is not in use.

Checking your piped oxygen system

If you feel you are not getting the right amount of oxygen from the concentrator machine using a piped oxygen system:

thumb blocking tubing

  • Switch your concentrator machine on.
  • Ensure the outlet you want is selected on the wall tap.
  • Check the flow is set to the ordered rate.
  • Remove the cannula or mask and block the tubing with your thumb (see photo to the left). Check that the ball in the concentrator machine flowmeter drops to the bottom of the flow gauge.
  • If the ball does not drop, ensure the outlet you want is selected, the tubing is connected to the concentrator machine and the outlet connector is fitted tightly. If this does not resolve the problem then turn the concentrator machine off, use your back up cylinder and call us. If the ball drops to the bottom, the piped system is fine.

    Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

    To request replacement oxygen cylinders, cannula, mask or consumables, please complete the form below:

    Do you or anyone in your household have cold or flu symptoms?


    If you are requesting a cylinder delivery you can chose a day for your delivery.

    Monday-Friday for North West patients or seven days a week in other areas.


    Please let us know your requirements:

    B10 Large Static Cylinder

    B10 large static cylinder

    Standard Ambulatory Cylinder

    Standard ambulatory cylinder

    Smaller Ambulatory Cylinder

    Smaller ambulatory cylinder
    (only available after a professional medical assessment)

    Liquid Oxygen Dewar

    Liquid oxygen dewar

    Adult Cannula (Curved)
    Adult Cannula (Straight)
    Adult Mask
    Ear Protectors
    Paediatric Cannula
    Paediatric Mask
    Filter for Oxygen Machine
    Tender Grips

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