LIM-045

LIM-045
MANUAL:
MASTERSTREAM with Flush Nozzle Series
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, 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
This instruction manual is intended to familiarize firefighters and maintenance personnel with the operation, servicing and
safety procedures associated with the Masterstream Series firefighting nozzles.
This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.
Masterstream 1250 Selectable Flow with Flush
500-750-1000-1250 GPM @ 100 PSI
2000-3000-3800-4800 l/min @ 7 BAR
Masterstream 1000 Selectable Flow with Flush
350-500-750-1000 GPM @ 100 PSI
1300-2000-3000-3800 l/min @ 7 BAR
Masterstream 1250 Fixed Flow with Flush
1250 GPM @ 100 PSI K = 125
4800 l/min @ 7 BAR
Masterstream 1000 Fixed Flow with Flush
1000 GPM @ 100 PSI – K=100
3800 l/min @ 7 BAR
Masterstream 1250 Automatic Pressure with Flush
300-1250 GPM @ 80-120 PSI
1100-4800 l/min @ 5.5-8.3 BAR
Masterstream 1000 Automatic Pressure with Flush
300-1000 GPM @ 80-120 PSI
1100-3800 l/min @ 5.5-8.3 BAR
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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Table Of Contents
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
2.0 SAFETY
3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1 VARIOUS MODELS & TERMS
3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
3.3 USE WITH SALT WATER
4.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 AUTOMATIC
4.2 SELECTABLE FLOW
4.3 FIXED FLOW
4.4 FLUSHING DEBRIS
5.0 REACH AND TRAJECTORY
6.0 OPERATION
6.1 PATTERN CONTROL
6.2 DETERMINING FLOW WITH PRE-PIPED MONITORS
6.3 USE WITH FOAM
7.0 DRAWINGS AND PART LIST
7.1 MANUAL DRAWING AND PART LIST
8.0 WARRANTY
9.0 MAINTENANCE
9.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
9.2 SERVICE TESTING
9.2.1 FLOW TESTING
9.2.2 RECORDS
9.3 REPAIR
10.0 ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
11.0 INSPECTION CHECKLIST
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
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Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Service Association
P.O. Box 147, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • www.FEMSA.org
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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 Z535.4-2011, 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
OPERATING NOTE ABOUT AUTOMATIC NOZZLES: The automatic nozzle is considerably different than Fixed and Selectable Flow
nozzles because of basic changes in the operating principle. These differences not only assure the most effective operation under
a variety of conditions, but will also utilize the available water supply most efficiently. It is important that nozzle operators, pump
operators, and officers be fully aware of these differences. Therefore, proper instruction is required for safe and effective operations.
DANGER
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
CAUTION
CAUTION
NOTICE
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.
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.
WARNING Injury can result from an inadequately supported monitor. The monitor mount must be
capable of supporting 931 lbs (422 kg) of nozzle reaction force.
Some volatile liquids can be ignited by static discharge.
Static build-up can occur from:
• Electrochemical separation of charge as water drains through low conductivity, refined
products.
• Applying foam over a low conductivity liquid of sufficient depth to retain the charge created
as the foam blanket drains.
• Streaming currents as water or foam is introduced into the storage tank.1
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 equipment
• Distance from the nozzle to the line or equipment
• Size of the stream
• Whether the stream is solid or broken
• Purity of the water2
The stream exiting a nozzle is very powerful and capable of causing injury and property damage.
Make sure the nozzle is securely attached and pointing in a safe direction before water is turned
on. Use care in directing the stream.
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.
Nozzle must be properly connected. Mismatched or damaged threads may cause nozzle to leak or
uncouple under pressure and could cause injury.
Do not connect aluminum to brass or brass to aluminum. Dissimilar metals coupled together
can cause galvanic corrosion that will freeze the threaded joint or cause complete loss of thread
engagement. If dissimilar metals must be coupled together, the effects of corrosion can be greatly
delayed by various coatings on the metal such as powder paint, hard anodizing, or silicone grease.
To prevent mechanical damage, do not drop or throw equipment.
1 Electrostatic Hazards of Foam Blanketing Operations by Peter Howels. Industrial Fire Safety July/August 1993
2 The Fire Fighter and Electrical Equipment, The University of Michigan Extension Service, Fourth Printing 1983. Page 47.
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3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Master Stream 1250 with Flush has the ability to produce an excellent hard-hitting stream at any flow from 300 GPM to 1250
GPM (1100 l/min to 4800 l/min). Easily adjustable from a straight stream to a wide dense fog pattern, the Master Stream 1250 with
Flush is standard with a rugged aluminum bumper with fixed fog teeth. The nozzle features a selector ring behind the shaper that
allows gallonage selection or flushing the nozzle of debris without shutting down flow. Applications include truck mounted deluge
devices, aerials, fireboats, industrial applications, or when flush while flowing is necessary or desired. The Master Stream 1250 with
Flush is suitable for use with foam and accepts the FJ-LX-M Foamjet low expansion air aspirating attachment.
3.1 VARIOUS MODELS AND TERMS
Stream Shaper / Bumper
Serial #
Selector Ring
Coupling
Flow Selection Indicator
Figure 3.1
3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
NOZZLE
SERIES
FLOW RANGE
PSI
BAR
1250 Selectable
500 / 750 / 1000 / 1250 2000 / 3000 / 3800 / 4800
100
7
1000 Selectable
350 / 500 / 750 / 1000
1300 / 2000 / 3000 / 3800
100
7
1250 Fixed
1250
4800
100
6
125
1000 Fixed
1000
3700
100
6
100
1250 Automatic
300-1250
1100-4800
80-120
5.5-8.3
1000 Automatic
300-1000
1100-3800
80-120
5.5-8.3
GPM
Weight
Max Flow
Max Operating Pressure
Max Fog Angle
Operating Temp Limits
NOMINAL PRESSURE
L/min
US
METRIC
11.1 LBS
5.0 KG
1250 GPM
4800 LPM
120 PSI
8.3 BAR
110°
110°
-25°F to 135°F
-40°C to 57°C
K-Factor
3.3 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.
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4.0 FLOW CHARACTERISTICS
4.1 AUTOMATIC
The operating pressure of the Masterstream Automatic with Flush
Nozzles is user adjustable. Pressure adjustment is performed by
twisting the knob on the front of the nozzle to the desired pressure
setting. Figures 4.1- show typical flow performance for each model
when adjusted to the marked pressure settings. The automatic
pressure control will maintain the set pressure anywhere within
the flow ranges shown on the graphs, which vary according to
pressure setting.
Figure 4.1
MASTERSTREAM 1250 AUTOMATIC WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
FLOW (L/MIN)
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
140
9
120 PSI SETTING
120
8
110 PSI SETTING
90 PSI SETTING
6
80 PSI SETTING
80
5
60
4
PRESSURE (BAR)
PRESSURE (PSI)
7
100 PSI SETTING
100
3
40
2
20
1
0
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
0
1600
FLOW (GPM)
Figure 4.1A MASTERSTREAM 1250 AUTOMATIC WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
MASTERSTREAM 1000 AUTOMATIC WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
FLOW (L/MIN)
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
140
9
120
120 PSI SETTING
8
110 PSI SETTING
7
100 PSI SETTING
90 PSI SETTING
80
6
80 PSI SETTING
5
60
4
PRESSURE (BAR)
PRESSURE (PSI)
100
3
40
2
20
1
0
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
0
1600
FLOW (GPM)
Figure 4.1B MASTERSTREAM 1000 AUTOMATIC WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
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4.2 SELECTABLE FLOW
The Masterstream 1250 Selectable with Flush Nozzles allows the user to select one of several flow-limiting settings by turning the
selector ring at the base of the nozzle. The indicator on the selector ring lines up with the flow-limit selection. Figure 4.2 gives the
relationship of flow and pressure for each flow setting.
MASTERSTREAM 1250 SELECTABLE WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
FLOW (L/MIN)
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
140
1000 GPM
SETTING
750 GPM
SETTING
500 GPM
SETTING
120
9
1250 GPM
SETTING
8
7
6
PRESSURE (BAR)
PRESSURE (PSI)
100
80
5
60
4
3
40
2
20
1
0
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
0
1600
FLOW (GPM)
FIG 4.2A MASTERSTREAM 1250 SELECTABLE WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
MASTERSTREAM 1000 SELECTABLE WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
FLOW (L/MIN)
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
140
9
120
8
PRESSURE (PSI)
350 GPM
SETTING
80
500 GPM
SETTING
1000 GPM
SETTING
750 GPM
SETTING
6
5
60
4
PRESSURE (BAR)
7
100
3
40
2
20
1
0
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
0
1600
FLOW (GPM)
FIG 4.2B MASTERSTREAM 1000 SELECTABLE WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
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4.3 FIXED FLOW
The Masterstream 1250 and 1000 Fixed with Flush Nozzles are factory calibrated to K-125, K=100, or user-specified K-Factor.
Figure 4.3 shows the relationship between flow and pressure for various K-factors.
MASTERSTREAM FIXED WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
FLOW (L/MIN)
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
140
9
120
8
PRESSURE (PSI)
6
1000 GPM
80
5
60
1250 GPM
4
PRESSURE (BAR)
7
100
3
40
2
20
1
0
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
0
1600
FLOW (GPM)
FIG .4.3 MASTERSTREAM 1250 & 1000 FIXED WITH FLUSH PERFORMANCE
4.4 FLUSHING DEBRIS
Debris in the water may get caught inside the nozzle. This trapped material will cause poor stream quality, shortened reach and
reduced flow. The Masterstream 1250 with Flush Nozzle series is equipped with a flush setting on the selector ring that allows the
user to flush the nozzle while flowing. Turning the ring allows the baffle to move forward past the normal flow position. The opening
created is larger than the passageways inside the nozzle, and debris will be allowed to pass through the nozzle. Especially large
debris may be trapped in the inlet of the nozzle. To remove large debris, remove nozzle from plumbing and remove debris.
WARNING
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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.
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5.0
REACH AND TRAJECTORY
Care must be taken to avoid dents or nicks in the nozzle tip because they can seriously affect the stream reach.
VERTICAL DISTANCE (FEET)
30
40
METERS
50
60
70
80
90
MASTERSTREAM 1250, 80 PSI (5.5 BAR, 550 KPA)
20
15
10
B
D
0
20
40
GPM
FLOW
300
500
800
1000
1250
0
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
10
60
80
LBS
REACTION
142
237
379
473
591
20
00
120
140
160
180
200
220
HORIZONTAL DISTANCE (FEET)
30
40
METERS
50
240
60
260
LPM
FLOW
110
1900
3000
3800
4700
CURVE
A
B
C
D
E
5
E
C
A
CURVE
A
B
C
D
E
70
280
0
300
KGF
REACTION
64
107
172
215
268
80
90
MASTERSTREAM 1250, 100 PSI (7 BAR, 700 KPA)
20
15
C
10
A
0
20
40
GPM
FLOW
CURVE
VERTICAL DISTANCE (FEET)
20
80
LBS
REACTION
A
500
250
B
750
400
C
1000
D
1250
0
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
60
10
100
120
140
180
200
HORIZONTAL DISTANCE (FEET)
5
D
B
160
220
240
LPM
FLOW
CURVE
260
280
A
2000
120
510
3000
3800
180
230
630
D
4800
290
30
40
METERS
50
60
70
0
300
KGF
REACTION
B
C
20
80
90
MASTERSTREAM 1250, 120 PSI (8.3 BAR, 830 KPA)
20
15
C
10
A
0
20
CURVE
40
GPM
FLOW
60
80
LBS
REACTION
100
120
140
160
180
D
B
200
HORIZONTAL DISTANCE (FEET)
220
CURVE
A
240
LPM
FLOW
2000
260
280
A
500
280
750
440
B
3000
C
1000
550
C
3800
250
D
1250
690
D
4800
310
8
5
0
300
KGF
REACTION
130
B
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METERS
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
10
METERS
0
METERS
VERTICAL DISTANCE (FEET)
Notes on trajectory graphs:
• Graphs show approximate effective stream trajectory at 30 degrees elevation in no wind conditions. Distance to last water
drops approximately 10% farther.
• To estimate trajectories at elevations other than 30 degrees, refer to document LTT-135, available at www.tft.com.
• Trajectories shown are for water. The addition of foam is expected to decrease the reach by 10%.
• Tail or head winds of 20 MPH (30 KPH) may increase or decrease the range approximately 30%.
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6.0 OPERATION
6.1 PATTERN CONTROL
TFT’s Masterstream with Flush Series nozzles have full pattern control from straight stream to wide fog. On models with manual
shapers, turning the stream shaper clockwise (as seen from the operating position behind the nozzle) moves the shaper to the
straight stream position.
Since the stream trim point varies with flow, the nozzle 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 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.
6.2 DETERMINING FLOW WITH PRE-PIPED MONITORS
The simplest procedure to determine flow with automatic nozzles is with a flow meter. If a flow meter is unavailable, then the flow
may be estimated using pressure loss data between the nozzle and an in-line pressure gauge at the pump or considerably upstream
from the nozzle. Data is taken with a smooth bore nozzle and handheld pitot gauge. Note: Equations assume no substantial change
in elevation between in-line pressure gauge and nozzle.
Step1: Determine flow of smooth bore nozzle.
Flow water with a smooth bore nozzle and record the nozzle’s size, pitot pressure and in-line pressure gauge reading. The smooth
bore nozzle’s flow is calculated from the Freeman formula:
Where: F = 29.71 for English units (GPM, INCHES, PSI)
F = .667 for metric units (LPM, MM, BAR) Note: 1 BAR=100 KPA
flow in GPM (or LPM)
Qsmooth
D
exit diameter in INCHES (or MM)
pitot pressure in PSI (or BAR)
Ppitot
Qsmooth = F x D
2
Ppitot
Step 2: Find pressure loss constant.
Using the results from step 1, use the following equation to calculate the pressure loss constant between the in-line pressure gauge
and the nozzle:
Where: C piping pressure loss constant in GPM2/PSI (or LPM2/BAR)
in-line pressure gauge reading in PSI (or BAR)
Pinline
2
Q smooth
C=
Pin-line - Ppitot
Step 3: Calculate flow with automatic nozzle.
Using the pressure loss constant from step 2 and the following equation, the flow with an automatic nozzle can be calculated for your
particular installation.
Where: Qauto
Pauto
automatic nozzle flow in GPM (or LPM)
nominal nozzle operating pressure in PSI (or BAR)
Qauto =
(Pin-line - Pauto )C
Mount a graph or table of the results adjacent to the in-line pressure gauge. Deliver any desired flow by adjustment of pump pressure.
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6.3 USE WITH FOAM
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
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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.
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7.0 DRAWINGS AND PART LISTS
7.1 MANUAL DRAWING AND PART LIST
15 14
13 12
11 10
8 7
6
21 20
19
5 4
3 2
1
18
17
16
15
14 13
15 1
14 13
10
9
10
4 3
2
ol
1
Selec
ta
Press ble
ure C
ontro
l
9
3 2
35 34
Autom
a
Press tic
ure C
ontr
1
33
32
31
Fixed
Baffle
Comp
onen
ts
30
29
28 27
26
25
24 23
49
48 47
22
46
45
25
44
43
42 41
40
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DESCRIPTION
RETAINING RING 3/16" EXTERNAL
STAINLESS
CALIBRATION SCREW
QTY.
1
M566
2
V2130
1
MS760
5
7/32" ACETAL BALL
CONTROL SPRING MASTER
1500/2000/4000
8-32 X 1" BUTTON HEAD SCREW
2
VT08-32BH1.0
6
3/16" TORLON BALL
2
V2120-TORLON
7
STO DETENT SPRING
2
VM4200
8
ADJUSTING KNOB
1
M536
9
CAP - SELECTABLE & FIXED
1
M534
10
O-RING-235
1
VO-235
11
1/8 X 5/8 HDP SPIROL PIN
2
VP125X625H
12
CAP
1
M535
13
FLUSH SEAL
1
M525
14
O-RING-021
1
VO-021
15
POPPET
1
M540
16
RETURN SPRING
1
MM770
17
BAFFLE
1
M530
18
O-RING-119
1
VO-119
19
SHAPER
1
M503
20
NYLON BUSHING 1/4" LONG
2
M556
21
CAM SCREW
6
FF126
22
O-RING-348
1
VO-348
23
WEAR STRIP
1
MM210
24
BARREL CONE
1
M501
25
26
O-RING-237
O-RING-014
2
1
VO-237
VO-014
27
O-RING-006
4
VO-006
28
CONTROL ROD - 1250
1
M572
CONTROL ROD - 1000
1
M572A
29
ROD SPRING - MASTER 1250
1
M557
30
SHAFT - 1250
1
M575
SHAFT - 1000
1
M575A
31
BARREL
1
M507
32
QUAD-RING-239
2
VOQ-4239
33
STREAM STRAIGHTENER
1
M505
34
LOCKING SLEEVE
1
MM271
35
SHAFT LOCK NUT
1
M560
36
O-RING-243
1
VO-243
37
NYLON BUSHING 3/8" LONG
2
AY307
38
SELECTOR RING
1
M550
39
SELECTOR RING SCREW
2
M561
40
SELECTOR INNER RING
1
M555
41
KEY
2
M559
42
ROD LOCK NUT
2
M585
43
NOSE CONE TIP
1
M577
44
NOSE CONE
1
M576
45
BASE RING
1
M500
46
3/16" SS BALL
48
V2120
47
COUPLING 2.5"NHF RL
1
M307*
48
1/4-28 X 1/2 SOCKET SET SCREW
1
49
GASKET 2.5"
1
* Consult Factory for special threads
1
2
3
4
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8.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of its
nozzles and other equipment (“equipment”), and to anyone to whom it is transferred, that the equipment shall be free from defects in
material and workmanship during the five (5) year period from the date of purchase.
TFT’s obligation under this warranty is specifically limited to replacing or repairing the equipment (or its parts) which are shown by
TFT’s examination to be in a defective condition attributable to TFT. To qualify for this limited warranty, the claimant must return the
equipment to TFT, at 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 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.
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9.0 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.
9.1 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.
Lube
Lube I.D.
O-Ring
Shaft
Lube
Return
Spring
Cylinder
Pressure
Control Unit
Subassembly
Figure 9.1 - Master stream 1250 Front End Parts
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.
For additional information refer to http://www.tft.com/literature/literature.cfm?action=literature
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.
9.2 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.
9.2.1 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:
Basic Spray Nozzles shall flow no less than and no more than 10 percent over the rated flow at the rated pressure in the
straight stream and wide-angle fog settings.
Constant and Selectable Gallonage Nozzles shall flow no less than and no more than 10 percent over the rated flow at the
rated pressure at each predetermined flow selection.
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.
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013 ed., Section 5.3).
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
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9.2.2 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
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013 ed., Section 5.3).
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
9.3 REPAIR
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. 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 each 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 PRODUCT NAME and its markings could diminish safety and constitutes a
misuse of this product.
For additional information on care, maintenance and testing, refer to: NFPA 1962: Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service
Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances, 2013 Edition
10.0 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.
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11.0 INSPECTION CHECKLIST
BEFORE EACH USE, the nozzle must be inspected for proper operation and function according to this checklist:
1. There is no damage to the appliance that could impair safe operation (e.g. dents, cracks, corrosion, missing, broken or loose
parts, damaged markings, or other defects)
2. The waterway is clear of obstructions
3. Coupling is tight and leak free
4. Gaskets are in good condition
5. Shaper moves smoothly to all positions
6. Nozzle flow is adequate as indicated by pump pressure and nozzle reaction
7. Shaper detent (if so equipped) operates smoothly and positively
8. Selector Ring moves smoothly to all flow positions and flush
9. The shut off valve (if so equipped) operates as designed and shuts the flow off completely
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 appliance that could impair safe operation (e.g. dents, cracks, corrosion, missing, broken or loose
parts, damaged markings, 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. Selector ring is set to desired position
10. Shaper is set to desired pattern
NFPA 1962: Standard for the care, use, inspection, service testing, and replacement of fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances. (2013 ed., Section 5.3).
Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Agency.
WARNING
Any 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.
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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