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Nitrox Membrane Compressor

Posted by Mark Allen on July 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM


Dear all from the RAF SAA

I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that RAFS-AA’s Equipt Team has now installed and commissioned the additional Nitrox Membrane Compressor at the English Bay Expedition Centre on Ascension Island. The Equipt Team is lead by WO ‘Dickie’ Dickens and is comprised of a group of willing volunteers who take on this role outside of normal work. Funding was secured through the RAF Central Fund; Army Welfare Grants also provided financial support. One of the factors which lead to selecting this compressor was the similarity in operation to the original compressor.

The key headline is that in addition to the existing measures, this new facility further reduces the risks presented by AT sub-aqua diving on the Island to ALARP by ensuring that diving gas up to at least EAN36 (but no greater than EAN40) will always be available to visiting expeditions.


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