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portable gas analyzer

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Rickk, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I would like to find a portable gas analyzer. One that will allow me to test for O2, CO2and CO in tanks before I dive.

    I am in the Philippines and lets just say that sometimes quality control here is not as good as it could be.

    I have seen 40 Nitrox tanks lined up but we could not dive with them because someone misplaced the one O2 meter at the dive shop.

    I wonder about the CO2 and CO concentrations, in many cases parts and supplies are simply not available and a shop may go longer than they should between maintenance of their compressors and other equipment.

    I can find lots of O2 sensors, and some that will check for CO or CO2 but not one that will check for all three gases.

    I'd go up to $US 500 for a good quality tester.

    Anything other that I should /could be testing for? I don't dive trimix but do use Nitrox sometimes.
     
  2. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
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    get one that does trimix too a) in case you decide to use B) resell value
     
  3. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
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    Any recommendations on model and availability?
     
  4. jale

    jale Barracuda

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    Hi
    To get an portable analyser to test the test the 3 gases is going to be hard.
    You can get an O2 analyser and a CO analyser.
    Lot of threads on these here
     
  5. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

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    Analox O2EII Pro

    Nuvair O2 Quickstick
     
  6. Rickk

    Rickk Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philippines
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    Those are just o2, not CO and CO2.
     
  7. jale

    jale Barracuda

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    portable analyser for diving, analysing 02, C0 and C02 for under $500... my dream also :)
     
  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    @Rickk with the Cootwo no longer available, I am not aware of any gas analyzer that does all 3 in one box. You would have to build your own. Not terribly difficult, but it's not a commercially available product. CO2 is not really a big thing to check for though, so I'd prioritize O2 and CO
     
  9. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
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    sure would be nice if divesoft would add CO testing to one of their trimix analyzers. Makes me wonder if there is some engineering barrier preventing them from making this happen.
     
  10. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    I don't think they believe it's a priority. It's not an engineering barrier. They've been asked many times to do it
     
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