Medical Gas Manifolds use pigtails to connect medical gas high pressure cylinders to the manifold header bars. These pigtails undergo high pressure gas before entering the manifold and these pigtails should be replaced per the manufacture recommendations, or if there is noticeable damage. Pigtails are designed to withstand pressures up to 3000psi. When ordering pigtails, it’s important to note whether your pigtail must have a check valve. Most pigtails come with the proper CGA fittings and are a braided stainless-steel construction. However, per the NFPA 99, Oxygen manifolds are required to have coffer pigtails that do not contain any polymeric materials.