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Hard Hitting Nozzle Types-Fact from Fiction

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Date June 04, 2019
Date June 04, 2019
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Which nozzles hit hardest? ​Read the article Hard Hitting Nozzle Types - Fact from Fiction to see how Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a fire stream. 

“A fire stream can be defined as a stream of water or other extinguishing agent after it leaves the fire hose and nozzle until it reaches the desired point. During the time a fire stream of water passes through space, it is influenced by its velocity, gravity, wind, and friction with the air. The condition of the stream when it leaves the nozzle is influenced by operating pressures, nozzle design, nozzle adjustment, and the condition of the nozzle orifice.” This is the opening statement from the IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook Chapter 7 – Fire Hose Nozzles and Flow Rates and clearly summarizes the rules that affect fire streams and their characteristics.