VIKING™ DIVERS DRESS

The VIKING™ DIVERS DRESS is based on the VIKING™ HD, and is manufactured with a touch of nostalgia for those divers who continue to dive using traditional helmets, like the Siebe Gorman 12 bolt. Built to replace the old canvas coated rubber suits, in a style more suited to 21st century demands for diving in water which may be contaminated.

  • Internal stitched and taped seams
  • External vulcanised seams
  • Easy to clean exterior when contaminated
  • Easy to repair in the field to minimise downtime
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • Most popular rubber collars available

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VIKING™ DIVERS DRESS

DESIGN

For use with helmet. No zipper; entry through the shoulder and collar. No valves; air related functions are handled through helmet controls.

suit material

Blend of natural and synthetic rubbers (NR/EPDM), on a 2-way stretch knitted polyester lining.
Total material weight: 1550 +/- 100 g/m2.

SEAMS

Internal: Stitched together with an elastic tape for security.
External: Vulcanised with a 25 mm rubber tape.

REINFORCEMENTS

Additional layers of  anti-slip textured rubber are applied to areas at risk of wear. The front of the legs from above the knee, down to the boots, and around the boots are protected from abrasion and puncturing.

COLOUR

Red with black reinforcements, or all black.

Standards

  • EN 14225-2:2005
  • HZ chemical approval
  • BIO micro-organism approval

ZIPPER

None fitted. Entry through the shoulder and collar.

VALVES

Not required. All air related functions are handled through helmet controls.

RUBBER COLLAR

The chosen rubber collar is first of all mounted onto the DIVERS DRESS material, and then attached to the suit by stitching, taping and eventual vulcanisation. A drip collar made from soft material is also mounted inside the rubber collar.

CUFFS 

Latex HD cuffs are fitted as standard.

GLOVE RING OPTIONS:
In order to make the suit completely waterproof, it is possible to fit a rubber cuff ring system with fixed external rubber ring, and loose stiff plastic ring which holds the latex seal in place.

This system allows for the use of latex or rubber mittens or latex gloves.

FOOTWEAR

The standard boot is an extension of the leg, formed over a metal foot former to provide the shape. Additional layers of textured rubber are added for durability. The boots have no outsole, in order that they may be used in conjunction with heavy overboots.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:
Nitrile safety boots; PVC wellies.

INCLUDED WITH EACH DELIVERY

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

Coated Fabric

Property Result Standard
 Thickness  1.50 mm +/- 0.10 mm  
 Weight  1550 g/m2 +/- 100 g/m2  ISO 3801
 Tensile Strength

 Warp: min 800 N / 50 mm

 Weft: min 650 N / 50 mm

 ISO 1421
 Tear Strength

 Warp: min 45 N

 Weft: min 45 N

 ISO 4674
 Puncture resistance  Min 60 N  pr EN 863
 Abrasion Resistance  Min 12,000 rounds to rubber breakthrough  ISO 5470-1 H18, 250 g

 

 

HZ Test Results Table 

CHEMICAL PERMEATION BT TIME (MIN)  PROTECTION INDEX
SULPHURIC ACID, H2S04 (aqueous) MATERIAL   > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
SODIUM HYDROXIDE, NaOH, 50% (aqueous) MATERIAL   > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
ISOPROPANOL MATERIAL  > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
TOLUENE, 0.05% (aqueous) MATERIAL  > 480 HIGH
  SEAM  > 480 HIGH
  ZIPPER  > 480 HIGH
LIQUID B  MATERIAL  42 LOW
(70% ISOOCTANE & 30% TOLUENE) SEAM  38 LOW
  ZIPPER  48 LOW
LIQUID F  MATERIAL  309 HIGH
(80% PARAFFIN OIL & 20% METHYLNAPTHALENE) SEAM  135 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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