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MANUAL: Foam Nozzles and

Foam Attachments for TFT Nozzles

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

WARNING

Understand manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the manual and receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. Obtain safety information at www.tft.

com/serial-number

FoamJet FoamJet-LX

MX-FoamJet FoamJet-LX

MX-FoamJet FoamJet-LX

Foam Nozzle

TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.

MADE IN USA • www.tft.com

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3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA

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

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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. Firefi ghting 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

Firefi ghting 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 Service Association

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

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SAFETY

WARNING

WARNING

CAUTION

CAUTION

Lack of foam can place nozzle operator at risk of injury or death. Establish foam fl ow before advancing into hazardous situations. Assure against running out of foam. Check concentrate level periodically and keep an adequate supply on hand.

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

• Using wrong type of foam on a fi re, i.e. Class A foam on a Class B fi re.

• Mishandling of concentrates, some of which are fl ammable.

• Plunging foam into pools of burning liquid fuels.

• Causing environmental damage.

• Directing foam into face.

Each model FoamJet, MX-FoamJet and FoamJet-LX is designed for a specifi c nozzle. Do not use with other than the intended nozzle. Use with other than the intended nozzle can result in improper latching, poor foam performance, injury or loss of property.

Any alterations to the FoamJet, MX-Foamjet or FoamJet-LX or their markings constitutes a misuse of these products and could diminish safety.

INTRODUCTION

In order to produce the best quality low and medium expansion foam for fi re fi ghting, the foam solution must be aerated by some means. The FoamJet, MX-FoamJet and FoamJet-LX series of nozzle attachments provide a simple and lightweight means to aerate the foam as it exits the nozzle. These devices are quickly attached or removed from the nozzle as the situation demands. The attachments are available for a variety of TFT handheld & master stream nozzles. See the following pages for a listing of available models and compatible nozzles. The label on each attachment also lists compatible nozzles.

FOAM TYPE, CONCENTRATION AND PROPORTIONING

The FoamJet, MX-FoamJet and FoamJet-LX can be used with most types of concentrate including protein, fl uoroprotein, AFFF and

AR-AFFF (alcohol resistant foam). See page 11 for a summary of typical uses for various foam types. The foam concentrate must be proportioned into the water before the nozzle by some means, such as batch mixing, eductors or direct injection systems. The nature of the fi re hazard will determine the type of foam used, the concentration, and the desired expansion ratio. Refer to page 11 for basic guidelines. Finished foam expansion and longevity (life) are largely dependent on the type and quality of foaming agents used in foam chemical formulations. Some foams will perform better than others when used with these devices.

ATTACHMENT TO NOZZLE

The FoamJet, MX-FoamJet and FoamJet-LX Series are attached to the nozzle by fi ve different methods. Each of the fi ve methods is shown in the following pages. Each method clamps onto the bumper of the nozzle. Assure that bumper of nozzle is in good condition

(no nicks or abrasions) to positively latch and seal to FoamJet attachment.

USE OF FOAMJET, MX-FOAMJET AND FOAMJET-LX ATTACHMENTS

Refer to fi re service training for the proper use of foam. The FoamJet and Foamjet-LX series are intended to be used with the nozzle in the straight stream position only. Failure to do so will cause blowback through the air intakes of the foam attachment.

Foam expansion ratios from the MX-Foamjet series may be adjusted by changing the bumper position of the nozzle. As the nozzle bumper is rotated back to the wide fog position, higher expansion ratios will be produced, but with reduced stream reach. Rotating the nozzle bumper into straight stream will produce lower expansion ratios, but with longer reach.

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

Foam Application

FJ-DQ

QuadraFog 1”

5 - 40 GPM

FOAMJET

Low Expansion Aspirating Attachment

FJ-U

Ultimatic

10-125 GPM

FJ-HM

MidMatic

Mid-Force

Metro 1

70-200 GPM

GOOD

GOOD

GOOD

GOOD

LOCKED UNLOCKED

FJ-H

Handline

50-350 GPM

Dual-Force

70-250 GPM

Metro 2

95-325 GPM

Insert bumper into attachment engaging ribs.

Use in

Straight Stream

Only

Move latch to locked position.

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

Foam Application

FOG:

Shorter Reach

More Expansion

STRAIGHT STREAM:

Longer Reach, Less Expansion

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MX-FOAMJET

Multi-Expansion

Foam Aspirating Attachment

FJ-MX-D

Twister 1”

10-24 GPM

10-40 GPM

BEST

BEST

BEST

BETTER

LOCKED

UNLOCKED

PUSH

Insert bumper into attachment with ring unlocked.

Use in

Straight Stream through Fog Pattern

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

MX-FOAMJET

FJ-MX-F FJ-MX-

DQ

Multi-Expansion

Foam Aspirating Attachment

FJ-UMX FJ-MX-FQ FJ-MX-FT FJ-MX-

HM

FJ-MX-G FJ-HMX

Twister 1.5”

20-60 GPM

20-95 GPM

QuadraFog 1”

5 - 40 GPM

Medium

Expansion

Suitable for

24 & 40 GPM

Settings Only

Ultimatic

10 - 125 GPM

QuadraFog

1.5”

30 - 125 GPM

ThunderFog

Series

30 - 200 GPM

95 - 250 GPM

Mid-Matic

Mid-Force

Metro 1

70 - 200 GPM

G-Force

30 - 150 GPM

Handline

50 - 350

GPM

Dual-Force

70 - 250

GPM

Metro 2

95-325

GPM

BEST

BEST

BEST

BETTER

UNLOCKED LOCKED

Insert bumper with latch unlocked.

Push levers down to lock in place.

Foam Application

Use in

Straight Stream through Fog Pattern

FOG:

Shorter Reach

More Expansion

STRAIGHT STREAM:

Longer Reach, Less Expansion

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

FJ-LX-U

Ultimatic

10 - 125 GPM

FOAMJET-LX

FJ-LX-G

Low Expansion

Aspirating Attachment

FJ-LX-FQ FJ-LX-HM

G-Force

30 - 150 GPM

QuadraFog 1.5“

30 - 125 GPM

Mid-Matic

Mid-Force

Metro 1

70 - 200 GPM

BETTER

BETTER

GOOD

BEST

UNLOCKED LOCKED

FJ-LX-M

Master Series

150-1250 GPM

Master Foam

350, 500, 750

GPM

Foam Application

Insert bumper with latch unlocked.

Use in

Straight Stream

Only

Push levers down to lock in place.

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

FOAMJET-LX

Low-Expansion

Aspirating Attachment

FJ-LX-MD

MD Series: 100 - 500 GPM (Max-Force, Max-Matic, Max-Flow)

ZN Series: 350, 500 & 750 GPM Industrial Nozzle

Foam Application

Insert bumper into attachment with clamp unlocked.

Use in

Straight Stream

Only

BETTER

GOOD

GOOD

BETTER

Squeeze clamp handles together to lock in place.

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Series

Description

Model

For Nozzle Series

(fl ow range)

CLASS A

AFFF

Alcohol Resistant AFFF

PROTEIN, FP, FFFP

Attachment

Method

FJ-MX-060

Operating Pressure: 60 PSI

Flow: 60 GPM

MX-FOAMJET

Medium Expansion Foam Nozzle

FJ-MX-095

Operating Pressure: 95 PSI

Flow: 95 GPM

BEST

BEST

BEST

BETTER

FL-MX-125

Operating Pressure: 125 PSI

Flow: 125 GPM

Ball Valve

Not Included

Foam Application

Full Open Valve

Straight Hose Line

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Basic Guide To Foam Selection and Use

Refer to instructions and guidelines from foam manufacturer and the fi re service for specifi c uses and application techniques.

SOLID FUEL - CLASS A

Solid fuel with wettable cellular fi bers that leave ash behind when burned. Examples: wood, paper, straw, brush, etc.

CLASS A

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.”

INVOLVED STRUCTURES

Application rates in gpm/ft2

0.33 for fully involved

WILDLAND & EXPOSURE PROTECTION

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

Apply using low expansion setting for:

- soaking and penetration of fuel

- greater stream reach

Apply using medium expansion setting for:

- greater coverage

- longer lasting

LIQUID FUEL - CLASS B

HYDROCARBONS

Fuels that are mostly refi ned from crude oil or vegetable matter.

Will not mix with water.

POLAR SOLVENTS

A fl ammable liquid that mixes with water. Examples are alcohols, amines, ethers, esters, aldehydes, and ketones. In fi refi ghting, any fl ammable liquid which destroys regular foam is generally referred to as a polar solvent.

AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant Foam) AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam)

FFFP (Film Forming FluoroProtein Foam)

AR-AFFF (Alcohol Resistant AFFF Foam)

PROTEIN

FLUOROPROTEIN

IGNITED

Application rates in gpm/ft

2

:

AFFF & FFFP: 0.10

Protein & Fluoroprotein: 0.16

Reapply as needed.

Apply using

LOW EXPANSION setting for extinguishment

UNIGNITED IGNITED UNIGNITED

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

Application rates:

Use foam manufacturer’s recommendations for

Apply using

MEDIUM EXPANSION setting for vapor suppression

Apply using

LOW EXPANSION setting for extinguishment

Apply using

MEDIUM EXPANSION setting for vapor suppression

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WARRANTY

Task Force Tips, Inc., 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of its

Foam Attachment (“equipment”), and to anyone to whom it is transferred, that the equipment shall be free from defects in material and workmanship during the fi ve (5) year period from the date of purchase.

TFT’s obligation under this warranty is specifi cally 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, 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 benefi ciary 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 THE DOCUMENT.

This limited warranty gives you specifi c 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. 1999-2013

3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA

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

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