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SuperLite 17B

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SuperLite® 17B

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Configurations

  • 500-010 SL 17B Helmet w/Posts
  • 500-011 SL 17B Helmet w/MWPC

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This section includes a detailed description of the Kirby Morgan SuperLite® 17B as well as important operational specifications. 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® 350 and oral nasals P/N 510-690 and P/N 510-747 (now standard).

Weight:

SL 17B - 29.03 pounds

Helmet Shell:

Fiberglass, polyester resin, polyester gel coat, and carbon fibers

Control Knobs:

Polyurethane

Face Port/Lens:

Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate

Neck Dam:

Neoprene.

O-rings:

Buna-N

Head Cushion:

Nylon bag filled with #4 Polyester foam

Recommended Lubricants:

All helmets and masks are lubricated at the factory with Christo-Lube®. Kirby Morgan recommends Christo-Lube® or Tribolube® for all gas train components. Dow Corning® 111 Silicone or equivalent may be used for helmet and mask components that are used with gas mixtures containing less than 50% oxygen.

Regulator:

The 505-027 SuperFlow® regulator on the SuperLite® 17B offers high performance. The regulator has been tested at Dive Lab at Panama City, Florida. It meets all current U.S. Navy and European diving standards.

Operational Specifications:

Maximum depth on air 220 FSW (67 MSW) with the old style single exhaust or the Tri-Valve Exhaust®. Maximum depth on air - 150 FSW (45.73 MSW) when equipped with the old style double exhaust whisker assembly. Maximum depth on HEO2 Surface Supplied, 330 FSW (100 MSW) Work rate - Heavy - 62.5 - 75 l.p.m. RMV. Maximum current - 3 knots with standard exhaust, 5 knots with Tri Exhaust Umbilical 3/8” Maximum length 600’ (183 MSW) Breathing Gas Requirements, 4.5 a.c.f.m. at the side block at depth.

Cage Code:

The cage code for identifying KMDSI products for U.S. government purposes is 58366.

CR Standards:

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

CE Approved:

The SL 17B helmet is CE Approved. (view examination certificate) (view declaration)

Temperature Limitations:

Use at water temperatures below 33 °F (1 °C) requires use of hot water shroud (P/N 525-100) and hot water.

Note

“The Hot Water Shroud (Part #525-100) in conjunction with hot water to the diver should be used whenever diving operations are conducted using HeO2 at water temperatures less than 60°F (15.56°C) for the comfort of the diver. KMDSI further recommends that the shroud be used in conjunction with hot water to the diver whenever diving operations are conducted using air or mixed gas, in waters colder than 36°F (2.22°C) to reduce the possibility of demand regulator icing.

Usually the greatest danger of demand regulator icing will be encountered on deck when the surrounding air temperature is less than 32°F (0°C). This effect is primarily due to the refrigeration effect of breathing air pressure reduction, and the addition of moisture from the diver's exhalation coming in contact with the topside air temperature.

If diving where the water temperature is 36°F (2.22°C) or warmer but the topside air temperature is below freezing, (32°F (0°C) icing of the demand regulator is possible. To help eliminate the possibility of freezing on the surface, warm water should be run over the exterior of the demand regulator prior to water entry, if the hot water system is not used.

The umbilical assembly should be composed of good quality diving hose that meets industry standards. Generally, gas hose will be married to the communications wire, pneumofathometer hose, and strength member in a manner that will allow the strength member to receive all the strain. There are also good quality umbilicals available that are assembled at the factory using a twisted method which does not require marrying. Regardless of the system used, the umbilical is the diver’s life line and should always be of excellent quality and maintained carefully.

This system has been used successfully for diving in biologically contaminated environments for many years. To further reduce the possibility of water intrusion regardless of the exhaust system being used, the diver should avoid working in an inverted position.

The Tri-Valve exhaust System has now been replaced by the Quad-Valve System. The unique design of the Quad-Valve keeps exhalation resistance low while maintaining excellent watertight integrity.