Kirby Morgan Diving Helmet Maintenance and Repair Courses

Did you know that Submarine Manufacturing and Products LTD are one of only two companies in the UK authorised to offer training courses for the range of Kirby Morgan commercial diving helmets and bandmasks? The Two Day Kirby Morgan Hat Courses run by Submarine Manufacturing will be for up to four technicians.

The course is designed and intended to instruct commercial divers, tenders and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and Band Masks.

A Kirby Morgan Training Course at SMP

Once trained you would be able to perform repairs on your own equipment and equipment belonging to the company you work for, as well as other diving employees of the company. The training brings the technician into the specialised Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc (KMDSI)/Dive Lab program allowing for advice and assistance in all equipment problems and issues. All technicians receive KMDSI technical updates and bulletins, as well as newsletters.

Please Note:
The KMDSI Technician Course allows the student to repair only his equipment or the equipment of divers in his company it does not allow the Technician to do repairs for profit. ONLY KMDSI DEALERS CAN PERFORM REPAIRS FOR PROFIT.

COURSE SYLLABUS
• Introduction to the current Kirby Morgan range and brief history of the products
• Kirby Morgan helmets and full face masks differences and similarities
• Overhaul and inspection of SL-17A/B, 17C, KM-27 and KM-37
• Overhaul and inspection of KMB 18/28 bandmasks
• Operating instructions
• Planned/preventive/corrective maintenance

COURSE ASSESSMENT
The technicians will be continually assessed throughout the course. A practical and written multiple choice test will be given to ensure that the technicians have fully understood and retained content of the course.

CERTIFICATE
On successful completion of the course the technicians will issued with a certificate by Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd endorsed by Dive Lab Inc. The certificate will be valid for three years for the individual’s own equipment or while maintaining company equipment.

2015 COURSE DATES
• August 11th – 12th
• September 15th – 16th
• October 13th – 14th
• November 10th – 11th
• December 15th – 16th

Courses will be conducted at our main office near Preston, Lancashire and are limited to a maximum of 4 attendees and places are offered on a first come basis, call
+44 (0) 1772 687775 for course availability and prices.

Featured Kirby Morgan Products

As an authorised dealer of Kirby Morgan products we keep in stock a wide range of Kirby Morgan Commercial Diving helmets and bandmasks as well as official Kirby Morgan spares, accessories and replacement parts.

SMP
Kirby Morgan Superlite 27 Commercial Diving Helmet

The Kirby Morgan SuperLite 27 is the product of years of research and testing. Its design gives the working diver a reliable, and extremely comfortable helmet.

SMP
Kirby Morgan 18 and 28 Bandmasks

The fully tested and certified, the Kirby Morgan 18B and Kirby Morgan 28B Band Masks may be used by commercial divers in mixed gas commercial diving as well as shallow water commercial diving.

SMP
Kirby Morgan Service Kits and Spares

Full Service and Spares Kits are available for all leading Kirby Morgan models of helmets and bandmasks.

Can’t find the right part?

If you can’t find the part you are looking for please call +44(0)1772 687775 for advice, availability and pricing

Our customer care is available 5 days a week.

Mon – Fri:
9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

You may also contact us at any time with an email

Kirby Morgan Commercial Diving Helmets – Product Range

SMP are UK based resellers for Kirby Morgan commercial diving helmets and band masks.  In addition to the commercial diving helmets and full face masks, we also supply all the Kirby Morgan helmet spares and accessories.

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc Logo
Kirby Morgan Logo

In 1966, Kirby Morgan formed and changed the face of commercial diving forever.
The Kirby Morgan Corporation was dedicated to the development of lightweight,
comfortable, professional diving gear.

SMP LTD is proud to be a Distributor for Kirby Morgan Dive Helmets.  Amongst many of the items we receive requests for, Kirby Morgan remains one of our most popular product ranges.  The high quality of these products couple with the Kirby reputation within the diving industry ensures they are the number 1 choice for commercial diving contractors and commercial divers worldwide.

In 2014 Kirby Morgan launched the Kirby Morgan 97 – A stainless steel helmet which sets a new performance standard for commercial diving helmets and band masks.

Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks
Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks

In addition to offering the Kirby morgan product range, SMP are also an authorised Kirby Morgan helmet repair and training centre.  Our in-house engineers are certificated by Kirby Morgan to carry out a range of repairs and servicing to the entire range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks.  We also offer in-house or offsite training for dive technicians wanting to service their own helmets.

Our Kirby Morgan Basic Helmet Maintenance and Repair Course is designed and intended to teach commercial divers, tenders, and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and Bank Masks and instructs personnel in the KMDSI/Dive Lab recommended configuration and use of KMDSI Helmets and Band Masks.

If you would like to view more information on the range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks please use the link below:

Alternatively you can contact our sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775
or Email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

Kirby Morgan Bulletin – Change to Product

Bulletin #12 of 2014. October 16, 2014
Change to Product
540-039 Front Stand Offs (×2 per helmet)
added to Kirby Morgan Helmets

Helmets & Products Affected:
All Kirby Morgan Helmets except the SuperLite 17B.
560-074 Bottom Ring, 560-517 Stainless Steel Helmet Shell,
All shells with Bottom Ring Assemblies: 505-105, 505-106, 505-107, 505-108, 505-162.

With the exception of the SL 17B, all Kirby Morgan Helmets will soon be shipping with the new Front Stand Offs, P/N 540-039 (two per helmet). These serve as “front legs” that will help protect the swing catch assembly, sealed pull pins and other components from damages if the helmet is set down roughly or hard. Each stand off takes one screw, P/N 530-059, to attach.

Front Stand Offs unfortunately will not retrofit to earlier helmets. Retrofit is not possible because the large bottom ring area has now been specially redesigned with uniquely shaped recesses to hold the front stand offs.

Please contact SMP or e-mail sales@smp-ltd.co.uk for more information.

 

Kirby Morgan Caution Bulletin – Second Stages Used with M-48 SuperMask

Will all owners of a Kirby Morgan M-48 SuperMask® please take note of the following caution bulletin released by Kirby Morgan. Contact us at sales@smp-ltd.co.uk if you require more information.

Bulletin #9 of 2014. August 25, 2014
Caution Bulletin
Regarding Second Stages Used with M-48 SuperMask® (P/N 800-048) and M-48 MOD 1 (P/N 800-150)

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc.® DOES NOT recommend using balloon type valve second stage regulators, e.g., the Poseidon Jet Stream,® or XSTREAM® models, or any regulators that could well exceed 40 millibars (MBR) of pressure when the purge is fully depressed, on the M-48 SuperMask, P/N 800-048 or the M-48 MOD 1, P/N 800-150.

The Poseidon Jet Stream® and the XSTREAM® models are high performance regulators that are capable of delivering very large volumes of air when the purge is fully depressed. This high gas flow can be sudden and dramatic, and while this condition may not pose a significant risk to a non-full face mask diver, it could pose a significant risk when using the M-48 SuperMask or M-48 MOD 1 because the seal provided by these masks may not allow overpressure air from around the diver’s lips to escape and vent quickly enough, causing oral and lung pressures to exceed the 40 MBR positive pressure limit which could be hazardous to the diver.

If an overpressure event as described above occurs, this could result in serious injury or death.

For more information, please contact us at sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

Kirby Morgan M48 Supermask

Kirby Morgan M48 Supermask

Original Bulletin can be found here: -
www.kirbymorgan.com/support/bulletins/2014/bulletin-9-2014

Stock Availability – August 2014

This newsletter is showcasing some of the available products we have in stock, visit our commercial diving equipment page for a full product list.

Please contact us today for prices and delivery options on all these products.
Tel: +44(0)1772 687775
/ sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

1.8m Twin Lock DDC c/w Medical Lock

1 in stock
Umbilicals

Coltri Compressor MCH16/ET Compact

4 in Stock
Umbilicals

 

Kirby Morgan 37 w/MWP Comms

3 in Stock
Umbilicals


Coltri Compressor MCH16/DY Tech

2 in Stock


Kirby Morgan 37 Stainless Steel

4 in stock


Coltri Compressor MCH11/EM Compact

2 in Stock


Kirby Morgan Superlite 27 w/MWP

1 in Stock


MC 131 Brush Unit

1 in Stock


Scott Pressur-Vak II BIBS

14 in Stock

If you cannot see what you are looking for please take a look at our website:-
www.smp-ltd.com or

Contact our UK based Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 687775
sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

 

Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks

Here at SMP, we have just had a delivery of new Kirby Morgan 28 BandMasks which are now in stock. Currently we have 13 KM28 Band Masks in stock and they are available for next day delivery. We can deliver worldwide.

If you are in interested in purchasing a bandmask or need advice or product information, please call +44 (0)1772 687775, email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk or put an enquiry through our website.

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Kirby Morgan 28 Band Mask

Product Details

It’s safe to say that the Kirby Morgan BandMask is one of the key products that ushered in the modern era of commercial diving, starting back in the 1960s. Today’s version of this classic surface supplied, full face mask has an improved breathing system, more secure bands, and numerous other improvements.

The fully tested and certified KM 28 BandMask® may be used in mixed gas diving as well as shallow water diving.

The SuperFlow® adjustable demand regulators provide low inhalation resistance and high gas flow letting the diver breathe easier and work harder with less exertion. Both masks come standard with the large tube SuperFlow® 350 regulator.

The Side Block Assembly of both the KMB 18 and 28 receives the umbilical over the shoulder in the B configuration. They both come standard with the Tri-Valve® exhaust system, and the new BandMask® BandKeepers®

The Tri-Valve® Exhaust System has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust. It retrofits to all previous Kirby Morgan BandMasks®.The BandMask® BandKeepers® coupled with the redesigned hood not only prevent any separation of the hood from the mask but also makes it impossible for the bands to separate from the mask.

KM28 Features

Air Train – The air train diffuses incoming breathing air/gas onto the face port/lens to defog and ventilate.

Communications – Communications are “non-modular” (like the SuperLite 17B helmet). When ordered with male waterproof connector (for 4 wire communications), the mask also includes bare wire posts. When ordered with bare wire posts (for 2 wire communications), the port for the mwp connector is plugged.

Defogging Steady Flow Valve – Provides an additional flow of gas into the helmet for ventilation and defogging.

Emergency (EGS) Valve – Supplies backup breathing gas to the diver.

Gas Supply Non-Return Valve – Gas Supply Non-Return Valve prevents loss of gas pressure in the event of umbilical damage, preventing a “squeeze”.

Head Harness (Spider) – Keeps the mask in place on the divers head. The neoprene rubber spider has adjustment holes for varying the tension of the harness.

Nose Block – Device allows the diver to block the nose to equalize ears.

Side Block – Multi use side block has additional ports built in to provide controlled air flow, if needed.

Silicone Oral Nasal Mask – Made of a superior silicone material which is hypo-allergenic and has a longer work life than latex.

Stainless Steel Bands – Bands hold the Hood/Face seal in place on the mask frame. They also provide the mounting studs for the Head Harness (Spider).

SuperFlow® 350 Regulator – This all metal, fully adjustable, Commercial Rated™ demand regulator provides easy breathing and excellent performance with low pressure compressors.

Whisker Wings – Retrofits to many previous Kirby Morgan Helmets and BandMasks®, has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust while providing an extremely dry hat. The Tri-Valve® Exhaust is made of a chemical resistant compound.

 

KM28 Specifications:

Weight: Kirby Morgan 28B Band Mask – 12.73 pounds

Mask Frame: Kirby Morgan 28B

Band Mask: Xenoy thermoplastic

Control Knobs: Polyurathane

Lens: Clear polycarbonate

Hood: Neoprene.

O-Rings: Buna-N

Recommended Lubricants: Christo-Lube®, Dow Corning® MS4 Silicone Lubricant. Krytox® and Halocarbon® are also acceptable.

Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 Performance: The Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 regulator on the Kirby Morgan28 bandmask offers high performance. The commercial diving regulator has been tested at Dive Lab at Panama City, Florida. It meets all current U.S. Navy and European commercial diving standards.

Cage Code: The cage code for identifying Kirby Morgan DSI products for U.S. government purposes is 58366.

CR Standards: These masks meet or exceed all standards established by Dive Lab of Panama City, Florida, and are CR (Commercially Rated) marked.

CE Approved: The Kirby Morgan 28 Band Masks is CE Approved.

Temperature Limitations: Use at water temperatures below 33 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degrees Celsius) requires use of the Kirby Morgan Hot Water Shroud (P/N 525-100) and hot water.

Operational Specifications & Limitations: Commercial Diving Umbilical minimum I.D. 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) of not more than two sections, total length not to exceed 600 feet (183m).  This bandmask meets or exceeds all requirements of NPD, Health and Safety, (U.K.), United States Navy, ADCI United States and is CR rated by Dive Lab, Panama City, Fla., USA.  Recommended overbottom (OB) gas supply pressure for best performance at depths are calculated by the formula (fsw x 0.445+14.7) + recommended p.s.i.g.

 

BEWARE OF WHERE YOU BUY USED COMMERCIAL DIVING HELMETS

For new approved Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets from an official Kirby Morgan Partner/Reseller click here

A diver/employee of an ADCI Member Company purchased a used Kirby Morgan SL 27 online from a diving equipment supply company.

The selling company explicitly stated that the helmet had been serviced by a technician and was ready to dive. Once final payment was made, the seller stated that a technician would go over the helmet a second time prior to delivery.

A letter, delivered with the helmet, stated that an annual service had been conducted on the helmet, with a few noted exceptions. The appropriate Kirby Morgan forms also accompanied the helmet, filled out and signed by the owner of the selling company (as a technician).

Upon receipt of the helmet, the diver presented it to his company’s certified technician for a pre-service inspection, as is required for all incoming helmets at his company.

Although some of the parts appeared new (bent tube, diaphragm, dial-a-breath, dump flapper, and regulator flapper), it was clear that the rest of the helmet had not been serviced as stated, and was in poor condition.

Some of the findings included:

1.   Several parts were non-functional or broken
2.   Some connections, such as the bent-tube to side-block were only hand-tight
3.   Other connections, such as the face-port screws, were bent, over-torqued, and/or seized. One screw had to be drilled out and removed with vise grips
4.   Some of the connections at the side block were sealed with a type of plumber’s putty
5.   The O-rings were flat, worn, and muddy
6.   The O-ring seats were filthy

Some of these issues were easily addressed, while others were obviously more serious.

Regardless, all are indicative of a seller creating a false assurance that this helmet had been serviced by a Kirby Morgan technician and that it was fit to dive upon purchase.

Notes/Observations:

•       Since the helmet was purchased from an actual diving equipment store/company, the buyer had an added, albeit false, sense of security regarding the helmet’s condition and readiness to dive.

•       The seller twice claimed that the work was conducted by a “technician”, and used the helmet manufacturer’s overhaul and inspection forms to support this work. However, there is no evidence that the technician was certified by the manufacturer to conduct the work to begin with, nor was the work actually done to the manufacturer’s specifications.

•       The helmet had to be completely overhauled by a certified technician in order to ensure safe operation. Unfortunately, the diver had additional out of pocket expenses due to the additional parts and repairs that were required to make it serviceable.

•       Had the diver’s employer not had a protocol for ensuring the operability of this helmet, the buyer may not have been aware of some of the more serious problems. Worse yet, this helmet could have been used as life support equipment shortly after purchase and, given its condition, it could have caused serious injury or death.

For the full report including pictures of the helmet please click here.

www.smp-ltd.com - Official Reseller of Kirby Morgan Diving Equipment


Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet

Now available – Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet. The KM97 is latest in the line of stainless steel commercial diving helmets from Kirby Morgan.

The All-New 455 Balanced Regulator sets the KM 97 apart from all other models. The 455 balanced regulator is all stainless steel and offers virtually the same superior breathing performance as the REX® regulator, with a lower profile. The overall outstanding performance of the 455 regulator sets a new standard for commercial diving helmets and Band-Masks®.

Kirby Morgan 97 Diving Helmet

Kirby Morgan 97 Commercial Diving Diving Helmet

The KM 97 commercial diving helmet has all the advancements & features found on other Kirby Morgan stainless steel helmets:

• Rugged helmet shell that is easy to maintain – No refinishing required if the surface is scratched or gouged.
• Elimination of threaded inserts for securing the port retainer to the helmet shell.
• Elimination of shell mounted weights.
• Removable Grip and Handle. The handle can be removed without breaking seals, making it quick and easy to attach accessories.
• A “built in” emergency valve that is an integral part of the stainless steel sideblock.

The Quad Valve Exhaust System and quick change modular communications are also standard on the KM 97. These and many other KM 97 parts are shared with other models. If you keep a Kirby Morgan® helmet spare parts inventory, you’re already stocked with many KM 97 spares.

To talk to a representative about our range of commercial diving helmets and commercial diving equipment please call our UK office on +44 (0)1772 687775 or email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

Kirby Morgan Commercial Diving Helmets 2014

SMP LTD are agents for Kirby Morgan commercial diving helmets and band masks.  In addition to the commercial diving helmets and full face masks, we also supply all the Kirby Morgan helmet spares, accessories and service kits.

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc Logo
Kirby Morgan Logo

In 1966, Kirby Morgan formed and changed the face of commercial diving forever.
The Kirby Morgan Corporation was dedicated to the development of lightweight,
comfortable, professional diving gear.

SMP LTD is proud to be a Distributor for Kirby Morgan Dive Helmets.  Amongst many of the items we receive requests for, Kirby Morgan remains one of our most popular product ranges.  The high quality of these products couple with the Kirby reputation within the diving industry ensures they are the number 1 choice for commercial diving contractors and commercial divers worldwide.

Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks
Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks

In addition to offering the Kirby morgan product range, SMP are also an authorised Kirby Morgan helmet repair and training centre.  Our in-house engineers are certificated by Kirby Morgan to carry out a range of repairs and servicing to the entire range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks.  We also offer in-house or offsite training for dive technicians wanting to service their own helmets.

Kirby Morgan Training Centre

Our Kirby Morgan Basic Helmet Maintenance and Repair Course is designed and intended to teach commercial divers, tenders, and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and Bank Masks and instructs personnel in the KMDSI/Dive Lab recommended configuration and use of KMDSI Helmets and Band Masks.

If you would like to view more information on the range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks please use the link below:

Alternatively you can contact our sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775
or Email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk

High Demand for Kirby Morgan Helmets & Band Masks

SMP are UK agents for Kirby Morgan diving helmets and band masks.  In addition to the diving helmets and full face masks, we also supply all the helmet spares, accessories and service kits.

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc Logo

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc Logo

Demand for diving equipment remains high with SMP fielding enquiries from around the world.  Amongst many of the items we receive requests for, Kirby Morgan remains one of our most popular product ranges.  The high quality of these products couple with the Kirby reputation within the diving industry ensures they are the number 1 choice for commercial diving contractors and commercial divers worldwide.

Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks

Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets and Bandmasks

In addition to offering the Kirby morgan product range, SMP are also an authorised Kirby Morgan helmet repair and training centre.  Our in-house engineers are certificated by Kirby Morgan to carry out a range of repairs and servicing to the entire range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks.  We also offer in-house or offsite training for dive technicians wanting to service their own helmets.

Kirby Morgan Training Centre

Our Kirby Morgan Basic Helmet Maintenance and Repair Course is designed and intended to teach commercial divers, tenders, and technicians how to perform routine maintenance, inspections and repair of Kirby Morgan Helmets and Bank Masks and instructs personnel in the KMDSI/Dive Lab recommended configuration and use of KMDSI Helmets and Band Masks.

If you would like to view more information on the range of Kirby Morgan helmets and bandmasks please use the link below:

Alternatively you can contact our sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775
or Email sales@smp-ltd.co.uk