National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Valve – Automatic Check and Bleeder 1 1/2” NH-F

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for missing parts (valves, plugs, and gaskets). Inspect for missing or damaged handle, damaged threads and fire exposure damage.
  2. Return to stock if item is clean, passes inspection, and is in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if item exhibits damage that is repairable and item passes testing.
  4. Dispose of item if damaged beyond repair, fails Testing for Performance and cannot be repaired, or show signs of fire damage.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Wash with mild soap, brush if necessary.
  2. Rinse thoroughly and stand upright to dry.
  3. Lubricate female coupling with appropriate dry lubricant such as graphite. Wipe off excess.

B. Repair

  1. Replace missing or cracked gaskets and handle.
  2. Lubricate female coupling with dry lubricant such as graphite.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Install valve on test pump.
  2. Fill with water; close handle.
  3. Attach caps or nozzle for testing.
  4. Test for leaks at 300 PSI for 3 minutes.
  5. Inspect for leaks around female coupling, the male flange, under the top of the handle shaft, on the bottom end of the handle shaft, and in the casing.
  6. Remove from test pump and ensure the check valve (flapper is operational).
  7. Retest valve after any repairs are made.

D. Repackaging

  1. Dry completely prior to packaging.
  2. 10 EA in NFES #000228 carton (12” x 12” x 8”).


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