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Bulletin #05 of 2013

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Bulletin #5 of 2013
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New Product
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Bulletin #5 of 2013. December 23, 2013
Bulletin Type: 
New Product Bulletin
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Kirby Morgan® 97 Helmet, P/N 500-700 and 500-701

Kirby Morgan® is proud to announce the KM 97, the latest in our line of stainless steel diving helmets. The All-New 455 Balanced Regulator sets the KM 97 apart from all other models. The 455 balanced regulator is all stainless steel and offers virtually the same superior breathing performance as the REX® regulator, with a lower profile. The overall outstanding performance of the 455 regulator sets a new standard for commercial diving helmets and BandMasks®.

The Kirby Morgan® 97 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 15333-1 (class B). It is fully CE marked with balanced 455 demand regulator and oral nasal mask P/N 510-747.

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The KM 97 helmet has all the advancements & features found in our other stainless steel models:

  • Elimination of threaded inserts for securing the port retainer to the helmet shell.
  • Elimination of shell mounted weights.
  • Removable Grip and Handle. The handle can be removed without breaking seals, making it quick and easy to attach accessories.
  • A “built in” emergency valve that is an integral part of the stainless steel sideblock.

The Quad Valve Exhaust System and quick change modular communications are also standard on the KM 97. These and many other KM 97 parts are shared with other models. If you keep a Kirby Morgan® helmet spare parts inventory, you’re already stocked with many KM 97 spares.

The first KM 97 helmets will be available to ship March 1, 2014, so order now for March shipment!

Please contact your local KMDSI dealer or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

“I was swimming…against a 3/4-1 knot current and working hard, at that point the difference in the breathing profile was very noticeable.”

Man tested in Alaskan waters.
Diver: Bernie Rosenberger.

Bulletin #5 of 2013