LKB-100-S

LKB-100-S
MANUAL: Twister® and
BubbleCup® Nozzles
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Read instruction manual before use. Operation of this nozzle without understanding the manual
and receiving proper training can be dangerous and is a misuse of this equipment. Call 800-3482686 with any questions.
WARNING
This instruction manual is intended to familiarize firefighters and maintenance personnel with the
operation, servicing and safety procedures associated with the Twister and BubbleCup Handline
fire fighting nozzles.
WARNING
This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.
TWISTER
FS2095BC
20/95 GPM
BUBBLECUP
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
TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.
MADE IN USA • www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2002 - 2010
Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Service Association
P.O. Box 147, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • www.FEMSA.org
3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA
800-348-2686 • 219- 462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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Table Of Contents
1.0 MEANING OF SIGNAL WORDS
1.1 SAFETY
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
2.1 VARIOUS MODELS
2.1.1 COMMON MODELS AND TERMS
2.2 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE COVERS
2.3 MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
3.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
3.1 FLOW CONTROLS
3.1.1 TIP ONLY NOZZLES
3.1.2 BALL SHUTOFF
3.2 PATTERN & FLUSH CONTROL
3.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
4.0 BUBBLECUP NOZZLES
5.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
5.1 REACH & TRAJECTORY
5.1.1 TWISTER & BUBBLECUP FLOWS
5.1.2 METRIC TWISTER & BUBBLECUP FLOWS
6.0 USE WITH SALT WATER
7.0 FOAMJET MX WITH TWISTER NOZZLES
8.0 FIREGROUND USE OF TWISTER & BUBBLECUP NOZZLES
9.0 FIELD INSPECTION
10.0 INSPECTION CHECKLIST
11.0 ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
12.0 DRAWINGS AND PARTS LIST
13.0 WARRANTY
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY 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 Z535.6-2006, the definitions of the four signal words are as follows:
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
NOTICE
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
1.1 SAFETY
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
An inadequate supply of nozzle pressure and/or flow will cause an ineffective stream and can
result in injury, death or loss of property. See flow charts in Section 5.0 or call 800-348-2686
for assistance.
Failure to restrain nozzle reaction can cause firefighter injury from loss of footing and/or stream
protection. Nozzle reaction will vary as supply conditions change: such as opening or closing
other nozzles, hose line kinks, changes in pump settings, etc. Changes in spray pattern or
flushing will also affect nozzle reaction. The nozzle operator must always be positioned to
restrain the nozzle reaction in the event of those changes.
Injury from whipping can occur. If nozzle gets out of control or away from operator, retreat from
nozzle immediately. Do not attempt to regain control of nozzle while flowing water.
Nozzle reaction will vary as supply conditions change: such as opening or closing other nozzles,
hose line kinks, changes in pump settings, etc. Changes in spray pattern or flushing will also
affect nozzle reaction. The nozzle operator must always be prepared in the event of those
changes. Failure to restrain nozzle reaction can cause firefighter injury from loss of footing and/
or stream protection.
If nozzle gets out of control or away from operator, retreat from nozzle immediately. Do not
attempt to regain control of nozzle while flowing water. Injury from whipping can occur.
Large amounts or pieces of debris may be unflushable and can reduce the flow of the nozzle
resulting in an ineffective flow. In the event of a blockage, it may be necessary to retreat to a safe
area, uncouple nozzle and remove debris.
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WARNING
Water is a conductor of electricity. Application of water solutions on high voltage equipment
can cause injury or death by electrocution. The amount of current that may be carried back to
the nozzle will depend on the following factors:
• Voltage of the line or equipment1
• Distance from the nozzle to the line or equipment
• Size of the stream
• Whether the stream is solid or broken
• Purity of the water2
Electrostatic Hazards of Foam Blanketing Operations by Peter Howels. Industrial Fire Safety July/August 1993
The Fire Fighter and Electrical Equipment,
The University of Michigan Extension Service, Fourth Printing 1983. Page 47.
1
2
CAUTION
CAUTION
Fire streams are capable of injury and damage. Do not direct water stream to cause injury or
damage to persons or property.
Do not couple aluminum to brass. Dissimilar metals coupled together can cause galvanic
corrosion that can result in inability to unscrew threads or complete loss of thread
engagement.
CAUTION
The nozzle may become damaged if allowed to freeze while containing water. Always drain
after use to avoid damage and possible loss of use.
CAUTION
Nozzle must be mated to a hose line with matched threads. Mismatched or damaged threads
may cause nozzle to leak or uncouple from hose under pressure and could cause injury.
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Task Force Tips Twister and Bubblecup nozzles are hand-held nozzles with clean far reaching straight stream. They are
adjustable from straight stream to a wide fog pattern. Their rugged construction is compatible with the use of fresh water as well as
fire fighting foam solutions. The nozzles are constructed of hard anodizes aluminum, stainless steel, rubber and engineering grade
polymers. A summary of each nozzle’s characteristics is shown in the tables below.
WARNING
This equipment is intended for use by trained personnel for firefighting. Their use for other
purposes may involve hazards not addressed by this manual. Seek appropriate guidance and
training to reduce risk of injury.
2.1 VARIOUS MODELS
SERIES
MODEL
STANDARD
COUPLING SIZE
GALLONAGE SETTINGS
(GPM AT 100 PSI)
C
TWISTER
3/4 GHT
10, 24
D
TWISTER or BUBBLECUP
1 NH
10, 24
D
TWISTER or BUBBLECUP
1 NH
10, 40
F
TWISTER or BUBBLECUP
1-1/2 NH
20, 60
F
TWISTER
1-1/2 NH
20, 95
F
BUBBLECUP
1-1/2 NH
95 Single Gallonage Only
The C series Twister is available in a tip-only nozzle configuration. The D and F Series Twisters and Bubble Cups
are available in tip-only, ball-valve, or ball-valve with pistol grip configurations.
NH (National Hose Threads per NFPA #1963) threads are standard on all nozzles. Other threads such as NPSH (National Pipe
Straight Hose threads per ANSI/ASME #B1.20.7) can be specified at time of order.
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2.1.1 COMMON MODELS AND TERMS
CONTR
OL
OW
FL
STREAM
SHAPER
OFF
ON
COUPLING
NAME LABEL
RUBBER
GASKET
TIP ONLY NOZZLE
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
and PISTOL GRIP
PISTOL
GRIP
FIGURE 1 COMMON MODELS AND TERMS
2.2 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
The TFT Twister and BubbleCup with lever type valve handles are supplied with black valve handle covers and pistol grips. The
handle covers and pistol grips are available from TFT in various colors for those departments wishing to color code the nozzle to the
discharge controls. A colored handle cover set will be sent upon receipt of the warranty card by TFT. Your department’s name can
also be engraved on the covers (see warranty card for more information).
Handle covers are replaceable by removing the four screws that hold the handle covers in place. Use a 3/32” allen wrench when
replacing screws. Pistol grip is replaceable by following TFT instruction sheet LTT-108.
For standardization NFPA 1901 (A-4-9.3) recommends the following color code scheme:
Preconnect #1 or Bumper Jump Line
Preconnect or discharge #2
Preconnect or discharge #3
Preconnect or discharge #4
Preconnect or discharge #5
Preconnect or discharge #6
Preconnect or discharge #7
Foam Lines
Orange
Red
Yellow
White
Blue
Black
Green
Red w/ White border (Red/White)
Other Colors Available:
•
•
•
•
Gray
Pink
Purple
Tan
2.3 MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum nozzle inlet pressure with
valve shutoff*
Twister 300 psi
Operating temperature range of fluid
Storage temperature range
Materials used
20 bar
BubbleCup 300 psi
20 bar
33 to 120º F
1 to 50º C
-40 to 150º F
-40 to 65º C
Aluminum 6000 series hard anodized MIL8625 class 3 type 2,
stainless steel 300 series, nylon 6-6, nitrile rubber
*Consult Factory for higher pressure applications
3.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
3.1 FLOW CONTROL
3.1.1 LEVER TYPE FLOW CONTROL
On models that use a lever type valve handle, the nozzle is shut off when the handle is fully forward. The ball valve allow the nozzle
operator to regulate the flow of the nozzle depending on the need or what can be safely and effectively handled. TFT recommends
the use of a pistol grip for easier handling. For additional stress reduction, a hose rope or strap may also be used. This permits more
effective use and ease of advancement, while minimizing strain and fatigue.
3.1.2 TIP ONLY NOZZLES
Tip only nozzles have NO shut off valve contained within the
nozzle and MUST be used with a separate ball valve attached
to the nozzle.
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3.1.2 BALL SHUTOFF
Models with a ball valve are shut off when the valve handle is fully forward. Pulling back on the handle opens the valve. Open valve
slowly to avoid sudden changes in nozzle reaction. Note: In partially-open positions a ball valve will cause turbulence and adversely
affect stream quality. Close valve slowly to prevent water hammer.
3.2 PATTERN AND FLUSH CONTROL
3.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
TFT’s Twister and BubbleCup Nozzles have full pattern control from straight stream to wide fog. Turning the STREAM SHAPER
clockwise (as seen from the operating position behind the nozzle) moves the SHAPER to the straight stream position. Turning the
SHAPER counterclockwise will result in an increasingly wider pattern.
Since the stream trim point varies with the flow, the stream should be “trimmed” after changing the flow to obtain the straightest
and farthest reaching stream. To properly trim a stream, first open the pattern to a narrow fog. Then close the stream to parallel to
give maximum reach. NOTE: Turning the shaper further forward will cause stream crossover and reduce the effective reach of the
nozzle.
The nozzle reaction is greatest when the shaper is in the straight stream position. The nozzle operator must be prepared for a change
in reaction as the pattern is changed.
Low & High / Straight Stream
Low & High / Medium Fog
High /Wide Fog
FIGURE 2 CHANGING PATTERN AND FLOW SETTINGS
WARNING
Large amounts of debris can reduce the flow of the nozzle resulting in an ineffective flow. In the
event of a blockage it may be necessary to retreat to a safe area, uncouple nozzle and remove
debris.
4.0 BUBBLECUP NOZZLES
The Bubble Cup nozzle is capable of producing aspirated foam as well as a conventional straight stream and wide protective fog
pattern. The Bubble Cup functions just like the Twister nozzle (see section 3.0) when the gray sleeve is in the retracted position
as in figure 3A.
To use the aspirating feature of the Bubble Cup, the nozzle operator need only slide the gray sleeve portion of the nozzle forward.
When the sleeve is in the fully-extended position, a white line on the shaper will be visible at the base of the gray sleeve as in
figure 3B. Rotation of the shaper when the sleeve is extended will provide the nozzle operator control of reach and aspiration. If an
immediate wide protective fog pattern is needed, the sleeve can be retracted instantly to its regular position.
SHAPER
ASPIRATING
SLEEVE
FS2095BC
20/95 GPM
FS2095BC
20/95 GPM
EXTENDED TO
WHITE LINE
A) Retracted Position
B) Extended Position
FIGURE 3 BUBBLE CUP OPERATING POSITIONS
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5.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
At each gallonage setting the nozzle is set to a predetermined fixed orifice. Relationship of flow and nozzle pressure at each setting
is shown in figures 4A and 4B.
FLOW (LPM)
80
120
40
160
80
190
FLOW (LPM)
160
240
320
140
140
9
9
6
PM
M
5
60
G
60
4
3
40
2
2
20
1
0
1
FLOW (GPM)
10, 24 GPM TWISTER OR BUBBLE CUP
20, 60 GPM TWISTER OR BUBBLE CUP
10
20
30
40
50
0
20
80
40
60
FLOW (GPM)
0
FLOW (LPM)
40
140
80
120
160
80
190
FLOW (LPM)
160
240
100
320
140
9
10 GP
M
60
40
5
PM
G
4
3
40
PRESSURE (PSI)
6
80
8
7
100
PRESSURE (BAR)
7
100
PRESSURE (PSI)
9
120
8
20 G
PM
120
80
60
95
6
M
GP
5
4
3
40
2
20
0
2
20
1
0
10
20
30
40
PRESSURE (BAR)
20
7
80
PRESSURE (BAR)
3
40
PRESSURE (PSI)
4
24
60
5
GP
M
PM
10 G
PRESSURE (PSI)
6
80
8
100
PRESSURE (BAR)
7
100
0
120
8
20 G
P
120
0
50
1
0
20
40
60
10, 40 GPM TWISTER OR BUBBLE CUP
20, 95 GPM TWISTER OR
95 GPM BUBBLE CUP
Figure 4A
Figure 4B
80
100
The charts on the pages 7-8 of this document give specific examples of pump pressure and flow for various hoses and lengths.
Losses may vary due to differences in hose construction resulting in flows different than shown. For situations or lengths of hose
not listed on the chart, approximate flows can be calculated using conventional hydraulics.
5.1 REACH AND TRAJECTORY
Specific data is published in technical documents LTT-140 and LTT-145 entitled Reach & Trajectory Data of Hand Held Nozzles.
The following charts give specific examples of maximum flow rates for particular situations. Friction losses may vary due to
differences in hose construction resulting in flows different than those shown. For situations or lengths of hose not listed on the
chart, approximate flows can be calculated using conventional hydraulics.
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5.1.1 TWISTER & BUBBLECUP FLOWS
3/4” HOSE
PUMP PRESSURE (PSI)
FLOW
SETTING
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
550
600
PUMP PRESSURE (PSI)
1” HOSE
1-1/2” HOSE
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
550
600
FLOW
SETTING
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
FLOW
SETTING
PUMP PRESSURE (PSI)
1-3/4” HOSE
PUMP PRESSURE (PSI)
FLOW
SETTING
50
75
100
125
150
175
200
225
250
10
7
9
12
13
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
100 FT
24
13
19
23
27
30
33
35
38
40
42
44
46
40
17
24
29
34
38
42
45
48
51
54
56
59
10
6
9
11
13
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
200 FT
24
11
16
20
23
25
28
30
32
34
36
37
39
40
13
19
23
27
30
33
35
38
40
42
44
46
10
6
9
11
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
300 FT
24
10
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
33
35
40
11
16
20
23
25
28
30
32
34
36
37
39
10
7
10
12
14
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
100 FT
24
16
23
28
33
36
40
43
46
49
51
54
56
40
25
36
44
51
57
62
67
72
76
80
84
88
10
7
10
12
14
16
17
18
20
21
22
23
24
200 FT
24
16
22
27
31
35
38
41
44
47
50
52
54
40
23
33
40
47
52
57
62
66
70
74
77
81
10
7
10
12
14
15
17
18
20
21
22
23
24
300 FT
24
15
21
26
30
34
37
40
43
45
48
50
52
40
22
31
37
43
48
53
57
61
65
68
72
75
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
150 FT
60
40
49
56
63
69
75
80
85
89
95
58
71
82
92
101
109
117
124
130
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
200 FT
60
39
48
55
62
68
73
78
83
88
95
56
69
79
89
97
105
112
119
125
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
250 FT
60
38
47
54
61
67
72
77
82
86
95
54
66
76
85
94
101
108
115
121
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
150 FT
60
41
50
58
64
71
76
82
86
91
95
61
75
86
96
106
114
122
129
136
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
200 FT
60
40
49
57
64
70
75
80
85
90
95
59
73
84
94
103
111
119
126
133
20
14
17
20
22
24
26
28
30
31
250 FT
60
40
49
56
63
69
74
79
84
89
95
58
71
82
91
100
108
116
123
129
1) Number in each box is flow in gallons per minute.
2) Actual flows may vary with brand and condition of hose.
3) Flows are approximate and do not account for losses in preconnect piping or changes in elevation.
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5.1.2 METRIC TWISTER & BUBBLECUP FLOWS
10
30 Meters
24
40
10
60 Meters
24
40
10
90 Meters
24
40
25
35
45
50
55
60
70
70
75
80
85
85
50
70
85
100
115
125
130
145
150
160
165
175
65
90
110
130
145
160
170
180
195
205
210
225
25
35
40
50
55
60
65
70
70
75
80
85
40
60
75
85
95
105
115
120
130
135
140
150
50
70
85
100
115
125
130
145
150
160
165
175
25
35
40
45
55
55
60
65
70
70
75
80
40
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
120
125
130
40
60
75
85
95
105
115
120
130
135
140
150
10
30 Meters
24
40
10
60 Meters
24
40
10
90 Meters
24
40
25
40
45
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
85
90
60
85
105
125
135
150
165
175
185
195
205
210
95
135
165
195
215
235
255
275
290
305
320
335
25
40
45
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
85
90
60
85
100
115
130
145
155
165
180
190
195
205
85
125
150
180
195
215
235
250
265
280
290
305
25
40
45
55
55
65
70
75
80
85
85
90
55
80
100
115
130
140
150
165
170
180
190
195
85
115
140
165
180
200
215
230
245
255
275
285
FLOW
SETTING
20
45 Meters
60
95
20
60 Meters
60
95
20
75 Meters
60
95
3.5
5.2
7
8.6
10
12
14
15.5
17
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
150
185
210
240
260
285
305
320
335
220
270
310
350
380
415
445
470
490
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
150
180
210
235
255
275
295
315
335
210
260
300
335
365
395
425
450
475
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
145
180
205
230
255
275
290
310
325
205
250
290
320
355
380
410
435
460
FLOW
SETTING
20
45 Meters
60
95
20
60 Meters
60
95
20
75 Meters
60
95
3.5
5.2
7
8.6
10
12
14
15.5
17
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
155
190
220
240
270
290
310
325
345
230
285
325
365
400
430
460
490
515
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
150
185
215
240
265
285
305
320
340
225
275
320
355
390
420
450
475
505
55
65
75
85
90
100
105
115
115
150
185
210
240
260
280
300
320
335
220
270
310
345
380
410
440
465
490
19mm HOSE
PUMP PRESSURE (BAR)
FLOW
SETTING
3.5
7
10
14
17
21
24
28
31
34
38
41
25mm HOSE
38mm HOSE
PUMP PRESSURE (BAR)
PUMP PRESSURE (BAR)
45mm HOSE
PUMP PRESSURE (PSI)
FLOW
SETTING
3.5
7
10
14
17
21
24
28
31
34
38
41
1) Number in each box is flow in liters per minute.
2) Actual flows may vary with brand and condition of hose.
3) Flows are approximate and do not account for losses in preconnect piping or changes in elevation.
4) 1BAR = 100 KPA
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6.0 USE WITH SALT WATER
Use with salt water is permissible provided nozzle is thoroughly cleaned with fresh water after each use. The service life of the
nozzle may be shortened due to the effects of corrosion and is not covered under warranty.
7.0 FOAMJET MX WITH TWISTER NOZZLE
TWISTER 1 INCH SERIES
MULTI-EXPANSION FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENT
SERIAL # KKF-XXXXXX
PATENT PENDING
To increase the expansion ratio Task Force Tips “Foamjet MX”
(model FJ-MX-D) may be used with the Twister nozzle. This
multi-expansion foam tube attaches and detaches quickly from
the nozzle. Note: As expansion ratio is increased, the reach of the
stream will be decreased due to the greater amount of bubbles
in the stream and their inability to penetrate the air. Generally,
the reach with foam is approximately 10 % less than with water
only. Actual results will vary based on brand of foam, hardness of
water, temperature, etc.
F590D
Inse
with
FIG 4 - FJ-MX-D Shown on Twister Nozzle
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
For Class B fires, lack of foam or interruption in the foam stream can cause a break in the
foam blanket and greatly increase the risk of injury or death. Assure that:
• Application rate is sufficient (see NFPA 11 or foam manufacturer’s recommendations).
• Enough concentrate is on hand to complete task (see NFPA for minimum duration time
requirements).
• Foam logistics have been carefully planned. Allow for such things as:
• Storage of foam in a location not exposed to the hazard it protects.
• Personnel, equipment and technique to deliver foam at a rapid enough rate.
• Removal of empty foam containers.
• Keeping clear path to deliver foam as hoses, other equipment and vehicles are
deployed.
Improper use of foam can result in injury or damage to the environment. Follow foam
manufacturer’s instructions and fire service training to avoid:
• Using wrong type of foam on a fire, i.e. Class A foam on a Class B fire.
• Plunging foam into pools of burning liquid fuels.
• Causing environmental damage.
• Directing stream at 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.
8.0 FIREGROUND USE OF TWISTER AND BUBBLE CUP NOZZLES
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL
CAPABILITIES AND SUITABILITY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL’S USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT.
Many factors contribute to the extinguishment of a fire. Among the most important is delivering water at a flow rate sufficient to
absorb heat faster than is being generated. The flow rate depends largely on the pump discharge pressure and hose friction
loss. The pump discharge pressure may be found by use of the chart on the last page. It can also be calculated using a hydraulic
equation such as:
PDP = NP + FL + DL + EL
PDP = Pump discharge pressure in PSI
NP = Nozzle pressure in PSI
FL = Hose friction loss in PSI
DL = Device loss in PSI
EL = Elevation loss in PSI
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2002 - 2010
For additional information on calculating specific hose layouts, consult
an appropriate fire service training manual, A Guide to Automatic
Nozzles, or call TFT’s “Hydraulics Hotline” at 800-348-2686.
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9.0 FIELD INSPECTION
Twister and Bubble Cup are designed and manufactured to be damage resistant and require minimal maintenance. However, as the
primary firefighting tool upon which your life depends, it should be treated accordingly.
WARNING
Before each use nozzle must be inspected for proper operation and function according to
inspection checklist in section 10.0 of this document. Any nozzle that fails inspection is
dangerous to use and must be repaired before using.
Performance tests shall be conducted on the Twister and Bubble Cup nozzle after a repair, or anytime a problem is reported to
verify operation in accordance with Task Force Tips test procedures. Consult factory for the procedure that corresponds to the model
and serial number of the nozzle. Any equipment which fails the related test criteria should be removed from service immediately.
Troubleshooting guides are available with each test procedure or equipment can be returned to the factory for service and testing.
Factory service is available with repair time seldom exceeding one day in our facility. Factory-serviced nozzles are repaired by
experienced technicians to original specifications, fully wet tested, and promptly returned. Repair charges for non-warranty items are
minimal. Any returns should include a note as to the nature of the problem and whom to reach in case of questions.
Repair parts and service procedures are available for those wishing to perform their own repairs. Task Force Tips assumes no
liability for damage to equipment or injury to personnel that is a result of user service.
SPECIAL CONFIGURATIONS; If nozzles are made according to the special marking or performance requirements of the fire
department then the operating characteristics may differ from the published data in this manual. Repair parts specific to each serial
number may differ from those shown in the service procedure. The required parts for each serial number are available on-line by
entering www.tft.123456 the with numbers corresponding to the serial number engraved on the product.
Consult TFT for laser engraved handle covers, special labeling, logos, and special laser engraving on the nozzle.
CAUTION
Any alterations to the nozzle and its markings could diminish safety and constitutes a misuse
of this product.
All Task Force Tip nozzles are factory lubricated with high quality silicone grease. This lubricant has excellent washout resistance
and long term performance. If your department has unusually hard or sandy water, the moving parts may be affected. Foam agents
and water additives contain soaps and chemicals that may break down the factory lubrication.
The moving parts of the nozzle should be checked on a regular basis for smooth and free operation, and signs of damage. IF THE
NOZZLE IS OPERATING CORRECTLY, THEN NO ADDITIONAL LUBRICATION IS NEEDED. Any nozzle that is not operating
correctly should be immediately removed from service and the problem corrected.
10.0 INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Nozzle must be inspected for proper operation and function according to this checklist before each use.
Check that:
1) There is no obvious damage such as missing, broken or loose parts, damaged labels, etc.
2) Coupling is tight and leak free
3) Valve handle moves freely though full range and shuts off flow
4) Nozzle flow is adequate as indicated by pump pressure and nozzle reaction
5) Shaper turns freely and adjusts pattern through full range and shuts off flow
6) On Bubble Cups, aspirating sleeve slides freely and is secure at both ends
If a nozzle needs service, refer to the following documents:
Service Procedure: 1.0” Twister and 1.0” BubbleCup LKD-010
Service Procedure: 1.5” Twister and 1.5 “ BubbleCup LKF-010
WARNING
Any twister or bubble cup nozzle failing any part of the inspection checklist is unsafe and must
have the problem corrected before use. Operating a nozzle that fails any of the above inspections
is a misuse of this equipment.
11.0 ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
We appreciate the opportunity of serving you and making your job easier. If you have any problems or questions, our toll-free
“Hydraulics Hotline”, 800-348-2686, is normally available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2002 - 2010
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12.0 DRAWINGS AND PARTS LIST
D Series Twister and BubbleCup
F Series Twister and BubbleCup
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10/40 GPM
15
10/24 GPM
8
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7
10/24 GPM
5
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1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
1/4-20 X 3/4 FLATHEAD
BAFFLE
SEAT
D TWISTER BUMPER
HEAD 10/24
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
6*
NAME LABEL
1
7
8
9
10
1
1
2
2
11
HEAD 10/40
FOAM HEAD 10/24
DETENT SCREW
SPRING HELICAL
COMPRESSION
3/16" TORLON BALL
12*
NAME LABEL
1
2
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
PART #
VT25E20FH750
D230
D250
D275
D225
DL75
DL70
D425
D223
D290
VM4195
V2120-TORLON
DL74
DL73
D285
VO-221
D423
VO-117
D405
D07540
VO-010
DQ860
D07560
HM625-BLK
VT08-32BH375
CUP W/TEETH
1
O-RING-221
1
FOAM HEAD 10/40
1
O-RING-117
1
Z STRIP
1
75 TRUNNION
2
O-RING-010
2
DQ HANDLE SUBASSEMBLY
1
75 SHUTOFF HANDLE
1
BLACK HANDLE COVER
2
8-32 X 3/8 BUTTON HEAD
4
SCREW
75 STOP PIN
2 D07550
22 SPIROL PIN
2 V1900
23 75 TWISTER VALVE BODY
1 D07525
24 WASHER
1 VM4901
25 GRIP SPACER D075
1 HM693-D
26 PISTOL GRIP - BLACK
1 HM692-BLK
27 3/8-16 X 1 SOCKET HEAD
1 VT37-16SH1.0
SCREW
28 3/8-16 X 5/16 SET SCREW
1 VT37-16SS312
29 PORT PLUG
1 B770
30 3/16" SS BALL
26 V2120
31 BELLEVILLE WASHER
1 D07590
32 75 FRONT SEAT
1 D07570
33 75 BALL
1 D07530
34** COUPLING 1.0"
1 D07597
35 O-RING-120
1 VO-120
36 75 REAR SEAT
1 D07580
37 GASKET - 1.0"
1 V3040
38** BASE 1.0"
1 D210
39 BUBBLE CUP STRIPE LABEL
1 DL285
* - CONSULT FACTORY FOR SPECIFIC PART NUMBERS
CORRESPONDING TO THE FLOW SETTINGS ON NOZZLE
** - STATE DESIRED THREAD WHEN ORDERING
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26
25
23
22
18
19
17
16
6
6
95 GPM
15
20/60 GPM
20/95 GPM
7
20/60 GPM
5
8
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1
2
3
4
5
DESCRIPTION
5/16-18 X 3/4 FLAT HEAD
BAFFLE
SEAT
DQ BUMPER
HEAD 20/60
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
6
LABEL
1
7
8
9
10
11
1
1
1
2
2
12
13
HEAD 20/95
FOAM HEAD 20/60
QUAD RING-225
DETENT SCREW
SPRING HELICAL
COMPRESSION
3/16" TORLON BALL
CUP W/TEETH
2
1
14
LABEL
1
15
16
17
18
19
21
PART #
VT31E18FH750
F630
F650
DQ275
F625
FL70
FL75
F925
F623
VOQ-4225
D290
VM4195
V2120-TORLON
F685
FL80
FL82
F923
VO-125
F605
F10040
VO-012
FQ860
F10060
HM625-BLK
VT08-32BH375
FOAM HEAD 95
1
O-RING-125
1
Z-STRIP
1
100 TRUNNION
2
O-RING-012
2
FQ HANDLE SUBASSEMBLY 1
SHUT OFF HANDLE
1
BLACK HANDLE COVER
2
8-32 X 3/8 BUTTON HEAD
4
SCREW
100 STOP PIN
2 F10050
22 SPIROL PIN
2 V1900
23 100 TWISTER VALVE BODY
1 F10025
24 FLAT WASHER
1 VM4901
25 GRIP SPACER F100
1 HM693-F
26 PISTOL GRIP - BLACK
1 HM692-BLK
27 3/8-16 X 1 SOCKET HEAD
1 VT37-16SH1.0
SCREW
28 3/8-16 X 5/16 SET SCREW
1 VT37-16SS312
29 PORT PLUG
1 B770
30 3/16" SS BALL
34 V2120
31 BELLEVILLE WASHER
1 F10090
32 100 FRONT SEAT
1 F10070
33 100 BALL
1 F10030
34** COUPLING 1.5"
1 F10097
35 O-RING-126
1 VO-126
36 100 REAR SEAT
1 F10080
37 GASKET - 1.5"
1 V3130
38** BASE 1.5"
1 F610
39 BUBBLE CUP STRIPE
1 FL685
LABEL
* - CONSULT FACTORY FOR SPECIFIC PART NUMBERS
CORRESPONDING TO THE FLOW SETTINGS ON NOZZLE
** - STATE DESIRED THREAD WHEN ORDERING
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2002 - 2010
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13.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of its
Twister and BubbleCup series nozzles (“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 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 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, TFT 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 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 THIS DOCUMENT.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.
MADE IN USA • www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2002 - 2010
3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA
800-348-2686 • 219- 462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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