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Firesafe Cannula Valve

The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve/Firesafe™ Nozzle comprises a spring loaded valve probe contained within a moulded housing. In normal condition the valve is held open by means of a T‐bar arrangement on the valve probe at the downstream end that sits on a fusible ledge. The valve is actuated when the fusible ledge softens as a result of the heat from an approaching fire in the oxygen tubing.

Yes, the Firesafe Cannula Valve can be fitted to the small bore oxygen tubing inlet, whether that is fed into the CPAP ventilator or into a port in the patient breathing circuit. The temperatures of the gas delivered are very low in comparison to the activation temperature of the valve, so there is no risk of it being activated by warm humid air used for ventilation.

Firesafe™ Cannula Valves are available in boxes of 100 units, which comprise 5 bags of 20 in each box. Only multiples of 100 are available, part number 827-2001×100.

Product description:Mode of Supply:Dimensions: Gross weight:
100 Firesafe™ Cannula Valves5 bags of 20 in a box 18.6 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm0.5 kg
2,400 Firesafe™ Cannula Valves24 of the above boxes in a large carton51 cm x 45 cm x 22 cm 15 kg

No, it is not necessary to sterilise the Firesafe™ cannula valve or Firesafe™ Nozzle at any time and no attempt should be made to do so.

No, this is a single use device, no attempt must be made to reuse the device on another patient or clean it internally. A mild soap solution may be used to clean the outside of the device taking care not to allow any liquid to enter either orifice.

Where an oxygen concentrator is being used, it is recommended to install a Firesafe™ Nozzle at the interface between with the concentrator oxygen outlet and the oxygen tubing to isolate the oxygen supply at source in the event of a fire. A Firesafe™ Cannula Valve should then be installed close to patient, normally at a position on the cannula tubing close to the chest. FCV_FAQ.pdf

The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve and Firesafe™ Nozzle have been carefully designed to minimise resistance to the flow of oxygen. Considering the worst case – an oxygen concentrator with a non-backpressure compensated flowmeter calibrated at atmospheric pressure. If two Firesafe™ valves were installed in series, at an oxygen flow of 5 l/min, the actual oxygen flow would be around 5.05 l/min when the flow indicator reads 5.00 l/min.

Firesafe™ Cannula Valves and Firesafe™ Nozzles should be installed downstream (of the normal oxygen flow), between the humidifier and the patient. There are no other particular or special requirements when fitting Firesafe™ Cannula Valves/Firesafe™ Nozzles in an oxygen circuit with a cold water bubble humidifier.

Firesafe™ Cannula Valves are available in boxes of 100 units, which comprise 5 bags of 20 in each box. Only multiples of 100 are available, part number 827-2001×100. *Please note that bags of 20 are marked with part number 827-2001×20 but these cannot be purchased from BPR Medical.

    The UK Trade Tariff Commodity code is 9019 20 000 (Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus).

    We recommend two firebreaks are installed. The first should be close to the patient e.g. at the interface to a nasal cannula with a very short or no extension tubing. The second should be placed close to the source of supply.
    Instructions for use

    It is important to use the preferred connectors when assembling the Firesafe™ Cannula Valve into an oxygen delivery circuit.  The international standard (ISO 13544-2 – Respiratory Therapy Tubing and Connectors) prescribes exact dimensions for the barb connector on ‘male’ oxygen therapy connectors. The corresponding ‘female’ flexible connectors (or ‘trumpet connectors’) have been designed by patient circuit manufacturers to properly fit this barb size. This standard was driven by concern over misconnection and disconnection of circuits delivering a variety of drugs to patients, including medical gases such as oxygen. It is important that the standards defined by ISO 13544-2 are consistently applied to reduce the potential for misconnection and disconnection problems.
    A typical oxygen delivery circuit might include a 3m extension hose with trumpet connectors at each end (e.g. Salter Labs Pt# 2010-10-50), connected from the oxygen source to the upstream connector of the Firesafe™ Cannula Valve. The downstream connector of the Firesafe™ Cannula valve is connected to a 30 cm Cannula Valve with trumpet connector (e.g. Salter Labs Pt# E1600-1-50).
    The Instructions for Use for the Firesafe™ Cannula Valve (Doc# 702-0040) also provide additional information and clear illustrations on the preferred method of connecting the device to a patient circuit.
    The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve has an intended life of 5 years from the date of manufacture. The date of manufacture is laser engraved on the side of the device. A device should be replaced when the 5 year intended life has elapsed.

    *If any Firesafe™ product appears damaged it should be replaced.

    Instructions for use
    Device specification

    A firebreak will not prevent a fire from starting in the oxygen tubing or delivery accessory (mask or nasal cannula). It is therefore important that there is no relaxation of any other risk controls applied to reduce the risk of fire. What a firebreak is intended to do is to extinguish a fire that tracks back along the oxygen tubing to the oxygen supply source. This reduces the risk of a fire being spread by the oxygen tubing.

    Yes, the Firesafe Cannula Valve is available for sale in the United States and is a Class 1 medical device registered with the FDA. Please see this link to locate a distributor

    Yes they can but firebreaks only need to be installed in the oxygen delivery lumen and not in the sensing lumen.

    Firesafe Nozzle

    The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve/Firesafe™ Nozzle comprises a spring loaded valve probe contained within a moulded housing. In normal condition the valve is held open by means of a T‐bar arrangement on the valve probe at the downstream end that sits on a fusible ledge. The valve is actuated when the fusible ledge softens as a result of the heat from an approaching fire in the oxygen tubing.

    Yes, the Firesafe Cannula Valve can be fitted to the small bore oxygen tubing inlet, whether that is fed into the CPAP ventilator or into a port in the patient breathing circuit. The temperatures of the gas delivered are very low in comparison to the activation temperature of the valve, so there is no risk of it being activated by warm humid air used for ventilation.

    No, it is not necessary to sterilise the Firesafe™ cannula valve or Firesafe™ Nozzle at any time and no attempt should be made to do so.

    No, this is a single use device, no attempt must be made to reuse the device on another patient or clean it internally. A mild soap solution may be used to clean the outside of the device taking care not to allow any liquid to enter either orifice.

    Where an oxygen concentrator is being used, it is recommended to install a Firesafe™ Nozzle at the interface between with the concentrator oxygen outlet and the oxygen tubing to isolate the oxygen supply at source in the event of a fire. A Firesafe™ Cannula Valve should then be installed close to patient, normally at a position on the cannula tubing close to the chest. FCV_FAQ.pdf

    The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve and Firesafe™ Nozzle have been carefully designed to minimise resistance to the flow of oxygen. Considering the worst case – an oxygen concentrator with a non-backpressure compensated flowmeter calibrated at atmospheric pressure. If two Firesafe™ valves were installed in series, at an oxygen flow of 5 l/min, the actual oxygen flow would be around 5.05 l/min when the flow indicator reads 5.00 l/min.

    Firesafe™ Cannula Valves and Firesafe™ Nozzles should be installed downstream (of the normal oxygen flow), between the humidifier and the patient. There are no other particular or special requirements when fitting Firesafe™ Cannula Valves/Firesafe™ Nozzles in an oxygen circuit with a cold water bubble humidifier.

    The UK Trade Tariff Commodity code is 9019 20 000 (Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus).

    We recommend two firebreaks are installed. The first should be close to the patient e.g. at the interface to a nasal cannula with a very short or no extension tubing. The second should be placed close to the source of supply.
    Instructions for use

    Firesafe™ Nozzles are available in boxes and can be purchased in multiples of 10 or 20 depending on style.
    • Box of 20 DISS – 9/16” UNF – 827-0031X20 (packs of 20)
    • Box of 10 Threaded – 827-0021 (packs of 10)

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    Yes. The MDU is a plug and play solution and due to its mobile use, it is easy to move around from patient to patient.

    BPR provide a fully managed service on all purchase and rentals of the MDU devices.

    There are a number of purchase options available. Please contact our team for further information on: sales@bprmedical.com

    Tests conducted on the system revealed that the noise levels were below 35 decibels.

    The MDU works with cylinders and piped systems.

    Full details of these can be found by downloading the technical specifications.

    The MDU is a easy set up plug and play device please see HOW it works section

    The MDU will support cylinders with a diameter of up to 150mm.

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