Initially dive stores and technical divers “mixed” oxygen and air directly into scuba cylinders in a process called partial pressure blending. Handling pure oxygen is a specialized process and all technicians should be fully trained and certified in its use. Improper handling of oxygen can result in hazardous conditions, potentially leading to catastrophic events such as fire or explosion.Brownie’s NitroxMaker™ systems alleviate the burden of buying and handling pure oxygen to create nitrox. Our NitroxMakers™ use a proprietary Cool-Temp Membrane Technology to safely produce nitrox mixtures up to 40%. The nitrox mix is plumbed into the intake of a high-pressure compressor for direct filling of scuba tanks. The correct gas mixture is produced right from the system, so there is less possibility of a faulty mix due to
operator math errors. By keeping the mix below 40%, there is no special handling, cleaning or storage procedures that come into play.
Why create nitrox with a NitroxMaker™ as opposed to mixing oxygen with air?
Nitrox can now be generated continuously by processing low-pressure air and “filtering” out excess nitrogen. Brownie’s NitroxMaker™ products are the most advanced and efficient systems in this category. Our Cool-Temp Membrane Techonlogy produces nitrox permeate compatible with all major brands of high-pressure breathing air compressors. Only a true NitroxMaker™ can guarantee output temperature of less than 90º F / 32º C.
NitroxMaker™ systems are reliable and simple to use. Operation and care can be mastered with minimal training. You simply dial-in your preferred nitrox in a range from 21% to 40% oxygen content. The NitroxMaker™ constantly samples the gas being produced at both the permeate output point (membrane) and at the outlet of the high-pressure compressor. The produced gas can be used to fill scuba tanks or can be stored in high-pressure “banks” for future use upon demand.