There are many reasons why people might need assistance with breathing: Underdeveloped lungs in premature infants and newborn babies, lung diseases, anaesthesia or even brain injuries. But one thing always applies: Breathing assistance must be tailored precisely to the situation.
Breathing assistance from newborn babies to adults
- Be it breathing assistance for premature infants or adults: Mechanical breathing assistance utilises precise gas mixer systems such as the CPAP system (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure).
- The task of gas dosing: Providing gases such as air and oxygen- at the right time, in the right volume and at the right pressure and mixing ratio.
- Bürkert gas mixers for CPAP systems are compact, modular and individually configurable. They fit into all ventilation devices, regardless of the patient group.
Gas control for ventilation devices
As a manufacturer of ventilation devices you have to meet strict standards such as ISO 13485. Make life easier for yourself:
Bürkert develops gas mixer systems for you in accordance with ISO 13485 – thereby simplifying your certification process.
- You receive standardised, pre-configured gas mixer systems, including valves and sensors, instead of individual components.
- The mixing ratio can be set digitally to between 21% and 100%.
- The option of controlled oscillation or pulsation of the gas mixture allows you to adjust the concentration in real time.
A compact fluid block that can be adapted to all ventilation devices:
8 reasons for gas mixer systems from Bürkert:
Gas mixer systems and digital communication
A high exchange of information is important for ventilation devices. As patients with respiratory diseases always need the right amount of mixed breathing gas.
Gas mixers also require digital communication features:
- To guarantee the gases are always perfect in terms of pressure, time, flow and mixing ratio
- To guarantee the process is recorded fully
- To guarantee errors are reported immediately
Digital connection made easy
For use in an intensive care unit, operating theatre, ambulance or at home: Bürkert gas mixer systems are connected directly to the higher-level controller via digital interfaces. This ensures automation of the processes.
High data availability is essential for breathing assistance at home: The relevant values are transmitted in real time to the responsible hospital.
Gas mixer system: This is how you save development time
Which savings can be made when installing a preconfigured system? The example calculation shows: The systematic mixing of ventilation gases significantly reduces engineering costs.
Development of a medical gas mixer (service extract):
Designing a gas mixer in line with requirements, requires various development steps:
- Design of control valve, sensor and controller architecture: 15 hours
- Selection of supplier (incl. qualification): 40 hours
- Setup of the control loop as a prototype: 14 hours
- Testing with regard to target control parameters: 40 hours
- Design of the individual control loops for the prototype: 24 hours
Total time required to create the individual control loop for the prototype: 133 hours
Single control loop fully integrated in the system:
Instead of designing a gas mixer yourself, you can alternatively opt for a Bürkert gas mixer – fully tailored to your requirements.
Development time for all planning steps with Bürkert’s integrated system solution: 0 hours
Your advantage: You can then be sure of receiving the right valve, the right sensor and the necessary controller architecture – as a system you can rely on at all times.
When will you start using tailored configured gas dosing for mechanical breathing assistance?