Apeks MTX-R

The Military have been using Apeks regulators for over 20 years. Apeks have now developed a military specific regulator, the MTX. 

Based on the Apeks MTX, the MTX-R is the recreational version of the military regulator, designed to perform in the very coldest of conditions. 

Research and Development

The MTX-R has been developed in accordance with the US NEDU (Navy Experimental Diving Unit) and have been tested in extreme cold water. Very few regulators on the market can meet the requirements on this extreme test. 

FEATURES: 

- Over-moulded first-stage end cap and environmental diaphragm to prevent internal freeze that could cause a free flow in extreme circumstances.

- Forged 1st stage body gives maximum thermal performance. Ribbed diaphragm on the 1st stage ensures improved heat exchange in cold water conditions.

- Parallel turret ports allow for improved hose orientation.

 -Simple to use 2nd stage with no dive adjustment controls and a reduced chance of free flow.

- Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort.

- Patented heat exchanger surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipating the cold gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water. 

MTX Second Stage Demand Valve

Simple to use with no dive controls, pre-settable cracking effort or venturi control by an Aqualung approved qualified technician.

- High performance pneumatically balanced lever operated poppet valve.

- Large diver friendly self-flushing controllable purge button.

- Front cover with over-moulded elastomer bumpers incorporates a formed chrome plated brass plate improving durability of the demand valve.

- Large protective elastomer bumpers on the side and on the top to protect the demand valve from impacts and scratches in the most vulnerable places.

- Reversible second stage for either a left or right hand gas supply.

- Hard wearing, satin chrome.

- All gas contact moulded parts are produced using an active protection additive that kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, and is also very effective against viruses, mould, yeast and algae.

- Large heat exchanger fitted to help reduce second stage freezing.

- Integrated bungee necklace with lock out feature for retaining demand valve in the mouth of an unconscious diver during rescue and to assist with jaw fatigue.

- Nitrox/Oxygen compatible 

MTX First Stage Regulator (DIN & Yoke Connection)

- Over balanced for superior performance.

- Compact environmentally sealed diaphragm system completely eliminating the maintenance issues associated with silicone, oil or grease filling.

- Recommended for frequent use in cold or contaminated water.

- Environmental over-moulded endcap & diaphragm that helps prevent ice build-up that can cause first stage free flow in extreme circumstances. Also protects the first stage from impact damage.

- Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort.

- 5 x 3/8” UNF medium pressure ports & 2 x 7/16” UNF high pressure ports.

- The 5th 3/8” UNF medium pressure port includes a protective bumper when not in use.

- Forged first stage body with heat exchanging ribs for maximum thermal performance.

- Angled HP ports for optimal hose routing and fitting transmitters.

- Forged rotating turret with medium pressure ports in a parallel direction for improved hose orientation.

- Tested for Octopus use - EN250A to 60 meters cold water.

- Nitrox/Oxygen compatible 

SPECIFICATIONS

Part number:

AP0060 – MTX 1st and 2nd stage with yoke connection.

AP0061 – MTX 1st and 2nd stage with DIN connection.

AP0063 – MTX 1st stage DIN connection
AP0062 – MTX 1st stage yoke connection

AP0064 – MTX 2nd stage

Weight:

DIN connection (Total weight including hose) – 1.193kg (2.63lbs)
Yoke connection (Total weight including hose) – 1.339kg (2.95lbs)

 

Materials:
First Stage – PVD and chrome plated brass, reinforced main diaphragm, stainless steel springs,

Second Stage – PVD and chrome plated brass, stainless steel spring,
O-Rings – Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
Hoses – In-liner Polyurethane Compound, inner braid of Polyester Thread, outer layer braid of Nylon Thread.

 

Maximum working pressure:
First Stage DIN - 300bar (4351 psi)
Yoke clamp connection - 232bar (3365 psi)

 

Medium supply pressure:
9-10 bar (131-145psi)

 

Temperature Range:
Storage -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Working Temperature 0.5°C to 55°C (32.9°F to 131°F for cold water use)

 

Intended use:

Open circuit self-contained compressed gas diving apparatus. Suitable for military and professional use in all scuba diving conditions.

 

Maintenance Recommendations:
To be serviced bi-annually by an authorised trained technician.

(Please see service manual for further details).

 

Maintenance Kit Part Number:

AP0241 - First Stage
AP0219 - Second Stage

 

Certified By:
Germanischer LLoyd
Certificate number – CE 0078


Tested and manufactured in accordance with:
Personal Protective Equipment Directive 1989 (PPE) 89/686/EEC, Pressure Equipment Directive & European Environmental Directives, which include;

- EN250A:2014 for Respiratory Equipment - Open Circuit Self Contained Compressed Air Diving Apparatus including annex ‘A’ for auxiliary air supply (octopus)
- EN13949 Respiratory equipment. Open-circuit self-contained diving apparatus for use with compressed Nitrox and oxygen
- EN12209 Gas cylinders. Outlet connections for gas cylinder valves for compressed breathable gas. 

PRICE:

AP0060       MTX-R REGULATOR YOKE      24,390.50   ​Baht

AP0061       MTX-R REGULATOR DIN         24,390.50   ​Baht

AP0067       MTX-R REGULATOR + MTX-R OCTOPUS YOKE     31,290 Baht

AP0068       MTX-R REGULATOR + MTX-R OCTOPUS DIN        31,290 Baht

AP0067/4-1       MTX-R REGULATOR YOKE + MTX-R OCTOPUS + APEKS PRESSURE GAUGE CONSOLE     34,390 Baht

AP0068/4-1       MTX-R REGULATOR DIN + MTX-R OCTOPUS + APEKS PRESSURE GAUGE CONSOLE        34,390 Baht

AP0067/4-1M       MTX-R REGULATOR YOKE + MTX-R OCTOPUS +SPG (MFLEX)     34,790 Baht​

AP0068/4-1M       MTX-R REGULATOR DIN + MTX-R OCTOPUS +SPG (MFLEX)        34,790 Baht​

AP0067/4-2       MTX-R REGULATOR YOKE + MTX-R OCTOPUS + PRESSURE/DEPTH     37,390 Baht

AP0068/4-2       MTX-R REGULATOR DIN + MTX-R OCTOPUS + PRESSURE/DEPTH        37,390 Baht

AP0067/4-2M       MTX-R REGULATOR YOKE + MTX-R OCTOPUS + PRESSURE/DEPTH (MFLEX)     37,790 Baht

AP0068/4-2M       MTX-R REGULATOR DIN + MTX-R OCTOPUS + PRESSURE/DEPTH (MFLEX)        37,790 Baht

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