Safer Onboard Emergency Oxygen Available Soon
Thursday, March 30, 2006
A portable non-pressurized, non-explosive and non-flammable emergency oxygen generator — particularly suitable for marine use, will go into production this spring, OX-GEN Flexible Life Systems, Inc., has announced.
The OX-GEN generator, which recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, produces life-saving 99.97 percent pure oxygen in just seconds.
“These units can be used onboard ships and in firefighting, military operations, mines and others places where pressurized oxygen is unsafe because of the potential fire danger,” said Frank Fosella, chairman and president of OX-GEN. “They also will provide a significant extra margin of safety in aircraft and hospitals. When our units are exposed to an open flame, they melt rather than explode. In addition, they weigh only 12 pounds, making them ideal for search and rescue operations. We are extremely excited about the potential.”
The system comes in a bright orange thermal bag that holds a plastic cylinder containing pre-measured amounts of manganese, platinum, hydrogen peroxide and sodium bicarbonate. Simply turn three knobs and the generator starts producing oxygen immediately. The unit generates six liters per minute of 99.97 percent pure oxygen for a minimum of 15 minutes and life-saving oxygen for up to 30 minutes.
Each unit will sell for approximately $140 and can be stored for years to be used in case of an emergency or trauma situation.