Asked by Davybaby
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Hello can you help please, I have ambulatory Oxygen supplied in 400lts cylinders, with a conserver, at home a mains operated concentrator with B10 cylinder back up for power failure.
Does any member have first hand experience of using liquid Oxygen both at home and away, my present prescription is 4lts/min continuous from the concentrator and 4 lts/min pulsed (ON DEMAND) which I prefer, from the cylinders.
I have "lugged" the cylinders around for six years now and at 7.2kg plus conserver plus bag ~ 15lbs total am more than happy to put it down at any opportunity!
So a few questions; How reliable is the Oxygen supply both from my now new supplier (Air Liquide) and then from the Dewar and Portable unit as regarding flow rates and on demand flow?
Are there any issues regarding icing up?
Are there any issues generally?
Could you vocalise from your personal knowledge and/or opinion?
What is the general set up, do you have Liquid Only or a mix of Liquid, Concentrators and/or Cylinders.........home/away?
I have recently had to use the concentrator 24hrs/day with an exacerbation and even in July/August when air temperatures were in the low 20's (Celcius) I found nasal irritation (to the point of bleeding) due to relative low Oxygen temperatures from the concentrator, has anyone else had a similar problem?
Oh, one final point I omitted, hoping to get away (if the rain ever stops!) with the caravan in September are there any problems taking the Dewar (base unit) in the car/caravan?
Thanks in anticipation of you replies,