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Bulletin # 01 of 2008

Interior Title: 
Bulletin # 1 of 2008
Title Type: 
Safety Bulletin
Bulletin Date: 
Bulletin # 1 of 2008. June 17, 2008
Bulletin Type: 
Safety Bulletin
Bulletin Subject: 
Dry Suit Inflation Installation onto a Kirby Morgan® Helmet ‘B’ Side Block, Part Numbers 505-024 & 505-025
Products Affected: 
Dry Suit's with Kirby Morgan® Helmet ‘B’ Side Block, Part Numbers 505-024 & 505-025
Body: 

The practice of installing a dry suit inflation whip with modified fittings onto a KM 37 side block has been reported to IMCA.

Bulletin 1 of 2008



Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc. has advised the following:

♦ The modification to the side block assembly shown in the photograph above, is not recommended

♦ The leverage on the brass fitting is extremely high giving a high potential for breakage

♦ The fitting at the bottom of the side block is a 3/8" straight thread fitting with an O-ring seal which is not designed to sustain this kind of leverage
An in-line valve is not deemed necessary, as long as a good quality and suitably approved inflator hose or the KMDSI restrictor adapter Part Number 555-210 is used.