Re: Another question about Nitrox blending., the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Jim Hoffmann on August 16, 2001 at 11:44:38:

In Reply to: Another question about Nitrox blending. posted by Maciek on August 16, 2001 at 09:55:17:

Mariek, I put to 02 in first because of the pressure in the 02 storage bottles. The max pressure is only about 2500psi in a 350 cu.ft. bottle. So if you put the air in first you have to top off with 02. If you have a 3000psi tank you would have to put in 2583psi of air and then 417psi of 02 to get a 32% mix. That would mean that you have to boost the 02 (something I don't like to do at high pressure). If you go the other way you would be boosting the air, which seems allot safer to me.
Also I don't see how putting the air in first makes a difference, you are still passing the pure 02 into the value(to me the value is more a danger to combustion then the tank is).
If you guys are really interested in this you should take a blending class from JW.

Jim Hoffmann
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