Hospitals and medical facilities throughout the globe are suffering from oxygen shortages and medical experts are united in their desire to ensure a reliable oxygen source is always accessible to meet the ongoing demands of patients who are battling serious respiratory issues – particularly those who are battling health complications from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
With over 34 years of industry experience, AirSep Corporation, a division of CAIRE Inc., offers first-rate oxygen solutions to solve today’s oxygen supply challenges. AirSep PSA Medical Oxygen Systems produce oxygen on demand, reliably, 24/7.
AirSep distributor PROSERTEC Ingeneria, based in Bolivia, worked closely with a private industrial company associated with the beverage sector, Cervecería Boliviana Nacional (CBN) to install two AirSep Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Systems for hospitals in the central city of Cochabamba and the city of Pando this past month in an effort to help support patients and healthcare workers impacted by the pandemic.
In addition to this major gift, CBN has made donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies, respirators, vaccines, as well as food to local communities. Working closely with the National Bolivian Brewery, the Ministry of Health and the subnational governments the company received the assistance it needed in advancing the start-up operation process in order to meet the recent high demand of oxygen required by patients suffering from COVID-19.
Photo courtesy of Prosertec.
Through the newly-installed system, oxygen is continuously distributed through the hospital pipeline and can be utilized to fill cylinders in support of other nearby medical centers facing a shortage. Oxygen cylinders can be filled simultaneously or during hours with low consumption. The AS-K900-HMFM AirSep PSA Medical Oxygen Filling System can generate a volume equivalent of 95 cylinders of 6 cubic meters per day of medical oxygen; and it is equipped with a Simplex cylinder compression and filling system with a capacity to fill up to 60 cylinders of 6 cubic meters of oxygen a day. Following the first oxygen system’s successful installation, the second AirSep PSA Medical Oxygen Filling System – the AS-G320-HMFL – was purchased for a hospital in Pando and will be installed and started-up in next couple of weeks.
Photo courtesy of Prosertec. From left to right: Mr. Anibal Cruz – Health Secretary of Cochabamba Municipality, Mr. Jeyson Auza – Bolivia Health Minister, Mr. Thiago Menezes – CBN General Manger, Mr. Ibo Blazicebic – CBN Interinstitutional Relationship Manager, Dr. Grover León – Chief Director of Hospital del Sur de Cochabamba
PROSERTEC has also purchased PSA Oxygen Systems since the COVID-19 pandemic began for regions in Bolivia, Perú and Paraguay. Most of these systems included the cylinder refilling option in order to be able to support additional community oxygen needs.
Using an air compressor, AirSep Oxygen Cylinder Refilling Systems are designed to produce oxygen on-location at up to 2,200 psig (15,169 kPa or 151.6 barg) to a high pressure manifold capable of filling up to 10 cylinders at a time. Complete plants include a feed air compressor, chiller, oxygen generator, oxygen compressor, and a cylinder filling rack.
To learn more about how AirSep’s Oxygen Systems extensive product offering can solve your oxygen supply challenges, please visit airsep.com or contact us. We will be happy to discuss your oxygen needs.