Our top-of-the-line flowmeters are designed to deliver accurate and consistent oxygen flow to patients in medical settings. Vectr Plus offers a range of high quality flowmeters to keep your medical gas equipment operating at optimal levels.
What does an oxygen flowmeter do?
An oxygen flowmeter is a device used to control the flow of oxygen to patients who need supplemental oxygen. It is an essential tool in medical settings where most types of patients may require oxygen therapy due to respiratory conditions or during surgery. Oxygen flowmeters ensure that patients receive the correct amount of oxygen to meet their individual needs.
What is the difference between oxygen regulator and oxygen flowmeter?
While an oxygen regulator and an oxygen flowmeter may look similar, they serve different purposes. An oxygen regulator is used to control the pressure of the oxygen being delivered to a patient, while an oxygen flowmeter is used to control the flow rate of the oxygen. Oxygen regulators and flowmeters are often used together to ensure that patients receive both the correct pressure and flow rate of oxygen.
What are the three types of flowmeters?
There are three main types of flowmeters used in medical settings: the Thorpe tube flowmeter, the Bourdon gauge flowmeter, and the digital flowmeter. The Thorpe tube flowmeter uses a floating ball to indicate the flow rate, while the Bourdon gauge flowmeter uses a pressure gauge to measure the flow rate. Digital flowmeters use electronic sensors to provide a more precise measurement and accuracy of oxygen flows. Each have their own techniques in controlling varying gas supply pressures.
How to use an oxygen flowmeter
Using an oxygen flowmeter is a straightforward process. First, ensure that the flowmeter is securely attached to the oxygen source and the patient’s oxygen delivery system. Adjust the flow rate using the flowmeter knob to the accurate prescribed flow level for the patient during respiratory therapy. Always monitor the patient’s response to oxygen during respiratory therapy, and adjust the pressure compensated flowmeter rate as necessary.
How to read an oxygen flowmeter
Reading an oxygen flowmeter is also a straightforward process. The medical oxygen flowmeter typically has a gauge that indicates the flow rate in liters per minute (LPM) for full scale reading. The gauge may have markers to indicate different flow rates, and a floating ball or other indicator may also be present to provide end user with a visual representation of the flow rate. This ensures your medical gas device delivers an accurate prescribed rate and not excessive gas pressures.
How does an oxygen flowmeter work?
An oxygen flowmeter works by regulating the flow of oxygen through a precision valve from a regulated pressure gas source. The valve is designed to maintain a constant pressure drop across a flow measurement device, such as a Thorpe tube or Bourdon gauge, which then indicates the flow rate. Digital flowmeters use electronic sensors to measure the flow rate and provide a digital readout.
How is oxygen flow measured?
Oxygen or gas flow is typically measured in liters per minute (LPM). Flowmeters use precision valves and flow measurement devices to regulate and measure the flow of a gas or oxygen. The flow rate of gas is adjusted using the flowmeter knob, which varies the size of the valve opening to increase the flow range or decrease the flow rate to ensure no excessive flows.