Nitrox misuse

A third party fitted the wrong regulator on a Nitrox cylinder despite the fact that the quad was fitted with plastic shields marked ‘Diving Gas’. The regulator was of a type used for inert gas flushing or pressure testing.

Had the wrong regulator been attached to a 45/55 mix the consequences could have been severe.

IMCA members should ensure that at any work site where Nitrox is used, the valve shrouds are locked off, and personnel warned of the potential for, and adverse consequences from fitting the wrong type of regulator.