<![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:30:08 +0000 http://www.amronintl.com/skin/frontend/base/default/images/rsslogo.jpg <![CDATA[Amron International Blog]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 7 of 2015: Product Change]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-7-of-2015-product-change/ Bulletin #7 of 2015 - May 26, 2015

Subject: Product Change


Effective immediately, 530-145 Locknuts no longer included with Kirby Morgan Band Mask® Hoods. 510-712 replaces 525-740.


Products Affected:

Standard (foam face seal) Hood Assemblies with Lock nuts: 525-740.

Molded Face Seal Hood Assemblies: P/Ns 525-730, 525-731, 525-732, 525-733, 525-734, 525-735, 525- 736, 525-737

Mask Spares Kit 18/28: P/N 525-327.

Overseas Spares Kit 18/28: P/N 525-319.


530-145 lock nuts have been shipping along with spare BandMask® hoods since January 2004. Reference bulletin, Change to Product #1 of 2004. These locknuts are no longer included. Explanation below.


The primary example of the “spare BandMask® Hood” most of you are familiar with is the 525-740.

P/N 510-712 is the standard hood you have been receiving when ordering P/N 525-740, and the hood that is the standard on all production BandMasks®.

This lock nut was used only in the very first, original model Hood & Keeper Kit (ref. Bulletin #4 of 2003). The original model Band Keepers became obsolete March 2004, no longer requiring the 530-145 lock nut. A much easier & efficient band keeper kit was introduced late April 2004 (ref. an “All Dealer Faxed Notice May 11, 2004). Locknuts were shipping with hoods as an assurance that anyone still using the original keepers receive a new lock nut (an extra was also included) for the bottom band keeper when changing the hood. The 530-145 nut is a one-time use only lock nut.

If some customers do still happen to be using the original band keepers, they may purchase replacement lock nuts.

No other part number changes. No price changes at this time.


Kirby Morgan strongly recommends the use of band keepers on all KMB 18 and 28 BandMasks®:


525-172 Band Keepers with Hood

525-121 Band Keeper Kit, No Hood


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Wed, 27 May 2015 16:16:10 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 6 of 2015: Maintenance & Repair]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-6-of-2015-maintenance-and-repair/ Bulletin #6 of 2015 - May 4, 2015

Subject: Maintenance & Repair


This bulletin is to serve as a reminder of an important difference in installation procedure between the port retainer screws for the fiberglass helmets verses those of the stainless steel helmets.


When reinstalling the port retainer screws on fiberglass helmets, DO NOT use Loctite® thread locker.


When reinstalling the port retainer screws on stainless steel helmets, Loctite® 248 Medium Strength, non-drip thread locker is used.


The above and more detailed information on procedure, torques and thread locker requirements will also be found in the Operations & Maintenance Manuals.


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Fri, 08 May 2015 17:37:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 5 of 2015: Product Change]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-5-of-2015-product-change/ Bulletin #5 of 2015 - April 27, 2015

Subject: Change to Product


550-232 Sleeves for the sealed pull pins now marked with groove, effective immediately.


Products Affected:

550-232 Pull Pin Sleeve (sold in the 525-112 Sleeve Kits only. Two per kit.)

525-112 Pull Pin Sleeve Kit


When used with the stainless steel helmets, Kirby Morgan recommends shortening the sleeves (550-232) a small amount, for improved fit and function. A groove marking the best area to trim the sleeve is now machined into the material around the small end of the sleeve, as shown on the bulletin.


Again, the 550-232 Sleeves are sold only in kits of two, 525-112. The kit contains instructions on trimming when used with the Kirby Morgan stainless steel helmets.



Kirby Morgan does not recommend trimming earlier sleeves that do not have the machined groove.

NOTE: Sleeves with grooves are shipping now. Order 525-112 Pull Pin Sleeve Kit.

There is no change to price or part number at this time.


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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:51:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Kirby Morgan Bulletin 4 of 2015: New Products]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/kirby-morgan-bulletin-4-of-2015-new-products/ Bulletin #4 of 2015 - March 18, 2015

Subject: New Products Bulletin


525-769 Conversion Kit, 455 Regulator for KM 77

525-116 Front Standoff Kit

525-395 Conversion Kit, Rex Regulator for 37SS


1. 525-769 Conversion Kit, 455 Regulator for KM 77 – This kit contains the new 455 Balanced Regulator and stainless steel pod assembly for easy conversion of the KM77 to the top of the line 97 Helmet! The kit also contains the 525-630 455 Regulator Tool Kit, 510-747 Oral Nasal Mask, and 555-155 “Standard” Bent Tube, as well as nuts and tie wraps.

2. 525-116 Front Standoff Kit **– This kit provides two 540-039 Front Standoffs that serve as “front legs” to help protect the swing catch assembly, sealed pulled pins and other components from damages if the helmet is set down too hard. Two 530-059 Screws, one to attach each standoff, are also in the kit.


**NOTE: The 560-074 Bottom Ring attached to the fiberglass shells or bottom ring machined into the stainless steel shells must have the special recesses to accept the standoffs. Please refer to Bulletin # 12 of 2014 for more information – (No retrofit, unless the bottom of the helmet has the recesses.)


3. 525-395 Conversion Kit, Rex Regulator for 37SS – This kit contains the Rex Regulator and stainless steel pod assembly for easy conversion of the 37SS into the higher performing KM77. The kit also contains the 555-173 KM77 Bent Tube, 510-743 Oral Nasal Mask, and 510-741 Water Dump Valve, as well as a mount nut, gasket, and washer).

Kirby Morgan Regulator Conversion Kits

Above, the main components of the 525-769 and 525-395 kits, respectively. See above for full kit contents.


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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:28:04 +0000
<![CDATA[Unique Seaflex Gangway Testing Bags Product Line]]> http://www.amronintl.com/blog/unique-seaflex-gangway-testing-bags-product-line/ As with Unique Seaflex's entire range of water-filled test weights, Gangway Testing Bags draw upon the top-quality design and construction principles proven in service over many years with Seaflex's flagship WaterLoad™ range.


For Your Peace of Mind:

  • Designed and manufactured in general accordance with our long-established ranges of WaterLoad™ bags and Lifeboat Testing Kits
  • Constructed from advanced Trevira™ materials for a long life span and reduced risk of in-service damage
  • Six strong strop attachments assist handling and securing when dry or semi-filled, to ensure an evenly spread load


For Your Ease of Operation:

  • Light dry weight enhances ease of use and reduces down time between tests
  • Reduced handling of the full test weight reduces manpower requirements and increases safety
  • High quality all metal colour coded quick connect couplings are both extremely robust and easy to use
  • Multiple bag combinations enable unlimited test weight options


Click to view full Unique Seaflex Gangways Testing Bags Spec Sheet

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:32:19 +0000