Diving the Inspiration to greater depths brings the problem
of gas management. Extra bottles are needed for deeper dives. This is why
the Normoxic and Trimix Inspiration divers take side bottles. This bottles
are filled with a gas for leaving the bottom to reach a decompression depth.
Then there is a switch to the other gas in the second side bottle. Taking
these side bottles is a rather heavy job and people started looking for
other solutions. One of them was found in the construction by
called the "JAN BOX". It consists of a frame with the possibility to mount
the bailout gas and the deco gas in one frame carried on the back. Kim
Heigren dives his rebreather in this way and sent me some pictures of his
configuration. He carries a 3 liter diluent cylinder and Bottom mix 7 ltr TX
16/52 on the left, and pure oxygen with EAN 50 on the right. Also he
prepared hoses to connect the bailout cylinders to the counter lungs to
achieve an SCR possibility. Both first stages of the 3 litres are equipped
with an overpressure valve.
Now there is a second series of photos provided by Thomas
Larsen of jj-technique.
Kim, thanks for your pictures.
Next pictures were sent to me by Thomas Larsen of JJ-Technique.
And here are some additional pictures I
received from JJ Technique, thanks guys!