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MANUAL:

EDUCTOR 125 SERIES IN-LINE

MANUAL FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

WARNING

Read instruction manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the manual and receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. Users who have not read and understood all operating and safety instructions are not qualifi ed to operate this eductor. This instruction manual is intended to familiarize fi refi ghters and maintenance personnel with the operation, servicing, and safety procedures associated with the eductor. This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.

95

GPM

Eductor

Inlet 200 psi (14 bar)

Consult Manual for Hoselay and Nozzle Selection.

95

GPM

Eductor

WARNING

Read manual before use.

MODEL

UE-095

Æ

800-348-2686 www.tft.com

UL211

Inlet Pressure:

200 PSI (13.8 Bar)

Maximum

Back Pressure:

130 PSI (8.9 Bar)

Concentration Settings

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

Models: 125 GPM (475 l/min)

95 GPM (360 l/min)

60 GPM (227 l/min)

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

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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1.0 MEANING OF SIGNAL WORDS

2.0 SAFETY

3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

3.2 GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

4.0 FOAM SELECTION

Table Of Contents

5.0 MAXIMUM HOSE LAY

6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION

7.0 TROUBLE-SHOOTING

8.0 WARRANTY

9.0 DRAWING AND PARTS LIST

10.0 FOAM BUCKET ARRANGEMENT

10.1 FOAM SUPPLY LOGISTICS

11.0 MAINTENANCE

4.2 CLASS B FOAM

1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS

A safety related message is identifi ed by a safety alert symbol and a signal word to indicate the level of risk involved with a particular hazard. Per ANSI standard Z535.6-2006, the defi nitions 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, may result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.

NOTICE

2.0 SAFETY

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

• Make sure there is enough foam concentrate prepared before fi ghting fi re. TFT’s eductors are calibrated 15% more than the nominal rate, or half percent point, which ever is less. Per FOAM EQUIPMENT AND LIQUID CONCENTRATES – UL 162, the liquid concentrate induction rate of a proportioner, expressed as a percentage of the fl ow rate of the mixed water plus concentrate solution, shall be minus zero (0) percent, plus thirty (30) percent of the manufacturer’s specifi ed induction rate or one percent point, whichever is less.

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

Make sure the nozzle gallonage matches eductor’s gallonage.

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

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

DANGER

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

WARNING

Do not use Class A foam on Class B fi res or Class B foam on Class A fi res. Note: Some foam concentrates are universal and can be used on Class B fi res and spills and as a wetting agent on Class A fi res. (Refer to foam concentrate manufacturer’s recommendations for proper foam choice.)

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WARNING

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

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

• Mishandling of concentrates

• Plunging foam into pools of liquid fuels

• Directing foam onto yourself or other personnel

WARNING

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

3.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

UE-060-NF

UE-095-NF

UE-125-NF

UE-060-NJ

UE-095-NJ

UE-125-NJ

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 1.5”NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 1.5”NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 1.5”NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 2.5”NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 2.5”NH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 2.5”NH

UE-060-IF

UE-095-IF

UE-125-IF

UE-060-IJ

UE-095-IJ

UE-125-IJ

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 1.5”NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 1.5”NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 1.5”NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 60 GPM 2.5”NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 95 GPM 2.5”NPSH

INLINE EDUCTOR 125 GPM 2.5”NPSH

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

TFT’s 125 Series eductors can be used with 0.25% or 0.5% class A foam concentrates for wildland, rural and urban fi re suppression on

Class A fuels (wood, paper, combustible materials). On Class A materials the eductors are intended to be used for direct extinguishment, overhaul, and wetting of fuels. Some foam concentrates are corrosive, we recommend using only Class A concentrates that have received USDA and USFS approval.

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

The eductor can also be used with plain AFFF concentrates rated at 1%, 3%, or 6%, with various freeze protected foams, and with

FFFP foam types. These foams generally have a lower viscosity than the calibration viscosity of the TFT eductor and will be inducted faster than expected resulting in stronger concentrations. While this does not degrade foam quality, it does reduce the operating time for a given foam supply.

Standard inlet operating pressure is 200 psi on all 125 Series eductors (1400 kPa/14 bar).

3.1 PART IDENTIFICATION

PUSH BUTTON TO

BACK FLUSH.

METERING HEAD

TURN KNOB TO SET

PROPORTIONING RATE.

PROPORTIONING INDICATOR

RETRACT THE LOCKER RING

TO UNLOCK.

RELEASE THE LOCKER RING

TO ENGAGE.

CHECK DISK

36" LONG 1" ID CLEAR HOSE

(Not to Scale)

20" LONG 1" OD WAND

(Not to Scale)

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EDUCTOR BODY

Fig 3.1

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3.1 PART IDENTIFICATION cont.

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

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

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

¼% ½% 1% 3% 6%. Each foam setting has a precision sized metering orifi ce in the valve ball. The eductor cannot be operated between settings, as the metering orifi ces will not line up properly. The setting on the proportioning knob lines up with the white indicator ball.

The eductor body is equipped with two 5/16-18, ¾” deep mounting holes with set screw plugs. To mount the unit, remove the set screws and attach to the desired location using bolts with enough length to provide at least ½” engagement with the unit.

3.2 GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTION

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

Choose the right foam concentrate (see section 4)

Lay the right hose (see section 5)

Connect the right nozzle (see section 6)

Charge the hose and open the nozzle fully to establish the water fl ow.

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

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

3.3 CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

CAUTION

Do not back fl ush above 75 psi. Rapid back fl ush discharge from the wand could cause injury.

The back fl ush push button is pressure activated and must not be forced at pressures over 75 psi (5 bar).

4.0 FOAM SELECTION

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

CAUTION

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

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

4.1 CLASS A FOAM

SOLID FUEL - CLASS A

CLASS A FOAM

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

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

MOP UP & OVERHAUL

OPERATIONS

Apply with low expansion nozzle for:

- soaking and penetration of fuel

- reach

Apply with medium expansion nozzle for:

- greater coverage

- longer lasting

WILDLAND &

EXPOSURE PROTECTION

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

straight stream nozzle low expansion nozzle

medium expansion nozzle

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4.2 CLASS B FOAM

LIQUID FUEL - CLASS B

HYDROCARBONS

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

POLAR SOLVENTS

Examples are alcohol’s, 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.

AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam)

AR (Alcohol Resistant Foam)

AR (Alcohol Resistant Foam)

UNIGNITED 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

handheld nozzles.

Apply with

MEDIUM EXPANSION NOZZLE for vapor suppression

Apply with

MEDIUM EXPANSION NOZZLE for vapor suppression

4.3 FOAM COMPATIBILITY

CAUTION

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

Medium Expansion Nozzle — produces the greatest expansion ratios. It should be used on Class B fuels for vapor suppression and

Class A fuels when a longer lasting insulating layer of drier foam is desired.

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

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

4.4 FOAM CONSUMPTION

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

Setting

1/4%

1/2%

1%

3%

6%

60 GPM Eductor

Foam

Class

A

A

B

B

B

Time To Empty

5 Gallons

Foam

Flow Rate

33 min 20 sec 0.15 gpm

16 min 40 sec 0.3 gpm

8 min 20 sec

2 min 47 sec

1 min 23 sec

0.6 gpm

1.8 gpm

3.6 gpm

95 GPM Eductor

Time To Empty

5 Gallons

Foam

Flow Rate

20 min 50 sec 0.24 gpm

10 min 25 sec 0.5 gpm

5 min 16 sec

1 min 45 sec

53 sec

1.0 gpm

2.9 gpm

5.7 gpm

125 GPM Eductor

Time To Empty

5 Gallons

16 min

8 min

4 min

1 min 20 sec

40 sec

Foam

Flow Rate

0.3 gpm

0.6 gpm

1.3 gpm

3.8 gpm

7.5 gpm

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4.4 FOAM CONSUMPTION cont.

1.

2.

3.

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

National Foam. The calibration viscosity is 20 Centipoise.

The class B foam used for calibration is the “Universal Plus 3%

/6% Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam” (AR-AFFF) from National Foam. The calibration viscosity is 2892 centipoise tested with Brookfi eld #3 Spindle @ 30 rpm.

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

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

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

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

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

SETTING ACTUAL RATE

1/4%

1/2%

1%

3%

6%

0.287%

0.575%

1.15%

3.45%

6.5%

FOAM

CLASS

A

A

B

B

B

UL-162

TOLERANCE

.25 - .325%

.5 - .65%%

1 - 1.3%

3 - 3.9%

6 - 7.8%

5.0 MAXIMUM HOSE LAY

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

1%, 140psi back pressure is acceptable.

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

WARNING

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

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

Eductor

Rating

60 GPM at

200 PSI

95 GPM at

200 PSI

125 GPM at

200 PSI

TFT Inline Eductor Maximum Hose Lay and Elevation Chart

3% - 6% Solution

100 psi Nozzle 75 psi Nozzle

Up to 1% Solution

100 psi Nozzle 75 psi Nozzle

Hose Size

Inch

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

Maximum

Hose Lay Ft

Elevation

Ft

1.5

1.75

1.5

1.75

1.75

2

100

200

200

100

150

100

300

100

450

10

10

10

50

50

10

10

50

10

200

150

400

350

250

100

250

100

600

250

200

150

600

400

150

900

10

50

10

10

50

100

50

100

50

100

10

50

10

50

100

10

150

100

350

300

150

200

400

150

100

450

250

700

10

50

10

10

50

50

50

10

50

10

50

10

250

200

100

550

100

450

350

200

400

250

800

600

300

1200

900

500

300

200

10

50

100

10

100

10

50

100

50

100

50

100

10

50

10

50

100

10

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Eductor

Rating

230 l/min at

14 bar

360 l/min at

14 bar

475 l/min at

14 bar

Hose Size mm

38

45

38

45

45

50

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

3% - 6% Solution Up to 1% Solution

7 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

Elevation

Meter

30

60

90

30

140

45

30

60

30

3

3

3

15

3

15

3

3

15

5 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

60

45

105

75

185

120

45

275

185

75

30

60

45

120

75

30

Elevation

Meter

3

15

3

15

3

15

30

3

15

30

30

3

15

3

15

30

7 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

45

30

90

45

140

75

215

120

45

30

105

60

Elevation

Meter

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

3

15

5 bar Nozzle

Max Hose

Lay Meter

90

60

30

140

105

245

185

90

365

275

150

60

75

60

30

170

120

75

Elevation

Meter

3

15

30

3

15

3

15

30

3

15

30

30

3

15

30

3

15

30

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

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

6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION

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

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

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

Air-aspirating devices, such as the TFT FOAMJET, allow a wider selection of foam concentrates to be used, and can produce a better quality of fi nished foam. Air-aspirating attachments will, (1) improve the 1/4 drain time, (2) produce a more uniform bubble structure,

(3) improve the burn back resistance of the fi nished foam, and (4) the foam blanket is visibly thicker. This thicker foam blanket has better vapor suppression and is longer lasting than foam from non-aspirated nozzles. The fi nal expansion ratio and, therefore, the amount of fi nished foam, depends on the type of foam concentrate being used.

WARNING

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

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

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6.0 NOZZLE SELECTION cont.

Nozzle Name Nozzle Model #

Twister

Bubble Cup

Thunderfog

Ultimatic

Quadrafog

F2060, FS2060, FS2060P

F2060BC, FS2060BC,

FS2060BCP

FT200*, FTS200*

B*

FQ125**, FQS125**

UE-060 EDUCTOR 60 GPM

Water Flow

Setting GPM

60

60

Nozzle

Pressure psi

100

100

Low Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

BUILT IN

60

10-125 or 10-100

60

100 or 75

100 or 75

100 or 75

NONE

FJ-U

FJ-LX-FQ

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

FJ-MX-F

NONE

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-UMX

FJ-MX-FQ

Nozzle Name Nozzle Model #

Twister

Bubble Cup

Quadrafog

Metro 1

Thunderfog

Ultimatic

Mid-Matic

Mid-Force

Handline

Dual-Force

F2095, FS2095, FS2095P

F2095BC, F95BC, FS2095BC,

FS95BC, FS2095BCP, FS95BCP

FQ125**, FQS125**

ME1*

FT200*, FTS200*, FT250*,

FTS250*, JT250*, JTS250*

B*

HM-**

HML-*

HMD-**

HMDL-*

H-**

HL-**

HD-**

HDL-**

UE-095 EDUCTOR 95 GPM

Water Flow

Setting GPM

95

95

95

95

95

10-125 or 10-100

70-200

70-200

70-200

70-200

95-300

95-250

95-300

95-250

Nozzle

Pressure psi

100

100

100 or 75

100 or 75

100 or 75

100

75

100

75

100

75

100

75

Low Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

BUILT IN

FJ-LX-FQ

NONE

FJ-U

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

FJ-H

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

FJ-MX-F

NONE

FJ-MX-FQ

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-UMX

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-HMX

Nozzle Name Nozzle Model #

MAX-FORCE MDF12A, MDJ12A

MAX-MATIC MDF18A, MDJ18A

MDF17A, MDJ17A

FQ125**, FQS125** Quadrafog

Metro 1

Metro 2

Thunderfog

Mid-Matic

ME1*

ME2*

FT200*, FTS200*, FT250*,

FTS250*, JT250*, JTS250*

HM-**

Mid-Force

HML-*

HMD-**

HMDL-*

Handline

Dual-Force

H-**

HL-**

HD-**

HDL-**

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UE-125 EDUCTOR 125 GPM

Water Flow

Setting GPM

100-500

100-500

100-500

125

125

125

125

Nozzle

Pressure psi

100

100

80

100 or 75

100

75

100 or 75

Low Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

FJ-LX-FQ

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

NONE

70-200

70-200

70-200

70-200

95-300

95-250

95-300

95-250

100

75

100

75

100

75

100

75

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-LX-HM

FJ-H

FJ-H

Multi-Expansion

Foam Attachment

NONE

FJ-MX-FQ

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-MX-FT

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-MX-HM

FJ-HMX

FJ-HMX

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7.0 TROUBLE-SHOOTING

SYMPTOM

Weak Foam or

No Foam

POSSIBLE CAUSE

Eductor picks up too much foam

Percentage Knob is set at higher percentage

Eductor inlet pressure is lower than 200 psi

REMEDY

Select desired percentage

Set the eductor inlet pressure to 200 psi

Wrong metering head

Out of foam or nearly empty

Percentage knob is OFF or in wrong percentage

Percentage ball is plugged or partially plugged

Use correct metering head

Refi ll Tank

Select desired percentage

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

Hose being used which is too long or too small in diameter Change the hose to correct length and diameter per 5.0

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

Hose kinks

Pick up tube plugged or partially plugged

Nozzle is not fully open

Nozzle size is smaller than eductor’s rating

Debris in nozzle

Foam gets thick when cold

Straighten the kinked hose

Clean out the plugged pick up tube

Fully open the valve on the nozzle

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

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

Select Another Foam

8.0 WARRANTY

Task Force Tips, Inc., 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 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 or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

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

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

ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE MADE BY TFT BEYOND THAT STATED IN THE DOCUMENT.

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

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9.0 DRAWINGS & PARTS LIST

5

6

7

1

2

3

4

8

12

9

10

11

37

36

35

34

33

32

13

31

39

38

35

14

15

17

41

18

19

20

21

16

25

26

22

23

24

27

40

28

29

30

42

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9.0 DRAWINGS & PARTS LIST

ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY PART

1 10-24 X 1/2 SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW 1 VT10-24SH500

2 PALM BUTTON - RED ANODIZE 1 UE250

3 RETAINING RING 11/16" EXTERNAL

4 BUTTON SPRING

5 PROPORTIONING KNOB

1

1

1

VR4285

UE205

UE240

6 SPRING HELICAL COMPRESSION

7 3/16" BALL - TORLON

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

9 BACK FLUSH PIN

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

BALL 60 GPM - NO GROOVES

11

BALL 95 GPM - 1 GROOVE

BALL 125 GPM - 2 GROOVES

12 7/64 X 5/8 HDP SPIROL PIN

13

METER LABEL 60 GPM

METER LABEL 95 GPM

METER LABEL 125 GPM

14 METER HEAD

15 BALL 3/8" - POLYETHYLENE

16 SEAT: PROPORTIONING BALL

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

18 BARB FITTING

19 HOSE CLAMP

20 SUCTION HOSE 1"ID 1.25"OD CLEAR

21 SUCTION WAND

22 SPRING - LOCKER RING

23 O-RING-219

24 LOCATION RING

3

3

1

1

VM4195

V2120-TORLON

VO-008

1 UE220

1 VO-115

UE230

1 UE231

1 UE232

1 VP109X625H

1 UL200

1 UL201

1 UL202

1 UE235

1 VB375PE

1 UE335

1 VO-117

1 UE310

2 UE340

1 UE320

1 UE330

1 UE215

1 VO-219

1 UE245

ITEM DESCRIPTION

25 1/4" BALL - 302 STAINLESS STEEL

26 LOCKER

27 CHECK DISK

NAME LABEL - 60GPM EDUCTOR

28

NAME LABEL - 95GPM EDUCTOR

NAME LABEL - 125GPM EDUCTOR

EXIT 60 GPM 1.5"NPSH - NO GROOVES

QTY PART

6

1

V2125

UE210

1 UE225

2 UL210

2 UL211

29

EXIT 60 GPM 1.5"NH - NO GROOVES

EXIT 95 GPM 1.5"NPSH - 1 GROOVE

EXIT 95 GPM 1.5"NH - 1 GROOVE

EXIT 125 GPM 1.5"NPSH - 2 GROOVES

2 UL212

1 UE100IF

1 UE100NF

1

1

1

UE101IF

UE101NF

UE102IF

EXIT 125 GPM 1.5"NH - 2 GROOVES

30 INTERSECTION

1

1

UE102NF

UE120

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

32 BLENDING TUBE 60GPM - NO GROOVES 1 UE110

BLENDING TUBE 95GPM - 1 GROOVE 1 UE111

BLENDING TUBE 125GPM - 2 GROOVES

33 3/16" BALL - 302 STAINLESS STEEL

34 O-RING-134

35 1/4-28 X 3/16 SET SCREW

36

COUPLING 1.5"NPSH

COUPLING 1.5"NH

1

34

1

1

1

1

UE112

V2120

VO-134

VT25-28SS187

HM697I

HM697N

37 GASKET - 1.5" HOSE COUPLING

COUPLING 2.5"NH ROCKERLUG

38

COUPLING 2.5"NPSH ROCKERLUG

39 GASKET - 2.5" HOSE COUPLING

40 CHECK SPRING

41 O-RING-214

42 5/16-18 X 1/4 SOCKET SET SCREW

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

V3130

HM677N

HM677I

V3190

UE228

VO-214

VT31-18SS250

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

CAUTION

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

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10.0 FOAM BUCKET ARRANGEMENT

The foam suction hose is matched to the eductor and must not be lengthened or foam fl ow will be reduced resulting in weak foam.

(as shown in location D). The other three locations (A, B, & C) show the recommended foam bucket arrangement.

CASE A

CORRECT

CASE B

CORRECT

CASE C

CORRECT

10.1 FOAM SUPPLY LOGISTICS

CASE D

INCORRECT

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

DANGER

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

11.0 MAINTENANCE

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

TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.

MADE IN USA • www.tft.com

©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2004 - 2009

3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA

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

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