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Kirby Morgan 37

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  • Manual KM 37
    This is your operations and maintenance manual. It is a writable USB flash drive which enables you to add or subtract the manual PDF sections as they are updated or when you purchase new Kirby Morgan products.
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  • Helmet/Mask Bag

    Measurements: 16’’ length x 12’’ width x 16’’ height. Made of high quality, tough black nylon, encasing a light weight, white polyethylene foam that features low water absorption and is fairly rigid (good impact strength). The two grommeted ventilation holes seen in the photo are on both sides of the bag. A large elastic topped pocket is on each side, for holding tool kits, checklists, logbooks, spares, etc. (There are no inside pockets). The bag handles are 1” wide straps of black polyester webbing. The bag closes up with two, large YKK zippers. We do not recommend the 500-901 helmet bag as a shipping container or packaging for your Kirby Morgan life support equipment!

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This section includes detailed descriptions of the Kirby Morgan® 37, as well as important operational specifications.

Weight:

KM 37 - 32.6 pounds

Helmet Shell:

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

Control Knobs:

Polyurethane

Face Port/Lens:

Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate

Neck Dam:

Neoprene. Optional latex neck dam available

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 SuperFlow® 350 regulator on the Kirby Morgan® 37 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.

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.

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.

Only equipment certified and tested according to EN 250/E DIN 58 642 may be used with the KM 37 helmet when conducting diving operations in European EC compliant countries.

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.