A requirement for most life on earth, oxygen (O) is one of our atmosphere’s most plentiful elements. A particularly reactive gas, oxygen easily binds to a large variety of elements and compounds to form oxides, requiring inert gases to displace it or prevent contact with surfaces and other gases.

Oxygen’s usefulness stretches across a wide range of industries. In hospitals, clinics, and other health and homecare practices, oxygen is used in resuscitation, surgery, and a variety of therapies to promote better quality of life. Humans aren’t the only ones who benefit from oxygen – fish hatcheries, zoo animals, and animal clinics all utilize this diverse gas to mimic natural habitats, growth, and recovery. In a radically different use, the industrial environment uses oxygen for its combustion properties – making flames hotter and the cutting and braising of metal easier and more efficient.

To better serve your needs, RMA sells oxygen at a variety of purity levels and with a variety of systems. Sold in various sizes of bulk cryogenic oxygen tanks or high-pressure oxygen cylinders, liquid levels are monitored remotely while trucks are deployed when levels begin lowering, and you can rely on a consistent schedule of refills of cryogenic oxygen tanks to ensure your oxygen supplies remain abundant.


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Primary Applications


Hospitals, care facilities, home environments, and veterinary clinics use liquid and gaseous oxygen for various therapies related to respiration and anaerobic bacteria infection. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy forms new blood vessels in athletes, the elderly, and even animals to increase the flow of plasma, which transfers red and white blood cells to fight off infections. Oxygen also revives divers suffering from decompression sickness.

Dentists rely on medical grade oxygen for tooth extractions, speeding up healing times and preventing further complications at risk during wound care. High purity medical grade oxygen is free of high percentages of impurities that would disrupt its ability to be such a natural healing element. Medical grade oxygen purity is anywhere from 95 percent to 99.5 percent.

The process for converting iron ore into steel uses oxygen to combine with a carbon and sulfur molecule, producing carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Oxygen processes in the steel industry allow for iron ore to be melted at an increased rate. Depending on the application, a higher purity of oxygen is a necessity to combat rusting or other damage to the finished product.

Oxygen in the steel industry is an optimal assistant to dealing with scrap metal to be recycled for other uses. Heating and melting scrap metal with oxy-fuel burners prepares it to be used in the transportation industry for airplanes and automobiles, and to manufacture containers, appliances, and tools.

When hydrogen and oxygen react, they produce a great amount of energy, providing thrust for rockets to reach escape velocity. This chemical reaction, called rocket propulsion, sends space stations and satellites into earth’s orbit.

Oxygen is used on humanity’s side of the atmosphere in the aerospace industry as well. Supplementary aviators oxygen on board planes prevents hypoxia in commercial pilots and Air Force pilots, as oxygen decreases at high altitudes. While overhead oxygen is typically generated through a chemical reaction via sodium chlorate, oxygen systems built into aircrafts are supplied with aviators’ oxygen, or cylinders are taken in and out for refilling.