More people are diving with Enriched Air (Nitrox) and this means the demand for preparing and filling tanks with this type of gas is increasing.
However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet the demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in.
The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. (please note: this DOES NOT mean you will be able to fill your own tanks, it's only an education course for most people. (unless otherwise discussed with Management)
You'll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired Enriched Air nitrox mix.
The Gas Blender Manual, in conjunction with your instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending.
What are the four main types of oxygen? What is oxygen clean? What are the five methods for blending Enriched Air? These questions and more are covered in the Gas Blender Manual. As a gas blender you must be familiar with the physical properties of oxygen, its various forms and purities, hazards and special handling requirements.
To purchase these materials, contact an Atlantis crew member at the store.