Pentair provides filters to protect the equipment from patient contamination and potential equipment malfunction due to patient condensation, mucous, and medication. Our medical air dryers help extend the useful life of the molecular size bed. Humidiflow helps to ensure patient comfort and prevent dry mouth and noise bleeds from breathing dry air.
The exhaled gas of a ventilated patient may contain hazardous particles, including bronchodilators, antibiotics, steroids, antiviral agents, antiprotozoal agents, and mucolytic agents, as well as potentially hazardous bacterial and viral particles. Inhaled air must be free of compressor lubricants and other particles. Pentair manufactures a variety of breathing circuit filters for ventilators and anesthesia applications – with some providing bacteria and viral removal efficiencies greater than 99.999%. Inspiratory and expiratory breathing circuit filters, HME’s (Heat & Moisture Exchangers), HEPA disposable devices, and respiratory filter capsules are available in various configurations and efficiencies.
Medical Air Compressors
Medical compressors are devices used to pressurize room air, which can then be used to power other devices for respiratory purposes, as well as supplying instrumentation air in dental applications. In order for a medical compressor to supply clean, dry compressed air to ventilators, a membrane air dryer is placed in the air stream to ensure the removal of moisture effectively.
Gas Sampling, Monitoring, and Analysis
The presence of water vapor in expired breathing air samples can interfere gas analysis and CO2 monitoring. To help prevent the formation of condensate in gas sampling lines, the transmission of gases through Pentair’s new Durion membrane dryer tubing removes moisture from air.
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