The most common size tank for patient home use is the E-tank. The E-tanks are cylinders that are probably the largest size that are suitable to take with you for travel or portability. These tanks are usually transported via a small cart that can be pulled by the patient or caregiver and provide about 5 hours of oxygen.
An oxygen concentrator is a machine that plugs in to the wall electrical outlet. The concentrator takes room air and passes it through the filtering system in the machine and converts it to more pure oxygen. In other words, it circulates the room air through and changes it from regular room air (around 21% oxygen) to around 95% oxygen. These machines can be run 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
Delta Medical Supply provides home oxygen for patients whose physician has ordered supplemental oxygen for the home. As you may know, many people find that wearing oxygen, even if it’s just at night, can help improve their quality of life by helping to relieve symptoms associated with insufficient oxygen levels throughout the body.