National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Valve – Shut Off, 1 1/2”

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for obvious damage including burrs and thread damage, gaskets missing or damaged, a female collar that must turn freely if applicable, and inspect for damage caused by fire exposure.
  2. Return to stock if item is clean, passes inspection and is in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if deficiencies are discovered during the inspection process and item requires cleaning.
  4. Dispose of item if damages are not repairable or item has sustained damage caused by fire.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Clean in a mild detergent with brush and scouring pad or use parts washer or high pressure wash to remove foreign matter such as mud, dirt or grease. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Do not soak for extended periods of time as detergent will corrode the metal.
  3. Stand upright with barrel in open position to drain water and dry.

B. Repair

  • Replace missing or damaged gaskets or components that are serviceable.

C. Testing for Performance

  1. Install valve on test pump.
  2. Turn on water to pump and open valve to expel air then close valve.
  3. Turn on pump
  4. NFES #001201 and NFES #001207 test at 300 PSI for 3 minutes.
  5. NFES #000835 and NFES #000738 test at 100 PSI for 3 minutes.
  6. Inspect for leaks around the gasket and at the handles while on test pump.
  7. If valve leaks, repair as necessary or dispose of through local procedures.
  8. Retest after repairs are made.

D. Repackaging

  1. Ensure item is completely dry prior to packaging.
  2. Packaging:
    • Use NFES #008066 carton (12” x 9” x 10”) for the following: NFES #001201, #001207 standard pack of 20 EA per carton. 
    • Use NFES #008064 carton (10” x 8” x 6”) for the following: NFES #000835 standard pack of 50 EA per carton. 
    • Use NFES #008076 carton (8” x 4” x 4”) for the following: NFES #000738 standard pack of 10 EA per carton.


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