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KIRBY MORGAN DIVING HELMETS, BANDMASKS AND FULL FACE MASKS

Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc.

This page contains links to all the manuals and blowapart diagrams for all of the Kirby Morgan products.

EXO-BR MASK


By enclosing the diver's eyes, nose and mouth, the EXO permits nearly normal speech when used in conjunction with most wireless, and all hardwire underwater communication systems. Its light weight design allows divers to work long dives without jaw or neck fatigue. This mask has a modular communications design that permits rapid and simple maintenance. An optional Hard Shell gives added surfaces for mounting lights, cameras etc. The ear equalization device, a nose block which is adjustable to several different heights, fits a wide variety of noses and faces. The oral nasal helps keep the CO2 levels to a minimum and improves breathing and communications.

The BALANCED REGULATOR EXO-BR was developed to meet strict new European CE requirements.and is fully CE approved as well as U.S. Navy approved. It meets and surpasses EN 250 requirements for regulator performance. The EXO-BR frame is the same safety yellow as the standard SuperLite Helmets and KMB 18 Bandmasks.

The EXO-BR Balanced Regulator helps reduce the work of breathing for the diver. The regulator balances the intermediate air pressure against the valve sealing pressure inside the regulator. This enables the regulator to instantly adjust to changes in line pressure. The Balanced Regulator provides improved breathing and is adjustable for a wide range of intermediate pressures between 100 PSI - 230 PSI.


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Introduction - Contents & Definition of Signal Words Used in this Manual 473.44 KB
Chapter 1.0 - General Information KMDSI Products 2.87 MB
Chapter 2.0 - Operating Instructions 5.51 MB
Chapter 3.0 - Diving With The EXO® Full Face Mask 448.85 KB
Chapter 4.0 - Post Dive Procedures And General Maintenance 1010.17 KB
Chapter 5.0 - EXO® Regulator Maintenance 5.67 MB
Chapter 6.0 - Frame And Lens Repairs 2.46 MB
Chapter 7.0 - Communications 1.77 MB
Appendix- Breathing Gas Requirements EXO® Balance Regulator Full-Face Mask 320.27 KB
Appendix II- EXO® Full-Face Mask Transport And Storage 322.07 KB
Table of Equivalents 92.7 KB
Complete Manual 8.1 MB


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EXO-BR 1.49 MB
EXO-26 Original and Standard 1.78 MB


User Guide
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EXO-26 Balanced Regulator Full Face Mask 709.76 KB

 

KM 37

The Kirby Morgan® 37 Diving Helmet continues with our long tradition of providing the highest quality, and superior performance, that divers have come to expect in a Kirby Morgan® product. The Quad-Valve™ exhaust system, which retrofits to most previous Kirby Morgan® Helmets, has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust while providing an extremely dry hat. This system is recommended for diving in biologically contaminated water. Our SuperFlow® 350 regulator is a proven design that provides excellent breathing characteristics over a wide range of depths. The Kirby Morgan® 37 is one of the most popular designs in the world. It's considered the standard of the commercial diving industry. Choose the Kirby Morgan® 37 if you want a rugged diving helmet with a traditional design.


CE Certification

The Kirby Morgan® 37 helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

 


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KM 37 (lo-res) 1.85 MB
KM 37 (hi-res) 4.5 MB

 

KM 37SS

It features an all stainless steel shell, as well as a stainless sideblock, helmet ring, bent tube, handle, and other key components. The SuperFlow® 350 is standard on this helmet.

The Kirby Morgan® 37SS features a quick change communications module, available with either bare wire posts or a waterproof connector, and allows for easy, efficient maintenance of the helmet's communications.

The advantages of this stainless steel helmet include the following:

• Rugged helmet shell and other components
• No refinishing required if the surface is scratched or gouged
• Elimination of threaded inserts for securing port retainer to helmet shell


CE Certification

The Kirby Morgan® 37SS helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

 

 

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KM 37SS (lo-res) 1.76 MB
KM 37SS (hi-res) 4.14 MB

 

KM 47

Kirby Morgan 47 Diving Helmet

The Rex® Demand Valve (patents pending), with it's fully adjustable balanced piston is a breakthrough design that exceeds the requirements of all government or other testing agencies. It has the best work-of-breathing performance when compared to ANY other commercial diving helmet. The Kirby Morgan® 47 Dive Helmet has been tested and meets or exceeds European CE requirements and is fully commercially rated.

The Kirby Morgan® 47 consists of two major assemblies: the helmet shell/helmet ring assembly and the neck dam/neck ring assembly. The chrome plated, machined brass helmet ring houses the latch catches and provides protection for the bottom end of the helmet. This assembly also provides the foundation for an externally adjustable chin support. This support, along with the adjustable neck pad on the locking collar, gives the diver a secure, custom fit. The balance and comfort of this helmet is unsurpassed, even when the diver must work for long periods in the face down position.

The Kirby Morgan® 47 features a quick change communications module, available with either bare wire posts or a waterproof connector, and allows for easy, efficient maintenance of the helmet's communications.


CE Certification

The Kirby Morgan® 47 helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand valve REX®.

 

 

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KM 47 1.61 MB

 

KM 57

Kirby Morgan 57 Diving Helmet

The Kirby Morgan® 57 Diving Helmet continues the tradition of innovation, providing the highest quality and superior performance that divers have come to expect in a Kirby Morgan product. This helmet features our revolutionary new SuperFlow® 450™ Stainless Balanced Regulator. It's machined from a stainless steel casting for the ultimate in performance and reliability. This commercially rated regulator delivers all the breathing gas you need for the most demanding work underwater.

The Kirby Morgan® 57 also includes our Quad-Valve™ Exhaust System. It's recommended for diving in biologically contaminated water, when you're properly trained and equipped, using recommended procedures. This new exhaust has exceptionally low exhalation resistance that you must experience to appreciate. Don't confuse the SuperFlow® 450 with a sport diving regulator - it's designed from the ground up strictly for commercial diving. With a rugged extra long adjustment knob and shaft, the SuperFlow® 450 meets the wide range of breathing gas pressures provided by typical low pressure surface-supplied diving compressors. Dive the Kirby Morgan® 57 helmet once and you won't want to dive with anything else.

 

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KM 57 (lo-res) 1.95 MB
KM 57 (hi-res) 4.35 MB

 

 

KM 77/REX

Kirby Morgan 77 REX Regulator

It features an all stainless version of our Rex® regulator, as well as a stainless sideblock, helmet ring, bent tube, handle, and other key components. The Rex® Quad Valve® Exhaust System is standard on this helmet.

The advanced regulator pod on this helmet allows the Kirby Morgan® 77 to be fitted with the Kirby Morgan SuperFlow® 350 regulator or the all stainless steel SuperFlow® 450. The pod will make it possible to customize the helmet with the regulator you want as job requirements change.The advantages of this stainless steel helmet include the following:

• Rugged helmet shell and other components
• Elimination of threaded inserts for securing port retainer to helmet shell
• No refinishing required if the surface is scratched or gouged


CE Certification

The Kirby Morgan® 77 helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand valve REX.

 

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Introduction - Contents & Definition of Signal Words Used in this Manual 831.25 KB
Chapter 1.0 - General Information KMDSI Products 1.65 MB
Chapter 2.0 - Description & Operational Specifications - KM-77 1.83 MB
Chapter 3.0 - Operating Instructions 1.48 MB
Chapter 4.0 - Troubleshooting 587.19 KB
Chapter 5.0 - Inspection and Maintenance 541.08 KB
Chapter 6.0 - General Preventative Maintenance 1.15 MB
Chapter 7.0 - Breathing System Maintenance and Repairs 3.38 MB
Chapter 8.0 - Mechanical System Maintenance 2.84 MB
Chapter 9.0 - Accessories for the KM-77 662.1 KB
Appendix - Torque Specifications, Maintenance and Inspection Procedures and Supply Pressure Requirements & Tables 694.07 KB
Complete Manual 9.77 MB

 

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KM 77 (lo-res) 1.77 MB
KM 77 (hi-res) 4.46 MB

KMACS 5

KMACS 5 With Communications

The KMACS 5 controls the diver's air supply, communications and monitors the diver's depth. It allows two divers clear push-to-talk (two wire) or round robin (four wire) communications. The KMACS 5 is also available without communications.

The air supply can be either from a low pressure compressor or high-pressure cylinders. The KMACS 5's adjustable first stage regulator reduces the high-pressure air and supplies low pressure through the umbilical to the diver's breathing system. High pressure yokes with DIN adapters permit U.S. standard scuba cylinders or DIN valve cylinders to be used. A low pressure air supply fitting allows for a L.P. compressor to be used as the primary air source.

A complete pneumo system with dual reading gauges (both US Standard and Metric) is provided for each diver, as well as a shut-off/bleed system that uses two high-pressure feed lines which allows changing of used cylinders without interruption of the diving operation. Shut off valves allow the isolation of each diver's air supply. The Communication Set is a multipurpose intercommunication system that provides reliable and clear communications between a topside operator (tender) and one or more surface-supported divers, diving bells, personnel transfer capsules (PTC)s, recompression chambers, or other submersible systems.The lightweight, high impact polyethylene plastic case features double wall construction and extra thick corners ensure exceptional strength and a long work life. An O-ring seal protects hardware from moisture when the case is closed. All latches are stainless steel for maximum work life.

KMB 18/28

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.

The communications connections can be either a male waterproof plug in type or bare wire posts.The KMB 28B BandMask® is very similar to the KMB 18. Many parts on the KMB 18B are interchangeable with the KMB 28B. The major difference between the 18 and 28 is the material of the mask frame itself. The KMB 18 has a hand laid fiberglass frame (yellow) while the KMB 28B frame is an extremely durable injection molded plastic (black). The relative ease of production of the KMB 28 frame allows for a lower cost and quicker delivery of this mask. Other differences include: 1) The main exhaust body of the KMB 28 is part of the frame itself and uses a #545-041 main exhaust cover 2) no comfort insert is required on the "28" 3) the face ports for the 18 and the 28 differ slightly in size.


CE Certification

The Band Mask has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (Class C). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

 

M-48 MOD-1

M-48 Mod 1

It still features the unique 2-cavity design. This allows the lower pod to be removed while topside to conserve air, and allows normal speech while diving. It may also be used with a variety of different communication systems.

The lower pod is also removable under water to allow making gas switches, and to share gas in the event of an emergency. The evolution of the mask has given way to a dramatic increase in visibility, an improved buckle system, 5 leg straps, a mechanical equalizing device, and a variety of options for mounting external components, (lights, cameras etc.).

All of the components have been strengthened to bring this mask to a commercial level of ruggedness you will not find in ANY other lightweight full face mask. Future innovations for the mask are underway and because this mask has many available mounting options, it will be able to accept new components by Kirby Morgan, thus making it truly MODULAR.

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M-48 Mod-1 (lo-res) 1.88 MB
M-48 Mod-1 (hi-res) 4.87 MB

 

M-48 SUPERMASK

M-48 Supermask

The mask frame and rigid components are made of high impact plastic. The face seal is made of the highest quality silicone and conforms to the diver's face. The modular removable mouth pod is designed to quickly interchange allowing the diver multiple breathing gas options. The mask is also designed to accept various wireless communications configurations.

The removable lower pod is a feature unique to the SuperMask®. When diving, the pod is easily removed and replaced on the mask for diver capability to buddy-breathe, use a snorkel or an octopus or perform an "in water" gas switch.

With the pod sealed to the mask, the flexible, silicone pod cover allows the diver to quickly place the regulator mouthpiece into the mouth or dive with it free of the mouth for communications. With the mouthpiece in the mouth, the regulator may be used without the pod being sealed to the mask.

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M-48 SuperMask 1.23 MB

 

User Guide

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M-48 SuperMask (lo-res) 1.72 MB
M-48 SuperMask (hi-res) 4.12 MB

 

MANIFOLD BLOCK

Kirby Morgan Manifold Block

User Guide

Superlite 17B

Superlite 17B Helmet

 

Many thousands of underwater hours have proved the design to be dependable, comfortable, extremely rugged, and is Commercial Rated™ and CE certified. The SL-17B has been tested and certified to meet or exceed all requirements for all governing agencies. It is certified for use in diving operations world wide.

The helmet system consists of two pieces: the neck dam-yoke and the helmet. The diver slips on the angled neck dam with the attached yoke. The neck clamp is then slipped onto the helmet and locked. The locking system not only seals the neck dam to the helmet but also secures the front of the yoke.

The SuperLite® 17B also includes our Quad-Valve™ Exhaust System which retrofits to many of our Helmets. It is recommended for diving in biologically contaminated water, when you’re properly trained and qualified, using recommended procedures. This new exhaust has exceptionally low exhalation resistance that you must experience to appreciate. The new SL-17A/B Helmet Retainer™ (chin strap) along with the new SL-17A/B Yoke Retainer™ (yoke strap) make it virtually impossible to have the hat come loose. These upgrades are standard on all new SL-17B helmets and will retrofit to all previous SL-17 A/B Helmets.

The Side Block Assembly is standard in the B configuration, receiving the umbilical over the shoulder (17B as shown). The SuperLite® 17B offers comprehensive head protection, an adjustable demand breathing system for gas economy, antiflooding features, rapid emplacement, a neck dam clamp that mechanically breaks a low-pressure lock, and a trim to fit angled neck dam which seats the helmet comfortably, especially when working in the face down position. The pull pin neck clamp release provides a system for prevention of accidental helmet removal.


CE Certification

The SuperLite® 17B helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

 

 

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SL 17B 1.73 MB

 

Superlite 17C

Superlite 17C

It features fiberglass and carbon fiber reinforced shell. The Quad-Valve™ exhaust system, which retrofits to most previous Kirby Morgan® Helmets, has less breathing resistance than the older single valve exhaust while providing an extremely dry hat. This system is recommended for diving in biologically contaminated water. Our SuperFlow® regulator is a proven design that provides excellent breathing characteristics over a wide range of depths.The SuperFlow® 350 is standard on this helmet.

The Helmet Shell is hand laid up glass fiber reinforced thermal setting polyester (fiberglass) with carbon fiber reinforcement at key points for added durability. It is light and highly impact resistant, and provides a heat/cold barrier as well as being an excellent electrical nonconductor. Kirby Morgan® has over 50 years experience in composite laminations.


CE Certification

The SuperLite® 17C helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

 

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Introduction - Contents & Definition of Signal Words Used in this Manual 590.71 KB
Chapter 1.0 - General Information KMDSI Products 1.46 MB
Chapter 2.0 - Description & Operational Specifications - SL-17C 1.99 MB
Chapter 3.0 - Operating Instructions 831.22 KB
Chapter 4.0- Troubleshooting 204.6 KB
Chapter 5.0- Inspection and Maintenance 158.33 KB
Chapter 6.0 - General Preventative Maintenance 720.11 KB
Chapter 7.0 - Breathing System Maintenance and Repairs 1.89 MB
Chapter 8.0 - Corrective Maintenance 1.93 MB
Chapter 9.0 - Accessories 463.91 KB
Appendix- Torque Specifications, Maintenance and Inspection Procedures and Supply Pressure Requirements & Tables 368.17 KB
Complete Manual 7.95 MB

 

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SL 17C 1.7 MB

Superlite 17K

Superlite 27

Superlite 27

Constant research and monitoring of the industry's needs have helped Kirby Morgan® develop products that make the commercial diver's job safer, easier and more productive. Following in this tradition of helmet design is the fully tested SuperLite® 27® diving helmet.

The SuperFlow® 350 regulator used on the SuperLite® 27® provides outstanding performance. It features a diver adjustable system so that the regulator can be "tuned" during the dive according to your workload. This adjustment also allows you to set the regulator as the supply pressure varies, which is especially important when working with a low-pressure compressor. The Tri-Valve® Exhaust System helps to keep the breathing system exceptionally dry under all conditions, without increasing the breathing resistance of the helmet. In addition, the helmet is also equipped with a separate Water Dump valve which is mounted on the left side.

The helmet neck ring design, first produced in 1991, allows for evenly distributed weighting of the helmet. The chrome plated machined brass helmet ring houses the latch catches and provides protection for the bottom end of the helmet. The diver is also provided with an internally adjustable chin support. This support, along with the adjustable neck pad on the locking collar, gives the diver a comfortable, secure, custom fit.

The SuperLite® 27® is Commercially Rated™ and has been tested and certified to meet or exceed all requirements for all governing agencies. It is certified for use in all diving operations world wide.


CE Certification

The SuperLite® 27® helmet has been tested and conforms to the performance requirements as set forth in Annex II of Directive 89/686/EEC and, as far as applicable, the EN 250:2000, EN 250/A1:2006 and EN 15333-1:2008 (class B). It is fully CE marked with demand regulator SuperFlow® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).


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SL 27 1.79 MB

SUPERFLOW REGULATOR

Superflow Regulator

The simple chrome plated all brass regulator is of a non- balanced, pneumatically assisted design that features a wide range, multi turn, diver controlled bias adjustment which allows use with all umbilical supply systems.

The SuperFlow® B regulator is recommended for all around air and mixed gas diving where light to heavy work is the norm. This regulator meets all requirements of European standard EN15333-1 and is CE approved and CR rated. It has a slightly smaller breathing tube than the SuperFlow 350.


Product Number 505-027

User Guide