The SuperLite®- 27 is the product of years of research and testing. Its design gives the working diver a reliable, and extremely comfortable helmet…
Constant research and monitoring of the industry’s needs have helped KMDSI 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 Kirby Morgan 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 externally 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.
A) Head Cushion
The Head Cushion gives the helmet a secure, well balanced feel as well as excellent thermal protection during long work periods.
B) Silicone Oral Nasal
The “universal” Silicone Oral Nasal fits the SL 17 & 27 helmets as well as the KMB18 & 28 Band Masks. It is made of a superior silicone material which is hypo-allergenic and has a longer work life than standard latex.
C) Port Weight
Provides balance, comfort, and an accessory mounting area.
D) Locking Collar Latch System
The latch catches consist of two sealed pull pins which are pulled forward to release the neck collar and neck dam locking system. Even when the latches are released, the 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 preventing any flooding of the helmet.
E) Quick 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 comes in either of two different configurations, male waterproof connector or a bare wire post connection.
F) 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.
G) Adjustable Neck Pad
Made from a scuff resistant elastomer and, in conjunction with the swing catch, provides protection for the bottom of the Helmet.
H) Neck Dam Swing Catch
Rotates out of the way to allow the neck dam assembly to be unsealed from the helmet. This simplifies removal 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.