PADI Tec Gas Blender
More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing.
However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in. It can result in one of two certifications: PADI Tec Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Blender.
This course will be run in conjunction with BSAC Compressor Operator program.
The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers.
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 and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes. This program takes 10 classroom hours and is a must for any diver with an interest in Nitrox or technical diving.
To enroll in the PADI Tec Gas Blender Course you must
- A PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- At least 18 years old
- Also, This course is open to anyone. It is therefore not necessary to have any diving background or experience. This course is ideal for divers, dive centre’s air filling stations and Liveaboard operators or to anyone who is expected to operate a compressor.
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. The Gas Blender Manual and CD-ROM, in conjunction with your instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending.