Amron engineers designed the masks completely from scratch, using advanced technologies to improve on traditional BIBS Breathing Systems. The patent-pending mask features a rugged housing and stainless steel valve assemblies, greatly improving durability over competitors’
“We’re very excited to bring these advanced BIBS masks to the market because they are extremely reliable during extended usage and will stand up to the tough conditions usually found in hyperbaric chambers,” said Scott Ritchie, VP Manufacturing, Amron International. Some masks currently on the market can’t take the abuse while others are built using decades-old designs. We wanted to build a new mask from the ground up, giving divers in the deepest waters the best BIBS mask possible in the event of hyperbaric environment contamination. These divers have extremely difficult jobs, and the last thing they should have to worry about is their equipment. Both the divers and operators can rest assured these new Amron BIBS masks will perform to the designed depth limits of their deepwater saturation system.”
Both the Amron BIBS 450M Mask and the BIBS 350M Mask were tested and approved by NUI/Thelma in Norway and have been certified to meet the Norsok U-101:1999 requirements. The masks can be used with Air, Oxygen or Heliox.
Great care was also taken to make sure the masks would be as comfortable as possible. A flexible silicone oral-nasal has been designed to fit a wide range of face shapes and sizes. It surrounds both the nose and mouth, reducing strain on the nasal bridge and jaw. A new, mesh full-head support is lighter and more breathable, which greatly improves comfort. A unique microphone jack can be linked to an external speaker for clear communications with people outside the saturation system.
The BIBS 450M Mask and the BIBS 350M Mask are currently available for purchase on the Amron International website at http://www.amronintl.com/
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