Why would you want to supplement your High Volume Oxygen System with compressed oxygen tanks?
When considering a High Volume Oxygen system to replace your dependence on compressed or liquid oxygen tanks, there are various considerations. One of the most important things to consider is your typical overall oxygen usage vs your peak oxygen usage (the highest volume of oxygen you might need during certain time periods). When making your initial investment, sometimes it makes more sense to plan for your typical oxygen usage and supplement with compressed oxygen for the rare occasions that your usage is much higher than normal (like for events or classes).
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, schedule delivery, replace empties, and pay oxygen bills.
To capitalize on your investment, put your system in a proper space and care for it so it can live a long and happy life. The things you need to do are pretty straightforward, especially if you begin with a little planning.
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.
The HVO oxygen-generating system turns itself on and off automatically based on the pressure in the oxygen storage tank. It is programmed to keep the tank 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.
Charging consists of running the oxygen concentrators that are attached to the HVO system, compressing the generated oxygen, and storing it in an oxygen-clean tank.
Tank pressure is monitored continuously. When the pressure reaches the high threshold (100 PSI for the Standard, 150 PSI for the Mighty Mite and MAX), the system goes into “discharging” mode, at which point the oxygen concentrators and the compressor are turned off. All that can be heard is the quiet hiss of oxygen running through the regulator.
Once the pressure drops below the low threshold (30 PSI for the Standard, 100 PSI for the Mighty Mite and MAX), the charging process is triggered again.
If the oxygen generating capacity is well-matched to the output requirements, you’ll receive a continuous supply of oxygen.
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 10 LPM and add capacity to generate 80, 100, 120 LPM, or even more. Because of this, you can preserve your original investment. This makes the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for an HVO system lower than any competing product on the market today.
This post pertains to systems that use the Seeing Eye Cloud Service.
Most of our customers use a WiFi connection to get IoT data up to the cloud, but you can use an Ethernet cable. This is a great option when it’s easy to run a cable to the HVO system. A hard-wired connection will provide higher bandwidth, better latency, and greater reliability.