Accession Number : ADA295059

Title :   Evaluation of Minilator Use on PTLOX and C-141 Oxygen Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX CREW SYSTEMS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Preen, Philip J. ; Ohlhausen, John

PDF Url : ADA295059

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Minilator is a compact device used to deliver a constant flow of oxygen at a maximum of 15 liters per minute (LPM). It is capable of delivering oxygen for one to five patients simultaneously. The purpose of this study was to validate its air worthiness and find the maximum number of minilators that can be used with the 10 liter PILOX and C.141 LOX supply systems. It also established that a minilator cannot be used in line with a ventilator. It was determined that a ventilator with a requirement of 50 + or - 5 should not be-supported by a gas supply from a hose length exceeding 400 feet. For optimum performance of the ventilator, hose length should not exceed 100 feet. Four people being administered 15 LPM can be supported from one 10 liter PTLOX. Thirty-eight people being administered 15 LPM can be supported from the C-141 liquid oxygen system. Any combination of minilators can be used as along as the recommended parameters stated in this study are followed.

Descriptors :   *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, *OXYGEN, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *OXYGEN EQUIPMENT, OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), GASES, LENGTH, FLOW, PATIENTS, SUPPLIES, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, HOSES.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE