OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY GUIDE
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR OXYGEN DIFFUSER
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
KeepAlive Diffusers are the finest quality
in the industry. A quality diffuser is extremely important.
Any lesser quality diffuser will
produce larger bubbles and consume more oxygen.
Multiple diffusers can be used with one
regulator to feed multiple livewells.
KA970 diffuser operates between 25 and 35 psi.
supply pressure must never exceed 50 psi. KeepAlive
regulators will provide up to 50 psi.
the diffuser only when it is submerged.
the regulator and cylinder both in the “OFF” position, secure the hose
securely to the regulator and diffuser. Use the plastic clamps
provided with the hose to ensure a secure connection.
the diffuser in a horizontal position to allow a maximum spread of
bubbles when they rise vertically. To ensure maximum absorption efficiency, allow the bubbles to
rise without obstructions.
open the cylinder to provide pressure to the regulator.
- If no
oxygen leaks are heard and the pressure gauge on the regulator shows
it is charged, turn the regulator on to the lowest setting and wait
for the hose and diffuser to charge. It will take a minute or two for
a small stream of bubbles to be seen coming from the ceramic diffuser.
minimal amount of oxygen to maintain fish. A normal live well will
operate using the lowest three settings of the regulator. Trial and
error will determine the proper setting for you.
securing your diffuser and equipment, TURN YOUR CYLINDER OFF FIRST.
With your regulator still open to allow oxygen to continue flowing,
observe the pressure gauge as your system slowly bleeds down the
pressure. When your system is completely depressurized, remove the
diffuser, dry it off, and stow it in a protective place. The KeepAlive stowage bags are ideal for safe stowage
of oxygen systems.
Store diffusers dry when not in
Avoid physical shock to your
diffuser to prevent damage.
The only maintenance required is
periodic cleaning to maintain an even flow of bubbles over the complete
surface of the diffuser. If the amount of bubbles decreases over time,
increase the regulator flow until such time the diffuser needs a general
Recommended Cleaning Methods:
with a brush and rinse to remove slime and deposits collected on the
scrubbing fails to correct the problem, dry the diffuser and sand with
80 grit sandpaper.
SAFETY TIPS AND WARNINGS
1. Never use oil or grease
with this diffuser.
2. Never use oxygen around or near an open flame.
3. Never smoke in an area where oxygen is in use.
4. Never use oxygen near boat bilges or where gasoline fumes may be
5. Never use industrial oxygen from a cylinder without reducing the
pressure through a regulator intended for that specific gas.
6. Never force connections that do not fit properly.
7. Never permit gases to
suddenly enter your oxygen system.
8. Refill cylinders slowly to prevent excessive heat build-up and
possible damage to cylinders.
9. Keep out of reach of children.
10. Always be sure that all fittings and threads are matched and properly
approved for the gas intended.
11. Never use oxygen as a pressure source to clear an obstructed line or to
operate pneumatic tools.
12. Always keep the oxygen cylinder secured.
DO NOT ALLOW THIS
DIFFUSER TO TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH GREASE OR OIL
CAUTION: Oxygen is a
non-flammable gas, however, the presence of oxygen
will drastically increase the rate of heat and combustion. Inspect for
traces of oil, grease or any other type of contamination, or connection
damage before operating. Failure to comply with these safety precautions
can result in personal injury or property damage. Do not proceed to use
until all equipment and components are correct for safe oxygen use.
KeepAlive, Inc. warrants
that the manufactured components of the product furnished hereunder shall be
free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years
from the date of purchase. Any failure resulting from defective parts or
faulty workmanship, determined during evaluation by KeepAlive will be repaired or replaced under warranty.
Inc.’s obligation under the warranty is conditional upon:
equipment is used and maintained in accordance with the instructions
specifications, and safeguards contained herein.
defects not being the result of misuse neglect, accident or improper
application, nor of ant user attempts of modification or repair.
purchaser notifying KeepAlive, Inc. of any
defect within seven (7) days of its occurrence. Purchase will return
the product to KeepAlive, Inc. within two
(2) weeks of notification.
purchaser certifies acceptance of the warranty as set forth.
KeepAlive, Inc.’s obligations specifically
exclude any liability whatsoever for claims by the purchaser or user, or
any other persons or parties:
respect of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting
from the use, or as a result of a malfunction of the equipment.
personal injury or any medical or disability claims or for compensation
This warranty and the
conditions, limitations and exclusions is accepted by the purchaser as the
only authorized and applicable warranty and that there are no other
warranties or conditions, oral or written, expressed or implied.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY REPAIRS, OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY PARTS BE PERFORMED BY
ANYONE EXCEPT KeepAlive. MADE IN USA