The Kirby Morgan 47 has an entirely new breathing system, oral nasal mask, and water ejection system…
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 features.
A) Side & Top Weights
Bring unsurpassed balance to the helmet while providing for accessory mounting areas.
B) Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Reinforced Shell Kirby Morgan has over 50 years experience in composite laminations. 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.
C) Defogging Steady Flow Valve
provides an additional flow of gas into the helmet for ventilation and defogging.
D) Emergency (EGS) Valve
Supplies backup breathing gas to the diver.
E) Gas Supply Non-Return Valve
Commercially Rated™ – It prevents loss of gas pressure in the event of umbilical damage.
F) Rapid Change Modular Communications System
Because the module is easily removed from the helmet, repair or replacement of communications parts is quick and trouble free. It is available with either a male waterproof connector or a bare wire post connection.
G) Positive-Lock™ Latch System
This latching system, developed by Kirby Morgan in 1992, consists of two sealed Positive-Lock™ pull pins which are pulled forward to release the neck collar and neck dam locking system. Even when the latches are released, the O-ring sealed neck dam maintains a positive seal and will not allow the seal to be broken until the collar actually clears the diver’s shoulders, thus helping to prevent any flooding of the helmet.
H) Head Cushion
Gives the helmet a secure, well balanced feel as well as excellent thermal protection during long work periods.
I) Air Train
Diffuses the incoming breathing air/gas onto the face plate to defog the lens.
J) Silicone Oral Nasal Mask
Made of a superior silicone material which is hypo-allergenic and has a longer work life than latex.
K) Nose Block Device
Allows the diver to block the nose to equalize ears.
L) Rex® Demand Valve (patents pending)
With it’s full adjustment balanced piston is a breakthrough design that exceeds all requirements of all government or other testing agencies. It has the best work-of-breathing performance when compared to ANY other commercial diving helmet.
M) Adjustable Neck Pad
The helmet attached yoke system has an adjustable neck pad which is made from a scuff resistant elastomer. In conjunction with the spring activated front neck dam ring lock, it provides protection for the bottom of the Helmet.
N) Internal Adjustable Chin Strap
The adjustable chin support, along with the adjustable neck pad on the locking collar gives the diver a comfortable, secure fit.
Before attempting any diving in any type of contaminated water, a complete diving and topside course in hazardous materials emergencies should be completed. The divers and the topside team must be properly trained and have the proper safety equipment. All helmets and suits can leak water under certain conditions. Divers should use extreme caution when diving in contaminated waters.