IART - International Association of Rebreather Trainers

Gas Blender

IART GasblenderThe aim of this course is to train the participant in the correct handling of various, breathable gasses that can be used for diving purposes.

In particular, potential hazards, legal considerations and liability issues will be addressed.

On completion, the participant should be capable of blending gasses for his/her own use and also as required by other divers.

The awareness of the responsibility carried will be sharpened and procedures demanded by law explained. Furthermore, all of the currently possible blending techniques and equipment will be reviewed.
This aim will be achieved through both theoretical and practical training sessions.

Course cover:

  • Suitability of gasses for blending
  • Gas properties
  • Handling oxygen during compression
  • Gas blending methods
  • Mixed gas calculations
  • Residual gas and target gas
  • Gas analysis (oxygen and helium analysers)
  • Compressors and blending panels
  • Cylinders, testing and cleaning
  • Laws and regulations
  • Safety aspects

Practical sessions are conducted to enable the participant to gain hands-on experience and on completion the participant will be able to prepare both Nitrox and Trimix gasses within industry tolerances.

Gas Blender Standards

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  1. Course:
    Gas Blender

  2. Course objective:
    The objective of this course is to promote the correct handling of the various, breathable gasses commonly used for diving purposes. In particular, potential hazards, legal requirements and liability issues will be covered. The Blender should be able to prepare all appropriate gasses for his own and for other diver's use.

  3. Pre-requisites:
    minimum 18 years of age, Proof of a valid entry level diving qualification.

  4. Course content/duration:
    all theoretical and practical aspects of mixing diving gasses. Properties of the differing gasses, mixing methods, mixing calculations, general safety guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on developing a responsible attitude and awareness of legal requirements and regulations. Furthermore all currently possible techniques and equipment will be addressed. The instructor-to-student ratio is not limited. 

  5. Support material:
    IART Gas Blender manual, Instructor manual and Instructor presentation materials. 

  6. Required equipment:
    Oxygen analyser and O2-clean tanks, decanting hoses, helium analyser, Computer with appropriate software.

  7. Limits:
    n/a

  8. Practical skills:
    The student should be given ample opportunity to mix and analyse various gases under the direct observation of the Instructor. Particular emphasis should be placed on safe practices, especially when handling oxygen or gases with high oxygen content. 

  9. Certification requirements:
    The participant demonstrates through completion of a written exam and the blending of TWO differing gasses the necessary level of knowledge. Should the participant demonstrate significant, safety-relevant shortcomings or incorrect attitude the instructor is obliged to bring performance to the required level through remedial training or to withhold certification. In accordance with IART quality control, the student and Instructor are required to fill in the training protocol form. The instructor must retain this form with the student file.

  10. Certification:
    IART HQ. After successful conclusion of the training the participant is issued an IART GAS BLENDER certification. This entitles the participant to mix all the gases commonly used for recreational diving.

  11. Certification Renewal:
    n/a 

 

Gas Blender Instructors

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64 Instructors for Gas Blender course were found worldwide on 24.05.2019 02:11:42

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Australia
Barry HallettThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.southerncrossdivers.com.au
Australia
Nicolas TerryThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Australia
Mark BrownThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Australia
Geoff DigweedThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Austria
Dieter KuchlingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.tauchen-in-tirol.at
Austria
Christian SchuchterThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Austria
Alfred SteiningerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.tauchsport-steininger.at
Austria
Johannes MoritzerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Belgium
Shinji BautersThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Croatia
Drazen GorickiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.dragorlux.hr
Denmark
Jan JorgensenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.jj-ccr.com
Denmark
Kim HeigrenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denmark
Claus PetersenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.55north.eu
Denmark
David ArmstrongThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Egypt
Volker ClausenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Egypt
Susanne BarthThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Egypt
Dave GriffithsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Egypt
Andy KochThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Estonia
Tanel UrmThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Rheinland Pfalz)
Neil MatthewsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Chris UllmannThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.iart.de
Germany (Bayern)
Thomas WehnertThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Bayern)
Manfred FührmannThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.tecserv.org
Germany (Bayern)
Falko HöltzerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.https://www.divebandits.de
Germany (Sachsen)
Oliver MarselThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.dive-adventure.com
Germany (Bayern)
Christian MüllerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.xtrem-diving.de
Germany (Sachsen)
Harald SpallekThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.tauchschule-dresden.de
Germany
Roy WielandThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany
Volker PulsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Hessen)
Eckhard BeckerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Hessen)
Carsten BenderThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany
Andreas SöhnelThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Germany (Sachsen)
Oliver PerschkeThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hongkong
Vic ChingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hungary
Jozsef SpanyolThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ireland
Barry McGillThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Italy
Maurizio GhiottiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.pellicanosport.it
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Ernesto MilanThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Italy
Dario FritzThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Japan
Masayoshi KondoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.rebreather-nolimit.com/
Japan
Yuji OhamaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Korea, Republic of
Scott Hyoyoung KimThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Netherlands
Jos SmitsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.divewise.nl
Netherlands
William RemezondThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Netherlands
Brenda Vries, deThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Philippines
Gino KellerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.tec-trimix-center.ch/
Poland
Michal RachwalskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Michal PalkovicThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.diveinn.sk
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Stefan ZgeburaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Slovenia
Damir PodnarThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.reef.si
Spain
Angel Rodriguez PradaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Http://www.buceo.net
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Isaac Maza BorjabadThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Henrik EnckellThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.dykarna.nu
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Marcus RunesonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sweden
Rasmus RavnsborgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.divingunlimited.se
Switzerland
Richard StuderThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://tec-diving.ch
Switzerland
Sebastian KusterThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Switzerland
Remo LängThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.easy-diving.ch
Switzerland
Salome WiedmerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.source-diving.com
Switzerland
Christian TrogerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Switzerland
Daniel SommerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Switzerland
Stefan BrunnerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thailand / Switzerland
Jari ToivonenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
United Kingdom
Dave ThompsonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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