COPD Oxygen Therapy Systems: Container/Storage & Delivery Systems
Portable Systems continued...
E-cylinders are the most common size used as back-up for individuals using concentrators. These cylinders can be easily wheeled on a cart or a stroller. Smaller tanks can be carried in backpacks, fanny packs or shoulder bags. Each cylinder is fitted with a regulator used for adjusting the flow rate. At a rate of two liters per minute, they only last a few hours. E-cylinders are not appropriate as a sole source of oxygen for continuous, long-term therapy.
Most people use a combination of storage systems as a way of having the most economical supply of oxygen. This also helps with having an active and full lifestyle.