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Perdix AI SAC above 3000 PSI

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by vinsanity, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. vinsanity

    vinsanity ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Perdix AI manual includes the following warning:

    So when diving with a 3400 PSI tank, the live indication of the SAC & GTR will be off for the beginning of the dive. What about the dive log data when imported into something like Subsurface? I assume the raw PSI data that is logged is accurate, just some calculations done by the computer in real time are inaccurate, correct?
     
  2. jborg

    jborg Lurker ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yep. SAC rate will appear worse than it in fact is at the beginning of the dive, but processing the data afterwards can produce other conclusions. I’m fine with getting a more conservative GTR etc at the start of a dive.

    Though I don’t usually notice this much with 3400 PSI (232 bar) tanks, it’s more noticeable at 300 bar.
     
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  3. vinsanity

    vinsanity ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks. The error should worse as the pressure goes up, and they specifically called out 300 bar (4300 psi) as having noticable error. I wondered if that means the the top end of a standard 3442 psi HP steel is less accurate than below 3000 psi, but minimal enough error that it's not really noticable.
     
  4. jborg

    jborg Lurker ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    ISTR the Z factor for air being around 1.05 at ~230 bar and around 1.10 at 300 bar. This doesn't seem huge but of course unless we empty the tank a lot of the consumed gas is in the higher range. The effect is enough that for a dive where I started at 280 bar and ended at 130 bar, MacDive shows 15.7 L/min (it doesn't compensate) and Subsurface instead says 12.8 L/min.
     

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