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Running Men
VacuMed
4538 Westinghouse Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(800) 235-3333
 
Universal Non-Rebreathing "Q-Valve"

Q-Valve is a typical "non-rebreathing" valve that can be custom-configured with your choice of mouth port (QMP), inhalation port (QiP) and exhalation port (QEP). Keep a Q-Valve with various port connectors in stock and you will always be ready to connect any mask or mouthpiece to any device or tubing.

Luer lock or hose barb gas sampling ports may be installed as desired. Specify location, such as valve body, mouth port, inhale port or exhale port.

The problem with conventional non-rebreathing valves is that the valve leaflets quickly "age" from repeated use and cleanings, causing leakage. The Q-valve's low-cost leaflets are disposed after each test, thus guaranteeing nearly zero leakage and easy cleaning of the basic valve housing. Low breathing resistance make this valve suitable for tests from resting to medium athletic applications. For top athletic testing we recommend valve # "K-Valve" or "R2700".
No. Q1000 Q-Valve
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The fully assembled Q-valve housing No Q1000 is shown on top. This valve is configured in the familiar "T" setup, where the mouthport is the center "T" port. Below the same valve showing removable valve leaflets and and exhalation port.

No. Q1000 Q-Valve straight
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Q-Valve housing No Q1001 (For straight-through exhalation) is shown disassembled in this photo. This valve is configured so that mouthport and exhalation port are in-line and the inhalation port is at the bottom. The advantage of this configuration is that the breathing tube can be supported in front of the test subject and does not impose an unbalanced weight on just one side of the face mask or mouth piece.

No. Q1000 Q-Valve straight
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Here is an example of Q-Valve model Q1001 connected to our "Air Cushion Masks".
To order this valve as shown with a 1-3/8" OD exhale port you would have to purchase the following 4 items:

    Q1001
    Mouthport # QMP1
    Inhale valve # QiP1
    Exhale port # QEP2

No. Q1001 Q-Valve for V2-mask
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then on BACK button to return)

To connect the Q-Valve to the reusable "V2-Mask". as shown here with 1-3/8" OD exhale port, you would specify:

    Q1001
    Mouthport # QMP10
    Inhale valve # QiP1
    Exhlale port # QEP2

To order the standard "T" configuration for the V-Mask, simple substitute Q1000 in above list. But if this is all too complicated, call John Hoppe at 805-320-0654 for help.

We can make custom adapters on request.

Notice: This device is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease or condition.

Cleaning: Disassemble the valves as shown in the photos above and discard the disposable valve leaflet assemblies. Submerge the remaining parts (body and tubing adapter) into an approved "Sterilizing Solution". for the recommended soaking period. Rinse parts in water, allow to dry, then re-assemble using a new No. Q-1025 Valve Leaflet Kit as shown. (Use the insertion tool (# 1088) supplied with the Q-valve.)

To facilitate easy removal, we suggest you lubricate the port adapters very slightly with Silicon Grease before insertion.

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

Qty Product Catalog Number Price

Q-Valve Housing for standard "T" setup (order ports separately) Q1000 35.00
  Buy 5 or more for $31.50 each

Q-Valve Housing for Straight-Though Exhale (order ports separately) Q1001 35.00
  Buy 5 or more for $31.50 each

Luer Lock Sampling Port (specify location) K1913 3.00

Gas Sampling port. 1/8" hosebarb (specify location) K1919 3.00

Labor Charge to install Sampling Port K1912 32.00

Mouthport with KM Mask Adapter QMP1 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with 1-3/8" OD connector QMP2 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with 1-3/8" ID connector QMP3 100.00
  Buy 5 or more for $95.00 each

Mouthport with 22mm (7/8") OD connector QMP4 25.00
  Buy 5 or more for $22.50 each

Mouthport with 22mm (7/8") ID connector QMP5 29.00
  Buy 5 or more for $26.00 each

Mouthport with 1-1/4" OD connector QMP6 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with 1-1/8" OD connector QMP7 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with 30mm OD connector QMP8 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with 2" OD connector QMP9 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Mouthport with V-Mask Adapter QMP10 95.00
  Buy 5 or more for $89.00 each

Inhale valve only, no adapter QiP1 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Inhale valve with 1-3/8" OD connector QiP2 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Inhale valve with 1-3/8" ID connector QiP3 100.00
  Buy 5 or more for $95.00 each

Inhale valve with 22mm OD connector QiP4 25.00
  Buy 5 or more for $22.50 each

Inhale valve with 22mm ID connector QiP5 29.00
  Buy 5 or more for $26.00 each

Inhale valve with 1-1/4" OD connector QiP6 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Inhale valve with 1-1/8" OD connector QiP7 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Inhale valve with 30mm OD connector QiP8 15.00
  Buy 7 or more for $13.50 each

Inhale valve with 2" OD connector QiP9 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve only, no adapter QEP1 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve with 1-3/8" OD connector QEP2 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve with 1-3/8" ID connector QEP3 100.00
  Buy 5 or more for $95.00 each

Exhale valve with 22mm OD connector QEP4 25.00
  Buy 5 or more for $22.50 each

Exhale valve with 22mm ID connector QEP5 29.00
  Buy 5 or more for $26.00 each

Exhale valve with 1-1/4" OD connector QEP6 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve with 1-1/8" connector QEP7 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve with 30mm OD connector QEP8 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Exhale valve with 2" OD connector QEP9 15.00
  Buy 5 or more for $13.50 each

Replacement Valve Leaflets, bag of 20 Q1025 20.00
  Buy 5 or more for $18.00 each