SuperLite® 17B Helmet Operations and

SuperLite® 17B Helmet Operations and
SuperLite® 17B Helmet
Operations and Maintenance Manual
KMDSI Part # 100-001
™
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
1430 Jason Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
Telephone (805) 928-7772, FAX (805) 928-0342
E-Mail: [email protected], Web Site:www.KirbyMorgan.com
Manual prepared by Marine Marketing and Consulting, Dive Lab, Inc., and KMDSI.
NOTE: This manual is the most current for the SuperLite® 17B Helmet. It is page dated March 2013. Future changes
will be shown on page III and the changed pages will carry the date of change. Previous manuals may not reflect
these updates.
WARNING
Diving with compressed breathing gas is a hazardous activity. Even if you do everything
right there is always the danger that you may be killed or injured. No piece of diving
equipment can prevent the possibility that you may be killed or injured any time you
enter the water.
The SuperLite®-17A/B helmet is CE Approved and meets or exceeds all performance and testing
requirements of all government and non-government testing agencies throughout the world. It is approved for use on all commercial and military work underwater.
Kirby Morgan, SuperLite®, BandMask, Band Mask, KMB, KMB-Band Mask, DSI, Diving Systems International, EXO, REX,
SuperFlow® and DECA are all registered trademarks of Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. Use of these terms to describe products
that are not manufactured by KMDSI is illegal.
The two dimensional images (such as photographs and illustrations) of our products are © copyrighted and trademarks of Kirby
Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. The three dimensional forms of our products are trademark, trade design and trade dress protected.
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This manual is made available for the express use of the owner of
this Kirby Morgan product. No part of this manual may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted, or used in any
form or by any means, whether graphic, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, or otherwise by technology known or unknown, without
the prior written permission of Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
Document Number 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
Warranty Information
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. warrants every new mask, helmet, or KMACS 5 Air Control
System to be free from defects in workmanship for a period of three hundred sixty five (365) days
from date of purchase. This warranty covers all metal, fiberglass, and plastic parts. This warranty
does NOT cover rubber parts, communications components, or head cushions. In addition, due to
the electrolytic nature of underwater cutting and welding, chrome plating cannot be warranted when
the diver engages in these activities.
Should any part become defective, contact the nearest authorized KMDSI dealer. If there is no
dealer in your area, contact KMDSI directly at (805) 928-7772 x 229. You must have a return authorization from KMDSI prior to the return of any item, Upon approval from KMDSI, return the defective part, freight prepaid, to the KMDSI plant. The part will be repaired or replaced at no charge as
deemed necessary by KMDSI.
This warranty becomes null and void if:
1) The product is not registered with KMDSI within ten (10) days of purchase.
2) The product has not been properly serviced and/or maintained according to the appropriate
KMDSI manual. In addition, the user is responsible to ensure that all product updates as
recommended by KMDSI have been performed.
3) Unauthorized modifications have been made to the product.
4) The product has been abused or subjected to conditions which are unusual or exceed the
product’s intended service.
NOTE: Be sure to complete the enclosed warranty card and return it to KMDSI immediately. No
warranty claims will be honored without a satisfactorily completed warranty card on file at KMDSI.
II
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
Record Of Changes
It is the responsibility of the owner of this product to register their ownership with Kirby Morgan Dive
Systems, Inc., by sending the warranty card provided. This card is to establish registration for any necessary
warranty work and as a means of communication that allows KMDSI to contact the user regarding this product.
The user must notify KMDSI of any change of address by the user or sale of the product.
All changes or revisions to this manual must be recorded in this document to ensure that the manual is
up to date. Quantities marked in parenthesis.
Change Number
1
Date
03/11/2013
Description of Change
Updated torque specs
WARNING
Diving with compressed breathing gas is a hazardous activity. Even if you do everything
right there is always the potential for serious injury or death. No one piece of diving
equipment can prevent the possibility that you may be injured or killed any time you
enter the water. We do not herein make any effort to teach the principles of diving. The
information in this manual is intended for users of Kirby Morgan helmets and persons
that maintain or service Kirby Morgan helmets.
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
III
SuperLite® 17B
Table Of Contents
Warranty Information � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � II
Record Of Changes � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � III
Definition of Signal Words Used in this Manual � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � X
Chapter 1 General Information KMDSI Products� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 1
1.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 1
1.2 Full-Face Masks and Manifolds� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 2
1.3 Kirby Morgan Diving Helmets � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 4
Chapter 2 Description & Operational Specifications - SuperLite®-17B � � 9
2.1 CR Marking � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.2 CE Certification � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.2.1. CE Marking � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.2.2. Notified Body � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.3 Product Specifications� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.4 Regulator Performance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.5 Cage Code � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.6 Operational Specifications & Limitations � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.7 Helmet Features � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 11
2.8 General Description � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 13
2.8.1 Helmet Shell � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 13
2.8.2 Gas Flow Systems � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 13
2.8.3 Emergency Gas Supply System (EGS) � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
2.8.4 Helmet Attachment to the Diver� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
2.8.5 Sealing Arrangement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
2.8.6 Reducing Carbon Dioxide � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 19
2.8.7 Communications� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
2.8.8 Equalizing the Middle Ear � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
2.8.9 Face Port or Viewing Lens � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
2.8.10 Latch Catch Assembly, Pull Pin� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
2.9 Accessories � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
2.9.1 Eye Protection for Welding � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
2.9.2 Hot Water Shroud� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
2.9.3 Special Regulator Tools � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
2.10 Helmet Transport And Storage � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 23
2.10.1 Helmet Carrying Bag � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
2.11 Use of Kirby Morgan Original Replacement Parts � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
Chapter 3 Operating Instructions � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
3.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
3.2 Design Purpose� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
3.3 First Use of Your Kirby Morgan Diving Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.4 Initial Adjustments to Your Helmet� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.4.1 Head Cushion � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.4.2 Adjusting the Neck Dam � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28
3.5 Pre Dress-In Procedure � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 29
IV
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
3.5.1 Pre-Dive Visual Inspection � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 29
3.6 Preparing the Helmet for Diving � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 30
3.6.1 Clean Face Port � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 30
3.6.2 Check Moving Parts � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 30
3.6.3 Check Communications � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 30
3.6.4 One-Way Valve Check � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 30
3.7 Emergency Gas System (EGS) � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
3.8 Setting Up to Dive � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 35
3.8.1 Flushing Out the Umbilical � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 35
3.8.2 Connecting the Umbilical to the Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 35
3.8.3 Opening the Breathing Gas Supply to the Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 36
3.8.4 Fogging Prevention � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 36
3.8.5 Donning The SuperLite®-17B � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 37
3.8.6 Testing the Breathing System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 42
3.8.7 Sealing Integrity Check � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 42
3.9 Diving Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.1 Standing By to Dive� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.2 Attaching the Umbilical to the Harness � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.3 Diver Dons Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.4 Diver Check Gas Flow Systems� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.5 Communications Check � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.6 Diver Ready� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 43
3.9.7 Water Entry and Descent � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 44
3.10 Emergency Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 44
3.10.1 Flooding � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 44
3.10.2 Inhalation Resistance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 44
3.10.3 Gas Flow Stops � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 44
3.10.4 Demand Regulator Free Flow� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 45
3.11 Post Dive Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 45
3.11.1 Removing the Equipment� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 45
3.11.2 Removing the Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 45
3.11.3 Storage of the Helmet Between Dives � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 46
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 47
4.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 47
4.2 Communication Malfunction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 47
4.3 One Way Valve Malfunction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 47
4.4 Side Valve Malfunction� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 48
4.5 Water Leakage Into Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 48
4.6 Demand Regulator Malfunction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 49
4.7 Emergency Gas Supply Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 49
Chapter 5 Inspection and Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.1 Routine Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.1.1 Daily Pre-Dive Maintenance A2.3 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.1.2 Daily Post Dive Maintenance A2.6 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.1.3 Supervisors Equipment Checks A2.4 and A2.5 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.2 Monthly Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
5.3 Yearly Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
V
SuperLite® 17B
5.3.1 Overhaul/Inspection Checklist A2.1 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 51
Chapter 6 General Preventative Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 53
6.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 53
6.2 Required tools, Cleaning Agents, Lubrication � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 53
6.2.1 Component and Parts Cleaning� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 54
6.2.2 Component and Parts Lubrication � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 54
6.2.3 Teflon® Tape � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 55
6.2.4 RTV Sealant � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 55
6.2.5 Thread Locker � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 55
6.3 General Cleaning & Inspection Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 55
6.3.1 O-Ring Removal/Inspection/Cleaning and Lubrication � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 56
6.3.2 General Cleaning Guidelines � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 56
6.3.2.1 Mild Soap Solution for � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 57
General Cleaning and Leak Detector Use� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 57
6.3.2.2 Acidic Cleaning Solution and Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 57
6.3.2.3 Germicidal Cleaning Solutions and Procedure � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 57
6.4 Daily Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 59
6.5 Monthly Inspections � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 61
6.5.1 Quad-Valve™ Exhaust System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 61
6.5.2 Emergency Valve Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 62
6.5.3 Steady Flow/Defogger Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 62
6.5.4 Bias Device Adjustable Section of Demand Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 62
6.5.5 Neck Clamp and Yoke Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 62
6.5.6 Latch Catch Mechanism � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 62
Chapter 7 Breathing System Maintenance and Repairs � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 63
7.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 63
7.2 One Way Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 63
7.2.1 Disassembly Of The One Way Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 63
7.2.2 Reassembly of the One Way Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 64
7.3 Side Block Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 65
7.3.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 65
7.3.2 Side Block Assembly Removal� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 65
7.3.3 Separating the Side Block Assembly from the Helmet Shell � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 66
7.3.4 Side Block Assembly Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 68
7.4 Defogger Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 69
7.4.1 Disassembly of the Defogger Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 69
7.4.2 Cleaning and Lubricating� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 69
7.4.3 Reassembly of the Defogger Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 70
7.5 Emergency Valve Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 71
7.5.1 Disassembly of the Emergency Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 71
7.5.2 Cleaning and Lubricating � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 71
7.5.3 Reassembly of Emergency Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 72
7.5.4 Leak Testing the EGS Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 73
7.6 Bent Tube Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 74
7.6.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 74
7.6.2 Removal of the Bent Tube Assembly� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 74
7.6.3 Inspection of Bent Tube Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 75
VI
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
7.6.4 Installation of the Bent Tube Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 75
7.7 Hose Assembly (SL-17A only) � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 76
7.7.1 Hose Assembly Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 76
7.7.2 Hose Assembly Inspection “A” style Side Block � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 76
7.7.3 O-Ring Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 76
7.7.4 Hose Assembly Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 76
7.8.2 SuperFlow® Demand Regulator Test for Correct Adjustment, Fully Assembled � � � � � � � � � � � � � 77
7.8 SuperFlow® Demand Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 77
7.8.1 General Regulator Information � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 77
7.8.3 Inspection of SuperFlow® Regulator Body Interior � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 78
7.8.4 SuperFlow® Demand Regulator Bias Adjustment Servicing, Demand Regulator on the Helmet
79
7.8.5 Reassembly of the SuperFlow Regulator Adjustment System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 80
7.8.6 SuperFlow® Demand Regulator Removal from Helmet � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 81
7.8.7 Disassembly of the SuperFlow® Demand Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 82
7.8.8 Inspection of SuperFlow® Demand Regulator Parts � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
7.8.9 Reassembly of the SuperFlow® 350 Demand Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 87
7.8.10 Tuning the SuperFlow® Regulator� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 91
7.8.10.1 Important Notes on Regulator Adjustment � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 92
7.8.11 SuperFlow® Regulator Steady Flows When Pressured Up: Special Tools Used � � � � � � � � � � � � 93
7.8.12 Regulator Steady Flows When Pressured Up � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 95
7.8.13 Regulator has Low or No Flow When Pressurized � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 95
7.8.14 Unexplained Demand Regulator Free Flow � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 95
7.9 Oral Nasal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 96
7.9.1 Oral Nasal General Information � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 96
7.9.2 Oral Nasal Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 96
7.9.3 Inspection of Oral Nasal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 96
7.9.4 Oral Nasal Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 97
7.10 Quad-Valve™ Exhaust Assembly� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 98
7.10.1 Quad-Valve™ Assembly Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 98
7.10.2 Quad-Valve™ Exhaust Valve Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 99
7.10.3 SuperFlow® Regulator Exhaust Valve Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 102
7.10.4 Quad-Valve™ Assembly Installation � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.11 Water Dump Exhaust Body � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.11.1 Water Dump Valve Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.11.2 Water Dump Valve Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.11.3 Water Dump Valve Body Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.11.4 Water Dump Valve Body Remounting � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 103
7.12 Reinstalling the Quad-Valve™ Exhaust Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 105
7.13 Standard Old Style Single Exhaust Whisker PN# 510-554 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 106
7.13.1 Whisker Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 106
7.13.2 Reinstalling the Whisker � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 107
7.14 Double Exhaust Whisker � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 108
7.14.1 Double Exhaust Whisker Cleaning and Overhaul, Whisker PN# 525-102 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 108
7.15 Tri-Valve Exhaust Whisker� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 110
7.15.1 Demand Regulator Assembly Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 110
7.15.2 Replacing the Regulator Exhaust Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 110
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
®
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
VII
SuperLite® 17B
7.15.3 Tri-Valve Exhaust Valve Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 111
7.15.4 Installing the Tri-Valve Exhaust System onto the Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 113
7.16 Overpressure Relief / Bleed Valve Overhaul Procedures� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 114
7.12.1 Overpressure Relief Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 114
7.16.2 Overpressure Relief Valve Disassembly and Cleaning � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 114
7.16.3 Overpressure Relief Valve Reassembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 115
7.16.4 Overpressure Relief Valve Lift Check/Setting � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 115
Chapter 8 Corrective Maintenance� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 117
8.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 117
8.2 Yoke/Neck Clamp Assembly and Helmet Shell Inspection � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 117
8.3 Nose Block Assembly� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 119
8.3.1 Nose Block Assembly Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 119
8.3.2 Nose Block Device Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 120
8.4 Handle and Weights� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 121
8.4.1 Handle Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 121
8.4.2 Handle Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 122
8.4.3 Weight Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 123
8.4.4 Weight Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 123
8.5 Chin Strap and Yoke Strap � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 125
8.5.1 Chin Strap Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 125
8.5.2 Chin Strap Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 125
8.5.3 Removal of the Yoke Strap� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 126
8.5.4 Replacement of the Yoke Strap � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 126
8.6 Alignment Sleeve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 128
8.6.1 Sleeve Removal and Inspection� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 128
8.6.2 Sleeve Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 128
8.7 Port Retainer � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 129
8.8 Face Port � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 129
8.8.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 129
8.8.2 Face Port and Nose Block Device Removal� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 129
8.8.3 Face Port and Nose Block Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 130
8.8.4 Special Note Regarding Ports � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 132
8.9 Communications System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 133
8.9.1 General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 133
8.9.2 Earphone Inspection � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 133
8.9.3 Microphone Removal and Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 134
8.9.4 Earphone Removal and Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 135
8.9.5 Waterproof Connector � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 135
8.9.5.1 Connector Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 135
8.9.5.2 Connector Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 136
8.9.6 Communications Posts � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 137
8.9.6.1 Communications Post Removal � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 137
8.9.6.2 Communications Post Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 137
8.10 Neck Clamp/Yoke Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 138
8.10.1 Yoke � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 138
8.10.1.1 Yoke Removal and Disassembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 138
8.10.1.2 Yoke Replacement and Reassembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 140
VIII
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
8.10.2 Latch Catch Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 140
8.10.2.1 Latch Catch Mechanism Disassembly� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.2.2 Latch Catch Mechanism Reassembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.3 Neck Clamp Assembly � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.3.1 Neck Clamp Assembly Adjustment /Inspection� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.4 Neck Dam � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.4.1 Neck Dam Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Pre-84 and Cold Water Type Neck Dam � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Installation � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.4.2 Four Hole Method of Attaching Neck Dam to Hinge Tab� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.4.3 Patch Method of Attaching Neck Dam to Hinge Tab � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.10.4.4 Drawstring Type Neck Dam Installation � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.11 O-Ring Seal Replacement� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
8.12 Head Cushion Foam Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Chapter 9 Accessories � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.2 Hot Water Shroud General � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.2.1 Installation of the Hot Water Shroud � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.3 Low Pressure Inflator Hose Installation on the B Sideblock � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.4 Weld Lens & Weld Shield Assemblies � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.5 Use of Quick Disconnect � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.6 Double Exhaust System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
9.6.1 Double Exhaust Kit Installation� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Table of Equivalents� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Appendix 1: Torque Specifications � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Note on Torque Specifications � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Checklist, Maintenance, and Pre-Dive Inspections � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Appendix A2 Maintenance and Inspection Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Appendix 3 Supply Pressure Requirements & Tables � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �
Appendix 3 Table 1 Work Rate Expressed as Respiratory Minute Volume (RMV)* � � � � � � � � �
Appendix 3 Table 2 Compressor Supply Table SuperFlow® and SuperFlow® 350� � � � � � � � � �
Appendix 3 Table 3 SuperFlow® 350 Regulator High Pressure Regulated Source � � � � � � � � �
140
141
141
141
143
143
144
144
145
146
146
148
148
149
149
149
149
151
152
154
155
155
159
160
161
161
162
164
165
165
167
Appendix 4 Standard Kirby Morgan Surface Supply Pressure Formula Old Method � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 167
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
IX
SuperLite® 17B
Definition of Signal Words Used in this Manual
For your protection, pay particular attention to items identified by signal words in this manual. These terms are identified
as, CAUTION, WARNING AND DANGER. It is especially important for you to read and understand these sections.
DANGER
This word indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
This word indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This word indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
If English is not your native language and you have any difficulty understanding the language of any warnings as they appear in the manual, please have them translated.
WARNING
Este é um aviso importante. Queira mandá-lo traduzir.
WARNING
Este es un aviso importante. Sirvase mandario traducir.
WARNING
Quest è un avviso importante. Tradurlo.
Ceci est important. Veuillez traduire.
WARNING
WARNING
Diese Mitteilung ist wichtig. Bitte übersetzen lassen.
If you have any questions concerning this manual or the operation of your helmet, contact KMDSI (805)
928-7772 or by Email at [email protected] or Dive Lab Inc. (850) 235-2715 or at [email protected]
IMPORTANT: A word about this manual. We have tried to make this manual as comprehensive and factual as possible. We reserve the right, however, to make changes at any time, without notice, in prices, colors, materials, equipment, specifications, models and availability. Since some information may have been updated since the time of printing, please contact your local KMDSI dealer if you have any questions. Periodically KMDSI Operations and Maintenance Manuals are reviewed. Any updates/changes will be posted on the KMDSI website and may be downloaded for
insertion/correction.
Important Safety Information:This SuperLite® 17B diving helmet is intended for use by trained divers who have
successfully completed a recognized training course in surface supplied diving
X
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
WARNING
Follow all the instructions in this manual carefully and heed all safety precautions. Improper use of this diving helmet could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. (KMDSI) warns all divers who use Kirby Morgan diving helmets or masks to be sure to use only KMDSI original parts from a KMDSI authorized dealer. Although other parts, O-rings and fittings may appear to fit your Kirby
Morgan diving helmet or mask, they may not be manufactured to the same standards
maintained by KMDSI. The use of any parts other than KMDSI original parts may lead to
equipment failure and accidents.
WARNING
Diving in waters that are chemically, biologically, or radiologically contaminated is extremely hazardous. Although Kirby Morgan diving helmets may be adapted for use in
some contaminated environments, special training, equipment, and procedures are
necessary. Do not dive in a contaminated environment unless you have been thoroughly
trained and equipped for this type of diving.
Read this manual before using or maintaining the helmet, even if you have experience with other diving helmets. If
you have purchased the helmet new from a dealer, be sure to send in the warranty registration card so we may
keep you informed of any safety notices that affect this product. If you resell or loan this helmet to another diver,
be sure this manual accompanies the helmet and that the person reads and understands the manual. In addition to the
manual a log book should be used to log all repairs, maintenance and use.
WARNING
This helmet was completely checked and should be ready to dive as it was shipped
from the factory. However, it is always the diver’s responsibility to check all the components of the helmet prior to diving.
WARNING
Diving is a life threatening occupation. Even if you do everything right you can still be
killed or injured. None of the models of Kirby Morgan helmets or masks can prevent accidents, injuries or death due to improper training, poor-health, improper supervision,
improper job requirements, improper maintenance or acts of God.
WARNING
Any and all fiberglass repairs done to this helmet MUST be done by a KMDSI factory
trained repair facility. Painting is not recommended by KMDSI. Furthermore, many diving companies will not allow painted helmets to be used because painting can mask
previous fiberglass damage. KMDSI certified technicians are not responsible for certifying helmets free from damage during annual overhauls.
WARNING
Helmet shells can be re-gel coated by authorized/certified KMDSI trained technicians
that have received fiberglass training by KMDSI. Helmets that are to be painted for
cosmetic purposes, should be first, certified free of fiberglass damage by an authorized
KMDSI technician certified in fiberglass repair. A log entry should be made in the helmet log that the helmet was free of damage prior to painting. Keep in mind other KMDSI
technicians can refuse to work on helmet shells that have previously been painted or
repaired by non KMDSI certified persons.
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
XI
SuperLite® 17B
This manual is supplied to the original purchaser of this helmet. If you have any questions about the use of the helmet
or you need another copy of this manual, contact KMDSI or your nearest KMDSI dealer. It may also be downloaded
free from the KMDSI website at www.KirbyMorgan.com.
WARNING
KMDSI helmets and masks are intended for underwater use only and should only be
used by qualified divers that have received proper training in the use of this type of
equipment. KMDSI helmets and masks should not be used or worn without the appropriate life support systems, such as air or gas supplies and support personnel as described in this manual.
WARNING
KMDSI helmets and masks should never be used for motor sport racing, aviation /
space craft use, or for chemical warfare use. The helmet must never be used by persons in poor physical condition, by persons with previous head, neck, or back injuries
which could be aggravated by its use. The helmet should not be used by persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Furthermore, infants, children, or persons under
the age of 18 should never wear KMDSI helmets and masks. Failure to pay heed to the
above could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
Do not use KMDSI masks or helmets in currents exceeding 3.0 knots Use in currents
greater than 3 knots may allow water to enter the exhaust valve, possibly causing regulator flooding. This could lead to drowning.
WARNING
Surface-supplied diving can be a strenuous activity. The SuperLite®-17B weighs approximately 30 lbs. KMDSI recommends that persons with a previous neck or back injury
seek professional medical approval prior to engaging in surface supplied diving operations using the SuperLite®-17B. Use of the SuperLite®-17B with a pre-existing physical/
medical condition may result in death or serious injury.
If you have any questions regarding the use, maintenance, or operation of this helmet, contact KMDSI at (805) 9287772, fax: (805) 928-0342, or e-mail: [email protected]
Components requiring lubrication, should only be lubricated with oxygen compatible lubricants such as ChristoLube®, Flourolube, or Krytox®. Lubricants must be used sparingly and should not be mixed with other lubricants.
The information contained in this manual is intended to aid the user in optimizing the performance of this helmet.
The application of some of this information will depend on the diving situation and the use of associated equipment.
Many countries have specific laws and rules regarding commercial diving. It is important for the user to understand
the rules, regulations, and philosophy imposed by the governing, regulating bodies whenever using commercial diving
equipment.
XII
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
SuperLite® 17B
WARNING
Never use the helmet without first completing all pre-dive maintenance and set up
procedures. Failure to complete all pre-dive checks could result in helmet failure due to
problems with the incorrect set-up of the equipment. This could lead to serious personal injury or death.
WARNING
Always read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for any chemical - adhesive, cleaning agent, or lubricant - used on your Kirby Morgan helmet. Some of these chemicals
may cause serious bodily injury or death if used improperly or without the proper personal protective equipment.
Whenever KMDSI helmets or masks are used in European Countries, which have adopted the C.E. certification
programs, they must only be used with C.E. certified components. Diving operations should only be conducted within
the limits of the operational specifications, and in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the governing authority in the specific country or geographical location where the diving operations are being conducted. If
you have any questions concerning this manual or the operation of your helmet, contact KMDSI (805) 928-7772 or at
[email protected] or Dive Lab Inc. (850) 235-2715 or at [email protected]
© ⅯⅯⅩⅢ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Document # 130311001
XIII
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement