Kirby Morgan Superlite 17B Helmet
The fully tested SuperLite 17B Commercial Diver’s Helmet set the working standard for the commercial diving industry worldwide.
Many thousands of underwater hours have proved the design to be dependable, comfortable, extremely rugged, and is Commercial Rated and CE certified. The SuperLite 17B has been tested and certified to meet or exceed all requirements for all governing agencies. It is certified for use in diving operations worldwide.
The helmet system consists of two pieces: the neck dam-yoke and the helmet. The diver slips on the angled neck dam with the attached yoke. The neck clamp is then slipped onto the helmet and locked. The locking system not only seals the neck dam to the helmet but also secures the front of the yoke.
The Kirby Morgan 17B also includes the Quad-Valve Exhaust System which retrofits to many of the Helmets. It is recommended for diving in biologically contaminated water, when you’re properly trained and qualified, using recommended procedures. This new exhaust has exceptionally low exhalation resistance that you must experience to appreciate. The new SuperLite 17A/B Helmet Retainer (chin strap) along with the new SuperLite 17A/B Yoke Retainer (yoke strap) make it virtually impossible to have the hat come loose. These upgrades are standard on all new SuperLite 17B helmets and will retrofit to all previous SuperLite 17 A/B Helmets.
The Side Block Assembly is standard in the B configuration, receiving the umbilical over the shoulder. The SuperLite 17B offers comprehensive head protection, an adjustable demand breathing system for gas economy, anti-flooding features, rapid emplacement, a neck dam clamp that mechanically breaks a low-pressure lock, and a trim to fit angled neck dam which seats the helmet comfortably, especially when working in the face down position. The pull pin neck clamp release provides a system for prevention of accidental helmet removal.