Are there any fire safety issues concerning oxygen concentrators?

Oxygen is combustible so there are some fire safety issues. To minimize the risk of fire there are a number of actions you can take:

  • Read and follow the oxygen concentrator safety manual.
  • Keep the oxygen supply at least five feet away from any open flame.
  • Do not use aerosol sprays near the oxygen supply.
  • Avoid static electric sparks – Use a humidifier.
  • Make sure the oxygen concentrators is place and kept upright.
  • Never cover or place anything on top of your oxygen supply.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of accidental combustion.

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