Glostavent® Helix Duo

Derived from the renowned Glostavent anaesthesia range, the Glostavent® Helix Duo incorporates the same key characteristics of the Glostavent® Helix with the additional advantage of two, low resistance, draw over vaporisers. The twin vaporisers permit the safe delivery of a gaseous induction using Sevoflurane before switching to the more cost-effective Isoflurane to maintain the anaesthetised state. The vaporiser switching mechanism incorporates a ‘break before make’ safety feature to permit seamless and controlled changeover between both vaporisers, with no possibility of having both units in use in the circuit simultaneously.

The Glostavent® Helix Duo is designed to function when power or oxygen fail in the operating theatre and is suitable for adults, paediatrics and neonates. The machine produces its own oxygen and medical air and has backup power, making it perfect for low resource environments. Used in more than 80 countries worldwide, all anaesthesia machines in the Glostavent® Helix range have built-in mechanical ventilators and numerous life-saving emergency backup systems. Designed and manufactured with precision in the UK, combining more than two decades of research and development, the Glostavent® Helix Duo is CE certified, making it one of a kind.

Key features
  • Supplied with two vaporisers
  • Unique ‘vaporiser select technology’
  • Supplied with integral 10 LPM oxygen concentrator
  • Oxygen analyser that measures and displays % inspired oxygen concentration, lasts up to 300 hours of battery backup
  • Suitable for adults and paediatrics 
  • Battery backup for ventilator with external oxygen source for more than 300 hours
  • Delivers safe inhalational anaesthesia, with or without electricity or compressed gases
  • Full functionality with UPS for up to 30 minutes
  • Integral pressure or volume-controlled Helix ventilator
  • Ventilator backup for over 12 hours
  • Fitted with alternative connections for oxygen cylinders and wall pipeline
  • Low running costs – the Glostavent® Helix duo produces its own oxygen from room air. No need for expensive cylinders of gas
  • Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK. Robust and built to last
  • CE certified by an internationally recognised notified body

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Specifications Glostavent® Helix Duo

  • Low resistance
  • Suitable for drawover and continuous flow
  • Anaesthetic agent
Isoflurane or Halothane or Sevoflurane (select 2)
  • Capacity
  • Agent percentage
0 - 5% (0-8% for Sevoflurane)
Ventilator functionAdult/paediatric
  • Mode of operation
Time cycled, volume limited, pressure generator
  • Ventilator type
  • Drive gas
Driven by oxygen from the concentrator with cylinder back-up
  • Tidal volume
100 - 1200ml
  • Inspiratory/expiratory ratio
1 : 2
  • Alarms
High and low with LED indicators
  • Operating temperature range
5 - 40oC
  • Battery backup life
Approx 300 hours
  • Respiratory rate
6 to 40 breaths/min
  • Battery recharge
90% within 3 hours
  • Inspiratory pressure range
8-50cm water
  • Weaning/Pressure support
Triggered 1-5cm H2O
  • Drive pressure/volume
>20psi: 1/6 minute volume
Manual VentilationSelf inflating bag
Integral Oxygen Concentrator
  • Maximum litres of oxygen per minute
0 to 10 l/pm at 95%
  • Maximum litres of air
10 l/pm
  • Notification/warning system
Audible failure alarm, low oxygen light
  • Hours meter
  • Power requirement
Alternative oxygen supply option
  • Regulator with connection for oxygen cylinder
Yes - 4 Bar
  • Whip hose for pipeline oxygen
Yes - 3 metres
Emergency backup if power fails
  • Full functional UPS
Yes - 30 minutes
  • Compressor for ventilator backup
Yes - Air only, more than 12 hours
  • Battery backup for ventilator
Yes - 300 hours
  • Type
2 KVA double on-line
  • Circuit breaker
  • Operating input range
110-330 VAC 45/65Hz
  • Power backup (mins)
Oxygen FlushYes
Scavenger for exhaled gasYes
Additional standard items
  • Adult, paediatric and neonatal circuits
Yes, autoclavable
  • Autoclavable drugs tray
  • Workstation
Anodised aluminium with 4 antistatic castors and brakes
PEEP0-20 cm H2O
Patient MonitoringOptional
Power supply230 VAC 50Hz
Machine dimensions and weight54 x 66 x 145cm - 120kg
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