Blood gas analysis measures oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in a sample for diagnosis and monitoring of different medical conditions. To accurately determine gas concentrations, the sample must be compared against a calibration gas with known values. In general, the frequency of calibration is directly related to the volume of testing done at a facility.
CONCOA's 305, 307, and 315 Series analytical grade regulators are outfitted with Diameter-Index Safety System (DISS) inlets for compatibility with medical gases and instrumentation air. For applications where an analyzer is less frequently used, CONCOA recommends the 305 Series single stage regulator. If multiple stations are required, each station can subsequently be outfitted with a 307 Series for point-of-use regulation. The 307 can be purchased as a 53 Series point-of-use panel for ease of use and safe mounting. The CONCOA 315 Series dual stage regulator is preferred for heavy-duty applications, or busy healthcare facilities where an analyzer may be in constant use, as it can sustain outlet pressure more adequately than the 305 or 307 Series regulator.
As it is critical to maintaining test calibration against supply gases, CONCOA strongly encourages a 529 Series protocol purge station in place of an automatic switchover, which may not maintain the accuracy of the test calibration due to variation from one cylinder to another's actual analyzed value. The 529 Series protocol purge station can be completely vented after the supply gas changeover to prevent stream contamination and improve test result accuracy. The 566 Series purge meter and Altos 2 remote alarm can be integrated into a system for flow monitoring and maintenance. For large-scale operations, the Advantium 16 remote alarm offers comprehensive reporting with email support and 16 status input connections. CONCOA offers diaphragm and check valves for overall system flow control and pipe-away relief valves for overpressure events. For applications where a master control station is suitable, CONCOA's 5ZV high purity valve box can be configured with valves for up to four different gas sources in a durable, powder-coated steel enclosure.
Blood gas analysis is the measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in a blood sample using a blood gas analyzer. To accurately determine gas concentrations, the sample is compared against a calibration gas with known values. Proper calibration is required to verify an analyzer is operating correctly and providing accurate and timely results. In general, the frequency of calibration is directly related to the number of blood gas analyses performed on an instrument, (or "directly related to the volume of testing done at a facility) For proper calibration of a system, CONCOA's 305, 307, and 315 Series analytical grade regulators are outfitted with Diameter-Index Safety system (DISS) inlets for compatibility with medical gases and instrumentation air. e must be compared against calibration gases CONCOA’s premier line of high-purity medical gas products include NFPA 99-compliant regulators and protocol stations. -305, 307, 315 are analytical grade regs that have medical inlet connections (DISS) -305 series for every now and again usage -305 and 307 in combination OR 315 series for more frequent usage -protocol purge station recommended for easy discharge and change of calibration gas (maybe note that CONCOA does not recommend switchovers because you need to know your calibrations) -alarm recommended so that we know when to swap gas (also explain that you must recalibrate with gas change) -purge meters are available for flow maintenace -53 series panels is panelized 307s and is okay for medical use -relief valves and diaphragm valves are available for general piping -advantium 16 and valve box are available for large scale piping CONCOA’s premier line of high-purity medical gas products include NFPA 99-compliant electronic switchover systems, medical manifolds, quality regulators, and medical gas systems specifically designed for use with blood gas calibration standards. CONCOA systems are engineered to withstand the stringent demands in hospitals, emergency rooms, and other medical facilities. Based upon the same engineering and manufacturing practices as CONCOA’s premier line of high-purity specialty gas systems, CONCOA's medical gas systems are ideal for accurate medical diagnostic applications like blood gas analysis, where precise pressure control and low flow rates are essential.