Medical grade oxygen can be supplied in compressed gas form in a range of different sized cylinders. It is produced following strict pharmaceutical guidelines.
Larger cylinders can be used at home and are often provided alongside an oxygen concentrator as a back-up.
Smaller portable cylinders are also available for use outside the home.
We follow the pharmaceutical guidelines when documenting the safety and efficacy of our medical gases.
All our gas cylinders are robust, reliable, convenient to use and safe to handle. To provide the highest quality, all cylinders are tested at every fill to ensure continued patient safety.
Linde homecare technicians demonstrate how to use a cylinder safely, and provide detailed instructions and safety guidance.
Standard portable cylinders
Portable cylinders can be transported using a carrying bag or a trolley. The Linde homecare technician will discuss the patient’s particular needs and leave either a bag or a trolley when delivering the portable cylinders.
Portable cylinders help the patient to continue to benefit from oxygen therapy outside the home. It is important that the patient discusses with the prescribing doctor their normal daily activities to enable the doctor to prescribe the right amount of oxygen for the patient to use at these times.
Standard portable cylinders can last 7.5 hours (on a flow of 1 litre per minute) but can be extended up to 22.5 hours if used with a conserving device.
Lightweight cylinders are available and are easier to take out and about. These are also ideal for children, or frailer adult patients who find the standard portable cylinder a little too heavy to carry. These cylinders can last five hours (on a flow rate of 1 litre per minute) or up to 15 hours if used with a conserving device.