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MANUAL: HAND HELD AUTOMATIC
PRESSURE CONTROL NOZZLES
ULTIMATIC, MID-MATIC & HANDLINE
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 Ultimatic, Mid-Matic and Handline fire fighting nozzles.
This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.
ULTIMATIC
with Lever Handle
ULTIMATIC
with IMPULSE Trigger
Valve System
MID-MATIC
with Lever Handle
MID-MATIC
with IMPULSE Trigger
Valve System
HANDLINE
with Lever Handle
TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.
MADE IN USA • www.tft.com
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3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
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DANGER
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE
The member companies of FEMSA that provide emergency response
equipment and services want responders to know and understand the
following:
1. 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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Table Of Contents
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS
2.0 SAFETY
3.0 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 NOZZLE FLOW CHARTS
4.2 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 FLOW CONTROL
5.1.5.1 IMPULSE TRIGGER LOCK
5.1.5.2 IMPULSE TRIGGER CLOSING SPEED ADJUSTMENT
5.2 PATTERN AND FLUSH CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
5.2.1 PATTERN CONTROL
5.2.2 FLUSH CONTROL
6.0 USE WITH FOAM
6.1 FOAM ASPIRATING ATTACHMENTS
7.0 USE OF 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 indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
DANGER
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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (or equivalent) signs indicate specific safety-related instructions of procedures
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 Ultimatic, Mid-Matic and Handline nozzles are designed to provide excellent performance under most fire
fighting conditions. Their rugged construction is compatible with the use of fresh water (see section 3.4 for saltwater use) as well as
fire fighting foam solutions. Other important operating features are:
Slide valve for excellent stream quality at all valve positions
•
Quick-acting pattern control from straight stream to wide fog
•
Stainless Steel Spinning Teeth or Molded Rubber for full-filled fog pattern
•
“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
SERIES
FLOW RANGE
NOMINAL PRESSURE
STANDARD COUPLING*
GPM
L/min
PSI
BAR
ULTIMATIC
10-125
40-500
100
7
1,1-1/2 NH or 1-1/2 NPSH
ULTIMATIC and IMPULSE
TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM
10-100
40-400
75
5
1,1-1/2 NH or 1-1/2 NPSH
MID-MATIC
70-200
260-760
100
7
1-1/2 NH
MID-MATIC and IMPULSE
TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM
70-200
260-680
75
5
1-1/2 NH
70-180
260-680
55
3
1-1/2 NH
HANDLINE
95-300
360-1140
100
7
1-1/2 or 2-1/2 NH
95-250
360-950
75
5
1-1/2 or 2-1/2 NH
95-225
360-850
55
3
1-1/2 or 2-1/2 NH
* Other threads, coupling sizes, or connector styles can be specified at time of order.
Ultimatic, Mid-Matic and Handline nozzles are available in several models. Some common models are shown in figure 1.
OW
FL
COUPLING
ON
CONTR
OL
BARREL LABEL
STREAM
SHAPER
OFF
NAME LABEL
VALPARAISO IN 46383-6040 +1.219.462.6161 800.348.2686
RUBBER
GASKET
NOZZLE WITH VALVE
and INTEGRAL PISTOL GRIP
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
4 POSITION LOCK
TRIGGER
ON
OFF
NOZZLE WITH IMPULSE TRIGGER VALVE SYSTEM
FIGURE 1 COMMON MODELS AND TERMS
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3.2 SPECIFICATIONS
3.2.1 MECHANICAL
Maximum nozzle inlet pressure with
valve shutoff
Ultimatic
800 psi
55 bar
Mid-Matic
300 psi
21 bar
Handline
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 graphs in figure 2 show the typical performance of ULTIMATIC, MID-MATIC, and HANDLINE 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.
FLOW (LPM)
200
600
800
1000
1200
ULTIMATIC
FLOW RANGE
120
MID-MATIC
ULTIMATIC
8
100
HANDLINE
80
6
MID-MATIC
FLOW RANGE
60
4
HANDLINE
FLOW RANGE
40
2
20
0
0
20
40
60
80
NOZZLE PRES SURE (BAR)
NOZZLE PRES SURE (PSI)
140
400
100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340 360
FLOW (GPM)
100 PSI (7 BAR) ULTIMATIC, MID-MATIC & HANDLINE
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FLOW (LPM)
200
400
600
800
1000
ULTIMATIC
FLOW RANGE
120
75 PSI MID-MATIC
75 PSI ULTIMATIC
100
8
75 PSI HANDLINE
6
80
60
MID-MATIC
FLOW RANGE
4
40
0
2
HANDLINE
FLOW RANGE
20
0
20
40
60
80
NOZZLE PRESSURE (BAR)
NOZZLE PRESSURE (PSI)
140
100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280
FLOW (GPM)
75 PSI (5 BAR) ULTIMATIC, MID-MATIC & HANDLINE
HMK and HK Series
200
100
Flow (l/min)
400
300
500
600
700
800
80
Nozzle Pressure (psi)
60
4
Handline
50
3
40
Mid-Matic
30
2
Nozzle Pressure (bar)
5
70
20
1
10
0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210
Flow (GPM)
55 PSI (3 BAR) MID-MATIC & HANDLINE
FIGURE 2 - Flow Characteristic Graphs
4.1 NOZZLE FLOW CHARTS
The following charts give specific examples of maximum flow rates for particular situations. Friction losses may vary due to differences
in hose construction resulting in flows different than those shown. For situations or lengths of hose not listed on the chart, approximate
flows can be calculated using conventional hydraulics.
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4.1 NOZZLE FLOW CHARTS
100 PSI
= 100 PSI ULTIMATIC
FLOW (GPM)
= 75 PSI ULTIMATIC
3/4" HOSE
150 ft.
100 PSI
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
75 PSI
1" HOSE
250 ft.
200 ft.
ULTIMATIC 125 Flow Chart
150 ft.
75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI
200 ft.
1 1/2" HOSE
250 ft.
150 ft.
200 ft.
250 ft.
75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI
125 10
22
—
19
—
17
23
53
20
47
18
42
150 16
25
13
21
11
19
34
61
29
54
26
49 100 125 85 114 75 106
175 20
27
17
24
15
21
42
68
36
60
32
55 125 — 110 —
200 23
30
20
26
18
23
50
75
42
66
38
60
—
— 125 — 110 —
225 26
32
22
28
20
25
56
82
48
71
42
65
—
—
—
— 125 —
250 29
34
25
30
22
27
62
88
52
77
46
69
—
—
—
—
—
—
300 34
38
29
33
26
30
72
99
62
86
54
78
—
—
—
—
—
—
350 38
42
33
37
29
33
80 109 70
95
62
85
—
—
—
—
—
—
400 42
45
36
39
32
35
90 117 78 103 68
93
—
—
—
—
—
—
450 46
49
39
42
34
38
98
99
—
—
—
—
—
—
500 49
52
42
45
37
40 105 —
90 117 80 106 —
—
—
—
—
—
600 55
57
48
50
42
44 120 — 100 —
90 117 —
—
—
—
—
—
—
84 110 74
70 108 60
97
50
89
95 118
(1) Number in each box indicates flow (GPM). (2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose.
(3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
7 BAR
= 7 BAR ULTIMATIC
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (BAR)
FLOW (LPM)
5 BAR
19mm HOSE
45M
60M
ULTIMATIC 125 Flow Chart
= 6 BAR ULTIMATIC
25mm HOSE
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
45M.
7 BAR
5 BAR
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
38mm HOSE
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
45M
7 BAR
5 BAR
75M
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
8.6
40
85
----
70
---- 65
10
60
95
50
80
40
70 130 230 110 205 100 185 380 475 320 430 285 400
12
75 100 65
90
55
80 160 255 135 225 120 210 475 ---- 415 ---- 360 445
14
85 115 75 100 70
85 190 285 160 250 145 225 ---- ---- 475 ---- 415 ----
15.5 100 120 85 105 75
95 210 310 180 270 160 245 ---- ---- ---- ---- 475 ----
85 200 75 180 70 160 265 410 225 365 190 335
17 110 130 95 115 85 100 235 335 195 290 175 260 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---21 130 145 110 125 100 115 275 375 235 325 205 295 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---24 145 160 125 140 110 125 305 415 265 360 235 320 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---28 160 170 135 150 120 130 340 445 295 390 255 350 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---31 175 185 150 160 130 145 370 ---- 320 415 280 375 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---34 185 195 160 170 140 150 395 ---- 340 445 305 400 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---41 210 215 180 190 160 165 455 ---- 380 ---- 340 445 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
(1) Number in each box indicates flow (LPM). (2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose.
(3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping. (4) 1 BAR = 100 KPA
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MID-MATIC
100 PSI
= 100 PSI MID-MATIC
1 1/2" HOSE
FLOW (GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
150 ft.
100 PSI
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
Flow & Nozzle Reaction Chart
200 ft.
75 PSI
= 75 PSI MID-MATIC
1 3/4" HOSE
250 ft.
150 ft.
75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI
200 ft.
2" HOSE
250 ft.
150 ft.
200 ft.
250 ft.
75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI 100 PSI 75 PSI
50
21
49
21
48
21
46
21
51
21
50
21
49
22
52
22
52
22
51
75
31
61
29
59
28
57
23
65
32
62
31
60
36
69
35
68
34
66
100
65
86
59
77
55
71
72
102
67
91
63
84
84
137
79
120
75
108
125 93
45
115
84
101
77
92
108 142
97
124
91
111 135 216 122 175 113 155
150
117 141 105 123
96
110
141 178 125 153 114 137 196
175
140 165 124 142 112 128 174 214 151 179 136 159
200
225
8
16
13
24
30
37
51
59
63
73
72
162 187
84
81
7
12
27
40
52
63
15
23
33
44
55
63
7
14
12
21
25
30
37
40
49
47
57
57
88
73
71
64
65
82
78
70
73
250 202 221 174 198 155 179
104
96
17
27
14
45
34
63
54
79
72
90
90
141 160 128 143 204
183 208 158 176 142 157
94
8
90
79
69
80
-----
105
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
8
14
32
48
16
25
40
55
7
13
29
44
16
24
36
49
8
18
15
29
41
61
69
91
---
101
---
---
---
175 204 157 179
---
198 222 176 198
---
63
78
91
68
79
87
102
95
218
---
112
---
57
70
81
91
61
70
79
86
194 215
100
91
-----
8
15
38
62
18
28
35
77
87
95
---
109
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
17
15
27
36
48
57
69
168 221 151 195
212
---
8
---
---
78
85
187 224
97
98
222
---
113
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS).
(2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
MID-MATIC
= 7 BAR MID-MATIC
7 BAR
38mm HOSE
FLOW (LPM)
REACTION
(KG)
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (BAR)
Flow & Nozzle Reaction Chart
45M
60M
5 BAR
= 5 BAR MID-MATIC
45mm HOSE
75M
45M
60M
50mm HOSE
75M
45M
60M
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
7 BAR
5 BAR
3.5
80
210
80
190
80
175
80
245
80
225
80
205
85
310
85
285
85
255
5.2
115 350 110 315 105 285
85
420 120 380 115 345 135 535 130 485 130 450
4
6
8
14
3
5
7
12
3
5
6
11
4
10
6
17
4
6
9
15
3
6
8
14
4
7
12
23
4
7
11
20
4
7
10
19
7
245 460 225 405 210 365 275 540 255 490 240 445 320 695 300 630 285 580
8.6
350 540 320 475 290 430 410 650 365 575 345 520 510 805 460 750 430 690
10
14
20
19
12
16
15
15
24
13
18
19
17
29
16
----
635
----
570 775
12
530 680 470 600 425 540 660 805 570 725 515 660
----
----
800
----
710 845
44
45
14
615 740 535 655 485 590 770
----
660 785 595 715
----
----
----
----
840
----
15.5
695 790 600 705 535 635
----
----
750 835 665 770
46
44
----
----
----
----
----
----
17
765 835 660 750 585 680
----
----
825
----
----
----
----
----
----
----
27
33
38
43
47
28
31
35
40
44
24
29
33
37
41
24
27
30
33
36
21
26
30
33
36
21
24
26
29
31
30
33
35
41
41
48
----
----
----
----
----
29
35
41
51
25
30
35
39
----
20
26
32
37
41
23
26
30
34
38
735 815
45
41
46
-------------
----------------
40
50
----------
43
-------------
26
25
445 615 395 540 365 490 535 740 475 660 430 600 740
18
31
33
36
17
22
20
28
18
25
15
41
24
20
11
35
51
-------
32
38
----------
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (LPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (KG).
(2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
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HANDLINE Flow & Nozzle Reaction Chart
100 PSI
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (PSI)
FLOW
(GPM)
REACTION
(LBS)
= 100 PSI HANDLINE
1 1/2" HOSE
150 ft.
1 3/4" HOSE
250 ft.
200 ft.
Note: For Nozzles with Serial # TFT-H465101
and/or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
= 75 PSI HANDLINE
75 PSI
150 ft.
200 ft.
2" HOSE
250 ft.
150 ft.
200 ft.
2-1/2" HOSE
250 ft.
150 ft.
200 ft.
250 ft.
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
100 PSI
75 PSI
50
47
16
49
17
46
15
47
15
45
14
45
15
50
18
51
18
49
17
50
17
47
16
48
16
52
19
53
20
51
18
51
18
50
18
51
18
53
20
54
20
52
19
53
20
52
19
53
20
75
59
25
64
26
58
23
60
24
56
30
57
23
60
26
72
31
59
25
66
27
58
25
63
25
63
27
90
39
62
26
80
34
61
25
75
32
65
30
122
55
65
30
115 65
30
51
110
44
100 85
42
96
41
69
31
84
35
123
125 100
50
55
90
45
109
44
120 135 255 127 222 122 205
53
70 121 65 105 63 108
82 98 120 147 107 130 97 118 142 198 137 175 126 157 245 300 223 290 205 280
40
43
61
67
55
57 108 54
74
93
80
71
65
72 134 155 120 146 110 135
101 116 150 177 165 156 122 141 197 240 175 210 149 190 323 327 312 317 281 307
49
51
78
82
65
68
63
64 106 114 93
98
79
88 182 187 175 177 155 165
145 111 127
150 126
55
65
55 56
65
30
75
32
82
40
115 76
50
36
102
45
72
35
92
40
100 148
50
66
91
45
127
58
85
41
166 130 145 117 130 178 204 156 174 142 160 239 278 210 242 190 217 351 352 340 340 330 330
175 142
75
76
66 65
60
58
95
95
83
78
75
73 130 134 113 115 101 102 217 220 204 203 190 191
185 146 160 134 145 203 222 177 198 160 180 275 296 243 271 218 244 375 376 362 364 352 352
200 165
87
85
75 73
67
65 109 105 94
94
84
74 151 152 123 130 118 115 252 247 231 252 217 219
-----
-----
-----
-----
373 375
245 247
250 201 217 174 189 157 170 247 269 216 233 194 209 320 330 295 305 265 285 ---
-----
-----
-----
394 395
270 275
201 161 176 146 157 227 250 197 216 177 194 310 314 270 290 242 267
225 185
98
94
85 81
86
72 124 119 106 101 94
90 172 174 148 146 132 127
106
102
92
87
83
79
135
123
116
110
103
98
180
190
164
163
145
140
---
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (GPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (LBS).
(2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
HANDLINE Flow & Nozzle Reaction Chart
7 BAR
PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE (BAR)
FLOW
(LPM)
REACTION
(KG)
= 7 BAR HANDLINE
38mm HOSE
45M
7 BAR
5 BAR
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
45mm HOSE
75M
7 BAR
Note: For Nozzles with Serial # TFT-H465101
and/or Manufactured after 12/01/2003
= 5 BAR HANDLINE
5 BAR
5 BAR
45M
7 BAR
5 BAR
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
50mm HOSE
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
45M
7 BAR
5 BAR
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
65mm HOSE
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
45M
7 BAR
5 BAR
60M
7 BAR
5 BAR
75M
7 BAR
5 BAR
3.5 178 185 174 178 170 170 189 193 185 189 178 182 197 201 193 193 189 193 201 204 197 201 197 201
7
8
7
7
6
7
8
8
8
8
7
7
9
9
8
8
8
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
242 220 227 212 216 227 273 223 250 220 238 238 341 235 303 231 284 246 462 246 435 246 416
5.2 223
14
11
20
12
10
11
13
10
12 14
11
12
11
11
12
18
15
12
11
15
14
25
14
21
7
322 363 261 318 246 284 310 435 288 386 273 348 379 560 344 481 322 454 511 968 481 840 462 776
29
19
49
19
14
16
14
15
18 23
16
20
16
18
23
30
26
20
19
24
32
55
29
48
466 341 413 310 371 454 556 405 492 367 447 538 750 519 662 477 594 927 1136 844 1098 776 1060
8.6 379
50
23
61
25
20
20
18
20
28 30
25
26
49
25
34
42
32
36
29
33
61
70
54
66
549 420 481 382 439 568 670 625 591 462 534 746 908 662 795 564 719 1223 1238 1181 1200 1064 1162
10 477
70
29
75
29
25
25
22
23
35 37
29
31
29
29
48
52
44
42
36
40
83
85
79
80
628 492 549 443 492 674 772 591 659 538 606 905 1052 795 916 719 821 1329 1332 1287 1287 1249 1249
12 538
86
34
87
34
30
29
27
26
43 43
37
35
34
33
59
61
52
51
46
46
98 100 93
92
700 553 606 507 549 768 840 670 700 606 681 1041 1120 920 1026 825 924 1420 1423 1370 1378 1332 1332
14 625
40
99
38
34
33
30
29
49 48
37
43
38
38
68
69
59
56
54
52 114 112 105 114 98
761 609 666 553 594 859 946 746 818 670 734 1173 1189 1022 1098 916 1011 --15.5 700
44
43
39
37
39
33
56 54
48
46
42
41
78
79
66
67
60
58
---
-----
-----
--- 1412 1420
--- 111 112
17 761 821 659 715 594 644 935 1018 818 882 734 791 1211 1249 1117 1155 1003 1079 ---
-----
-----
--- 1491 1495
--- 122 125
48
46
42
39
38
36
61
56
53
50
47
44
82
86
74
74
66
64
---
(1) Number on top in each box indicates flow (LPM), and number on bottom indicates nozzle reaction (KG).
(2) Flows may vary with brand or condition of hose. (3) Flows are approximate and do not reflect losses in preconnect piping.
The previous charts 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.
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4.2 REACH AND TRAJECTORY
Care must be taken to avoid dents or nicks in the nozzle tip because they can seriously affect the stream reach.
All reach testing was taken in still air conditions at an elevation of 30 degrees.
100 psi/ 7 bar Version
MODEL
BGH-125
SHOWN
ULTIMATIC 100 PSI (7BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
10-125 gpm @ 100 psi
40-500 l/min @ 7 bar
Ultimatic 100 psi (7 bar) Version
Curve
A
B
C
D
E
F
A
B
C
D
E
F
Flow (gpm)
10
25
50
75
100 125 (l/min)
38
95
189 284 379 473
Pressure (psi)
28
69
84
91
110 122
(bar)
1.9
4.8
5.8
6.3
7.6
8.4
Reaction (lbs)
3
10
23
36
53
(kgf)
1
5
10
16
24
32
A
B
C
D
E
70
75 psi/ 5 bar Version
ULTIMATIC 75 PSI (5 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
10-100 gpm @ 75 psi
40-400 l/min @ 5 bar
Ultimatic 75 psi (5 bar) Version
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Curve
A
B
C
D
Flow (gpm)
10
25
50
75
100 (l/min)
38
95
189 284 379
Pressure (psi)
26
46
59
69
80
(bar)
1.8
3.2
4.1
4.8
5.5
Reaction (lbs)
3
9
19
31
45
(kgf)
1
4
9
14
20
11
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100 psi/ 7 bar Version
MODEL
HM-VPGI
SHOWN
MID-MATIC 100 PSI (7 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
70-200 gpm @ 100 psi
260-760 l/min @ 7 bar
Mid-Matic 100 psi (7 bar) Version
Curve
A
B
Flow (gpm)
70
95
125 150 175 200 (l/min) 265 360 473 568 662 757
C
D
E
F
A
B
C
D
E
F
Pressure (psi)
83
89
93
95
98
96
(bar)
5.7
6.1
6.4
6.6
6.8
6.6
Reaction (lbs)
32
45
61
74
87
99
(kgf)
15
20
28
34
39
45
B
C
D
E
F
75 psi/ 5 bar Version
MID-MATIC 75 PSI ( 5 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
70-200 gpm @ 75 psi
260-760 l/min @ 5 bar
Mid-Matic 75 psi (5 bar) Version
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Curve
A
B
Flow (gpm)
70
95
125 150 175 200 (l/min) 265 360 473 568 662 757
Pressure (psi)
68
74
75
78
77
82
(bar)
4.7
5.1
5.2
5.4
5.3
5.7
Reaction (lbs)
29
41
55
67
78
91
(kgf)
13
19
25
30
35
41
12
C
D
E
F
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55 psi/ 3 bar Version
MODEL
HM-VPGI
SHOWN
MID-MATIC 55 PSI (3 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
70-180 gpm @ 55 psi
260-680 l/min @ 3 bar
Mid-Matic 55 psi (3 bar) Version
Curve
A
Flow (gpm)
70
125 150 180 (l/min) 265 473 568 681
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
Pressure (psi)
38
47
52
64
(bar)
2.6
3.2
3.6
4.4
Reaction (lbs)
22
43
55
73
(kgf)
10
20
25
33
B
C
D
100 psi/ 7 bar Version
MODEL
H-VPGI
SHOWN
HANDLINE 100 PSI (7 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
95-300 gpm @ 100 psi
360-1150 l/min @ 7 bar
Handline, 100 psi (7 bar) Version
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Curve
A
Flow (gpm)
95
125 200 300 (l/min) 360 473 757 1136
Pressure (psi)
91
100 100 126
Reaction (lbs)
46
63
13
B
C
D
101 170
A
(bar)
6.3
6.9
6.9
8.7
(kgf)
21
29
46
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75 psi/ 5 bar Version
MODEL
H-VPGI
SHOWN
HANDLINE 75 PSI (5 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
95-250 gpm @ 75 psi
360-950 l/min @ 5 bar
Handline, 75 psi (5 bar) Version
Curve
A
Flow (gpm)
95
125 200 250 (l/min) 360 473 757 946
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
Pressure (psi)
68
72
78
81
(bar)
4.7
5.0
5.4
5.6
Reaction (lbs)
40
54
89
113
(kgf)
18
25
40
51
A
B
C
D
55 psi/ 3 bar Version
MODEL
H-VPGI
SHOWN
HANDLINE 55 PSI (3 BAR) VERSION
Automatic Pressure Control Flow Range:
95-225 gpm @ 55 psi
360-850 l/min @ 3 bar
Handline, 55 psi (3 bar) Version
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Curve
A
Flow (gpm)
95
125 175 225 (l/min) 360 473 662 852
Pressure (psi)
48
52
60
71
(bar)
3.3
3.6
4.1
4.9
Reaction (lbs)
33
46
68
96
(kgf)
15
21
31
44
14
B
C
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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
VALPARAISO IN 46383-6040 +1.219.462.6161 800.348.2686
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 SHUTOFF
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 SHUTOFF
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 FLOW CONTROL
LOCK
TRIGGER
ON
WARNING
NOTE: THE TRIGGER RETURNS TO OFF
IF NOT HELD OR LOCKED
OFF
Do not intentionally release the nozzle while flowing 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 should 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 figure.5.1.5.2.
Slower
Close
Faster
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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5.2 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.
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 selector ring out of flush to continue normal operations.
WARNING
FIGURE 3 - Debris Screen
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.
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 fires.
• 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).
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7.0 USE OF NOZZLES
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL FIRE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
AND SUITABILITY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL’S USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT.
Many factors contribute to the extinguishment of a fire. Among the most important is delivering water at a flow rate sufficient to absorb
heat faster than 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.
8.0 APPROVALS
Many nozzle configurations carry the FM Approval rating, NFPA certification, or EN certification.
9.0 COLOR CODED VALVE HANDLE AND PISTOL GRIP
TFT nozzles with lever type valve handles are supplied with black valve handle covers and pistol grips. The handle covers and pistol
grips are available from TFT in various colors for those departments wishing to color code the nozzle to the discharge controls. A
colored handle cover set will be sent upon receipt of the warranty card by TFT. Your department’s name can also be engraved on the
covers (see warranty card for more information).
Handle covers are replaceable by removing the four screws that hold the handle covers in place. Use a 3/32” allen wrench when
replacing screws. Pistol grip is replaceable by following TFT instruction sheet LTT-108.
For standardization NFPA 1901 (A-4-9.3) recommends the following color code scheme:
Preconnect #1 or Bumper Jump Line
Preconnect or discharge #2
Preconnect or discharge #3
Preconnect or discharge #4
Preconnect or discharge #5
Preconnect or discharge #6
Preconnect or discharge #7
Foam Lines
Orange
Red
Yellow
White
Blue
Black
Green
Red w/ White border (Red/White)
Other Colors Available:
• Gray
• Pink
• Purple
• Tan
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
(1/2 in square drive)
Pistol Grip Cover
Adjusting Screw
(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 USA (“TFT”) warrants to the original purchaser of
its nozzles (“equipment”), and to anyone to whom it is transferred, that the equipment shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship during the five (5) year period from the date of purchase.
TFT’s obligation under this warranty is specifically limited to replacing or repairing the equipment (or its parts) which are shown by
TFT’s examination to be in a defective condition attributable to TFT. To qualify for this limited warranty, the claimant must return the
equipment to TFT, at 3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-9327 USA, within a reasonable time after discovery of the
defect. TFT will examine the equipment. If TFT determines that there is a defect attributable to it, TFT will correct the problem within
a reasonable time. If the equipment is covered by this limited warranty, TFT will assume the expenses of repair.
If any defect attributable to TFT under this limited warranty cannot be reasonably cured by repair or replacement, TFT may elect to
refund the purchase price of the equipment, less reasonable depreciation, in complete discharge of its obligations under this limited
warranty. If TFT makes this election, claimant shall return the equipment to TFT free and clear of any liens and encumbrances.
This is a limited warranty. The original purchaser of the equipment, any person to whom it is transferred, and any person who is
an intended or unintended beneficiary of the equipment, shall not be entitled to recover from TFT any consequential or incidental
damages for injury to person and/or property resulting from any defective equipment manufactured or assembled by TFT. It is agreed
and understood that the price stated for the equipment is in part consideration for limiting TFT’s liability. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
TFT shall have no obligation under this limited warranty if the equipment is, or has been, misused or neglected (including failure to
provide reasonable maintenance) or if there have been accidents to the equipment or if it has been repaired or altered by someone
else.
THIS IS A LIMITED EXPRESS WARRANTY ONLY. TFT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO THE EQUIPMENT ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE MADE BY TFT BEYOND THAT STATED IN THIS DOCUMENT.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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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. To help prevent mechanical damage, do not drop or
throw equipment.
11.1 FIELD LUBRICATION
All Task Force Tips’ nozzles are factory lubricated with high quality silicone grease. This lubricant has excellent wash out resistance
and long term performance in firefighting nozzles. If your department has unusually hard or sandy water, the moving parts of the
nozzle 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 for signs of damage. IF THE
NOZZLE IS OPERATING CORRECTLY, THEN NO ADDITIONAL LUBRICANT 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.
Spray into holes
Dual pressure nozzle
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.
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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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