Oxygen Tank Duration Times and Oxygen Tank Size Chart


NOTES: All ambulatory ranges are calculated assuming a breath rate of 20 BPM when in PulseDose mode.

O2 Cylinder Delivery Chart:

Use Times (Shown In Hours)

Flow Rate: 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 4 5 6
M4







Pulse Dose 5.7 3.8 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 .9
Continuous Flow 1.9 1.3 .9 .7 .6 .5 .4 .3
M6







Pulse Dose 8.3 5.5 4.1 3.3 2.8 2.1 1.7 1.4
Continuous Flow 2.7 1.8 1.4 1.1 .9 .7 .6 .4
ML6







Pulse Dose 8.6 5.7 4.3 3.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 1.4
Continuous Flow 2.8 1.9 1.4 1.1 .9 .7 .6 .4
C







Pulse Dose 12.1 8.1 6.1 4.9 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.0
Continuous Flow 4.0 2.7 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.0 .8 .7
D







Pulse Dose 21.0 14.0 10.5 8.4 7.0 5.2 4.2 3.5
Continuous Flow 6.9 4.6 3.5 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.2
E







Pulse Dose 34.4 23.0 17.2 13.8 11.5 8.6 6.9 5.8
Continuous Flow 11.4 7.6 5.7 4.6 3.8 2.8 2.3 1.9

This chart is intended to be used only as a guide.

O2 Cylinder Physical Sizes

  • E Cylinder: approx length 25"
  • D Cylinder: approx length 17"
  • C Cylinder: approx length 11"
  • M9 Cylinder: approx length 15"
  • M6 Cylinder: approx length 12"
  • M4 Cylinder: approx length 9"

These are approx cylinder lengths. Size may vary slightly by manufacturer.


Want to know more about Pulse-Dose?
Read about Pulse-Dose versus Continuous Flow Oxygen Delivery Systems and how they work:
How Pulse Dose Oxygen Delivery Systems Work


See also: Medical Oxygen Cylinders