Ministry of Defence

Indian Navy Develops Oxygen Plant on Wheels

Posted On: 20 MAY 2021 10:30PM by PIB Delhi
Mobile Oxygen Generation Plants, termed 'Oxygen on Wheels' designed and developed by Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) were inaugurated by Vice Adm AB Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC today, 20 May 21.  The Naval Dockyard Technical team conceived and developed two Oxygen Generation Plants each with 100 Litres per minute capacity, designed to provide a direct feed to any hospital's pipeline system. 

The Oxygen Plants, mounted on trailers, can easily be transported to remote hospitals and connected to the hospital's fixed Oxygen piping system - to serve as the main feed for up to 16 beds. The Oxygen System can also serve as a backup to prevent incidents of low oxygen pressure in the hospitals. Such a system has been conceived and implemented to support the State Govt. efforts during the on-going Oxygen crises, especially in smaller hospitals and rural areas that may not have the requisite infrastructure.


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