Medical gas manifolds and gas manifold systems have been designed for industrial and laboratory applications that require permanent inflows of medical gas at a specified level of pressure. There is a whole range of offers for various types of medical institutions as well as for wide spectrum of medical gases (oxygen, nitrogen, CO2, medical air, helium, etc.). Designed in compliance with official standards such as EN ISO 7396-1 or HTM 02-01 they can be easily customized for any application depending on the size of the institution, clinical requirements and specific customer needs. For small medical institutions there are simple, semi- and fully automated gas manifolds, while for large clinics there are manifold systems terminals and manifold plants.
Typical automated manifold is a pipeline system filled with high-pressured medical gas that flows from cylindrical containers or tanks. It consists of two banks of containers on either side of the pressure control set and an additional source for emergency gas supply. As primary supply for oxygen, liquid source typically is in use, while two-side cylinder supply serves as a reserve. The position of the automatic switchover indicates which bank is being utilized at a particular moment and which is still in reserve. The gas pressure remains constant at a preset level. The manifold takes gas in from the “working” cylinder until its get empty. Then manifold automatically switches to the “reserved” cylinder bank intake. After the replacement of the empty cylinder, bank the changeover moves to the other side to reset the manifold. Each manifold is supplied with a detailed operating instruction and a warranty manual.