The cylinder holder can be helpful in many situations. It can be very useful when there is a lack of oxygen in the central system. In the occasional case where you need to move an anesthetized animal to a room where there are no oxygen outlets, the cylinder holder enables you to keep the patient in an ideal condition.
Economically speaking, we suggest using this system only when there are no other options for main oxygen source as the small cylinders used with the cylinder holders are about seven times more expensive per liter to fill than the large cylinders.
This anesthesia machine accessory is, in many countries, mandatory to a statutory practice! When purchasing cylinder holders or regulators, always make sure they are made of brass in order to reduce fire hazards.