Viking HAZTECH

The Viking HAZTECH is a lightweight robust suit for diving in hazardous water conditions, particularly where there may be a danger of heat exhaustion in warm water or hot climatic conditions.

  • Lightweight but robust material
  • High frequency welded seams for maximum strength and safety
  • Easy to clean and decontaminate
  • Ideal for warm water / warm climate diving
  • Suitable for cold water diving (tested for flex cracking - no cracks detected after > 200 flexes down to -40° C)
  • Suitable for contaminated water diving operations
  • NEW! Available in a black version for stealth operations
  • Black version can be delivered without external logos and is fitted with a non-magnetic zipper as standard

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Viking HAZTECH

FABRIC

TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) outer layer in red or black, single coated onto a black knitted nylon fabric.
Average material weight is approx. 480 ± 40 g/m2

COLOUR

Red with black reinforcements or all black.

SEAMS

High frequency welded seams for maximum strength and safety. Heat applied internal seam tape.

REINFORCEMENTS

Black welded reinforcements applied to the shoulder area and elbows. Embossed knee pads welded above and below the knees.

Standards

  • EN 14225-2 approval
  • Hazmat (HZ) approval
  • BIO micro-organism approval
  • Tested for flex cracking according to EN ISO 7854 flex test method

ZIPPER

Welded Medium Duty (MD) PU zipper, 90 cm long.
Black suits are fitted with a non-magnetic zipper as standard. 

VALVES

Standard configuration includes the following valves mounted on rubber backing discs:

  • Central chest: Viking push protected inlet valve
  • Hose: CEJN fitting, 80 cm long
  • Upper left arm: Viking X2 exhaust valve with double mushroom valves for added protection

Alternative options:

  • Non magnetic inlet valves, HAZMAT inlet valve, non magnetic hoses
  • Non magnetic exhaust valves

NECK SEAL

The Viking HAZTECH is fitted with a Surveyor latex neck seal as standard.

Alternative options:
Bellows latex neck seal or the Viking Quick Neck collar system, which allows for quick changing of broken seals.

NOTE: Quick Neck collars are NOT recommended for contaminated water diving operations

HOOD OPTIONS

Viking HAZTECH suits may be fitted with a wide range of hood options as follows:

Surveyor latex hood + thermal inner hood, Nautic neoprene hood with smooth face seal, Smoothskin hood. Not recommended for contaminants other than biological.

Magnum HDS or Turbo HDS

YOKES

A full range of rubber yokes are available in NITECS material. SL27/37, Desco, AH3/AH5, Genesis, Gorski, Deepsea and Dräger

CUFFS 

Latex PRO cuffs are standard.

Cuff options: Bellows latex cuffs, conical cuffs.

Glove ring options:
In order to make the suit completely waterproof, it is possible to fit a HDS rubber cuff ring system, alternatively the Viking Bayonet Ring System. Both systems make the fitment of latex gloves or mittens possible.

BOOTS

Rubber coated 5 mm neoprene boots with a fin retainer are fitted as standard.

OPTIONS include Nitrile safety boots or PVC non safety wellington boots.

INCLUDED WITH EACH DELIVERY

Each suit comes supplied as standard with the following items:
Suspenders, carry bag, user manual, repair kit and zip care materials.

MATERIAL PROPERTIES 

 

PROPERTY

RESULT

STANDARD

 Thickness

 0.58 mm

 

 Weight

 480 ± 40 g/m2

 ISO 3801

 Tensile Strength

 Warp: 1078 N

 Weft: 434 N

 ISO 1421

 Tear Strength

 Warp: 37 N

 Weft: 32 N

 ISO 4674

 Puncture Resistance

 53 N

 prEN 863

 Abrasion Resistance

 After 5,000 cycles, weight loss 1 g

 ISO 5470-1 H18, 250 g

 

HZ RESULTS

CHEMICAL PERMEATION BT TIME (MINUTES)  PROTECTION INDEX
SULPHURIC ACID, H2 S04 (aqueous) MATERIAL  235 HIGH
  SEAM  254 HIGH
  ZIPPER  336 HIGH
SODIUM HYDROXIDE, NaOH, 50% (aqueous) MATERIAL  > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
ISOPROPANOL MATERIAL  116 HIGH
  SEAM  100 HIGH
  ZIPPER  140 HIGH
TOLUENE, 0.05% (aqueous) MATERIAL  > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
LIQUID B  MATERIAL  43 LOW
(70% ISOOCTANE & 30% TOLUENE) SEAM  47 LOW
  ZIPPER  56 LOW
LIQUID F  MATERIAL  > 480 HIGH
(80% PARAFFIN OIL & 20% METHYLNAPTHALENE) SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH

 

Minimum breakthrough time required: 20 minutes
Low Protection Index: 20 - 60 minutes  
High Protection Index: > 60 minutes  

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