PADI DSAT Gas Blender Specialty Course
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 Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Gas Blender.
The DSAT Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods.
The course includes practical application sessions where you will learn:
- About the advantages and disadvantages of different types of blending.
- To blend Enriched Air and Trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix.
- About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen, and how to manage those risks.
- The steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service.
What You’ll Learn
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.
The Learning Materials
You’ll Need 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 familiarise you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending.
You must be:
- A PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
- At least 18 years old