Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates PSA based oxygen plant at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital

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By ameya sathaye June 13, 2021 15:17

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates PSA based oxygen plant at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital


New Delhi, June 13, 2021: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) based Medical Oxygen Generating Plant and Booster Unit at Maharaj Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. The plant has been set up by Indraprastha Gas Limited, the largest CNG distribution company of the country as a part of its CSR programe. This plant can also be used to fill oxygen cylinders. Six more PSA based plants are being set up in Delhi by various oil and gas PSUs

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pradhan said that true to the path of service shown by Maharaj Agrasen, today we are dedicating in the service of people, this oxygen plant. He commended Maharaj Agrasen Hospital and IGL for making this a reality. He said that as guided by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today PSA based oxygen plants are being set up across the country, also as a part of corporate social responsibility. He said that this is part of an overall strategy to be ready for any possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The Minister said that the nation came together to meet heightened oxygen demand during the second wave of the pandemic. The steel companies played a major role by supplying LMO across the country by diverting their oxygen producing capacities towards producing LMO and by reducing steel production. He said that with the initiatives taken to further augment medical oxygen availability, the country is better equipped to handle any possibility of a third wave.

Speaking about vaccination, he called for all stakeholders of the society to join hands and make vaccination a ‘Jan Andolan’. He also spoke about efforts taken by the Government which will ensure enhanced availability of vaccines in times to come and the decision taken by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to provide free vaccines to the states in true spirit of cooperative federalism. Members of Parliament Parvesh Sahib Singh and Sushil Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Tarun Kapoor, Managing Director of IGL  A. K.Jana, Director (Commercial) of IGL, Amit Garg, Trustees and Office bearers of the Hospital were also present on the occasion.

In his Vote of thanks, Jana underlined the commitment of IGL towards the society through its meaningful CSR projects and programmes. He thanked the Minister for his guidance and support to IGL in this initiative as well as other endeavours.

This PSA Oxygen plant set up in the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, set up by Indraprastha Gas Limited as a CSR initiative shall be operated and maintained by the IGL for one year. The plant is unique in nature and has a dual facility of filling cylinders as well as feeding hospital manifold. Capacity of this plant is 60 NM3/Hr and can give Oxygen with purity of upto 96%.  This plant is one of its kinds in the entire Delhi NCR region, which can also fill 12 Jumbo Type-D Medical oxygen cylinders per hour through an oxygen compressor at 150 bar.

Apart from providing medical oxygen support to the beds connected to hospital manifold through pipes, this plant can also provide oxygen in the empty Oxygen Cylinders. There is no requirement of any specialized raw material. The PSA uses the technology, whereby a chemical acting as Zeolites Sieve is used which filters Nitrogen and other gases from Air and end product is Medical Oxygen. The PSA oxygen plants use the cleaner and cheaper tech and can be easily operated. It is safe and reliable source to obtain oxygen. Dependency on transportation goes down to zero. This plant is fully automatic. It needs only electrical power for running the system. This Machine automatically enters into standby mode when level in the storage tank reaches its set limit, if consumption of oxygen is low and also it takes very less space.

Maharaja Agrasen Hospital had been established in 1991 with the main objective to give free medical aid to every deserving human being irrespective of caste, creed and religion. From a humble beginning with 65 beds, today this hospital is a 300 bedded multi-super specialty catering to the population of not only Delhi but also from the adjoining states such as Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, U.P.

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By ameya sathaye June 13, 2021 15:17