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Design Your Medical Air Compressor System with Pattons Medical

Pattons Medical specializes in manufacturing high-quality, customizable medical air compressors for hospitals and medical centers across the country. Pattons Medical’s team of trained medical gas consultants and medical air system design engineers can help you ensure that your medical air systems meet NFPA 99 code while remaining cost effective. Contact us for design assistance!

Types Of Medical Air Compressors

Medical air compressors are essential in any hospital as there is always a need for clean oil-less compressed air in these environments. Pattons Medical designs and manufactures medical scroll air compressors and medical reciprocating air compressors.

Why Choose Pattons Medical Air Compressors?

Pattons Medical air compressor products meet or exceed NFPA 99 and control panels are UL 508A approved.

Pattons Medical collaborates closely with you to design medical air compressor solutions tailored to the specific requirements of your healthcare facility. Should our standard configurations not match your needs, we are dedicated to partnering with you to craft custom medical air compressor packages that align with your unique specifications or intended uses.

Pattons Medical was established in 2008 and has manufactured medical gas equipment in Charlotte, North Carolina for over 15 years. The Pattons Medical team brings to the table a combined expertise of 400+ years in medical gas solutions. At Pattons Medical, we are committed to quality and innovation.

Years of dedicated research and development have gone into the creation of Pattons Medical air compressors, making them the optimal selection for ensuring dependable and consistent supplies of compressed medical air within hospital environments.

We look forward to working with you and becoming your preferred partner for Medical Gas Equipment.

What is a Medical Air Compressor?

A medical air compressor is a specialized piece of equipment used in healthcare settings to generate a continuous supply of clean and compressed air for various medical applications. These medical air systems play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth functioning of medical equipment and procedures that rely on a stable and continuous source of compressed air. Medical air compressors are designed to meet strict safety and quality standards to ensure the air produced is free from contaminants, such as particles, moisture, and oil. The air is typically filtered and dried to prevent potential harm to patients or damage to medical instruments used in the hospitals. Medical air compressors used in the hospital environment require desiccant air dryers to be added to provide completely dry air.

The medical air compressors are usually oil-less reciprocating type compressors or oil-less scroll air compressors, which operate at high efficiency and low noise to suit the medical environment.


Medical grade air compressors ensure that the produced air is free from contaminants, such as oil, particles, and moisture. The air is thoroughly filtered and dried to meet specific purity levels required for medical use.

These compressors comply with rigorous medical regulations and standards, such as NFPA 99 ensuring their suitability for use in healthcare environments.

Reliable Performance:
Medical grade air compressors are built for consistent and reliable performance to support critical medical procedures and equipment such as ventilators for breathing.

Low Noise Levels:
To maintain a quiet and peaceful medical environment, medical air compressors are designed with noise reduction features, ensuring minimal disturbance to patients and medical staff.

Safety Measures:
Medical grade air compressors incorporate safety features such as pressure monitoring, alarms, and automatic shutdown mechanisms to prevent potential hazards and ensure patient safety.

Maintenance and Service:
These compressors are engineered for ease of maintenance, with clear service schedules and accessible components for regular upkeep.

Medical grade air compressors play a crucial role in delivering compressed air for respiratory applications and anesthesia administration. Their adherence to stringent quality and safety standards makes them an essential and dependable component of modern healthcare facilities, where the wellbeing of patients is of utmost importance.

Pattons Medical’s medical gas consultants are experts in understanding the compliance standards and can help you design and implement medical compressed air requirements for your specific healthcare facility.

Applications Of Medical Air Compressors

Medical air compressors play a crucial role in various applications within the healthcare industry. Medical-grade air compressors are specifically designed to produce clean, dry, and compressed air that meets the stringent requirements of medical standards. Some of the major applications of medical air compressors include:

Anesthesia Machines:
Anesthesia machines require a reliable source of medical-grade compressed air for functions such as ventilators. Medical air compressors ensure that the air supplied to anesthesia machines is safe and 100% free from contaminants.

Respiratory Therapy:
Medical air compressors are often used in respiratory therapy to deliver compressed air to patients who require assistance with breathing.

Hyperbaric Chambers:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves placing patients in a hyperbaric chamber and administering oxygen at higher pressures. Medical air compressors help generate the required pressure and deliver the necessary oxygen supply.

Medical Gas Supply Systems:
Medical air compressors are a key component of centralized medical gas supply systems, which provide a reliable source of medical gases (including medical air) throughout a healthcare facility, ensuring that the gases are readily available for patient care and medical procedures.

It's important to note that medical air compressors used in these applications must be NFPA 99 compliant to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and healthcare professionals. Proper maintenance and monitoring of these systems are essential to ensure the delivery of clean and reliable compressed air.

FAQs On Medical Air Compressor

How to size a medical air compressor?
Pattons Medical’s gas consultants can help you find the right type and size of medical air compressors. You could also check our air sizing calculator here.
What resources does Pattons Medical offer to help with design of medical air systems?
Pattons Medical offers a variety of resources to help facilities and design engineers with the design of their medical air compressor packages. Pattons Medical offers on-demand webinars for creating strong medical gas specifications, overview of medical air packages, and more! Medical Air Compressor sizing calculators are also readily available on our website to help with your design. As always, our team of medical gas consultants are available to assist with any questions!