With all of the different oxygen concentrators that we have to offer, it can sometimes be difficult to discern between all of the options to figure out what is the best product for you. In this article we will be comparing the ATF-15 to OXO10-OEM oxygen concentrator. Lately, we have been recommending customers purchase the OXO10-OEM as opposed to the ATF-15, this is primarily because of the cost difference and similar performance specifications.
The OXO10-OEM is capable of efficiently producing 21 SCFH (10 LPM) of oxygen from an OEM oxygen concentrator module @ 15 PSI and costs $1,450. One of the great things about this oxygen concentrator is that it only requires electrical power and compressed air for operation. Because of the compact design, the OXO10-OEM is made to fit into your existing system where high oxygen purity is needed. The OXO10 also includes an air pressure gauge, along with an air pressure relief valve for increased safety. One of the convenient features from the OXO10 is the rebuildable components. The sieve beds and valves are all replaceable, which leads to saving money in the long-run since you will not need to replace the entire system.
The ATF-15 is capable of producing 15 SCFH of oxygen at 18 PSI and costs $1,989. A patented single rotary distribution valve built into the ATF module continually rotates at a low speed from a small motor. The valve is maintenance-free, self-cleaning, insensitive to contamination, and invulnerable to wear. It directs the flow of compressed air to a group of four sieve beds (adsorption), while another four beds are purged into the atmosphere through the valve (desorption). The remaining four of the twelve beds are interconnected through the valve to equalize pressure as the sieve beds sequentially transition between adsorption and desorption.
Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Technology
Both of these oxygen concentrators incorporate PSA technology. PSA technology is essentially separating the oxygen (21%) from the air it is provided and returns the nitrogen (78%) to the atmosphere through a waste gas muffler. The main component to this technology is a material called Molecular Sieve (Zeolite). This sieve is an inert, ceramic-life material that is designed to absorb nitrogen more readily than oxygen. This process is reliable, virtually maintenance-free and will last indefinitely as long as it does not become contaminated with water or oil vapors.
We can build custom oxygen concentrators to fit many different specifications for a wide array of applications. The picture above shows one of the customized oxygen concentrators that we have recently built. For this particular unit, the customer was looking for a system that would produce oxygen at approximately 70% purity. Although typical oxygen concentrators produce roughly 93% pure oxygen, we were able to easily create an oxygen generator that met our customers specific needs. In the picture above, we can see the “Air Flow Control” knob, as well as the “Oxygen Flow Control” knob. This addition to the oxygen generator give the user the ability to easily adjust the purity of their oxygen flow. To decrease the oxygen purity, the user simply has to increase the air flow and decrease the ozone flow. Were purer oxygen desired, the opposite actions would need to be taken. Along with the adjustability, we also added in an easy-to-read LED screen to the front of the unit (see in the images below) so the user can know the specific purity of the oxygen being produced. Contact us today to talk with an industry expert and find out how we can build a system to fit your needs.
There are many different options when it comes to the customizability of these oxygen concentrators. While the unit seen above had a focus on the oxygen purity, other attributes can be factors for customization, such as the oxygen pressure, flow, and concentration. We can easily adjust the pressure, flow, and/or concentration of oxygen to fit all of your specific needs. Along with these simple customizations, we also now offer high pressure oxygen concentrators. The TOX-20 through 40 are now available in high pressure models. One of the great things about the HP series of oxygen concentrators is that they provide oxygen pressures of 90 PSI continuously, as well as a storage tank (ranging from 20 to 30 gallons) to store oxygen. To view our full line of high pressure oxygen concentrators, Please Click Here.
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The purpose of this article is to explain the main types of oxygen generators available for ozone production and the advantages/disadvantages of each.
There are a few manufacturers of oxygen generators and a few differences between each. However, the fundamental operation of each manufactures version is very similar so that will not be reviewed here. We will focus on the three main styles of oxygen generators and how they could be implemented into your ozone generation system.
Generally smaller ozone systems will use the turnkey oxygen generators, and larger ozone systems with higher ozone production rates will use the industrial oxygen generators, while small to medium integrated ozone systems will use the OEM modules. However, there are applications where the industrial style oxygen generator is required for higher pressures, or turnkey oxygen generators are required due to the lack of space or available compressed air.
Turnkey Oxygen concentrators
Packaged oxygen generators that include an oil-less compressor, PSA oxygen generator, and all components to concentrate oxygen from ambient air. These units only need electrical power for operation and will provide oxygen at 93% purity.
OGSI, OG-15 and OG-20
AirSep, AS-12 and Onyx
Sequal (Chart), Workhorse line
Compact size allows for install in relatively tight spaces
Turnkey design allows for quick and easy operation
Relatively low cost
Lower oxygen output delivery pressures due to limitation of internal oil-less compressors
Poor reliability due to the lack of ability to purge moisture from process air
High maintenance costs due to poor reliability
OEM models are offered by both OGSI and Sequal (Chart). The OEM modules use the same PSA sieve beds and valving systems as the turnkey packaged oxygen generators provided by those companies. These modules are commonly used to build ozone generators with integrated oxygen generators, or smaller integrated ozone systems.
Compact size allows for install in relatively tight spaces
OEM configuration allows for installation into the same enclosure as an ozone generator if desired
Use of compressed air from plant air compressor may allow for very clean, dry air to be used increasing reliability dramatically when compared to the turnkey packaged oxygen generators.
Can provide slightly higher oxygen delivery pressure than turnkey packaged oxygen generators due to the higher compressed air inlet pressures that can be used
Lowest potential operational costs if plant compressed air is used
Installation equipment is required and must be done properly for reliable operation
Lower oxygen output delivery pressures than industrial oxygen generators
Potentially high replacement costs (applies to Sequal/Chart ATF-modules)
Industrial Oxygen concentrators
Industrial oxygen concentrators are used for medium to large scale ozone generation systems. These systems require compressed air for operation along with proper plumbing and set-up. Large steel cylinders are used to hold the molecular sieve material, and quality rebuildable solenoid valves are used to perform all purging and oxygen recovery actions.
OGSI, OG-25, OG-50, OG-100, etc
AirSep, AS-A, AS-B, AS-D, AS-E, etc
Long term reliability of the system – only periodic maintenance is required
Lower overall long-term operational costs than other options due to low cost for rebuilding the unit
Higher oxygen delivery pressures (45 – 65 PSI)
Higher oxygen flow-rates available
Higher up-front capital costs for oxygen generator, tanks, and potentially the air compressor
When it comes to Non-Medical oxygen usage, the Pro-5 Oxygen Concentrator comes second to none. 30 years of success in the oxygen industry has now produced the Pro-5 Series. The proven design and years of technological advancements have now brought one of the best oxygen concentrators on the market. The reimagined and sleek device proves that not only does extremely high quality oxygen production have to take up space, but it also does not have to break the bank. Along with the good looks, this product’s wheels, carry handle, and light-weight (only 35 lbs) make it an incredibly portable device as well. Even with it’s light weight, the tough thermoplastic covering also makes it a very durable product. The Pro-5 also comes with a safety alarm to offer an enhanced peace-of-mind while it is being used. All-in-all, this low maintenance oxygen concentrator is great for a multitude of applications.
We have recently started selling the MAX-Series of oxygen concentrators. This is a great addition to our oxygen concentrator line-up. We believe these units are a higher build-quality, at a lower cost, than the other units we have been selling, and have faster lead-times.
The MAX-Series oxygen concentrators are available in three sizes:
The Aerous-8 Oxygen Concentrator is a turn-key machine ready to use upon delivery. This is a low cost method to provide oxygen from ambient air reliably.
Operating off 120 VAC power the Aerous-8 only requires ambient air and electrical power for operation. The air compressor, filtration and all necessary parts for operation are included in one enclosure./
Great for ozone generation and other industrial applications. The Aerous-8 provides oxygen at up to 10 PSI of pressure. When used with an ozone injection system the Aerous-8 will produce more ozone from your ozone generator, and provide pressure to push ozone gas into the venturi, therfore increasing flow of oxygen into the water.