Surface Equipment

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Helium/Oxygen Analyser

The Divesoft Helium/Oxygen analyser is the preferred piece of test equipment. It measures both helium and oxygen concurrently. The unit also has the ability to calculate gas mixes and blends. The Divesoft analyser gives the best results using the deluxe DIN flow restrictor.
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Fill Whip

The Dwyer Digital Gauge provides higly accurate pressure levels across the entire pressure range, which is crucial to ensuring exact partial pressure blends. The whip is used for partial pressure filling and transfilling on location.
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Fill Panel

The fill panel is fitted with a Dwyer Digital Gauge rated to 340 Bar. The banks and Oxygen/Helium bottles have their own analogue gauges to allow easy checking of input pressures. Check valves are fitted to the output of the compressor and Helium/Oxygen bottles to stop any contamination or blow back of oxygen into the compressor. Sherwood filler valves allow partial pressure blending. Nitrox 32 is banked and there is an overflow bank which is used to pump trimix into if a set of doubles have to be drained for another dive.
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Nitrox and Trimix Sticks

The Nitrox and Trimix sticks allow blending of Nitrox up to 40% through the compressor. Helium can be added into the second stick to allow trimix to be continually blended. The stick system is handy for topping off tanks, after a single dive has been done with them. It's allows the team to fully utilise all gas in the rental oxygen bottles. The stick is often used to top the Nitrox 32 banks with, when the rental bottles are getting low. Twin Oxycheck El Cheapo oxygen analysers are used to check the content entering the compressor. The Divesoft helium/oxygen analyser is then used to double check the final blend.
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Compressor

Bauer compressors are the compressor of choice. The Oceanus utilises a single phase electric motor fitted with a Kubler digital timer and a stainless steel repackable filter cartridge. A Honda petrol motor is exchanged when the team needs to take the compressor to a dive site.
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Spares Kit

It is important to have a well stocked spares kit with the team for every dive. Tools should be good quality and it's important to ensure the toolbox doesn't allow water to leak in if it rains or wet gear leaks on top of it. Tools should be well maintained and should include a digital multimeter, sidecutters, vice grips, screwdrivers, bungy cord, spare bolt snaps, spare double enders, cave line, stanley knife, adjustable wrenches, allen keys, port plugs, DIN to yoke converters, spare torch globes, o-rings, silicone grease, oxygen compatible lubricant and cable ties as a minimum.
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Software

Deco Planner is used for modelling and planning dives due to it catering for both VPM and Buhlmann models. GMP (Gas Management Program) is used for blending. Uwatec Smart Track software is used to log dives from the Smart Pro computer set to gauge mode.