Heliox – Breathing gas mixture of Helium and Oxygen
Saturation diving is a diving technique that limits the number of decompressions and risks of decompression sickness to divers.
A unique HeliOx gas mix is used for saturation diving. The Energy Oil & Gas industry utilizes HeliOx and saturation diving to perform routine maintenance and repairs of underwater offshore oil platforms. Other uses of HeliOx include deep sea research and investigation of maritime accidents.
The consumption and expense of this increasingly expansive gas can be dramatically reduced by more than 90%, using a dive gas reclaim system to recover, clean, and refresh the gas for re-use.
Hycomp is a major supplier to this industry with specialized gas compression systems to drive the gas reclaim process and to move the gases throughout the scope of the systems designed and built by our customers.