How to Set the Flow Rate on an Oxygen Concentrator

by Justin LaClair June 16, 2023 2 min read

The method for setting the flow rate on an oxygen concentrator can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer. However, here are some general steps that can give you an idea of how to set the flow rate on an oxygen concentrator:

  1. Power On the Concentrator: Make sure the oxygen concentrator is plugged into a power source and turned on. Allow it some time to start up and stabilize.
  2. Locate the Flow Rate Control: Look for the flow rate control knob or button on the front panel of the oxygen concentrator. It is usually labeled with numbers or symbols representing the flow rate settings.
  3. Understand the Flow Rate Options: Familiarize yourself with the available flow rate options on the concentrator. Typically, they range from 0.5 to 10 liters per minute (LPM). The specific numbers or symbols may vary depending on the manufacturer.
  4. Adjust the Flow Rate: Depending on your prescribed flow rate, turn the flow rate control knob or press the corresponding buttons to increase or decrease the flow rate. Some concentrators may have digital displays that allow you to directly input the desired flow rate using buttons or a keypad.
  5. Confirm the Selected Flow Rate: Once you have set the desired flow rate, confirm that the concentrator is displaying the correct value. Some concentrators have built-in indicators or displays that show the selected flow rate.
  6. Monitor the Flow: Once the flow rate is set, observe the oxygen flow from the concentrator and ensure that it is consistent with the selected setting. You may need to use a flowmeter or an oxygen delivery device such as a nasal cannula or mask to accurately assess the flow.
It's important to note that the exact steps and controls may vary depending on the specific make and model of the oxygen concentrator. Therefore, it is recommended to refer to the user manual or instructions provided by the manufacturer for your particular device. The user manual will provide specific guidance on how to set and adjust the flow rate on your specific oxygen concentrator model.
Justin LaClair
Justin LaClair

Justin has been working with OxygenPlus since their storefront start in 1993. In 2002 he earned the title of CEO and has been operating OxygenPlus ever since. Most of the time if you call, Justin will answer the phone. He tries to be extremely hands on with most every transaction that takes place. Raised with a very high quality standard, any work must meet his satisfaction before it is approved. He is a classic car enthusiast, loves traveling either for work or pleasure, and is a renewable energy advocate. As of 2015, he saw to it that his personal home, and OxygenPlus Medical run 100% off of solar power.

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