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Omega Flex, Inc. Innovations at Work During COVID-19 Crisis

EXTON, Pa., April 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of the nationwide response to the COVID-19 situation, Omega Flex, Inc. (NASDAQ: OFLX) has deployed its revolutionary flexible medical gas tubing product, MediTrac® in New York City’s Central Park temporary field hospital. The field hospital was rapidly constructed to support the on-going pandemic and relieve other area hospitals of patient overflows. Commercialized in 2019, MediTrac® piping was designed and is manufactured by Omega Flex at its plant in Exton, Pennsylvania.  

MediTrac® is flexible medical gas tubing made from a copper alloy that is sold on reels in long continuous lengths.  The flexibility and long lengths allow MediTrac® piping to be quickly installed in new or renovated health care facilities from external supply tanks or manifold directly to a patient’s bedside. 

Unlike typical rigid copper gas pipe, installers can simply unreel and pull the MediTrac® piping through the facility, around corners, up floors and down corridors, until the final connection.  Thanks to its patent-pending axial, swaged quick-assembly fittings, MediTrac® piping can be quickly attached to a standard Type K/L copper pipe using only basic hand tools and without the use of any brazing.  MediTrac® piping comes in a full range of sizes from ½” to 1”, with larger sizes currently being qualified.

In several studies, MediTrac was installed five times faster than typical rigid copper gas pipe systems, making it the best choice for health care facilities that need to be operational in a matter of days. The reduction in labor time makes MediTrac® piping the most cost competitive medical gas piping product available on an installed basis.  Because no brazing is required, MediTrac® eliminates the need for expensive purge gases, minimizes the facility down-time associated with brazing and hot work in a healthcare facility, and maximizes time for patient care.
       
MediTrac® flexible medical gas system (including piping and fittings) has been extensively tested and has passed rigorous qualification requirements, including listing to UL 1365 and recognition under NFPA 99 (2018 edition) as an approved piping medical piping product.  MediTrac® fittings are tested to withstand 1000°F and 647.5 psig, and the tubing includes a fire-retardant jacket for added strength and reliability and a maximum operating pressure of 185 psig.  It is plenum rated and tested per ASTM E84. We invite you learn more about the unique features and benefits of MediTrac®  by visiting our website, www.meditrac.us, or reaching out to us at info@meditrac.us.

OmegaFlex, Inc. is committed to supporting its customers and communities through the unprece­dented COVID-19 pandemic. We are redeploying our resources to meet the needs of our customers by moving engineering and manufacturing personnel to the MediTrac® business and prioritizing the supply of MediTrac® products through our distributors.  We are proud of the quick and nimble response of all of our employees as we work through the difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 crisis in supplying this much-needed solution to our most urgent global problem.
   
This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to inherent uncertainties which are difficult to predict, and may be beyond the ability of our control.

Certain statements in this news release constitute forward-looking statements with the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995, that are not historical facts but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events.  The words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “hopes,” “likely,” “will,” and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) or industry results, to differ materially from future results, perfor­mance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which reflect management’s view only as of the date of this news release.  We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, conditions or circumstances.

Contact:  Kevin R. Hoben
               (860) 704-6820

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