The Kirby Morgan 57 features our revolutionary new SuperFlow 450™ Stainless Balanced Regulator…
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.
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) SuperFlow® 450
Stainless Balanced Regulator This balanced, stainless steel, Com-mercial Rated™ demand regulator provides easy breathing and excellent performance with low-pressure compressors.
M) Quad-Valve™Exhaust System
Makes the helmet very dry with no loss of breathing performance.
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.
O) 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.
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.