The Kirby Morgan 47 features the high performance, all stainless steel REX regulator.
The Kirby Morgan 47 consists of two major assemblies: like other “metal bottom” helmets, the helmet shell/helmet ring assembly and the neck dam/neck ring assembly. The chrome plated, machined brass helmet ring houses the latch catches and provides protection for the bottom end of the helmet. An internal, adjustable chin strap, along with the adjustable neck pad on the locking collar, gives the diver a secure, custom fit.
The Kirby Morgan® 47 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 demand valve REX®.
This section includes a detailed description of the Kirby Morgan® 47, as well as important operational specifications. The Kirby Morgan® 47 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 valve REX®.
KM 47 – 33.56 pounds
Fiberglass, polyester resin, polyester gel coat, and carbon fibers
Scratch Resistant Polycarbonate
Neoprene. Optional latex neck dam available
Nylon bag filled with #4 Polyester foam
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.
The Rex® regulator on the Kirby Morgan® 47 offers high performance. The regulator has been tested at Dive Lab at Panama City, Florida. It meets or exceeds all current U.S. Navy and European diving standards.
The cage code for identifying KMDSI products for U.S. government purposes is 58366.
These helmets meet or exceed all standards established by Dive Lab of Panama City, Florida, and are CR (Commercially Rated) marked.
The KM 47 helmet is CE Approved. (view examination certificate) (view declaration)
The minimum operating temperature recommended for this helmet is 37 degrees F, only in regards to regulator performance. At the time of this writing, no hot water shroud is available for this helmet for heating the diver’s breathing gas.
Without a hot water shroud, the diver may be subject to hypothermia due to cold gas inspiration temperatures. Kirby Morgan makes no physiological recommendations regarding minimum safe operating temperatures for divers using this helmet.
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.
Recommended overbottom (OB)gas supply pressure for best performance at depths are calculated by the formula (fsw x 0.445+14.7) + recommended p.s.i. g.
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