ANSTI Machine Control Panel
rEvo rebreathers invested in their very own breathing machine known as an “ANSTI” machine. There are very few of these machines in the world and the benefit that it has to a manufacturer is that tests can be undertaken in a controlled enviroment and data collected digitally. No divers are at risk in testing equipment.
rEvo don’t just test their rebreathers in the ANSTI machine but they also test the carbon dioxide absorbant materials to ensure what they recommend is the very best available.
The tests are carried out in all conditions and there is nothing left to chance. Before any new rEvo leaves the factory it undergos a 120 different tests.
The look of the rEvo is quite different to any other rebreather and that is because it uses two carbon dioxide abosorbant material canisters instead of one. The benefit of using two canisters is a topic in it’s own right and you can read more about that here.
The owner and designer of rEvo Rebreathers is Paul Raymeakers and he doesn’t just produce rEvo rebreathers he is also an avid diver of them. Unlike many other manufacturers, when there is a chance of a rEvo being used in a record breaking dive, Paul doesn’t expect some other diver to attempt it, he goes himself on his own rebreather that he designed and manufactured. He has the upmost belief in his product and this was apparent when he took a standard rEvo to 212 metres in Dec 2009.
Paul is not simply a manufacturer who just wants to sell units, you can always contact him with any questions, problems or suggestions and he always replies. It’s a really big factor for many divers who have trusted their lives to a rEvo rebreather.