The medical industry relies on oxygen (O2) to treat and prevent cases of insufficient oxygen in the body. Oxygen treats conditions like hypoxemia (low blood oxygen) and hypoxia (low oxygen in body tissues). Additionally, it’s commonly used for resuscitation and inhalation therapy.
Oxygen is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas at room temperature and atmospheric pressure and is commonly shipped in compressed gas cylinders at pressures from 2,000 – 2,600 psi. When converted to liquid form, it’s shipped in vacuum-insulated liquid can containers with pressures that range from 22 – 600 psi.