The Peaceful Pill eHandbook Checking Gas Cylinder Pressure
Max Dog Nitrogen Cylinders vary slightly between country, but they are generally filled to a pressure 13.7 MPa (2000 psi) and contain ~400 liter (20 cuft) of compressed nitrogen. This provides a reliable flow of gas for around 25 minutes at a flow rate of 15 liter/min. This is more than enough for a peaceful, reliable hypoxic death.
To test the pressure of the cylinder, set the regulator flow set- ting to zero, then turn on the cylinder tap. The needle on the regulator pressure gauge should move from zero to around 2000 psi. This indicates the cylinder is full.
If the pressure gauge points to the left of the green zone of 2000psi (or is in the red zone indicating zero pressure), the cylinder will need refilling.
Preparing for a Peaceful, Hypoxic Death
There are some diseases that make a hypoxic death using an Exit Bag and an inert gas such as Nitrogen or Helium un- suitable (see section on Lung Function using Spirometry). Remember, this method is very technique dependent. Being able to breath fully out (exhale) is a key component of this technique.
1. Make sure the gas cylinder is stable and ensure that it will not roll over.
2. Ensure the tube will not be dislodged if it is pulled after the person becomes unconscious.
3. The optimum position for a hypoxic death is to be reclin- ing comfortably in an armchair, supported by pillows if necessary. Do not lie down. Finally, ensure that the bag will not be dislodged when consciousness is lost.