liu 330

liu 330

MANUAL: IN-LINE

FOAM EDUCTOR

MANUAL FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

WARNING

Read instruction manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the manual and receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. Users who have not read and understood all operating and safety instructions are not qualified to operate this eductor.

operation, servicing, and safety procedures associated with the eductor.

This instruction manual is intended to familiarize firefighters and maintenance personnel with the

This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.

95

GPM

Eductor

UL201

Inlet 200 psi (14 bar)

Consult Manual for Hoselay and Nozzle Selection.

95

GPM

Eductor

WARNING

Read manual before use.

MODEL

UE-095

® 800-348-2686 www.tft.com

UL211

Inlet Pressure:

200 PSI (13.8 Bar)

Maximum

Back Pressure:

130 PSI (8.9 Bar)

Concentration Settings

Off, 1/4%, 1/2%, 1%, 3%, 6%

Models: 125 GPM (475 l/min)

95 GPM (360 l/min)

60 GPM (227 l/min)

TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.

Made in USA • www.tft.com

©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2004-2007

DANGER

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE

The member companies of FEMSA that provide emergency response equipment and services want responders to know and understand the following:

1. Firefighting and Emergency Response are inherently dangerous activities requiring proper training in their hazards and the use of extreme caution at all times.

2. It is your responsibility to read and understand any user's instructions, including purpose and limitations, provided with any piece of equipment you may be called upon to use.

3. It is your responsibility to know that you have been properly trained in

Firefighting and /or Emergency Response and in the use, precautions, and care of any equipment you may be called upon to use.

4. It is your responsibility to be in proper physical condition and to maintain the personal skill level required to operate any equipment you may be called upon to use.

5. It is your responsibility to know that your equipment is in operable condition and has been maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

6. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in death, burns or other severe injury.

FEMSA

Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 147, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • www.FEMSA.org

2800 E Evans Ave • Valparaiso , IN 46383-6940 USA

800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155

LIU-330 March 14, 2007 Rev02

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 MEANING OF SIGNAL WORDS

4.3 FOAM COMPATIBILITY

2.0 SAFETY

4.4 FOAM CONSUMPTION

3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

3.1 PART IDENTIFICATION

3.2 GENERAL OPERATING

INSTRUCTION

3.3 CLEANING EDUCTOR

4.0 FOAM SELECTION

4.1 CLASS A FOAM

4.2 CLASS B FOAM

5.0 MAXIMUM HOSE LAY

6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION

7.0 TROUBLE-SHOOTING

8.0 WARRANTY

9.0 DRAWING AND PARTS LIST

10.0 FOAM BUCKET ARRANGEMENT

10.1 FOAM SUPPLY LOGISITICS

11.0 MAINTENANCE

1.0 MEANING OF SIGNAL WORDS

A safety related message is identified by a safety alert symbol and a signal word to indicate the level of risk involved with a particular hazard. Per ANSI standard Z535.4-1998 the definitions of the three signal words are as follows:

DANGER

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

2.0 SAFETY

The eductor is designed for Class A and Class B foam concentrates. If you intend to use the eductor for liquids other than Class A and

Class B concentrates and water, we urge you to contact the Task Force Tips Engineering Department. The use of other liquids may void the warranty and subject the user to hazards not addressed in this manual. The user assumes all risks for non-intended uses.

Make sure there is enough foam concentrate prepared before fighting fire. TFT’s eductors are calibrated 15% more than the nominal rate, or half percent point, which ever is less. Per FOAM EQUIPMENT AND LIQUID CONCENTRATES – UL

162, the liquid concentrate induction rate of a proportioner, expressed as a percentage of the flow rate of the mixed water plus concentrate solution, shall be minus zero (0) percent, plus thirty (30) percent of the manufacturer’s specified induction rate or one percent point, whichever is less.

Make sure the meter head set to OFF position and the correct nozzle and hose lay are securely attached to the eductor before the hose line is charged.

Make sure the nozzle gallonage matches eductor’s gallonage.

Make sure the hose lay does not exceed the maximum listed in the operating instruction.

Make sure that the meter head is set to the correct concentration for the type of foam being used. Foam concentrates can be ineffective if not used at the correct percentage.

DANGER

Lack of foam can place operator at risk of injury or death. Establish foam flow before advancing into hazardous situations. Make sure you do not run out of foam concentrate before the task is complete. Check concentrate level periodically and keep an adequate supply on hand.

WARNING

Do not use Class A foam on Class B fires or Class B foam on Class A fires. Note: Some foam concentrates are universal and can be used on Class B fires and spills and as a wetting agent on

Class A fires. (Refer to foam concentrate manufacturer’s recommendations for proper foam choice.)

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WARNING

WARNING

Improper use of foam can result in injury or damage to the environment. Follow the foam concentrate manufacturer's instructions and fire service training to avoid the following:

• Using the wrong type of foam on a fire, i.e. Class A foam on Class B flammable liquid fire

• Mishandling of concentrates

• Plunging foam into pools of liquid fuels

• Directing foam onto yourself or other personnel

There is a wide variety of foam concentrates. Each user is responsible for verifying that any foam concentrate chosen to be used with this unit has been tested to assure that the foam obtained is suitable for the purpose intended.

3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

Eductor Types:

UE-060-NF

UE-095-NF

UE-125-NF

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 1.5"NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 1.5"NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 1.5"NH

UE-060-NJ

UE-095-NJ

UE-125-NJ

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 2.5"NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 2.5"NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 2.5"NH

UE-060-IF

UE-095-IF

UE-125-IF

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 1.5"NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 1.5"NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 1.5"NPSH

UE-060-IJ

UE-095-IJ

UE-125-IJ

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 2.5"NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 2.5"NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 2.5"NPSH

The eductor proportioning rate ranges from 0 .25%,0 .5%, 1%, 3%, to 6%.

TFT’s eductors can be used with 0.25% or 0.5% class A foam concentrates for wildland, rural and urban fire suppression on Class A fuels (wood, paper, combustible materials). On Class A materials the eductors are intended to be used for direct extinguishment, overhaul, and wetting of fuels. Some foam concentrates are corrosive, we recommend using only Class A concentrates that have received USDA and USFS approval.

On class B materials, the eductors are primarily intended for vapor suppression or extinguishment. They can be used with high viscosity 1%, 3%, 6%, 3x3% and 3x6% Alcohol Resistant Class B concentrates on flammable liquids containing polar solvents.

The eductor can also be used with plain AFFF concentrates rated at 1%, 3%, or 6%, with various freeze protected foams, and with FFFP foam types. These foams generally have a lower viscosity than the calibration viscosity of the TFT eductor and will be inducted faster than expected resulting in stronger concentrations. While this does not degrade foam quality, it does reduce the operating time for a given foam supply.

Standard inlet operating pressure is 200 psi on all eductors (1400 kPa/14 bar).

3.1 PART IDENTIFICATION

PUSH BUTTON TO

BACK FLUSH.

METERING HEAD

TURN KNOB TO SET

PROPORTIONING RATE.

PROPORTIONING INDICATOR

RETRACT THE LOCKER RING

TO UNLOCK.

RELEASE THE LOCKER RING

TO ENGAGE.

CHECK DISK

36" LONG 1" ID CLEAR HOSE

(Not to Scale)

20" LONG 1" OD WAND

(Not to Scale)

EDUCTOR BODY

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EXIT

3.1 PART IDENTIFICATION cont.

The eductor can be split into two parts by grasping the locking ring and retracting it fully to separate the metering head from the eductor body. All the foam passageways can easily be inspected. The foam passageway into the eductor contains a free-floating check disk with three fins. The check disk is pressure activated to keep water from coming out of the fire hose and back into the foam pail.

The metering head contains a red back flush button that can be depressed to open the check disk.

The metering head also has a large proportioning knob that can be rotated to align a ball valve to six different detent positions: Off ¼%

½% 1% 3% 6%. Each foam setting has a precision sized metering orifice in the valve ball. The eductor cannot be operated between settings, as the metering orifices will not line up properly. The setting on the proportioning knob lines up with the white indicator ball.

3.2 GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTION

1) Choose the right foam concentrate (see section 4)

2) Lay the right hose (see section 5)

3) Connect the right nozzle (see section 6)

4) Charge the hose and open the nozzle fully to establish the water flow.

5) Adjust the pump pressure so the eductor inlet is set at 200 PSI.

6) Put the wand in the bucket and rotate the percentage knob to the desired concentration.

3.3 CLEANING EDUCTOR

After use take the wand out of the bucket and turn down the pump pressure below 75 PSI. Shut off the nozzle. Restrain the wand and expect a rapid discharge of water especially at 6% setting. Push the red flush button and run fresh water through the wand and metering head on each setting until there is no visible foam in the flush water.

Retract the lock ring to remove the metering head. Turn off the water supply and remove the eductor from the hose so that any remaining foam residue can be washed from the wand, metering head, and eductor.

CAUTION

Do not back flush above 75 PSI. Rapid back flush discharge from the wand could cause injury. The back flush push button is pressure activated and must not be forced at pressures over 75 PSI (5 bar).

4.0 FOAM SELECTION

Actual foam concentrations vary with changes in water flow, foam concentrate temperature and viscosity. The user must verify that the concentrate’s performance is suitable for use in their application. In all cases, the manufacturer’s recommendations must be followed.

CAUTION

Class A foam concentrates are generally less viscous than Class B foam concentrates. Using 1%

Class B foam percentage setting to educt Class A foam, may cause the actual Class A foam percentage to be more than 1%.

4.1 CLASS A FOAM

SOLID FUEL - CLASS A

CLASS A FOAM

Recommended using Class A foam that meets USDA Forest Service “Interim Requirements for Foam for Wildland Fires,

Aircraft or Ground Application” or NFPA 298 “Foam Chemicals for Wildland Fire Control.”

MOP UP & OVERHAUL

OPERATIONS

WILDLAND &

EXPOSURE PROTECTION

Apply as needed for penetration, isolation, cooling, and smothering.

Apply with low expansion nozzle for:

- soaking and penetration of fuel

- greater stream reach

Apply with medium expansion nozzle for:

- greater coverage

- longer lasting

- insulating

4 straight stream nozzle low expansion nozzle piercing nozzle medium expansion nozzle

4.2 CLASS B FOAM

LIQUID FUEL - CLASS B

HYDROCARBONS

Fuels that are mostly distilled from crude oil or vegetable matter. Will not mix with water.

POLAR SOLVENTS

A flammable liquid that mixes with water. Examples are alcohol's, amines, ethers, esters, aldehydes, and ketones. In firefighting, any flammable liquid which destroys regular foam is generally referred to as a polar solvent.

AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam)

AR (Alcohol Resistant Foam)

AR (Alcohol Resistant Foam)

UNIGNITED

May apply at less than rates for ignited. Be capable of increasing to ignited rates if needed.

Apply with

MEDIUM EXPANSION

NOZZLE for vapor suppression

UNIGNITED

Application rates:

Use foam manufacturer's recommendations for handheld nozzles.

Apply with

MEDIUM EXPANSION

NOZZLE for vapor suppression

4.3 FOAM COMPATIBILITY

CAUTION

Do not mix different types of foam concentrates or foams of the same type from different manufacturers. Mixing of foam concentrates can cause the contents of the foam tank to gel and produce unpredictable results. Clean tank and foam passages thoroughly when changing foam types.

Medium Expansion Nozzle

— produces the greatest expansion ratios. It should be used on Class B fuels for vapor suppression and Class A fuels when a longer lasting insulating layer of drier foam is desired.

Low Expansion Nozzle

— can be used with either Class A or B foam solutions. Reach is slightly less than the smooth bore. It should be used on Class B fires for extinguishment and Class A fuels to soak the fuel with a wet foam solution.

Straight Stream Nozzle

— is for Class A foam solutions. Foam expansion will be negligible. It should be used where maximum reach or penetration is desired.

4.4 FOAM CONSUMPTION

The following tables indicate the theoretical foam concentrate flow rate and the time it will take to empty a 5 gallon container of various concentrates with eductors of different ratings.

60 GPM Eductor

Setting Foam Time To Empty

Class 5 Gallons

1/4%

1/2%

A

A

33 min 20 sec

16 min 40 sec

1%

3%

6%

B

B

B

8 min 20 sec

2 min 47 sec

1 min 23 sec

Foam

Flow Rate

0.15 gpm

0.3 gpm

0.6 gpm

1.8 gpm

3.6 gpm

95 GPM Eductor

Time To Empty

5 Gallons

20 min 50 sec

10 min 25 sec

5 min 16 sec

1 min 45 sec

53 sec

Foam

Flow Rate

0.24 gpm

0.5 gpm

1.0 gpm

2.9 gpm

5.7 gpm

5

125 GPM Eductor

Time To Empty

5 Gallons

16 min

8 min

4 min 0 sec

1 min 20 sec

40 sec

Foam

Flow Rate

0.3 gpm

0.6 gpm

1.3 gpm

3.8 gpm

7.5 gpm

4.4 FOAM CONSUMPTION cont.

1. The class A foam used for calibration is the “Knock Down” from National

Foam. The calibration viscosity is 20 Centipoise.

2. The class B foam used for calibration is the “Universal Plus 3% /6% Alcohol

Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam” (AR-AFFF) from National Foam.

The calibration viscosity is 2892 centipoise tested with Brookfield #3

Spindle @ 30 rpm.

3. TFT’S eductors were calibrated with 1 ¾” Conquest Hose.

UE-060-NF calibration hose length is 300 ft.

UE-095-NF calibration hose length is 250 ft.

UE-125-NF calibration hose length is 150 ft.

Actual calibrated rate for each setting and the foam concentrate used for calibration

SETTING ACTUAL RATE FOAM CLASS

1/4%

1/2%

0.287%

0.575%

A

A

1%

3%

6%

1.15%

3.45%

6.5%

B

B

B

Per UL-162, TFT’s eductors are calibrated 15% more than the nominal rate, or half percent point, which ever is less. Therefore actual time to empty 5 gallons is less than the values in table.

5.0 MAXIMUM HOSE LAY

The maximum hose lay is based on the back pressure. Pushing the foam solution thru the hose and nozzle causes back pressure on the eductor exit. If the back pressure is over 130 PSI the eductor will not work. However, when proportioning rate is no more than 1%, 140psi back pressure is acceptable.

Elevation loss adds to the back pressure when the nozzle is higher than the eductor. For each foot in vertical height there is 0.4 PSI elevation loss.

WARNING

Do not exceed 130 PSI back pressure. Excess back pressure causes loss of foam flow resulting in risk of injury or death from an ineffective stream. Verify that adequate foam flow is established and maintained.

The following table shows the reference friction loss based on water flow, hose length and size. To calculate the back pressure, add the nozzle pressure, hose friction loss, and elevation pressure loss together, and make sure the sum does not exceed 130 psi.

TFT Inline Eductor Maximum Hose Lay and Elevation Chart

60

95

125

1-1/2

1-3/4

1-1/2

1-3/4

1-3/4

2

3% - 6% Solution Up to 1% Solution

System Flow

GPM

Hose Size

Inch

100 psi Nozzle

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

75 psi Nozzle 100 psi Nozzle 75 psi Nozzle

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

200

100

200

100

300

100

450

150

100

10

10

10

50

10

50

10

50

10

150

350

250

100

200

150

400

250

100

600

400

150

900

600

250

200

100

10

50

10

50

10

50

50

100

10

50

100

10

50

100

10

100

300

150

150

100

450

250

700

400

150

350

200

10

50

50

10

50

10

50

10

50

10

50

10

200

100

450

350

200

250

200

100

550

400

250

800

600

300

1200

900

500

300

50

100

10

50

100

10

50

100

10

50

100

10

50

100

10

50

100

10

6

TFT Inline Eductor Maximum Hose Lay and Elevation Chart (Metric)

System Flow l/min

Hose Size mm

230

360

475

38

45

38

45

45

50

3% - 6% Solution

7 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

Elevation

Meter

5 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

Elevation

Meter

60

30

60

30

45

30

90

30

140

3

15

3

3

15

3

3

15

3

105

75

30

60

45

120

75

30

185

120

45

275

185

75

60

45

15

3

15

3

15

30

3

30

15

30

3

15

3

15

30

3

Up to 1% Solution

7 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

Elevation

Meter

5 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

Elevation

Meter

30

105

60

90

45

45

140

75

215

120

45

30

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

140

105

60

75

60

30

170

120

75

245

185

90

365

275

150

90

60

30

15

30

3

15

30

3

15

30

3

15

30

3

15

30

3

15

30

3

Friction loss varies with different brand hoses. Please specify the friction loss of your own hose.

The nominal flow of the eductor is the sum of water plus foam concentrate when set at 6%. The eductor should always have 200 psi at the inlet. The water flow does not change with different percentage settings, however, the inducted foam concentrate will change when the percentage setting is changed. Therefore, the total flow exiting the eductor is lower at .25% than at 6%. Lower flow rate helps reducing nozzle pressure and hose friction loss. Longer hose can be used when proportioning rate is less because less work is needed to move less concentrate.

6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION

Eductors work with any nozzle whose gallonage is equal or larger than eductors’. However, if a larger gallonage nozzle is used, the reach of nozzle and the proportioning rate of the eductor will be compromised.

Fog-type nozzles have the greatest reach in the straight stream position. The finished foam is produced as the stream projects forward, and the greatest expansion is at the end of the stream. While straight stream gives maximum reach, it can also splash flammable liquids if not carefully applied. The stream impact can be softened by deflecting the stream off nearby objects. The stream can also be trimmed to a 10-15 degree pattern which gives good reach and creates a softer “snow-flaking” effect at the end of the stream.

The expansion ratio is the amount of finished foam produced compared to the volume of foam concentrate/water solution used to generate the foam. For Example: A 10:1 expansion ratio will produce 950 GPM of finished foam from a 95 GPM nozzle. Non-aspirated automatic nozzles can produce expansion ratios of 6-8:1 when measured at the end of the stream. By maintaining a constant nozzle pressure, automatic nozzles keep the velocity of the stream high. Large amounts of air are pulled into the stream and mix with the foam concentrate/water solution as the stream leaves the nozzle.

Air-aspirating devices, such as the TFT FOAMJET, allow a wider selection of foam concentrates to be used, and can produce a better quality of finished foam. Air-aspirating attachments will, (1) improve the 1/4 drain time, (2) produce a more uniform bubble structure, (3) improve the burn back resistance of the finished foam, and (4) the foam blanket is visibly thicker. This thicker foam blanket has better vapor suppression and is longer lasting than foam from non-aspirated nozzles. The final expansion ratio and, therefore, the amount of finished foam, depends on the type of foam concentrate being used.

WARNING

The nozzle must be operated fully open to prevent excessive back pressure which will prevent foam pickup. Lack of foam can result in injury or death.

The following tables list the compatibility between eductors and nozzles. NOTE: A 75 psi nozzle will result in lower nozzle pressure

and shorter stream reach.

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6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION cont.

Nozzle

Name

Twister

Nozzle model #

F2060, FS2060, FS2060P

Bubble Cup F2060BC, FS2060BC

FS2060BCP

Thunderfog FT200*, FTS200*

Ultimatic B*

Quadrafog FQ125**, FQS125**

UE-060 EDUCTOR 60 GPM

Water Flow

Setting GPM

60

60

Nozzle

Pressure psi

100

100

Low Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

BUILT IN

60

10-125 or 10-100

60

100 or 75

100 or 75

100 or 75

NONE

FJ-U

FJ-LX-FQ

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

FJ-MX-F

NONE

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-UMX

FJ-MX-FQ

UE-095 EDUCTOR 95 GPM

Nozzle

Name

Twister

Nozzle

Model#

F2095, FS2095, FS2095P

Bubble Cup F2095BC, F95BC, FS2095BC

FS95BC, FS2095BCP, FS95BCP

Quadrafog FQ125**, FQS125**

Water Flow Nozzle Low Expansion

Setting GPM Pressure PSI Foam Attachment

95

95

95

100

100

100 or 75

NONE

BUILT IN

FJ-LX-FQ

95

95

100

100 or 75

FJ-LX-HM

NONE

Metro 1 ME1*

Thunderfog FT200*, FTS200*, FT250*

Ultimatic

FTS250*, JT250*, JTS250*

B*

Mid-Matic HM-**

HML-*

Mid-Force HMD-**

HMDL-*

Handline H-**

HL-**

Dual-Force HD-**

HDL-**

10-125 or 10-100

70-200

70-200

70-200

70-200

95-300

95-250

95-300

95-250

100 or 75

100

75

100

75

100

75

100

75

FJ-U

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

FJ-H

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

FJ-MX-F

NONE

FJ-MX-FQ

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-UMX

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-HMX

Nozzle

Name

Nozzle

Model#

MAX-FORCE MDF12A, MDJ12A

MAX-MATIC MDF18A, MDJ18A

MDF17A, MDJ17A

Quadrafog FQ125**, FQS125**

Metro 1

Metro 2

ME1*

ME2*

ThunderFog FT200*, FTS200*, FT250*

Mid-Matic

FTS250*, JT250*, JTS250*

HM-**

HML-**

Mid-Force HMD-**

Handline

HMDL-**

H-**

HL-**

Dual-Force HD-**

HDL-**

UE-125 EDUCTOR 125 GPM

Water Flow

Setting GPM

100-500

100-500

Nozzle Low Expansion

Pressure PSI Foam Attachment

100

100

NONE

100-500

125

125

125

125

70-200

70-200

70-200

70-200

95-300

95-250

95-300

95-250

80

100 or 75

100

75

100 or 75

100

75

100

75

100

75

100

75

FJ-LX-FQ

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

NONE

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

FJ-H

8

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

FJ-MX-FQ

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-HMX

7.0 TROUBLE-SHOOTING

SYMPTOM

Weak Foam or

No Foam

POSSIBLE CAUSE

Eductor picks up too much foam

Percentage Knob is set at higher percentage

Eductor inlet pressure is lower than 200 psi

Wrong metering head

REMEDY

Select desired percentage

Set the eductor inlet pressure to 200 psi

Use correct metering head

Out of foam or nearly empty

Percentage knob is OFF or in wrong percentage

Percentage ball is plugged or partially plugged

Refill Tank

Select desired percentage

Take off the meter head, clean out debris in the percentage ball

Hose being used which is too long or too small in diameter

Change the hose to correct length and diameter per

5.0

Pump pressure is too low or too high Set eductor inlet pressure at 200 psi (13.8 bar)

Hose kinks

Pick up tube plugged or partially plugged

Nozzle is not fully open

Nozzle size is smaller than eductor’s rating

Debris in nozzle

Foam gets thick when cold

Straighten the kinked hose

Clean out the plugged pick up tube

Fully open the valve on the nozzle

Select a nozzle with equal or larger gallonage than eductor’s

Flush nozzle to clean out debris. If it didn’t work, retreat, take off the nozzle and clean out the gasket grabber.

Select Another Foam

8.0 WARRANTY

Task Force Tips, Inc., 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of its nozzles and other equipment (“equipment”), and to anyone to whom it is transferred, that the equipment shall be free from defects in material and workmanship during the five (5) year period from the date of purchase.

TFT’s obligation under this warranty is specifically limited to replacing or repairing the equipment (or its parts) which are shown by

TFT’s examination to be in a defective condition attributable to TFT. To qualify for this limited warranty, the claimant must return the equipment to TFT, at 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940 USA, within a reasonable time after discovery of the defect. TFT will examine the equipment. If TFT determines that there is a defect attributable to it, it will correct the problem within a reasonable time. If the equipment is covered by this limited warranty, TFT will assume the expenses of repair.

If any defect attributable to TFT under this limited warranty cannot be reasonably cured by repair or replacement, TFT may elect to refund the purchase price of the equipment, less reasonable depreciation, in complete discharge of its obligations under this limited warranty. If TFT makes this election, claimant shall return the equipment to TFT free and clear of any liens and encumbrances.

This is a limited warranty. The original purchaser of the equipment, any person to whom it is transferred, and any person who is an intended or unintended beneficiary of the equipment, shall not be entitled to recover from TFT any consequential or incidental damages for injury to person and/or property resulting from any defective equipment manufactured or assembled by TFT. It is agreed and understood that the price stated for the equipment is in part consideration for limiting TFT’s liability. Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

TFT shall have no obligation under this limited warranty if the equipment is, or has been, misused or neglected (including failure to provide reasonable maintenance) or if there have been accidents to the equipment or if it has been repaired or altered by someone else.

THIS IS A LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY ONLY. TFT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO THE EQUIPMENT ALL IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO

WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE MADE BY TFT BEYOND THAT STATED IN THE DOCUMENT.

This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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9.0 DRAWING & PARTS LIST

6

7

4

5

ITEM DESCRIPTION

1

2

10-24 X 1/2 SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW

PALM BUTTON - RED ANODIZE

3 RETAINING RING 11/16" EXTERNAL

8

9

10

11

BUTTON SPRING

PROPORTIONING KNOB

SPRING HELICAL COMPRESSION

3/16" BALL - TORLON

O-RING-008 3/16 ID 1/16 C/S

BACK FLUSH PIN

O-RING-115 11/16 ID 3/32 C/S

BALL 60 GPM - NO GROOVES

12

BALL 95 GPM - 1 GROOVE

BALL 125 GPM - 2 GROOVES

7/64 X 5/8 HDP SPIROL PIN

10

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

3

3

1

1

QTY.

1

1

1

PART NO.

VT10-24SH500

UE250

VR4285

UE205

UE240

VM4195

V2120-TORLON

VO-008

UE220

VO-115

UE230

UE231

UE232

VP109X625H

9.0 DRAWING & PARTS LIST

21

22

23

24

25

17

18

19

20

ITEM DESCRIPTION

13 METER LABEL 60GPM - EDUCTOR

METER LABEL 95GPM - EDUCTOR

14

15

16

METER LABEL 125GPM - EDUCTOR

METER HEAD

BALL 3/8" - POLYETHYLENE

SEAT: PROPORTIONING BALL

O-RING-117 13/16 ID 3/32 C/S

BARB FITTING

HOSE CLAMP

SUCTION HOSE 1"ID 1.25"OD CLEAR

SUCTION WAND

SPRING - LOCKER RING

O-RING-219 1-5/16 ID 1/8 C/S

LOCATION RING

1/4" BALL - 302 STAINLESS STEEL

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

LOCKER

CHECK DISK

NAME LABEL - 60GPM EDUCTOR

NAME LABEL - 95GPM EDUCTOR

NAME LABEL - 125GPM EDUCTOR

EXIT 60 GPM 1.5"NPSH - NO GROOVES

EXIT 60 GPM 1.5"NH - NO GROOVES

EXIT 95 GPM 1.5"NPSH - 1 GROOVE

EXIT 95 GPM 1.5"NH - 1 GROOVE

EXIT 125 GPM 1.5"NPSH - 2 GROOVES

EXIT 125 GPM 1.5"NH - 2 GROOVES

INTERSECTION

O-RING-216 1-1/8 ID 1/8 C/S

BLENDING TUBE 60GPM - NO GROOVES

BLENDING TUBE 95GPM - 1 GROOVE

BLENDING TUBE 125GPM - 2 GROOVES

3/16" BALL - 302 STAINLESS STEEL 33

34

35

36

37

38

39

O-RING-134 1-7/8 ID 3/32 C/S

1/4-28 X 3/16 SOCKET SET SCREW

COUPLING 1.5"NPSH

COUPLING 1.5"NH

GASKET - 1.5" HOSE COUPLING

COUPLING 2.5" NH ROCKERLUG

COUPLING 2.5" NPSH ROCKER LUG

GASKET - 2.5" HOSE COUPLING

UE210

UE225

UL210

UL211

UL212

UE100IF

UE100NF

UE101IF

UE101NF

UE102IF

UE102NF

UE120

VO-216

UE110

UE111

UE112

V2120

PART NO.

UL200

UL201

UL202

UE235

VB375PE

UE335

VO-117

UE310

UE340

UE320

UE330

UE215

VO-219

UE245

V2125

VO-134

VT25-28SS187

HM697I

HM697N

V3130

HM677N

HM677I

V3190

1

1

1

34

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

2

1

1

1

QTY.

1

1

1

1

1

1

Parts 11, 29, and 32 are flow calibrated as indicated by the number of grooves.

CAUTION

Do not intermix metering heads with eductor bodies of different flow rates. Intermixing can cause weaker or stronger foam than expected resulting in risk of injury as the ability to control the fire is compromised.

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10.0 FOAM BUCKET ARRANGEMENT

The foam suction hose is matched to the eductor and must not be lengthened or foam flow will be reduced resulting in weak foam. (as shown in location D). The other three locations (A, B, & C) show the recommended foam bucket arrangement.

CASE A

CORRECT

CASE B

CORRECT

CASE C

CORRECT

CASE D

INCORRECT

10.1 FOAM SUPPLY LOGISTICS

When using class B foams for extinguishing burning pools of liquids a continuous foam supply is essential. Foam flow may be interrupted by not changing foam buckets quickly or by switching the metering head to OFF. Foam buckets can be difficult to move or open quickly, therefore training and planning for a continuous foam supply is recommended.

DANGER

Lack of foam can place operator at risk of injury or death. Establish foam flow before advancing into hazardous situations. Make sure you do not run out of foam concentrate before the task is complete. Check concentrate level periodically and keep an adequate supply on hand.

11.0 MAINTENANCE

Eductor does not need regular maintenance. However, make sure the eductor is fully cleaned after each usage. Otherwise, the foam concentrate may dry inside and around the percentage ball resulting in plugged metering orifices. Look down inside metering head and check valve to insure clean passageways.

TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.

Made in USA • www.tft.com

©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2004-2007

2800 E Evans Ave • Valparaiso , IN 46383-6940 USA

800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155

LIU-330 March 14, 2007 Rev02

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