Oxair’s PSA System Supplies Consistent Lifeline for Indian Hospital
A busy hospital in the sprawling city of Prune, India, has secured a constant source of oxygen after Oxair Gas Systems India supplied an on-site Pressure Swing Adsorption system (PSA) as a cost-effective alternative to importing conventional cylinders.
PSA is a unique process that separates oxygen from compressed air. The gas is then conditioned and filtered before being stored in a buffer tank to be piped directly to the end user on demand or to refill bottles already in circulation.
Oxair Gas Systems India successfully installed the oxygen production system, which generates the life-saving gas directly from the atmosphere with constant purity of up to 95%, at the Samarth Hospital, a highly-regarded medical facility in the state of Maharashtra that had been using up to six oxygen cylinders a day.
Investing in the Oxair PSA system releases Samarth Hospital from the inconvenience and expense of shipping in replacement cylinders of the gas, as well as reduce the health and safety risk to employees from handling them within the facility.
Like many hospitals space was at a premium at Samarth, to overcome this challenge Agastya sited the equipment in the basement where there was sufficient ventilation. The medical facility now boasts oxygen on tap directly supplying ventilators supporting patients with their breathing.
PSA plants are gaining traction within the medical fraternity in India as they bring control of oxygen in-house, eliminating handling of cylinders and the reliance on outsourcing. Oxair’s units not only bring substantial cost savings and convenience, but guarantee that extreme situations like weather events cannot leave patients vulnerable to failing supplies.
Dr. Suhas Kalshetty, an intensive care doctor at the Samarth Hospital, said: “The new oxygen system is helping to deliver improved healthcare for the people of Pune – it offers a consistent and sustainable source of pure oxygen which is helping to save patients’ lives.”
Oxair’s PSA systems are high quality medical devices, fully compliant under regulation ISO 13485 for use in all hospitals and healthcare facilities. The equipment is designed to last and deliver high purity oxygen to hospitals and healthcare facilities in even the remotest locations around the world.
Sourcing conventional oxygen cylinders can be a drain on hospital resources, Oxair is spearheading the drive on the Subcontinent for a safer, cleaner and more robust method of delivering this life-saving gas that will enable medical facilities to be self-sufficient in generating the purest of oxygen for years to come.
As well as India, patients worldwide are benefiting from Oxair’s units which have also been installed in hospitals in Africa, the Philippines, Tonga, and Indonesia to provide a reliable and sustainable supply of oxygen.