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Flow-i Anesthesia Machine

Getinge Flow-i C40

Flow-i Anesthesia Machine

Advanced anesthesia for all procedures, from neonates to the morbidly obese.

The Flow-i combines superior ventilation performance with smart decision support tools in an easy to use workstation. The Flow-i lets you treat even your most challenging patients with safe, lung-protective and cost-efficient ventilation and anesthetic care. 

Flow-i Case Studies

We invite you to use this short form to download four informative case studies about the Flow-i.

  • How Flow-i helped save a 14oz (393g) premature infant
  • AA observational study of Flow-i
  • Continuity of care with Flow-i case report
  • Anesthesia Every Measure Matters case report

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Flow-i at a glance

When developing the Flow-i, we have built on our insight and expertise as a world-leading manufacturer of Servo ventilators, enabling us to develop unique, innovative technology. Technology that combines high power with high sensitivity and accuracy to gently optimize gas exchange in the lungs and minimize the risk of complications. Flow-i is powerful and reliable, and the same time easy to use.

Advanced ICU ventilator performance and anesthesia delivery together in one user-friendly unit.


  • Automatic Recruitment maneuver to impact post-operative pulmonary complications
  • MAC Brain – visualizing agent concentration in the target organ
  • The Flow core technology for excellent ventilation performance
  • Reduce total PEEP with the ability to set and deliver real ZEEP
  • Leakage compensation leading to uninterrupted ventilation
  • Low-flow anesthesia with a FGF (Fresh Gas Flow) limit of 0.1 l/min, and with visual guidance
  • Active hypoxic guard, the O2Guard, for added safety
  • Intuitive touch screen, tiltable and rotatable
  • Convenient maintenance and training


Ventilation performance

Next-generation technology at the core

The Flow family was created by the engineers behind the world-class Servo ventilator platform. The innovative technology at the heart of the Flow anesthesia machines ensures superior ventilation performance with significantly reduced anesthetic agent usage. [2], [3]

Ensuring accurate and precise gas delivery

Our patented Volume Reflector is a smart rebreathing system. In combination with Servo gas modules, it enables accurate tidal volumes down to 5 ml, providing better ventilation performance compared to bag-in-bottle, turbine and piston-operated systems.[2]

The rigid Volume Reflector is never empty to ensure uninterrupted ventilation, and compensates effectively for leakage.

To minimize the risk of hypoxic mixtures the Volume Reflector is oxygen driven. It has a small system volume for fast wash-in and wash-out and a rebreathing fraction of 98%.

Getinge Flow-c gas modules

Enabling ICU-quality ventilation

The proven Servo gas modules deliver up to 200 l/min inspiratory flow and are capable of adjusting pressure and flow several times within every breath, according to each patient’s needs.

Flow-c Vaporizer

Fast and precise delivery of anesthetic agents

Electronic injection technology enables precise delivery of agents, primarily during the inspiratory phase, with minimal waste.

The lightweight and maintenance-free vaporizers can be refilled and exchanged while the machine is running, and do not require annual calibration.

Only 2.8 liters

A small system volume (2.8 l) allows fast wash-in and wash-out which saves time and agent consumption.


Reduce the risk
of hypoxia with O₂Guard

Low-flow anesthesia the safest[1] way

Our O2Guard is the world’s only system for active hypoxia prevention[1]. Should the inspired oxygen level drop below 21%, the O2Guard automatically overrules the settings and increases the flow of oxygen. The risk of hypoxia is minimized.[3]

Watch this short video to learn more about 02Guard.

Flow Volume Reflector Indicator

Visual guidance
when lowering the flows

The VRI (Volume Reflector Indicator) is a useful visual guide that enables you to optimize the rebreathing fraction and thus save anesthetic agent.

This tool makes it simple to set the optimal Fresh Gas Flow (FGF) and minute volume ratio. Agent consumption can easily be monitored via the interface.

MAC Brain

MAC Brain

Visualizing agent concentration in target organ

Due to pharmacokinetics there is a time delay in agent concentrations between the lungs and the target organ, the brain. The unique MAC Brain tool visualizes the difference to support better dosing and planning of agent delivery.


Getinge Flow-i C20

Flow-i C20

The Flow-i C20 provides you with the extra storage you need. Choose between two or three drawers.

Getinge Flow-i C30

Flow-i C30

Flow-i C30 is unique in its height adjustability. Combined with a vast mounting and positioning flexibility you can tailor the machine to suite your working position.

Getinge Flow-i C40

Flow-i C40

Flow-i C40 is ceiling mounted, offering a two-part circulating radius, which results in a wide spatial range for the unit. The C40 facilitates cleaning and thus contributes to infection control.

Secure investment

Optimizing uptime and efficiency

We have designed every detail to minimize the overall cost of ownership — from innovations that reduce consumption of anesthetic agents to extensive training programs. With shared components and a common user-friendly interface, we make it easy to manage a fleet with many different Flow models.

Simplified cleaning and maintenance

When cleaning the Flow Anesthesia Machine only 7 parts need to be removed, saving costs and supporting infection control.

Preventive maintenance is optimized to reduce complexity with few and easily accessible parts only changed every two years.



All references

  1. Hendrickx JF, De Wolf AM, De Hert S. O2, anybody? Eur J Anaesth 2015, 32:371–373

  2. Internal test reports comparing Flow-i with vendor machines; EVU-125310, EVU-125312, EVU-125313