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MANUAL: SHO-FLOW
Flow Indicator Operations
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
This instruction manual is intended to familiarize firefighters and maintenance personnel with the operation,
servicing and safety procedures associated with the SHO-FLOW® flow indicator.
This manual should be kept available to all operating and maintenance personnel.
Read instruction manual before use. Operation of this device without understanding the
manual and receiving proper training is a misuse of this equipment. A person who has not
read and understood all operating and safety instructions is not qualified to operate the
SHO-FLOW® flow indicator.
WARNING
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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE
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The member companies of FEMSA that provide emergency response
equipment and services want responders to know and understand the
following:
1. Firefighting and Emergency Response are inherently dangerous
activities requiring proper training in their hazards and the use of extreme
caution at all times.
2. It is your responsibility to read and understand any user's instructions,
including purpose and limitations, provided with any piece of equipment
you may be called upon to use.
3. It is your responsibility to know that you have been properly trained in
Firefighting and /or Emergency Response and in the use, precautions,
and care of any equipment you may be called upon to use.
4. It is your responsibility to be in proper physical condition and to maintain
the personal skill level required to operate any equipment you may be
called upon to use.
5. It is your responsibility to know that your equipment is in operable
condition and has been maintained in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in death, burns or other
severe injury.
FEMSA
TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.
MADE IN USA •www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2007
Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 147, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • www.FEMSA.org
2800 E. Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
LIS-300 June 20, 2007 Rev00
1.0 MEANING OF SAFETY 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 Z535.4-1998 the definitions of the three signal words are as follows:
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially 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.
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Sho-Flow water flow indicator is designed for installation behind a nozzle or on the outlet of a pump panel to quickly
determine the flow present in the hose line and the pressure where the Sho-Flow is installed. Any firefighting, training, or
testing operation that utilizes hose lines or nozzles is a potential application for the Sho-Flow. The Sho-Flow will work best
if the amount of turbulence from elbows, valves, wyes, etc. is minimized both downstream and upstream of the unit, as with
any flow measuring device.
The Sho-Flow is intended for use with water or solutions of water and foam concentrate. It is not intended for use with pure
foam concentrate, compressed air forms, hydrocarbons or other liquids. The Sho-Flow is not intended for continuous
outdoor storage, because direct sunlight may cause damage to the electronics. Extended storage in hot, or cold
environments will shorten battery life. An arrow indicates the direction of flow. Reverse installation will not damage the flow
indicator but incorrect readings will result.
2.1 CORROSION
All parts of the a SHO-FLOW flow indicator are aluminum hardcoat anodized for corrosion protection. The effects of
corrosion can be minimized by good maintenance practices. See Section 7.0 for maintenance.
2.2 USE WITH SALT WATER
Use with salt water is permissible provided the SHO-FLOW flow indicator is thoroughly cleaned with fresh water after each
use. The service life of the SHO-FLOW may be shortened due to the effects of corrosion and is not covered under
warranty.
3.0 SPECIFICATIONS
US
METRIC
Weight
2.5 LBS
5.5 KG
Flow Range
30-125 GPM
100-475 LPM
50-200 GPM
175-750 LPM
70-300 GPM
250-1100 LPM
Flow Accuracy
± 10 GPM
± 40 LPM
Pressure Accuracy
± 5 PSI
± 0.5 BAR
Non-recoverable
pressure loss @ max flow
5 PSI
0.5 BAR
Max Operating Pressure
250 PSI
17 BAR
Hydrostatic Test Pressure
800 PSI
55 BAR
Standard Inlets
1.5"-9 NH Female
1.5"-11 BSP Female
Standard Outlets
1.5"-9 NH Male
1.5"-11 BSP Male
Material Used
Expected Battery Life
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
6061-T6511 Aluminum, Acetal, Stainless
Lithium 24 hrs, Alkaline 10 hrs
32° to 158° F
0° to 70° C
0° to 70° F
-35° to 85° C
4.0 OPERATION
1) Press ON/MODE button to turn on electronics.
2) Display will toggle between flow and pressure with a red or green light to indicate pressure or flow. Also while
displaying flow, numbers will flash.
3) Pressing the ON/MODE button for ~1 second will lock the display on flow. Pressing again will lock the display on
pressure. Pressing a third time will turn the unit off.
4) Anytime the pressure is less than 10 psi for 1 minute, the Sho-Flow flow indicator will automatically turn off.
5) If the display indicates “- - - -“, the flow is too low to be displayed.
6) The Sho-Flow may be programmed to give an audible flow warning.
WARNING
Kinks in supply hose may reduce water flow and cause injury or death to persons
dependant on water flow. When the SHO-FLOW is attached directly to a fixed supply, it is
recommended that an outlet elbow be used to minimize risk of hoseline kinks.
WARNING
The Sho-Flow is not rated for use in explosive atmospheres.
CAUTION
The SHO-FLOW must be properly connected. Mismatched or damaged connectors may
cause leaking or uncoupling under pressure and could cause injury.
5.0 FLOW WARNING SETPOINT PROGRAMMING
1) Press and hold the ON/MODE button for 30 seconds. Release when (PSI) LED blinks and display clears.
2) Adjust water flow to the desired low flow warning level. Display will indicate flow.
3) Press and hold ON/MODE button until (BAR) LED turns on. Release button.
4) (GPM) LED should now be blinking.
5) Adjust water flow to the desired high flow warning level. Display will indicate flow.
6) Press and hold ON/MODE button until (LPM) LED turns on. Release button.
7) Verify that display cycles through low flow and high flow warning setpoints.
8) Programming is complete.
If flow warning setpoints are programmed, display will cycle through low flow warning setpoint and then high flow warning
setpoint when unit is turned on.
If the flow warning setpoints are programmed, an alarm will sound during the following conditions:
Low Flow: Water flow is greater than the minimum rated flow of the device and less than the low flow setpoint
High Flow: Water flow is greater than the high flow setpoint
6.0 CHANGING BATTERY
When the battery power gets low the display indicates
"LO BATT" but continues to operate until dead.
1) Recommended battery: 9V lithium.
2) Alkaline batteries are acceptable, but battery life is
significantly less.
3) Using 1/16” hex key loosen screws for battery
compartment lid and pry lid up using small flat blade
screwdriver.
4) Replace battery.
5) Replace lid, be sure not to pinch wires between lid
and case. Wires cannot be under battery.
6) Turn screws only until contact. DO NOT TIGHTEN.
Hex Screw
Battery
Compartment
7.0 MAINTENANCE
No maintenance is required. No calibration is required under normal circumstances. If unit becomes damaged and does
not display correct data, send it back to the factory for service.
CAUTION
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 (1998 edition), 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.
CAUTION
Any alterations to the SHO-FLOW flow indicator and its markings could diminish safety
and constitutes a misuse of this product.
8.0 WARRANTY
Task Force Tips, Inc., 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940 ("TFT") warrants to the original
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purchaser of its SHO-FLOW flow indicator ("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 2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6940, 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.
TASK FORCE TIPS, Inc.
MADE IN USA •www.tft.com
©Copyright Task Force Tips, Inc. 2007
2800 E. Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
LIS-300 June 20, 2007 Rev00
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