Oxygen is a non flammable gas which does not burn on its own but it helps in burning. Apart from this, Oxygen is source of living for any living being as it is being used for breathing purpose. Oxygen gas and Oxygen liquid are available in different purity grades and concentrations to meet the specific requirement of diverse industries. We have in house laboratory equipments to check the level of purity as well as various impurities present in it.
Industrial Uses of Oxygen
Multiple Industries – Oxygen is used with other fuel gases in multiple industries such as in gas welding, oxygen scarfing, gas cutting, flame cleaning, flame hardening, and flame straightening. High quality of oxygen must be used in gas cutting to ensure clean and high speed cut.
Pulp & paper manufacturing – Oxygen is also used as a bleaching chemical. In the manufacturing of high-quality bleached pulp, the lignin should be removed in the bleaching process. Chlorine has been used for this purpose but new processes using oxygen reduce water pollution. Oxygen plus caustic soda can replace hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide in the bleaching process, resulting in lower costs.
Steel Industry – oxygen is used heavily in the steel making process. unwanted carbon combines with oxygen to form carbon oxides, which leave as gases in the steel making process. Oxygen is also used in making other metals such as zinc, copper, and lead.
Medical uses of Oxygen/ Oxygen gas cylinders
Medical oxygen gas cylinder has high purity oxygen that is utilized for medical analysis that is developed for use in the human body. Medical oxygen gas cylinders contain a high virtue of oxygen gas; no different kinds of gases are permitted in the cylinders to anticipate contamination. There are extra prerequisites and rules for medical oxygen, including requiring an individual to have a prescription to arrange or order medical oxygen.
Medical Gas Cylinders are used to store oxygen gas for –
- Breathing at medical facilities like emergency Hospitals, clinics and at home and oxygen therapies.
- Utilized during anesthesia, medical aid revival for crises.
- life support for patients who can’t inhale all alone, and oxygen treatment.
- Scuba sets: open circuit demand and rebreather.
- For mountain climbing.
- provide life support for artificially ventilated patients
- aid cardiovascular stability
Usually, Oxygen is delivered in bulk to the hospitals in liquid form. Portable non-cryogenic air separation units are widely used in home care. Larger units of non-cryogenic air separation are used in remote/small hospitals where delivery of liquid oxygen is costly and demand is high. These units typically produce up to 93% purity oxygen.
These are some of the common uses of Oxygen. There are various other ways in which Oxygen can be used in a particular industry or process.
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