VIKING™ HDS

The VIKING™ HDS sets the standard amongst vulcanised rubber drysuits. Made from NITECS, a material developed by Ansell Protective Solutions with a US patent applied. NITECS provides unsurpassed protection against chemical permeation along with extreme durability against wear and tear. The material offers a high protection index against aggressive chemicals including hydrocarbons.

  • Internal seams stitched and taped for security
  • External seams vulcanised for peace of mind
  • Highly resistant to aggressive chemicals including hydrocarbons
  • 5 times more abrasion resistant than the VIKING™ PRO material
  • Easy to clean and repair

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VIKING™ HDS

design

Rear entry.

suit material

Made from NITECS material, which is an HNBR rubber compound, coated onto a 2-way stretch knitted polyester lining.
Total material weight: 1050 +/- 100 g/m2.

SEAMS

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

REINFORCEMENTS

NITECS reinforcing material with a textured non-slip surface is fitted to high wear areas, such as around the zipper and across the shoulders. The trouser reinforcement extends around the thighs down to the knees and down the front of the legs and over the boots.

COLOUR

Black

Standards

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

ZIPPER

Heavy Duty (HD) non-magnetic; 90 cm long; placed across the shoulders.

The zipper is gas and watertight.

VALVES

Standard configuration, mounted on rubber backing discs:

  • VIKING™ Hazmat inlet valve with additional manual shut off function for emergency situations, positioned centrally on the chest
  • Hose: 80 cm long, CEJN fitting
  • VIKING™ X2 exhaust valve with 2 mushroom valves for added security, on the upper left arm

ALTERNATIVE VALVE OPTIONS:

  • Non-magnetic inlet valves; Non-magnetic hoses
  • Non-magnetic exhaust valves

NECKSEAL

Surveyor latex neck seal as standard.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:
Bellows latex neck seal or Neoprene neck seal. The suit may also be fitted with the VIKING™ Quick Neck system, which allows for quick changing of broken seals.

HOOD OPTIONS

VIKING™ HDS suits MUST be fitted with a hood for diving in contaminated water conditions.
We recommend the Magnum HDS Hood, which is manufactured from the same material as the suit.

YOKE OPTIONS

We offer a full range of helmet yokes manufactured from HDS material to match the suit, such as SL 27/37/47 etc., AH3/5, Desco, Deepsea, Genesis, Gorski and Dräger.

CUFFS 

Latex PRO cuffs are the standard fitment.

CUFF OPTIONS:
HD latex cuffs

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

The alternative is a plastic bayonet glove ring system with a plastic ring mounted on the sleeve, and a replaceable cuff held in place with a plastic ring.

Both systems make the fitment of a latex or Viton®/Butyl glove possible.

FOOTWEAR

The standard boot is an extension of the leg, with a heavy duty flexible HDS rubber outsole stitched and taped to the end. 
The outsole features a non-slip surface for grip. The heel has a fin strap retainer.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:
Rubber coated 5 mm neoprene boots; 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

1.20 mm +/- 0.10 mm

 

Weight

1050 gm/m2 +/- 100 gm/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 40,000 rounds to rubber breakthrough

ISO 5470-1 H18, 250 g

 

 HZ Test Results Table 

CHEMICAL PERMEATION BT TIME ( MINS. )  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  127 HIGH
(70% ISOOCTANE & 30% TOLUENE) SEAM  126 HIGH
  ZIPPER  48 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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