Build up of electrostatic charge within flowmeters is a common and well documented problem, often causing the ball to become stuck inside the flow tube and thereby preventing an accurate reading.
The Firesafe™ Flowmeter benefits from state-of-the-art materials that ensure electrostatic charge is quickly dissipated and will not affect its accuracy.
Unlike conventional ball and glass style flowmeters, the Firesafe™ Flowmeter incorporates a precision float with a fluted rim, that continuously rotates in the gas stream to provide visual confirmation that gas is flowing and the device is providing an accurate reading.
Every Firesafe™ Flowmeter is fitted with BPR Medical Firesafe™ Nozzle, minimising the known risks of fire associated with oxygen therapy. The Firesafe™ Nozzle can limit the impact of an oxygen fire by automatically arresting the oxygen. Acting like a fuse, it automatically isolates the oxygen supply providing the following potential benefits:
Slows the rate of a fire developing, therefore buying the patient and caregivers more time to evacuate.
Prevents progression of the fire in the PVC tube to upstream equipment.
Lowers the probability a fire will spread any further.
Minimises the amount of structural damage and the cost of restoration.