How can I tell when my air separator is working properly?

All of our air sep­a­ra­tion units have built-in oxy­gen sen­sors. These sen­sors con­tin­u­ous­ly indi­cate that your sys­tem is sep­a­rat­ing air properly.

Low oxygen indicator turns amber when your air separator is not working properly.

Low oxy­gen indi­ca­tor turns amber when your air sep­a­ra­tor is not work­ing properly.

Air separation unit with amber light on during start-up.

Air sep­a­ra­tion unit with amber light on dur­ing start-up.

If your sys­tem is not sep­a­rat­ing oxy­gen from air, then the oxy­gen sen­sor will show amber in  front pan­el, (left).

When the oxy­gen mon­i­tor is “off” it  means that the oxy­gen con­cen­tra­tion pro­duced by the unit is more than 75%, and that the high alti­tude air will have about 14% oxygen.

When your air sep­a­ra­tor reach­es nor­mal oper­a­tion the amber light will turn off (right).  This nor­mal­ly takes about 5 minutes.

Here is how to know if the oxy­gen mon­i­tor is working…

28530025_sWhen you first turn your sys­tem on, the amber light will go on for up to 5 min­utes while your sys­tem pres­sur­izes.  A just-start­ed sys­tem does not pro­duce oxy­gen pure enough to sat­is­fy the sen­sor test lev­el of 75%.

If the amber light goes on when you start the sys­tem, then goes off after about 5 min­utes, the sen­sor is work­ing.  Your sys­tem is pro­duc­ing at least 75% oxy­gen rich air, and oxy­gen reduced air at about 14% oxygen.

After about 5 min­utes the light goes off, usu­al­ly often blink­ing a few times as the oxy­gen lev­el increas­es through the 75% level.

During nor­mal oper­a­tion, when the light is off, it means your unit is work­ing prop­er­ly, that +O2 sup­ply is oxy­gen rich, at least 75%, and that ‑O2 high alti­tude sup­ply is oxy­gen reduced, at about 14%.

*It is impor­tant not to over­drive your oxy­gen sep­a­ra­tor. For spe­cif­ic instruc­tions on how to prop­er­ly set your oxy­gen flow rate meter, fol­low this link :