Doc. 193/14Guidance for Safety and Reliability of Oxygen Self-Fill Systems

"Self-fill systems allow patients to fill oxygen cylinders at high pressure, at home, for personal use only.

The units described in this publication consist of assemblies of components that include compressors, stationary concentrators, cylinders with standard valves and oxygen conserving devices.

As this is a relatively new technology in Europe, EIGA members wish to ensure that the designs and materials incorporate experience that EIGA members have gathered over many years of using oxygen at high pressure.

The publication includes the principles of design and material selection, filling process, maintenance and life cycle of self-fill gaseous oxygen units.

The publication is intended for the manufacturers, designers, purchasers, homecare service providers, users (patients) or care givers and prescribers involved with these self-fill units."