Cylinders

Oxygen cylinders contain medical grade oxygen.  A patient may have a larger cylinder for use in the home or as a back-up to a concentrator machine, or smaller portable cylinders to help them get out and about. 

Type of oxygen cylinder: B10

Type of oxygen cylinder: B10

This is the largest oxygen cylinder available and is provided mainly as a back-up supply for use in the event of a power cut or concentrator failure. This oxygen cylinder is not intended for use as a portable cylinder.  As a back-up cylinder it should be within easy reach.

The duration of this oxygen cylinder varies according to the flow rate setting. The duration varies from 2 hours 21 minutes (at 15 litres per minute) to 70 hours, 44 minutes (at 0.5 litres per minute).


Technical Data – B10 oxygen cylinder
Weight full 15kg-18kg (33lb-39lb)
Height 71cm (28ins)
Diameter 18.2cm (7.1ins)
Capacity 2122 litres

There are two types of valve on a B10 cylinder:

Caution
If the contents gauge is showing red, the cylinder is empty and needs to be changed immediately. If you are experiencing no or limited flow check your cylinder is switched on properly, it’s not empty and is set to the correct flow rate. The cylinder is full when the contents gauge points to the green section.

Type of oxygen cylinder: Freedom ® 400

Type of oxygen cylinder: Freedom ® 400

This is our standard portable cylinder for those who need to get out and about.

The duration of this oxygen cylinder without a conserver varies from 28 minutes (at 15 litres per minute) to 71 hours, 40 minutes (at 0.1 litres per minute). This increases greatly with a conserver, lasting 3 hours (at 6 litres per minute) to 21 hours (at 1 litre per minute).


Technical Data – Freedom ® 400 oxygen cylinder
Weight full 3.2kg-3.7kg (7lb-8lb)
Height 53cm (20.8in)
Diameter 10cm (3.9in)
Capacity 430 litres
Accessories Bag and Trolley Available

Freedom 400 cylinder durations – this table shows approximate durations. Duration with a conserver will vary according to the patient’s breathing rate and activity.


Flow rate (lpm) Approx duration
without conserver
Approx duration
with conserver
0.1 71 hours 40 mins
0.2 35 hours 50 mins
0.5 14 hours 20 mins
1 7 hours 10 mins 21 hours
2 3 hours 35 mins 10 hours
3 2 hours 23 mins 7 hours
4 1 hour 47 mins 5 hours
6 1 hour 11 mins 3 hours
8 53 mins
10 43 mins
15 28 mins

Cylinder valve


Caution

If the contents gauge is showing red, the cylinder is empty and needs to be changed immediately. If you are experiencing no or limited flow check your cylinder is switched on properly and set to the correct flow rate, also check the contents gauge to ensure the cylinder is not empty.

Type of oxygen cylinder: Freedom ® 300

Type of oxygen cylinder: Freedom ® 300

This is our lightweight oxygen cylinder, only for use by children and frail adults available after a professional medical assessment for ‘ambulatory’ oxygen has been undertaken.

The duration of this oxygen cylinder without a conserver varies from 20 minutes (at 15 litres per minute) to 10 hours, 16 minutes (at 0.5 litres per minute). This increases greatly with a conserver, lasting 1 hour (at 8 litres per minute) to 15 hours (at 1 litre per minute).


Technical Data – Freedom ® 300 oxygen cylinder
Weight full 2.1kg-2.6kg (4.6lb-5.7lb)
Height 43cm (16.9in)
Diameter 7.5cm (3.3in)
Capacity 308 litres

Freedom 300 cylinder durations – this table shows approximate durations. Freedom 300 cylinder duration with a conserver will vary according to the patient’s breathing rate and activity.


Flow rate (lpm) Approx duration
without conserver
Approx duration
with conserver
0.5 10 hours 16 mins
1 5 hours 8 mins 15 hours
1.5 3 hours 25 mins
2 2 hours 34 mins 7 hours
3 1 hour 42 mins 5 hours
4 1 hour 17 mins 3 hours
6 51 mins 2 hours
8 38 mins
15 20 mins

Cylinder Valve

Caution
If the contents gauge is showing red, your cylinder is empty and needs to be changed immediately. If you are experiencing no or limited flow check your cylinder is switched on properly and set to the correct flow rate, also check the contents gauge to ensure the cylinder is not empty. The cylinder is full when the contents gauge points to the blue section.

Type of oxygen cylinder: Freedom ® 600
Technical Data – Freedom ® 600 oxygen cylinder
Weight full 3.5kg (7.7lb)
Height 50.8cm (20in)
Diameter 10.1cm (4in)
Capacity 617 litres
Accessories Bag and trolley available > Information [PDF, 139 KB]

Freedom 600 cylinderFreedom 600 cylinder and micro flowmeter – this is a high capacity oxygen cylinder with a micro flow device suitable for very young children and babies

The duration of this cylinder varies from 4 days (at 0.1 litres per minute) to 42 days (at 0.01 litres per minute)


Freedom 600 and low flowmeterFreedom 600 and low flowmeter – this is a high capacity cylinder with a low-flow device suitable for young children

The duration of this oxygen cylinder varies from 10 hours (at 1.0 litres per minute) to 4 days (at 0.1 litres per minute)


Freedom 600 without a flowmeterFreedom 600 without a flowmeter – without a flowmeter attached, your child’s oxygen cylinder will last a shorter time, but will deliver a higher flow rate.

The duration of this cylinder varies from 41 minutes (at 15 litres per minute) to 20 hours (at 0.5 litres per minute).

Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

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


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

We deliver seven days a week.


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)

Adult Cannula (Curved)
Adult Cannula (Straight)
Adult Mask
Ear Protectors
Paediatric Cannula
Paediatric Mask
Filter for Oxygen concentrator machine
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