LIN-035

LIN-035
MANUAL: Hand Held Automatic
Dual Pressure Nozzles
Mid-Force, CAFS-Force and Dual-Force
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
MID-FORCE with Bail
Valve Handle
MID-FORCE with
IMPULSE
Trigger Valve System
DANGER
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE
DUAL-FORCE with Bail
Valve Handle
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
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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
2.0
3.0
MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
SAFETY
GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1 VARIOUS MODELS AND TERMS
3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
3.2.1 MECHANICAL
3.3 NOZZLE COUPLINGS
3.4 USE WITH SALT WATER
4.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 FLOW GRAPHS
4.2 FLOW AND RECTION CHARTS
4.3 REACH AND TRAJECTORY
5.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
5.1 FLOW CONTROL
5.1.1 LEVER TYPE FLOW CONTROL
5.1.2 TIP ONLY
5.1.3 BALL SHUT-OFF
5.1.4 TWIST SHUT-OFF
5.1.5 IMPULSE TRIGGER HLOW CONTROL
5.1.5.1 IMPULSE TRIGGER LOCK
5.1.5.2 TRIGGER FLOW CONTROL SPEED ADJUSTMENT
5.1.5.3 NORMAL OPERATING POSITION
5.2 PATTERN CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
5.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
5.2.2 FLUSH CONTROL
5.3 STANDARD/LOW PRESSURE KNOB MID-FORCE & DUAL-FORCE
6.0 USE WITH FOAM
6.1 FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENTS
7.0 USE OF NOZZLES
7.1 MID-FORCE AND DUAL-FORCE NOZZLES
7.2 CAFS-FORCE 1 AND CAFS-FORCE 2 NOZZLES
8.0 APPROVALS
9.0 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
9.1 IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM NOZZLE COLORED PISTOL GRIPS
10.0 WARRANTY
11.0 MAINTENANCE
11.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
11.2 IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE LUBRICATION
11.3 SERVICE TESTING
11.3.1 HYDROSTATIC TESTING
11.3.2 FLOW TESTING
11.3.3 RECORDS
11.4 REPAIR
12.0 OPERATION and INSPECTION CHECKLIST
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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 Z535.6-2011, the definitions of the four signal words are as follows:
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor
or moderate injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical injury.
2.0 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 graphs or call 800-348-2686 for assistance.
The nozzle may be damaged if frozen while containing significant amounts of water. Such
damage may be difficult to detect visually and can lead to possible injury or death. Any time the
nozzle is subject to possible damage due to freezing, it must be tested by qualified personnel
before being considered safe for use.
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.
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 prepared in the
event of these changes.
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.
Water is a conductor of electricity. Application of water 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 equipment
• Distance from the nozzle to the line or equipment
• Size of the stream
• Whether the stream is solid or broken
• Purity of the water1
1 The Fire Fighter and Electrical Equipment, The University of Michigan Extension Service, Fourth Printing 1983. Page 47
CAUTION
Fire streams are capable of injury and damage. Do not direct water stream to cause injury or
damage to persons or property.
3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Task Force Tips nozzles are designed to provide excellent performance under most firefighting conditions. Their rugged
construction is compatible with the use of fresh water as well as firefighting foam solutions. Other important operating features are:
• Switchable from standard operation to low pressure
• Automatic pressure regulation (meets NFPA 1964 automatic nozzle pressure requirements)
• Slide valve for excellent stream quality at all valve positions
• Quick-acting pattern control from straight stream to wide fog
• “Power fog teeth” for full-fill fog
• “Gasket grabber” inlet screen to keep large debris from entering nozzle
• Easily flushable while flowing to clear trapped debris
• TFT’s five-year warranty and unsurpassed customer service
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3.1 VARIOUS MODELS AND TERMS
The nozzle is available in several different models and inlet connections. Basic body styles are shown in figure 3.1A
SERIES
FLOW RANGE
NOMINAL PRESSURE
STANDARD COUPLING*
GPM
L/min
PSI
BAR
MID-FORCE
70-200
265-760
100
7
1-1/2 NH
MID-FORCE
70-200
265-760
75
5
1-1/2 NH
DUAL-FORCE
95-300
360-1150
100
7
1-1/2 NH
DUAL-FORCE
95-300
360-1150
75
5
1-1/2 NH
CAFS-FORCE1
70-200
265-760
75
5
1-1/2 NH
CAFS-FORCE2
95-250
360-950
75
5
1-1/2 NH
* Other threads, coupling sizes, or connector styles can be specified at time of order.
OW
FL
COUPLING
CONTR
OL
ON
BARREL LABEL
STREAM
SHAPER
OFF
NAME LABEL
PRESSURE
CONTROL
KNOB
RUBBER
GASKET
PISTOL
GRIP
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
a nd INTEGRAL PISTOL GRIP
VALVE HANDLE
DETENTS
TIP ONLY NOZZLE
VALVE POSITION
LABEL
VALVE RING
GASKET
GRABBER
INLET
SCREEN
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
TIP ONLY NOZZLE
WITH TWIST SHUTOFF
MID-FORCE and
DUAL-FORCE only
4 POSITION LOCK
TRIGGER
ON
OFF
NOZZLE WITH IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM
3.1A COMMON MODELS AND TERMS
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3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
3.2.1
MECHANICAL
Maximum nozzle inlet pressure with
valve shutoff
300 psi
21 bar
Operating temperature range of fluid
33 to 120º F
1 to 50º C
Storage temperature range
-40 to 150º F
-40 to 65º C
Materials used
Aluminum 6000 series hard anodized MIL8625 class 3 type 2,
stainless steel 300 series, nylon 6-6, nitrile rubber
3.3 NOZZLE COUPLINGS
Many inlet couplings such as NH (National Hose) or NPSH (National Pipe Straight Hose) can be specified at time of order.
CAUTION
CAUTION
Nozzle must be mated to a hose line with matched threads. Mismatched or damaged threads may
cause nozzle to leak or uncouple under pressure and could cause injury.
Dissimilar metals coupled together can cause galvanic corrosion that can result in the inability
to unscrew the threads or complete loss of thread engagement over time. Per NFPA 1962, if
dissimilar metals are left coupled together an anti-corrosive lubricant should be applied to the
threads. Also the coupling should be disconnected and inspected at least quarterly.
3.4 USE WITH SALT WATER
Use with saltwater 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.
4.0
FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
The following graphs show the typical performance of MID-FORCE, CAFS-FORCE and DUAL-FORCE nozzles.
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 with the numbers corresponding to the serial number engraved on the product.
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4.1 FLOW GRAPHS
meets NFPA flow requirements.
MID-FORCE 100/55 PSI (7/4 BAR)
STANDARD 100 PSI
LOW 55 PSI
NFPA 100 PSI
NFPA 55 PSI
120
115 PSI
110
100
90
85 PSI
70
200 GPM
70 GPM
80
Pressure (PSI)
STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
70 - 200 GPM (265 - 760 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
60
LOW PRESSURE MODE
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
300
320
Flow (GPM)
MID-FORCE 75/45 PSI (5/3 BAR)
STANDARD 75PSI
LOW 45PSI
NFPA 75 PSI
NFPA 45 PSI
120
200 GPM
70 GPM
110
100
90 PSI
90
Pressure (PSI)
80
STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
70 - 200 GPM (265 - 760 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
70
60 PSI
60
LOW PRESSURE MODE
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
Flow (GPM)
CAFS-Force 1
CAFS-FORCE 1 75/45 PSI (5/3 BAR)
WATER MODE
CAF MODE
NFPA 75 PSI
100
200 GPM
75 GPM
90 PSI
90
80
WATER MODE
PRESSURE(PSI)
70
60
60 PSI
50
40
CAF MODE
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
FLOW (GPM)
The charts in section 4.2 of this document 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. NOTE: Within the flow range, the nozzle inlet
pressure may be approximated to be 100 or 75 PSI, when used in the standard pressure mode, and 55 or 45 PSI in low pressure
mode.
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For Nozzles Manufactured
After December 1, 2003
meets NFPA flow requirements.
New DUAL-FORCE 100/55 PSI (7/4 BAR) meets NFPA
STANDRAD 100 PSI
LOW 55 PSI
- For Nozzles Manufactured After December 1, 2003
NFPA 100 PSI
NFPA 55 PSI
120
115 PSI
110
STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
95 - 300 GPM (360 - 1150 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
100
90
85 PSI
Pressure (PSI)
300 GPM
80
70 PSI
70
LOW PRESSURE MODE
95 - 225 GPM (360 - 850 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
60
50
40 PSI
40
225 GPM
95 GPM
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
Flow (GPM)
New DUAL-FORCE 75/45 PSI (5/3 BAR) meets NFPA - For Nozzles Manufactured after December 1, 2003
STANDRAD 75PSI
LOW 45PSI
NFPA 75 PSI
NFPA 45 PSI
120
90 PSI
90
STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
95 - 250 GPM (360 - 950 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
80
Pressure (PSI)
250 GPM
100
95 GPM
110
70
60
60 PSI
LOW PRESSURE MODE
95 - 225 GPM (360 - 850 L/min)
FLOW RANGE
50
40
30 PSI
30
225 GPM
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
Flow (GPM)
CAFS-Force 2
CAFS-FORCE 2 75/45 PSI (5/3 BAR)
WATER MODE
CAF MODE
NFPA 75 PSI
100
90
90 PSI
80
70
60 PSI
250 GPM
95 GPM
PRESSURE(PSI)
WATER MODE
60
50
40
CAF MODE
30
20
10
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
FLOW (GPM)
200
220
240
260
280
300
320
FIGURE 3 - NOZZLE PERFORMANCE
(on pages 6 - 7)
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29
59
93
121
31
65
225
200
175
150
97
55
46
72
77
63
66
56
152
57
44
91
29
50
69
41
84
15
36
8
22
STD
69
57
52
90
90
82
72
73
63
---
87
---
94
---
---
65
183 209 158 186 142 168
66
102
73
105
78
59
78
76
70
66
102
96
86
91
81
75
83
198 221 176 203
91
141 173 128 156 204 228 175 207 157 189
63
58
84
162 196
72
47
72
184
51
141
27
82
LP
38
79
15
35
8
22
STD
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109
---
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---
---
-----
---
113
222
---
---
---
97
---
---
---
---
98
187 223
---
---
84
78
95
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100 PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4)
Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
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212
---
---
87
168 220 151 205
---
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70
56
153
41
119
22
68
LP
62
57
36
75
15
34
8
22
STD
250 ft.
90
79
63
167
45
128
24
75
LP
200 ft.
138 135 213 122 198 113 182
40
117
30
91
17
54
LP
---
52
48
97
45
63
13
31
7
21
STD
140 180 124 159 112 143 174 213 151 192 136 175
52
65
32
129
33
100
19
60
LP
150 ft.
141 195 125 174 114 158 196
54
52
67
14
32
8
21
STD
250 ft.
101
61
130
39
34
114 108 172
32
143
38
111
21
65
LP
200 ft.
2" HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
58
59
37
25
72
14
32
24
75
12
28
96
44
36
107
27
83
117 163 105 143
40
84
27
12
8
STD
21
14
LP
150 ft.
1 3/4" HOSE
46
7
21
77
52
143
42
31
16
50
STD
250 ft.
126
30
13
7
21
17
55
8
21
125 93
45
100
75
50
STD
LP
STD
LP
200 ft.
150 ft.
1 1/2" HOSE
LP
STD
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
FLOW (GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
100/55 PSI
4.2 FLOW AND REACTION CHARTS
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19
12
5
16
12
11
5
15
11
15
6
24
17
15
6
4
80
20
15
9
225
LP
13
6
3
80
7 bar
18
14
8
205
LP
19
175
4
85
7 bar
33
23
12
310
LP
17
7
4
85
7 bar
29
20
11
285
LP
60M
16
7
4
85
7 bar
25
19
10
225
LP
75M
420 120 380 115 345 135 535 130 485 130 450
10
245
7 bar
45M
460 225 405 210 365 275 540 255 490 240 445 320 695 300 630 285 580
14
4
LP
75M
50mm HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
24
18
20
17
18
21
21
33
35
29
30
26
20
23
31
37
33
33
29
---
40
-----
43
30
---
30
---
35
33
695 790 600 705 535 635
38
615 740
48
24
26
26
---
27
535 655 485 590 770
29
41
31
41
33
46
44
39
41
37
32
34
30
38
750 835 665 770
41
35
660 785 595 715
35
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---
24
25
530 680 470 600 425 540 660 805 570 725 515 660
24
22
46
28
30
535 740 475 660 430 600 740
25
26
27
445 615 395 540 365 490
20
50
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-----
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51
840
44
---
---
---
---
45
38
710 845
35
32
570 775
26
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(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (LPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (KG). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 7 bar. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are
approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
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800
---
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40
635
-----
28
41
350 540 320 475 290 430 410 650 365 575 345 520 510 805 460 750 430 690
14
245
6
6
7 bar
85
3
80
LP
115 350 110 315 105 285
8
7
7 bar
80
4
190
LP
175
80
210
80
3
7 bar
LP
7 bar
60M
45M
75M
45M
60M
45mm HOSE
38mm HOSE
LP
7 bar
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
15.5
14.0
12.0
10.0
8.6
7.0
5.2
3.5
FLOW (LPM)
REACTION
(KG)
7/4 BAR
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (BAR)
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75/45 PSI
72
96
104
127
78
108 149
79
73
71
62
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104
98
214
88
79
98
87
77
66
86
80
71
60
214 196
89
64
91
68
---
90
65
91
78
48
204 204 174 184 155 170
72
50
78
55
34
77
22
55
104
79
57
44
54
45
136
34
110
55
82
57
49
65
37
82
23
57
14
43
202 176
64
50
62
52
153
39
121
21
74
STD
183 192 157 174 140 160 220 220 201
70
54
38
41
91
24
59
15
44
LP
189 155
73
60
39
86
31
103
24
83
25
84
STD
162 180 138 163 124 147 206 206 175
63
43
29
68
20
51
15
45
LP
85
199
76
188
66
175
57
162
48
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ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
89
56
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
95
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
95
79
63
47
140
29
97
LP
---
ó
ó
ó
99
---
ó
ó
ó
99
85
70
56
162
42
128
26
89
LP
215 214
85
67
44
97
25
60
15
45
STD
210 210 189 199
75
48
26
62
16
45
STD
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100 PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4)
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ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
89
71
53
155
25
84
LP
250 ft.
145 203 204 166 192 146 181
40
27
64
15
45
STD
200 ft.
123 122 182 105 171
30
101
19
67
LP
150 ft.
2" HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
250 ft.
174 132
50
131
35
113
27
92
16
57
STD
200 ft.
136 166 119 148 106 134 173 191 148
50
43
32
21
53
13
42
LP
150 ft.
159 105
42
32
18
62
STD
250 ft.
1 3/4" HOSE
119 134 174 118
35
22
14
43
55
20
69
43
14
STD
LP
STD
LP
200 ft.
150 ft.
1 1/2" HOSE
LP
STD
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
225
200
175
150
125
100
75
50
FLOW (GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
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401 507
469 556
530 606
587 643
613 681 522 617
693 727 594 659
772 772 659 696
41
37
33
29
40
36
32
27
23
36
33
29
24
20
33
29
26
23
20
32
29
26
22
18
13
28
25
23
20
17
14
11
515 628 450 560
23
16
9
326 450
15
12
8
409 564 363 496
19
10
6
257 390
16
15
9
7
LP
295 481 273 428
10
6
6
5 bar
193 314
LP
208 394 201 348
5 bar
159 216
LP
163 261 163 235
5 bar
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47
41
44
44
39
35
30
39
36
32
27
22
39
34
30
26
22
18
810 810 742 753
40
36
31
25
15
14
833 833 761 765 666 712
41
35
25
20
10
9
780 780 662 715 587 662
35
29
19
15
6
LP
655 723 560 659 500 613
28
24
12
10
5 bar
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
40
25
12
7
5 bar
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
43
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
43
36
29
21
13
LP
---
ó
ó
ó
45
ó
ó
ó
ó
45
39
32
25
19
12
LP
814 810
39
30
20
11
7
5 bar
795 795 715 753
34
22
12
7
5 bar
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (LPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (KG). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 7 bar. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are
approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
40
32
24
11
LP
75M
507 659 447 602 397 549 768 772 628 727 553 685
19
18
7
LP
60M
344 579 310 515 291 466 462 689 397 647 367 613
11
11
5 bar
45M
223 458 216 416 208 382 242 587 235 530 227 484
7
LP
75M
50mm HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
170 318 167 280 163 254 170 318 170 367 170 337
5 bar
60M
45M
75M
45M
60M
45mm HOSE
38mm HOSE
LP
7 bar
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
15.5
14.0
12.0
10.0
8.6
7.0
5.2
3.5
FLOW (LPM)
REACTION
(KG)
5/3 BAR
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (BAR)
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112 119 172 107 152
82
124
68
60
51
63
53
42
58
51
44
56
47
38
51
45
39
91
75
58
88
77
65
79
66
51
75
66
56
71
59
66
58
124
101
126
108
108
89
108
93
128
---
---
---
179
93
84
80
71
71
62
117
110
101
93
91
81
163
163
141
138
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
195
---
---
---
---
---
---
195
167
139
340 340
166
115
110
---
---
---
---
---
---
183
---
---
---
---
---
---
182
156
331 329
149
130
283 306
106
103
207 279
59
71
122 242
28
33
97
LP
65 184
19
53
STD
250 ft.
(1) Number on top of each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100
PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
225
---
---
---
---
179
149
62
76
328 326 312 315
---
121
95
80
223 174 196 157 177 248 269 216 241 195 218 329 328 293 303 264 283
250 199
102
91
129 122 112 102 100
89
88
67
181 181 155 154
77
81
139 134
126
97
80
---
183 209 160 184 144 166 227 255 199 226 179 205 307 311 268 287
72
60
47
242 268
175
150
125
119
28
35
65 194
19
LP
53 102
STD
245 299 223 288
66
82
206
37
107
LP
200 ft
135 265 128 254
---
70
56
28
65
194 145 171 131 154 204 237 179 210 162 190 273 294 240 270 217 250
200 165
83
76
105
74
72
57
144 144 125 123
64
99
64
91
84
81
112 108
61
40
86 152
40
19
53
STD
---
78
62
25
21
65
LP
61 116
17
50
STD
190 230
67
43
45
91 166
26
23
70
LP
62 127
17
51
STD
146 178 128 157 116 142 179 217 158 193 143 175 238 274 210 251
90
71
185
51
141
25
76
LP
160 208
76
47
99
27
63
18
51
STD
250 ft. 150 ft.
124 160 110 141 100 128 151 196 134 174 122 157 198 252 176 227
50
40
116
30
89
17
53
LP
200 ft
2 1/2" HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
126 182
46
33
89
45
100 141
35
77
73
52
144
23
59
128
38
33
98
83
32
24
60
94
28
38
110
65
36
25
104
30
24
69
41
21
118
33
27
74
22
61
31
72
23
56
15
48
STD
80
18
56
LP
57
16
49
STD
LP
STD
2" HOSE
250 ft. 150 ft.
91
20
62
LP
200 ft
59
17
50
14
47
14
45
15
50
15
47
17
54
48
16
STD
LP
STD
LP
150 ft.
STD
250 ft.
LP
200 ft
1 3/4" HOSE
STD
150 ft.
1 1/2" HOSE
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
100/55 PSI
For Nozzles with: Serial # TFT-H465101 and over or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
138 152 221 136 199
100
75
50
FLOW
(GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
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7 bar
LP
75M
7 bar
LP
45M
7 bar
LP
60M
7 bar
LP
75M
45mm HOSE
7 bar
LP
45M
7 bar
LP
60M
36
29
24
19
14
10
32
26
23
20
16
12
32
25
21
17
13
10
28
23
20
18
15
11
53
41
34
26
17
11
50
40
35
29
24
17
46
36
30
23
16
11
42
34
30
25
20
15
41
32
27
21
15
10
37
30
26
23
18
14
74
56
46
34
21
12
74
57
49
41
32
23
64
49
40
30
20
12
63
49
42
35
28
20
57
44
36
28
18
55
43
38
32
25
ó
ó
81
58
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
81
68
54
---
---
ó
ó
ó
---
88
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
ó
88
76
63
50
---
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
83
68
48
27
13
---
---
ó
ó
ó
ó
83
71
59
47
32
15
1287 1287 1253 1245
75
52
28
34
9
927 1132 844 1090 783 1056
30
13
16
511 1003 484 961 462 916
37
9
(1) Number on top of each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100
PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
38
31
27
23
19
14
13
17
246 780 246 734 246 696
9
---
42
33
27
21
15
10
18
10
844 659 742 594 670 939 1018 818 912 738 825 1245 1241 1109 1147 999 1071 ó
17.0 753
46
41
59
40
--40
30
82
35
55
82
35
51
70
46
45
70
63
61
15.5
12.0
10.0
8.6
7.0
5.2
11
8
ó
10
ó
8
693 791 606 696 545 628 859 965 753 855 678 776 1162 1177 1014 1086 916 1014
11
ó
8
ó
8
734 549 647 496 583 772 897 678 795 613 719 1033 1113 908 1022 821 946
14.0 625
38
34
48
34
33
26
65
29
45
65
29
41
57
38
37
56
51
49
7
ó
8
719 871
7
553 674 484 594 439 537 678 821 598 731 541 662 901 1037 795 950
9
606 787 1241 1234 1181 1192 1071 1158
8
469 606 416 534 379 484 572 742 507 659 462 594 749 954 666 859
6
LP
477 689
6
7 bar
379 534 337 469 310 424 450 651 405 575 371 522 575 836 515 753
7
LP
326 575
7
7 bar
75M
280 447 261 394 246 356 314 545 291 484 276 439 375 700 344 628
8
LP
60M
201 405 201 386 201 367
7 bar
45M
64mm HOSE
231 439
7
LP
189 246
7 bar
75M
50mm HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
182 204 178 189 170 178 189 235 185 212 182 201 193 288 193 265
7 bar
60M
38mm HOSE
LP
7 bar
223 344 216 303 212 273 231 416 227 371 223 337 238 534 235 481
3.5
7/4 BAR
For Nozzles with: Serial # TFT-H465101 and over or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
FLOW
(l/min)
45M
REACTION
(KG) 7 bar LP
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (bar)
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89
49
83
48
72
65
62
54
55
48
56
48
48
43
37
91
78
64
86
74
63
79
68
56
71
63
54
70
61
50
63
55
48
127
108
88
127
108
90
109
94
76
108
92
77
63
98
84
69
51
94
81
68
56
210
185
150
114
209
185
150
120
198
167
140
101
197
173
140
112
356 355 349 348
42
19
LP
53 148
STD
165 187 144 164 130 148 203 225 178 201 160 182 276 276 242 255 217 236
57
40
57
31
76
52
157
LP
343 341 317 335
63
42
72
47
19
53
STD
145 170 124 149 115 135 177 206 156 182 141 165 239 256 210 234 189 218
45
64
33
81 145
26
88
50
17
LP
STD
300 300 290 290
49
39
54
162
29
96
LP
120 149 183 131 162 119 147 197 232 173 212 158 194
98
52
38
122 151 108 133
44
36
88
17
51
STD
252 269 224 260
42
30
101
33
107
LP
200 ft
126 148 203 132 182 121 166
31
52
93
31
48
103 115 157 103 139
77
35
25
114
34
34
85
41
26
67
130
39
39
126
96
24
29
18
51
STD
250 ft. 150 ft.
123 230 116 221
22
73
20
70
LP
200 ft
186
186
157
343 342
157
131
307 307
131
105
282 281
92
77
206 251
46
45
111 212
18
LP
53 140
STD
250 ft.
2 1/2" HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
133
27
63
23
112
31
82
25
58
15
48
STD
91
22
75
LP
60
16
49
STD
LP
STD
2" HOSE
250 ft. 150 ft.
104
25
84
LP
200 ft
64
17
50
16
60
14
45
18
65
15
47
20
71
48
16
STD
LP
STD
LP
150 ft.
STD
250 ft.
LP
200 ft
1 3/4" HOSE
STD
150 ft.
1 1/2" HOSE
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
75/45 PSI
For Nozzles with: Serial # TFT-H465101 and over or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
66
68
58
113
109
97
90
87
77
163
163
138
138
121
120
---
ó
---
---
ó
ó
---
ó
245
---
ó
245
375 373
255
255
232
380 378
232
368 367
(1) Number on top of each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100
PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
77
---
80
229 188 202 169 182 269 271 234 244 210 223 329 336 304 304 284 284
250 216
97
88
123 122 106
85
83
63
181 180 154 154 133 134
72
74
99
94
89
ó
225
200 216 174 190 157 172 249 257 216 231 195 211 312 313 289 288 266 269
202 160 178 144 160 227 241 198 217 178 197 295 295 270 272 243 254 369 368 362 361 356 354
200 183
81
72
102
70
235 234 222 221
210 209
70
53
145 145 123 123 110 107
61
98
62
88
80
79
175
150
125
100
75
50
FLOW
(GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
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5/3 BAR
LP
5 bar
LP
75M
5 bar
LP
45M
5 bar
LP
60M
5 bar
LP
75M
45mm HOSE
5 bar
LP
45M
5 bar
LP
60M
5 bar
LP
75M
50mm HOSE
7 bar
LP
45M
5 bar
LP
60M
5 bar
LP
75M
64mm HOSE
= STANDARD PRESSURE MODE
= LOW PRESSURE MODE
14
10
12
10
11
13
18
12
15
11
14
16
24
15
21
14
19
24
40
22
38
21
35
19
15
16
14
14
22
24
19
20
17
18
29
33
26
29
23
25
52
54
46
51
42
48
23
20
19
18
17
29
29
25
24
23
22
40
41
34
35
31
31
68
68
64
64
59
59
27
24
22
22
20
35
34
31
29
28
25
49
49
43
42
38
37
84
84
76
78
71
71
33
31
28
25
25
22
41
39
36
32
32
29
58
58
49
49
44
43
95
95
90
89
84
84
625 708 545 621 492 560 768 852 674 761 606 689 1045 1045 916 965 821 893 1347 1344 1321 1317 1298 1294
29
549 643 481 564 435 511 670 780 590 689 534 625 905 969 795 886 715 825 1298 1291 1200 1268 1162 1162
24
462 572 409 503 371 454 564 693 496 613 450 556 746 878 655 802 598 734 1136 1136 1098 1098 1067 1064
18
363 492 322 431 291 390 435 594 390 526 352 477 560 768 500 689 458 628 954 1018 848 984 780 950
11
242 394 227 344 220 310 276 477 254 424 238 382 333 613 307 549 288 503 466 871 439 836 420 802
30
31
26
51
49
44
41
39
35
74
74
63
63
55
54
ó
---
ó
---
---
111
---
ó
111
116
116
105
1438 1431
105
1419 1412 1393 1389
(1) Number on top of each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS). (2) In Standard mode, the average nozzle pressure is 100
PSI. (3) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (4) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
CAUTION: Changing to Low Pressure mode will typically increase nozzle reaction.
35
---
38
867 712 765 640 689 1018 1026 886 924 795 844 1245 1272 1151 1151 1075 1075 ó
17.0 818
44
41
56
39
61
--38
29
82
33
55
82
34
48
70
45
43
70
60
40
ó
15.5
757 818 659 719 594 651 942 973 818 874 738 799 1181 1185 1094 1090 1007 1018 ó
765 606 674 545 606 859 912 749 821 674 746 1117 1117 1022 1030 920 961 1397 1393 1370 1366 1347 1340
14.0 693
37
34
46
32
49
107 106 101 100
95
32
24
66
28
44
66
28
40
56
36
36
56
95
50
12.0
10.0
8.6
7.0
5.2
269 178 246 170 227 189 318 185 284 182 265 193 405 193 363 189 333 201 594 201 560 201 530
3.5 182
7
8
8
9
12
9
8
7
7
8
24
8
11
15
9
6
7
8
22
10
7
13
20
8
5 bar
60M
38mm HOSE
LP
7 bar
For Nozzles with: Serial # TFT-H465101 and over or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
Flow And Nozzle Reaction Chart
FLOW
(l/min)
45M
REACTION
(KG) 5 bar LP
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (bar)
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4.3 REACH AND TRAJECTORY
Care must be taken to avoid dents or nicks in the nozzle tip because they can seriously affect the stream reach.
The following are 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.
All reach testing was taken in still air conditions at an elevation of 30 degrees.
MID-FORCE
Flow range 70-200 GPM, automatic pressure
control at emergency low pressure mode.
NOZZLE TESTED
Mid-Force
Model: HM-VPGI
Serial #: TFTH-145249
MODEL
HD-VPGI
SHOWN
DUAL-FORCE
Flow range 70-250 GPM, automatic pressure
control with 100 PSI and emergency low
pressure mode.
NOZZLE TESTED
DUAL-FORCE
Model: HD-VPGI
Serial #: TFTH-041501
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5.0 NOZZLE CONTROLS
Nozzle control valves must be opened slowly to eliminate unnecessary strain on the hose and couplings and reduce pressure surges.
5.1 FLOW CONTROL
5.1.1 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 valve handle has detented
flow positions. These detent positions 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.
Nozzles attached to an in-service hose shall be stored in the off
position.
5.1.2 TIP ONLY
TASK FORCE TIPS
Tip only nozzles have NO shut-off valve within the nozzle and
MUST be used with a separate ball valve attached to the nozzle.
Using a nozzle without a shutoff is an unsafe practice and should
never be done.
5.1.3 BALL SHUT-OFF
A separate ball valve for use with Tip Only nozzles is 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. Close valve slowly to prevent water hammer. Note: In
partially open positions a ball valve will cause turbulence and
adversely affect stream quality. Nozzles attached to an in-service
hose shall be stored in the off position.
5.1.4 TWIST SHUT-OFF
On models that use a twist flow control, the valve is opened or
closed by rotating the valve ring. Rotating the ring clockwise
(as seen from the operating position behind the nozzle) closes
the valve, while counterclockwise rotation opens it. Detents are
provided at four intermediate positions and the position of the valve
is shown by the exposed valve position label. Nozzles attached to
an in-service hose shall be stored in the off position.
5.1.5 IMPULSE TRIGGER HLOW CONTROL
LOCK
TRIGGER
ON
WARNING
NOTE: THE TRIGGER RETURNS TO OFF
IF NOT HELD OR LOCKED
OFF
Do not intentionally release the nozzle while fl owing and trust the valve to shut off automatically.
The trigger nozzle’s ability to shut off by itself represents an extra level of safety when following
normal nozzle handling procedures. To rely on it as the sole means of safety increases the risk
of injury from an out of control nozzle. Release nozzle when flow has stopped.
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5.1.5.1 IMPULSE TRIGGER LOCK
To Lock: Push on the lock while pulling back the trigger to
engage one of the four locked positions.
LOCK
LOCK PIVOT PIN
To Release: Pull back slightly on trigger without any pressure
on the lock. The spring loaded lock will automatically move to the
unlocked position.
TRIGGER
Use an 1/8” (3mm) punch to push out pin
and remove lock if the lock is not desired.
WARNING
When the trigger lock is engaged, the nozzle will not shut off if dropped. Always shut off nozzle
before releasing the pistol grip to avoid injury from an out of control nozzle.
5.1.5.2 TRIGGER FLOW CONTROL SPEED ADJUSTMENT
The IMPULSE valve contains a slow close mechanism to prevent
the nozzle from slamming off if the trigger is suddenly released.
The closing speed is set at the factory to be slow enough to
reduce water hammer, (“water hammer” is always present in
any valve when it is shut off. The slow close mechanism will
reduce this but cannot eliminate it completely) but fast enough
to reduce the potential danger of hose whipping from a dropped
nozzle. The closing speed may be adjusted as shown in the
Faster
figure.5.1.5.2.
Slower
Close
Close
Do not unscrew the adjuster past the end of the hand grip (to unscrew it too far could result in the loss of dampening fluid.)
WARNING
As the closing time is increased so does the risk of injury from an out of control nozzle. A flowing
nozzle can cause injury within the first second of lost control. Use caution when adjusting the
closing speed and always verify performance after adjustment.
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5.1.5.3 NORMAL OPERATING POSITION
90°
Slow Closer
Operating Range
Slow Closer
Operating Range
Horizontal
15°
45°
WARNING
45°
The Slow Close Feature relies on a fluid and air combination in the pistol grip. For proper function,
the pistol grip should be within its normal operating position. The normal operating position
is with the nozzle horizontal or pointing up with the pistol grip within 45 degrees of vertical.
Releasing the trigger suddenly outside of the normal orientation will likely result in faster shut-off
causing a higher pressure spike and increasing the risk of a burst hose. Do not suddenly release
the trigger when operating outside of the nozzle’s normal orientation.
5.2 PATTERN AND FLUSH CONTROL
5.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
TFT’s 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 flow, the stream should be “trimmed” after changing the flow to obtain the straightest and
farthest reaching stream. To properly trim the stream, first open the pattern to 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.
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5.2.2 FLUSH CONTROL
Small debris passes through the debris screen (if equipped) and may get caught inside the nozzle. This trapped material will cause
poor stream quality, shortened reach, and reduced flow. To remove small debris, the nozzle may be flushed as follows:
• While still flowing water, rotate the SHAPER counterclockwise (as viewed from
behind the nozzle) to the flush position. (increased resistance will be felt on
the SHAPER or RING as the nozzle goes into flush) This will open the nozzle
allowing debris to pass through.
• During flush the nozzle reaction will decrease as the pattern becomes wider and
the pressure drops. The nozzle operator must be prepared for an increase of
nozzle reaction when returning the nozzle from the flush position to retain control
of the nozzle.
• Rotate the SHAPER out of flush to continue normal operations.
WARNING
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
the nozzle and remove debris.
5.3 STANDARD/LOW PRESSURE KNOB MID-FORCE & DUAL-FORCE
For situations where the standard pressure setting at the nozzle is impractical, the MID-FORCE or DUAL-FORCE may be switched
to a low pressure mode. In the low pressure mode the nozzle pressure is reduced by about 50% while maintaining a usable stream
and increasing the flow. The nozzle operator must be prepared for a change in reaction when changing modes. See the flow chart
in section 4.2 for actual performance.
To switch to the low pressure mode, shut off water flow with valve and turn knob at front of nozzle (see figure 4) counterclockwise
(when viewed from front). Reopen valve to flow water at reduced pressure. Repeat the process, except turn knob clockwise, to return
to standard pressure operation
Dual-Force
Mid-Force
Knob In
Standard Operating Mode
Dual-Force
Mid-Force
Knob In
Low Pressure Mode
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6.0 USE WITH FOAM
The nozzle may be used with foam solutions. Refer to fire service training for the proper use of foam.
WARNING
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
• Clear path to deliver foam, as hoses and 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 are 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.
Use of compressed air foam (CAF) with hand held nozzles can cause sudden surges in nozzle
reaction force resulting in risk of injury or death from loss of footing or hose whipping. Be
prepared for sudden changes in nozzle reaction caused by:
• Slug loading (Loss of foam concentrate sends slugs of air and water into the nozzle)
• Sudden release of built-up pressure in the hose when opening a nozzle
6.1 FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENTS
Multi-expansion or low expansion aspirating attachments may be used with nozzles to increase the expansion ratio. These foam
tubes attach and detach quickly from the nozzle. As expansion ratio is increased, the reach of the nozzle will be decreased due to
the greater amount of bubbles in the stream and their ability to penetrate the air. Generally the straight stream 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.
For specific information, see LIA-025 (MANUAL: Foam Attachments for TFT Nozzles).
7.0 USE OF NOZZLES
7.1 MID-FORCE AND DUAL-FORCE NOZZLES
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 it is being generated. The flow rate depends largely on the pump discharge pressure and hose friction loss. It can 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
This manual is not intended to act as a training guide for safe fireground tactics and operations. For additional information visit www/
tft.com or contact customer service at 800-348-2686.
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.
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7.2 CAFS-FORCE 1 AND CAFS-FORCE 2 NOZZLES
The CAFS-FORCE 1 and CAFS-FORCE 2 nozzles are optimized for use with compressed air foam systems, CAFS. They have a
streamlined flow path with no gasket grabber. The CAFS-FORCE nozzles have two settings: Standard pressure/Water and Low
Pressure/CAFS. The CAFS-FORCE tip can be removed to use the valve as a smoothbore. See Section 4.0 Flow Characteristics for
CAFS-FORCE Nozzle flow characteristics.
Hose handling techniques with compressed air foam (CAF) differ considerably from liquid filled hoses as a result of the added energy
stored by pressurized air. The authority having jurisdiction must establish safe CAF operational procedures and insure appropriate
training.
CAFS-Force2
CAFS-Force1
Knob In Standard Pressure Water Mode
CAFS-Force2
CAFS-Force1
Knob In Low Pressure CAFS Mode
WARNING
Use of compressed air foam (CAF) with hand held nozzles can cause sudden surges in nozzle
reaction force resulting in risk of injury or death from loss of footing or hose whipping. Be
prepared for sudden changes in nozzle reaction caused by:
Slug loading (Loss of foam concentrate sends slugs of air and water into the nozzle)
Sudden release of built-up pressure in the hose when opening a nozzle
8.0 APPROVALS
Many nozzle configurations carry the FM Approval rating, NFPA certification, or EN certification.
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9.0 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
The TFT nozzle 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 standard grips or LTT-115 for Trigger
Controlled Valves.
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
9.1 IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM NOZZLE COLORED PISTOL GRIPS
The TFT Impulse Trigger Valve System nozzles are supplied with black pistol grip covers. The pistol grip covers are available from
TFT in various colors for those departments wishing to color code the nozzle to the discharge controls. Follow the steps below to
change the pistol grip cover.
Cap (TN103)
(1/2 in square drive)
Pistol Grip Cover
(TN691-BLK)
Adjusting Screw (TN102)
(3/16 in Allen Wrench)
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1) Orient nozzle vertically. This keeps the dampening fluid in the
pistol grip from spilling out.
2) Remove the Cap. (1/2 in square drive) The Adjusting Screw
(3/16 in Allen Wrench) may need to be turned in or removed
to be able to engage the square pocket in the cap. Note the
position of the Adjusting Screw before moving it.
3) Slide off the Pistol Grip Cover and install a new one. Be sure
the Pistol Grip Cover’s internal rib is toward the back of the
nozzle.
4) Reinstall the Cap until it bottoms out on its shoulder.
5) Reinstall or reposition the Adjusting Screw if it has been
moved from its original location.
6) Flow nozzle to check performance of slow closer. Adjust as
needed (see section 5.1.5.2).
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10.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 (“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 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327, 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
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11.0 MAINTENANCE
TFT nozzles 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. Do not drop or throw equipment.
11.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
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.
The field use of Break Free CLP (spray or liquid) lubricant will help to restore the smooth and free operation of the nozzle. However,
these lubricants do not have the washout resistance and long-term performance of the silicone grease. Therefore, re-application of
Break Free CLP will be needed on a regular basis. CAUTION: Aerosol lubricants contain solvents that can swell O-Rings if applied
in excess. The swelling can inhibit smooth operation of the moving parts. When used in moderation, as directed, the solvents quickly
evaporate without adversely swelling the O-Rings.
The nozzle can be returned to the factory for a complete checkup and re-lubrication with silicone grease
PART ONE — COUPLING DOWN
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the COUPLING end down.
CLOSE the valve handle and set the pattern to STRAIGHT STREAM. Then
spray a short burst into these areas:
#1 FRONT PATTERN CONTROL SEAL
Spray in between the pattern control and the barrel.
#2 PRESSURE CONTROL UNIT
Place check sticks behind baffle while shaper is in flush. Cycle baffle in and
out using check sticks several times to work lubrication into o-rings.
#3 FRONT SLIDER SEAL
a) Rotate shaper into FLUSH position.
b) Spray down the front end of the nozzle to dribble lubricant into the
clearances between the shaper and the valve body.
While holding nozzle at the angle, wait 30 seconds for the lubricant to penetrate into the clearances. Cycle the valve handle and
rotate the shaper from straight stream to full flush several times, and then proceed to the next section.
PART TWO — COUPLING UP
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the BUMPER end down.
OPEN the valve handle and set the pattern to FLUSH. Spray a short burst
in these areas:
#4 REAR SHAPER SEAL
Spray down the clearance between the label and the shaper guide.
#5 REAR SLIDER SEAL
Spray into the clearance between the slider and the valve body.
#6 FLUSH MECHANISM SEAL
a) With the handle on the top, spray down into the nozzle. The aerosol
extension tip will help direct the spray into clearances leading to the O-Ring.
b) Rotate nozzle so the valve is on the bottom and spray another short burst.
#7 DETENTS IN THE HANDLE
Spray a small amount on the detent followers located in the handle.
While holding nozzle at the angle, wait 30 seconds, then cycle the valve handle several times. Rotate the pattern control from straight
stream to full flush several times. The pattern control should move freely and easily. The barrel cone should move forward to within
1/16” of the baffle before the shaper reaches straight stream position. Wipe off excess lubricant.
IF THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT RESTORE SMOOTH AND FREE OPERATION OF ALL THE MOVING PARTS,
THEN FACTORY SERVICE IS NEEDED. • 24-HOUR HOT LINE — 800-348-2686 • www.tft.com
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11.2 IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE LUBRICATION
1) Insert tube from BreakFree into drain
hole in pistol grip.
Holding a rag around the tube here
can help keep excess BreakFree
from the outside of the nozzle.
2) With nozzle upside down spray a 2
second burst into the pistol grip.
Holding a rag around the tube here
can help keep excess BreakFree
from the outside of the nozzle.
3) Keep nozzle upside down for at least
10 seconds to allow the BreakFree to
flow into the valve area.
4) Check for smooth and free operation
of the trigger. Repeat a second time if
needed.
If this procedure does not restore trigger operation then factory service is needed.
24 hour Technical Service and Support - 800-348-2686 - www.tft.com
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11.3 SERVICE TESTING
In accordance with NFPA 1962 (2013), nozzles must be tested a minimum of annually. Nozzles failing any part of this test must be
removed from service, repaired and retested upon completion of the repair.
11.3.1 HYDROSTATIC TESTING
Each nozzle with a shut off mechanism shall be tested in the following manner.
1. The nozzle shall be placed in a device capable of holding it and the shut off shall be closed.
2. A device capable of exerting a hydrostatic pressure of 300 psi (2070 kPa) or 1.5 times the maximum operating pressure,
whichever is higher, shall be attached to the nozzle.
3. All air shall be bled from the system.
4. The gage pressure shall be increased by 50 psi (3.5 bar or 345 kPa) increments, held for 30 seconds at each pressure up to
the maximum pressure for which the nozzle is being tested, and then held for one minute without leakage.
5. There shall be no sign of leakage through the valve or shut off.
11.3.2 FLOW TESTING
Flow testing must be conducted in the following manner.
1. The nozzle shall be mounted so that the flow rate and pressure through the nozzle and the pressure at the inlet can be
accurately measured.
2. With the shut off fully open, the inlet pressure shall be adjusted to the rated pressure ±2 percent.
3. The valve or shut off and pattern controls shall be operated through their full range of motion at 100 psi (6.9 bar or 690 kPa)
with no signs of leaking, binding or other problems.
4. Evaluate the flow of nozzles as defined by NFPA 1964 in the following manner:
Automatic (Constant Pressure) Spray Nozzles
1. The flow rate shall slowly be increased to the maximum rated flow, and the minimum and maximum pressures through
the flow range recorded.
2. Nozzles shall maintain their rated pressure ±15 psi (±1 bar or ±100 kPa) throughout the rated flow range.
11.3.3 RECORDS
A record of testing and repairs must be maintained from the time the nozzle is purchased until it is discarded. Each TFT nozzle is
engraved with a unique serial number which, if so desired, can be used to identify nozzle for documentation purposes.
The following information, if applicable, must be included on the test record for each nozzle:
1. Assigned identification number
2. Manufacturer
3. Product or model designation
4. Vendor
5. Warranty
6. Hose connection size
7. Maximum operating pressure
8. Flow rate or range
9. Date received and date put in service
10. Date of each service test and service test results
11. Damage and repairs, including who made the repairs and the cost of repair parts
12. Reason removed from service
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013
ed., Section 5.5.4). Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
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11.4 REPAIR
Factory service is available with repair time seldom exceeding one day in our facility. Factory-serviced nozzles are repaired by
experienced technicians, wet tested to original specifications, 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. Contact the factory or visit the web site at www.tft.com
for parts lists, exploded views, test procedures and troubleshooting guides.
Performance tests shall be conducted on the nozzle after a repair, or anytime a problem is reported to verify operation in accordance
with TFT 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.
CAUTION
Any alterations to the nozzle and its markings could diminish safety and constitutes a misuse
of this product.
12.0 OPERATION AND INSPECTION CHECKLIST
BEFORE EACH USE the nozzle must be inspected to this checklist:
1) There is no obvious damage such as missing, broken or loose parts, damaged labels etc.
2) Debris screen is free of debris
3) Coupling is tight and leak free
4) Valve operates freely through full range and regulates flow
5) “OFF” position does fully shut off and flow is stopped
6) Nozzle flow is adequate as indicated by pump pressure and nozzle reaction
7) Shaper turns freely and adjusts pattern through full range
8) Shaper turns into full flush and out of flush with normal flow and pressure restored
9) Shaper detent (if so equipped) operates smoothly and positively.
BEFORE BEING PLACED BACK IN SERVICE, nozzles must be inspected to this checklist;
1) All controls and adjustments are operational
2) Shut off valve (if so equipped) closes off the flow completely
3) There are no broken or missing parts
4) There is no damage to the nozzle that could impair safe operation (e.g. dents, cracks, corrosion or other defects)
5) The thread gasket is in good condition
6) The waterway is clear of obstructions
7) Nozzle is clean and markings are legible
8) Coupling is retightened properly
9) Shaper is set to desired pattern
10) Shutoff handle is stored in the OFF position
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013
ed., Section 5.2.2). Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
WARNING
Any nozzle failing any part of the checklist is unsafe for use and must have the problem corrected
before use or being placed back into service. Operating a nozzle that has failed the checklist is
a misuse of this equipment.
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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