For Ozone Therapy, You Must Have The Right Oxygen Tank Regulator
Ozone therapy requires an oxygen tank in order to convert oxygen to ozone via an ozone generator. But unless you have a medical condition that requires you to use a medical-grade oxygen tank, odds are you don’t have a full oxygen tank lying around. So where do you get a tank, and how can you fill it? We’ll answer both questions in this post.
Medical Vs. Industrial Oxygen Tank Regulators
The first thing you’ll notice as you search for oxygen tanks is that there are two kinds: medical and industrial. This is because oxygen tanks are used for both purposes. While the use of medical oxygen is obvious, industrial oxygen is generally used for welding (though its uses are many). However, there is no difference in quality between industrial oxygen and medical oxygen. Often, the same company that fills the medical tanks also fills the industrial tanks from the same source of liquid oxygen.
The only thing that distinguishes the two is the chain of custody. It’s a standard practice in the medical industry for all prescription machines to have full documentation for every detail of production (when and where it was filled, what percentage of oxygen, each time it changed hands, etc.) Industrial oxygen, while generally the same purity, doesn’t require the same level of documentation or any sort of prescription. You can just walk into your nearest oxygen supplier (we recommend Airgas or Praxair), pay for your tank and go. Just be sure to ask for 99% pure oxygen. Medical oxygen will always be 99% pure, but you have to ask for it at industrial suppliers. Just try to avoid mentioning what you are using it for, as most industrial suppliers will refuse to serve customers who indicate it’s for therapy or medical purposes.
Some locations, especially industrial, will make you swap out oxygen tanks. If you do not want to swap, call the location ahead of time and check.