Enriched O2 is used in: Intensive Care Unit’s (ICU), High Dependency Unit’s (HDU), accident and emergency and for treatment of conditions such as COVID-19 (CPAP ventilators) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). If O2 levels in the atmosphere breach 23.5% they pose a risk of hyperoxia on the human body which causes the central nervous system to shut down and it also presents an increased fire risk.
Inert gases such as: Nitrogen (N2), Argon (Ar) and Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) are used in medical research facilities and clinics for procedures such as the freezing of embryos and preservation of blood and tissues. When an inert gas leaks, it causes the level of O2 in an area to reduce, this is obviously a risk to human life.
By installing a fixed O2 monitor, or by wearing a personal alarm, staff can rest assured they are protected from these dangers.
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