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How much will I pay in electricity? (Part One)

Many people are curious to know if their electrical bill will skyrocket after making the switch to High Volume Oxygen. When the HVO System is properly specified, it will cycle on and off. For most glass studios, the system may run for half of the workday, or it may run for a couple of hours. […]

How to Care for your HVO System

You just made an investment in an HVO system because you want to save money on oxygen, have a safe work environment, and you like the idea of flipping a switch to make all the oxygen you need. Now you can focus on your business rather than having to check your tank levels, place orders, […]

How much oxygen do you need? (Part 2)

In part 1, we talked about the density of oxygen, gas measurement standards, and how to calculate gas volume for a container of a given size at a given pressure. In this post, we’re going to use that knowledge to configure an HVO system that is capable of producing the amount of oxygen that you […]

How much oxygen do you need? (Part 1)

When you buy a container of ice cream, you may think that a quart is a quart until you learn that one brand contains a lot more air than another. You can weigh the two containers and you’ll know that the heavier one contains more product. The same is true for gases: two tanks may […]

How much does oxygen cost?

This simple question has a not-so-simple answer, as there are many factors that influence the cost of oxygen. Gas company prices vary significantly depending on where you’re located, whether you’re getting scheduled deliveries, and whether you have an annual contract. The amount of oxygen you use will impact the cost of compressed, liquid, and generated […]

How to choose the right HVO model

HVO gives you a choice between a basic, reliable product, dubbed the Classic™️, and one that is “cloud-connected”, with sophisticated data tracking, monitoring, and configuration options, which we call the Pro Series™️. In this post, you’ll learn the differences between them, and how to decide which is best for your application. Classic™️ A no-frills oxygen-generating […]

How do HVO systems work?

The HVO oxygen-generating system turns itself on and off automatically based on the pressure in the oxygen storage tank. It endeavors to keep the pressure within a range of “setpoints”. Here’s how it works: When the system turns on for the first time, the tank pressure is at zero PSI. This triggers the “charging” process. […]

How to expand your HVO system

If you find that your oxygen requirements have grown since your original purchase or you’re thinking about buying a large HVO system, this post will be helpful. Did you know that HVO has the only expandable oxygen-generating system on the market? This means that you can start with a system that has one oxygen concentrator generating […]

PSI, PSIG, PSIA: What’s the difference?

In our literature, you’ll often see the abbreviation “PSI”, which stands for “Pounds per Square Inch” or, more precisely, “Pound force per Square Inch”. What it expresses is the number of pounds of force applied to an area of one square inch. We use “PSI” in reference to tank pressure, i.e. the reading on a […]

Why do YOU love High Volume Oxygen?

We love our #HVOFam! Our goal of creating the perfect oxygen system; one that is reliable, economical and of the highest quality is evident in the praise we receive from our happy customers. Check out what they are saying: Thank you so much for the HVO Love!!!