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Operations & Maintenance Manual
for the EXO Original
and EXO Balanced Regulator Full Face Mask
Part #: 100-030
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
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.
© ⅯⅯⅩⅤ Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This manual is made available for the express use
of 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 # 151015003
EXO Full-Face Mask Manual
CAUTION
KMDSI must have your current address to ensure that you receive all safety notices and
other important information concerning the mask. Please notify KMDSI of any change
of address.
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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.
Change Number
Date
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03/20/2009
03/24/2010
01/21/2011
04/06/2011
03/22/2012
06/13/2012
04/18/2013
Description of Change
Changed warning format. Added chapter on general maintenance and sanitation.
Renamed photos. Layout in Adobe InDesign. Added additional warning on use in
petroleum environments, and avoidance of use of chemical thread lockers.
Added new information on compressor supply pressures for low-pressure systems.
New photographs of EXO-BR. Updated drawings
Changed regulator adjustment procedure. New pressure range for EXO regulators
specified 135-150 p.s.i.g. Added recommendation for locking sleeve quick disconnect fitting. Regulator mount nut should be tightened to 100 inch pounds.
Table of contents redesign.
Updated chapter 1 and copyright.
Updated warranty information and table of equivalents
Updated earphones throughout manual
Added CE certification info
Update copyright date to roman numerals
Updated overpressure relief valve torque specs, verbiage and "head protector" to
"hard shell"
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EXO Full-Face Mask Manual
Table Of Contents
Record Of Changes � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � III
About this Manual � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � VII
Definitions of Signal Words Used in this Manual � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � VII
Warranty Information � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 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 Operating Instructions � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.2 First Use and Pre-Dive Set-Up � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.3 Pre Dress-in Procedure � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.4 Visual Inspection � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.5 Clean Face Port � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 9
2.6 Adjusting the Equalizer EXO Standard or BR� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 10
2.7 Checking Regulator Functions & Preparing the EXO for Use In SCUBA Mode.� � � � � � � � � � 11
2.8 Test the Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 12
2.9 Wireless Communications � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 12
2.10 Using the EXO in the Surface-Supplied Mode � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 13
2.11 Testing the Manifold Block � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 14
2.11.1 Testing the One-Way Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 14
2.11.2 Testing the Emergency Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 14
2.12 Diver’s Harness � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 15
2.13 Installing the Manifold Block on the Diver’s Harness� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 15
2.14 Bail-Out Bottle (Emergency Air Supply) � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 16
2.15 First Stage Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 16
2.16 Over-Pressure Relief Valve � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 17
2.17 Configuring Your Emergency Gas System� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
2.18 Connecting the Hoses to the Manifold Block � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
2.19 Use of Quick-Disconnect� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
2.20 Connecting the Umbilical to the Mask � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
2.21 Opening the Breathing Gas Supply to the Mask � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
2.22 Fogging Prevention � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
2.23 Proper Hood Fit � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 23
2.24 Recommendations for Donning and Removing � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
2.25 Donning the EXO Mask� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
2.26 Removal of the EXO Mask � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 26
Chapter 3 Diving With The EXO Full-Face Mask � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.2 Water Entry � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.3 Regulator Adjustment � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
3.4 Spider Adjustment � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28
3.5 Purging the Mask� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28
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3.6 Procedures to Follow for Loss of Breathing Gas � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 29
Chapter 4 Post Dive Procedures And General Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
4.1 Introduction � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
4.2 Required tools, Sealing, Cleaning Agents, Lubrication � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
4.3 Component and Parts Cleaning � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
4.3.1 Component and Parts Lubrication � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 31
4.4 Disconnecting the Mask from the Diving System � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 32
4.5 Daily Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 33
4.6 Inspection Procedures � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 34
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7.14 Post Dive Maintenance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 82
Appendix Breathing Gas Requirements EXO Balance Regulator FullFace Mask � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.2 Regulator Performance � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.2.1 EXO-BR® Regulator � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.2.2 Minimum Operating Temperature � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.3 Cage Code � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.5 CE Approved� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.5.1 CE Approved � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.5.2 Notifying Body � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.4 CR Standards � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 85
8.5.3 Notifying Body � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 86
8.6 Operational Specifications & Limitations for Surface-Supplied Diving � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 86
-Umbilical minimum I.D. 3/8” (9.5 mm) of not more than two sections, total length not to
exceed 600 feet (183m).� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 86
8.6.1 Using the EXO-BR Regulator with a Low Pressure Compressor Supply � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 87
8.6.2 Using the EXO-BR Regulator Low-Pressure Compressor Supply Pressure Requirements
Table � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 87
8.6.3 Using a High-Pressure Breathing Gas Supply� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 91
Appendix II EXO Full-Face Mask Transport And Storage � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 93
9.1 Helmet Transport And Storage � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 93
9.1.1 One EXO® Full Face Masks � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 93
9.1.2 Two EXO® Full Face Masks � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 94
9.2 Use of Kirby Morgan Original Replacement Parts � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 95
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About this Manual
The information in this manual is intended to aid the user in optimizing the performance of this mask. This
manual gives reference to using EXO- 26 masks in open circuit scuba mode as well as in surface supplied diving mode. The use of some of this information will often depend on the use of associated support equipment
and operational scenarios. It is not the intention of this manual to teach diving techniques, but rather to give
the user the required technical information to allow Kirby Morgan helmets and masks to be integrated with the
complete diving system.
Definitions 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.
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.
WARNING
This word indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
DANGER
This word indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
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.
WARNING
Ceci est important. Veuillez traduire.
WARNING
Diese Mitteilung ist wichtig. Bitte übersetzen lassen.
If you have any questions regarding the information in this manual, or the operation of your mask, call KMDSI
at (805) 928-7772
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This EXO Full Face Mask is intended for use by trained divers who have successfully completed a recognized training
course in the use of a full face mask, and if used in the surface supplied mode, an approved surface supplied diving course.
Read this manual before using or maintaining the mask, even if you have experience with other full-face masks. If you
have purchased the mask new from a dealer, be sure to send in the warranty registration card so we may keep you in-
WARNING
Follow all the instructions in this manual carefully and heed all safety precautions. Improper use of this diving mask could result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. (KMDSI) warns all divers who use the EXO Full Face
Mask to use only KMDSI original spare parts from a KMDSI authorized dealer. Although
other parts, O-rings and fittings may not to be manufactured to the same standards
maintained by KMDSI. The use of any spares other than KMDSI original parts may lead
to equipment failure and accidents.
WARNING
Diving in an environment that is chemically, biologically, or radiologically contaminated is
extremely hazardous. Although the EXO Full Face Mask 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.
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 full-face masks can prevent accidents, injuries
or death due to improper training, lack of health, improper supervision, improper job
requirements, improper maintenance or acts of God.
WARNING
DO NOT dive this mask in water containing high concentrations of petroleum based
chemicals. DO NOT use any chemical locking liquids anywhere on the mask. DO NOT
use any type of aerosol sprays on the mask. These chemicals can attack, damage, and
compromise the structural integrity of the plastic parts on the mask . Clean the mask
using only mild soap and water.
formed regarding any safety notices that affect this product. If you resell or loan this mask to another diver, be sure this
manual accompanies the mask and that the person reads and understands the manual.
This manual is supplied to the original purchaser of this mask. If you have any questions about the use of the mask or
you need another copy of this manual, Part Number 100-030, contact KMDSI. If you have any questions regarding the
use, maintenance, or operation of this mask, contact KMDSI at (805) 928-7772
All Kirby Morgan helmets, masks, and low pressure demand regulators must not be used with oxygen mixtures in excess
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WARNING
This mask 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 mask prior to diving.
WARNING
The EXO comes from the factory lubricated for oxygen service. If the exo
is to be used for enriched air or oxygen use it must be carefully maintained
and cleaned in accordance with this manual. components requiring Lubrication must be only be lubricated with an oxygen compatible lubricant such
as Christo Lube or Krytox. Any breathing mixture containing an oxygen
content greater than 23% oxygen is considered enriched gas.
of 50% oxygen by volume without first ensuring all low pressure (less than 225 psig, 15.5 bar) gas transporting components have been cleaned for oxygen service. Only oxygen compatible lubricants such as Krytox™ and ChristoLube™
should be used on components requiring lubrication and lubricants should be used sparingly. Never mix different types
of oxygen compatible lubricants. Helmets or masks used primarily for air diving and occasionally for enriched gas use
should be cleaned at more frequent intervals than helmets used for mixed gas diving only.
The Kirby Morgan SuperFlow 1st stage scuba regulator, as well as all Kirby Morgan dive control consoles and highpressure gas components (greater than 225 p.s.i.g., 15.5 bar) should not be used with pure oxygen, Nitrox, or any breathing
gas containing more than 23.5 % oxygen by volume. The first stage is not intended for use with enriched gas mixtures.
WARNING
KMDSI regards the use of any breathing gas mixture greater than 50% oxygen
to be treated as oxygen. This belief is in keeping with the recommendations
set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Compressed
Gas Association (CGA), and the American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM).
WARNING
Kirby Morgan “High Pressure Components” (greater than 225 p.s.i.g., 15.5 bar)
must not to be used with pure oxygen, Nitrox, or any breathing gas mixtures
with oxygen content greater than 23.5 % by volume. Using oxygen mixtures
in excess of 23.5 % by volume may lead to a fire or explosion, which could
result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
Any diving helmet, full face mask, regulator, control console or breathing life
support item manufactured or sold by KMDSI must not be used with breathing gas mixtures in excess of 50% oxygen without first ensuring that all gas
transporting components have been cleaned for oxygen service, have oxygen compatible soft goods lubricated with an approved oxygen compatible
lubricant such as Krytox or Christo Lube grease.
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Operational specifications and limitations for surface supplied air diving and scuba diving for United States
use, and a separate chart for European Union use are presented on Page 4. The information has been separated
because of the differences imposed or required by certain regulating bodies. Whenever Kirby Morgan diving
equipment is used in countries that have adopted CE Certification, only CE certified components can be used
and all components must be part of the tested certified configuration.
It is important for the user to understand the rules, regulations, and philosophy imposed by the governing or
regulating bodies whenever diving operations are being planned or conducted. Diving operations must 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. Technical questions regarding this equipment should be directed to Dive Lab Inc., of 1415
Moylan Road, Panama City Beach Florida. Telephone 850 235-2715, Fax 850-235-0858 e-mail - [email protected]
The original language of the Kirby Morgan Manuals is English. Translation into other languages will be provided
upon request. KMDSI may charge a fee for these services.
Warranty Information
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc. warrants every new mask, helmet, or KMAC 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 headliners. 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. 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.
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EXO Balanced Regulator Full-Face Mask
HEAD HARNESS (SPIDER)
MASK FRAME
BUCKLE
LENS (VIEWPORT)
EARPHONE
REGULATOR
REGULATOR
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
COMMUNICATIONS MODULE
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