TFT’s FlipTip Smoothbore and Combination Nozzle

VALPARAISO, INDIANA – Task Force Tips‘s new FlipTip nozzle changes use with a simple flip of its twist-lock pivoting tip.

Now in full production, the FlipTip is the latest addition to TFT’s New Force product line. There are three different series of FlipTips available, each designed to fit unique needs and budgets:

  • FlipTip Only (with Two Smoothbores)
  • FlipTip Integrated Shutoff (with Two Smoothbores)
  • FlipTip Integrated Shutoff with One Smoothbore and G-Force Combination Nozzle (with the G-Force nozzle offering 18 model choices of fixed, selectable, or automatic nozzle combinations)

The FlipTip Only series is an ideal addition to any ball valve shut off. The front tip is easily removed, allowing for quick line extension. This model also features multiple smoothbore choices for both the front and the rear tip orifices, and quickly allows the initial attack team a choice of flows.

The FlipTip with Integrated Ball Shutof features a high volume ball shutoff, providing a single nozzle that offers a choice of hard hitting straight streams. Optional color-coded pistol grip and valve handle covers make for easy identification in the field (at no extra cost), while the detent style ball shutoff offers positive operator control in a compact, integrated design.

The third option is the FlipTip with Integrated Ball Shutoff and G-Force nozzle. “What’s special about this model is that the front part – the part you flip down – integrates your choice of fixed, selectable, or automatic G-Force nozzle,” said Rod Carringer, TFT’s Chief Marketing Officer. “It also offers a choice of 75 or 100 psi operational pressure, as well as all of the fog tooth designs. So you can go from a high flowing, integrated smooth bore in the back to a combination nozzle with just a flip of the hand. It’s a pretty neat concept.”

The FlipTip’s front component accepts one of four different orifice choices:  ½” 5/8″ 15/16″, and 1″. While providing flows from 50 up to 200 gpm, the tip can be easily removed, allowing hose to be connected and extended.

Similarly, the FlipTip’s rear component accepts one of five different orifice sizes: 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″, 1 1/8″ and 1 3/8″, providing water flows that start at 150 gpm. These uniquely tapered tip inserts are designed to offer water or compressed air foam streams, and are held securely in place during rugged initial attack operations.

To ensure maximum stream performance, TFT has incorporated a removable stream straightener into the FlipTip’s rear coupling design.

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For those attending FDIC 2013, please drop by and see the new Force line at Booth #3601, directly across from TFT‘s booth #3513.

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