Respiratory Products

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46214-4911 USA

Phone: (317) 273-6960 Fax: (317) 273-6979
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Press Releases

CGA Safety Alert for CGA 870 Connectors - This safety alert describes a connection problem with non-Flotec regulators. (Issued December 2021)

FDA Draft Guidance: Class II Special Controls Guidance - This guidance is intended support the reclassification of pressure regulators for use with medical oxygen (Issued February 27, 2007)

FDA And NIOSH Public Health Notification - Oxygen Regulator Fires Resulting from Incorrect Use of CGA 870 Seals (Issued: April 24, 2006)

FDA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY - This guidance is intended to alert hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities to the hazards of medical gas mix-ups (Issued March 2001)

FDA Rethinks It's Position on Aluminum Regulators - Based on the number of reports is low compared to the number of regulators in use and there are probably a number of contributing factors responsible for the fires (Issued March 3, 2000)

NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality/Injury Investigation Jan. 6, 2000 - Aluminum Regulator Fire Injures One Fire Fighter-Nevada

FDA And NIOSH Public Health Advisory - Explosions and Fires in Aluminum Oxygen Regulators (Issued February 1999)

NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality/Injury Investigation Feb. 5, 1999 - Oxygen Regulator Flash Severely Burns One Fire Fighter - Florida

Flotec Response to FDA & NIOSH - Flotec's Fire Resistant, Unibody Regulator is the safest, most durable, versatile design available

Uni-guard Plating Process - Breakthrough for Brass Regulators provide an Oligodynamic and Germicidal effect while remaining non-allergenic

EMS Expo Top 20 Products - Flotec's Flopac, Integrated Valve Regulator recognized as one of the Top 20 New Products at the 2006 EMS Expo

Technical Bulletins


Aluminum used in Oxygen Regulators


Brass Insert Style regulators

 The Flotec regulator has the new brass insert model feature and can be checked for compliance (TB-BrassInsertStyle.doc)

DEHP Proposition 65 Warning

OEHHA - Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of Di(2-ethylhexy)phthalate

Flow Ranges

Listing of available flow ranges for: Regulator Single Window, Regulator Double Window, Mini Right Hand Regulator, Mini Left Hand Regulator, Flow meter Single Window, Flow meter Double Window, Blender Flow meter Single Window, Flow Control Valve, Direct Flow, and Flow Control Valve, Reverse Flow.

Flow Tolerance

Complete listing of all the flows available from Flotec with the standard low and high limits (special tolerances available on request)

Helicoil Maintenance

Procedures for preventative maintenance and repair (TB-Helicoil Maintenance.doc)

How many different combinations are there for Flotec Regulators

There are more than 4,095,077,575,680 different combinations to customize your Flotec regulator.

Inlet Connector Specifications for DL

The CGA (Compressed Gas Association) Flotec part number reference  to each medical gas for the InGage regulator line (ref. R-Engineering Specification DL Inlet Connections)

Inlet Connector Specifications for RW

The CGA (Compressed Gas Association) Flotec part number reference  to each medical gas for the RW series regulator line (ref. R-Engineering Specification RW Inlet Connections)

Gas Connector Specifications

The CGA (Compressed Gas Association) and DISS (Diameter Index Safety System) standards by medical gas (ref. M-Gas Specification)

MRI Conditional

Flotec Regulator are Conditional, according to ASTM F2503-13

Medical Device Interactions with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems

The Meaning and ramifications of MR safety or MR compatibility and a background of MR theory and the effect the MR environment

MRI (Magnetic) Compatibility of Flotec Integrated Valve Regulators (IVR)

Why Flotec Flopac is Compatible with MRI applications (TB-MRI Compatibility Flopac.doc)

Outlet vs Cylinder Pressure

These are  the nominal performance charts of the Flotec 50 psi regulator showing the outlet pressure expected from know inlet pressures. (ref. R-Outlet vs Tank.123)

Problems Solved

Listing of typical regulator and Flowmeter problems that can be eliminated by using Flotec products. (ref. SB-Problems Solved.doc)

Safe Practices for Handling and Operating Oxygen Equipment

Comprehensive guidelines and training on safe practices for handling oxygen (TB-Safe Practices for Oxygen.doc)

Service Manuals, Install Instructions, and Operating Instruction Inserts

Procedures for Flotec products

Unique Device Identification

New Regulatory Requirements for Medical Device

Yoke Washer Alert

Do not replace factory installed dynamic seals on any Flotec Oxygen Regulators with any non-Flotec washers or seals. (SA-Yoke Washer Seal (draft).doc 10-14-03)

Yoke Washer Seal

Special packaging and pricing for replacement seals. (ref. SB-Yoke Washer Seal.doc)