Oxygen Powered Suction Unit

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The OXI-vac is a device designed as a suction system for the removal and collection of secretions from a patient.

The OXI-vac is powered by a vacuum, which is created by the Venturi principal: a vacuum is created by a high gas (oxygen) flow through a narrow jet.

(Code S-OV-00)

1 Introduction

The OXI-vacis a device designed as a

suction system for the removal and collection of

secretions from a patient.

The OXI-vacis powered by a vacuum, which

is created by the Venturi principal: a vacuum is

created by a high gas (oxygen) flow through a

narrow jet.

2 General description

2.1 OXI-vacsuction system

Includes a polycarbonate 250mL reservoir bottle

marked at 200mL. The narrow neck reduces the

likelihood of spillage when removing a used

bottle. A spare suction bottle with blue cap is

included for rapid changeover.

To remove used bottle, hold the OXI-vac

vertically and carefully unscrew. Screw on the

blue cap from the stand-by bottle and set aside.

Screw the new bottle in place and secure.

3 Specifications

3.1 Dimensions

3.1.1 Single reservoir and cap

Diameter: 70mm

Height: 130mm

Weight: 0.1 Kg

(Not including hoses or spare bottle)

3.1.2 Complete suction system

Diameter: 200mm#

Height: 130mm#

Weight: 0.4 Kg

# Approximate only as this depends on storage

arrangement of components

3.2 Performance

Displaces 250mls of water within 4

seconds.

Reservoir capacity 250mls.

Static vacuum:

o -40 kPa in one second,

o -60 kPa within four seconds.

Caution: Ensure the OXI-vac is turned OFF

when not in use as it can rapidly

deplete an oxygen cylinder if

inadvertently left ON.

4 Operating duration

The Venturi system uses approximately

20L/min of oxygen. To prevent depletion of the

oxygen cylinder use for brief periods only.