Bauer DMT-08 / EAN Use?

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v101

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Hello -
I had a question related to this model compressor. Is this compressor safe to use w/ a NITROX stick to blend nitrox? or has anyone used this model to blend nitrox?

The DMT-08 is a three (3) stage compressor, and in talking with someone who works on compressors, he informs me that this model's 2nd STAGE can get hot in temperature's, and there is risk of the 2nd Stage exploding.

I have not heard that this was a risk, i am trying to inquire of Bauer if this unit is capable of blending EAN safely, but due to the holiday's no one is answering or returning my calls today.

This compressor would be replacing an older model I have, and I would blend EAN between 28-32 % nothing greater.
 

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Shouldn't be any problem at all with those percentages. Adding oxygen will not change much in terms of heat, the difference in thermal conductivity is minimal.
Add a temperature sensor to the ribs of the 2nd stage, as much to the top as possible.
Once the compressor has been running for about 10 minutes, temperature should not exceed 70 degrees Celsius. Keep a note of the temperature / runtime and compare these values when blending EAN32.

And if the 2nd stage explodes, please film it. I've never seen that happening, only a compressor that ran too hot and got stuck.
 

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