‘Oxygen on Wheels’ is a unique initiative launched by the Naval Dockyard wherein a PSA Oxygen Plant was integrated on a mobile platform to serve remote hospitals and was formally launched at Visakhapatnam on 20 May 21.
The Naval Dockyard Technical team conceived and developed two Oxygen Generation Plants each with 100 Litres per minute capacity, designed to provide a direct feed to any hospital's pipeline system.
The Oxygen Plants, mounted on trailers, can easily be transported to remote hospitals and connected to the hospital's fixed Oxygen piping system - to serve as the main feed for up to 16 beds.
The Oxygen System can also serve as a backup to prevent incidents of low oxygen pressure in the hospitals.
Such a system has been conceived and implemented to support the State Govt. efforts during the on-going Oxygen crises, especially in smaller hospitals and rural areas that may not have the requisite infrastructure.
The Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam of the Indian Navy has designed the 'Oxygen on Wheels' plant and provided it to Palasa COVID Care Centre in Andhra Pradesh.
The 'Oxygen on Wheels' has been connected up with the Oxygen pipeline in the Covid Health Care Centre at Palasa by a team of specialists from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and it provides oxygen round the clock for up to 12 patients admitted in the hospital. The team has also trained hospital staff in the operation of the plant.
Source : PIB; Indian Navy