Cylinder sizes

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The different sizes of oxygen cylinders available are 1 litre, 2 litres, 2.7 litres, 8 litres, 10 litres and 40 litres. They are all specific to different industries, different requirements for different customers, that is why we have such a large range of cylinders. So a dentist, the GDC guidelines state that they have a minimum of 460 litres of oxygen in their cylinder, so we would supply a dentist with a 2.7-litre cylinder, 2.7-litre cylinder holds 579 litres of oxygen. So they are getting far in excess of the minimum requirement for oxygen. We supply 10-litre cylinders to GP surgeries who have them in the treatment rooms when they need more gas. We also supply 10-litre cylinders to ambulances along with the smaller cylinders. They are used for pipeline systems in ambulances. And then we have our smallest cylinder which is a 1-litre cylinder. We use that where people need a very lightweight compact unit. We have paramedics that use bicycles and things like that. And they will have the 1-litre cylinders in panniers on the bikes and they use those at events and things like that.

Our largest cylinder, which is a 40-litre cylinder, tends to be used for our hospital customers and they will go in a pipeline in a hospital and are piped through to the specific wards or treatment rooms. The different sizes of analgesic gas cylinders are 1 litre, 2 litres and 10 litres. We have different sizes because different customers have different needs and different industries. So our 1-litre cylinders are commonly used by first aiders and paramedics that use them on bicycles. And they put them in panniers and they will have them at events and things like that. They go right up to the 10-litre cylinders which are commonly used in treatment centres and things like that. GP surgeries where they are performing minor surgery and things.