Whether it’s for hospital, homecare or emergency use, medical oxygen is an essential part of patient care – and lightweight oxygen cylinders are integral to delivering this care.   

But why are lightweight oxygen cylinders important? 

In this blog, we will delve into five key benefits of the AMS lightweight oxygen cylinders, discussing their significance for patients, emergency response services, suppliers and the planet. 

1. Oxygen Cylinder Portability

One of the primary advantages of AMS lightweight oxygen cylinders is their enhanced portability. 

When it comes to home oxygen therapy, patients are often elderly and infirm – they simply can’t carry around heavy cylinders for extended periods of time. 

Lightweight cylinders offer newfound independence and mobility for patients requiring home oxygen therapy. The decreased weight allows patients to engage in daily activities more easily and conveniently without compromising their oxygen supply.  

Similarly, fire brigades and emergency responders benefit from the manoeuvrability of lightweight cylinders, enabling them to swiftly reach affected areas and provide prompt assistance without the additional strain of heavy cylinders. 

2. Capacity of Lightweight Oxygen Cylinders

Another notable advantage of AMS Type 3 carbon composite cylinders is their high pressure. 

Due to their high-pressure (300 bar), AMS Type 3 cylinders can store more oxygen than standard 200 bar cylinders.

Such increased capacity makes lightweight oxygen cylinders highly efficient for medical and emergency applications. Medical patients can benefit from an extended oxygen supply, reducing the frequency of cylinder replacements or refills. Likewise, emergency responders can rely on the larger oxygen capacity to address critical situations more effectively, ensuring an ample oxygen supply for those in need.

3. Oxygen Cylinder Sustainability

The reduced weight of lightweight oxygen cylinders can also contribute to a more sustainable and cost-effective solution. 

The higher capacity AMS Type 3 lightweight cylinders require refilling less often than 200 bar solutions. This means more oxygen on every delivery, which can deliver lower transport costs, energy consumption, and carbon emissions associated with transportation. This environmentally friendly aspect makes lightweight cylinders provide a real benefit for industries and providers striving to minimise their carbon footprint while keeping costs low. 

4. Value and Cost Effectiveness

Lightweight cylinders offer excellent value due to their higher pressure capabilities. 

Higher-pressure cylinders enable patients to receive more oxygen per cylinder and reduce the need for frequent refills. This translates into reduced transportation costs, fewer road miles, and even potential weight savings on aeroplanes – making them a cost-effective, mutually beneficial solution for medical facilities, emergency services, patients and providers. 

5. Flexibility and customisation

AMS Carbon Composite Cylinders offer an extensive range of off-the-shelf and customisable oxygen cylinders.

The added flexibility allows providers to extend their fleet and directly respond to customer requests – offering both Type 2 and 3 cylinders in 1, 2L and 3L in different shapes and sizes. This extra flexibility means that whatever the application, there is a suitable AMS Composite Cylinder to fit customer requirements exactly. 

AMS Lightweight Oxygen Cylinders

AMS Lightweight Oxygen Cylinders

More About Lightweight Oxygen Cylinders from AMS Composite Cylinders

AMS Composite Cylinders supplies a full range of advanced, state-of-the-art lightweight cylinders using the latest technology – backed up by extensive and world-leading research and development teams.

Supplying to customers across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America – providing industry-leading quality, reliable service, and short lead times. 

AMS Composite Cylinders produces cylinders to a wide range of recognised global standards and holds accreditations in all major markets worldwide. Manufacturing cylinders to ISO and EN standards (Including ISO-11119-1, ISO 11119-2, EN 12257, EN12245, ISO 7866, ISO 11118) and requirements of ISO 9001, UN PED/TPED, DOT (USA) and TC (CANADA). AMS Composite Cylinders hold Rho ρ marking for the UK.

For additional information or ordering, please get in touch with us today.